<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-h-hanke/bitcoin-charts_b_5838132.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Bitcoin Charts, Finally</a>

Bitcoin Charts, Finally

Bitcoin, the new digital currency, remains a mystery to many. There is no better way to lift the fog surrounding bitcoin than to let the data speak. And data speaks loudest through charts. Yes, topological analysis is often the best route to comprehension.

I have constructed — with my assistant, Mazin Al-Rayes — a series of charts that contain illuminating data about bitcoins and brief directions for use following each chart.

How to interpret: Currently there are 13.235 million bitcoins in circulation. The issuance of new bitcoins will halt when the total number …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/obamacare-enrollment_n_5843402.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Almost All Obamacare Enrollees Are Paying For Coverage</a>

Almost All Obamacare Enrollees Are Paying For Coverage

The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million.

Since President Barack Obama announced in April that sign-ups on the Obamacare exchange marketplaces had surpassed 8 million, skeptics have demanded to know what portion of health insurance enrollees had actually paid for their coverage. At a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner offered a partial answer at last.

“As of Aug. 15 this year, we have 7.3 million Americans enrolled …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shai-franklin/congress-pays-lip-service_b_5841834.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Congress Pays Ukraine Lip Service, Again</a>

Congress Pays Ukraine Lip Service, Again

As newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Washington and addresses Congress, the United States has a second chance to help Ukraine continue its evolution as a free and vital bridge between Russia and the West. I say second chance, because we missed the first time when it might have averted the painful conflict which has ensued.

A year ago, Congressional supporters of human rights and democracy sat out Ukraine’s choice between an open, pro-Western future and one dominated by the Russian Federation. Rather than traveling to Kyiv to make the case for signing the association agreement with the …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/braves-fan-foul-ball-face_n_5843054.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Braves Fan Tries To Catch Foul Ball With Cap, Fails Miserably</a>

Braves Fan Tries To Catch Foul Ball With Cap, Fails Miserably

Memo to baseball fans: Caps are for wearing, not for catching.

This Atlanta Braves fan learned that the hard way when a foul ball plunked him right in the nose during Wednesday’s game at Turner Field in Atlanta. As the video above shows, he held his hat overhead with two hands to catch the ball but got a face full of cowhide. Ouch.

“He just turned himself into a bobblehead,” one announcer can be heard saying.

The Braves fared better on the field, defeating the Washington Nationals, 3-1, to snap a five-game losing …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeremy-bamidele/former-bolivian-president_b_5832656.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Former Bolivian President Carlos Mesa Calls Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Marina Silva "Unpredictable"</a>

Former Bolivian President Carlos Mesa Calls Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Marina Silva "Unpredictable"

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Photo of Carlos Mesa by Jeremy Bamidele

On Sept. 12, 2014 former Bolivian president and vice president, from 2003 to 2005 and 2002 to 2003 respectively, Carlos Mesa visited the Inn at Penn, located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, to deliver a speech on the future of Latin America. The speaking engagement was followed by a question and answer session.

The event was sponsored by the Penn: Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, political science department, La Casa Latina, and the Latin America and Latino Studies Program. The event was headed by event …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/obamas-blaster-gun_n_5842508.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Gun Store Names Rifle Barrel After Obama But Can't Spell His Name</a>

Gun Store Names Rifle Barrel After Obama But Can't Spell His Name

A California gun store is selling a rifle attachment named “Obama’s Blaster” to mock the president’s support for stricter gun control laws.

In a post on its website dripping with sarcasm, Ares Armor described the nearly foot-long upper portion of an AR-15 assault rifle as a way to thank President “Barrack” Obama for being “the firearms industry spokesman and salesmen of all time.”

The jab references the surge in gun purchases that occurred after Obama and lawmakers pledged to crack down on firearm sales following the Sandy Hook gun massacre of 20 …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arthur-i-miller/photos-art-science_b_5825404.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">These Trippy Photos Show Art Colliding With Science</a>

These Trippy Photos Show Art Colliding With Science

Today’s most innovative artists are taking not paint and chisel but science and technology as their media, to represent nature both seen and unseen. They are creating works radically different from any that have ever gone before and that may even change our perceptions of the world — truly the new avant-garde. I call this movement “artsci.”

As renowned video artist Peter Weibel says, “Today, art is an offspring of science and technology.” It’s an extraordinary thought. Today’s cutting-edge art doesn’t just use science and technology. It is actually driven by it.

The earliest form of artsci, …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/international-student-enrollment_n_5836872.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">International Students Are The New Golden Goose For American Universities</a>

International Students Are The New Golden Goose For American Universities

When University of California-Los Angeles freshman arrive on campus in two weeks, an estimated 1 in 10 will be from outside the United States.

UCLA is among the schools with the highest international student enrollment in the nation, and it has rapidly increased its percentage of foreign students in the last several years. This year’s projected total is up from 2008, when just 2.3 percent of the freshman class was international, according to figures provided by the school.

The California school’s changing makeup is hardly unique: Colleges and universities from Arizona to Illinois have steadily ramped up international …read more

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