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Regulation as a ball and chain

I just came up with this metaphor/simile/analogy/whatever I damn well feel like calling it, for corporate regulation. Imagine corporations out roaming a common pasture. As they graze more they get bigger, and are capable of grazing faster. In order to … Continue reading

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Faith can move mountains

So one of the things that I love to do it to take things that people are foolish enough to say and turn them around, examining different meanings that those words could carry. It’s one of the things I really … Continue reading

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If religion is like circumcision that fact says nothing about either of them.

I’ve been confronted with this claim more than once. The notion is that neither should be done because adults wouldn’t be up for them. I think that it highly faulty logic. I think that there are lots of things that … Continue reading

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It’s amazing how the will to contribute can just be sapped right away

I cut my internet teeth on forums. I would rarely post a topic of my own but I really like to look at what someone has written and respond, and then when they tell me I’m wrong build an argument … Continue reading

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The case for stratification in our school systems

I went to a magnet school when I was young. Outside of the extra busing cost it was totally a fantastic idea, to concentrate the quickest learning students together in one program. I think it was one of the best … Continue reading

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There is a systematic shift against me? It can’t be bad data, it must be fraud!

Why Do All Election Forecasters, Political Scientists, Academics and Media Pundits Avoid the Systemic Fraud¬†Factor?¬†Was a big heaping bowl full of infuriating inability to understand modeling. Alaska excluded, a general rule of thumb is that rural areas tend to be … Continue reading

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I’ve basically given up

A few months ago I got a comment for approval, it was obviously spam, so I didn’t approve it, but it made a good point. With the low traffic this is basically a public access diary. “Dear Blog, Today jimmy … Continue reading

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