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|Jul-06-11|| ||tpstar: <It's freaking amazing how guidelines 1 and 3 are continually violated at will on this site. Moderating is piss poor. At some point the admins really should step in.>|
This site really is a haven compared to the rest of the Internet.
Back in 2004, <chessgames.com> was a free enterprise although the only toy was the Opening Explorer. The group was much smaller and far easier to Moderate, although you were never sure when an Administrator would show up. When they began offering Premium Memberships, there was a distinct culture change allowing off-topic discussion (which was previously discouraged), provided people still followed the Posting Guidelines, as part of their business model to keep customers happy. Remember the 2005 Questionnaire specifically asked how to handle off-topic political and religious discussion, and many respondents wanted a separate area of the site for this purpose (not the Kibitzer's Cafe), and over years this page became the de facto blog. You also recall back when there was no Blow the Whistle function, so we had to resolve disagreements ourselves in real time. Best I can tell, Kenneth Rogoff has never visited this site and is completely unaware about all of these posts under his name. The presumption is that if he were to arrive and complain, they would have to shut it down or archive the whole thing. Perhaps he would appreciate all of the educated discussion. =)
Consider the Life Master Saga. How on earth do you Moderate a discussion when both sides are breaking the rules?
<Colonel Mortimer> is from New Zealand.
|Jul-06-11|| ||BobCrisp: 94% of scientists are monarchists? Cool.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||Gregor Samsa Mendel: <PinnedPiece: <shach> As near as I can make out, <ColMort> lives in the South of England somewhere. Possibly Guildford or Crawley.>|
<tpstar>--<<Colonel Mortimer> is from New Zealand.>
Well, that's south of England, isn't it?
|Jul-06-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: <Well, that's south of England, isn't it?> LOL - it is for most redneck christian knuckle draggers.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||PinnedPiece: <ColMort> See I'm not the only one capable of huge guessing errors. Just so you know, I don't drag my knuckles. They are positioned well in front of my point of balance, and I wear gloves to boot.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||BobCrisp: New Zealand has, perhaps unkindly, been referred to as 1950s England. It's largely populated by unhip middle class white people. Still, it's better than living in Pakistan or Uganda or some other godforsaken place.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||shach matov: <<ColMort> lives in the South of England somewhere. Possibly Guildford or Crawley.>|
so why then does this fool constantly put his nose in other people's business? these cheep libs should stop being such busybodies and get back to their real occupation: kissing the islamo-fascist butts around the world.
|Jul-06-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: <schach matov> is an Israeli settler...|
|Jul-06-11|| ||BobCrisp: <Colonel Mortimer> claimed <BobCrisp> to be an evangelical American Republican. So wrong on all three counts!|
|Jul-06-11|| ||Tomlinsky: Do people think that it isn't noticed when their prose isn't actually making, or addressing, any particular point whatsoever but rather just playing to the gallery in a third-person style narrative?|
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|Jul-06-11|| ||perfidious: <BobCrisp: <Colonel Mortimer> claimed <BobCrisp> to be an evangelical American Republican. So wrong on all three counts!>|
Pendejo about covers it, though.
|Jul-06-11|| ||cormier: oh brothers ...|
|Jul-06-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: <BobCrisp:> <Colonel Mortimer> <claimed <BobCrisp> to be an evangelical American Republican. So wrong on all three counts!>|
In my rush to judgement I omitted to insert "aspiring".
|Jul-06-11|| ||BobCrisp: <In this story, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn contends that claims that the mob violence was racial must be “challenged” as divisive:|
Flynn has called a community meeting to talk to residents in the Riverwest neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday about the events of July 3. He said it was important to challenge commentary in some blogs and reader comments on news stories that emphasize the race of the victims and suspects.
“We can’t allow this activity to divide this community because ultimately it’s this community standing together that will identify these individuals and ultimately bring them to justice.”
In Flynn’s world, it is not blacks attacking whites that divides the community, it is whites noticing that blacks are attacking whites that divides the community.>
|Jul-06-11|| ||OhioChessFan: <OCF: Amusing final sentence.>|
<Imposter: really? do tell.>
At the end of your rant, you warn me not to engage in ad hominems.
|Jul-06-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: Anyway can someone explain why only 6% of scientists are Republican?|
|Jul-06-11|| ||BobCrisp: Because only a fraction of scientists are American. What percentage of Nobel Prize winners for science are Kiwis?|
|Jul-06-11|| ||Imposter: <At the end of your rant, you warn me not to engage in ad hominems.>|
you're not that shallow. maybe i'm wrong.
|Jul-06-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: The sample was US only|
|Jul-06-11|| ||BobCrisp: The sample was biased.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: Of course - that never occurred to me. Deep thinking indeed Bob. Your intellect is as crisp as a deep fried smartie:)|
|Jul-06-11|| ||PinnedPiece: The actual study answers the questions.*
The scientists polled were mainly from Academia and Government, who depend on government largess for their funding.
1) Scientists dislike war--Republicans have been successfully portrayed as the warmongers. (see the Pew study on Liberal Bias of Reporters http://www.npr.org/templates/story/... )
2) Scientists believe the Bush administration quashed findings about global warming (see the Pew study on Liberal Bias of Reporters)
3) Scientists believe that Democrat administrations are much more likely to hand out large grants for scientific study.
Scientists once believed the earth revolved around the sun, too.
*"The Young Turks" is of course more <ColMort>'s idea of where to find the truths of the universe.
|Jul-06-11|| ||PinnedPiece: <ColMort> I have just done a quick fact check on your non-chess posts, and on my non-chess posts. On Testable Statements:|
Truths: 28 (2.8%)
Inaccuracies: 147 (14.7%)
Dead Wrong: 185 (18.5%)
Possible Lies: 6 (0.6%)
Direct Insults: 438 (44%)
Correct Predictions: 0
Truths: 2,406 (45.3%)
Innaccuracies: 25 (0.4%)
Dead Wrong: 7 (0.13%)
Possible Lies: 4* (0.09%)
Direct Insults: 11 (0.2%)
Correct Predictions: 61
*Does not include the odd lie.
N.B. This kibitz is guaranteed to be as accurate as any of <ColMort>'s have been on the topics of theology or traditional conservative philosophy.
|Jul-06-11|| ||Colonel Mortimer: I think he's lost it.|
|Jul-06-11|| ||PinnedPiece: Hypothesis: Republican principles of governance are as bad in the end as Liberal principles.|
Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law -- a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials, and protesters in the streets.
Now the bill is law, and we have some very early evidence of how it is working. And for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it's a godsend, not a disaster.
The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.>
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