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Fence Breach Leads to Human Smuggling Case

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Why Amazon Didn’t Pick Tucson for Its Headquarters

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Guest Editorial: The Park Dividend

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By Scottsdale Pinetop Many are familiar with the political slogan “Peace Dividend.” Popularized by President George H.W. Bush in the 1990’s, the term commonly refers to a state in which a country is no longer at war and its government can afford to reduce defense spending and reallocate it elsewhere. On a much smaller scale, [...]

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Hollywood Nepotism Helped Beget the Admissions Bribery Scandal

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It should not surprise us that the folks in Hollywood are disproportionately represented in those arrested in the academic bribery scandal. The first reason for this is related to law enforcement — if given a choice of investigating and arresting Joe Schmoe and investigating and arresting, say, Martha Stewart, the FBI is going to invest [...]

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I Thought the Media’s Horserace Approach of Covering Elections Couldn’t Get Any Worse Until…

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… we somehow decided that the first 24 hour fundraising amounts had any meaning whatsoever.  All this means now will be that campaigns now will queue up a slew of “pre-commitments” for donations ahead of the official announcement date.  Bundlers will be operating months ahead of time like advanced scouts, further making a mockery of, [...]

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Boeing 737MAX Failure Analysis

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This failure analysis from tweets by Trevor Sumner as picked up at Zero Hedge seem to fit the available facts — Boeing called the problem as the wrong software response to an erroneous instrumentation input, clearly the angle of attack sensor.  It also fits my experience from my 3 years doing failure analysis in a [...]

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Thinking About the College Admissions Bribery Scandal as Bootlegging Around A Cartel

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In the college admissions bribery scandal that is unfolding (with almost certainly more to come), parents were willing to spend up to $500,000 for something whose list price is like $50 (ie the application fee).  When I see this happen, I immediately think that there must be some sort of artificial shortage.  After all, why [...]

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Subtitles for One’s Own Language? I Turn Them On All Them Time

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The Wapo had a story about Danish theaters showing movies with subtitles, even for movies in Danish In recent weeks, many Danish have finally been able to understand their country’s actors again — thanks to subtitles. According to European news site The Local, Danish actors were criticized for mumbling to such an extent that many moviegoers had a hard time following the story [...]

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Leftist New Zealand PM irrationally blames guns for massacre

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Gun restrictions are coming to low crime New Zealand Following the horrific massacre killing at least 50 people and wounding another 50 in terror attacks targeting two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the government has responded with exactly the wrong message. In this Guardian article, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is gushingly and favorably compared to [...]

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