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  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    I think you are only partly right. Probably more children are being read to, but fewer are learning to do everyday necessary tasks. I would conjecture this is a middle class bias. Probably more "lower class"/working class children are being...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    I question whether this has actually changed to any great degree. See for example, Charlie's recent comments on parental mortality in the past, leading to orphans and step/adopted parents galore. Plus much of what we now consider dysfunctional was considered...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I am not disagreeing with the substance of your comments. But professional ethics courses tend to be that way in general. They don't usually teach Profession X Morals classes. American lawyers go through pretty thorough ethical training, testing and CLE,...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I am relatively certain that my son's Computer Science major does have one or two ethics course requirements....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    "Those saying "multiple marriage is too hard for the legal system" have a pretty high bar to clear when explaining exactly how that's true." Not particularly. It depends on how common situations like your example are. The legal system might...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I am guessing they are still only on e-book. I might have to finally give in if people start publishing interesting stuff exclusively without the aid of dead trees....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I put in spaces. If I had known how this would be formatted, I would have put in asterisks or another place holder. I attempted to apologize and explain the problem, but the site would not take a second comment...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Well, the transference of Chinese script to Japan shows that you kinda/sorta could have a written language that was intelligible to people who did not necessarily speak the same spoken languages. In practice that did not stay the case, the...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Early breaking of "Lent" to ask if you know the plot behind the TV show, "Fortitude." I know you probably have not watched it, but it gets a lot of discussion in some SF circles; so you might know the...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    I criticized Scalzi and think that PDP probably got treated unfairly, though I did not think he was all that funny and he probably did not make the wisest decision for his business here. From your reply, it sounds like...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    I was looking for a term that would gloss a bunch of phenomenon which would otherwise take pages to describe. I totally agree this is not rigorous philosophical discourse....
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Not sure what level to address this at: one, in the original post I was literally thanking you for a comment I appreciated. No need for dark sideways glances and infinite recursive analysis on my meaning. I did not see...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    I am going to unpack my comments some more: there's an episode of Futurama where Fry learns that people in the 31st century frown on getting into a relationship with your sex robot, which in Fry's case is modeled on...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    "Anyhow @197. Take you how you see it: not having another round of this Game and quite pissed off that everyone thought they could make it happen. And you can call me names and hate me, but do note: larger...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Comment 136 was extremely easy to digest. So thanks for that. It confirms what I was thinking, particularly how I reacted to Scalzi's tweets on PDP and other liberal Democratic "it's not [really] a joke" responses. My immediate thought was...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    For the Partitions it looks like closer to 45% for the Russian sector and again there are general uncertainties in the numbers and all kinds of assumptions underlying any specific count/model....
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    There's a fine line between "stop eating fish (or sea products)" and "just go ahead and die." If the latter is inevitable, then you might as well eat fish while the sun shines. If the sustainable alternative is insects, I...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Well, if I wasn't already there, I am about ready to say this is a simulation. (Or that authoritarian regimes can dictate sports results, take your pick.)...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Your last paragraph is either too dark or not dark enough. You underestimate the recovery of past territories of Rome or you overestimate the safety of common people in the Empire. Plus how does this tie in with current American...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    The famous words of Justice Frankfurter about his meeting with Jan Karski: I did not believe him. I didn't think he was lying. Those are two different things. You can tell people the truth about horrible things and they won't...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Well, Trump thinks he's Andrew Jackson and one of the most famous things Jackson did was ignore the Court re: genocide/ethnic cleansing of Native Americans. Odds are the Republicans will give us a Court he won't have to bother to...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Nope to April D; I meant people Charlie invited to guest blog. Second, I was not questioning the value of your posts. I was questioning if your posts were valuable for the reasons Charlie stated. I do think your posts...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Did any of your feminist guest writers react positively to her? I seem to recall the reverse. She does add variety, but I am not sure she is particularly strong on emotional nuance or on providing an antidote to patriarchal...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Plus our "traditional conservatives" are not all that traditional these days and our true conservative leader was probably Hillary Rodham Clinton....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Night of the Long Knives was fascists killing fascists in order to give the appearance of being more traditionally conservative. That's the last thing I am going to get angsted up about these days. Not pretty, but we've got bigger...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Interesting, according to Wikipedia, Conan Doyle bought the idea from someone else....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I suppose a psychologist could have a field day with who answers yes or no to Owl's lurid imagination here, and why they gave the answer they did. I have to say that statements like this, which are so contrary...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    I figured he was serious about not knowing what (US) COBRA was; that's why I explained it. There's no reason for any non-American to know about COBRA. And there should not be any need for Americans to know what COBRA...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Assuming you're serious: COBRA is a mechanism for employees to continue their employer based insurance for a time after leaving employment with said company. One has to pay the full rate for the insurance; so you won't get the benefit...
  • Commented on "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" 2017 continued.
    Curtis Mayfield: If there's Hell below, then we're all gonna go...
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