commented on My Ego Is Too Big for Sam Bellomio
@28...she strikes me as being the long lost daughter of Michelle Bachman.
Seriously, just watch a few minutes of the first video. Mia is a clusterfuck of incoherent, deeply impassioned crazy.
commented on Amanda Knox Can Cross Italy Off Her List of Places to Visit
re those commenting on extradition: under Italian law Knox does need to be present for a retrial, thus no need for extradition. The issue would come up, however, if she was found guilty at a retrial and received a sentence.
But, as some have noted, no chance in hell that she'll be extradited.
commented on Form A Reading Group
Cockroach -- Rawi Hage
Lullabies for Little Criminals -- Heather O'Neill
The Signal and The Noise -- Nate Silver
The Reluctant Fundamentalist -- Mohsin Hamid
Gun, With Occasional Music -- Jonathan Lethem
commented on Prisoners of Color Have Less Access to Education Than White Prisoners
venomlash @4, I'm fine w/your assumption for the sake of argument/forming null hypothesis, but in fact there is considerable bias (not necessarily the intentional kind, but the skewing kind) in the US criminal justice system. Blacks are far more likely to be arrested for exactly the same crime than whites. And after arrest, they are far more likely to be convicted than similarly situated whites. And upon conviction they receive longer sentences.
So the fact that folks of color end up in inferior penal colonies comes as little surprise.