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I hope they clear Burning Man out of the way of my bus. I don't want no fucking delays.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... House.html
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For what is she so sorry?
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89Hen wrote:For what is she so sorry?
The unnecessary air pollution

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93henfan wrote:I hope they clear Burning Man out of the way of my bus. I don't want no fucking delays.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... House.html
Shouldn't you let the guy burn... he lit himself on fire right..?
he didn't spontaneously ignite or accidentally "catch fire"

He lit himself on fire...

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93henfan wrote:I hope they clear Burning Man out of the way of my bus. I don't want no fucking delays.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... House.html
Shouldn't you let the guy burn... he lit himself on fire right..?
he didn't spontaneously ignite or accidentally "catch fire"

He lit himself on fire...

:?

Exact conversation we just had at the bus stop. If you set yourself on fire, the last thing you want is to be saved. :lol:

Also, there are some rumors he may have had some sort of flame retardant suit on. He was certainly walking along calmy while engulfed.

Also, also, no impact at all to my bus, so, winning.
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Hank Haney...hold my beer, Fuzzy...

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https://quillette.com/2019/05/31/the-bi ... iscipline/

This is an example of why a lack of political diversity hurts the social sciences.

A conservative researcher digs deeper into the data that claimed to show black students are more likely to be suspended because of teacher bias, but all the researchers needed to do was look at (among other things) at previous behavior and disciplinary record of suspended students to make the almost all of the discrepancies in suspensions disappear.

How could you not think to look at something that obvious unless the researchers either didn't think of fairly obvious confounders or that they used their conclusion to draw facts.
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Pwns wrote:https://quillette.com/2019/05/31/the-bi ... iscipline/

This is an example of why a lack of political diversity hurts the social sciences.

A conservative researcher digs deeper into the data that claimed to show black students are more likely to be suspended because of teacher bias, but all the researchers needed to do was look at (among other things) at previous behavior and disciplinary record of suspended students to make the almost all of the discrepancies in suspensions disappear.

How could you not think to look at something that obvious unless the researchers either didn't think of fairly obvious confounders or that they used their conclusion to draw facts.
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Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:https://quillette.com/2019/05/31/the-bi ... iscipline/

This is an example of why a lack of political diversity hurts the social sciences.

A conservative researcher digs deeper into the data that claimed to show black students are more likely to be suspended because of teacher bias, but all the researchers needed to do was look at (among other things) at previous behavior and disciplinary record of suspended students to make the almost all of the discrepancies in suspensions disappear.

How could you not think to look at something that obvious unless the researchers either didn't think of fairly obvious confounders or that they used their conclusion to draw facts.
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This is so succinct and well-put.

I can pretty much promise you the majority of teachers that have experience in small-town southern districts (i.e. one of the few places in the country that are both fairly diverse and don't have largely segregated schools like in the big cities) will tell you that black kids are more likely to misbehave. And black teachers can be the most frank about it ("there too many black kids today that don't get they asses popped at home" one tells me).

And yet largely no one feels safe to object to the data used to justify the Obama school discipline directives because of the political and social climate (you'd think it'd be easier with "Trump's America" and all).
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kalm wrote:Hank Haney...hold my beer, Fuzzy...

https://nypost.com/2019/05/30/hank-hane ... mens-golf/
Why is the truth so upsetting to people?

First off, Google "LPGA" and see if you get the same results as me. First three items at the top are pictures of Paige Spiranic and Blair O'Neill in bikinis and an Amazon ad for "Women's Sexy Golf Player Costume".

Secondly, last year's Women's Open (edited down)...

1 A. Jutanugarn
2 H.J. Kim
4 D. Kang
T5 P. Tavatanakit
T5 W. Hsu
9 I. Park
T10 N. Hataoka
T10 J. H. Kim
T10 M. Khang
T10 M. Wie (even the American is Asian)
T17 J.Y. Ko
T17 S.H. Oh
T17 E. Ji
T17 J. Lee
23 S.Y. Ryu
T25 J. Song
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Everyone here who pays any attention knows that I am a bit of a “population bomber”

I still believe that we will lose the ability to support the world population once we hit around 9 or 10 billion people

But that said, this flies a bit in the face of that if you consider the relative availability of commodities to be a determining factor:

https://reason.com/2019/05/31/earth-is- ... n-in-1980/


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“Tolerance and Apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” Aristotle

Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.

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Col Hogan wrote:Nauseous Rescue in Phoenix

https://twitter.com/FOX10Phoenix/status ... 45024?s=20
What the hell was a 74 year old doing trying to hike Squaw/Piestwa Peak? I’ve hiked it several times. As I recall, its 1.2 miles/1200 ft elevation gain with rock scrambles at the top. A ball buster if you’re not in very good shape.

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CID1990 wrote:Everyone here who pays any attention knows that I am a bit of a “population bomber”

I still believe that we will lose the ability to support the world population once we hit around 9 or 10 billion people

But that said, this flies a bit in the face of that if you consider the relative availability of commodities to be a determining factor:

https://reason.com/2019/05/31/earth-is- ... n-in-1980/


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BDKJMU wrote:
Col Hogan wrote:Nauseous Rescue in Phoenix

https://twitter.com/FOX10Phoenix/status ... 45024?s=20
What the hell was a 74 year old doing trying to hike Squaw/Piestwa Peak? I’ve hiked it several times. As I recall, its 1.2 miles/1200 ft elevation gain with rock scrambles at the top. A ball buster if you’re not in very good shape.
Dude. When I lived in Phoenix, there were a brother sister duo that climbed Camelback in black hockey jerseys when it was like 105 out. If I remember right, the boy passed out and was pretty much rescued by a firefighter training in the area.
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/granger-sm ... 019-06-07/

This news is a couple of days old now, but it bears reminding everyone with small children to watch them like a hawk at pools.

Bad things can happen even when people are around.

Back in summer 2010, when my youngest son was 2 1/2, we were at a hotel pool in NC for my BIL's wedding. My then-wife and I were both in the pool with both of our sons, playing zone defense. Well, my older son distracted me while I was covering the little guy, and the ex didn't switch zones. I turned to older son for several seconds and turned back to see my youngest had walked from chest high water to over his head and he was suspended, leaning forward, and starting to inhale water. He wasn't flailing or anything because he was too young to even know he was in trouble. I yanked him out of the pool and he coughed it out on the concrete. Fucking terrified me. I had some minor PTSD from guilt the rest of that day.
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93henfan wrote:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/granger-sm ... 019-06-07/

This news is a couple of days old now, but it bears reminding everyone with small children to watch them like a hawk at pools.

Bad things can happen even when people are around.

Back in summer 2010, when my youngest son was 2 1/2, we were at a hotel pool in NC for my BIL's wedding. My then-wife and I were both in the pool with both of our sons, playing zone defense. Well, my older son distracted me while I was covering the little guy, and the ex didn't switch zones. I turned to older son for several seconds and turned back to see my youngest had walked from chest high water to over his head and he was suspended, leaning forward, and starting to inhale water. He wasn't flailing or anything because he was too young to even know he was in trouble. I yanked him out of the pool and he coughed it out on the concrete. **** terrified me. I had some minor PTSD from guilt the rest of that day.
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93henfan wrote:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/granger-sm ... 019-06-07/

This news is a couple of days old now, but it bears reminding everyone with small children to watch them like a hawk at pools.

Bad things can happen even when people are around.

Back in summer 2010, when my youngest son was 2 1/2, we were at a hotel pool in NC for my BIL's wedding. My then-wife and I were both in the pool with both of our sons, playing zone defense. Well, my older son distracted me while I was covering the little guy, and the ex didn't switch zones. I turned to older son for several seconds and turned back to see my youngest had walked from chest high water to over his head and he was suspended, leaning forward, and starting to inhale water. He wasn't flailing or anything because he was too young to even know he was in trouble. I yanked him out of the pool and he coughed it out on the concrete. Fucking terrified me. I had some minor PTSD from guilt the rest of that day.
They used to play this video in Phoenix during pool season to warn people how quickly shit can happen.

Video was of a grampa, and he was sitting on the edge of the pool (feet in water), with a grand child on each side.

Gramps is talking to child #1, then turns his head to speak to child #2. Sure as shit, Grampa isn't even done fully rotating his head to #2 before child #1 hops off the edge and goes under.

It took so long (4 seconds) for Gramps to notice the kid right next to him had hopped in the water, it made you squirm for the kids safety.

The point? It can happen in a second and right in front of you. That kid couldn't have timed it any more perfect if he wanted to drown.
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Not so much news worthy but hilarious.

Chick brings bat to a fight, gets it taken from her in about 2 seconds flat, dares the other girl to hit her with it, so she does!

Then she gets in a nice right cross to her chops!

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Anybody up for a feel-good story?

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/08/ ... n-verdict/

Hell I think even Treep could get on board with this... amirite?



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CID1990 wrote:Anybody up for a feel-good story?

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/08/ ... n-verdict/

Hell I think even Treep could get on board with this... amirite?



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Sign of the times. How is this even making the radar of a national news organization?

Executive summary. Video gamer live streams himself taking a piss at at a gaming convention and has his credentials revoked. This is newsworthy?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/tech/e3- ... index.html
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HI54UNI wrote:
CID1990 wrote:Anybody up for a feel-good story?

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/08/ ... n-verdict/

Hell I think even Treep could get on board with this... amirite?



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