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Read in 2016 » The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

     Maybe that was the thing about love I never understood before Aiden. Like football and art, like anything that anyone in the world has ever wanted, love was a dream. And just like a dream, there were no assurances behind it. It didn’t grow on its own. It didn’t blossom without food to feed it.
     It was the greatest in its subtleties.
     It was the strongest in its selflessness.
     And it could be forever with someone who wasn’t afraid to never give up on the possibilities it presents.

politico.com
Why the Government is Getting Fed Up with Wall Street All Over Again
The next president could face another financial crisis unless the big banks get their act together. So far, they haven’t. By ZACHARY WARMBRODT

Democrats and Republicans agreed on almost nothing at their conventions except this: Both party platforms signaled support for resurrecting a version of the Depression-era Glass-Steagall law, a move designed to show they are willing to break up the big banks. In fact, such a law is unlikely to be enacted by either a President Hillary Clinton or a President Donald Trump. But major Wall Street firms still have reason to be concerned that the feds are getting fed up with them. And in the end the banks could get broken up anyway, even if the next president does nothing about it and there is no new Glass-Steagall act.

The new mistrust of the Street by regulators in Washington comes down to one main issue: The Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. are growing impatient with the banks’ failure to explain why they should remain so big. Eight long years after the financial collapse that almost took down the global economy, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon and State Street have failed to provide satisfactory “living wills,” or credible plans for how they would keep serving clients and markets if they ever needed to be reorganized in bankruptcy. Regulators handed down failing grades to the banks in April.

That’s the second time in two years that major banks have fallen short of regulators’ expectations in one of these tests. The banks must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice by an Oct. 1 deadline, when FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg says he wants to see “concrete changes.”

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I mentioned a few days ago that I was working on a conversion that used BHAVs. Well, this it. But I hit a snag - it keeps giving me a “Material Change on Non 3D object” error every time I try to use the Change Material command. I started a couple of help threads on forums about this project that have received a lot of views and zero responses, so I’m bringing it over here. I just practiced using “Change Material” on something cloned from a different object and it worked fine. Googling the problem leads me to believe I’m running into this issue because I cloned a two tile object (immobile chimes) instead of a one tile. I can remake it if I have to. But I really don’t want to because I already added a billion slots and subsets to this package. 

Any ideas?

anonymous asked:

The Olympic flame is beautiful, however I did read in the Wall Street Journal that Brazil spent more on that chandelier than they have in 5 years on Eduction for the ENTIRE country! I'm not quite sure if the beauty balances out the ugly.

Do you seriously believe in that? AHAHAHAHAH 

We spent in the WHOLE opening ceremony R$50 million (about US$15,788,310 taking into account our current exchange rate that is US$1 = R$3,167). Just in comparison, London spent £80 million (about US$104 million). (x)

Meanwhile, in 2012 we spent 4,7% of our GDP in basic education, bigger than the OCDE average that was at 3,7%. Also, in 2012 about 17,2% of our GDP was invested in education. (x) That would mean that we spent slightly more than US$416 billion just in education in 2012, since our GDP that year was US$2,42 trillion.

I don’t know which sources you are reading, but whoever wrote that we spent more in a chandelier than on education in 5 years is a completely idiot, to say the least.

hey guys when doing the discourse can u make sure u aren’t being ableist?

a lot of mentally ill people(like myself) are a-spec bc certain terms help us deal with our reactions to romantic/sexual attraction due to neurodivergency. it helps us with identity, abandonment, trust, and other issues, and a lot of us need these terms to better understand ourselves.

a lot of discoursers have trouble reading “walls of text” due to adhd/add, autism, and/or other developmental disorders. breaking up your text into smaller sections, using simple vocabulary, bolding important phrases/words, and adding a tldr at the end(or just summarizing in general) are all very helpful and appreciated.

and a lot of discoursers have a hard time with sarcasm or dry humor, so tagging misinfo and sarcasm are common ways to help those people out(adding /s after the sarcastic bit also works).

just pls don’t be a jackass and make fun of people for being mentally ill, and instead u could help out nd people(even if you hate them or they’re on the “other side”). this post goes out to everyone involved in any discourse.