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Warren Buffett’s Best Investment

Posted on February 16th, 2017 at 23:49 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago, Warren asked us to reflect on what impact his gift has had on the world.

 

Millions upon millions of lives saved with $40 billion. And yet the US priority is to spend nearly that much on a wall. It is practically criminal.


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  1. Strange, I continue to see more and more ads on TV to save the children. Who really got the $40 billion?

What point on the main land of The Netherlands is furthest away from any buildings? – Travel Stack Exchange

Posted on February 16th, 2017 at 23:45 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Living in The Netherlands, I know my country is a crowded one. I typically can’t leave a town for a couple of steps before arriving in the next one. So I was wondering,

Where in The Netherlands am I furthest away from any city or town?

I know that the Wadden Islands group of Rottum is a pretty good contender, but I want to limit this to the main land, where you could actually walk for a mile or so — neither of the islands is big enough for more than a stroll.

Also, there’s of course a difference between the built-up area of a town (“bebouwde kom”in Dutch), and other buildings such as farms. Ideally, I’d like to see both points of view addressed: where am I farthest away from regular towns, and where am I farthest away from any building it all?


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  1. You have to define furthest first i think. Do you mean direct distance “as the crow flies” or travel distance to get to the location? In the latter case the tip of the maasvlakte that points back to Rotterdam will likely be in the top 5 of locations furthest from a regular town

Martial arts academy posts how-to video for defending against Trump handshake

Posted on February 16th, 2017 at 19:16 by John Sinteur in category: News

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A mixed martial arts online magazine has posted a tutorial from a jiu-jitsu academy on how to defend against President Trump’s handshakes.

Recent meetings with foreign leaders have brought attention to the president’s handshake. Videos and analyses of his handshake show that he often pulls forcefully on the hand he’s shaking.

 

So a black belt from a mixed martial arts academy posted a lesson for how to defend against the “arm drag handshake.”


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