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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:22 PM

Re: Carly Fiorina

Carly screwed almost as many people
And yet, she was a business failure.

Carly is primarily a sales flack. While a decent marketer, she is a lousy strategist and worse tactician.
And she still doesn't understand that the HP [more]

Wed Apr 29

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WuLong replied to the Climate Change board. 8:11 AM

Re: Increasingly desperate deniers vs the Pope

Fascinating.
I reply to questions in a civil manner and you describe that as "thread hijacking".
I should have realized I was feeding a troll.

Tue Apr 28

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WuLong replied to the Climate Change board. 6:08 PM

Re: Increasingly desperate deniers vs the Pope

I included you as a lukewarmer (people who accept we're warming thing, just not so much), so correcting me to tell me that you are a person who accepts we're warming things, just not so much seems just a wee bit redundant.
This is because [more]

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WuLong replied to the Climate Change board. 3:47 PM

Re: Increasingly desperate deniers vs the Pope

as a rule we say it "is probably" right.
Um... no. My experience is that alarmists cite people's medals and ignore contradictory evidence.

Your view of what alarmists do is opinion, not supportable by fact
I [more]

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WuLong posted to the Political Asylum board. 3:20 PM

Draco would be proud

Indonesia executes eight prisoners for drugs offences
Eight convicted drug smugglers have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia.
The executions took place in Besi prison on the island of Nusakambangan early on Wednesday
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WuLong replied to the Climate Change board. 2:57 PM

Re: Increasingly desperate deniers vs the Pope

The 97% is...
... of people who believe humans contribute to global warming. Guess what? I'm one of those. The question, however, is the degree to which humans contribute. It remains an open question.

And that's the second [more]

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WuLong replied to the Climate Change board. 2:26 PM

Re: Increasingly desperate deniers vs the Pope

Actually appealing to authority is perfectly rational if the authority knows more about the topic at hand than you do
No, it's not. "X said it so it must be right" is always a fallacy.

And that is pretty much the [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:16 PM

Re: Iran seizes cargo ship

Technically, I believe it is the Revolutionary Guard who seized it, not the Iranian navy. That makes a difference and would imply an internal Iranian political struggle.

Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported the vessel was seized [more]

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WuLong replied to the Climate Change board. 9:11 AM

Re: Increasingly desperate deniers vs the Pope

I don't know why this is an event of concern.
People need to feel morally superior.

The Pope is right to highlight concern. We are stewards of the planet.
Otoh... for alarmists it is just one more opportunity to engage in [more]

Mon Apr 27

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WuLong replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:46 PM

Re: CBI First Quarter

Note that that quote is largely computer generated.
Ah. Thanks.

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WuLong posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:25 PM

It's been a while since anyone talked about DVA

In a report published Monday, Baird analysts upgraded the rating on DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, while raising the price target from $75 to $95.
...With emerging ESA therapies and biosimilars coming to market over the next 2-3 years, we
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WuLong replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:04 PM

Re: CBI First Quarter

And then it sells off like crazy the next day...
Fwiw:

Shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron declined 4.17% to close at $48.97 on Apr 24, after it released first-quarter 2015 results, probably due to macroeconomic issues. The [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:06 PM

Re: Greed

Because governments, for all of their abuses, do not make decisions regarding prisoners based upon how much profit they can generate by serving rat infested oatmeal for breakfast.
No, they make their decision based on how much they can [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:01 PM

Re: Somethin' Happenin' Here

I agree that this is a factor.
Well. That's a start.

private prisons ...are probably more determinative
Can't give up on the dialectic, can you? Well, Rome wasn't built in a day and at least we've made a little [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:54 PM

Re: WSJ: Price-Gouging on Prescription Drugs

Not before an untold number of people lose their lives, and another untold number go bankrupt paying for the drugs.
Why do you lie?

The article clearly stated that the hospitals save money using the drugs. The question is one of [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:42 PM

Re: Somethin' Happenin' Here

So too are prison populations.

Why is that?


Mandatory sentencing rules? Three strikes and you're out?
You know, all the things the California (public) prison guard union supported.

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:28 PM

Re: Greed

Private prison populations have exploded over recent years, and the abuses rampant in private prisons are well documented.
And there has never been abuse in a public prison. Yeah, that's why there are so many court orders on them. [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:17 PM

Re: Somethin' Happenin' Here

Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline
Piffle.

People really need to learn their history. There was a time when police could assassinate pretty much whoever they wanted no questions asked.
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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:09 PM

Re: Greed

I'd appreciate it if you didn't try to put words in my mouth
I'm sorry, I could have sworn you blamed greed on private enterprise. I'm sure you said private prison lobby.

it's not my argument
Hmmm. A thread name [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:02 PM

Re: WSJ: Price-Gouging on Prescription Drugs

The previous owner had paid off all the R&D costs...
I see economics is not your strong suit. Cost-plus pricing can be a useful rule-of-thumb, particularly in regulated monopolies, but it is just as open to abuse as any other [more]

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