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freeman dyson brezhnev race - Google Search https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=freeman+dyson+brezhnev+race
"Freeman Dyson ... When Prime Minister James Callahan made his statevisit to Moscow hehad two amicable meetings with Chairman Leonid Brezhnev. ... Callahan's interpreter hesitated, and instead of translating Brezhnev's remark askedhimto repeat it. ... interpreter translated: “Mr. Prime Minister, there is only one important question facing us,and thatis the question whether the white race will survive."

Bush/Cheney forced/cherry picked/lied about MWD intelligence to justify Iraq war. Is Obama doing the same re Iran time to bomb intelligence?

Piketty: "book's central thesis is that when the rate of return on capital (r) is greater than the rate of economic growth (g) over the long term, the result is concentration of wealth, and this unequal distribution of wealth causes social and economic instability".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_in_the_Twenty-First_Century

Civil War Town Document Returned to Mattawamkeag - http://wabi.tv/2015/02/20/civil-war-town-document-returned-to-mattawamkeag/

“I’m very impressed. I didn’t expect anything of that quality and of that preciseness and I’m very impressed with the document and I’m very grateful that it was retuned to Mattawamkeag,” says Tom Vicaire the 3rd generation in his family to live in the town.

Airspeed Online – The Textron AirLand Scorpion Jet - "hourly cost to operate is likely to be around $3,000." vs $15,000 for an F-16.

http://airspeedonline.com/2013/12/the-textron-airland-scorpion-jet-audio-episode-show-notes/

Worth - http://www.radiolab.org/story/worth/
"We figure out the dollar for an accidental , another day of life, and the work of bats and bees as we try to keep our careful calculations from falling apart in the face of the realities of , and , and ."