The Astounding Link Between the P≠NP Problem and the Quantum Nature of Universe — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium

The Astounding Link Between the P≠NP Problem and the Quantum Nature of Universe — The Physics arXiv Blog — Medium.

Good talk, Russ.

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At NRA Event

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself At NRA Event.

Just wanted to note that this happened.

Hence it’s a statistical certainty if we can just have enough NRA events, this problem will sort itself out.

Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes | WUWM

Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes | WUWM.

This is a solid data point for us not living in a rational country.

And Now You Know *Why* Ted Cruz is a Lying Idiot: Apples and Trees

Cruz has made headlines lately with similarly controversial comments. At an event sponsored by the gun rights advocacy group OK2A and the anti-government Tulsa 9.12 Project in November, Cruz claimed that God ordains capital punishment.

“You know, the Bible is so clear,” he said. “Go to Genesis Chapter 9 and you will find the death penalty clearly stated in Genesis Chapter 9 … God ordains the death penalty!”

Cruz also argued that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to an unjustified outpouring of hate-speech accusations. “You preach Romans Chapter 1 in your church, you’re going to be called before a court for hate speech,” Cruz said.

In his February speech, Cruz promoted the abolishment of political correctness. “We have been guilty of following two things that we totally have to throw aside. Number one is political correctness,” Cruz said. “We have been destroyed by political correctness. And we must learn to tell the truth unequivocally.”

The 74-year-old tea party icon also attributed “all the civil rights” that African-Americans have achieved to Republicans.

“Let’s talk about the black population. All the civil rights that the African Americans have obtained have come from Republicans,” Cruz said. “But you know what, Democrats took the credit.”

via Ted Cruz’s Father: Black People ‘Uninformed’ And ‘Deceived’.

The stupid is deep with communists…especially failed ones.

Mitch McConnell’s ties Ukrainian Foreign Policy to Domestic Republican Fundraising

So why does the same senator, Chopivsky asks, tie up IMF funding important to Ukraine because of a domestic political dispute over nonprofits, known as 501(c)(4)s?

“I would hope that my old friend Mitch McConnell could separate the issues and treat the IMF and Ukraine aid separately from 501(c)(4)s and political fundraising,” Chopivsky said in an interview.

via Mitch McConnell’s foreign policy evolution – David Rogers –

So essentially the GOP *has to have* anonymous donations legal in order to keep working as a political party.  When the nation learns that 20 people fund 80% of the GOP effort, my guess is that even the dumbest of derpers will realize they are being used as Koch suckers.

This is something that Mitch McConnell can simply not let happen.  Letting the citizens of the United States see behind the curtain of campaign finance is to be avoided at all costs…even the cost of allowing a new curtain, another iron one, to start being erected.

Found Someone Willing to Give the Government Free Money…Twist…His Name is Matt Drudge

Multiple tax experts have also since explained that the estimated tax filing doesn’t even have a way to designate a specific sum as satisfying the penalty.

So as one tax expert put it to the Huffington Post: “For whatever reason, Matt Drudge has decided to give the government an interest-free loan.”

via The Bizarre Case Of Matt Drudge And His Obamacare ‘Liberty Tax’.

This is the kind of stuff that happens when you start to believe your own bullshit.

More People With Money to Spend Is Good for Economy (No Shit Sherlock department)

The two charts below help illustrate the relationship between inequality and GDP growth (on the left), and redistribution and GDP growth (on the right). The authors note a “strong negative relationship” between inequality and growth – as inequality increases, growth numbers decline. Turning to the redistribution chart, the nearly-flat line indicates a weak (and if anything, positive) relationship between redistributive policies and GDP.

via Obama was right: To boost the economy, spread the wealth.

Anyone who runs a business would prefer to have 10,000 customers with $100,000 each than 1 with a $1,000,000,000.

What these studies do is formalize that notion, and illustrate the degree to which it helps growth to avoid the latter situation.


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