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Dana Blankenhorn
Atlanta, GA
Technology Journalist, author, freelance
Interests: You can find me reporting regularly at Seeking Alpha and http://www.youtube.com/investorcandytv
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No one should ever have to die arguing about that. Your view of God, my view of God, they're all valid until someone comes back from death with evidence of who's right.
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The Inconvenient Truth of our time is that life must be re-engineered, and the balance of nature re-built, if our species is to have any hope. This is the war the generation we call “millennials” will be fighting, all their lives. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dana Blankenhorn
Satellites are slow. OK as a last resort, but wireless on old TV bands can deliver far more bandwidth to rural areas.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on What is the Internet? at Dana Blankenhorn
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There is always another election. And there is always a reckoning for stupid. In this case, stupid loses its money.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on Stupid In, Stupid Out at Dana Blankenhorn
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Money doesn’t like losses. Money reacts negatively to losses. Money hasn’t been losing, yet, but when it does Trump and the GOP will face the combined anger of Silicon Valley and New York City. No one can stand against that. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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You want to blame Democrats when grandma gets kicked out of the nursing home next year? Good luck, but she’s still going to be sitting in front of your TV watching her “stories” instead of letting you see the sports. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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There remains very little real estate in the industry that’s not being occupied by politicians working for political purposes Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The cloud, apps, and the end of retail are, together, tearing America’s suburbs apart. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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In my studies of history here over the last decade I have learned that every crisis is based on the unfinished business of previous crises. We are taught in school how the Civil War was made inevitable by the compromises of the Constitution. But the Civil War is still being... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The time has come to confront evil with good, and lies with truth. If Google isn’t to go down in history as the ultimate evil, this is what it must do. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Today there are many goods and services We, The People want and need, but for which there is no business model that works only through private actors. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Millions of people are slowly being drawn out of the regional or national orbit of baseball, football and basketball, into the international orbit of soccer. Imagine what it will mean when you see a bunch of white kids wearing Club America jerseys a few years from now? Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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I’m predicting a falling dollar alongside rising interest rates, and a continuing fall in asset prices. Anyone buying a house today is likely to be underwater by the end of the year. When money costs more, housing goes down. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
When you look in a mirror, left is right and right is left. We tend to look at what we see as it is, not as its reflection. Probably why no one else has written about Trump as Carter.
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MLS ran away from the NASL model from the beginning. It's socialism. The "state" (the league) retains control of all the teams. The system is designed to make dynasties impossible, as with the NFL. Spending in most areas is strictly limited. Where Atlanta United is unique is its heavy investment in the Academy and its willingness to invest its Designated Player money in unproven players like Almiron and Martinez. Also Tata Martino. In Tata we trust.
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It can. Asked at last night's 6th District debate what their top priority was, the Republican said "tax cuts." The Democrat said "voting rights."
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2017 on The 28th Amendment at Dana Blankenhorn
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If people like Donald Trump and Paul Ryan can get the support of most Americans, with all Americans being given an equal right to be heard, that’s one thing. But that is not what has happened. And that needs to be the issue before the Republic, today and every day, until the peoples’ rights are restored. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
Jeff: I get it. But you're looking at this from your own political perspective. Look from above, not at left or right, right or wrong, but with an eye toward the center. It looks different. So does our time. Carter ran further to the left than America was willing to go, and Democrats paid the price of a generation. Now Republicans have done the exact same thing, and will pay in the exact same way.
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Time is the gating factor in our lives. The more money you have, the more time you can buy. The more machine time, the more human time. Those who can’t afford the time are going to be a burden on their kids, or do without. A lot of folks are going to check out early. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The last thing that happens before any market crash is that prices go parabolic. We don’t see it because of where it’s happening. San Francisco real estate. Amazon.com common. Stuff that should be worth big money, but prices too big to be sustained. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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It would just be nice if someone in Atlanta media would explain Atlanta United. But they’re idiots.So I have to. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Cloud growth has become cloud mania. Cloud is marching to replace not only the poor people driving Ubers, but the rich people putting together reinsurance deals. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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The oil era was mercantilist. Will blockchain make the technology industry feudalist or will democracy demand something different? Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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Google executives got anything they wanted out of Obama. They’re getting nothing out of Trump. They have long memories. Unlike Trump, they are not stupid. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn
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All the pathologies Trump voters associate with the Inner City – the guns, the drugs, the lack of jobs, the hopelessness – they’re drowning in it. But the people there don’t feel responsible. It’s easier to project it onto others, to find a politics aimed at pissing off liberals and sending the foreigners away. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Dana Blankenhorn