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Morning Ed: Creatures of Nature {2017.05.30.Tu}
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Omens for Ossof
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Tempest in a D-Cup
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Basically Nobody Knows Who Counts As An Asian Person | HuffPost
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Morning Ed: Money {2017.05.29.M}
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Sunday!
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A New Site Feature
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The comments...

Kolohe
+ The Deep-Sea Octopus make for very dedicated parents. The Deep Sea octopuses are dedicated to pre-natal care. Octopuses typically have a single reproductive period and [. . .]
Oscar Gordon

Probably didn't help the cows were hanging out in a stand of trees.

Road Scholar

Wasn't there a story last year about a herd of reindeer somewhere that suffered the same fate?

notme
+ That makes perfect sense, she wants to put them out of work to help them find a green job at some later date. That's so [. . .]
InMD
+ That people do that is petty, and quite silly. That anyone thinks they're ever going to convince a big, pluralistic society to agree to [. . .]
Dark Matter
+ 32 dead cows is nothing. You can get *hundreds*. Big 4 legged animals are *much* more vulnerable to electricity running along the ground [. . .]
Damon

That whale reminds me of my urge when eating the GF's garlic rosemary fries at her favorite pub.

Damon
+ Inheritance: My conversations with my parents about money were quite straight forward, whether it was about paying for college (I'm going to help but [. . .]
Damon
+ "Maybe, just maybe, I know best for me and you know best for you and there is no one right way." See that's the issue right [. . .]
Troublesome Frog
+ This sounds a bit like complaining that people who research "sustainable" farming practices have their heads in the sand with respect to the heat death [. . .]
George Turner
+ Creative destruction is different from destruction destruction, which is what the coal industry is faced with. Per BTU, coal is the cheapest energy source there is. [. . .]
+ @michael-cain Macroceconomic growth models exist to understand economic growth as it is now. And in the here and now an economy that isn't growing is [. . .]
George Turner
+ Comey's mistake was that he was trying to manage outcomes, but justice is supposed to be blind. The only reason he was even involved in the [. . .]
+ @oscar-gordon As Brandon notes, we use the term "efficiency" for something else in economics, so what you're talking about is probably best described by productivity, [. . .]

A dynamic economy built on creative destruction is a great thing until it affects coal miners

j r
+ This is one of those comments that I could call frustrating, but it's really more amusing. A bunch of people were having a conversation about the [. . .]
j r
+ So what part of ‘my’ theory are you disputing? I am not disputing any part of it, because there is nothing to dispute. It's [. . .]
DavidTC
+ You mentioned 'Comey's Fault' twice in the comment, and for the life of me I can't figure out if you think I said it *was* [. . .]
Nevermoor

I wouldn't say that. Just sounds like a bad situation (on this front, at least).

Nevermoor
+ everyone was aware who the alternative was! Well, sort of. Everyone was aware he was a terrible candidate. But back then he hadn't [. . .]
Nevermoor
+ Citing Comey and the Russians as the reasons that Hillary lost Three reactions. 1. The election is over. The idiot won. Stop relitigating it. 2. [. . .]
George Turner
+ I am from coal country. There are no new "other" jobs. We've heard the same thing from these people for eighty years. As we [. . .]
greginak
+ If you read the entire quote it's clear. She isn't doing as George says since she clearly says she wants to help the miners find [. . .]
Zac Black
+ Haven't been reading books much lately...I've been slowly working my way through Infernal Devices but I haven't made much progress. Over the last couple nights [. . .]
George Turner
+ Her statement is what it is, fancified elitist talk that boiled down to "I'm throwing you garbage mining deplorables in the garbage bin." In my home [. . .]
Zac Black
+ Damn, that's been sitting on my shelf forever and I still haven't gotten around to reading it. As far as I can tell having read [. . .]
j r
+ And for the other one, does anyone really think misogyny had no effect on the election cycle? I'm not sure what this question means. [. . .]
notme

How was her quote taken out of context? If so, what do you think she meant then? I'm curious how you will spin this.

greginak
+ That's fine george. I don't' have a problem with that comment at all except for the Satan sleaze but that is the way you role. [. . .]
Zac Black
+ Arguably we arrived at it a while ago functionally; it just wasn't as apparent until the last decade or so. And no, I can't imagine [. . .]
Stillwater
+ I disagree with greg on this, Kazzy. I said so above. If you have a view you'd like me to disagree with I'm happy to [. . .]
notme

Conservative media bubble?

George Turner
+ It doesn't need more too it. I'm from coal country. She is the embodiment of Satan. The only way green power would [. . .]
j r
+ @davidtc, are you trying your hand at writing spec scripts for Sherlock? This comment is a pretty good example of people deploying circular models. To [. . .]
Stillwater
+ You're still arguing after the fact, tho. If not for the low level of committment in her bottom end favorables, the Comey letter wouldn't have [. . .]
greginak
+ This is the fuller quote: " So for example, I'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy [. . .]
Kazzy

So, I suppose, the question is whether or not Greg was correct that a conservative media bubble fed into miners/conservatives hearing what they did.

Stillwater

Yes, opinions differ on the importance and magnitude of the statement under discussion. :)

Zac Black

Hunh, I didn't know you were a Georgian...now I'm going to read all your comments with a delightful Georgian accent in mind.

DavidTC
+ But really, it’s still a mystery why he did what he did. Actually, it's pretty clear what he was doing. Comey knew he was about to be [. . .]
Zac Black

Damn, I was scrolling through the thread to see if anyone had already made this joke...well played, sir.

Zac Black
+ Sorry, I can't parse that -- are you saying the people experiencing the "similar feelings" are the Jews or some other group of people re: [. . .]
Kazzy

"...the role it played in dissuading voters to vote for Hillary..."

This piece here seems very relevant to Greg's comments about media bubble.

Zac Black

I know he's a busy guy, but man do I miss when Russell was around more often.

Stillwater
+ We're talking about: the political significance of the comment, in particular as it relates to policy; the role it played in dissuading voters to vote [. . .]
George Turner
+ The trouble is, both candidates had such unique flaws that it's hard to draw firm conclusions. I will note, however, that Hillary/Stein got 49% and Trump/passel [. . .]
pillsy
+ I have no control over you or anyone else here. You said you have no control over how we react to your posts. So how [. . .]
 
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