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#3138783 Do you have any confidence in ATL to beat NO?

Posted by twylyght on 16 December 2014 - 07:56 AM

Having to root for Atlanta... I'm gonna be sick

#3137514 New? Interrogation Reports

Posted by twylyght on 15 December 2014 - 03:05 PM

I don't like the Green Party. The Democrat party more closely aligns with my interests. Of course they don't deliver on a lot of things I would want, for a host of different reasons. This is a fault of the two party system.


I also know that some Dems don't agree with me on some things whether in office or not. That happens all the time.


We now have heath care reform. We now have gay marriage, We now have legal marijuana. We haven't invaded anyone in quite a while. Economy is doing as well as it's going to be doing without a minimum wage increase. Women can still get abortions unless they live in a state populated by assholes who spout out on freedoms yet can't seem to get it in their head that their quasi religious philosophy on the subject, while just as valid as anyone elses, is their private opinion and can't be foisted on others.


So yeah I'll cheerlead whenever I feel the desire to, and I'll keep telling you that the USA should not be torturing people, for much the same reason we shouldn't have the death penalty - we tortured people that didn't deserve it, we imprisoned innocent people....if you think that state law enforcement has issues with incarcerating innocent people think about how good a job the Army would do at that.


Your "prepare against interrogation" meme is really stupid for the simple reasons I already laid out and you threw away in your desire to write your rambling essay.


Health care reform?  Your kidding yourself
Gay marriage?  should government be involved with marriage at all?
Legal marijuana?  Tell that to the facilities that the Feds raided under AG Holder's orders

Your understanding of how wage and economies work is embarrassing.
Some people would purport that a fetus is every much a person as a child just born.  This can neither be proven nor disproven. 


Yet when it comes time to err, you'd rather err on the side of possible murder yet somehow reconcile that with not abiding torture and the death penalty?  What are your thoughts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?  You'll rage about Gitmo, yet somehow grant Obama a pass on his delays yet not even give Executive Order 9066 a mere mention?

Also, in this same leap of genius, you are denouncing trust in government to accurately prosecute the law, but the answer to all of this is MORE government?


Lastly, the reason you call my line of questioning stupid is because you don't have an answer for a premise rooted in reality.  You're a shill.  Everyone knows it.  You never do yourself any favors by toeing a party line that espouses "your interests" but has fuged you at every turn.  All this for the currency that counts as your vote/support to aid in the stripping of everyone else's rights so long as you don't feel that pot of water that you're sitting in come to a boil.

#3133067 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by twylyght on 14 December 2014 - 12:48 PM

based on the way you post here and the kind of material you espouse, there is little doubt in my mind that you were "that guy" in your classes. you probably sat in the front row and couldn't see everyone's eyes rolling into the back of their heads every time you "challenged the professor" on everything and filtered his responses to your obnoxiousness as intolerance because of your ridiculous complex.


that's ok, biology professors get the same type of reviews every year from students who are mad that their young earth creationist ideas aren't accepted with an open mind in class, either. you have to consider the source.


Indeed, one does have to consider the source... the pattern of sources that you check is pretty clear.  


Tell me something.  What exactly is it that you do?  What is the service you provide or product you deliver that people would be willing to exchange something for?  Once you leave that ivory tower of yours, what do you bring to the table that is so valuable that people would desire?  You see, so long as the reality of a world premised on production is suspended, you can reign supreme with supposed high-minded ideals over those in awe of your command of vocabulary however little it actually does to elucidate an applicable concept.


Eventually, the money runs out.  The well runs dry.  People will lose the time necessary to entertain a thought exercise that amounts to little more than that.  Your generation is likely safe for another two decades in this country unless you are a socialite that will exercise their prowess to suckle at the teat of the next empire and stroke the necessary egos to either survive or maintain what you deem to be an acceptable lifestyle.  When all is said and done, I am thinking that whatever "contributions to higher education" you have proffered will be dismissed as pablum in the span of a lifetime.


It's apparent that you've declined to comment on the challenges to the OP as I suspect you have little to nothing to offer beyond a rallying snarkish comment to the idiot army that you seem to command.  You fancy yourself a king among intellectuals when you are actually a rube for that lot of psychopaths running the country from DC to exploit.

#3132059 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by twylyght on 13 December 2014 - 11:13 AM

I think you are very wrong re: education and critical thinking being taught to "yield to the government."  I've been at a few institutions of higher learning now and that is exactly the opposite of what is taught in pretty much every class.  In fact, a central tennant in many of my classes has been critical thinking and dissecting and questioning what you are being taught, from freshman year onward.  In my policy classes, we spent a great deal of time on critically examining government's role in a variety of enterprises, from utilities to parks to public roads.  I don't know... Even my high school civics was very much against this idea.  The only class I've had where a teacher refused to entertain my questions or criticisms was a macroeconomics class where all the professor did was show videos of Milton Friedman talking about capitalism saving Eastern Europe.  Ugh.  Anyway, I think that there is a lack of uniformity in what is taught in college though - some schools are definitely less promoting of critical thinking than others and part of that is the curriculum discrepency between institutions (though I'm not suggesting a solution here).



My educational experience was radically different. While I had many professors uniformly state that questioning authority was a good thing, it all came down to how they graded when all was said and done. In short, regardless of how strong an argument could be made to go against conventional/accepted fact, one was marked down heavily for going against convention. Most would play this game of supposedly engaging in a Socratic method of teaching, but if the bounds of what was being taught was challenged too hard, whatever points of reason that were brought up were either met with ridicule or simply shut down dismissively.


I had thought that graduate school would be more forums/symposia/seminars to highlight a collaborative means of investigating the means by which our knowledge was accrued and critique/evaluate/challenge it as a means of deepening our understanding. What I found instead was a gathering of like-minded persons that used higher learning as a means of socializing future academics to further their own careers. In short, knowledge and discovery essentially took a back seat to amassing support/furthering causes as a function of social networking.


Seeing the curtain pulled back on that show was a painful and disillusioning life lesson. Since then, I've come to discover a great many things that "we know to be fact" as patently wrong or simply unknown. For myself, it seems to be why knowledge/discovery accrual seems to happen in leaps by generation rather than a continual gradient. As the progenitors of new paradigms die off, new successors become more likely to challenge established maxims with increased resources and less resistance to their aims.


Expand that experience/model as laid out fairly plainly by Kuhn and the like-minded to a macro-environment, one can quickly see how this pervades the current system that passes for education these days in America.


In short, rather than blindly accepting a batch of stats presented to us as canon, we should challenge ourselves to ask, how was this data amassed and coalesced? Is it possible that is was misinterpreted? Is it possible that it was possibly misrepresented? It is hard work for the majority of us as we have everyday lives to lead. However, once we begin to put the pieces together for ourselves is when we can actually begin to grasp the nature of what is deemed as "fact" and figure out for ourselves that the world is far more unknown than we've dared to believe.

#3131206 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by twylyght on 12 December 2014 - 03:25 PM

It's not always ignorance, it is often mis-information. We don't live in an age of information, we live in an era of mis-information.

There is SO much data out there, that you can literally spin almost anything to look good or bad depending on the data set you pick.

I work with data all day, every day. I can make anything look good or bad if I try hard enough.

It is precisely why I would mandate Lying with Statistics as a course if I were doing common core

#3129798 Cam's injury

Posted by twylyght on 11 December 2014 - 08:35 AM

i'm no doctor either but i don't think you need to take a direct shot to the back to get the kind of injury cam got. dude got a massive amount of torque put on his body when that truck spun and flipped… the impact of the landing alone would probably be enough to do the same kind of damage as a helmet to the spine.

maybe whatever good juju was protecting darryl and carol's spines when that van fell off the bridge somehow ended up with cam

The image of Cam climbing out of that van and laying waste to a couple dozen zombies is quite amusing to ponder

#3119631 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by twylyght on 05 December 2014 - 04:02 PM

Meanwhile.... simple statistics continues to elude some of us

#3119442 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by twylyght on 05 December 2014 - 01:21 PM



Again.... rather than take their word for it, tell me how those numbers should be playing out and how it compares to what the data is actually showing.  You're obviously on the site.  Grab the data, use the metrics they have available.  Set a window of measure.  Share your results.

#3119414 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by twylyght on 05 December 2014 - 12:39 PM

The economy is dynamic. If the average Joe isnt suited for it then he needs to better equip himself. Its always been like this. We as a society should increase education spending, especially to community colleges to better train people but this isnt a new phenomenon.

And yes, baby boomers are leaving the marlet faster than at any time in our recorded history. Thats why "labor participation " is down. Not beause people just arent working.



So.... your answer to the question is no answer at all?  I am handing the opportunity to you and CK on a platter to show where the numbers spell out what you are stating.  I've even given you the official link to the census that everyone is referencing.  You're not even going to try?

#3119299 WSJ: US Jobs report shows best year since 1999

Posted by twylyght on 05 December 2014 - 10:46 AM




#3111449 At this point...

Posted by twylyght on 30 November 2014 - 04:29 PM

Been a fan from day one. Tired of getting to yet another point in a season with a chance at back-to-back winning seasons only to choke... Yet again... Badly. Tired of saying to myself, "well, maybe next decade". Have learned over a span of two decades that posting during/directly after a game is a bad idea.

That said, the way I feel right now is that I would be perfectly fine if JR sold this abortion to LA. Let this disappointment entertain them with their weekly tribute to a steaming and hot pile of garbage. fug off you miserable asshats. Leave a god damned Sunday alone instead of fuging up your fans' hopes

#3104387 Ferguson Decision

Posted by twylyght on 25 November 2014 - 07:14 AM

Of all the stories that could be picked up for a cause, this kid was held up to be a saint just after manhandling a store clerk for some cigarillos.  I have no clue why a kid so close to starting college would do this crap, but it happened, and people just want to make like it didn't.  And for some reason, this has no bearing on whether he posed a threat?


Yeah.... this place is fugin full retard.

#3100642 Emperor Obama?

Posted by twylyght on 22 November 2014 - 07:27 AM

And CWG can't pivot worth a poo. For future reference, don't count on pelosi stumbling on an actual point with any merit in the near future. Both parties have been and continue to be wrong in how the judicial and executive branches of federal government violate the constitution

#3100637 The American Commune

Posted by twylyght on 22 November 2014 - 07:17 AM

Because the communist manifesto has absolutely nothing to do with communism. God forbid we actually see it with our own eyes and make the judgement ourselves rather than take your almighty word for it

#3095953 Stupidity of the American Voter

Posted by twylyght on 18 November 2014 - 04:05 PM

The thing is this: Gruber wasn't just talking about presumed republican voters with his comment. He was every bit as much talking about those that vote democrat as well. With respect to how politics works, he's absolutely correct about how things get done, regardless of which side of the isle they claim to be. Those "stupid people" to which he was referring was ANYONE not sitting in that room at that time. I'm very much betting that he has a way to circumvent a system he largely designed in order not to subject himself to what the masses must have imposed on us for our own good

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