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This 28-Year-Old's Startup Is Moving $350 Million And Wants To Completely Kill Credit C... - 0 views

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    There's a tiny 12-person startup churning out of Des Moines, Iowa.Dwolla was founded by 28-year-old Ben Milne; it's an innovative online payment system that sidesteps credit cards completely.Milne has no finance background, yet his little operation is moving between $30 and $50 million per month; it's on track to move more than $350 million in the next year.Unlike PayPal, Dwolla doesn't take a percentage of the transaction. It only asks for $0.25  whether it's moving $1 or $1,000.We interviewed Milne about how he is building a credit card killer and Square rival from the middle of the nation where VCs and press are scarce.
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Failure Is Good - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    By next Wednesday, the so-called supercommittee, a bipartisan group of legislators, is supposed to reach an agreement on how to reduce future deficits. Barring an evil miracle - I'll explain the evil part later - the committee will fail to meet that deadline.
    If this news surprises you, you haven't been paying attention. If it depresses you, cheer up: In this case, failure is good.
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Occupy and anarchism's gift of democracy | David Graeber | Comment is free | guardian.c... - 0 views

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    The US imagines itself a great democracy, yet most Americans despise its politics. Which is why direct democracy inspires them
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Chris Hedges: This Is What Revolution Looks Like - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig - 0 views

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    Welcome to the revolution. Our elites have exposed their hand. They have nothing to offer. They can destroy but they cannot build. They can repress but they cannot lead. They can steal but they cannot share. They can talk but they cannot speak.  - 2011/11/15
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The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality - Salon.com - 0 views

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    What amazes me most whenever I write about this topic is recalling how terribly upset so many Democrats pretended to be when Bush claimed the power merely to detain or even just eavesdrop on American citizens without due process.  Remember all that?  Yet now, here's Obama claiming the power not to detain or eavesdrop on citizens without due process, but to kill them; marvel at how the hardest-core White House loyalists now celebrate this and uncritically accept the same justifying rationale used by Bush/Cheney (this is war! the President says he was a Terrorist!) without even a moment of acknowledgment of the profound inconsistency or the deeply troubling implications of having a President - even Barack Obama - vested with the power to target U.S. citizens for murder with no due process.
    Also, during the Bush years, civil libertarians who tried to convince conservatives to oppose that administration's radical excesses would often ask things like this: would you be comfortable having Hillary Clinton wield the power to spy on your calls or imprison you with no judicial reivew or oversight?  So for you good progressives out there justifying this, I would ask this:  how would the power to assassinate U.S. citizens without due process look to you in the hands of, say, Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann?
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Glenn Greenwald Explains How The Law Is Used To Destroy Equality & Protect The Powerful... - 0 views

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    October 25, 2011 MSNBC
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Cooling the warming debate: Major new analysis confirms that global warming is real - 0 views

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    ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2011) - Global warming is real, according to a major study released Oct. 20. Despite issues raised by climate change skeptics, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study finds reliable evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature of approximately 1°C since the mid-1950s.
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A manifesto for regime change on behalf of all humanity | Ana Sofia Suarez and Shimri Z... - 0 views

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    Inspired by protests from Tunis to New York, activists and people's assemblies have collaborated on a vision for a new global governance
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