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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:20 PM

Re: Cecil

Trophy hunting is not "for meat". It's for a head, the feet, tusks, pelts, whatever. Hunting for meat I can see your argument. Trophy hunting is just killing for the sake of killing, and those who prize it are (IMO) mentally [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:21 AM

Re: Shooting an elephant costs $60000

Do you know how long it takes to skin an elephant?

An elephant seems to be a much less scary animal to hunt.
For one thing, you can see much more easily where the elephant is and the other elephants are unlikely to try and sneak [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:14 AM

Re: Cecil the Lion and medical inflation

I'm not sure you're making a valid comparison.

It's valid only for inflation, not for overall spending.
Inflation examines the development of prices for specific services; the addition of new, expensive services does not affect [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:09 AM

Re: Shooting an elephant costs $60000

Why are lions cheaper than elephants? There have to be many more elephants than lions?

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:08 AM

Re: Cecil

Of course it is. But we stand a better chance of outlawing hunting than we stand of outlawing racism.

I'm not sure that an ethical case can be made against hunting which wouldn't apply pretty much the same to raising and butchering [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:45 AM

Re: Cecil

SLL,
I have been considering going on a safari with my girlfriend but I don't really know too much about it, and the packages I find online vary greatly in cost.

I want to do at 10 days, I guess.
I'm kind of afraid that I take one of [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:26 AM

Re: Music macro trends

That's because the big guys are part of even larger entertainment conglomerates, and they purposely obfuscate those kinds of result, presumably for competitive reasons, but also because they just want to screw with you and their [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:06 PM

Cecil the Lion and medical inflation

Krugman - referencing Wonkblog - raises and interesting question.
How could a dentist afford to travel to Africa to kill poor Cecil?

It turns out that dentists earn a lot of money, more than doctors in general. And interestingly, dental [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:08 AM

Re: Worse and worse for Planned Parenthod

My mistake. Should've typed 30%. Many links for that stat.

I believe it's more like "30% of all women will have at least one abortion during their lifetime".
That means that 30% of all 50-year-old women will have had at [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:17 AM

Re: Interesting results from a very long-term study

Oops, wrong board.
On the other hand, maybe not!

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:16 AM

Interesting results from a very long-term study

I was looking at the results from a very long-term Harvard study which follows 268 Harvard college sophomores from 1939 to 1944 over their entire life.


Some interesting findings:

Financial success depends on warmth of [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Political Asylum board. 3:20 AM

A silly liberal argument

In the recent thread about the PP kerfluffle, some otherwise reasonable liberals made a silly argument that PP could not profit from organ sales because it was a non-profit organization.

"How does a non-profit organization like [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:40 AM

Re: Commodity rout


Anyone hunting for a cheap asset class look no further. Which doesn't mean it can't get cheaper still, as the commentator of this chart can witness:



What the chart shows in particular is that even if 205 in the CRB is [more]

Mon Jul 27

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:54 PM

Re: More regulations...this time the dishwasher:

I imagine it cost over $1500. A great way to price out many people from buying a new dishwasher.

They typical dishwasher costs $350-$400 in Germany.
I agree though that there is no point to lower water consumption too much, [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:09 PM

Re: More regulations...this time the dishwasher:-(

But the latest regulatory push by the Department of Energy might have finally gone too far. The DoE says that loads of dishes can’t use more than 3.1 gallons.
...

The Association demonstrated to the regulators that the new standards
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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 4:22 AM

Re: With year of manufacture 2013

A literal translation of a problematic German source sentence sounds like this:

"These three aircraft will have a year of manufacture of 2007 or 2010"

(The aviation fund in question wants to buy 3 used aircraft)

I [more]

Sun Jul 26

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:16 AM

Re: RIP GOP

No, their "strategy" has been working quite well indeed.

It has come at an enormous cost to the GOP, though.
compare the GOP of 2008 with the GOP of now.
The rise of the tea party between 2008 and 2010 has [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:49 AM

Re: RIP GOP

If you're waiting for a boy scout or an Abe Lincoln to rise through the ranks of either political party, you are treading on some very naive and dangerous ground.

Abraham Lincoln would have a very different image if he was a president [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Words, Words, Words board. 9:51 AM

With year of manufacture 2013

I want to express that a fund is buying an aircraft manufactured in 2013.
However, I want to cram "year of manufacture" in there somewhere.

According to Google, you can't say "The fund will buy an aircraft with year of [more]

Sat Jul 25

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:30 PM

Re: Trend: Decline of motor fuels

My view is that electric cars are urban vehicles only

As I understand it, Tesla has a charger/supercharger network within the US now which allows you to get pretty much everywhere now. And superchargers are fast - 20 minutes for 50% [more]

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