"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Just ran across this article and thought I should share it here.
Statistics-A-Very-Short-Introduction is very good explaining mathematical probability. Another book at another time had a Statistics Professor on an outdoor stage explaining the remote % chance of being struck by a meteorite was struck by a meteorite. The cosmos basically said "Oh Yeah?". or "need a little visual aid do you?" or "If you hadn't moved you'd be right" or "now remove that from the coming test"
Stop trying to defend a crappy GOP healthcare law that Democrats passed without one Republican vote in the effort to please the god of bipartisanship. If anything, you should run against it as such and call for instituting a state-wide single-payer system, utilizing the same Obamacare waiver that Vermont is taking advantage of.
But the main message/question of every Democrat running for office in 2014 MUST BE:
"Are you going to vote for me or the Koch Brothers?"
Maybe some of you are growing tired of libertarian members such as myself. However, speaking for myself, I like to post on forums like these because I believe the best method of learning is through debate. I believe I have the superior position but I am genuinely interested in learning from others rebuttals of my argument whether I agree with it or not.
"Mayor Vincent C. Gray had detailed knowledge about an illegal fundraising operation that helped him capture the 2010 election and personally asked a prominent D.C. business executive to finance the scheme, prosecutors said Monday."
"Republican David Jolly has scored a surprise victory in Florida’s special election to fill the seat held by the late Rep. Bill Young."
You have to read the two-part story by Maggie Mahar of Health Beat. She follows up on a CBS story about Debra Frisherrick that cannot get a health care plan because of the new Obama Affordable Care Act—it’s a CBS Obama Care horror story. The CBS video story was supposedly about Ms. Frisherrick’s not being able to get a health care policy because of the cost and that she had a pre-existing condition of kidney cancer. The story turned out to be totally fabricated, false, bogus, a lie, not true in any sense.
Newsom continued, “This is not a debate about hippies. This is not a debate about stoners. We can’t diminish this issue or the people involved in this debate by belittling them and trivializing them. Let me be clear. You can be pro-regulation without being an advocate for drug use.”
Some light entertainment, albeit with statistics.
Republicans will once again have have their President in titular control of this nation, next go-round. Well, okay, it's NOT a lock... but if the GOP announced right this minute they were running a large chunk of anthracite coal, & they skipped the whole convention thing & got that mineral on the ticket, I would give it odds right this minute of better than 1:3 payout.
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