• I found myself incorrectly  tempted to pursue the "games theory" question of the tactic which would have maximized the related probabilities  of the deputy's   remaining alive and  thus   being able to possibly   stop the shooter and save the lives of some of the beautiful children and brave...

      by Flavius 1 day 13 hours ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • Nice presentation, stating what should be obvious to anyone who has read the specs on assault weapons, or seen one in operation. They are weapons made to kill people and have no other use. They are not hunting rifles, or, with a kill range of 1500 yards and the ability to penetrate walls,...

      by NCD 1 day 13 hours ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • One can post anything on the internet accurate or not, but I am a strong supporter of capitalism. Based on your posts I guessed you voted for Trump. It's possible that you didn't vote or like so many trolls everything you post is a lie. There's no way to know for sure.

    • You could save some keystrokes and be more accurate by simply writing 'I and my friends are Commies'. Who told you I voted for Trump?
      by Peter (not verified) 1 day 14 hours ago in NRA LaPierre: Fear Bernie Not Maniacs w/...
    • Sometimes the families reap other things, too.  There's just no way to tell how life screws with us, Dick, until we look...

      by barefooted 1 day 15 hours ago in Who Could Argue?
    • How could they?  Same as before.  He won't consider running as an Independent - why should the Democrats fuss?  It will depend on whether they think he can win, and if they can afford to lose his votes since he caucuses with them and numbers matter.  If the Dems pull off a miracle and take the...

    • You have provided nice links.

      I just read this:

      http://slate.com/human-interest/2018/02/billy-graham-has-hovered-...

      by Richard Day 1 day 16 hours ago in Who Could Argue?
    • Well, how in the world could Bernie even enter a Democratic Primary for 2020?  He lied about being a Democrat in 2016.  How could they let him do it again?  Of course he would be all aggrieved and screaming about rigging, etc.  But him running as a Democrat will never happen

      Let’s see...

    • Arguably a weakness with structural, more sociological one might say, accounts such as Chomsky' s is that a role for human agency can be so submerged as to be almost invisible. 

      That does not make such accounts intellectually wrong. But from a practical programmatic standpoint it is...

      by AmericanDreamer 1 day 17 hours ago in A DocuDramaDrop
    • Well I'm a far left liberal and all my friends and most of my acquaintances for the last 20 years have been far left liberals. In fact you're the only person I know who voted for Trump. I didn't know anyone who voted for McCain or Romney or Bush. So I think I know what my people, very liberal...

    • His insistence on assigning bad faith to every action is not a conviction about the motives of the actors but a criticism of the theater they play in.

      But doesn't the theater tend to motivate the actors?  If nothing else, it certainly lends itself to the positioning of the stage...

      by barefooted 1 day 18 hours ago in A DocuDramaDrop
    • That exchange ended with him being branded as a gun stroking ammosexual.

      Peter, might I suggest that you filter your viewing and/or reading choices a bit more carefully?

       

    • You're naive to believe that only a few lefties want to ban and confiscate all guns. This is a repeated goal and what was being shouted at the CNN townhall. More important is the fact these commies want to strip millions of law abiding citizens of their natural right to keep and bear arms along...
      by Peter (not verified) 1 day 18 hours ago in NRA LaPierre: Fear Bernie Not Maniacs w/...
    • The Hegemony thing in Chomsky is not a description of a coherent plan but a report  of an inescapable result of corporate power bending governments to their end. His insistence on assigning bad faith to every action is not a conviction about the motives of the actors but a criticism of the...

      by moat 1 day 19 hours ago in A DocuDramaDrop
    • I hope *someone* knows something I don't know or we be in a heap o' trouble.

    • The first step toward fixing the problem is to separate the discussion of the legitimacy of our last election from measuring how much foreign influence had to do with the results.

      To say that the motivation to address foreign influence is principally driven by a desire to misdirect...

    • There's something more to this whole thing than meets the eye.  Maybe Emily's List, the DCCC and other Dem groups know something we don't (yet?) know.

    • Hal, Hillary Clinton lost the election and she's not running for anything.  If you want to advocate for Bernie Sanders as our best hope for a win in 2020, then do that - just look forward and tell us why instead of backwards trying to explain why it didn't happen.  Why is he likely to be the...

    • What is credible evidence? Rarely is there absolutely irrefutable overwhelming evidence. There is credible evidence with varying degrees of strength on both sides. You offer credible evidence to support your opinions much of the time. Others offer credible evidence to support their opinions. You...

    • In case I wasn't clear, Dick:  I can't abide Franklin Graham.  He is all you say and more.  I guess I wanted to say that while he's a prick the people (in my anecdotal and limited experience) that work towards the ends he espouses for the purpose of money, power and god-knows-what-else...

      by barefooted 1 day 21 hours ago in Who Could Argue?

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