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    Today, 01:07 PM
    That street was identifying as a sidewalk. What is wrong with you?
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    Today, 10:01 AM
    Uhh.... NO. I don't agrees. Teddy, Wilson, FDR, Bush 1 &2, LBJ, Reagan, and of course, the beloved Lincoln, are waaaay ahead of Obama. I know you hate O but don't worry, I'm sure Trump will soon pass him up. ;)
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    Today, 08:30 AM
    The rape whistles were a nice touch!
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    Today, 08:24 AM
    Just need to throw more money at it... That'll fix it!! trump-gop-healthcare-plan-will-have-heart
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    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    Ender replied to a thread Trump Vs Democracy in Guest Forum
    'Zactly. Democracy: 2 wolves & 1 lamb deciding what's for dinner.
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    No he won't. Rand's not running again (at least for Senate) for 5 more years. By then, if this turd passes, they'll all be running from it. If it fails, then Obamacare gets the blame for the mess and Rand can, again, talk about a real answer.
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    5 years???! How about permanent? And then permanently end it for everyone else, too.
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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    I made a bad move in '02 when I passed up a Lancair for $58k. Built by an old Boeing engineer, everything was perfect. Even had an MT screw. Lately I've been jonesing to fly again. Perhaps one of these days.
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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    Cheaper, too. $140K for a Chevy. What idiot does that?
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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    Never did any rotary wing in the seat. It's always been $$$. Good luck with it, and may you never experience VRS.
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    06-21-2017, 08:55 PM
    Statistics has gotten a bad rap because of ignorant people who don't understand what they are, as well as those who misuse them in deceitful ways. That's the deceitful misuse of the label "statistics" applied to something that is decidedly NOT statistical. Have you ever studied statistics? I would guess maybe not. Regardless, properly applied statistical methods show the incredible power in their ability to predict. I've seen it firsthand in my professional life more times than I could count. The operative term here is "properly applied". What you are complaining about is the aforementioned masquerade of bullshit as valid statistics. Your complaint is eminently valid. The only problem, so far as I can see, is that you are painting with too broad a brush. I will add that it can be difficult to know when something being presented as "stats" is valid vis-à-vis nonsense, whether intentionally done or through ignorance. I will add that there is another dimension to "statistical" thinking as a way of looking at the broader patterns that one may observe in the world. The understanding of basic distributions, as well as what is meant by the "mean", sigmas, standard deviation, z-scoring, and that sort of thing is extremely useful in understanding how large populations work. Understanding the mean and how it defines things is very helpful in understanding what one is looking at in the broader senses. You say you saw good stuff in the peace movement. I'm sure your experiences are valid, but I do not think your conclusions are quite right. If the peace movement was so wonderful, why then are we more warlike than ever? Hell, at least with WWII we can claim to have been attacked. From Korea onward, we have done little other than invade foreign lands and murder people by the millions. If the peace movement had been so great as you claim, I would have thought the American people would have taken the war machine by the balls and put it out of business for all considerations save those where the land was under direct attack. So perhaps I am misunderstanding something in your position that, were I to see the light, I would alter my view. If you can help me there, please give it a whirl.
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    06-21-2017, 02:35 PM
    As for the jargon, I use it precisely because it describes the truth with accuracy and precision. Looking at the world and describing it in statistical terms, where appropriate, is the way one sees the truth of things and separates it from the noise. It is so very easy to be confused by noise, which is why I have dedicated some nontrivial portion of my life to discovering my methods of noiseless analysis. Confusion by noise can be demonstrated in countless billions of exchanges between human beings daily precisely because it is so common and the method of using statistical eyes can be so powerful when used properly. The statistical view doesn't apply to all situations, but those where large populations of people are in question, it oftentimes does and that is why I use it. My purpose in engaging in these conversations is not to show how smart I am - I am not terribly smart in fact - but because I like getting to the truth of matters I think important to the quality of our lives. I like giving examples of how to see through the bullshit that flies all around us - bullshit that obscures truth and keeps the vast and overwhelming majority of the people of this world impotently chasing their tails. I choose my methods because they work and I want to share them with everyone. Just as I have been able to see what others here have done in terms of their apparent analytic methods and add them to my own, everything I do here I offer for the world to make its own, for whatever they may be worth. Don't take anything I write here personally, because I don't offer it in the spirit of being mean. You think the peace movement was a wonderful thing. The idea of it is - on that you and I agree as I assume we do on the value of peaceable relations between all men. We depart where the notion ends and the subsurface realities underpinning the real-world events begin. This isn't about winning - at least not for me. It's about better understanding the world around us.
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    06-21-2017, 01:48 PM
    Agree with this entirely. The outcomes have a racial tint to them, but not necessarily the motivations. It's just that subjects are easier targets than others. They know which ones are likely to have paid lawyers and which ones will get a public defender that they work with all the time. Tyranny always visits the lower classes first. The only thing "racial" about this is that police view certain people as being more likely to be members of the target class.
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    06-21-2017, 11:39 AM
    They should really get a Citgo. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citgo
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    06-21-2017, 11:04 AM
    Surprised no one has posted the dashcam video yet... Cop says, "Give me your license" Victim calmly says, "I have to tell you, I have a firearm" Cop says, "ok, don't reach for it then" Victim reaches for ID as instructed. Dumbass cop panics and fills him full of holes.
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    06-21-2017, 10:20 AM
    If we could get Guam, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands, too, my OCD would be pleased.
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    06-20-2017, 08:56 PM
    Ain't that the cool thing about life? You don't need millions to do either.
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    06-20-2017, 08:17 PM
    Speaking only for myself, I am saying it describes the mean of the movement. It was the result. What difference does it make that you may have been off on one of the tails of the distribution? It means NOTHING. Why? Because it is the MEAN that defines what that movement is. The MEAN dictates the quality and character of the gestalt, which in turn leads to whatever outcomes are to be realized. Fliers like you are irrelevant, unless the Gaussian is so narrow that your qualities closely reflect those of the average man's. From what you have written, I deeply doubt that it was the case. I was there and I watched closely. Those people were simplistic thinkers, wholly incapable of squeezing out an original thought of their own, even if it was that they had to go take a crap. As for the smart(er) members of that movement, all I can say is that they both had no palpable effect on outcomes because the cows were running the slaughterhouse. So it appears. You seem to think great things happened. I am of a very different mind on that point. About the best thing to come out of that era was the music. No sane and decent man can argue against Jimi, and if they do, I will beat them with an iron bar. :) Interesting choice of words. Firstly, Nixon was a neurotic and a crook so no, I was not a fan.
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    06-20-2017, 07:14 PM
    Are you for real? AuH2O gave a very clear account of his points and all you have done is respond as if instead of "apples", he'd written "oranges". What brand of trollery is this? If he writes 'A', respond to 'A' instead of 'Z', which has no connection to 'A'.
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    06-20-2017, 11:00 AM
    Agreed. We may call them "globalists".
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    06-20-2017, 09:39 AM
    How about the SC debate the Constitutionality of registries. Never mind what they do to people on the registries.
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    06-20-2017, 08:31 AM
    I agree with AF that they would have had either one of them killed. Barring that, then I guess it depends on how you define success. Bad bills not getting signed? Success. Repeal of existing bad laws? Probably not. Keeping us out of stupid wars? Success. Reducing the size of the MIC? Probably not. Educating America on what liberty means? Hell yes, success! Getting American to care enough about it? Probably not.
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    06-19-2017, 11:49 PM
    Nicely done. Have to spread it around before I can give it to you again. Good God, that didn't quite come out sounding right. Some idiot is now going to think we're set to get married... perhaps in NY state. Ugh.
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    06-19-2017, 11:47 PM
    You read like a textbook communist here. I will not speak for him, but my read is that he is advocating for self defense, most likely against an implacable foe for whom the only response is to wipe them out because nothing less will remove the threat.
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    06-19-2017, 11:43 PM
    In some cases, I am sure it is. It is the nature of things where humans are concerned. People communicate like absolute crap these days, on average. Honestly, I am surprised they are able to order a pizza and manage not to have a low-yield nuke delivered. While we display manifold flaws, it is possible to train people to manifest fewer of them and in less egregious degree than commonly found. But that takes work, determination, smarts, self-control, courage, etc.: all qualities that act in opposition to the entropy that is our basic nature. Most people simply do not want to live their lives that way. Why bother when it is so much easier to be a slacker - to feed all the worst qualities in oneself, rather than oppose them in favor of those the better? Ugh... really? The "peace" movement was absolute nonsense; a gloablist contrivance pursuant to Theire goal of one-world government. How does one approach the objective of global dominion in a world where sovereignty is so very popular? War. Incite, invoke, and finance war on all sides such that all are threatened by it; all are drained by the losses personal, national, and financial. These things were all laid out in black and white by men like Nathan Rothschild, Jacob Schiff, and so forth. They have been exposed time after time over the past 200+ years. Theire dialectic is pure Hegel and what we see today meshes to it without flaw. I strongly suspect the "peace movement" was part of this lunacy. If it wasn't, then its rise, especially given the timing, constitutes one of the most impossible coincidences in all human history. Wear people down with enough war, so the theory goes, and they will submit to any tyranny that promises with a straight face peace and safety and no more dead children. What has transpired in the United States these past 50 years is textbook bolshevism at work. It could not fit the blueprint any more perfectly. If anyone wants to believe it is coincidental, then by all means go ahead, but I doubt it would be the right move. What leads you to believe this? What is the evidence? I am sure you are correct in some cases, but methinks you cast a bit too broad a net here, but perhaps I am mistaken.
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    06-19-2017, 09:00 PM
    Pretty much right on. ;)
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