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Losing Is the New Winning

Losing Is the New Winning The Atlantic

“Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them?” Now is the time for all good men to fail. Good women, too. Fail early and often, and don’t be shy about admitting it. Failing isn’t shameful; it’s not even failure.The Atlantic

Image: School bus leaving from the White House on the Obama Bus Tour.

The Apple Show Trial

The Apple Show Trial John Batchelor audio

These hearings are a distraction from the main event, which are the ongoing hearings and revelations of the IRS

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Lawmakers Square Off Over TaxesWall Street Journal video

Facebook Gets a Multibillion-Dollar Tax BreakBusiness Week

More rich liberal hypocrisy on the death tax from, you will have guessed, Warren Buffett et al.Professor Bainbridge

80 top CEOs call for tax hikes, spending cuts to cut deficit by $4 trillionFox News / Associated Press

G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes AltogetherNew York Times

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National Security Agency: Metadata helps find terrorists -- and Obama voters

National Security Agency: Metadata helps find terrorists - and Obama voters

How Obama campaign worked: first by gathering billions of bytes of data about individual Americans on what they buy, where they eat, their hobbies, their political party registration and a thousand other characteristics. Next, the campaign techies harvested individuals who subscribe to certain publications, visit particular websites and donate to selected nonprofits in patterns known to match those of confirmed Obama voters.Washington Examiner - Editorial

Veterans' uphill road back, struggle with suicide

A veteran's journey from the brink of suicide CBS News | Forbes | Daily Mail | Examiner

The military says about 22 veterans kill themselves every day and a beefed up and more responsive VA could help. But how to tackle the spiking suicide number among active-duty troops, which is tracking a similar growth in suicide numbers in the general population, remains in question.CBS / Associated Press

Suicide Rate Among Vets and Active Duty Military Jumps - Now 22 A DayForbes

Tragic suicide of Iraq War intelligence soldier with PTSD who felt “abandoned” by the government after being dischargedDaily Mail

Photo: Report estimates 22 veterans commit suicide in America each day Examiner