Nov 11, 2012
commented on Why Do Republicans Hate America?
@15, so true. It all makes so much more sense if you substitute the phrase "brown people" whenever one of these blowhards says moochers or takers.
Nov 2, 2012
commented on Robo-Call Bigot Blast Coming to Washington
@10, except that they aren't that silly. Somehow they work. As Nate Silver has shown, you can use the data generated by polls to predict elections with a good deal of accuracy. They aren't perfect, of course, but they usually contain useful data.
We should be able to tell if they are getting less useful over time by comparing the results of the election to this year's polls.
Oct 21, 2012
commented on Three Dead in Wisconsin Day Spa Shooting, Guns Not to Blame
I'm done being surprised by any of this. The mental illness, the random killings, the calls for different guns laws, the pro-gun lobbying points, all of it.
This is just going to keep happening. We're paralyzed to stop it. Our society isn't ready for any possible actual solution.
My prediction is that this will happen again and again and again and again and it will never stop and we will never figure out any real solution. Heck, we won't even begin to figure a possible solution we're willing to try out.
Oct 9, 2012
commented on America's Closeted Atheists
I prefer atheist to agnostic because agnostic because atheist seems simpler. But really, I feel like you can be both.
1) I don't believe in any god or gods, therefore I am an atheist. Note that this is my personal belief, rather than some kind of thoroughly proved mathematical formula of some sort.
2) I can't prove anything about the existence of god or gods, therefore I am an agnostic.
I'm all of the above.