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June 23, 2016



henry-this fits with yesterday's kennedy ruling on affirmative action, but this http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2795203 calls for algorithms to be adjusted to reduce racial disparities.

Affirmative Action Algorithms. Because in bo's and sotomayor's america, all disparities are the result of legal discrimination in the past and must be eradicated.


Sorry if already posted:

The Week: Why Brexit should scare anti-Trump Americans



Oh. Never mind then.


Couldn't get it to load but thanks.

buccaneer morgan

when someone's career begins by running over a state like a dead armadillo,



rse- "racist algorithms" are easy enough to "discover" through machine intelligence... justscore the way admissions offices do, train the machine intelligence with that sample... then "gee, the computer did it"


Hey, Porch! Hope you've been well!

I've just been away in a funk, not believing I had much to contribute because I've been so pessimistic about things. Still am, but the Brexit has given me a small bit of hope. LOL

Beasts of England

@Porch: your 12:25 AM was hilarious!!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

If Michael Moore really wants to be part of the EU why couldn't we load him up in a B-52 and drop him somewhere in France?
On second thought, if the Euros got wind of what was in the bomb bay we might want to use the stealthy B-2 since they'd be throwing everything at it to shoot it down.

In either case it would make SMOD 2016 kind of redundant.


Porch's not-to-be-missed gem:

"Brexit' to be followed by Grexit. Departugal. Italeave. Fruckoff. Czechout. Oustria. Finish. Slovakout. Latervia. Byegium."

Captain Hate

Good coffee is like drinking craft beer; once you have it the old standards become null and void.

The usual suspects at Zuckerberg are having a very difficult morning. Incredible how a vote for self determination can be so erroneously categorized. Why it's almond like an agenda is being pursued.

Captain Hate

Damn autocorrect.

buccaneer morgan

seriously that could contaminate the watertable for a generation,

Lurker Susie


Sharyl Attkisson
Sharyl Attkisson – Verified account ‏@SharylAttkisson

Little known fact: UK Cameron's campaign adviser was Jim Messina who was Obama's campaign adviser & heads biggest pro-Hillary super PAC

buccaneer morgan

so did soros short the pound, is the pope argentine,?


I'm sure dropping Michael Moore on any country would be considered a war crime.

IF a B-52 or a B-2 could even lift that fat ass.



Now if we can go from Brexit to DCeased I'll be content. - Dan Reihl


buccaneer morgan

it might be considered an act of war, to drop the mouth of flint, on an unsuspecting populace,

Lurker Susie

Biden in the UK

Joseph Curl
Joseph Curl – ‏@josephcurl

There was one top US politician in the UK playing golf, but it wasn't Trump. Biden went to mock the GOP nom. Once again, he looks the fool.
6:32 AM - 24 Jun 2016


If Michael Moore really wants to be part of the EU why couldn't we load him up in a B-52 and drop him somewhere in France?

I hope there isn't a ban on RATO bottles.

buccaneer morgan

we were on the same wavelength, fd.




Iggy, if ever there was a wars crime, dropping M. Moore on France would be it.

(It might be, however, the first time he bombed in France, so it might almost we worth it.)

Miss Marple 2


I can't view it either because he has also blocked me. HAHAHA! I know what I was blocked for. I criticized his coverage of Obama back around 2010 or so.


buccaneer, GMTA! :)



Portentous and meaningful stat: 66% people who left school at 16 voted for Leave. 71% of those with university degrees voted to Remain.

Apparently the overwhelming factor in voting was age, with the young voting 70% to remain, over 65 voting 70% to leave. So that could explain the education correlation. Does Axelrod want to suggest that older people are stupider than younger people? That's not my experience.

buccaneer morgan

just more summoning smod,



Porch's not-to-be-missed gem:

"Brexit' to be followed by Grexit. Departugal. Italeave. Fruckoff. Czechout. Oustria. Finish. Slovakout. Latervia. Byegium."

Didn't like Krout?



From 2012 so there's likely more: BOzo's biggest British gaffes Hard to top the pathological narcissism of gifting the Queen of England with an iPod loaded with his inauguration pics and "greatest" speeches.


something about throwing swine before perals...

buccaneer morgan

the alien ants have done their work here,


Miss Marple 2


One donkey for each delegation, fiberglass figures painted by local artists.

The number?


Honest to God, 57.


Hey Stephanie...we have really been missing you!

Hope those guys are paying you the big bux.


newer thread

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hey, Cap, you ever see the movie Whiplash?
If so wonder what you thought.

Captain Hate

just more summoning smod,

They didn't do that black robed pinhead any favors by publishing his picture. Maybe he should be on the hook financially for any property damage his pet protesters do.

Man Tran

Speaking of bombers, Monday on our way down to CO, we were buzzed by a pair of B-1Bs that scooted under us just west of Green River. Very spooky. Of course, ATC never mentioned anything.

pagar a bacon, country ham and sausage supporter

Just a happy off Topic of politics.

Last night Miss Marple linked a miracle that a angel bought to one young man and his mother.
At that time the GoFundMe page was just over $30,000. Now that GoFundMe page has far more than doubled. You can read it all here.


IMO, the world is a better place this morning than it was yesterday, before the "Brexit" vote and before the story of an angel helping a young man and his mother. If you haven't read the story, I urge everyone to read it or read it again.


Miss y'all, too. I do lurk while I'm skyping though.. ;)

Captain Hate

Iggy, I liked it quite a bit but more for what it said about obsessions and personalities than music.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Thanks CH; still trying to figure out what I think of it.

Jack is Back!


Not surprising that ATC didn't pick the Lancers up. They could have deploying some of their avoidance avionics plus they have a low profile radar design. Not stealth but good enough for horseshoes.


There are 57 delegations: Don't forget Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, etc. Can't name them all but even DC has a delegation.


I loved the music, loved J. K. Simmons finally getting to showcase his talent, and loved the father's devotion to this son. Highly recommend Whiplash.

Captain Hate

The music was the part I didn't like because it's all about playing charts which I used to do pretty GD well; not as well as THOSE guys, obviously, but the differences between my level and theirs is almost completely uninteresting to me. What *does* interest me are people who are able to fluently improvise at which I wasn't very good at all, although maybe I would've been in a group with some kindred souls.


MM: David Gregory thinks . . .

I stopped reading right there.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The problem I had, not as a musician which I'm not but as a creator, which I am, is the idea that kind of brutality produces genius.
The exchanged smiles at the end seemed to endorse that view of creativity and genius.

If the message was 'this is how these two guys interacted' fine. If it was 'this in general can be a good way to push someone to excel' not so fine.

Perhaps it's just my personality because early in the film the thought that popped into my head the second he slapped the kid's face when he asked him if he was dragging was 'if you touch me again you're gonna spend the next month in the hospital'.

Absent any message and just as a story I thought it was pretty compelling.


I didn't get a "sadism works" message from Whiplash, as Simmons character was repellant and rightfully reaped what he sowed. I got a "leave it all on the floor so you're not haunted by woulda-coulda-shouldas later on" message.


What a sweet story, pagar and MM. Thank you for posting it!


Isn't that cute, Bernie tells MSNBC he will vote for Clinton.


Reddit comment:

[–]Anq 5 points an hour ago
The sound of jaws not dropping is deafening.


Just think of all the money Bernie took from broke college kids and now will hand over to Hillary, as he always was going to do. And they call Trump supporters credulous.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I didn't get a "sadism works" message from Whiplash...--

I tried not to, but failed.
The theme throughout was 'Charlie Parker was only Bird because a guy threw a cymbal at him'.
Simmons' character threw a chair at the kid's head. When the kid objected and wondered how many Birds never developed because they were scared off by bullying Simmons said, none because a real Bird would never be discouraged.
And so, when Simmons publicly humiliates the kid, the kid at first leaves but comes back triumphantly, proving Simmons' thesis.

The kid's reluctance and eventual 'tell me what to say' comment to the lawyer who got Simmons fired seems to me a pretty ambiguous comment on whether the film is saying Simmons' character got what he deserved, especially in light of his sympathetic explanation that he was a violent psychopath for the best of motives; artistic genius.

Even if true, the world could make a welcome trade of a few more missed beats for a few less justifications for violent psychos.

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