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Which would you prefer?

"Yes"

"Thank you"

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The Early Stage: There Are No Crowdfunding Secrets

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I’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking about crowdfunding strategies and, judging by the number of “Secrets of Crowdfunding” posts and expert talks out there, I’m not the only one trying to figure out how to crack this nut. (I’m one of the few, however, who’s trying to make a business of it.)…

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Dribbble Blog: Squarespace 6 Rebound Playoff

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We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Squarespace to celebrate the release of the all-new version of their fantastic website building service. The official Squarespace Rebound Playoff kicked off last Thursday and has already racked up 200 rebounds of, dare we say, some incredibly…

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The Euro

I received this interesting note from a friend last week, part of an ongoing discussion about the Euro and how it may affect the American election:



So what lies ahead for Europe? A bearish scenario with a substantial cheapening of the Euro vs the UKPound and vs the USD followed by the beginnings of a classic Europe-wide inflation? Or a bullish scenario: recovery and growth of the economies and increases in their rates of employment? I’m not bullish, are you? My concern about applying what sounds like a US-type solution to the European problem is that the US has the advantage of a unified set of laws affecting both its singular US banking system and its singular and unified economy (an economy that produces the unique powerhouse that is the US gdp). I can’t see how they can make an economic whole out of an economic patchwork quilt (without a brand new unifying political structure). It will forever look like a work in progress, not like finished goods. The US experience with its First Bank of the United States a couple hundred years ago is evidence of that. 

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The Cause of His Life (or Thank You, Massachusetts)

Dear God, please save journalism.​


"Mandate struck down — High court finds measure unconstitutional."  — CNN

"Supreme Court finds health care individual mandate unconstitutional."  — Fox News

​First, the QOTD, from Josh Marshall.


"This is an imperfect law. But what’s most important is that it provides a structure under which the country can make a start not only on universal coverage — as an ethical imperative — but on doing away with the waste and inefficiencies created by the chronic market failure of the US health insurance system. Again, that matters. And I suspect that there’s no going back."  — Josh Marshall


​Now for the right wingnut machine…


"Today, in a closed door House GOP meeting Thursday, Indiana congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence likened the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Democratic health care law to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to several sources present."  — Politico

What else fun happened?


"If government can mandate that I pay for something I don’t want, then what is beyond its power? If the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday paves the way for unprecedented intrusion into personal decisions, then has the Republic all but ceased to exist? If so, then is armed rebellion today justified? God willing, this oppression will be lifted and America free again before the first shot is fired."  — Former Michigan GOP Spokesman Asks If ‘Armed Rebellion’ Needed Over Supreme Court Ruling

"This government takeover of health care remains as destructive, unsustainable, and unconstitutional as it was the day it was passed, unread, by a since-fired congressional majority. Now as then, our first step toward real health care reform and economic renewal remains Obamacare’s full repeal, down to the last letter and punctuation mark. I urge every governor to stop implementing the health care exchanges that would help implement the harmful effects of this misguided law. Americans have loudly rejected this federal takeover of health care, and governors should join with the people and reject its implementation."  — Sen. Jim DeMint calling for unconstitutional nullification by states

But I save the most precious comment for last…​

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I know what you did last summer

Yeah, I did this…​



…and this, and this, and this…




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We did it.

Thank you for joining me and donating $40 for pediatric cancers research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center!​

Fundraising Goal: $4,000.00
Total Number of Gifts: 51
Total Value of Gifts: $4,794.40

It’s not too late to participate.

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Help Me Turn 40 and Fight Cancer

​My 40th birthday is next week and I’m thinking about cancer. I guess it’s not a surprise that it’s upsetting me, but didn’t expect it to be on my mind so much. I’m thinking about my cousins Harry and Suri and Shirley, of friends have lost siblings and parents, of people I love who are still fighting. I thought my anger and grief had mellowed. Nope. They’re just routinely pushed aside.

I’m turning 40.  I don’t need anything. I’m sick of stuff. I have a wife that loves me and kids that can’t wait to hug me when I get home.


"A man once asked the Buddha to grant his family a blessing. The Buddha thought for a moment, then replied, ‘Grandfather dies, father dies, son dies.’ The man was horrified, but the Buddha shrugged his shoulders. ‘What other way would you have it?’"  — Buddhist parable

No, I don’t need anything for my birthday. But I want something. I want you to help me give a child suffering from cancer a better chance of reaching their 40th birthday. I want you to help me fund critical research in pediatric cancers, so that tomorrow children and their parents will no longer suffer.

Please forget the gifts and cards and well wishes. Just join me and donate $40 to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to fund their research into curing pediatric cancers. 

Thank you.

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Can you guess who won this game?

Stat​

​Shots

Shots on target​

Corners​

Offsides​

Fouls committed​

Yellow cards​

Ball possession​


Team 1​

​24

7

20​

1​

14​

1​

55​


Team 2​

​6

3​

1​

2​

26​

4

45​



Unbelievable will to lose.

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The Raconteurs (Feat. Pete Townshend)

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The Raconteurs feat. Pete Townshend - The Seeker

turn it up. 

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