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Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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  1. #1 |  c andrew | 

    #24 | CharlesWT | December 31st, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    “RomanCandle – it is over 1 SD above the mean.”

    Apparently they just want their cops to be mean.

    Will I get in trouble at school if I give you plus karma on this one?

  2. #2 |  Dan | 

    Ron Paul is the only politician in my life time who is not afraid to speak the truth and accurately prophesy our present enslavement to the corporate/police state/dictatorship. On economic issues he is the only candidate who saw the 2nd Great Depression coming and has a thorough grasp of the economics and the corruption that has brought us to this point. Above all, he is committed to liberty and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The man is far from perfect and has written and said things that violates current liberal pieties but I see no other viable alternate out there who is worth a damn in comparison. Can he get elected? It could happen if there is a complete economic collapse in the next 8 months or so. The mantra that he is not electable has brain washed some who otherwise would have taken him more seriously. The more desperate people become the better his chances are.

  3. #3 |  Chad Olsen | 

    http://www.somethingawful.com is a parody/joke/shock site. You might want to reflect that on your link.

  4. #4 |  Dan | 

    I read an article on 9/11 by J. Raimondo a couple years back. He didn’t buy the more absurd theories but he did provide some info. on Israeli intelligence folks who had prior knowledge of the event[s], and were happy that the attacks would put us in lockstep with them.

  5. #5 |  SJE | 

    Dan: the US already had significant intel before the 9/11 attacks, but failed to pay enough attention. Part of that is ex post rationalization, but part of it is that the US govt gets too big and does too much that things are more likely to get lost.

  6. #6 |  John C. Randolph | 

    I know several honest-to-god geniuses, and none of them place any weight at all on IQ scores.

    -jcr

  7. #7 |  CharlesWT | 

    Yeah, high IQ allows you be wrong in so much bigger ways. To build truly humongous fairy castles in the air.

  8. #8 |  SJE | 

    Re IQ:

    Perhaps we should consider the British system, modelled on the army. The smarter ones, or those with college educations, are the “officers,” while the beat cops are the less educated and less intelligent “troops.” There is some suggestion that this structure has limited the growth of thuggishness among the beat cops.

  9. #9 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Israeli intelligence folks who had prior knowledge of the event[s], and were happy that the attacks would put us in lockstep with them.

    Not hard to list a few thousand people who have benefited immensely from 9/11…and they were never even remotely in danger. But, they do an awesome job at stopping pain patients.

  10. #10 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Radley wrote:

    The article I linked to explains why Paul was right.

    You mean this, right?

    “Cat ownership: a quicker path to AIDS than sleeping with Rock Hudson on a bed covered with infected needles and Klaus Nomi’s sheets.”

    God damn cats.

  11. #11 |  La Rana | 

    The IQ story was covered by michael Moore on his old show the awful truth, over 10 years ago.