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Spin Zone / sorryantivaxxer
« on: December 03, 2021, 07:41:13 PM »
They didn't exercise a risk vs benefit behavior.  They behaved foolishly and many paid the ultimate price for it.  Moreover, by promoting their idiocy they may have caused others to pay the ultimate price as well.  Public ridicule seems utterly appropriate.
Quite unbecoming of an associate professor I think.

Also, the numbers here are just not so overwhelming in favor of taking the vaccine that we should ridicule those who don’t.

If you are under 65, the odds of dying from COVID-19, if you catch it, are about equal to driving 17 miles to/from work each day. Very few people worry about this level of risk and think “I better change my job and commute because it is too risky”.

Similarly, the odds of seriously bad outcomes from the vaccine are likely on the order of 1-10 per 1,000,000. Not really big but not trivial either.

These tradeoffs fall in the range where reasonable people may make different choices.

Sort of like some people find the enjoyment of flying in small planes with the 1 in 1,00,000 hours risk of death worth it. Others do not. Different strokes for different folks.

These facts likely account for why 30% of doctors don’t want to immunize their young children and a fair fraction of the US population does not choose to be vaccinated.

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Spin Zone / Re: Covidiocy Continued
« on: December 02, 2021, 01:03:45 PM »
Luciferase seems to have a real hard-on for this guy.

Because he’s brilliant. Like this incredible truth dump:




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Spin Zone / Re: Omicron is coming!!!!
« on: December 02, 2021, 09:57:03 AM »

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Spin Zone / Re: Rittenhouse shoots Dirtbags
« on: December 01, 2021, 07:18:46 AM »
Enlightenment and classical Liberal ideology.  I concur.

Funny how “liberal” used to mean pro freedom and support for the common man against tyranny and now “liberal” means tyrants and authoritarians. Censorship, lockdowns, no private property rights (taxes, eviction moratoriums) no right to self defense, and above all, enrich the already rich corporate elite and political class at the expense of the common man. Total reversal, now enemies of freedom and the common man.

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Spin Zone / Re: Rittenhouse shoots Dirtbags
« on: December 01, 2021, 01:44:39 AM »
Whoh there Joe. That’s not a very “woke” response.

A country run by laws rather than the whims of a man was the new woke 250 years ago.  Seems like it’s time for it to happen again.

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Spin Zone / Re: sorryantivaxxer
« on: November 30, 2021, 02:41:34 PM »
They didn't exercise a risk vs benefit behavior. 

Yes they did. They may have used information that you don’t agree with, but they made a choice based on what they thought was best for themselves. Some were wrong, that’s to be expected in a large sample size, but the great majority were correct. After getting covid and recovering they have better immunity than the vaccinated so it was best for them after all, but you don’t want to publicize that because it doesn’t fit your conviction that they are all wrong when in fact 99% of them were right.

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They behaved foolishly and many paid the ultimate price for it.  Moreover, by promoting their idiocy they may have caused others to pay the ultimate price as well.  Public ridicule seems utterly appropriate.

So now it’s mob mentality if other people don’t get vaxxed because you don’t. But it’s not mob mentality to follow the lockdown - maskurbator cult when there is no more evidence those mandates work than there is vaccines are harmful. Public ridicule should be heaped upon everyone that destroyed the economy with lockdowns.

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Spin Zone / Re: I had to laugh at this headline
« on: November 30, 2021, 06:17:49 AM »
or the kids don't want the hard jobs.

There are lots and lots and lots of jobs in farming

There are lots and lots and lots of jobs in landscaping and such

There are lots and lots and lots of jobs in construction

My girl is now a freshman at college, but the first year she was legal to work, she worked the summer at Krystal. The second summer as a carhop at Sonic (where she learned that being sweet, nice, and always smiling results in good tips, something the other girls there couldn't grasp), and her third summer at Tazikis. In addition to Tazikis, last summer she also cleaned VRBO houses on the side, and worked a handful of days on a communal farm harvesting vegetables.

I provided her a car and paid for the gas, that was a business agreement[1], good grades = car privileges. The rest of her spending money all through highschool and now college came from her own pocket.

[1] those good grades and her good act score (35) resulted in getting nice academic scholarships [2]

[2] which will benefit her more than us. Before she went to school we told her we had a certain pot of gold earmarked for college, and she could spend it all undergrad, or be thrifty and any left over could be applied to her masters should she choose to go on. She chose a school that had a good reputation in her desired field that also offered her a very attractive scholarship.

I'm proud of her, smart kid, she'll do well in life.

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Spin Zone / Re: Buttgig: Roads Are Racist
« on: November 29, 2021, 07:14:47 AM »

What makes me responsible for what others have made you believe?

what makes me responsible for what others have done?


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look out!!! the boogieman is coming!!!!

I believe what they mean is that the mid-term election is coming.

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Spin Zone / Re: Black classism, white classism
« on: November 28, 2021, 04:40:45 AM »
Why is Greenland gray in that figure? Does it mean they don’t have data there?


It means they’re frucking frozen.   ;D

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Spin Zone / Re: Buttgig: Roads Are Racist
« on: November 27, 2021, 12:31:52 PM »
Don’t neglect the role of media. In defense of the people that call Rittenhouse racist, mainstream media, big tech, and even Biden himself proclaimed his racist white supremacist guilt before any facts were known. Being steeped in all those lies it’s no wonder blacks hate whites.

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Spin Zone / Re: Black classism, white classism
« on: November 27, 2021, 11:09:52 AM »
I notice jaybird NEVER mentions muslim slave owning, slave taking and human trafficking in the current age....

It's always about whitey and his make believe grievances.
I’m not sure what’s more interesting - seeing where slavery exists, or seeing where it doesn’t exist, yet keeps getting blamed for the world’s problems.




https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_21st_century

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Spin Zone / Re: Buttgig: Roads Are Racist
« on: November 27, 2021, 10:42:20 AM »
The feelings of racism come not because Rittenhouse was found NG, but because if the shooter would have been black, there is no faith that the outcome would have been the same.

Andrew Coffee IV and Kyle Rittenhouse both argued they shot in self defense and both were found not guilty on the same day. Coffee was a felon and had shot at attackers who turned out to be police officers, while Rittenhouse had no previous convictions and had shot at attackers who turned out to have criminal backgrounds.

Granted, that is just one example and there likely exists counter-examples, but "feelings of racism" are no substitute for objective analysis that relies on verifiable facts.

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Spin Zone / Re: Buttgig: Roads Are Racist
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:42:49 AM »
This thread is an example of why things don’t “get better”. I clearly articulate that Black people want a better standard of treatment and y’all go off the rails.


I am not your token voice of what Black people think/feel/want for a group that twists it beyond recognition. You asked, I answered and you wanna debate it, which says clearly you didn’t really want to know.


For you is what you earn. Good luck with your eternity.

  It's not "y'all" that's gone off the rails.    Just more projection.

  Race Hustlers inject racism into anything and everything.   You yell "racist!" so much that the word has lost it's meaning.   Calling a bottle of syrup racist, declaring cream of wheat racist, etc, etc, etc  only waters down your arguments and quite frankly makes you look petty.

  Speaking of better treatment, when will BLM apologize to the millions they have defrauded?   When will BLM apologize for the destruction of people's property, homes and businesses?  When will they apologize to a young man they have deemed a white supremacist and declared guilty of a crime he didn't commit?

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Pilot Zone / Re: “Progress in flying machines” by Octave Chanute, 1894
« on: November 27, 2021, 09:12:25 AM »
I think Peter and I are saying the same thing.   Accuracy sucked all around but day was a little better than night.  Then there was the firing bombing of Japanese cities that nobody talks about which was much worse than the two nukes.

Yes. Different times and situation than our world today.  Not judging them, mind you.
Exactly right. Bombing civilians was horrific by modern standards and bombing civilians with conventional weapons likely did little to help end the war. But hindsight is 20/20 and the fog of war was thick.

I believe the post-war assessments concluded that the daylight precision bombing of oil fields and the aircraft supply chain did materially help though.

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