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Saturday, 26 July 2014 |

Our Peach Pie Workshop

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Measured in happiness, I feel pretty wealthy when eating the harvest of our peach tree and our baking handiwork.

The positive returns from focusing on intractable problems diminish rapidly.  Since most of us have little control or power over geopolitics, central bank policies, etc., the only payoff from studying these issues is to clarify our...
Saturday, 26 July 2014 |

The Roundup for July 25th, 2014

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Hey everyone! Enjoy your Friday and the weekend ahead.

International Politics

Overall

- Pew: 56 percent of civilians polled globally have confidence in President Barack Obama compared to 23 percent who have confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin

- Omar Barghouti, founder of the BDS movement, discusses on The Real News  growing opposition...

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Dell must have been rummaging through their warehouses, as they’ve just brought back a limited supply of its non-touch Inspiron 17R laptops at clearance pricing. As long as you’re ok with a third-gen Intel processor, you can snag this Core i5 packing desktop replacement right now for just $490, a huge discount off the original p...
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(RNS) Rabbi Regina Jonas' grim task was to meet the incoming trains and provide counseling to the frightened and bewildered Jews arriving at the Theresienstadt concentration camp....

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The internet encyclopaedia announces ban in response to "persistent disruptive editing" - such as describing Donald Rumsfeld as a "alien lizard" - by anonymous users in House of Representatives...
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As Anna points out, there are indeed moments of poignancy in the pari passu litigation, largely having to do with the fact that, days from a major sovereign default induced in no small part by their rulings, the US courts only now seem to be discovering basic facts about the case. The transcript of the most recent hearing before the district court

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July 25, 2014 Monastic Conference

With the blessing of their diocesan bishops, the superiors (or their representatives) of monastic communities within the Orthodox Church in America gathered at the Chancery here for a “Synaxis” July 21-23, 2014.

In addition to spiritual fellowship and mutual upbuilding and encouragement, common concerns and the

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In an interview with Boom Bust's Erin Ade, Alex Daley believes Puerto Rico offers an excellent opportunity for investors, noting that the"entrepreneurial climate there is absolutely fantastic." Alex cites the free trade zones, manufacturing incentives, and service export incentives as positive factors for businesses.

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Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe was born in New York City in 1931 and spent his early childhood in Peoria, Illinois, where he lived near his future wife, Rosemary. He moved to Houston with his parents at the age of six, attended Lamar High School, and enrolled at Texas A&M. But when Wolfe

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