Thursday Highlights

Good morning.

  1. Some parting thoughts on the Derb kerfuffle. I’d add that the observation that “white on black” crime gets national attention but the “black on white” (and the missed “black on “black” and “white on white” crime)  gets no notice at all.
  2. Illegal trade practices and eBooks.
  3. Intolerance will not be tolerated” … one wonders how people who say things like that survive the cognitive dissonance.
  4. Feminist? (big house, big dog and a shotgun).
  5. 3-d printing of a different sort.
  6. Press reports a Romney claim as “Mostly False”, misses the “Completely True” reality.
  7. Romney and a prediction regarding the “winning back” the GOP perspective.
  8. Oh, please, he’s already Peter Principled.
  9. Flight … or? So what power would you want?
  10. A book noted.

4 Responses to Thursday Highlights

  1. 1.Some parting thoughts on the Derb kerfuffle. I’d add that the observation that “white on black” crime gets national attention but the “black on white” (and the missed “black on “black” and “white on white” crime) gets no notice at all.

    Wait a second, I thought we were being told not too long ago that Zimmerman wasn’t white, he was hispanic?

    As for ‘attention’, what does that really mean? Did the media ignore the OJ case (assuming you feel OJ was guilty, that would be black on white crime), or Rhianna being abused by her then bf (black on black)? As for white on white, take your pick. Casey Anthony was a recent big case in the news but there’s plenty of big name examples…the ‘Facebook killer’, Jeffrey Dahmer, Gacey, the Ct. group that murdered a family during a home invasion etc.

  2. Boonton,
    You know for a guy complaining about big number/small number statistics you complain overmuch.

  3. 6.Press reports a Romney claim as “Mostly False”, misses the “Completely True” reality.

    The type of people who think this sort of thing is ‘mostly true’ are the type who operate with a view of truth that has no relevance to the real world.

    Anyway, I would note both http://factcheck.org/2012/04/obamas-war-on-women/ as well as the graph on http://aneconomicsense.com/2012/02/16/weekly-initial-claims-for-unemployment-insurance-a-good-report-but-not-yet-where-it-needs-to-be/. Before Obama took office, weekly initial unemployment claims leaped from 300K per week to 600K per week, purely under the Bush era with stepwise drops after Obama took office. Of course it’s not like the moment a President walks into the White House all his policies go into effect. Republicans, for example, pretend that Reagan took office in 1982 where they usually start the clock on the ‘Reagan boom’. If we start the clock at a more reasonable 1 yr in we see a decline from 500K a week to under 400K.

    The 92% figure is literally impossible because most of the job losses didn’t even happen under Obama’s watch to begin with.

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