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Plant removal project provides jobs, helps environment - ABC30.com

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Freedom Is Good for Design: An Interview with Adrian Bejan | The Freeman - since freedom is always interesting

Freedom Is Good for Design: An Interview with Adrian Bejan | The Freeman - since freedom is always interesting | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

Adrian Bejan is a professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University. So why on earth are we talking to him? Bejan is the first person to articulate what could be one of the most important ideas since Darwin’s theory of evolution. He calls it the Constructal Law.

All this may sound highfalutin. But the idea is this: Systems survive when things flow better over time—all kinds of systems. In fact, this is what “life” is: flowing and changing (morphing) freely to flow/move more easily. From natural systems to human systems, when things flow better, we start to notice patterns in nature that are products of good flow. And if Adrian Bejan is right, this is one of the most important—and underappreciated—aspects of our world. Combine the insights of Hayek, the mathematics of Mandelbrot, and the biology of Darwin and you get something that might transform the way you see the world.


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I found this old interview and enjoyed how fresh and timely it still sounds. Some highlights:
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-The Freeman: Some people see comparisons between constructal phenomena and fractals. But fractals are mathematical descriptions, or perhaps abstractions. What’s different about your work, and what makes it the stuff of science?  

-Adrian Bejan: Fractal algorithms are descriptive. One picks the algorithm that leads to a “drawing” that resembles a natural image. (People rarely show you the multitude of algorithms that lead to drawings that look like nothing.) The Constructal Law is predictive: It teaches us how to discover the drawing and how to predict the evolution—the morphing—of the natural design over time. 
Description is empiricism and it is common, that is, diverse and abundant. But prediction involves theory, as well, and it is more rare because it unifies these abundant phenomena. Science needs both: the many small and the few large, the diversity and the unifying pattern. Both are delivered by the Constructal Law.
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-The Freeman: You have said, “Freedom is good for design.” At first blush, this would seem contradictory. Our readers are interested in emergent order. What do you mean by "design," and what are the implications for society? 

- Adrian Bejan: It is not contradictory at all—the opposite (design without freedom) is nonsense, because one cannot have design in nature (live, morphing to flow more easily over time) without freedom to change.
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Trump Upsets Republican Strategy to Avoid Shutdown

Trump Upsets Republican Strategy to Avoid Shutdown | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
With a government shutdown looming, the House planned to vote Thursday on a spending bill that would avert a crisis. But President Trump upended the G.O.P. strategy.
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Pro-Turkish hackers hijacked ex-Fox News hosts’ Twitter accounts and sent Trump private messages: report

Pro-Turkish hackers hijacked ex-Fox News hosts’ Twitter accounts and sent Trump private messages: report | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
FACEBOOK, TRUMP NEWS, U.S. NEWS Pro-Turkish hackers hijacked ex-Fox News hosts’ Twitter accounts and sent Trump private messages: report NOOR AL-SIBAI 16 JAN 2018 AT 19:48 ET On Tuesday evening, reporter Yashar Ali pointed out that the Twitter accounts of former Fox News hosts Greta Van Susteren...
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What is the House Freedom Caucus, and who’s in it?

What is the House Freedom Caucus, and who’s in it? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
We've confirmed the identities of 36 members of the caucus, and they are among the most conservative and recently elected of Republican representatives.
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In unusual move, White House to ask Supreme Court to rule on DACA before appeals court

In unusual move, White House to ask Supreme Court to rule on DACA before appeals court | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will rush to the U.S. Supreme Court within a few days by skipping over a federal appeals court, hoping for quick action in the legal battle over shutting down the DACA program.
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Sessions is a name associated with cold hearted punishment and condemnation more than justice.... It is a good thing he is a cowardly man or he might have been a mass murder or rapist with his cold hearted disregard for the struggles of others and inability to feel remorse or empathy for others. Surely a man deserving of Trump’s latest “SH” nickname as title earned.
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The Democrat Trumpworld fears most

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In recent weeks, the president has been handicapping the prospective 2020 field and finding potential challengers wanting.
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Why Bernie Sanders Democrats Are Raining on the Oprah Parade

Why Bernie Sanders Democrats Are Raining on the Oprah Parade | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Moby claims CIA asked him to post about Trump and Russia

Moby claims CIA asked him to post about Trump and Russia | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Moby claimed in an interview that his friends in the CIA asked him to spread the news that President Trump has ties to Russia.
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25 richest countries in the world

25 richest countries in the world | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Income inequality has become a hot button political issue in the United States over the last several years.
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House Fails to Protect Americans from Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance

House Fails to Protect Americans from Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The House of Representatives cast a deeply disappointing vote today to extend NSA spying powers for the next six years by a 256-164 margin. In a related vote, the House also failed to adopt meaningful reforms on how the government sweeps up large swaths of data that predictably includ
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First Nation Telegraph

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First Nations Telegraph, Aboriginal News from Australia
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Indiana Carrier plant to lay off 215 workers on Thursday

Indiana Carrier plant to lay off 215 workers on Thursday | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The pending layoffs became a flashpoint during the 2016 election when Carrier's parent company United Technologies announced it would cut 2,100 jobs in Indiana.
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I think the State should have not backed Trumps bribe and should have looked for a way to use that 5 million to start up an employee owned competitive business with their highly trained local labor. At the same time Advertise and publicly disgrace Carriers move to injure the company by its earned poor publicity.
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Trump’s secret plan to scrap Obamacare

Trump’s secret plan to scrap Obamacare | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The document, revealed for the first time by POLITICO, shows that despite the chaos surrounding repeal, the administration had an elaborate plan to take apart the law using executive authority.
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Welll one might call it a plan to sabotage Obamacare or you might call it a plan to f..k Americans that need insurance most! After all Trump grabs what he wants to from people because he is a star. What is one dead, sick person or another to a guy like him anyway? Right? It’s all about him winning even if he had to stack his deck to do that!
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Schumer slams Cotton in face-to-face with Trump

Schumer slams Cotton in face-to-face with Trump | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Cotton said Schumer did not want him the room for the Dreamers’ talks ‘probably because I would get a good deal, and he wants a bad deal.’
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Want to tackle loneliness? Stop closing libraries

Want to tackle loneliness? Stop closing libraries | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Libraries have taken up the slack of countless parental and elderly services - closing them closes communities.
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I think the article is about UK libraries but the same things it mentions are happening here as well. These are wonderful ideas. My dad is recently going through extreme loneliness after losing his wife of 70 years.
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Fearing Trump blowback, Republicans duck 2018

Fearing Trump blowback, Republicans duck 2018 | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Politicians -- good ones, at least -- make their bones by knowing which way the wind is blowing. And right now, it's a gale force gust right in the faces of Republicans.
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'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members

'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Tuesday rocketed to the center of the public controversy surrounding the Trump campaign and Russia.
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A Michigan father, too old for DACA, is deported after three decades in the U.S.

A Michigan father, too old for DACA, is deported after three decades in the U.S. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jorge Garcia was brought to the country by an undocumented relative when he was 10.
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If we wanted to Deport Trump to his mother’s country of origin many would refuse him as Scotland was the Country that had 100,000 signatures asking the British Isles not to allow him there should he become president... I watched the parliament debate the issue for several hours one afternoon last year....pitiful portrayal of the man that would become our now famous Sh... Hole labeling, belittling, family ripping President.... irony is that online the nick SH seems to be taking hold... that is some-places it is being increasingly attached to nearly anyone supporting Trump. I saw Tim SH Cotton ... SH Trump and so forth... could be Trump just created his own most sticking nickname and image.... by extension the GOP may need to worry this becomes a party title... Party of the Good Old SHs.... “GOSH”... Instead or GOP..this article speaks as to why the title is being earned!
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Why Bernie Sanders Democrats Are Raining on the Oprah Parade

Why Bernie Sanders Democrats Are Raining on the Oprah Parade | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over

Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over
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Trump allies see 's---hole' controversy as overblown

Trump allies see 's---hole' controversy as overblown | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The White House believes it can brush off the latest racially-charged controversy confronting it, with allies arguing the blowback over President Trump’s disparaging remarks about “shithole” countries is just the latest example of overcooked media
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The biggest sh****hole out there is the one wearing the mouth that said this last week! The most worthless overcooked topic is President Sh**** hole in the opinion of the over half of America voters that didn’t vote for him in the first place as well as much of the world as well! The underhanded stuff the GOP is getting President Sh***hole to sign are the most undercooked topics out there!
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Education Dept. awards debt-collection contract to company with ties to DeVos

Education Dept. awards debt-collection contract to company with ties to DeVos | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Performant Financial Corp. was one of two firms selected Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education to help the agency collect overdue student loans. The deal with could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us

Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A new report blames an elitist national party for alienating vast swaths of once reliable voters. If the party doesn’t win them back, it could spell disaster in 2020.
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Credit card debt hits new record, raising warning sign

Credit card debt hits new record, raising warning sign | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The record, reached in November, shows a more confident consumer but raises concerns.
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Trump delivers a Senate race sweetener to Scott

Trump delivers a Senate race sweetener to Scott | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Critics rage at administration pledge to spare Florida from expanded offshore oil drilling.
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Will Florida voters take the bribe and send Scott to DC?
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