Feb. 4th, 2014

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Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live
New submitter Max McDaniel writes to point out this live stream of the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham concerning the viability of creationism in a scientific age taking place at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky (of which Ham is the founder). Note: the presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern; the live feed is likely to remain less interesting until then.

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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
Gr8Apes writes "Hitachi has created a 'perfect virtual boss' The company is manufacturing and selling a device intended to increase efficiency in the workplace called the Hitachi Business Microscope (paywalled). 'The device looks like an employee ID badge that most companies issue. Workers are instructed to wear it in the office. Embedded inside each badge, according to Hitachi, are "infrared sensors, an accelerometer, a microphone sensor and a wireless communication device." Hitachi says that the badges record and transmit to management "who talks to whom, how often, where and how energetically." It tracks everything. If you get up to walk around the office a lot, the badge sends information to management about how often you do it, and where you go. If you stop to talk with people throughout the day, the badge transmits who you're talking to (by reading your co-workers' badges), and for how long. Do you contribute at meetings, or just sit there? Either way, the badge tells your bosses.'"

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It's official, Puerto Rico GO Bonds are no longer investment grade.

By Michael Aneiro - Barrons

Standard & Poor’s just became the first of the big three rating agencies to finally cut Puerto Rico’s credit rating to junk status, citing Puerto Rico’s limited liquidity and questionable access to debt markets. S&P lowered its rating on the commonwealth’s general obligation debt by one notch to BB from BBB-, keeping the new rating on negative watch for a possible further downgrades

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  • Navajo
  • Cherokee
  • French
  • Samoan
  • Inuit
  • Hawaiian
  • Spanish
  • Chamorro

Those are some of the languages acquired by the United States during its expansion through the 1800's and the 1900's. This were not acquired due to immigration. If you do not know what I am talking about, go back and read a book about the history of the United States of America.

I think that there is an education problem in the U. S.


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