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Forum: Diavlog comments 05-14-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,675
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: Mother's Milk (Hanna Rosin & Ruth Lawrence)

I can see the whiny part, but I think it's worth discussing the what is appears to be a correlation between earnings, and extended bfing. I also think it's worth discussing more about how changes in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-11-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,675
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: Mother's Milk (Hanna Rosin & Ruth Lawrence)

I like the point about how we view the role of the female breast and how this influences breastfeeding. I divided my breasts' "life" into the "recreation" period, and the "lactation" period.

I had...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 29,481
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: Megan Contra Megan on Labor Costs

Hmm, her point seemed to be that they asked for standard rather than metric sized parts to steer work towards the states, and UAW parts plants. My dad who is pretty anti-union, and is a real...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-18-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,949
Posted By elementaryteacher
Mickey and his policy nerd friends...

Ah, I don't know what kind of policy institute that would be, but it must have an EXTREMELY low level of rigor...

Witness his backhand suggestion that the CRA caused the current mortgage mess....
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-03-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,445
Posted By elementaryteacher
Bill Scher and Peter Beinart PLEASE READ before you debate toxic mortgages with Conn

Bill, the argument against Conn's erroneous contentions about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac being the cause of the credit crisis were addressed REPEATEDLY on The Economists View blog you brought up.
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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-21-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 43,238
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: Jane Hamsher for President!

And I agreed up until about half-way through. I don't find her technique effective, just annoying. David Corn does a *much* better job of probing questions, AND giving Pinkerton enough rope to hang...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-17-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 49,817
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: In Defense of Dumb Presidents

Glenn identifies many of Obama's weaknesses, but he is completely trowels over the issues that Clinton comes with. I know democrats who loathe her for a variety of reasons (not just ideological...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-01-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 82,495
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: The Chess Game

Josh's argument in the poison pawn section is basically, Palin is unqualified and this is a troubling statement about his judgment, while Glenn's says that if Obama uses that argument, he will lose...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-06-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,852
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: The Good Behavior Game

I didn't call Heather MacDonald "conservative" or racist, just lacking in substance. What I said was that she has the "tourist" approach to social science in how she described high crime communities...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-31-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,852
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: Loved Heather MacDonald

Dickerson's piece was not as telling as some of the comments there which show how by concentrating on the statistical subset of black crime, she ignores the even LARGER disproportionality between...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-30-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,852
Posted By elementaryteacher
Re: Loved Heather MacDonald

Well, she has at least one fan, lol.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-30-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,852
Posted By elementaryteacher
Post Re: The Good Behavior Game

This was one of those heaven and hell experiences for me. I love watching Mark Kleiman and find him thoughtful, even when I disagree with him. Heather MacDonald however was a low-caliber guest who...
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