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America, Saudi Arabia of tomorrow | CNN.com

If this proves true, the geopolitical implications – and those for American cities – are profound. Fingers crossed…

Read the full article here:  America, the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow – CNN.com.

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Whoops! | ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Actually Hurt the Environment | Yahoo! News

Whoops, indeed… Also, there did seem to be an awfully lot of people buying new SUVs during the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program.

Read the full article here: Whoops | ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Actually Hurt the Environment | Yahoo! News.

NOTE: Sorry, this article is no longer available from Yahoo! News.

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Leaked Settlement Shows the Dirty Underbelly of NIMBYism | Planetizen

“I said go home! Get back on San Vicente, take it to the 10 then switch over to the 405 north and let it dump you out to Mulholland where you belong!” – Stewart, The Californians (SNL)

On the next episode of The Californians

Read the full article here: Leaked Settlement Shows the Dirty Underbelly of NIMBYism | Planetizen.

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Space Syntax | 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies | London

A lot of people did not notice it at the time. Heck, even I did not notice it in the moment. But what was that on the stadium floor during the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies in London… after they took up the turf masquerading as a ‘green and pleasant land’? Why is was none other than the space syntax model of London itself! Pretty cool, if you ask me. See a beautiful aerial photograph of the space syntax model on the stadium floor during rehearsals below, courtesy of The Sun above.

More information here from University College London.

Read more about it here at The Daily Mail.

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Original CNN Money/Fortune Article about Backdoor Bailouts

Excerpt:

“What’s more, dozens of zombie home builders and other serial money-losers will stake similar claims (of profit) in coming months, in a cash scramble that could cost the government more than $50 billion.”

You really can’t make up these examples of crony capitalism.

Link to the full article: http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/07/news/companies/lennar.taxes.fortune/index.htm.

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