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Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

“Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.”
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Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) warns of dangers in Home DNA tests

Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO) & Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) warn Home DNA data could be used to create targeted biological weapons!!
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Applied for Student Aid Online? Facebook Saw You

“For millions of prospective college students, applying online for federal financial aid has also meant sharing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, and zip codes) with Facebook, unbeknownst to them or their parents.” Surya Mattu and Colin Lecher report

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The Problem With Grandparents Posting Photos of Their Grandkids Online

Research indicates that oversharing will likely result in up to 7.4 million cases of identity fraud by 2030, costing future generations more than $900 million.

The average parent shares almost 1,500 images of their child before their 5th birthday.

So what’s the problem with posting photos of kids on Facebook, Instagram or other social media? The two biggest concerns are identity theft and child pornography.

One thing that’s important to understand is that social media “privacy” settings are not entirely private. March 26, 2022
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Here’s Why China Now Owns Toyota, Ford, GM, and Tesla

“Here’s Why China Now Owns Ford, GM, Tesla and Toyota”, says Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 54 years.
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The Great Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is an economist, a historian, a philosopher, and one of the greatest social theorists America has ever produced. His name is Thomas Sowell, and he might be the most important scholar you’ve never heard of. Jason Riley, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells his inspiring story in this short 5-minute video.
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Big Business Loves Big Government

“When government gets bigger, whether it’s through spending or taxes or regulation … big business benefits,” Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner explains.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wants government to impose a $15 minimum wage. “The problem is [Bezos] doesn’t want to just pay his own workers $15 [but] to outlaw other business models … smaller businesses that might not be as efficient,” Carney says.

Amazon can afford an army of warehouse robots, but mom and pop shops must pay actual people.

If they can’t afford $15, they go out of business. Carney adds: “Capitalism is a cutthroat thing, but this isn’t capitalism. When you turn to government to regulate your competitors out of business, we need to say, ‘No, this is wrong!'”

The video above includes more examples of how big business partners with big government to defeat smaller competitors.

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Liberty Winning?

“Thanks to property rights and free markets, humanity has achieved prosperity and freedom that our ancestors hardly dreamed about. For most of history, kings and tyrants ruled. They took and kept slaves, confiscated property, and waged decades-long wars.”
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Capitalism Wins

More and more, it seems people find it difficult to defend capitalism—even those who benefit from it most. But former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley takes a refreshingly different view: she thinks we should double down on it. Here’s why.
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Why Are Utilities So Expensive?

The cost of producing electricity has dropped significantly in the last decade. So why haven’t we seen those price drops reflected in our electricity bills? Charles McConnell, former Assistant Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration, answers this riddle.