State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

Consensus Facit Legem
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bin Laden is dead! (Pay no attention to those crippled children)
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The Kids Aren’t Alright
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Invitation: Ordinary Gentlemen’s Inequality Symposium
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The comments...

wardsmith
+ Rod, I didn't say it clearly in the OP but one point I wanted to flesh out was that HOA's are welcomed by cities because [. . .]
MikeSchilling
+ And much of "spying" means doing targeted research using perfectly legal and ethical means and drawing conclusions from the results. (When a private [. . .]
Kazzy
+ That makes a lot of sense, Will. And I suppose I can make my peace with it. But I struggle to make peace with folks [. . .]

Next time throw in something about Sunk Cost Fallacy. That one is a perspective-changer, as far as eating that extra bite you don't want/need goes.

clawback
+ No, the first article you linked to had it right. From the guidelines you linked: Provides for the funding of replacement reserves for capital expenditures [. . .]
Kazzy
+ Thanks, Will. I just had a similar, albeit from the other angle, conversation with my wife. We had steak for dinner (MMM!) and [. . .]
+ Punishing folks who spy on us actually has relatively little to do with morality. It's more of a common defense sort of thing. The act [. . .]
Roger

James,

I take it back then. I did misunderstand.

Roger
+ Liberty, Rivets are fine yes. Seriously though, I am just suggesting that the institutions are burying costs used to treat those not paying and those [. . .]
Kazzy
+ I had a FEELING you were agreeing, but really couldn't parse that and didn't want to respond based on that feeling. I'd even go a step [. . .]
+ Kazzy... translation: Unless the task is specifically geared for it, throwing more resources towards it doesn't help. Or if it does help, does so with [. . .]
James Hanley

Kazzy, the beginning of this post says "yes, you." But of course it's an invitation, not a command.

Rod
+ My hope is that HOAs are a fad that will soon expire. I’m not sure they will be, however, as it seems that developers are [. . .]
James Hanley
+ By the way, folks, I'll be off camping for a few days, so I won't be able to answer many more short term questions. [. . .]
Kazzy
+ Happy to write if there is a desire for my perspective, but I am likely much less well-versed on the topic. I'd contribute something [. . .]
James Hanley
+ That would be above my pay grade; e.g., up to Erik. It's not something he and I have discussed, since I hadn't thought of [. . .]
James Hanley
+ Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, Michael, the question was just a kick starter and I never for once imagined that those who decided to [. . .]
wardsmith
+ Like the mythical man-month throwing more humans at a problem rarely improves things. Dividing tasks among humans (or processors as it turns out) likewise introduces [. . .]
James Hanley

They did OK between 1933 and the 90?s.

You might want to look at the data for some of those years.

Zach
+ Maybe the dynamics are different in American law firms, but this really hasn't been my experience thus far in interviewing for Canadian law firms. There [. . .]
BlaiseP
+ Hostile armies may face each other for years, striving for the victory which is decided in a single day. This being so, to remain in [. . .]
Michael Drew
+ They certainly will if what you say the topic is about isn't even actually the topic you are interested in discussing. I guess the reason I [. . .]
Kazzy
+ Here is a broader question: We punish folks who spy on us. Which indicates we think it wrong. Yet we engage in [. . .]
James Hanley
+ The rise of healthcare being tied to sticking by one employer? Ahh yes. A “market solution” come up with when wartime governments (conservatives) restricted how [. . .]
BlaiseP
+ Uh, we could have a happy synthesis, where risk was managed in risk markets, where buyers and sellers could manage these things, like the happy [. . .]
wardsmith

Now if only some OTHER country would give US money so we could implement universal health care.

+ I'd kind of like to know how many RSVP's there are. If there are tons and tons, I'll probably save my idea later (it's about [. . .]
Kazzy

Can you translate that to English?

James Hanley
+ That's a bit cowardly, M.A. It seems to have escaped your notice that the libertarian crowd isn't exactly gung ho over our current health [. . .]
Liberty60
+ "Pakistan is free to spend a little less money on nuclear weapons and training terrorists and a little more on funding it’s own rural health [. . .]
+ Are those of us who can post at will going to be given a schedule about when we should post, so as to have things [. . .]
James Vonder Haar
+ My impression of the incentives facing law firms is a little different. From what I understand, a new lawyer fresh out of law school [. . .]
James Hanley
+ Excellent. I was hoping for an antipodean view. Or you could go crazy and write a defense of royalty in honor of the [. . .]
Liberty60
+ I would love to see an example- historical or contemporary- of what you propose. Because honestly, asserting that you believe in both a free market in [. . .]
M.A.
+ I think I see the problem - you're an annoying troll who's doing his level best to get some form of screaming reaction. Just stop [. . .]
James Hanley

Because everyone's going to use the question as a vague guideline and go off their own direction anyway.

+ From a BBC report in February. it would appear that there have been no polio cases in India since January 2011, leaving only Afghanistan, [. . .]
James Hanley
+ I don't think so. I've looked at a few serious posts here, and they seem to run in the 1,000-1,500 word range. Anything [. . .]
+ That the region as a whole is rife with misery does not in any way lessen our complicity in keeping it just a little more [. . .]
James Hanley
+ Sure, start coordinatin' away! What's your focus going to be? Others, what are you thinking about focusing on? I encourage people to look for [. . .]
James Vonder Haar
+ In a healthy economy, there are enough sources of funds for public interest lawyers to get by. The salaries come from private donations [. . .]
James Hanley
+ I think you’re asking liberals for a bright line that isn’t actually there. Hmm, the irony is so thick it's choking me. I frequently [. . .]
Kolohe
+ You say it's a very real tragedy what happened. I'm saying that in the full context, the tragedy that is South West Asia, this [. . .]
MikeSchilling

I don't believe for a minute that those are the only two alternatives.

 
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