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Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Purchases Startup Accelerator Y Combinator For $266 Billion

Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Purchases Startup Accelerator Y Combinator For $266 Billion | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, has just posted a blog post announcing the Board of Overseers at the world's most successful accelerator. The list..

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Two Hundred and Sixty Six BILLION US Dollars Folks!!!

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That's a lot of money!

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‘Nigeria loses N433.62bn to oil theft yearly’

‘Nigeria loses N433.62bn to oil theft yearly’ | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
The Nigerian Navy has said that the country is losing about 100, 000 barrel of crude oil estimated at N1.18bn everyday to oil thieves who take the advantage of

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Is THIS a joke?

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malek's comment, March 27, 8:05 AM
Nigerian Grand Theft, lol
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Tim Scott: Why Marriage Matters for Fighting Poverty

Tim Scott: Why Marriage Matters for Fighting Poverty | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
After 50 years of the War on Poverty with little results, it’s time for a new path forward.

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Tim Scott

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Ad Comparing Circumcision to Child Molestation Has Moms Upset - The Stir

Ad Comparing Circumcision to Child Molestation Has Moms Upset - The Stir | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Circumcision tends to dredge up strong feelings on both sides of the debate, but one thing you may have heard from the pro-circ side of the argument i...
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Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows | The News Ledge

Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows | The News Ledge | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A new study, in the journal Psychology and Addictive Behaviors, is shining the light on another problem. Abuse of anti-anxiety and sleep medications.
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By the numbers: America's prescription drug addiction

By the numbers: America's prescription drug addiction | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Prescription drug abuse continues to be a growing problem across the country. Take a look at some of the stunning numbers behind our country's addiction to prescription medication.
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Marijuana?

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The Most Dangerous Cities in America - 24/7 Wall St.

The Most Dangerous Cities in America - 24/7 Wall St. | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Source: thinkstock.comThe number of violent crimes across the United States is estimated to have dropped by 4.4% in 2013 from the year before, according to data recently released by the FBI.
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Man gets 7 years for 'dream theft' of $5 million Stradivarius violin - Chicago Tribune

Man gets 7 years for 'dream theft' of $5 million Stradivarius violin - Chicago Tribune | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A Milwaukee man was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday for stealing a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert musician after a performance, court records showed.
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"Islamic" piece-of-shit uses Stun Gun to strong=arm rob Musician in WI.

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Man arrested for theft of more than $2K in turkeys from Kroger - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Man arrested for theft of more than $2K in turkeys from Kroger - Memphis Commercial Appeal | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
An Arkansas man has been charged with a pre-Thanksgiving time theft accused of selling frozen turkeys from Kroger without the store’s permission, police said.
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Bah humbug?

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Philadelphia officer in burning cruiser recounts heroism of teen rescuer - CBS News

Philadelphia officer in burning cruiser recounts heroism of teen rescuer - CBS News | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Officer Mark Kimsey says he'd still be sitting in his squad car if 17-year-old Joe Chambers hadn't intervened
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17 year old hero?

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Judge Posner and Fake Stash House Robbery Cases; Why Prosecuting Fake Crime Is Bad Policy

Judge Posner and Fake Stash House Robbery Cases; Why Prosecuting Fake Crime Is Bad Policy | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Another way the "War on Drugs" makes drug dealers more powerful.
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Twisted Law

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Presidency has lost credibility - The Missoulian

Presidency has lost credibility - The Missoulian | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
As an independent voter it’s clear this election’s not about political ideologies, but rather about the desperate need to restore integrity to America’s government.
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Sexual abuse allegations shut down football season at New Jersey school

Sexual abuse allegations shut down football season at New Jersey school | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Sexual abuse allegations surrounding locker room ritual shut down football season at New Jersey school.
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Hard Hitting Business Advice - Ouch!

Hard Hitting Business Advice - Ouch! | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it

Jack Ma believes people lose out in life because of these 4 reasons: Being myopic to opportunity, Looking down on opportunities, Lacking understanding, or Failing to act quickly enough. "You are poor, because you have no ambition." Go big, or go home. Otherwise, you’re wasting your youth.


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Billionaire's insight

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Drug policy in the UK and beyond - Virgin.com

Drug policy in the UK and beyond - Virgin.com | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Had two excellent days in London talking about drug policy and calling for an end to the failed war on drugs.
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Cane We #Trust a "democracy" such as South Korea; Whom cannot protect Our Envoy???

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Top 10 World's Best Intelligence Agencies 2014 | List Top Tens

Top 10 World's Best Intelligence Agencies 2014 | List Top Tens | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Top 10 World's Best Intelligence Agencies 2014
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CIA?

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Rare look inside secretive family court reveals parents struggling with poverty, addiction and mental illness

Rare look inside secretive family court reveals parents struggling with poverty, addiction and mental illness | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
The National Post was given access to this court for one day — a day that provides a snapshot of the unique challenges and the powerful impact good judges can make

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Been there, done that, regrettably....

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Boy, 15, fatally shot during attempted robbery on South Side

Boy, 15, fatally shot during attempted robbery on South Side | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A 15-year-old was shot and killed Saturday during an attempted robbery on the South Side, according to Chicago police. Police say Demacio Bailey, 15,  was standing on the sidewalk when he was appro...
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Chicago Gangs

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Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials to School Children in Florida | World Truth.TV

Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials to School Children in Florida | World Truth.TV | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
The Satanic Temple has announced that it will provide pamphlets on Satanism to students in Florida, following the school board’s decision permitting the distribution of religious materials.

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"religious material"???????

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Axis Sanctuary's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:00 AM

freedom is for all not for one . . . ..

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Postal Service Discloses Major Theft of Its Employees' Personal Data - New York Times

Postal Service Discloses Major Theft of Its Employees' Personal Data - New York Times | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
The agency told employees that an attack “potentially compromised” databases containing names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers.
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USPS "security disorder"?

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Arrest Made in UCLA Laptops Theft - NBC Southern California

Arrest Made in UCLA Laptops Theft - NBC Southern California | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A former student has been arrested in connection with the theft of 55 MacBook laptops from UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library and another theft at the school's Ackerman Student Union, campus police...
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DEPORT This Miscreant...WE DON"T WANT YOU IN AMERICA

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Water theft in California heightens state drought concerns - PBS NewsHour

Water theft in California heightens state drought concerns - PBS NewsHour | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Water has become the unlikely subject of black market dealings in some the California’s worst-hit areas. With nearly 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional drought -- the highest level of drought designated by the U.S.
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H2O is life or not

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A TED Talk on Drug Addiction Research

A TED Talk on Drug Addiction Research | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Every dollar invested in addiction research & treatment yields a return savings of 12 to 1. Watch Michael Nader's TED Talk on drug addiction research.
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TED Talks

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Santa Clarita Man Gets 213 Days For Child Molestation

Santa Clarita Man Gets 213 Days For Child Molestation | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
A Santa Clarita man pleaded no contest to a child molestation charge Monday, receiving a 213-day sentence and five years probation
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No contest??

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Barack Obama, bewildered bystander - The Elkhart Truth

Barack Obama, bewildered bystander - The Elkhart Truth | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration.
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Our President

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Gov. Bentley lines up to shoot at the feds, but lacks courage to speak truth - AL.com

Gov. Bentley lines up to shoot at the feds, but lacks courage to speak truth - AL.com | #AMERICA; Is The Dream Over? | Scoop.it
Without federal money Alabama would be a third world country, unable to care for its people, pave its roads, treat its ill or educate its students - much less keep Gov. Bentley in planes, SUVs and security guards.
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Alabama's quandary

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