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Old 05-18-2019, 07:04 AM   #2401
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I'd guess Portuguese in any maritime area.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:13 AM   #2402
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Yep,

I used an interactive map of Massachusetts to pick a city (Brockton) in that area; then, entered that into a language map data center. The answer appears to be Portuguese.

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English ……….62,740 ….72.31%
Portuguese.....6,540...….7.54%
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Italian.........…...585...…0.67%
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:54 AM   #2403
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Cape Cod has always been loaded with Portuguese descendants (fishermen), and natives of Cape Verde Islands but I don't know what there native tongue is.

OK, the language is Cape Verdean Creole, with Portuguese being the common 2nd language.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:51 AM   #2404
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:32 AM   #2405
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NY Times story today, on how taxi medallion lenders screwed the drivers so royally, they have been committing suicide, because they are on the hook for million-dollar loans.

This was a market kept artificially expensive via the government ensuring medallions would be limited, a practice that screwed everybody in the short and long run... and when demand fell, the whole bubble collapsed, similar to the housing bubble.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:21 AM   #2406
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Another perfect example of corruption when the purpose of a business is profits - not the product. Medallion brokers only did what is taught and encouraged in business schools.

Honest businessmen always make sure their counter-party is also prospering. That is the purpose of every business transaction. Both parties prosper. Business school graduates (ie Trump) and their disciples must deny this.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:23 PM   #2407
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And what about bean counters?

How do they fit into the problem?
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:54 PM   #2408
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The bean counters only predict or tally results, and report back to the people calling the shots.
Private equity has dismantled more businesses, put more people out of work, than any other threat.

The population is ageing and they are the mean bastards who survived so watch out.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:35 PM   #2409
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And what about bean counters?
Too many beans remain to count. Because Trump has subverted exports. Just another example of a business school graduate screwing everything up for self-serving reasons.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:04 AM   #2410
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Another perfect example of corruption when the purpose of a business is profits - not the product. Medallion brokers only did what is taught and encouraged in business schools.

Honest businessmen always make sure their counter-party is also prospering. That is the purpose of every business transaction. Both parties prosper. Business school graduates (ie Trump) and their disciples must deny this.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:31 PM   #2411
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Base-a-ball been berry berry good to me... but this makes boring games.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:24 AM   #2412
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The three true outcomes strike out, walk, or homerun game that has developed is boring as hell. It was really bad for the Yankees because their hitting instructors are over selling launch angle. Fortunately everyone got hurt so they have a better mix of batting styles.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:07 PM   #2413
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... so they have a better mix of batting styles.
How does that explain the increase in strike outs?
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:23 AM   #2414
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They are looking to drive the ball out of the park rather than put it in play. Apparently statistics favor this approach but itís a crushingly boring style of play.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:54 AM   #2415
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We went to a Brewers game a couple of years ago, and every point was scored by a Homerun. That park is so small it seemed like they couldn't help but hit a Homerun.
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