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    But urban high schools are constrained as to...

    But urban high schools are constrained as to expelling students, and they donít seem to have these incidents.
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    Itís been downhill ever since the Romans pulled...

    Itís been downhill ever since the Romans pulled out.
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    If that's the case, maybe we should study how...

    If that's the case, maybe we should study how they do so well in identifying the potential murderous psychopaths in advance. I have trouble believing that's the whole story, however.

    It's...
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    Virtually all these incidents seem to occur at...

    Virtually all these incidents seem to occur at public schools. I'm curious as to what the difference is for the 8-10% of students at the various types of private school.
  5. I see at least one writer is concerned that we...

    I see at least one writer is concerned that we may lose our focus on which percentage of the population is the real "problem".
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    [QUOTE=Ultralight;297297] At the risk of...

    At the risk of answering my own question, where the Hell did you get that idea?

    Christianity, in its many branches, is composed of flawed and fallible human material. It aims at reaching toward...
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    [QUOTE=Ultralight;297224] I often hear the...

    I often hear the breaking news of 1099 brought up as some sort of argument that invalidates Christianity, but Iím not sure that is any more logical than claiming Harvey Weinstein invalidated the...
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    I find it amusing that so many people who sneer...

    I find it amusing that so many people who sneer so vehemently at thoughts and prayers put such faith in the mystical power of a few more laws as a sort of road to redemption.
  9. I prefer the 10% criterion. I can just make the...

    I prefer the 10% criterion. I can just make the income and net worth numbers, and I like the idea that Iíve succeeded enough in life to be a class enemy.
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    I have the gift of insensitivity, for which I am...

    I have the gift of insensitivity, for which I am truly grateful. It helps shield me from people trying to make their problems my problems, and allows me to help the people I choose to help in a more...
  11. I think there is a sort of mix of public policy...

    I think there is a sort of mix of public policy and cultural issues at work here.

    On the housing front, for instance, we often see restrictive zoning or rent control suppressing the supply of...
  12. Thread: Daily Bread

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    Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,...

    Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
    Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of...
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    I see the cop who loitered outside the building...

    I see the cop who loitered outside the building during the Parkland shooting is collecting a pension of $8,702/month at the age of 55. Maybe he could retire to Oregon. Less chance of gunfire and...
  14. Thread: RIP Tom Wolfe

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    With something as predictable as death, you would...

    With something as predictable as death, you would think they could have checked the facts thoroughly in advance.

    Clearly the NYT lacks the right stuff.
  15. Thread: RIP Tom Wolfe

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    RIP Tom Wolfe

    A great writer and a real snappy dresser.
  16. As I grow older, I am increasingly convinced that...

    As I grow older, I am increasingly convinced that using what you imagine other people think as a benchmark for happiness is a major mistake.
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    Thatís certainly silliness worthy of a coast.

    Thatís certainly silliness worthy of a coast.
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    I was thinking of the ongoing effort to make...

    I was thinking of the ongoing effort to make Woodrow Wilson an unperson and the striking of ďmasterĒ from the vocabulary.
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    I canít help but notice that a high proportion of...

    I canít help but notice that a high proportion of these twitchy incidents seem to occur at the ivies, ivy-adjacents and ivy-wannabes. Places like Yale, Duke, Princeton, Clemson, etc.

    You donít...
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    Whether with pensions or insurance, any risk...

    Whether with pensions or insurance, any risk pooling situation is a sort of exchange of hostages. I think asking to what extent we should force people into such an exchange is legitimate. Sometimes...
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    I think the result of younger healthier people...

    I think the result of younger healthier people leaving would have the immediate impact of the systems current revenue declining with little immediate impact on claims. As satisfying as it might be...
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    That would in part depend on the degree to which...

    That would in part depend on the degree to which the government left private providers and insurers unmolested. And their departure would also create adverse selection issues for a Medicare program...
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    Even if thatís true, simply attacking their...

    Even if thatís true, simply attacking their character doesnít refute their ideas.
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    Is it inconceivable that many opposed Obama not...

    Is it inconceivable that many opposed Obama not out of racism but that they simply disagreed with his policy goals?

    Is it inconceivable that Clinton lost to the worst GOP candidate in the party's...
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    That kind of opt-out clause could well doom Soc...

    That kind of opt-out clause could well doom Soc Sec. Given the progressive nature of the benefit calculation and tax treatment, and assuming higher-paid individuals would be the most likely to...
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