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#4081 Iuz the Evil

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Posted Yesterday, 08:09 PM

Everywhere I see President Trump in his current job, whether in domestic politics or international diplomacy, his words and actions tell me that he's out of his depth. He simply does not understand the game he's trying to play.

Agree 100%. What is the outcome he's attempting to achieve? Alienate a Senator who's got no incentive to support him?
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#4082 wcw43921

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Posted Yesterday, 08:13 PM

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

 

No word yet on whether this ends his career in the Senate.


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#4083 Pariah

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Posted Today, 06:41 AM

It's not like you actually need a brain to be in the Senate these days.


Too far?

Sinclair: "No boom?"
Garibaldi: "No boom."
Ivanova: "No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow."


#4084 Pariah

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Posted Today, 06:42 AM

Everywhere I see President Trump in his current job, whether in domestic politics or international diplomacy, his words and actions tell me that he's out of his depth. He simply does not understand the game he's trying to play.


I believe this phenomenon was called The Peter Principle, back in the day.

Sinclair: "No boom?"
Garibaldi: "No boom."
Ivanova: "No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow."


#4085 BoloOfEarth

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Posted Today, 06:47 AM

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

 

No word yet on whether this ends his career in the Senate.

 

Looks like some in the GOP leadership may get their wish

 

Way to keep it classy, GOP.


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#4086 DasBroot

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Posted Today, 07:47 AM

Everywhere I see President Trump in his current job, whether in domestic politics or international diplomacy, his words and actions tell me that he's out of his depth. He simply does not understand the game he's trying to play.

 

But he's determined to win it - and he can't be ejected from the game for challenging every single call a ref makes so he'll keep on doing so.

 

He only really cares about his supporters (in so much as he cares about anyone) - that's why he's still acting like he's on the campaign trail: he doesn't care about the presidency - he only cares about being (re)elected to it.  This has been obvious the entire time and yet here we are.


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#4087 Cancer

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Posted Today, 08:29 AM

As to the "abortion murders" the sample size is really small, and with only 10 incidents in 20+ years I cannot think of a single statistical test that could turn such low magnitude data into anything.  Though if you do know of such a test, I'll calculate it.


The first published Poisson test (1898), on the randomness of soldier deaths due to horse kicks in the Prussian army, suggests that this test could be run on this dataset to check the probability that murders of abortion clinic personnel really are randomly distributed over time. I have done Poisson tests on other datasets for the exact same reason (seeing if rare events were occuring in a way consistent with a truly uniform probability over time). My experience leads me to suspect that the uniform rate hypothesis will be rejected at a healthy confidence.
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