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LOL, just noticed Whiskey blamed Jesse Jackson. Would a young white science studying, WOW playing nerd even know who Jackson is?
"Whiskey has an excellent blog post explaining how the demonization of white males led to this tragedy." NAM kills people, all NAMs responsible. White guy kills people, NAMs responsible......But why do people think HBD/Race Realists are scientific racists?
"James’s mother is said to be a RN, which is a lower middle-class type of career track" The most ignorant comment HS has ever made. In big cities $100+K is a standard salary for an average nurse at an average hospital. My mom and aunt work at a major DC area hospital, and both make $150+K/year with only Associates degrees! My mom told me for the last few years you need a BSN to start in nursing, and older nurses with only an Associates have to go back to school (she's about to retire so it doesn't affect her). She also told me salaries sky rocketed when men started working as nurses; nursing hasn't been prole in 20 years.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2012 on Holmes's background doesn't add up at Half Sigma
"The report states that Thohir, an Indonesian media magnate, and Levien, who worked as an NBA player agent and also had a stint in the Sacramento Kings' front office, will make building United a soccer-specific stadium their top priority [in Baltimore or Atlanta or Miami or Charlotte]." Fixed it for you. I can't see the DC government being bamboozled like they were with the Nationals' stadium.
"Or Reagan’s Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act which essentially created free healthcare for everyone?" I agree with ATrain. Nobody talks about EMTALA and it's a big player in hospital's with financial problems. Hospitals are banned from asking about legal status, whether you even have insurance, and if you don't pay your ER bill the cost of forcing you to pay is so high hispitals often just quit chasing you. "It requires hospitals to provide care to anyone needing emergency healthcare treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. There are no reimbursement provisions."
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2012 on Conservatives and Obamacare at Half Sigma
"The Florida stand your ground law, in fact allows Martin to punch Zimmerman, if Martin reasonably believed that Zimmerman was about to use unlawful force to rob him. And if Zimmerman then pulls his gun to threaten Martin, the stand your ground law empowers Martin to kill him in self defense." This is true, I recently read the SYG law ( If Martin was alive he could make a SYG defense under FL law to avoid an assault charge by claiming Zimmerman was engaged in intimidation (a crime in every state) and Zimmerman's actions caused him great fear (plausible given Zimmerman's 911 call that Martin ran away, and the girlfriend saying Martin kept talking about a "creepy" guy following him). But here's an interesting twist: 776.041 Use of force by aggressor.—The justification described in the preceding sections of this chapter is not available to a person who: (2) Initially provokes the use of force against himself or herself, unless: (a) Such force is so great that the person reasonably believes that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and that he or she has exhausted every reasonable means to escape such danger ***other than the use of force which is likely to cause death or great bodily harm to the assailant***; or (b) In good faith, the person withdraws from physical contact with the assailant and indicates clearly to the assailant that he or she desires to withdraw and terminate the use of force, but the assailant continues or resumes the use of force. So Corey can point to this as the reason why Zimmerman's being charged, then tell the jury she wants Murder 2, but will accept Manslaughter. O'Mara would be forced to defend Zimmerman's trailing, then will have to argue Martin had right to punch Zimmerman, then show Zimmerman tried, repeatedly and without force, to escape, or calm Martin down in order to stop Martin's punches. So now the case is about whether it's reasonable to conclude that getting beat up will kill you:
Toggle Commented May 23, 2012 on Latest poll on Zimmerman at Half Sigma
Allan Dershowitz wrote a NYDN piece saying Zimmermann should be let go: "Thus, if Zimmerman verbally provoked Martin, but Martin then got on top of Zimmerman and banged his head into the ground, broke his nose, bloodied his eyes and persisted in attacking Zimmerman — and if Zimmerman couldn’t protect himself from further attack except by shooting Martin — he would have the right to do that." In other words, if someone picks a fight with you in America, DON'T HIT *AND* CORNER THEM, because they then have the right to kill you regardless of whether or not you're in a "Stand Your Ground" state.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2012 on Matt Gutman backpedals on Zimmerman at Half Sigma
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