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Why I do not answer my phone unless I know who’s calling

The other day, for some reason I broke this rule of not answering unless I know who is calling, by answering a call from a 905 number, which proved to be a wrong number. The rate of unknown callers increased … Continue reading

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Vulnerablity to involuntary recruitment

It would be good to have some good indicators on such risks.   Presumably, particularly nefarious types are likely to obtain them in advance of those without such┬ánefarious inclinations. So … in the context of anti-brainwashing curriculum, what might this … Continue reading

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Poetic justice for AGW denialism via betting markets?

Someone should start a sea level betting market. Samoans and others can take positions which will pay out around the time they start to flood. Thanks to widespread ignorance in the largest economy in the world, this should provide a … Continue reading

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Towards criminalization of dissent and truth talking, for practical purposes. A.k.a., the pathway to the master/slave race

  There’s a congenital genetic defect in their family that causes them to call bullshit and speak truth to power in post-hunter-gatherer times of tyranny and abuse. A most rare breed. Just look at one of them, and you’ll catch … Continue reading

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Differing shades of hypothetical in good/bad payday loan presentations

Some people defend payday loans on the premise that people know best for themselves. I like this thinking. But compare two hypothetical scenarios. Hypothetical scenario 1: a) Guy orders drink at bar with last money, b) Guy goes to get … Continue reading

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Another way to describe the end of independent aerospace capacity among most of the wealthiest and most advanced nations

A unified fighter jet platform. Unified. Means we are toothless if you (USA) decide so on a timeframe of 20 years not 1 or 5. Anyways, all I need to know is the sales pitch. It’s really a “get in … Continue reading

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Female judges interrupted more often than male judges; female judges do less interrupting

On the US Supreme Court, Women have made up an average 24% of the bench over the past 12 years, and while 32% of all interruptions were of women, only 4% were by them. Surprising no women anywhere. More at … Continue reading

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A certain form of puppet training (horse breaking) at the micro-neuro level

A distraction every time you try to do something … once you start, and then if you just “turn off” and let the computer take over (a la BCI), then the thing will progress rapidly. Who knows with how much … Continue reading

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“Authoritarianism” should not get credit for catchup growth

“Authoritarianism” should not get credit for catchup growth. If that does not make sense to you, read up about the Solow Model and variants thereof. If you do not understand the Solow Model (nearly the simplest possible presentation of how … Continue reading

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