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Discomforting thoughts and wishful thinking

Bias is a bit like an autopilot that, once programmed, guides us along the most agreeable route to our predetermined opinions. It navigates away from the contrary and stops along the way only for those bits of information that make us feel good because it confirms our prejudices.

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Fireworks industry pushing vote to overturn ban

The fireworks industry thinks Tumwater voters didn’t know what we voted for when we decided to stop living in a battle zone for the first week of every July. They’re pouring money and volunteers into an April 24th ballot measure to overturn Tumwater’s sensible ban on fireworks. Don’t let them do it!

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Does Facebook know you better than you do?

What makes you tick, who you know, where you go, even where you might end up. The information you share in your profile is a snippet of what Facebook and its partners really know about you. Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The Times, explains.

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Does Facebook know you better than you do?

What makes you tick, who you know, where you go, even where you might end up. The information you share in your profile is a snippet of what Facebook and its partners really know about you. Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The Times, explains.
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