State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

The Kids Aren’t Alright
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bin Laden is dead! (Pay no attention to those crippled children)
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Considering Violence, Rape, and how we Interpret Media
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Consensus Facit Legem
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Hands of gold are always cold, but Bernanke’s hands are warm
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You Know Folks, Tom Is Very Clearly Right
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The comments...

Jesse Ewiak

They did OK between 1933 and the 90's.

The alternative is entrusting it to the government, composed of stupid, greed-crazed sociopaths. [And when they're not greedy, they're still power-mad.]

MikeSchilling

I confess, I thought your Gravatar meant you were making some point about vaccinations and animal research.

MikeSchilling
+ From what Ward linked to: "Li can't be blamed," says Gilkes of CreditSights. After all, he just invented the model. Instead, we should blame the bankers [. . .]
+ Thanks for clarifying, Ken. I must admit I didn't recognize that it was you, and I misunderstood your point myself. In any case, I'll post [. . .]
+ I would note that if certain people that were supposed to keep their mouths shut kept their mouths shut, it would have been just another [. . .]
+ Except for the fact that, at least according to the CDC, the Hep B vaccine takes multiple treatments, and I don’t believe the good doctor [. . .]
Miss Mary

I didn't ask you to write a post, I just asked if you had already. Don't be so cranky.

Kolohe
+ I would note that if certain people that were supposed to keep their mouths shut kept their mouths shut, it would have been just another [. . .]
+ I am wondering,... Are saying the trailer deserves no special outrage, so please stop the outrage? Or are you saying the trailer deserves no special outrage, [. . .]
wardsmith

Yeah, those physics and math majors did such a great job the last time around.

Scott

Sounds like the democratic administration I've been living under the past few years. I guess I'd better move to Somalia.

Mo
+ (Everything I read has indicated that all the medical care was legit except for the non-consented DNA samples). Except for the fact that, at least according [. . .]
wardsmith
+ Computer science has given us plenty of data on the decreasing utility of additional processors for all but a small subset of computing chores. Finite [. . .]
MikeSchilling
+ Yeah, those title restriction are everywhere. When Huffington (Arianna's ex) ran for the Senate, there was a huge flap about the fact that he [. . .]
wardsmith
+ Got it Will, but apparently Detroit's metro area has /grown/ not diminished. This is why statistics are such a bitch, what are we comparing when [. . .]
greginak
+ Roger, the big picture seems to be that some people can't get much access to the law. Some lawyers try to help them but helping [. . .]
wardsmith
+ Wasn't being dishonest and am more than a bit mystified why credentials don't matter when facts are on the table. The single article I posted [. . .]

15% is the metro. 50% is the city. Jesse's stat was about the metro.

Kazzy

This was my sense. But the whole world was foreign to me.

wardsmith
+ Will, I think you're wrong about the 15%. My source says it lost almost 50% as did Detroit. Of course Detroit went from almost [. . .]
Kazzy
+ What Will said. We're not making a table where someone jumps in and just takes over where the other left off. And to [. . .]
DensityDuck

I think I see the problem--you've forgotten what website you're posting on. Here, let me help you with that.

Roger
+ You guys really don't see the big picture here, do you? You are congratulating someone for getting an education in the exciting field of legal [. . .]

Even with two equally capable teachers, switching between them would decrease the quality. Especially with the young ones, having a constant figure is desirable.

Ken
+ I think my linking to that came across the wrong way. I was pointing out that there were some fool pediatricians who were still anti-vaccination. [. . .]
+ Ward, leaving aside the metro/city distinction (Pitt Metro has lost only about 15% in the last 50 years), doesn't Detroit actually help demonstrate that losing [. . .]
wardsmith
+ Here's the guidelines in all their bureaucratese. One of the most problematic of the new requirements is the new requirement that every condominium association must [. . .]
Roger
+ Liberty, The health care market is pretty clearly the least free and most regulated industry in America. Let me clarify that I am recommending free markets [. . .]
M.A.

You're assuming the person you shared it with would be less capable than you are, then?

+ I'm not going to get into the larger muck but... The rise of healthcare being tied to sticking by one employer? Ahh yes. A “market solution” [. . .]
Kazzy

It would be more accurate to say that the quality of the service offered would be far lower if my job were shared.

Simon K
+ That's not quite a correct description of reserves, ward. If I lend the bank $1000, it gets to lend $20,000, not borrow it. But that [. . .]
DensityDuck
+ "So, your neighbors CAN start one up without your approval, against your vote, and then subsequently enact all the restrictions they want upon you." This is [. . .]
wardsmith

Well, you could always move to New London.

+ The ethical calculus would run something like this, I believe: If this phony vaccination program took the place of a genuine program, big problem. [. . .]
M.A.

+1 on Kimmi's sentiment. If you're going to be dishonest at least be a little less obvious about it.

wardsmith
+ Kimmi, now you're just being vapid. 50% of the PEOPLE left and 20% BUILDING vacancy. Now just how many PEOPLE live in a building? Your [. . .]
Annelid Gustator
+ TPoSoE is intended to be a critique (albeit an unenlightening one, except with regard to what it reveals about the person using it). Democrat Party [. . .]
Kimmi
+ Mr. Meier is health policy advisor for the Chicago-based Heartland Institute and Assistant in Research, Center for Advance Social Research, University of Missouri. E-mail: [email protected] fuck [. . .]
Kimmi

shit, man, now you're just egging me on!

wardsmith
+ MA, in point of fact those insurers absolutely left the state, just like the folks who left Pittsburgh and Detroit, they went off in search [. . .]
M.A.
+ I thought the right wing article of faith was that the "free market" always does things better than the public sector, which is why we [. . .]
Kimmi

quoting the heartland institute? geez. can we please try again? if the private companies can't compete with the nonprivates, is that really a problem?

 
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