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Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

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tedgould
2 days ago
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Love the idea of newspapers making money, a little uncomfortable with Facebook becoming the marketplace for it though.
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Voter fraud is real, and we must stamp it out

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tedgould
2 days ago
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Hopefully the Governor will listen to his own advice: "Low voter turnout means fraudulent mail-in ballots could be more of an outsized factor in the race's outcome." The easiest way to make fraud, which will never be zero, insignificant is to increase the number of people voting.
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D-FW home prices still 'unsustainable' in new analyst report

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tedgould
2 days ago
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While the market may be overvalued, it won't drop until we have enough supply. Being 10% overvalued doesn't seem like much either considering in some areas that was the annual increase in value.
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Outgoing Ethics Chief: U.S. Is ‘Close to a Laughingstock’

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Walter M. Shaub Jr., the departing head of the Office of Government Ethics, said actions by President Trump and his administration had created a historic ethics crisis.

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tedgould
4 days ago
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Sure, making the ethics office have more teeth would help, but it will always be slow. We need to increase the consequences of ethics violations. For instance, if a politician uses their position to make money off a property, I think the whole property should be forfeited to the government. Simple, yet would likely make politicians much more careful.
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Why the world's biggest investor backs the simplest investment

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Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.
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tedgould
4 days ago
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A big fan of index funds, but I never knew the history of them.
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Collin County residents face 'unacceptable' risk as population surge swamps deputies, sheriff says

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tedgould
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Frustrating how Collin County officials have been brow beating other governments with their supposed superior management of budgets while they were putting officers at risk.
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