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Old Today, 04:20 AM   #36551
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I've had this damn idea since the 90s - let me pay $10-20/month for a subscription to NYT, WaPo, WSJ, LA Times, Boston Globe, Economist and whatever else. Get ****tier papers to actually pay to be on the list. Don't make me sign up and put my credit card information on 10 different websites and get spammed by 10 different papers.

WHY HAS THIS NOT HAPPENED YET?

I bet anything it's because these idiot executives think their Big Data spamming lists are so damn valuable that they can't be shared with anyone. Morons.
*Cue Ezra Klein voice*

This idea might not exist for all the competing papers, but plenty of good magazines have chosen to participate in just that with the texture app.

Bloomberg businessweek, forbes, fortune, newsweek, the new yorker, the atlantic, national review, new york magazine, rolling stone, time magazine, just to name a few are all available on the texture app, with over a hundred others in various categories. one monthly fee, all your magazines, one place. Texture
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Previous Republican and Democrat Admins:
"We need to go on with our daily lives. Otherwise, the terrorists win."

Trump's DHS Head John Kelly:
"If people knew what I knew about terrorism, they would never leave the house."
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The guy did such a poor job of articulating his idea that I'm not even sure I agree with him, but to share an anecdote:

At the 1-8 'gifted' school I attended, one of the 'dumbest' kids, relatively speaking, who didn't wash out went on to get a PhD in chemical engineering whereas others, let's say, me, for example, who were off the charts of the IOWA test by 3rd grade didn't even graduate HS. This kid was also a good friend of mine and I informally tutored him for years, well into HS. He just couldn't intuitively grasp the concepts like the sharper kids but he just worked so damn hard at it, probably harder than anybody else I can think of off the top of my head.

Again, I'm not entirely sure this is what that poster was getting at, but it's what occurred to me. Understand this kid and I were two opposite ends of the spectrum and most fall in the middle.
Im actually content with what i wrote, i dont think its unclear.

Your anecdote example here is very good. You cant necessarily change your IQ or recall ability etc by reading books, but you fill your mind with content and models that lets you become alot more reflected than other people that didnt read anything. So your abilities remains the same more or less, but you appear alot more intelligent since you actually know something. A smart guy without books cant even read and cant even math, which is pretty damn useful if you are going to be a reflected person on various topics.
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I've had this damn idea since the 90s - let me pay $10-20/month for a subscription to NYT, WaPo, WSJ, LA Times, Boston Globe, Economist and whatever else. Get ****tier papers to actually pay to be on the list. Don't make me sign up and put my credit card information on 10 different websites and get spammed by 10 different papers.

WHY HAS THIS NOT HAPPENED YET?

I bet anything it's because these idiot executives think their Big Data spamming lists are so damn valuable that they can't be shared with anyone. Morons.
Am I crazy or are you basically saying you want the newspaper version of cable companies, where you pay an absurd amount of money for stuff you never read? Like, I'd love for everything on my TV to be a la carte instead of paying whatever the subscriber fee is for CNBC and Animal Channel, but it seems like you're saying you'd love that?
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LC but fun...

There were a treasure trove of tweets overnight. Don Junior actually liked this reply to Mark Cuban's request for Presidential qualifications, thinking it scored points lol:

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I guess "necessary firings" can be valid, if you don't consider who it was necessary for and why. I'll never be able to read Dilbert the same way again.
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Anyone know how bad this is for us (besides soaring gas prices)?

Trump wants to sell half of emergency US oil reserve
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Transparency... lol. That has to be a joke.
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