commented on Poor Europe
Poor Europe, so far from heaven and so close to the United Kingdom of England and Northern Ireland.
commented on After Economics: The Shameless Nobel
I don't think you can have it both ways, Charles. On the one hand, you criticize Fama for not having "an idea of what an asset bubble is." But you also seem to be claiming that asset bubbles are not a suitable subject for study. How are we to understand asset bubbles unless we study them?
commented on Worst Tattoo Contest: Please Help Ashley Remove Her Tattoo
Jesus, @3 and @4, have some fucking empathy. I could understand if your position were something like, "There is a better use for my charitable dollars," but if you can't see why this is a compelling situation then you are just . . .
Is this like a Kickstarter campaign, or will she get the money whether it "funds" or not?
commented on Occupy Wall Street: "A Constructive Failure"
@3 and @5 - I agree. The question is not "was it worth it?" but "was it the right approach at the time?" An ineffective civil rights bill would have been "worth it" and "better than nothing" and "conversation-starting," but it would have been extremely shitty compared to the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, which gave blacks almost immediate relief from the American reign of terror.
So that's a tough comparison, because it was basically an evil apartheid regime that LBJ brought to its knees, and you can't expect anything comparable when it comes to these issues. But you should expect something, something more than a discussion.
(Obamacare is a real accomplishment and shouldn't be dismissed, but OWS had jack shit to do with Obamacare.)
commented on Dear Guy Who Just Took His Undersized Sailboat Through the Drawbridge on 520
@14, that is just the statute. Here is the regulation (you can find the text here
) (emphasis added):
The draw of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge between Seattle and Bellevue shall operate as follows:
(a) The draw shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given.
(b) Telephone requests for bridge opening may be directed as collect calls to the Highway Radio or made by direct telephone communication through the Seattle Marine Operator, Station KOH, or through other marine wire or radiotelephone service.
(c) The draw need not be opened from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for all Federal holidays other than Columbus Day.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Daily Caller
Obviously no one wants to advise someone not to go to the police, when something terrible could happen, but I personally would not go to the police in these circumstances.
1. This guy is not in the same city (it would seem).
2. No history of violence. (If there is a history of violence, then definitely go to the police.)
3. No threats of violence. (If there are threats of violence, then definitely go to the police.)
4. Harassment hasn't lasted long yet.
I would wait a bit before getting law enforcement involved, assuming items 1-4 are true. And before going to the cops I would give him a last chance to cut the shit out. Also, if she has contact with his friends or family, as a last resort (but before going to the cops) she could ask them to intervene so that she doesn't have to get the cops involved.
But if 2 or 3 is false then it is important to contact law enforcement immediately.