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Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 172

I actually know something about the material at hand. The meta-studies of sources reveal that most of the data about who initiated the conflict is BS: http://www.domestic-violence.m... see page 20 (table 5) and further. It turns out that men under-report it (duh) and so you can't rely on that data.

And even your article shows that men are more likely to inflict serious injuries or use weapons.

Comment: Re:females operate on emotion, not logic (Score 1) 172

No, I haven't made it up. For example, see here: http://www.strengthenoursister... I've seen this number lots of times in various studies and have little reason to doubt it.

And 'initiated by women' is so fucking bullshit, that you should be ashamed of yourself and crawl back into your cave. If a woman berates his boyfriend for being drunk and he beats her in turn - that still is 'initiated by women'.

Comment: Re: Great Recession part II? (Score 1) 619

by Cyberax (#49770531) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

Coming from you, that carries no weight at all.

Unlike you, I actually understand the economy. How that hyperinflation that you predicted is going so far, by the way?

All enabled by the Fed. You really weren't paying attention, were you?

No. It was not 'enabled by the Fed' in any way. Not even in the 'it failed to regulate them' way.

Without the Fed holding down the interest rates by inflating the currency, rising rates would have limited the pyramiding of debt on debt.

Dude, if you had at least two brain cells you could have checked this hypothesis easily. The only way Fed could 'keep rates low' is by buying securities using newly created money. This kind of intervention should be easy to check.

So let's check the evidence: - there was no explosive increase in the M1 aggregate until the QE policies started post-2008. And even M2 aggregate shows nothing unusual:

Actually, I believe that you caused the 2008 crisis by raping little children in a DC kindergarten. That theory has about the same connection to reality as your ramblings.

Comment: Re: Great Recession part II? (Score 2) 619

by Cyberax (#49767103) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

So the solution was the fed pumped vast amounts of money into the system and looked the other way when finance companies were essentially insolvent. A lot of debt got restructured. One group did get punished, under water home buyers were locked in and either had to scrap up enough money to pay or go bankrupt and lose every cent invested.

Yep. Fed actually took over several large financial companies and government provided emergency fiscal stimulus to kick-start the stalled economy. As a result, the recession in the US was not as deep as it could have been.

Europe instead drank the Ayn Rand Koolaid wholesale and went with hard austerity, never mind stimuli. Results are obvious: At this point Greece should just exit the Eurozone and leave Germany to pick up the pieces.

Comment: Re: Germany should pay war reparations for WWII (Score 2) 619

by Cyberax (#49767075) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment
There is NO obligation to switch to euro. And there are no fiscal targets for countries that don't plan to do it, so Croatia happily stays with its Kuna, Hungary with foring and Poland with zloty. So far these countries fare much better than peripheral countries that adopted the euro (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, etc.)

Comment: Re: Great Recession part II? (Score 0, Flamebait) 619

by Cyberax (#49766503) Attached to: Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment
You are a moron. Fiat currency has nothing to do with the 2008 crisis. It could have happened just fine if people used gold or live rabbits as the currency. The whole problem was caused by a huge shadow banking system that essentially allowed to use private debts as if they were a currency. And since private debts are unbounded and uncontrolled, the amount of this "currency" grew without bounds. Until it crashed, trying to cross over to the world of real money when people started to cash CDOs.

Comment: Re:This is why adultery is wrong (Score 1) 173

Either that or be open about it. It is hard to blackmail someone over something that is public knowledge.

Huh. Apparently, you're right. You can be a 50-something politician and have an affair with the 17-year-old daughter of one of your law clients, get a plea deal to misdemeanors instead of a felony, and it's okay as long as you come out with it a couple of years later, present your new baby, and talk about your ambitions to be a leader in the state senate. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Comment: Re:Any materialized predictions? (Re:Sudden?) (Score 1) 266

Yes, 98-2012 period was unexpected - for some unknown reason atmospheric heating got uncoupled from the ocean heating. So Antarctic melting intensified and Arctic ice loss skyrocketed while the general air temperature growth slowed (it has NOT stopped). The last couple of years the coupling has returned with a vengeance and we'll all be seeing its results soonish.

So yes, if you want to nitpick IPCC then you should provide context and full information. Not just convenient sound bites.

Comment: Re:why the quotes (Score 1) 362

by Curunir_wolf (#49749993) Attached to: What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?

oh look, its the garbage rag the Washington Examiner, dedicated to excusing and covering up the right's mistakes.

Oh, sorry, should I have found some garbage rag dedicated to excusing and covering up the left's mistakes? There are certainly a LOT more of those to choose from.

and yes youre still a crackpot who doesn't know what hes talking about concerning vaccines or pretty much any other topic.

Actually, you are an ignorant douchebag with no clue about anything, and a shill for the vastly harmful pharmaceutical industry.

Comment: Re:Why the quote marks around "filibuster"? (Score 1) 362

by Curunir_wolf (#49749813) Attached to: What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?

he has also demonstrated significant ideological inconsistency as he navigates the mine field created by his libertarian leanings (they themselves inconsistent)

Clearly if you try to compare one libertarian's ideas with another, you may view them as inconsistent - but you can say the same about "progressive" or "liberal" or "conservative" or any other. However, the core principles of libertarianism itself is the most consistent of any other philosophy I know of. It's really simple too. You seem ignorant of what it's about.

Yes, Rand Paul is a politician. And "pure" libertarians have grown to distrust him, too, since he tries to express his views in a way that doesn't scare people. Even if he believes there should be no laws against possession of heroin, cocaine, and that the state should repeal any law that defines a "marriage", expressing such an idea would marginalize him to such an extent that he'd be unable to influence ANYTHING in Washington.

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