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Forum: USA Politics 17th August 2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,910
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Posted By Brainster
Wolverines!

Wolverines!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th August 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,057
Posted By Brainster
He would ask to keep doing it until he needs...

He would ask to keep doing it until he needs glasses, but um, that particular ship has already sailed.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th August 2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,057
Posted By Brainster
NSF discussion of the paper...

NSF discussion of the paper (https://www.vice.com/en/article/4ax34p/qualitative-research-paper-karl-andersson-shota) at Vice:



Apparently the article was published in April, but became a cause...
Forum: USA Politics 14th August 2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,111
Posted By Brainster
I sure hope not. That might be all that's needed...

I sure hope not. That might be all that's needed to ensure he runs again.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th August 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,489
Posted By Brainster
I remember reading the early part of the Satanic...

I remember reading the early part of the Satanic Verses where the two main characters are in a plane destroyed by a bomb and as they are falling towards earth they have a conversation. Totally pulled...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th August 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,489
Posted By Brainster
It's pretty much a slog; Rushdie does all the...

It's pretty much a slog; Rushdie does all the things that drive me crazy, starting with magical realism and ending with dream sequences. It's similar to James Joyce or Thomas Pynchon in the writing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 611
Posted By Brainster
In all probability if they do away with race as a...

In all probability if they do away with race as a factor in admissions, the Ivy League will probably be 50%+ Asian.

And that's fine with me.:D
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Brainster
Not that complex apparently, if you know the good...

Not that complex apparently, if you know the good and evil side of each issue so well that compromise would be immoral.:thumbsup:
Forum: USA Politics 10th August 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,671
Posted By Brainster
You sound positively (Ayn) Randian: "There...

You sound positively (Ayn) Randian:

"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. The man who is wrong still retains some respect...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th August 2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,845
Posted By Brainster
Of course a big part of any EV calc is the range...

Of course a big part of any EV calc is the range of hands that you put the opponent on. There is one player in my group who has pretty good success against everybody but me, and it's because I have...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th August 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,845
Posted By Brainster
Because when you switch your style of play, it...

Because when you switch your style of play, it shows up in lots of places, places that the computer is unlikely to miss. If you are playing like a maniac, that means you are playing lots of hands...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
What about the Oklahoma Education Association? ...

What about the Oklahoma Education Association? Were they forced to admit that there was "one violation".

As for the exercise itself, it comes from Peggy McIntosh's White Privilege. Among other...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th August 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,845
Posted By Brainster
That ship has already sailed...

That ship has already sailed (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190711141343.htm).
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
Lol, I get that as a econ minor you might be...

Lol, I get that as a econ minor you might be intimidated by a finance major. Econ is finance with lots fewer formulas and hence lots less rigor.

I guess your argument about "policies that predate...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 7th August 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 189,575
Posted By Brainster
Well, you know how it is, every time the...

Well, you know how it is, every time the government lies about something, it proves the conspiracy, no matter what it lies about (and it does lie, quite often). Remember back in the early days of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 43,403
Posted By Brainster
It has to be filled out every year because they...

It has to be filled out every year because they may have been lying the previous year and now we've got them. Seriously, it's just a form that covers the high school and that is the only reason why...
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
That would be the argument for switching over but...

That would be the argument for switching over but so far I just see the neocons (remember them?) taking that bridge--Bill Kristol, David Brooks, and the odious Jennifer Rubin. In fact the fiscal...
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
About Masters? I am not a fan, and I am hugely...

About Masters? I am not a fan, and I am hugely not a fan of Kelly either. I will not vote for Kelly, pure and simple. Masters could win my vote.

ETA, being the designated mole around here I do...
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
Yes, that's it exactly. The supercilious attitude...

Yes, that's it exactly. The supercilious attitude that they know absolutely what works and the other side is a bunch of greedy pirates.:thumbsup:
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
I agree with this. Unfortunately, the Democrats...

I agree with this. Unfortunately, the Democrats have not changed, so I'm stuck voting for gridlock.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 43,403
Posted By Brainster
In addition to the other points mentioned, there...

In addition to the other points mentioned, there is certainly power that comes from claiming to represent 2.4% of society that does not come from claiming to represent .24% of society or .024% of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
Ex-post facto? The law was passed in July of last...

Ex-post facto? The law was passed in July of last year and the exercise at Mustang took place in January of this year. Mustang appears to have accepted that the exercise was wrong since their...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 43,403
Posted By Brainster
It does boggle the mind that this got published...

It does boggle the mind that this got published as a serious, scientific paper. I mean, I'm assuming that this isn't the Bentham Open Pediatrics Journal.

The cynic in me thinks that pediatrics...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 6th August 2022, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 189,575
Posted By Brainster
They should look up the concept of a default...

They should look up the concept of a default judgment.
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Brainster
Yes whereas when she has an abortion she doesn't...

Yes whereas when she has an abortion she doesn't have to worry about that.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th August 2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Brainster
Granted, unemployment and job gains are a lagging...

Granted, unemployment and job gains are a lagging indicator, but seriously, 528,000 new jobs and an unemployment rate of about 3.5%? This is definitely a Jekyll/Hyde economy. Of course the jobs...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th August 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 189,575
Posted By Brainster
IIRC Jon actually made a post to a thread about...

IIRC Jon actually made a post to a thread about Alex at JREF about 15-16 years ago, the basic theme of which was that while he found Jones to be a showman, at the same time he felt Jones was...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 43,403
Posted By Brainster
That paper would get an "F" in any statistics...

That paper would get an "F" in any statistics class. Seriously, using two data points to make a trendline?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
Do you think that using those books in the...

Do you think that using those books in the classroom would be illegal under the law? If not then the banning of those books is irrational, or acting in bad faith. Now it is possible that...
Forum: USA Politics 4th August 2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 42,141
Posted By Brainster
I agree, this is a big result, possibly the...

I agree, this is a big result, possibly the biggest of the night. I said the moment the overturning of Roe was announced that the main result would be to energize state Democratic parties.

Most of...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
The reason I'm voting against Lake and Finchem is...

The reason I'm voting against Lake and Finchem is because they would be in position to do dirty work in the 2024 election. Masters is not in that position.

As for Sinema, the Arizona Republic...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
Definitely stepping right up to the line. Did he...

Definitely stepping right up to the line. Did he cross it? Manipulate? Should be? That's actually in the acceptable range, given that it is death for any Republican who wants to get elected to...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
Because the GOP needs that seat and Kelly's very...

Because the GOP needs that seat and Kelly's very liberal for Arizona. I know this does her little favor around here but I think Kyrsten Sinema is a dream Democrat (and I assumed she would be a loon...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
I generally vote Republican but I have certainly...

I generally vote Republican but I have certainly crossed over or abstained when I felt it necessary. I did not vote for Trump either time even though I generally agreed with what he did as President...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
100% not voting for Kelly. I voted for Lamon in...

100% not voting for Kelly. I voted for Lamon in the primary although I had signed Brnovich's petition. It would take a lot for me not to vote for Masters.

Haven't looked hard at the AG's race,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
Reading through that it appears that the...

Reading through that it appears that the "administrators" who banned those books did so in response to the bill. The only question in my mind is whether they did so in good faith or as a political...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
Looks like I'm voting Democrat for Governor and...

Looks like I'm voting Democrat for Governor and Secretary of State.:(
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
Because quite a few of the calls for no longer...

Because quite a few of the calls for no longer teaching (if not quite banning) books like To Kill a Mockingbird are coming from the left and not from the right. Those notorious non-conservatives in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
Do love this bit: Harper Lee wasn't...

Do love this bit:



Harper Lee wasn't Black but she was female. That very stupid and/or performative (and unnamed) educators are banning books like that shows that they have not read or...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
Rather than continue this endless game of...

Rather than continue this endless game of ring-around-the-Rosie, why don't we stipulate that Wareyin meant any lawmakers who might have appeared on Fox to discuss legislation banning CRT in schools...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,023
Posted By Brainster
Voted in AZ's Republican primary. Picked...

Voted in AZ's Republican primary. Picked Taylor-Robson over Lake; no way I'm voting for any Trump-endorsed candidates this cycle. Unfortunately I will probably be crossing over to Katie Hobbs (D)...
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,793
Posted By Brainster
The Biden administration needed a win and I don't...

The Biden administration needed a win and I don't mind saying this is a win and they deserve credit.:thumbsup:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st August 2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,826
Posted By Brainster
That's not the important thing; at least Crysta...

That's not the important thing; at least Crysta no longer has to pay child support to her rapist, which was what she was griping about all along (note thread title).
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st August 2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 22,826
Posted By Brainster
She agreed to a 50/50 custody-sharing arrangement...

She agreed to a 50/50 custody-sharing arrangement with a rapist?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st August 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 1,495
Posted By Brainster
Calling it rape is stupid, as revealed by the...

Calling it rape is stupid, as revealed by the relatively short sentence, or are a lot of people here fine with a rape sentence of less than 4 years?

It's not rape, it's something else.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 63
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
Views: 1,495
Posted By Brainster
Rape? If the rubber broke would it be rape,...

Rape? If the rubber broke would it be rape, because the effect would be exactly the same?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
No, I'm averting my eyes because I am sure there...

No, I'm averting my eyes because I am sure there is a tweet from Christopher Rufo that totally reveals that he made up the current panic about critical race theory, and if I see such a tweet I will...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th July 2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,198
Posted By Brainster
Yeah, let's hear it for 45 months in prison for...

Yeah, let's hear it for 45 months in prison for pulling off the rubber!
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 30th July 2022, 01:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,715
Posted By Brainster
Insurance is a bad deal unless you have a...

Insurance is a bad deal unless you have a catastrophic loss, in which case it's a very good deal.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th July 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,966
Views: 145,026
Posted By Brainster
Conspiracy theorists always believe that the bad...

Conspiracy theorists always believe that the bad guys are somehow compelled to acknowledge their guilt, but here's the twist: Nobody but the conspiracy theorist sees it.

I feel certain that you...
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