byomtov11

byomtov11

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60 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Hurricane season again · 1 reply · +2 points

Are you arguing that there would have been more progress had the deniers been left alone? I doubt it.

60 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Hurricane season again · 5 replies · +3 points

I think there is too much blame being placed on deniers

I think there is too little.

Deciding on rational responses to a problem is made more difficult when there are a lot of ignoramuses in positions of power denying that there is a problem at all.

These people are criminals, morally if not legally.

60 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - President Trump does l... · 0 replies · +1 points

"Nonlinear functional forms make Trump look even better in most cases."

Of course they do, if you pick the right ones.

62 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Barefoot Boy With Cheek · 0 replies · +1 points

This recalls the story of a Chinese merchant who dealt in elaborate wood carvings.

One day he saw a youngster, maybe twelve years old, sneak into the store and run off with several valuable items.

At which the merchant cried out, "Stop! Oh barefoot boy with teaks of Chan!"

63 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - The Michael Cohen Crim... · 1 reply · +1 points

I'm not sure I fully understand this.

The invoice was to the Trump companies, but the money was paid by the revocable trust. IIUC, this is, for tax purposes, just as if Trump had paid personally. There would be no deduction, no reason to wonder how much of the money was actually for legal expenses, etc. The "posting" referred to might simply be for tracking Trump's personal expenses, without reference to taxes.

Is there an indication that the payment was deducted anywhere?

65 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Trump Campaign Non-Dis... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's there on the Tribune link. Thanks.

The first link is the one where it disappears.

65 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Trump Campaign Non-Dis... · 2 replies · +1 points

On my browser - Chrome on a Mac - the document appears for a second or so and then disappears, leaving a blank page.

68 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Does the Constitution ... · 0 replies · +1 points

It would, if the amendment process were remotely sensible.

71 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Governance of associat... · 0 replies · +2 points

Leaving the snark aside, what you are saying is that it is a tactically complex game which can only be appreciated by those familiar with its complexities.

That's much easier if you grow up with a sport, watching it and playing it, even informally, when young. For those of us of a certain age that never happened. I, for one, was too busy learning about the hit-and-run play to worry about (sorry) soccer.

71 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - Governance of associat... · 0 replies · +2 points

For not unrelated reasons, I like the designated hitter. I do not enjoy watching a pitcher flail hopelessly at three straight pitches, and I don't like a team being penalized because they get two hits in a row from the 7th and 8th place batters rather than the 1st and 2nd.

I also don't like pitchers, unaccustomed to running bases, injure themselves doing so. (see Wang, Chien-ming).

Purists might prefer simply skipping the ninth spot in the order entirely, which would be fine.