Robo Calls RoB US

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Have you received a pain in the butt call saying - You've been specially selected for this offer, or by some jerk pretending to represent the IRS attempting to collect on back taxes?

About 95% of people say they've gotten a call from a telemarketer in the past six months, according to a survey of over 1,000 Americans by telecom service company First Orion—a jump from 84% in 2015.

WTF+

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WTF, as far as any of us can tell, remains blissfully unaware of any other meanings of this infamous three letter expression. Or perhaps some folks just don't want to listen or change their style. In fact, Wisdom, Tenacity, and Focus are all extremely important. However, humility and purpose are equally crucial. Also, trying not to be arrogant by attacking those who don't always agree with you.

Presidential Leadership

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What is the real job of a US President? Is it to boost their ego, make themselves rich or to serve We the People?

How did they show leadership? President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton participated in a conversation focused on leadership moderated by David Rubenstein at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

The program was part of the graduation ceremony for 60 members of the 2017 Class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program.

State of Refusal

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Why are so many US states are going to be missing today's deadline to turn over voter information to the Trump administration?

Back in May, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The idea was to have Vice President Mike Pence chair the Commission, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serving as the vice chair.

RIP Liu Xiaobo

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China's cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has died while in Chinese parole. As the 61-year-old democracy advocate's liver function continued to deteriorate, he suffered from "shock and organ failure", according to the First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang. He was admitted last month from prison due to late-stage liver cancer. He passed away from complications of liver cancer.

NYC Welcomes JLG440

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After finalizing the first series of concerts in Europe where more than 150,000 people enjoyed his classic concerts, Juan Luis Guerra arrives at the Theater United Palace of New York with greater international recognition and a tour named for his latest recordings "TODO TIENE SU HORA", Everything has its time.

Newark Burning

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It was 50 years ago today that racial protests, which turned into riots began to break out in New Jersey’s largest city. It all started with fake news that a black cab driver had been killed by the police.

When it was over, dozens were dead, hundreds were injured, and city blocks were razed by fire.
50 years after Newark riots, city leaders chart path ahead http://s.nj.com/cYL1DqB

Java's Daily Benefits

Solution

There’s a good reason to start the day with a cup of coffee, those who do appear to live longer than others.

Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos, and whites.

People who drink a cup of coffee a day are 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who don’t drink coffee. This association is even stronger for those who drink two to three cups a day 18 percent reduced the chance of death.

Trump Crimes

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Has Donald Trump, Jr. committed a federal crime? The most recent revelations about a meeting with a Russian lawyer and documented incriminating information about Hillary Clinton has many legal eagles saying the president’s son broke the law. Analysis: Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia emails, smoke meets fire https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/07/11/donald-trump-jr-s-russia-...

What is it that the law says. Donald Trump Jr. and Russia: What the Law Says https://nyti.ms/2vaFUqI

Adonis Syndrome

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One of the most important moral concepts to the Greeks was the fear of committing hubris, which included rape and was a high crime in the city-state of Athens. Although pride and vanity were not considered sins, the Greeks emphasized moderation. Pride became hubris when it went to extremes, like any other vice. The same was thought of eating and other excessive actions that were considered improper. Ancient Greeks placed the importance of athletics and intellect equally with competitions included both. The lack of ethics can become all-consuming or hurtful to others.

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