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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:14 PM

Re: Bill Maher: Most Muslims condone violence

Maher is convinced that we Christians are a bunch of ignorant savages..... with manners.

So am I.
But then I think that about humanity in general. The advantage to Western Society (which is distinct from Christianity although it [more]

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WuLong replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:37 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

names are being requested for vastly different purposes.
Really?
The way I see it they are qualitatively identical - individuals present at a scene of a purported crime are being reported to a higher authority for purposes of review [more]

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WuLong replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:10 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Again, I return to my initial point - does it help to withhold the cooperation?
It reduces risk to the individual.

Does making choices that convert a routine interaction with the police into an adversarial confrontation [more]

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WuLong replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:37 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Consider a nation in which everyone "protected the Constitution" by standing mute in every interaction with the police. No voluntary cooperation. No witness statements. No helping clarify a misunderstanding. No assisting an officer in [more]

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WuLong replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:24 PM

Re: OT: Calpers

It may be inappropriate for the similar reasons why Berkshire Hathaway is moving away from its time-tested five year rolling book value Corporate Performance versus S&P 500 comparison.
And I have criticized that moving of the goal [more]

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WuLong replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:51 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

we don't frame whether we want to cooperate with DMV clerks or the solid waste department on whether they're "friends."
Apples and oranges.
I actively approach the DMV. I actively request the garbage man to pick up my [more]

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WuLong replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:21 PM

Re: OT: Calpers

Comparing hedge fund performance to the S&P 500 or BRK may be fun, but there are good reasons for why it is inappropriate.
I can understand why a pension fund might have challenges due to the need to carry cash in order to provide [more]

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WuLong replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:43 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

What are you accomplishing by not telling them your name?
What do I gain by being in their data base?

But why?
Once upon a time, I was taught that the police officer is my friend.
Through much of my life this has [more]

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WuLong replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:02 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

*BUT* I still didn't hear the quotes
Here is the entire audio (from another source - LA Times)
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WuLong replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:36 AM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Was Watts under arrest? No.
Was she within her right to refuse to show ID? Yes.
If there has been no crime committed, and you are not under arrest, why must you be handcuffed for walking away from the police?

Btw, the officer [more]

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WuLong replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:25 PM

Re: OT: Calpers

The Caplers advisors have cost their customers an awful lot of money.
I'm on record saying put half the retirement fund in BRK, half in an index fund, and rebalance once per year.
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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:14 PM

Re: Was "Too Big To Fail" a lie?

Should Fed end QE3 on Wednesday?
Quantitative easing has been, is currently, and will continue to be tapered (I believe it is scheduled to end in October).
Since the taper began, the S&P is up (UP) 5%.
Oh [more]

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WuLong posted to the Political Asylum board. 9:07 PM

Pournelle on Daniele Watts

Sergeant Parker is protesting that it was all done in accordance with law and order. The officer is insisting that they have every right to handcuff anyone who walks away from them. That’s “totally what we do.” I wonder if that’s not grounds for a [more]

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WuLong posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:47 PM

OT: Calpers

The California Public Employees' Retirement System plans to divest the entire $4 billion that it has with hedge funds, saying they’re too expensive and complex.
The decision to eliminate 24 hedge funds and six hedge fund-of-funds, isn’t
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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:28 PM

Re: Obama crushes 401K plans

Seriously? They are using Potbelly as their bellweather?

PBPB went public about a year ago at $14 (which was frankly over priced), zoomed to $33 for no apparent reason, fell back below $11 and is now trading at around $12.50. I see that as [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:57 PM

Re: Weinberger Doctrine

I think that we should require a declaration of war before any troop deployments take place
Sort of.

It used to be that the President "owned" the Navy and Congress "owned" the Army. The President had the [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:57 PM

Re: Weinberger Doctrine

1. No overseas commitment of U.S. forces to combat should be made unless a vital interest of the United States or a U.S. ally is threatened.
At the beginning of Gulf War II, I said the requirement for action should be a clear and present [more]

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WuLong replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:23 AM

Re: oii and Putin

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice.
I have a corollary* - Any sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice.

Fwiw, when you work with [more]

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WuLong posted to the Climate Change board. 10:07 AM

The crisis is always 10-20 years away

We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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