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by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Al Franken's Old Job
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Al Franken's Old Job

If I had to bet i'd bet that under the current circumstances the Democrat will win.
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: PA Catholic Pedo Scandal
Replies: 15
Views: 134

Re: PA Catholic Pedo Scandal

This is really bad. I listened to a lot of description of it on NPR as I was on the highway for about 5 hours today. Some of the details. I mean. C'mon.

I guess we should say that it's a Grand Jury thing so none of it has been definitely established beyond a reasonable doubt. But. I mean. C'mon.
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America
Replies: 135
Views: 1631

Re: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America

One could argue that if we all benefit from an educated population. But that would mean Trump wouldn't be President. Ok. Of course I think that would be consistent with what you said. But understand that a more educated population would probably mean somebody like Trump would never be President.
by JohnStOnge
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Democratic Party...
Replies: 479
Views: 10831

Re: The Democratic Party...

I saw that and it's what bothers me about the DNC at the national level. Upper echelon management is a complete **** show; they take the Peter Principle and magnify it to a whole new level. But there's great groundwork being done all across the nation and that's more important for a political party...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread
Replies: 2989
Views: 144883

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

I think that Strzok's dismissal was indeed politically motivated. I think I understand why the FBI had to do it. But I think the political atmosphere precipitated the action to override the decision of the internal body. And as far as actions go: One of the findings of the IG's report was that ther...
by JohnStOnge
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread
Replies: 2989
Views: 144883

Re: Сделаем Америку снова великой! Trump - Russia megathread

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/13/fbi-fires-peter-strzok-months-after-anti-trump-texts-revealed.html Politically motivated, puhleaze. No bias here, just like Strzok's actions. I think that Strzok's dismissal was indeed politically motivated. I think I understand why the FBI had to do it. B...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate Change Beyond Reversal
Replies: 36
Views: 586

Re: Climate Change Beyond Reversal

I'm so glad humor is not wasted on you. :lol: I just want to know who drew that map that John cites with such certainty? You can look up a bunch of maps from different sources of what the earth is believed to have looked like during the Triassic when there were no ice caps. Same basic picture. Ther...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 2661
Views: 123084

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

BTW I did a quick and dirty statistical analysis. Just did lines of best fit and tested the "significance" of the slope. First I looked at the slope of the line of best fit drawn through DJIA closes from when I eyeballed the start of an upswing, 2/11/2016, through election day, 11/8/2016. ...
by JohnStOnge
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 2661
Views: 123084

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

No you haven't proven that because it isn't true. If we go with the DJIA the rate of return was -2.23% in 2015 then recovered to 13.415% in 2016. It kind of bottomed out after one decline on February 11, 2016 at 15,660.18. By election day (November 8) 2016 it had increased to 18,332.74. That's a 17...
by JohnStOnge
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America
Replies: 135
Views: 1631

Re: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America

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by JohnStOnge
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Other College Sports
Topic: A "back in the day" note on publicity
Replies: 20
Views: 754

Re: A "back in the day" note on publicity

I guess it's kind of an example where, if publicity is what you care about, you can say you get more publicity playing at the top level. Back then there weren't all the cable networks and internet things. This was ABC putting your name up near the end of what was undoubtably a very highly watched n...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political memes, Posters, Funny Pics, Etc.
Replies: 2818
Views: 142738

Re: Political memes, Posters, Funny Pics, Etc.

The press gave Trump a pass during the campaign. And still do Wtf? Since when has Trump been given a pass??? It’s pretty evident that those channels and papers are biased against Trump. Read/listen to them for an hour and you will see. And I say this as someone who thinks Trump is a POS and didn’t ...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political memes, Posters, Funny Pics, Etc.
Replies: 2818
Views: 142738

Re: Political memes, Posters, Funny Pics, Etc.

https://scontent.ffcm1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38600737_10211557491043294_7257510847721766912_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=c67cbbc15fd8769bcce2f1418dca83ec&oe=5BC5B428 I seriously doubt that the Harvard investigators worded things that way. It'd be interesting to see what they actually said.
by JohnStOnge
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 2661
Views: 123084

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

[Market was DEAD SOLID flat for two straight years before the election. I’ve proven that to you, you just choose not to see it. No you haven't proven that because it isn't true. If we go with the DJIA the rate of return was -2.23% in 2015 then recovered to 13.415% in 2016. It kind of bottomed out a...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate Change Beyond Reversal
Replies: 36
Views: 586

Re: Climate Change Beyond Reversal

Do you have a like, can't find that info on google? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpKbULrB9Z8 Problem with that movie is that there have been times on Earth when there were no polar ice caps but there was plenty of land. Like during the Triassic Period (https://www.livescience.com/43295-triassic-...
by JohnStOnge
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Blue Wave 2018
Replies: 581
Views: 17960

Re: Blue Wave 2018

This former liberal thinks the Democrats are in trouble. As you know I think that in the long terms things look very good for the Democrats. But I do think they may have a problem in the short term. A lot of people are saying that the Ohio 12th race being very close and still undecided (though odds...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate Change Beyond Reversal
Replies: 36
Views: 586

Re: Climate Change Beyond Reversal

See to me when people put out stuff like this they get branded as unreasonable. To me there should be a reasonable concern about effects on the climate while recognizing that there is a lot of uncertainty. But stuff like saying there "could" be a 60 m sea level rise, etc. is kind of going ...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Alex Jones banned from Youtube, Podcasts, etc.
Replies: 140
Views: 2174

Re: Alex Jones banned from Youtube, Podcasts, etc.

Trip, I am still waiting for you to describe what it is you don't like about things going on in America, and how the Republican Party is to blame for it. I'm not saying that there isn't room for improvement, but throwing out blanket statements isn't helping your argument. Be specific, otherwise you...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America
Replies: 135
Views: 1631

Re: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America

You guys can kill THAT source all you want. There are literally HUNDREDS of other sources out that that will state exactly what that source did...the middle class is shrinking because the UPPER MIDDLE CLASS is growing. . As I said, I think that if you properly define "middle class" it can...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America
Replies: 135
Views: 1631

Re: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America

^Good catch by JSO. That's a horrendous, completely asinine method to define the middle-class. So how do we define it? Straight income levels and what quintile you fall in is clearly flawed. Standard of living? Happiness level? The Square Deal? Once upon a time each generation could count on being ...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 2661
Views: 123084

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

I'm having trouble reading graphs. Can someone tell me if the volume at the bottom was a continuation of the Obama years? https://screenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com/images/609389a1-ae97-4377-91c5-10b8cb98b9b2.png I can't find it on the legend but if the bars at the bottom are volume then yes tha...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread
Replies: 2661
Views: 123084

Re: The Official "Making America Great Again" Thread

You have not proven me wrong even once. Not unless you are the person who corrected me on the Gulf of Mexico being part of the Atlantic Ocean. Listen, John. You’ve hitched your wagon so securely to the Trump Derangement Sydrome wagon, I wouldn’t expect you to EVER admit your were/are wrong about th...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America
Replies: 135
Views: 1631

Re: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America

One more thing on this: I looked up the Urban Institute study and completely disagree with the author's outlook on defining the "Middle Class." The study is at https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/81581/2000819-The-Growing-Size-and-Incomes-of-the-Upper-Middle-Class.pdf. He...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America
Replies: 135
Views: 1631

Re: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America

Ok I looked at the article and I have to say it's a bit unfair to her in that the headline is "Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class 'Doesn't Exist Anymore in America" but the actual text says this: Ocasio-Cortez said a more moderate upper-middle class no longer exists in America... Underl...
by JohnStOnge
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America
Replies: 135
Views: 1631

Re: Ocasio-Cortez: The Upper-Middle Class Doesn't Exist Anymore in America

I think that if the "middle class" is properly defined it's not possible for it to grow or shrink as a percentage of the population. And it cannot cease to exist. By convention you'd define it as the middle 68 percent of the distribution. In a normal distribution that's every element withi...

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