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GOP Tea Party Future – Does the Crazy Person Win? Nobel Prize Wining Thomas Schelling Thinks So!

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Game Theory - The Crazy Person Wins





Why is the government shutdown? The Nobel Prize-winning game theorist Thomas Schelling wrote in his most important book, "The Strategy of Conflict," that a man who shows up on your doorstep with a knife and threatens to stab himself if you don't pay him $10 is more likely to get the money if his eyes are bloodshot. 






I translate this important observation to my law and business students this way: In negotiation, the crazy person wins. 




Staring down the irrational wing of the GOP...






About Thomas Schelling















U.S. Says Navy SEALs Stage Raid on Somali Militants

By NICHOLAS KULISH and ERIC SCHMITT

Published: October 5, 2013











NAIROBI, Kenya — A Navy SEAL team seized a senior leader of the Shabab militant group from his seaside villa in the Somali town of Baraawe on Saturday, American officials said, in response to a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall for which the group had claimed responsibility.







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Inside Nairobi’s Devastated Westgate Mall



Video of Nairobi Gunmen











The SEAL team stealthily approached the beachfront house by sea, seizing the unidentified target in a predawn firefight that was the most significant raid by American troops on Somali soil since commandos killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Qaeda mastermind, near the same town four years ago.






Such operations by American forces are rare because they carry a high risk, and indicate that the target was considered a high priority. 





Baraawe, a small port town south of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, is known as a gathering place for the Shabab’s foreign fighters.







“The Baraawe …

Guy Who Founded Pirate Joe's Wins Epic Legal Battle With Trader Joe's

ERIN FUCHS



4 MINUTES AGO 




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Pirate Joe's Michael Hallatt












Trader Joe's wasn't very happy when its biggest fan in Canada opened a store called Pirate Joe's, which sold the discount organic food giant's very own products.








But a U.S. Judge has dismissed Trader Joe's trademark suit against Pirate Joe's founder Michael Hallatt, The Vancouver Sun reports.





 Trader Joe's couldn't prove that Pirate Joe's had actually made it lose money since Hallatt bought all the products at retail price, Washington state judge Marsha Pechman ruled.







Hallatt became a huge fan of Trader Joe's while visiting the United States, the Sun reported.







 In 2012, he began making regular trips to Trader Joe's and ultimately spent about $350,000 on products he later sold in Canada at a slightly higher price.





Pirate Joe's hurt Trader Joe's "brand" and possibly even misled customers into believing they were shopping at a real-live Trader Joe's, th…

TROPICAL STORM KAREN LURKING IN THE EASTERN CORNER OF GULF OF MEXICO ...

Tropical Storm Karen is looking very disorganized this morning. 



Our updated forecast of what to expect along the Gulf Coast: http://wxch.nl/19rprLM








CUBAZUELA : Generales de la Guardia Nacional responsables del envío de cocaína a Francia

por Editor


Sep 25, 2013 @ 4:25 pm 








Una situación extrema de caos es la que se vive actualmente en las fuerzas armadas producto del escándalo “Air France” y la tonelada de cocaína incautada. 


Hay mucho nerviosismo ya que están involucrados altos oficiales ligados al gobierno y se rumorea que el propio Nicolas Maduro estaría al tanto de todos los detalles.




Según pudimos conocer por una fuente que pidió ser no identificada, el ‘capo’ y responsable del negocio seria el General de Brigada (GN) Jose Eliecer Pinto Gutierrez.





Pinto Gutierrez, estaría presuntamente vinculado a Hermagoras Gonzalez, uno de los jefes del cartel de la guajira y preso por legitimación de capitales y narcotrafico.





La crisis actual se debe a que esta operación ocurrió con el pleno conocimiento del Mayor General Justo Noguera Pietri (actual comandante general de la Guardia Nacional) y en complicidad con el Gral Antonio Benavides Torres (Comandante del CORE-5) quien fue el que dio la orden al TCnel. Ernesto Mora Carvajal(…

NARCO ESTADO: Carta del gobierno Venezolano exige a DolarToday remoción de artículo sobre Narco-Generales

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 Oct 4, 2013 @ 4:06 pm










En una clara muestra de complicidad con el narcotráfico, el gobierno ilegitimo de Nicolas Maduro envío una comunicación a DOLARTODAY solicitando la inmediata remoción del articulo publicado por esta pagina donde denunciamos con nombre y apellido a los narco-generales implicados en el envío de cocaína a Francia.





En la comunicación recibida y que nuestro equipo legal sugirió no distribuir, se nos comunica por parte delSistema Nacional de Gestión de incidentes telematicos http://www.vencert.gob.ve/ que nuestro articulo debe ser ‘removido’ ya que ‘desacredita’ a la GUARDIA NACIONAL y que según Gaceta oficial de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela N° 39.056 de fecha 11 de Noviembre de 2008, resolución N°063 del Ministerio del Poder Popular Para las Telecomunicaciones e Informática debe ser eliminado DE INMEDIATO ya que este AFECTA la imagen del estado Venezolano en el exterior.






DolarToday NO VA A CEDER ante las presiones del gobierno Venezolano y mucho me…

THE KING OF "POP" ... ENJOY !!!! ...

FOOD SAFETY : Bed bugs and fracking are not the only things Ecolab has going for it

Oct 5th 2013


 | ST PAUL |



From the print edition










“WE ARE the nerds in the businesses nerds don’t usually bother with,” says Douglas Baker, the boss of Ecolab since 2004. 



Some companies, Ferrari for example, are household names even though most people have never tried their products. 



Ecolab, a specialty-chemicals firm, is the opposite, practically unknown to the millions of people who consume the fruits of its labour. 



Exterminating bedbugs is not a staple of Facebook chatter.




Yet Ecolab’s hygiene-oriented nerds now play a crucial role in industries ranging from hotels, hospitals and water supply to fracking, a method of extracting natural gas. Many of these seem set for rapid growth. 




As a result, its share price has more than doubled since August 2011, adding more than $1 billion to the fortune of its biggest shareholder, Bill Gates.







Merrit Osborn, a former travelling salesman, founded the company in St Paul, Minnesota, in 1923. 



Its first product was Absorbit, an instant carpet cleaner that…

CUBAZUELA : MAMaduro encubre a narco-generales detrás del caso de Air France

por @DolarToday - Oct 4, 2013 @ 9:30 pm - en Noticias










La presidente de la ONG Control Ciudadano, Rocío San Miguel, criticó que el presidente Nicolás Maduro haya dado un espaldarazo a la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana apenas dos semanas después de que se mencionó la presunta vinculación de funcionarios de ese componente militar en el tráfico de 1,3 toneladas de cocaína incautadas en París.







 “Estas acciones sólo pretenden invisibilizar la responsabilidad de los peces gordos” de la Fuerza Armada en relación con el decomiso de la droga que salió en un avión de Air France del Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar.









La responsabilidad de la custodia del terminal aéreo más importante del país, donde fueron embarcadas 31 maletas con la cocaína, está a cargo del CORE 5, y el presidente Nicolás Maduro respaldó a la GNB en una visita que hizo el miércoles a ese componente.









“Ninguna de esas declaraciones de Maduro ayudan a una investigación sería”, asegura San Miguel. En el caso de Air France sólo está…