Robert Young's Blog – August 2017 Archive (7)

We Are The World

Yesterday's cautionary tale of dog ownership began thus:

Perhaps the defining characteristic of humans is the drive to divide. We classify just about everything we know, or just think we know, about the world into, generally, two groups. Us and them. Catholics and Protestants.

I didn't know then that Gina Kolata would take up the theme today. Hers is not the first news report I've…

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Added by Robert Young on August 29, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Ode to Mulder

Perhaps the defining characteristic of humans is the drive to divide. We classify just about everything we know, or just think we know, about the world into, generally, two groups. Us and them. Catholics and Protestants. One aspect of our existence is tripartite: dog people, cat people, and no animals people. I'll leave out the bird, fish, rodent, and other micro-fauna folks as mentally deficient. As it happens, I've been in a dog family (not mine, but by marriage) for some decades, and most…

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Added by Robert Young on August 28, 2017 at 6:41am — 3 Comments

Dueling Banjos

Once again, into the data fray. This time it's not just a trivial pissing contest. Now, this is a hard data field, not some social science feud over macro policy based on fudgy sampling data. It's all about super-priced heart drugs.

Not surprisingly, each side takes issue with the other's study design and data. They question each other's assumptions about…
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Added by Robert Young on August 25, 2017 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

Hi Ho Steverino

As, I suspect, most folks have done, I took it as an article of faith that Bannon's fortune (whatever it may be) was made at Goldman. The fact that he pronounced himself a Leninist never made much sense. Nor, as mentioned in earlier missives, how he or Donald J. Quisling or any President could compel corporations to practice economic nationalism. You have to be a dictator to force corporations to…

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Added by Robert Young on August 18, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Touching Me, Touching You

So, let me get this straight, once again.  Clinton lost because 77,900 more shit kickers in shit kicking counties in three states voted for Donald J. Quisling than for her.  Explain to me how any Democrat could reach out and touch the votes of such deplorables?  Not Dixiecrates, but real Democrats.

Added by Robert Young on August 13, 2017 at 1:25pm — 5 Comments

Second Thought For The Day - 10 August 2017

[T]hey've got to draw in their horns and stop their aggression, or we're going to bomb them back into the Stone Age. And we would shove them back into the Stone Age with Air power or Naval power -- not with ground forces.
-- Curtis LeMay/1965

Added by Robert Young on August 10, 2017 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

Thought For The Day - 10 Augustl 2017

As mentioned before in these endeavors, and bears repeating today:  the SOP of would be dictators is to instigate war, institute martial law, and claim all governance in the name of protecting the homeland.  The shit kickers who bought Donald J. Quisling's white supremacy spiel will buy this transparent ruse.  Will the rest of us?

Added by Robert Young on August 10, 2017 at 5:59am — 4 Comments

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