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by JasonL
Today, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63265

Re: Inequality

The front-row/back-row theorist, Chris Arnade, will be on EconTalk this coming Monday. And I take it you are intending to listen to it? Because you need to keep abreast of this stuff for work? Because you yourself are interested to hear what he has to say? Or are you a sort of mental masochist and ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 18:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12177
Views: 741201

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

One of the greatest sins of the DC universe is I've lost the ability to distinguish the failings of Chris Nolan from those of Zach Snyder. They all have combined into one blue filtered grimdark singularity.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I kind of only really like the first one. The others are a range of meh to awful.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 11:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6603
Views: 222830

Re: Orange is the new President

Let's see.

I'd go Biden over Trump.
Kamala over Trump after a lot of suffering
Mayor But over Trump
Trump over Warren
Trump over Bernie

Off the cuff here.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 11:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35257

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

It’s weird how when other holocaust survivors said it’s an awful comparison they didn’t get any credit.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 11:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6603
Views: 222830

Re: Orange is the new President

I think the only reasonable impeachment case I've heard is emoluments, and I think you have to be careful there. I think it is better by far to win an election, for everyone.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 10:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6603
Views: 222830

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 15:07
Don't worry guys, Congress is on it.
I'll see you a condemnation and raise an impeachment.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/al-green ... eda5a4a836
by JasonL
Yesterday, 10:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16755

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Also in how we assess the degree to which implicit bias drives the bus in human action.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 09:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2562
Views: 128813

Re: Twitter!

I have this feeling you occupy a space that a certain type of person has been waiting for decades to encounter as confirmation of the slippery anti life slope we are on.
by JasonL
16 Jul 2019, 19:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2562
Views: 128813

Re: Twitter!

Back row for you Pham.
by JasonL
16 Jul 2019, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63265

Re: Inequality

This is the same argument we had in the other place. You can tell either tolerant of the back row story so long as the the back row white kid didn't do something that makes him Deplorable, like wearing a hat which to be fair is just like the holocaust. You can tell an intolerant of the white back ro...
by JasonL
16 Jul 2019, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63265

Re: Inequality

So, let's make the whole front row / back row environment black american. Whats the socially acceptable story about the back row in that situation? What do we say about the front row and their struggles with the back row? The narrative is "they have troubles because their households don't have fath...
by JasonL
16 Jul 2019, 11:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63265

Re: Inequality

There's ... something I'm trying to articulate here and I can't quite get it - about front row/back row. I don't like the framing but there is a cultural issue in the neighborhood. It kind of has to do with who gets to sneer at whom and where. So, let's make the whole front row / back row environmen...
by JasonL
16 Jul 2019, 09:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2562
Views: 128813

Re: Twitter!

Are those in the Brit Hume thread?
by JasonL
16 Jul 2019, 07:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63265

Re: Inequality

It’s census data from the every 10 years or or census wealth survey. We are due for another one as that’s from 2011. It’s cited in industry materials in my biz. Here’s a link referencing the survey.

https://www.thebalance.com/american-net ... an-4135839
by JasonL
16 Jul 2019, 07:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63265

Re: Inequality

Just for color, median US household net worth is like $68k. Top quintile is like $630k.
by JasonL
15 Jul 2019, 23:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63265

Re: Inequality

It's not that hard to counter in 2019. A vast, overwhelming majority of transactions that occur are voluntary. It's about 80%/20% of US millionaires who are first generation wealthy vs those who inherited. If "classism" is violence, so is the hypothetical alternative.
by JasonL
15 Jul 2019, 17:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16755

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

What you guys want John McAfee to carry that burden alone?
by JasonL
15 Jul 2019, 16:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 155086

Re: Video Games!

Well the lady whssername and the one guard offer a strategy, the same strategy, but it seems to hinge on having lockpick and not being immediately pinched
by JasonL
15 Jul 2019, 15:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 155086

Re: Video Games!

I think KC:D has found the perfect balance between stats, player skill, and story telling. Extremely well-done game from a KS funded studio. Ok, so, I got this game and ... is there a part where you actually play a game? No exaggeration it's been 70% or more cut scenes and dialogue with mini games ...
by JasonL
13 Jul 2019, 21:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2702
Views: 155086

Re: Video Games!

I think KC:D has found the perfect balance between stats, player skill, and story telling. Extremely well-done game from a KS funded studio. Ok, so, I got this game and ... is there a part where you actually play a game? No exaggeration it's been 70% or more cut scenes and dialogue with mini games ...
by JasonL
12 Jul 2019, 17:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2764
Views: 163760

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

To DARs point, unintentional satire possibly. They just took every noire trope in the world and dropped them in the blender. Oh gawd those Vaughn soliloquies.
by JasonL
12 Jul 2019, 10:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12177
Views: 741201

Worthwhile intertubez finds

It’s a short story from multiple perspectives set in a publishing/me too context. A kind of scummy boundary pushing publisher guy who sees himself as a roguish raconteur trying to provoke authentic moments, the friend who set boundaries amid the many accusers who have a string of horrifying stories ...
by JasonL
12 Jul 2019, 10:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12177
Views: 741201

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Provocative
by JasonL
11 Jul 2019, 15:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2764
Views: 163760

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

That season reminded me just how much I hate Vince Vaughn.