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Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine?

Pretty wild, although I am unsure of the statistical power of the numbers given… Use the drop down lists to find your work (or the work you hope to do!) to see how likely it is that a robot could be doing your job in a few years.

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/21/408234543/will-your-job-be-done-by-a-machine

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Berlin Wall Falls… 25 Years Ago

…Opening up a very different, better, world, and a very open world until 2001.

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WSJ’s fire hose of information here.

Washington Post’s then and now pictures here.

Smithsonian Pictures here.

Video: Berliners Mark 25 Years Since Fall of the Berlin Wall

Black and white photo essay here (but you have to run the gauntlet of annoying video commercial first).

The NYT’s sad stories of those killed trying to cross the Berlin Wall.

Remembering the Victims of Communism,” produced by Meredith Bragg and Michael C. Moynihan. About 4 minutes. Original release date was November 9, 2009

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More on Hong Kong

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Background:

Link 1 – “One country, two systems”

Link 2 – Communist “Dynasty”

Optional: deeper background

Events:

Link 1 Current as of 2014/10/06

Link 2 Young people

Link 3 Symbols

Where is this all going?

Police actions

Military possibilities

More on President Xi Jinping

From the  Far East correspondent of Swiss daily Neue Zurcher Zeitung (in English by way of an Indian newspaper)

From The Diplomat

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Good for Hong Kong!

Huge Crowds Turn Out for Pro-Democracy March in Hong Kong, Defying Beijing

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WSJ: China to Ease One-Child Policy

We’ll see how this works. Article, video, graphics…
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Another video here.

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Fracking

Interesting interview here with the author of a new book on this under reported and world-changing technology…

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US Deficit in One Picture

“…imagine the green is your salary, the yellow is the amount you’re spending over your salary, and the red is your Visa statement. Then imagine your spouse runs into the room and shouts, ‘great news honey, our fiscal crisis is over. We just got approved for a new MasterCard!’debtchartfw2 Your first call would be to a marriage counselor or a shrink…”

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