commented on SL Letter of the Day: Unknowable Unknowns
it's also possible, when puking your guts out, to give yourself a hemorrhoid, which can make your butt hurt, and then it can get irritated and bleed a little.
maybe eliminate that possibility before saying anything else?
commented on Grand Jury Refuser Returns Home from Canada, Just in Time for May Day 2014
oh fer cryin' out loud. I wish more people would read the details of studies, and take some time to understand statistics and what R-squared means.
that Princeton paper didn't prove anything. the highest R-sq was 0.07, so they couldn't find *any* significant correlation between "preferences of the elite" and "policy outcomes".
granted, it does not disprove the oligarchy claim, and you can continue to believe what you want, but the paper proves nothing.
Oct 24, 2013
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Fresh Wrappers
that seems like a lot of wind-up for a stupid question for someone who's been reading Savage for a long time to ask. but even if this letter is only half fake, all I can say is, ... wow, my life is pretty boring.