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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump and Russia on: Today at 06:24:11 am
I struggle to see a way where Trump could be prosecuted for colluding with a foreign power in a manner that precludes criticism of it being a partisan set-up. But if there is any way for that to happen, I definitely think it should.

We need to find a rabid anti-Communist federal judge to preside over the trial, and it goes without saying rabid anti-Communists would be a) Republicans b) anti-Putin in general.

This all boggles the mind, though. Imagine if Obama had said this sort of thing about Bush in 2008. Or Dukakis in 1988 ("I hope the Russians release any missing Iran-Contra files..."). The GOP would crucify them, and rightly

Yes, it's impossible to imagine. Your example demostrates well how weak the US has become under Obama. It has lost its position of the superpower. How you are afraid of Russians now. This is the most prominent result of Obama's rule.

How much is Putin paying you to spam here you commie scum?

God Bless America.

You are the 27th person on the forum to ask this question. And this is my 27th answer: I have beer paid nothing. I work for enthusiasm rather than for money. But such hard-headed Clinton backers can't comprehend this fact.
ah, you're getting free beer? well, i respect that, then.

I don't drink spirits including bear as many Russians do. I'm used to drinking kvas.

We are going on a bear hunt.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump and Russia on: Today at 06:22:28 am
I struggle to see a way where Trump could be prosecuted for colluding with a foreign power in a manner that precludes criticism of it being a partisan set-up. But if there is any way for that to happen, I definitely think it should.

We need to find a rabid anti-Communist federal judge to preside over the trial, and it goes without saying rabid anti-Communists would be a) Republicans b) anti-Putin in general.

This all boggles the mind, though. Imagine if Obama had said this sort of thing about Bush in 2008. Or Dukakis in 1988 ("I hope the Russians release any missing Iran-Contra files..."). The GOP would crucify them, and rightly

Yes, it's impossible to imagine. Your example demostrates well how weak the US has become under Obama. It has lost its position of the superpower. How you are afraid of Russians now. This is the most prominent result of Obama's rule.

How much is Putin paying you to spam here you commie scum?

God Bless America.

You are the 27th person on the forum to ask this question. And this is my 27th answer: I have beer paid nothing. I work for enthusiasm rather than for money. But such hard-headed Clinton backers can't comprehend this fact.

Денег нет, но вы держитесь.
3  General Politics / Economics / Re: Considering Taking Micro And Macro Econ..How Much Math Involved? on: Today at 01:22:14 am
You're allowed to do intro econ without having done calculus? Shocked

Worse. In many places you are allowed to do Intermediate Micro/Macro without doing calculus. Don't ask me why. I mean, they talk about "marginal" this or that drawing little triangles Smiley

At least, intro courses could be explained. Remember: US "liberal arts" degree is not a professional degree, but a preparation for one. It, basically, produces "an educated person". People have to take a bunch of courses in different areas (one or more of which would be designated as a "major" and some others, possibly, as "minors", implying somewhat greater concentration). So a typical intro course is taken by somebody who is not planning to study economics - either because s/he is just testing waters, or because it allows him/her to fulfill some "core" requirement of the liberal arts program. So you should treat an intro course not as a beginning of serious study of economics but more as a general education "taster" designed to give some idea of what econ is about. Obviously, if you want English Literature and Painting students to feel comfortable, you are not going to put calc as a prerequisite.

There is far too much calculus used in economics.

You can do everything without calculus: it is just a convenient tool, no more than that. But without calculus everything becomes much harder. In fact, one way of setting up a tough graduate question is to prohibit using calculus when answering it ("you may not assume differentiability of" whatever). Trust me, you prefer it this way Smiley

But, of course, what you wanted to say is "there is too much math used in economics". Once again, let me be very clear here: math makes things easier, not harder. This has nothing to do with economics as such: understanding and verifying logical reasoning without formal tools is difficult.

Calculus is simply a collection of very useful tools that make conversations and understanding easier. Nothing mysterious or esoteric there whatsoever. If a high school diploma required basic calculus (as it should) people would be much less nervous about it. Frankly, it should be a safe assumption that the basic calculus notion are familiar to every 16-year-old - like it is with reading or writing. It is just a useful tool-kit in life.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Would Trump refuse to concede? on: Today at 12:37:20 am
He will concede and move to Moscow.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: Today at 12:35:15 am
RIP Trump/Pence

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We've still got 3+ months left.

Exactly, Democrats are going to have to work our butts off.

Most definitely so.
6  General Politics / Economics / Re: Considering Taking Micro And Macro Econ..How Much Math Involved? on: Today at 12:33:07 am
You're allowed to do intro econ without having done calculus? Shocked

In my school, I believe it was a co-requisite though ag probably hit the nail on the head in that it doesn't need to be one.

It is a broader point than micro/macro or economics in general. Intro courses in a liberal arts college are not so much for majors as for the general education of the non-majors or for advertising among the undecided. As such, they should be generally accessible. I mean, an intro music course typically would not require much knowledge of notation, would it?
7  General Politics / Economics / Re: Considering Taking Micro And Macro Econ..How Much Math Involved? on: Today at 12:29:52 am
You're allowed to do intro econ without having done calculus? Shocked

Worse. In many places you are allowed to do Intermediate Micro/Macro without doing calculus. Don't ask me why. I mean, they talk about "marginal" this or that drawing little triangles Smiley

I know in some schools intermediate micro is required for business students, so they don't make them use calc or they offer a separate calc-based intermediate micro.

That, in fact, is a shame. A business major should have basic calculus skills. Teaching (and learning) intermediate micro without calculus is simply hard: it would have been easier to teach basic calculus in the first place. All it does is perpetuate the myth that basic math is something only very smart people can do. This is a grave mistake.

I am willing to give English majors a pass, though. Actually, if they are really good with,well, English, they can substitute it for math. It works.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump wanted to hit DNC speakers "so hard" on: Today at 12:18:56 am


And by hit, he meant spill the beans.

"Hit" is a common mafiaspeak for murder. You, and your capo are calling for an assassination!
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 10:47:51 pm

If you guys want to cling to that moment go ahead. The rest of the country could care less.

Well Trump was never booed at his convention. Obama was never booed, Bush was never booed, Bill Clinton, HW Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, I can go on.

On the contrary, you were the one clinging to denying something that was extremly obvious.
It's good we have a master political analyst like you, who can determine Hillary is doomed months in advance because some people booed and were thrown out. What a gift that must be.

I'm sorry for the confusion but the final sentence was addressed towards the people who were denying in the first place that people were booing.

What you seem not to understand that nobody cares Smiley
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 10:08:35 pm
Wow, did anyone hear all that booing when she accepted the nomination? This convention is a disaster.

Haha, no

I think you would have to be either lying or deaf to say that. Rewind and watch it again. She paused for a good half-full minute as people were booing. It's not even like you had listen closely to hear all the booing.

You could literally hear nothing unless you were listening very closely. I think you're projecting.

I heard it as clear as day.

You were going to give the speech an F regardless.
I'd give this speech an F- if I had a choice for that. But I openly admit that I despise both Crooked Clintons for the fake lying opportunists that they are. Way more than Obama and Carter (who are two misguided ideological liberals.

Well, of course, as a straightforward America-hating fascist, you despise all good patriotic Americans. We knew that.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 10:02:03 pm
Wow, did anyone hear all that booing when she accepted the nomination? This convention is a disaster.
I heard it, but to be fair, it was the absolute chaos day one when they couldn't even mention her name.

Remember this after they pulled every trick in the book in the following week to ensure a smooth convention and half the convention was still booing.

The 3.5 Bernie-o-buster listening for that in some cabin in Vermont are rejoicing.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:55:07 pm

I mean, that gentleman thinks she is running for a Muslim Pope, or something.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:53:31 pm
We need more about reforming Islam.

Which version of it?
The nutty version.

You mean, the Leninist shi'a?
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:49:37 pm
We need more about reforming Islam.

Which version of it?
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:33:11 pm
I wish you all could see my grin right now.
Is it demented like Ags or dopey like InvisbleObamas?

Relax. Smile. Read some poetry. Life is fun Smiley
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:32:17 pm

Are you so upset with me that I'm critiquing the convention that you are literally wishing me death?

No. Just an alcoholic stupor Smiley

And not because I am upset - I am not Smiley But because I think it is the natural state you are converging to. And I like when things are natural Smiley
The common word for "please do not wake up" is death.

Well, I do not like hackneyed usages Smiley
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:28:03 pm

Are you so upset with me that I'm critiquing the convention that you are literally wishing me death?

No. Just an alcoholic stupor Smiley

And not because I am upset - I am not Smiley But because I think it is the natural state you are converging to. And I like when things are natural Smiley
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:23:04 pm
Quote

Away, you miserable drunk. Your panic deserves a defeat.
Then why am I winning?

Only in a dream. A sweet dream of victory. Please, do not wake up. It would be so hard to bear your disappointment.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:17:04 pm
I just love how thin some of your guys skin is; how do you move your arms? Does the bone not break through? If you can't handle me, how are you gonna handle SNL or Howard Stern? Sheesh!

"Handling you?" That is a disturbing image...

20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 09:06:20 pm
The douche yelling "encore" needs to shut up. They have a schedule.

You know where else has stage-managed audience involvement in performances and "card stunts?" The wonderful nation of North Korea!

Acting like a jealous heifer is never a good look. You've chosen hate and division, but we've chosen unity.
Yeah, that is why you guys booed every mention of Hillary's name and the guy who led the effort to kill Osama right?

Don't you have some peeps to be tweeting Anthony Weiner?

Incoherent. Are you drunk?
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 08:20:49 pm
Can't this hurt Democrats?

Only among those who are already behind Trump.
It could hurt with swing Jewish voters, swing Latino and black voters.

No.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 08:18:26 pm
Can't this hurt Democrats?

If it does, things are very sad indeed.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What percentage of Republicans will Hillary get? on: July 28, 2016, 08:17:06 pm
I hope for 15%, and it is not out of reach.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic National Convention days 3 and 4 **live commentary thread** on: July 28, 2016, 08:15:44 pm
The atmosphere in the convention hall tonight is frenzied, wow

They somehow manage to do this without big-time speakers - key difference compared to yesterday.
25  General Politics / Economics / Re: Considering Taking Micro And Macro Econ..How Much Math Involved? on: July 28, 2016, 07:42:24 pm
You're allowed to do intro econ without having done calculus? Shocked

Worse. In many places you are allowed to do Intermediate Micro/Macro without doing calculus. Don't ask me why. I mean, they talk about "marginal" this or that drawing little triangles Smiley

At least, intro courses could be explained. Remember: US "liberal arts" degree is not a professional degree, but a preparation for one. It, basically, produces "an educated person". People have to take a bunch of courses in different areas (one or more of which would be designated as a "major" and some others, possibly, as "minors", implying somewhat greater concentration). So a typical intro course is taken by somebody who is not planning to study economics - either because s/he is just testing waters, or because it allows him/her to fulfill some "core" requirement of the liberal arts program. So you should treat an intro course not as a beginning of serious study of economics but more as a general education "taster" designed to give some idea of what econ is about. Obviously, if you want English Literature and Painting students to feel comfortable, you are not going to put calc as a prerequisite.
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