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@Pharoah_Gama The obvious con of taking the nuptial risk is losing half the shit you worked all that time to get.

It’s getting tossed out back into the dating pool significantly older than one would like to be dating, with significantly lighter pockets than one would like to have.
@Pharoah_Gama Divorce sucks for dudes.
@Pharoah_Gama I can only speak for me.

My wife’s love is worth the nuptial risk. I don’t really gotta worry about losing half my shit cuz we not going nowhere. That my nigga.

Having a partner for the entirety of my 20’s, with no kids, gives me a unique perspective
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1/A bit abt last 20 years of property taxes in #JerseyCity & how it can inform problems w school funding in 2018.
This is #JerseyCity’s 3 tax levies (Levy=amount raised by property taxes to help fund the budgets).
Red line is city tax. Green is County. Orange is @jcps_district
2/Notice how much city taxes have gone up in last 20 yrs. last 10 yrs in particular. The school tax have gone up, but at at slower clip. This slower growth results in smaller base on which to increase local revenue in ‘18
3/now let’s look at smaller suburbs nearby. Like Montclair (smallish city), & Maplewood, small town w few businesses to pay taxes. Some diversity but not as much as JC, and more homogenous wealth than JC (which has disparate wealth ie very wealthy & very poor)
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1/If anyone is wondering why the #PayrollTax is needed in #JerseyCity to help fund @jcps_district schools, here's a thread. This is admittedly complicated & fraught w/ legacy & external issues (eg 2% cap) but ultimately public can/should engage & understand this LOCAL problem.
2/ I created a #NJ #PropertyTax dashboard to show property tax history for last 20 years in NJ. Here's the link:…
Drill into #JerseyCity (w/in Hudson County). And you'll see tax base growth & also property tax levy growth for City, County, & BOE.
3/ Notice tax base growth of #JerseyCity from 1988 to 2017 (lower left chart). We have largest tax base in entire state in '17. On lower right, notice City property taxes (red line), which correlates somewhat w/ tax base growth (it's going up)...
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As a programmer, an inventor and an author, I have used and benefited from intellectual property protection all of my professional life. That is, I have used patents, copyrights, and trade secrets in my work. 1
Interestingly, up until the early 1990s, software was not patentable in the USA. As a software inventor, this bothered me. It seemed clear that there were some things in software that should be protectable. 2
I didn’t think algorithms as a class should be patentable, but specific applications of algorithms that accomplished a focused goal, very much like the existing standard for mechanical patents, should be. 3
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Excellent write-up by J. Flores at FRN on Russia going along with western narrative over the IL-20 jet downed on Monday.
That French frigate Auvergne shot down the plane is a long shot, but #NATO wanting to sever #Russia#France ties is nothing new.…
Summing up the facts that led to, and followed, the downing of a Russian IL-20 plane.

1/ #NATO has strongly opposed the #Idlib campaign from #Syria & #Russia, warning a response to a chemical attack and then – to secure an escalation – on any attack.…
2/ One #NATO member also strongly opposed to the #Idlib campaign, but for all different reasons: #Turkey reinforced its backed rebels in Idlib with support (after striking out the #HTS on its books) and weapons.…
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Listening in on @NIPSCO's 20-year planning meeting. NIPSCO is one of Indiana's five investor-owned utilities, located in NW Indiana. Owner of one of Indiana's five super polluters, Schahfer in Wheatfield. #RepowerIndiana
NIPSCO is like @VectrenIndiana in that it is also a gas company, and has second-highest rates in the state after Vectren. #RepowerIndiana
@VectrenIndiana Our @beyondcoal organizer and her team in Michigan City have been doing amazing work for the last year. Excited to hear what NIPSCO announces today in terms of its plans for how it will provide power in the future. #RepowerIndiana
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1/ #Telfam So I found some information on this website that supports Vodacom/M-PESA partnership further.…

This is a list of countries and who they are a remittance corridor for. Thanks world bank! Out of space.. on to the next tweet in the thread...
2/As per the roadmap, only 2 of the 5 countries targeted in Africa are considered to be corridors (Cash-in). That would be Tanzania and Kenya. The other three are (Cash-out): Algeria, Tunisia, Ugansa. Now pay attention to who they are Cashing out to.(Keep Rwanda in mind too)
3/ So as you can see from the images who is being remitted from and too and interestingly enough. All of them are remitting to each other. Either cash-in or cash out of the countries.(Except Algeria and Tunisia but we'll get back to them in a bit) Let's dive a bit deeper.
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In an effort to give more control and value to content creators of color, women, LGBT, poor, disabled and immigrants I decided to launch a streaming service HUeMAN.TV The aim is to offer a support system within media and television for underrepresented communities…
The idea is to offer content that is free to view and free of advertising so that the stories represented can be authentic to the audience and not guided by ad buys that target straight white men exclusively.
In order to do this, shows of the network like mine will need support.
Though anyone can watch online for FREE at anytime… our site will rely on voluntary monthly donor subscribers (similar to Netflix, Hulu, Spotify) to cover production & costs rather than paid ads. Your monthly recurring gift of any amount as little as $1 can make an big impact…
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It’s Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

17 years ago, I was in Greeley, CO. My great-grandmother had just died and we were starting to plan her funeral in Denver a couple days away. Family was coming in, but not for a couple days. #September11
On Monday, I had worked out a plan. We would get all our stuff done early the next day and then we would order pizza and stay in the hotel Tuesday night. I was thrilled because the season premiere of my 2d favorite TV show, JAG, was to be 9/11/01.
We were on vacation when my grandma passed, so we were allowed to stay up late. I was 13. I think I stayed up until at least midnight reading.
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... @LisaMei62 posted this and I put it into a thread and added some links for reference. Hope it helps. Here we go>>> "Anon put together a list of bullets that lend credibility to the theory that Mueller isn't targeting @realDonaldTrump." #TheMoreYouKnow #MAGA #MAGA2018
1) Points consistent with the theory that Mueller is not targeting Trump. (Contrary to what is widely ASSUMED) *Trump tweets vs Mueller: Would you antagonize someone investigating you? Would your lawyers allow it?
2) Flynn sentencing delays (3x) (According to this article it has been 4 times)…
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Blessed Be Your #LaborDay and enjoy this video:… and know...
1) The Work Of Our Hand - The Sweat Of Our Brow - It Builds Our Character - Reveals Purpose In Struggle - And Adds Meaning To Life.
2) "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
~ Teddy Roosevelt
3) "When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
~ Helen Keller
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அரியலூர் மாவட்டம் பொன்பரப்பி அஞ்சல் மதகளிர் மாணிக்கம் எனும் கிராமத்தில் துரைசாமி – பதூசி அம்மாள் ஆகியோருக்கு மகனாக 1945 ஆம் ஆண்டு பிறந்தார். இவருக்கு ஒரு தங்கை உண்டு.

கோவையில் வேதியியல் பொறியியல் படித்தார்.
இளம் வயதிலேயே பொதுவுடைமைக் கருத்தில் நாட்டம் கொண்ட இவர் 1969 –ல் இந்திய கம்ஸயூனிஸ்ட் கட்சி மார்க்சிஸ்ட் – லெனினிஸ்ட் (ML)-ன் மாபெரும் போராளி சாரும் மஜும்தாரின் அறைகூவலான ’’ மக்கள் விடுதலை” எனும் முழக்கத்தினை ஏற்று மாணவராக இருந்தபோதே அவ்வியக்கத்தில் தன்னை இணைத்துக் கொண்டார்.
ML இயக்கத்தின் மாபெரும் முன்னோடி AMK என்கிற கோதண்டராமன் அவர்களுடன் இணைந்து ”மக்கள் போர்க்குழு” உறுப்பினராகப் பணியாற்றினார்.
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1/ FYI: @JC_Gov Tax Base value now $34B, post-Reval (note: this excludes abated property). 2018 tax levy of ~$125M assumed a base of about $29B.
Applying same rate on $34B = $136,000,000. @JerseyTogether UFB is here:…
@stateaidguy @CouncilmanYun
2/ I don't understand Abatements data-doesn't make sense to me. Will call Tax Office tomorrow to inquire. Tab 6 Abatements still has $2.7B, which was pre-Reval (24% ratio) value. Monaco North building alone is still valued at $20M - same value it had in 2015. @Civic_JC
3/ Here's the "Assessments" summary from "UFB-5 Tax Assessments" tab and it shows summary of Tax Base (on left). On Right shows exempt properties incl "Other Assessments" at $11B. That's presumably the abatements (that makes sense for post-Reval value). @EllenXSimon @cjkovach16
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This President being an "unindicted co-conspiritor" is so "Catch 22" it hurts. Here's why (thread)
1/ @MichaelCohen212's testimony and a growing mountain of evidence would surely be enough to bring an indictment for anyone BUT a sitting President.
2/ A freaking "Memorandum Opinion" for the Attorney General delivered in 2000 provides the most recent guidance on "A sitting President's amenability to indictment or criminal prosecution."…
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While everyone is feeling all their good feelings about John McCain, let’s take a second to unpack why: he was a sane, decent man that reached across the aisle, and he didn’t make deplorable personal attacks.

If you’re a Trump supporter, and you’re a fan of McCain - or other
veterans like McCain - it might be well worth remembering that Trump has spent the last few years ridiculing him for having been captured and tortured as a prisoner of war.

Even in recent weeks, when a bill that had McCain’s name on it came before Trump to sign, he spent an
entire day actively not mentioning him, much to the ire of other Republican leaders.

I think people are mourning McCain, because he reminds us that there was a time not that long ago when we could still put politics aside and just be people with one another.
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DOJ's (@TheJusticeDept) Criminal Report on 2 #IranianRegimeSpies is damning. #Thread highlights via @WashTimes:
1- "Court documents raise the possibility that Tehran’s hard-line Islamic regime is hunting for bombing and assassination targets." #Iran #MEK
2- @WashTimes: "On a wiretap, Mr. Ghorbani, a California resident, is heard singling out an opposing figure for assassination. “M…..F needs one, one shot,” he said. He is scheduled for a detention hearing on Tuesday." #Iran #IranianRegimeSpies #MEK…
3- @Washtimes: "European police broke up an alleged #Iran|ian plot to ignite a bomb at an #MEK rally outside Paris this summer.
"Documents show how easily Iranian saboteurs can move in and out of the U.S."
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Xi Jinping's "strategy for understanding & responding to what is going on in a nation of 1.4 billion relies on a combination of surveillance, AI & big data to monitor people’s lives & behavior in minute detail."
"The bloggers, activists & lawyers are also being systematically silenced or imprisoned, as if data can give the government the same information without any of the fiddly problems of freedom."
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Two Iranian-Americans Charged With Spying on Jewish, Israeli Facilities via @freebeacon…
The two Iranian individuals—identified as Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, an Iranian citizen and resident of California—the Islamic Republic.
They were allegedly acting on behalf of the government of the Islamic Republic of #Iran by conducting covert surveillance of Israeli and Jewish facilities in the United States, & collecting identifying information about American citizens and U.S. nationals who are members of #MEK
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Dr. Jack D. Minzey died Sunday, 8 April 2018
Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as author of numerous books, most of which were on Education and the Government's role
This is the last of his works:
Civil War
How do civil wars happen?
Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are
how you decide who's in charge.
That's the basic issue
here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each
other but accept the election results, you have a country.
When you stop accepting election results, you have a
countdown to a civil war.
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I don't know if it's cool to share this, but it was a public thread so fuck it:

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Okay, here's my thread on Brennan having his security clearance stripped, offered because I'm seeing a lot of Twitter experts expressing profoundly ignorant opinions about national security issues.
First, though, a disclaimer: I haven't held a security clearance in years, and my own clearance was strictly low-level. I'm not passing myself off as an expert here, but I am at least informed.
First, "He doesn't need a clearance," or, "He hasn't held a government job in years." Here's why that argument is so off. The clearance follows the person, not the job.
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@tutor2uEcon @lindayueh /1 A central bank is in no way equipped to directly drive the factors of economic growth. The influential factors for economic growth are: Fiscal policy: tax policy (tax rates & savings, the mix of taxes & Marginal Effective Tax Rates on investment in particular). Labour policy:
@tutor2uEcon @lindayueh 2/ Labour policy (education, training, retraining; and other factors related to enabling people to ups kill and learn about better paying jobs they can be productive in). Related to this is education & training systems to help get that training available. Also R&D: private ...
@tutor2uEcon @lindayueh 3/ R&D: private and public sector development of ideas at some point into goods and services saleable to the world. policy affects this as well for good or ill. Also trade policy affects growth by enabling the purchasing/sale of goods and services. Also investment policy ...
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If patients are the enemy, call in sick today.
Set to work on your spiritual condition.*
Keep calling in every day until you’ve set it right.
*I use this term a lot and people don’t know what I am talking about.

Spiritual Condition manifests as compassion, forgiveness, empathy, gratitude, generosity. It’s not those things though. It the feeling of wholeness, safety, strength, connectedness, appreciation.
For many humans, spiritual condition is something that happens to them. An accident. “I’m having a good day today!”

Same with bad days. “Everyone is a jerk!” “I’m so unlucky!”

This serves many purposes, mainly that your spiritual condition becomes someone else’s fault.
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1/The #HudsonCounty freeholder meeting is packed. Many here due to controversial #ICE contract. These are your freeholders:
Jerry Walker
Albert Cifelli
Anthony Romano
Anthony Vainieri
William O’Dea
Caridad Rodriguez
Kenneth Kopacz
Joel Torres
cc @StPaulsChurchJC @MigrantCenterJC
First time at one of these meetings. Space is large, each freeholder has designated seat similar to City Council. Like city/BOE meetings they are doing student awards and such upfront before ongoing business/votes. cc @TheLocalJC @JerseyTogether @NJ08forProgress @Mahmoud4Congres
FYI there are 21 counties in NJ.
566 municipalities roll up into those counties.
Hudson County has about 15 or so towns including #JerseyCity, Bayonne, Hoboken, more.
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