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Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Avatar Russell M
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    there you go again, expecting the National Review not to give out and out racists a platform to speak their mind. Pieces like VDH’s and derb’s is how they troll the rest of the media and drive up those page hits. reality and common sense are not considered.Report

  2. Avatar Chris
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    This sort of counterfactual might make for a fun game:

    If Torquemada had been Italian, the Spanish Inquisition would have been more likely to happen (now everyone expects it!).

    If Hannibal had been Egyptian, he’d have been more likely to cross the Alps.

    If George Washington had been French, he’d have been more likely to fight against the British.Report

  3. Avatar clawback
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    You just have to accept the National Review worldview, in which black people are 110% violent. Then all the numbers work out.Report

  4. Avatar b-psycho
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    They’d have to fire the entire magazine.Report

  5. Avatar Ericka
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    Unclear of the concept, and it really goes that way.

    ‘Had George Zimmerman been black, he would have been, statistically at least, more likely to have shot Trayvon Martin.’ This line had struck me as I believe that people shouldn’t shoot or kill each other, despite the differences in color.Report

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