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What May’s Brexit Deal Tells Us About The EU and Britain’s Future | Ian Welsh
So, May has a Brexit deal. It’s a terrible deal, which makes the UK subject to many EU laws, and which doesn’t allow Britain to withdraw from the deal if the EU doesn’t want it to. This has caused ministerial resignations, and Corbyn has come out against it. via Pocket
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May’s pushback is kicking in 2:00 AM - 19 Nov 2018 via Pocket
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Eurointelligence - Public
As commentators, we know only too well that the strength of one’s opinions can sometimes correlate negatively with the depth of one's knowledge. via Pocket
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God vs the multiverse: The 2500-year war | New Scientist
HERE’S the dilemma: if the universe began with a quantum particle blipping into existence, inflating godlessly into space-time and a whole zoo of materials, then why is it so well suited for life? via Pocket
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The Protests at Tucker Carlson's Home Crossed a Line - The Atlantic
Last Saturday night, a Fox News contributor named Kat Timpf was at a bar in Brooklyn. As she recounted the incident to National Review, a man asked her where she worked. A while later, she said, a woman began “screaming at me to get out. via Pocket
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The Economics of the Great War: A Centennial Perspective | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
World War I formed the 20th century. On the centennial of its end in November 1918, this eBook brings together 20 contributions covering the preparations for, conduct of, and consequences of the war.  9 Firms and the German war economy: Warmongers for the sake of profit? Tobias A. Jopp via Pocket
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Authors On The Books That Best Represent America
Ask any person, let alone a writer, to name the one piece of writing that best describes this country of ours, and you'll get varying answers. It's an impossible task, really. We all have different perspectives and experiences and therefore will come up with a range of selections. via Pocket
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How Jordan Peterson Repackages Alt-Right Ideas As Self-Help | Cracked.com
By now you've probably heard of Jordan Peterson, whether you wanted to or not. He has a best-selling self-help book, an extensive public speaking tour, a Patreon raking in $80,000 a month, and legions of fans who swarm every article or video mentioning him. via Pocket
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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Total Book Sales, Movie Revenue | Fortune
The world was introduced to Harry Potter on June 26, 1997. It never looked back. Twenty years later, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, the first book in the series, is one of the bestselling books of all time. via Pocket
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500 million Harry Potter books sold worldwide - Pottermore
Twenty years ago, readers around the world first discovered the magical story of Harry Potter, created by J.K. Rowling. We can now reveal that, since that moment, half a billion Harry Potter books have now been sold. On average, this means one in fifteen people in the world owns a Harry Potter book. via Pocket
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How J.K. Rowling Earned $95 Million In A Year
The first Harry Potter novel turns 20 this month, but the franchise’s earnings power seems to be getting only stronger with age. Author J.K. Rowling earned $95 million over the 12 months to June, before taxes and management fees, by FORBES’ estimate. via Pocket
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Book Review: Screening Stephen King: Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television by Simon Brown | LSE Review of Books
In Screening Stephen King: Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television, author Simon Brown examines the significance of Stephen King’s literary career through an investigation of the numerous film and television adaptations of King’s work and the impact of these on the horror genre si via Pocket
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O Reino Unido está nas mãos de tolinhos - Leave-voting MP Nadine Dorries slams May's Brexit deal because UK won't have seats in European parliament via Pocket
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Leave-voting MP Nadine Dorries slams May's Brexit deal because UK won’t have seats in European parliament | The Independent
Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been slammed by arch-leave MP Nadine Dorries – because it means the UK will be left without any Members of the European Parliament. via Pocket
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Brilliant @mortenmorland #Brexit via Pocket
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The Brexit Fantasy Goes Down in Tears
For the past two and a half years, James O’Brien, a popular London talk-radio host, has been arguing that the “Leave” vote in the 2016 Brexit referendum was a tragic mistake. via Pocket
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"Revenge do romantismo" via Pocket
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Revenge do romantismo - 365 forte
"By gaining greater knowledge of how others think, we can become less certain of the knowledge we think we have, which is always the first step to greater understanding." Julian Baggini A História não se repete, mas rima. via Pocket
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What's the Difference Between Stuffing and Dressing? | Mental Floss
Why do people have such a hard time staying awake after Thanksgiving dinner? Most people blame tryptophan, but that's not really the main culprit. And what is tryptophan, anyway? via Pocket
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We finally understand that gender isn’t binary. Sex isn’t, either.
She wasn’t especially tall. Her testosterone levels weren’t unusually high for a woman. She was externally entirely female. via Pocket
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These Diplomatic Notes Reveal What EU Governments Really Think About The Brexit Deal 3:23 AM - 17 Nov 2018 via Pocket
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Why Britain Needs Its Own Mueller | by Carole Cadwalladr | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books 3:15 AM - 17 Nov 2018 via Pocket
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These Diplomatic Notes Reveal What EU Governments Really Think About The Brexit Deal
Officials from the European Union’s remaining 27 states have raised specific concerns about the draft Brexit agreement agreed this week, according to diplomatic notes seen by BuzzFeed News from meetings that took place in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. via Pocket
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Why Britain Needs Its Own Mueller | by Carole Cadwalladr | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
At the end of January 2017, days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, I sat in a busy Pret a Manger sandwich bar in central London, a stone’s throw from the mother of parliaments, and flicked through snapshots of Donald Trump on a mobile phone. via Pocket
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Morreu o argumentista de "Os Homens do Presidente" | TVI24
O escritor e argumentista norte-americano William Goldman, que escreveu para vários filmes de grande sucesso como "Os Homens do Presidente" ou "O Homem da Maratona", morreu na sexta-feira com 87 anos, anunciou a sua família. via Pocket
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Improving the efficiency and legitimacy of the EU: A bottom-up approach | Bruegel
In roughly eight months, citizens from 27 countries will be called to cast a vote in a European election that will be – without fear of exaggerating – a watershed moment for Europe. via Pocket
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Morreu o general Loureiro dos Santos
Nascido em Vilela do Douro, concelho de Sabrosa, no distrito de Vila Real, em 02 de setembro de 1936, José Alberto Loureiro dos Santos foi ministro da Defesa Nacional entre 1978 e 1980 nos IV e V Governos Constitucionais, chefiados por Carlos Mota Pinto e Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo, ambos executiv via Pocket
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mainly macro: Brexit. Of course everyone hates a compromise, but like much else its the best option, isn't it?
This is the argument put forward by May and her supporters, but rather more significantly it is also the case argued by Martin Sandbu here and other very rational and realistic people. When you have two sides implacably opposed, compromise is often the way forward. via Pocket
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Opinion | The Alt-Right’s Favorite Meme Is 100 Years Old - The New York Times
Mr. Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale. At the chilling climax of William S. Lind’s 2014 novel “Victoria,” knights wearing crusader’s crosses and singing Christian hymns brutally slay the politically correct faculty at Dartmouth College, the main character’s (and Mr. via Pocket
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STAN LEE, who died on November 12th aged 95, was the embodiment of an old-fashioned American archetype: the likeable, industrious hustler, whose enthusiasm for self-advancement was uncorrupted by callousness or cynicism. via Pocket
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11 Forgotten Women who Invented the British Industrial Revolution
When we think of inventors of the Industrial Revolution the first names that come to mind are usually those of men: Brunel, Arkwright, Darby, and Watt. But many women were innovators too, some of whom utterly transformed our world for the better. via Pocket
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The consequences of Italy’s increasing dependence on domestic debt-holders | Bruegel
Bruegel’s updated data set of sovereign bond holdings illustrates how a rising share of Italian debt is held by domestic investors – a development with particularly significant implications, in the context of the Italian government’s disagreement with the European Commission over spending pla via Pocket
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“I FEEL I’M letting so many people down,” the American president tells a confidant shortly after resigning from office. The leader of the free world is not mired in scandal; rather, in the film “Kisses for my President” (1964), Leslie McCloud (Polly Bergen) is pregnant. via Pocket
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Brexit: How the Deal was Done
At 10.40am on Monday Michel Barnier arrived at the Irish delegation room on the ninth floor of European Council’s Europa Building. On his way in, accompanied by adviser Georg Riekeles, he passed the Irish tricolour and EU flags, standing just outside. via Pocket
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The Evolution of Twitter creator Ev Williams and Medium - Business Insider
First, let's correct a myth: Ev Williams definitely has a desk. Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that Williams — the billionaire entrepreneur who founded Twitter and Blogger — runs his new company, Medium, from an office that has no desk. via Pocket
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Approach To Washington Has History On Its Side | HuffPost
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed climate action demonstrators staging a sit-in in House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday, some of her harshest critics were liberals. via Pocket
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A Million Americans Are Living In RVs As The American Dream Is "Redefined" | Zero Hedge
Could you imagine living in an RV on a permanent basis? But of course there are a lot of negatives too.  Life in an RV can be extremely cramped, there is very little privacy, and most people have to cut their possessions way, way down in order to fit all their things into an RV. via Pocket
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Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the Collapse of the Tech Mythology - The Atlantic
Think back a few years, before the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes, before Susan Fowler’s viral blog post, before the #MeToo movement, before the 2016 election. Across the nation, Silicon Valley was the crown jewel of the economy. The companies were youthful and ambitious. via Pocket
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DIGITAL ELECTRONICS has transformed many consumer-goods industries, but analogue niches survive and even thrive. Vinyl records have staged a comeback, sales of printed books have been growing faster than e-books in some markets, and cameras that use old-fashioned film have seen a bit of a revival. via Pocket
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4 social media websites you probably forgot existed | World Economic Forum
Selling for US$580M in 2005 to News Corporation, Myspace put what we used to call ‘Web 2.0’ on the global corporate agenda. Social media had come of age. via Pocket
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Mark Wahlberg’s Instant Family Is a Well-Intentioned, Contrived Comedy | Observer
Instant Family is a contrived comedy with a soft center that looks gently at the problems that plague the overloaded foster-care system and the growing number of homeless children trapped in the red tape of the adoption racket without plunging into the dark side of either long enough to offend anybo via Pocket
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.@LiamFox: "Ultimately I hope that across Parliament will recognise a deal is better than no deal. via Pocket
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Women Over 30 Are Leaving Their Husbands and Boyfriends For Other Women | InStyle.com
This spring, on the eve of the equinox at a loft party in Brooklyn, I hinted to a woman I'd been crushing on that we might have a vibe. She was tomboyish with wavy mermaid hair; an engineer, a skater and punk guitarist. via Pocket
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BLoco quer obrigar o Banco de Portugal a enviar ao fisco todas as declarações de regularização tributária dos contribuintes que beneficiaram das três amnistias fiscais aprovadas pelos Governos de José Sócrates e Pedro Passos Coelho. via Pocket
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Great #map by @GfK shows purchasing power across #Europe. #Paris stands out in #France. Strong geographical divide within #Germany and #Italy. Big discrepancy between East and West. via Pocket
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How Brexit Broke Up Britain | by Fintan O’Toole | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
So, at long last, it seems that the negotiations on Brexit between the United Kingdom and the European Union have produced a draft agreement. We do not yet know what it contains but it will be a compromise that falls far short of the high expectations of June 2016 when the British voted to leave. via Pocket
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What happens if Parliament rejects May's Brexit deal? | Centre for European Reform
Theresa May's deal on Brexit is heading for defeat in Parliament. That could lead to no deal, the negotiation of a different deal, a general election, a second referendum  - or MPs swallowing the package at the second attempt. via Pocket
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Everything You Thought You Knew About Western Civilization Is Wrong: A Review of Michael Hudson’s new book And Forgive Them Their Debts | naked capitalism
To say that Michael Hudson’s new book And Forgive Them Their Debts: Lending, Foreclosure, and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year (ISLET 2018) is profound is an understatement on the order of saying that the Mariana Trench is deep. via Pocket
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Why no-deal is far more likely than no-Brexit via Pocket
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Eurointelligence - Public
We have noted before that much of Brexit journalism is based on a failure to acquaint oneself with Art 50. This is the deep reason we have a debate on no-Brexit and a second referendum. A no-Brexit is naturally possible in theory. via Pocket
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O que diz a acusação: Bruno de Carvalho “determinou as agressões” à equipa – Observador
Ex-presidente é acusado de promover "clima de violência" que deixou os jogadores "em pânico", nas semanas antes das agressões. Depois, "compartilhou a decisão criminosa" de atacá-los em Alcochete. via Pocket
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Facebook's Leaders Didn't Get It and Still Don't - Bloomberg 3:08 PM - 15 Nov 2018 via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Not long ago, an explanation developed about Facebook Inc.’s two-plus years of crises. via Pocket
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Brazil's new foreign minister believes climate change is a Marxist plot - The Guardian via Pocket
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Brazil's new foreign minister believes climate change is a Marxist plot | World news | The Guardian
Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen a new foreign minister who believes climate change is part of a plot by “cultural Marxists” to stifle western economies and promote the growth of China. via Pocket
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I’m really enjoying the season finale of The UK. via Pocket
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Raab resigns: The shabby end of a pitiful career 7:11 AM - 15 Nov 2018 via Pocket
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Raab resigns: The shabby end of a pitiful career
Dominic Raab resigned this morning over a deal he ostensibly negotiated. via Pocket
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This is horribly true. There is no deal that Parliament can agree on, let alone a deal which both the EU and Parliament can settle on. It's going to be no deal, or no Brexit. via Pocket
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The year is 2018 —> Japan's minister of cybersecurity admits he's never used a computer via Pocket
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Japan's minister of cybersecurity admits he's never used a computer
In a stunning admission, Japan's new minister in charge of cybersecurity has admitted that he has never used a computer. During a question and answer session Yoshitaka Sakurada told a Lower House cabinet committee meeting that he had never found the need to use one during his career. via Pocket
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Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Is Not the Answer - Bloomberg 4:15 AM - 15 Nov 2018 via Pocket
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Our second edition ⁦@EveningStandard⁩ as May leadership challenge looms via Pocket
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Gove Offered Brexit Secretary Role, Telegraph Reports -Guido Fawkes
The Telegraph is reporting that Gove has been offered Raab’s old job. He wasn’t keen on the role when Davis quit, will he want to take up the poisoned chalice now? The role of DExEU Secretary is effectively that of ‘Chief Assistant to Olly Robbins’. Not the most attractive brief… via Pocket
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Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement satisfies no one, but given the weakness of her hand, it was the only deal that was negotiable with the EU. #BrexitDeal New insight by @JohnSpringford via Pocket
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Endgame - blog - Maastricht University
Luxembourg Prevails For starters, there is Article 4(1) of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (DWA), which mandates that the provisions of EU law “shall produce in respect of and in the United Kingdom the same legal effects as those which they produce within the Union and its Member States”. via Pocket
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Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review our Terms of Service and Cookie Policy. via Pocket
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It’s official: Brexit deal will change but not end UK participation in European research | Science|Business
Brexit took a major step closer to reality Wednesday night as the UK Cabinet backed a draft deal and EU ambassadors started reviewing the details – but for research, innovation and related issues, a series of side-deals and UK government promises are likely to ease the blow considerably. via Pocket
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Dominic Raab’s resignation could spell the end for May’s Brexit plan | Katy Balls | Opinion | The Guardian via Pocket
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Mrs May’s big speech feels like the bloody end of Julius Caesar with all those hard faces behind her. via Pocket
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Theresa May: "We can choose to leave with no deal... risk no Brexit at all... or unite and support the best deal that can be negotiated" PM defends draft #Brexit deal in the Commons Live updates: http://bbc.in/2QIOQyU via Pocket
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Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice - stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband: https://www.facebook. via Pocket
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Dominic Raab’s resignation could spell the end for May’s Brexit plan | Katy Balls | Opinion | The Guardian
Ahead of Theresa May’s crunch Brexit cabinet meeting on Wednesday, a lobby hack asked theprime minister’s spokesman: does the cabinet have full confidence in the prime minister? Usually it’s the other way round – the prime minister is asked whether she has full confidence in an unruly or s via Pocket
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The title that never dates via Pocket
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