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I mean I don’t claim it’s a good thing that the only way to control immigration is having the POTUS.

The bill does nothing. I hope Trump actually does coup so we can protect the border long term.

“If” Trump is elected. I agree it gives him more power; I think some did disagree with that. But the most important thing is controlling the executive. Biden can kill immigration if he wants to. Which he did for an election.

I believe this is correct. I do believe there is data that would change my mind on HBD. I do not think there is any probability it exists.

Do I think white people just don’t want to be running backs or cornerbacks in the nfl but do have a desire to be tight ends and lineman? No. And the distribution of people who perform those jobs are so extreme that it’s mathematically impossible it’s not coming from genetics. (Current best RB in nfl is probably white and potentially best CB drafted this year is white but those are rare).

I’m not even sure if this would disprove hbd but selective breeding I guess could make the races equal across abilities. You would just need Christian McCaffrey to have a million kids and Clarence Thomas to be the sperm donor for all black kids. In 3-5 generations of doing that abilities would equal out.

But I guess that would just mean hbd is real. Environmental pressure pushing traits in groups leads to differences in groups when they were largely seperated because of geography culture (Ashkenazi separation was culture).

And we sort of see this in white people. Now that the Balkans play basketball with average male height of 6’4 they produce as high of rate or higher rate of nba players than Africans. Though they play in a different way.

One thing I have discovered in adult life is I have a lot of traits like my father - the good and the bad. That seems statistically impossible.

I feel like you were arrogant and just need to take the “L” here.


A good bit of the issue could have been solved by Biden doing his job. A bill is just a piece of paper but who is going to enforce it? Paper plus Biden without an election hanging off his head was and is worthless. No paper plus Trump solved a lot of the issue. A good bill plus Trump would be amazing.

GOP succeeded in not falling for a trap where Biden passes a bill claims he solved the issue but enforcing it for 6 months and then doesn’t enforce it after the election.

The left and Biden are not good faith actors on this issue so you can’t bargain your way to a solution. You can only take power.

I have no idea if you sincerely hold your beliefs or just fell for the lefts trap.

You are probably correct. But I had a potential opposite reaction. Maybe a bunch of them deep in their mind feel that Trump wasn’t that bad. So telling people to stay home helps Trump and doesn’t force them to flip psychologically and actually say they were wrong and support Trump.

Some of them are clearly in your camp. I can’t see the Hamas wing of the left supporting Trump at all. (Ok maybe their ideology implies whoever owned the land at 1900 is the true owner and any immigrants after then are illegal? But doubt that’s the rationalization).

I think it’s the opposite. Very low turnout means voters are largely happy with the government and don’t think it’s worth spending a few hours voting.

High turnout means you have two groups with broad disagreement that you care deeply about. It gets me to vote. In my view the left is completely insane and the right has some (not all) good policy. If I were in Europe it would be even more important as I think those countries are dying thru immigration.

Whats the issue with Ginni? She organized a conservative protest?

I don’t even think she’s been charged. What’s the issue here?

I 100% agree that Ginni and Clarence are both very conservative. They both organize (legally) conservative groups. In Clarence case it’s generally the Federalist Society where he’s a big swinging dick.

I don’t think Thomas would have moved left. First he seems like the true believer ring-leader type. His wife was an organizer of 1/6. And seems like a true believer type that the election was stolen - by real fraud - and not the mass mail-in voting by definition is fraud type arguments found here.

Also he’s black. It seems to me that minorities in a group tend to be all-in and not the type of people that jump around groups.

I guess you could argue money kept him on the court but he seems like a believer in the mission. And of course money can’t buy the status of being a Supreme Court Judge. You need like Bezos money to get that.

How can you say twitter isn’t real? Is Trump not a felon? Does he not have a 500 million judgement against himself? Did the respectable Ivy League people all pretend a mentally ill man was the nations best female swimmer? It almost seems normal that the Harvard President got fired because on the other side of the world a bunch of Jews at a music festival got raided and their women raped and Harvard basically took the side of the rapists.

It seems like the “it’s just someone on the internet” actually has power in the real institutional world. It seems to me like the craziest things I could imagine in 2005 in the darkerst of the internet are now occurring in real life.

I don’t think younger people understand how hard it was to get product back in the day. The strip was a real gem for Pittsburgh then. And for the region the chain grocery stores do suck.

It’s been a few years since I got primantis outside of the strip but the quality did seem different. Maybe other areas have improved. It makes sense that you could replicate the quality in the region but it did seem to be different before.

I meant to add that point. So I agree. Everything is shown in a partisan politics mode now.

If someone that can be called right does something bad it’s used to bludgeon the right. If the left does bad it’s like peaceful protest or something and covered up.

A better would would not publicize these things.

It seems like common sense to suppress the manifesto. Same reason you don’t publicize suicides. These things all have a huge amount of social contagion.

I agree there is nothing where releasing it interferes with the investigation, but that is a good reason to declare as the reason not to release. She was a crazy person who did crazy person things. It was unlikely she had co-conspirators.

Yea maybe. Something seems off on how they structured it.

Also, note the estate sold the shares to the company for $3 million. So it seems like the estate got $3 million.

The surviving brother got a big gain but not thru the estate since the shares were sold to the estate for $3 million. It would seem as though the estate would have a short term capital loss if the asset was worth 5+ but sold the asset for $3.

There is no practical difference here in what you are trying to say which I think is “it’s just a believe the Church is really special” and “ I pledge an oath to the Church”. The former in many ways is much stronger because it’s believing in something versus an oath you just sign and get punished or something if you violate it.

But what is the insurance contract worth before he dies? They could be 20 year olds and hence the expected value is 0. They could even be 70 year olds and I guess you would say it has high expected value. They might owe future premiums which means the insurance has no guarantee of having value etc.

There might be another wrinkle in the life insurance case. I think that example as a use of life insurance is on FINRA exams. Which is a self-regulatory organization. Which are sort of government sponsored but run by industry. So they can ban you from the industry and make you unhirable but you can’t sue for them for antitrust etc. If my recollection is correct you have this sort of government agency teaching their bankers that this use of insurance was correct and would produce those tax benefits. Now you have another government agency saying nope that’s wrong pay us.

Also it’s a bit weird because before the guy died the company did not have that money. After they did. But what occurred first? The guy died and that’s the value then the company gets 3 million because he died? Or the company gets 3 million because the guy died and now the company is worth more? It’s seems like a simultaneous event.

“A self-regulatory organization (SRO) is an organization that exercises some degree of regulatory authority over an industry or profession. The regulatory authority could exist in place of government regulation, or applied in addition to government regulation. The ability of an SRO to exercise regulatory authority does not necessarily derive from a grant of authority from the government.“

I think it’s clear these type of organizations could not exists without government support based on this definition. So I think it’s clear that things like FINRA are basically government run by industry. A lot like unions that wouldn’t exists without the government protecting them.

“Interests is vague”. It’s really with respect to the Church interests that matters. And certainly things you can’t contradict.

So I disagree. Those are not practicing Catholics.

Whether you want to get in semantics I guess you can call them Catholics but they are not practicing Catholics. Which is why they can get elected to US office at high levels.

I feel like you are making trademark law style arguments. If the Catholic Church doesn’t excommunicate everyone tightly then they lose the right to ever have standards and therefore Catholic becomes a meaningless descriptor.

Professing a belief in the Catholic Church (that you believe in their teachings) where the Pope has Papal Primacy and the legitimacy of the Church is based on a direct lineage from Peter isn’t the same as an oath to the pope?

Words have meaning.

The question is what is the oath.

There is a fundamental difference between sin and not believing in the church.

I doubt we even have any good data to disprove or approve on whether segregation is good. In part because of how much our housing market filters for school quality and prevents income level mixing. You would have data where the blacks in a 3% black school perform extremely well but their parents are paying $20k a year in property taxes so relatively high income. And then you would look at a 90% black school in West Baltimore and see that those kids do awful academically. The human brain just can’t process that much information especially when there will be academics promoting bad data that constantly needs refuted.

Relatedly I always wander if there is anything positive in the Florida school system which has very high Hispanic test scores. Are Florida Hispanics just filtered better for high income? In one sense they did get a huge amount of Cubans though that likely tilts heavily upper class though such a large percent it does include a lot of people. On the other end Miami is the capital of Latin America and draws the upper class in huge numbers.

For my tribe I want to say everyone should just copy Miami’s school system, but I am guessing a large amount of it is filtering.

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.


If you are going to trash an idea for peace you need to propose other actions that will result in peace.

Agree it’s primary about raising larger amounts of capital. The system does have means to incentivize management in public companies so trading in stocks does still have a purpose.

For larger companies you could actually have a debate on whether the management incentives are better being private or public. I would probably start with something like for more complex orgs the wisdom of crowds is smarter than one owner etc. Price signals from markets interpret information faster than a small group of owners.

For other Christians I think/hope they would likewise say loyalty to God and his teachings would have always trumped State. In the past they had less conflict because the State was more explicitly their form of Christianity. And their teachings were not explicitly bound by a rule maker in another country but were more like a conscience or Holy Spirit type thing.

Nicene Creed also gets close to being an oath.

Papal Primacy.

There are some complications in theology but basically that.

And yes I think there is a fundamental difference between a sinner out of commune with the Church for their personal behavior and someone who promotes others to sin.