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by Dragline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

Perhaps you are privy to more information than everyone else, or you are speculating based on pre-conceived bias and projections of what you want this kid to be. Your hunch may ultimately be proven true, or he may have reacted in a fit of rage after a fight or someone damaging his car. I don't know...
by Dragline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

That's why I lean more in support of the efforts of the citizens of Charlottesville and all other good-hearted civilians who took it upon themselves to stand together in protest of the rally and in protection of those most threatened. The streets of their city belong to the people, not to out of st...
by Dragline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

it is hard to compare these effects, of course, but brute is actually convinced that the aggregate negative effect of white supremacy is far below the aggregate negative effect of political correctness. nobody has directly died from PC, but brute isn't convinced that 1 death is worse than, say, low...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

country doesn't seem divided enough You should be pleased. You want it all to go down in flames, right? You can sit on the sidelines and pretend to be a uninterested umpire until somebody burns your house down and then you wonder why and complain about it being unfair because you weren't involved. ...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

People can get crazy in situations like that. It could be that he was over arguing/fight with those people, got punched a few times, and over-reacted in extreme fashion. I'm not defending the guy here at all. It does seem extremely likely that he was there on the side of the white supremacists. I'm...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

@C40 The car accelerated into a crowd, rammed them, and then tried to get away in reverse. Watch it reverse course after committing murder. Is this not an act of terrorism and is there any excuse in the world for it? Yes or no. Why does it matter if he felt like a white snowflake or what others were...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

Well, I wish I lived closer to work. Its not really about money at this point, but health. At 13 miles, I can bike there some of the time, but I could probably do most or all of the time if it was more like 5. And the health aspects would probably be worth more than the financial ones. Then again, I...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!
Replies: 15
Views: 548

Re: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!

We should say "meh" and move on with our lives. We'll all be dead to this world a lot sooner.

I honestly do not think human minds can actually process this.
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

@ffj So you support the terrorists. Yes or no. If not, why are you hiding behind this crap of "we just don't know" when the guy who was there with the alt-right, was driving and owned the car, was caught red-handed on the scene, and has been charged with second degree murder? Do you think that was r...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

Well, at least a few people on the right are calling things for what they are -- evil. Does anyone here seriously think differently and what the hell have you been smoking? "On Twitter, Rubio wrote that it was, "Very important for the nation to hear [Trump] describe events in Charlottesville for wha...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

So why isn't the POTUS talking like this? As the local police chief said, this was premeditated violence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lse0nQ0jvQ

Maybe because POTUS is also on the losing side of history with his supporters.
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

Re the murder weapon and suspect: https://twitter.com/search?q=james+alex+fields&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch Now tell us, class, what terrible injustice did this guy for being a white man suffer before he decided to go to someone else's city and kill people? Where is his h...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

I have noticed that most "injured white males" are whiners who are better described as "snowflakes" given how they like to apply that moniker to others. But claiming victimhood is what its all about. For more information, here is what we heard from UVA BEFORE the murder: "Dear UVA Parents: Whether y...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 7646

Re: White supremacy run amok

Let's stop all this speculation and imagination. One of my sons is in Charlottesville about a mile away from where this all happened. What happened in Charlottesville was not a protest. It was a white supremacist rally called "Unite The Right" followed by a domestic terrorist attack. It began with a...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Parable of the Socks
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: The Parable of the Socks

I agree with the sentiment, but you ought to get a refund for those socks! I have also found that owning expensive things tends to cause more stress than joy. I'd rather own moderate or cheap ones that I can easily replace when they become lost, broken or ruined (a common occurrence in a house with ...
by Dragline
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1186
Views: 133153

Re: Investments Trade Log

Thanks. I'll put that on my list.
by Dragline
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?
Replies: 45
Views: 2540

Re: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?

Don't believe the hype -- its the saving rate that matters the most, not getting wound up about particular portfolios. See https://seekingalpha.com/article/4059786-important-saving-investing Leave your funds alone and keep reading/studying until you find something that you are willing to stick with ...
by Dragline
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Blood Work
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Blood Work

Cheapest way is to just get it as part of an annual physical.

Otherwise, there are lots of private labs that will charge about $100 for a standard set of tests. Here's a typical list of what's available: https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_panel ... arch=#2137
by Dragline
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1186
Views: 133153

Re: Investments Trade Log

Sold some IAU and some covered calls on NKE today. Bought UUP and REET.
by Dragline
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 299
Views: 20040

Re: Political correctness run amok

I already did, thank you. Do you disagree that 1950 is more accurate than 1850? Or do you need me to dissect the article in more detail before you agree its pretty crappy and a poorly supported exercise in confirmation bias all in all? Don't know why you would defend it -- not your circus, not your ...
by Dragline
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 299
Views: 20040

Re: Political correctness run amok

Indeed, and I do appreciate the humor. But you would find value in understanding the 20th Century history of America if you watched every Academy Award winner in a row since the inauguration of the award. (These are some of the things old people do.) :lol: Compare, for example "Mrs. Miniver" (1942 w...
by Dragline
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 69
Views: 3024

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

But Prospecting Theory won a Nobel Prize, so I'll take Occam and Nobel over a complex theory that seeks to justify bad behavior. yea, but "the other side are irredeemable, stupid assholes" triggers brute's bullshit alarm, especially when coming from the side in power. You did not respond my asserti...
by Dragline
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 299
Views: 20040

Re: Political correctness run amok

unfortunately, Dragline is misinformed. female humans actually made up a larger percentage of programmers in the 1950s, much larger than today. this is mentioned in the article as well. hordes of female programmers broke the Nazi crypto code in WW2. the rate of human females in programming has gone...
by Dragline
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 299
Views: 20040

Re: Political correctness run amok

I think that author meant 1950, as that would have been the accurate date. Or he is just sloppy. More likely the latter, as comparing veterinarians to computer programmers is apples/oranges given the comparative amount of schooling and expense it takes to become a vet (lots and its harder to get int...
by Dragline
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 28
Views: 2673

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Welcome back -- its been awhile again. As you your last question, you might look into the concepts of bounded rationality and "satisficing", as first coined by Herbert Simon. Here's an article: https://medium.com/homeland-security/understanding-bounded-rationality-and-satisficing-175e787955d6 For a ...