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GDELT – a humongous approach

Saw an announcement today that Google has opened up use of the GDELT database. This is a global dataset that tracks worldwide data back to 1979. Pretty amazing as well is the use of the BIGQUERY cloud system (running SQL) that allows you to reasonably mine the system. For all you infojunkies out there like … Continue reading

  • I was watching a news report last night and it showed a number of young people attending a Republican convention. What got me so confused was the string of young people (that's all the reporter seemed to be getting sound bites from) who were spouting pure Libertarian philosophy and who were confusing it with pure right wing Republican invective. What I want to know is when Libertarianism got so mixed up in the minds of young Republicans? Libertarianism has never really been associated with the Republican in the last 20 years. I guess what I also want to know is why die hard Libertarians are not out recruiting these young people away from Republican right wingers? Thoughts?
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