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|Mar-31-12|| ||PinnedPiece: <<jls [quoting me]: Yep. I know how to do it*. [snip] >|
< <PinnedPiece> wrote: jls: better to get the facts >
< <johnlspouge>wrote : [snip] better to know the facts [snip] >
*You sure do :)>> A bit of ad lib there from me, quoting the jist of the text from memory. Not much of a slant....
And my tirades are, I think, a mark of higher honesty, since you can tell that I am ranting, with a strong viewpoint that you can take or leave, file under "Golden", or flush down your low-flow (its what you'd have if you were flushing me).
I give it away, without deception, where I stand.
Not your today's modern journalist. Oh no. He chooses his quotes, he chooses his quotees, he chooses his emphasis and his insinuations with a high degree of deception in conscious mind, or without conscious awareness and little self-control (perhaps an issue <quantum.consciousness> would rather deal with) and in the end which is worse:
* An intentional, disguised yet propagandizing bias in the reportage
* An unintentional, yet philosophically aligned bias that selects the details to fit the unconscious bias
* The flagrant mind-whipping from a proselytizer, fully aware of the sides, and meant to show true colors, challenge in return, contest the accepted gospel, yet based on a core of indisputable fact?
Ok, nothing here is indisputable, including indisputable facts.
Anyway, huh? Which is worse?
|Mar-31-12|| ||wwall: I've had bad luck revising or editing dozens of Wiki chess articles. The Wiki police have come by and deleted most of my work and references, including a wiki page on me (not written by me), citing that I am not notable enough (OK, fine). The major issue is that if you have ever written an article or book, you can't cite it or reference it (must be done by someone else, I guess), One may have better luck if correcting errors anonymously, but I have given up trying to make corrections in chess articles on Wiki. I would rather assist and make corrections in the bios here at chessgames.com.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||kb2ct: |
I don't see that the Zimmerman case has any political meaning at all.
We will find out in ten days what constitutes self defense and whether self defense can be claimed at all if an incident is aggresively provoked.
From evidence so far, it could go either way.
|Mar-31-12|| ||twinlark: <wwall>
Bill, there is a forum for biographers here: The Biographer Bistro
|Mar-31-12|| ||twinlark: <I don't see that the Zimmerman case has any political meaning at all.>|
I know what you mean but many people have already decided otherwise. Zimmerman's action is known and discussed world wide, especially amongst African-Americans, this page being a microscosm of the broader discussion.
|Mar-31-12|| ||WannaBe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btvS... Take what you will, and decide.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||King Death: The death of Trayvon Martin will be used by a number of folks for their own ends, this is sad but typical.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||Tomlinsky: <KD: The death of Trayvon Martin will be used by a number of folks for their own ends, this is sad but typical.>|
Mainly to brush up on Columbo impressions by the look of it. Pondering on what assists in creating situations such as this within a society would potentially be more useful I would have thought.
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|Mar-31-12|| ||chancho: <Joe Scarborough condemned some conservatives and right-leaning websites for trying to turn Trayvon Martin's death into a political cause on Friday's "Morning Joe."|
Martin was unarmed when he was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in late February. His death and the local police department's failure to arrest Zimmerman have taken the country by storm. Scarborough has spoken out demanding the shooter's arrest.
On Friday, he excoriated some conservative websites for defending Zimmerman and questioning Martin's innocence. He said that he found their behavior "disgusting."
"Why is it that some on the right are actually taking this up as a cause?" Scarborough asked. "As National Review said almost immediately after it happened, this has nothing to do with gun rights, this has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, this has nothing to do with stand your ground laws, this has nothing to do with the NRA. This has everything to do with a guy that's trying to play security cop, who is unhinged, who chased down and shot a 17-year-old kid armed with Skittles and iced tea.'"
Scarborough warned that conservative sites should follow the National Review and "not take this up as a cause." He took issue with their portrayal of Martin in particular.
He said, "some racist websites, but also sadly some fairly mainstream websites are actually going into Trayvon Martin’s social media pages, be it Twitter or MySpace, and they're trying to find ominous looking pictures while skipping over pictures of him holding up a birthday cake smiling, him fishing with his dad, him standing outside proudly of his home dressed in a tux ready to go to prom."
"This is beneath contempt," Scarborough railed. "These people on the far right are being fools to try to make this a political issue.”"Some out there are marginalizing themselves, making fools of themselves," he continued. He speculated that they took issue with President Obama's remarks about Martin's death. "I guess in their warped, twisted, distorted, political worldview, that makes this dead 17-year-old boy — who was kept in the morgue for three days before they even notified his parents of his whereabouts — I guess that makes it okay?" he said.>
|Mar-31-12|| ||hedgeh0g: Wow...I'm pleasantly surprised to see a Republican taking a position on principle as opposed to ideological expectation.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||whiteshark: < Massive $17 Trillion Hole Found In Obamacare <>>|
Two years ago, when introducing then promptly enacting Obamacare, the president stated that healthcare law reform would not cost a penny over $1 trillion ($900 billion to be precise), and that it would not add ‘one dime’ to the debt. It appears that this estimate may have been slightly optimistic… < by a factor of 1700% >.
Because coincident with the recent Supreme Court debacle, in which a constitutional law president may be about to find that his magnum opus law is, in fact, unconstitutional, someone actually read the whole thing cover to cover, instead of merely relying on the CBO’s, pardon Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs’, funding estimates. That someone is Republican Jeff Sessions who after actually running the numbers has uncovered that the true long-term funding gap is < a mind-boggling $17 trillion >, just a tad more than the original sub $1 trillion forecast. This latest revelation means that total underfunded US welfare liabilities: Medicare, Medicaid and social security now amount to $99 trillion!
Add to this total US debt which in 2 months will be $16 trillion, and one can see why Japan, which is about to breach 1 quadrillion in total debt (yen, but who's counting), may want to start looking in the rearview mirror for up and comer competitors. And while Obama may have been taking creative license with a number that is greater than total US GDP, he was most certainly correct when saying that Obamacare would not add a penny to US debt. Because the second the US government comes to market to fund < a true total debt/GDP ratio of 750% >, it is game over, and the Fed will have its hands full selling Treasury puts every waking nanosecond to have any time left for the daily 3pm stock market ramp.
|Mar-31-12|| ||cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...|
|Mar-31-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "Deceptive, or merely misleading?"
|Mar-31-12|| ||Marmot PFL: A few people got lucky last night, and made $200 million each - <Lottery ticket-holders in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland each selected the winning numbers for the world record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said early Saturday.>|
I did a little research and found that most lottery players think that the payout is only about 25%, when it's actually about 50%. Even the worst casino game is better than 80% (the most popular, slot machines, about 95%), but casinos are private businesses that have to compete while lottery is a govt. monopoly.
Also it seemed that a disproportionate number of winners came from small towns I never heard of, so I had the idea getting some people together to buy tickets from small rural stores. However actually looking at the winner lists contradicted this. I did notice several places had repeat winners, probably because the publicity increased ticket sales there. Some were the same people "reinvesting" their winnings.
|Mar-31-12|| ||OneArmedScissor: "You got me. Obama 2012! Wooow yeah baby! More like, Obey Mao, amirite? ahhhhhhhhhh"|
The last words of Trayvon Martin according to George Zimmerman's father.
|Mar-31-12|| ||OneArmedScissor: Obama is the best Republican ever and there is no way he will lose the reelection because he is doing the impossible republican job of dismantling and privatizing medicare, medicaid, social security, etc.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||karnak64: The expected return on last night's lottery drawing was $3.63 and I still lost a dollar.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||Fusilli: <whiteshark> The total size of the US economy, annually, is a bit over 15 trillion dollars (about the same as the debt, as you know). So, puhleeze...!|
<That someone is Republican Jeff Sessions who after actually running the numbers has uncovered that the true long-term funding gap>
Thank god we can count on a superman like Jeff Sessions. Who needs the Congressional Budget Office staffed with all those useless economists and professionals? The cost of the Affordable Care Act will be 17 times larger than estimated *because Jeff Sessions says so*. Phew!
Here's a couple of suggestions for Mr Session's next discoveries. I propose that the claimed gap be raised to 4,000,000,000,000,000 quatrillion dollars, and unfunded Medicaid and Medicare obligations are 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999 quintillions of dollars... more than 40 times the GDP of the whole GALAXY!! Mind-boggling!!
|Mar-31-12|| ||OneArmedScissor: the PPACA is awful and anyone supporting it is a democrat cheerleader, an insurance executive, or a complete moron.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||OneArmedScissor: There has been an update in the Martin-Zimmerman case.|
According to new police footage, it appears that Martin may have also assaulted a police officer.
Police say the attack was due to Martin's ghost being upset about the wasted skittles and ice tea. Expert psychic Sylvia Brown has been called in to assist the investigators.
Also note the disappearance of the massive gash on the back of Zimmerman's head. This photo provides more evidence that Zimmerman is, in fact, a shape shifter.
|Mar-31-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "the PPACA is awful and anyone supporting it is a democrat cheerleader, an insurance executive, or a complete moron."|
I'm working to figure out which of the three I am.
|Mar-31-12|| ||King Death: <Marmot PFL: ...Even the worst casino game is better than 80% (the most popular, slot machines, about 95%)...>|
There's a lot of variance within these percentages and you can't even play a game like craps without expecting to lose your bankroll in the long run. Then we come to things like roulette. Here in the USA that game gives the house 5.26%. I'll let somebody else give $2.63 away for every $100 of action.
|Mar-31-12|| ||OneArmedScissor: PPACA is just a bailout for the insurance companies.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Roulette is the simplest to figure the odds against you. You get even odds for everything from 1 to 36, and the 0 and the 00 tilt the odds to the casino.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||crazybird: <Mar-31-12 Jim Bartle: Roulette is the simplest to figure the odds against you. You get even odds for everything from 1 to 36, and the 0 and the 00 tilt the odds to the casino.>|
Not quite. You only get paid 35 times for a straight up. So house has an edge even if 0/00 weren't around.
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