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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:47 AM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

By the way, I don't think we will ever do away with human bias, so we need to find ways to compensate for it. Those elite high schools with entrance exams do it by letting the teachers know that ALL their students are capable; if they did away with [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:39 AM

Re: OT: NYC Stuff - and an educational rant

The problem is that there are no cookie cutter kids, and therefore no cookie cutter solutions.

We keep running kids through the same old programs, which don't work all that well for many of them. Running the same kid through the same program [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:31 AM

Re: So far, I've been wrong on interest rates

It has caused inflation in what it has been spent on, which is pieces of paper and contracts to buy pieces of paper.

Thu Apr 30

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:01 PM

Re: The Great Gulf

obliviously poor White people (especially homeless) get subjected to the same treatment.

I think the whole situation would improve if the media simply stopped writing headlines that mention the race or ethnicity of the people, as [more]

Tue Apr 28

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:57 AM

Re: OT This is No Way to Run a Riot!

For the past few years I bave had the spooky feeling that we are rapidly going backward through history. The economic troubles that greeted my graduation from college have now been replaced by the race riots of the 1960s. I suppose next we'll have [more]

Mon Apr 27

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:50 PM

Re: OT This is No Way to Run a Riot!

I don't think they are trying to stop it; I'm pretty sure they are just going through the motions.

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WilliB replied to the An Open Letter board. 3:48 PM

Re: An Open Letter

The Nepal earthquake was at 2015-04-25 06:11:26 (UTC), or 2:11:26 AM
Saturday, April 25, 2015--early Saturday morning, not noon. The media were all talking about the interview the next day. So the reporting on Saturday was about both.

I [more]

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:37 PM

Re: Cruz - Toes The Line of Godwin's Law

the biblical teaching on marriage

The Biblical teaching on marriage varies over the centuries--is he advocating polygamy as it was practiced in the Old Testament? Or the purchasing of brides? Or is he referring to Jesus' preaching [more]

Sat Apr 25

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:01 PM

Re: Too much!

In a free market there can't be a general surplus for long.

I don't see why not. Not saying it isn't true, just saying I don't understand why you couldn't have a surplus of something forever.

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WilliB replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:19 PM

Re: Carter leaves the Baptists

They left Carter more than the other way around.

True, and well said.

Thu Apr 23

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WilliB replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:33 PM

Re: The Myth of the Moral Compass

when people who looked and thought just like you owned everything...</>

Never felt very comfortable back then, because nobody thought just like me, and I was stupid enough to say what I thought.

Mon Apr 20

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:00 PM

Re: OT You've GOT to see these pictures!

It's almost like Mother Earth is fighting back, isn't it?

Sat Apr 18

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:32 PM

Re: Draught cause not reported

I suspect that pictures of cars buried in snow and traffic pile ups and people shoveling are just more interesting to news editors than pictures of houses baking in the Sun or dry canals.

Wed Apr 15

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WilliB replied to the Conservative Fools board. 1:02 PM

Re: Why 0bama pretends to be Christian

I was just wondering myself why people who disagree with everything that Jesus said would want to call themselves Christians.

Go figure.

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:59 PM

Re: Get a job

The rather sad thing is that the increase in pay will decrease benefits to those working people in many cases, so they won't see much of an improvement in their lives.

Too bad poverty doesn't come with an escape hatch.

Mon Apr 13

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:55 PM

Re: The price of meatloaf

typo, 49 cents a pound, not 40

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:50 PM

Re: The price of meatloaf

In theory you could get chuck roast for 40 cents a pound in 1960, so I think ground beef was less. So a meat loaf was about a dollar.

I do remember that when I first got married in 1973 I budgeted $3 or less a day for groceries--we were poor [more]

Sun Apr 12

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WilliB replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:42 PM

Re: Airline Seats and Jewish Men

It seems to me that any religion imaginative enough to make Sabbath travel more convenient by considering strings and telephone lines to be a fence could come up with a solution to this little problem.

Sat Apr 11

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:07 PM

Re: Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars will dramatically reduce this number.

Maybe, but the biggest train wreck on the Washington Metro was caused by failure of the automated system. They've been on manual operation for about 6 years now because of it, [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:03 PM

Re: Self-Driving Cars

They are also getting some pedestrian trails marked with Ingress. I've played it a couple of times, but I was waiting for Spring to really get into it.

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