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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

If Obama were a stronger, more principled president single payer might have had at least a chance. It wasn't easy for Tommy Douglas, the Premier of Saskatchewan, to introduce single payer to Canada...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I agree that the US needs to be involved in creating international institutions that can constrain everyone's behaviour. The problem is that the US exempts itself from such constraints. In a way it's...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I guess we count differently. I hope that Obamacare will be the first step toward a healthcare system that will actually work to both cover everyone and bring down costs, but it won't do either as it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I agree that Obama bailing out the auto was a good thing, but that's a fairly minor accomplishment compared to not pushing to break up the huge banks and reinstate some version of Glass Steagall or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I'm pretty concerned about a fairly wide variety of issues including the global warming, constraining the American empire and ending the killing of civilians, single payer healthcare reform that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Exactly. The apparently naive belief that because government is corrupt all that needs to happen is to reduce the size of government and all the huge corporations and other powerful entities will...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

I appreciate Josh’s point that an argument for public education doesn’t need to be grounded in the idea of the arc of history. Individual freedom is promoted by public education.

I think a more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

What I find interesting and troubling about some of the left wing's semi-embrace of Paul because of his foreign policy and wall-street stances, in spite of his domestic policy views, is that the left...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,570
Posted By sapeye
Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Glenn, I'm sorry for your loss. I hear the pain, and also the joy, in your voice. Thank you for pointing me to As I Lay Dying.

Hang in there, Josh.

Thank you both for your openness.

Bob
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By sapeye
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

Hmmm.

This claim (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/40581?in=31:32&out=31:59) seems fraught with risk to me, unless the study author(s) corrected for possible correlation between diversity and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-14-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,595
Posted By sapeye
Re: Cylons and Voltron and Zombies! Oh My! (Adam Serwer & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

This portion (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/40358?in=36:56&out=40:28) of the diavlog triggered my comment, but my frustration comes from reading many comments threads over the years.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-13-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,595
Posted By sapeye
Re: Cylons and Voltron and Zombies! Oh My! (Adam Serwer & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

Bob,

I'm weary of the endless back and forth of global warming advocates and deniers not grounded in solid evidence.

Please set up a debate with one of the most reputable climate scientists on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-10-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,377
Posted By sapeye
Re: Science Saturday: Civilized Violence (Maggie Koerth-Baker & Jessa Gamble)

Here (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/naomi-kleins-inconvenient-climate-conclusions/?nl=opinion&emc=tyb1) (and the original article by Klein) is a much more substantive and interesting...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,377
Posted By sapeye
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-06-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,595
Posted By sapeye
Re: Commenter Klatch: Dunkirk, Part Two (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

Fine irony. While Bob is congratulating himself for 500 episodes with no serious tech snafus, his voice and mouth go out of synch. Yahooo, Murphy rides again.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-04-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,351
Posted By sapeye
Re: Republicans Candidates Should Ask ... What Would A Canadian Do?

At least four... I have dual citizenship and have lived extensively in both countries. In my view, the snowbird argument is bullshit and almost all the critiques of the Canadian healthcare system are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,192
Posted By sapeye
Re: Penny For Your Thoughts (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Jesus, they're back already! Clearly we waxed far too poetic in singing their praises and mourning the pending potential demise of life as we know it in BH Nation. I haven't yet watched this episode,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-01-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By sapeye
Re: Science Saturday Please

Panda? Have I been missing something? Is there other wildlife writing amongst us? Seems like a vital topic for a Science Saturday on unusual animal behavior.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By sapeye
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Bob and Mickey, I've now watched the whole diavlog and I must say: Not enough Snark! Not nearly enough... C'mon guys you're gonna ruin your reputations being all serious for almost the whole show.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By sapeye
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

This is a seriously unfair criticism. We all have different relationships to technology and many of the participants may not be comfortable adjusting the equipment, no matter how many times the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
Posted By sapeye
Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Ah, Bob, when the larger world beckons, one must answer the call. Of course a regular salary is probably somewhat alluring, too. Carry on, nurse...

Thank you for all your efforts and successes in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-28-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,633
Posted By sapeye
Re: Science Saturday: Blowing Smoke Rings (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Yes, the quality vs quantity thing. For the most part our culture seems to be leaning pretty heavily toward bulk.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-28-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,633
Posted By sapeye
Re: Science Saturday: Blowing Smoke Rings (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Thanks, Ocean. Yes infant mortality does account for a significant amount of the difference, but there is still a lot even from age 10 on. What's interesting is that for those that make it to 50,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-27-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,633
Posted By sapeye
Re: Science Saturday: Blowing Smoke Rings (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Yes, thanks. Not taking things personally is pretty good advice for all situations.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-27-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,633
Posted By sapeye
Re: Science Saturday: Blowing Smoke Rings (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Not disillusioned with mom, but deeply troubled by my sense that perhaps after all flesh is more powerful than spirit/consciousness. Of course, that dualistic view is not a very fruitful way to look...
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