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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who Do You Have On Ignore? on: April 14, 2015, 08:25:05 pm
Yeah, you guys are right.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who Do You Have On Ignore? on: April 14, 2015, 11:14:42 am
tweed
Harry
afleitch
HockeyDude
Winfield
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rockhound
J. J.
BRTD
Torie
Politico
Jacobtm
Speaker PiT
nkpatel1279
politicaladdict
pbrower2a
Phony Moderate
Antonio V
Free Palestine
CJK
pogo stick
Kalwejt
wormyguy
Snowstalker
20RP16
krazen1211
Sanchez Stands With Rand!
Senator TNF
BigSkyBob
Mynheer Peeperkorn
heatmaster
CaDan
WhyteRain
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dirks
Cliffy
barfbag
boshembechle
Meursault
Free Bird
RitaHeigl256
KCDem
bobloblaw
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FiveThirtyEight: Rubio first real candidate to enter, Cruz/Paul not serious on: April 14, 2015, 11:06:54 am
I agree with them in this case. I can envision a scenario where Rubio wins the nomination, but there is no world where either Cruz or Paul win. They may have higher floors than Rubio but they have much, much lower ceilings.
4  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: When are we going to have Presidential Primary results for 1988 and earlier? on: April 13, 2015, 11:53:41 pm
Whenever Dave feels like constructing the databases for them. Most of the data is there (and mostly already on the Wiki), but it gets thinner and thinner the more you go back.
5  General Politics / Economics / Re: Do good economists need to be right wing? on: April 13, 2015, 02:56:07 pm


I'm curious why you made that a "We economists" statement,

You do not need a licence to be one. I guess, he thinks he is.

Generally, some type of econ graduate degree is a prerequisite for an "economist" job title.

"Daddy, who is Karl Marx?"
"An economist."
"Like auntie Sarah?"
"No, auntie Sarah is a senior economist".


lol. Perhaps I should have specified that I meant within the past few decades and wrt AggregateDemand. I was lazy with specifying my assumptions.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Winter is Coming (GoT is back) on: April 13, 2015, 02:15:55 pm
I enjoyed episode one, thought episode two was a little underwhelming though the second half picked up a bit, and really loved episodes three and four.

The Shireen/Stannis scene in Ep4 is one of the best in the entire run of the show; the Wall scenes are outstanding in general. I'm actually liking Meereen more than I expected, and the KL plot is moving along pretty well. Lots of potential foreshadowing from all the talk about greyscale and the tons of R+L=J hints.

Probably the worst storyline for me at this point is the Brienne/Pod arc. I don't know what their purpose is at this point, and this talk of Brienne avenging Renly rather irritates me. Sansa's storyline intrigues me, however.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Ted Cruz vs. Victor Cruz vs. Tom Cruise on: April 12, 2015, 10:49:37 pm
Tom Cruise wins in a landslide.
8  General Politics / Economics / Re: Do good economists need to be right wing? on: April 12, 2015, 10:48:05 pm


I'm curious why you made that a "We economists" statement,

You do not need a licence to be one. I guess, he thinks he is.

Generally, some type of econ graduate degree is a prerequisite for an "economist" job title.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Does Hillary Win? on: April 12, 2015, 10:36:15 pm
I'd give her a 75% chance of victory. The Republicans simply don't have anyone near her caliber.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Winter is Coming (GoT is back) on: April 12, 2015, 07:00:12 pm
I watched the first four of Season 5 yesterday.  One random thing I noticed in Episode 4 is that someone mentions dolphins and sharks.  This got me wondering, has anyone ever compiled a list of all real world animals that also exist in the GoT/ASoIaF universe?  I'm guessing they don't have kangaroos.


http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Bestiary
11  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Yale estimates concern for climate change by county on: April 07, 2015, 12:42:34 am
http://news.yale.edu/2015/04/06/yale-study-maps-us-climate-opinion-unprecedented-geographic-detail



Well, do you believe it? I'm quite skeptical about a number of their estimates. I highly doubt the oil-rich counties of North Dakota care much about climate change. Texas also seems way too orange.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jeb identified himself as Hispanic in 2009 voter registration form on: April 06, 2015, 10:43:46 am
I mean, he is the only person in his household that isn't Hispanic.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 3 Least Favorite Sports Teams on: April 02, 2015, 07:45:00 pm
Pro:
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. Texas Rangers
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. Oakland Athletics

College:
1. Duke Blue Devils
2. Texas Longhorns
3. Alabama Crimson Tide
14  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Christians: Is the Bible complete and perfect? on: March 31, 2015, 09:42:07 pm
The Protestant Bible certainly isn't complete. Tongue
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: indiana is a theocratic hellhole, part 2936 on: March 31, 2015, 06:26:09 pm
It sounds like it's ambiguous whether the baby was born alive or not, though the quite biased article brushes over that exceedingly quickly.

Innocent until proven guilty.

Which is what the trial is for.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of describing yourself as 'fiscally ________' on: March 31, 2015, 02:50:36 pm
I'm biased against it, but that could just be because I'm biased against 'fiscally conservative but socially liberal' people.

Well, "fiscally liberal but socially conservative" people rarely describe themselves as such. They have the taste to use more intelligent labels like "populist", "Chistian-Democrat" or "communitarian".

Do "fiscally conservative but socially liberal" people have a strong aversion to "Libertarian"?
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of describing yourself as 'fiscally ________' on: March 31, 2015, 10:58:26 am
Within context, it's as useful as any other political label.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: What can Republicans do to be competitive in the Pacific Northwest again? on: March 31, 2015, 10:26:33 am
Someday, the Republicans might actually run a moderate for a major statewide race. They'd probably also need a favorable climate as well. Even then, it would be pretty close.
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: German American demographics on: March 31, 2015, 09:42:22 am
The other notable German Catholic county I just remembered is Ellis County, Kansas.
20  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: German American demographics on: March 30, 2015, 07:53:24 pm
You can't talk about German Catholic counties without mentioning Putnam and Mercer Counties, Ohio.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Would you bet all your savings that ... on: March 29, 2015, 04:48:34 pm
I don't know why that county is so pro-Paul, but it'll probably continue.

Crazies tend to stick together.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 3 favorite Sports teams on: March 28, 2015, 05:44:31 pm
Pro

1. Los Angeles Angels
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. Seattle Mariners

College

1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
2. Eastern Washington Eagles
3. Washington Huskies
4. Washington State Cougars
5. USC Trojans
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What ideological labels would you use to describe your politics? on: March 27, 2015, 06:28:02 pm
These labels are sort of accurate, but mostly just suggestive.

Communitarian
Technocratic
New Keynesian
Social Conservative
Christian Democratic (of the left-wing Catholic variety)
Some proclivities toward a non-secularist High Modern approach
Internationalist

Generally, I prefer an active government that uses highly scientific means to achieve non-secular ends. All means that produce properly-realized ends that align with these normative goals should be on the table, and the government should not be constrained in achieving them. A perfect government is omnipotent, omnibenevolent, and perfectly efficient; although such a case is impossible, this fact should not dissuade from its pursuit.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Downton Abbey looking at last season on: March 27, 2015, 12:56:29 am
Great, another reason not to give Game of Thrones an Emmy it deserves.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which natural disasters have you experienced? on: March 26, 2015, 06:55:41 pm
Earthquake, Flood, and Wildfire.
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