Posts Tagged ‘poker’
* Oregon will pilot a delayed-tuition scheme that will tax students in the university system a flat rate of 3% for the next 24 years of their earnings. From the details provided, this appears absolutely unworkable on every level.
* The report, however, also provides clear evidence that the the nation is splitting into two; only 47% of Americans have a full-time job and those who don’t are finding it increasingly out of reach.
I guess what I’m saying is that I worry that a more or less permanent depression could end up simply becoming accepted as the way things are, that we could suffer endless, gratuitous suffering, yet the political and policy elite would feel no need to change its ways.
* Wisconssippi: Scott Walker Quietly Signs Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Into Law.
* In Japan, hikikomori, a term that’s also used to describe the young people who withdraw, is a word that everyone knows. Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms?
* And another great Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Definitely don’t miss the red button bonus panel this time.
Either President Obama is the world’s worst poker player, or he’s getting more or less the deals he wants.
* Must-read post from my friend Aaron Bady on coal-mining in Appalachia.
* Intergenerational warfare watch: Student loan debt poised to top a trillion dollars.
* Although it has still only released about 10% as much radiation as Chernobyl, Fukushima is now the second-ever accident to reach level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
* Either President Obama is the world’s worst poker player, or he’s getting more or less the deals he wants. For what it’s worth my friend Steve Benen thinks reports that Obama will endorse Simpson/Bowles tomorrow are overblown; I suppose we’ll see.
* And Donald Trump’s birtherism has now catapulted him to the top of the GOP field. Astounding. Well done, sir.
* Stephen Hawking says we shouldn’t talk to the aliens. Yes, but what if they’re trying to talk to us? Both links via MeFi.
* Jonathan Chait explains how not to play poker.