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(Slate)   "Why can't Congress do what well-heeled investors, doctors, and consultants with liberal social views know that Congress needs to do?"   (slate.com ) divider line
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2013-07-03 02:05:25 AM  
Congress tries to do all kinds of progressive legislation.

The problem is that there are too many social conservatives there. On both sides of the aisle.
 
2013-07-03 07:44:02 AM  

o5iiawah: impaler: Well educated and knowledgeable people are elitists, and get in the way of simple common-sense solutions.

They also bear no responsibility for their predictions and hypotheses and the source of their "expertise" is usually something like peer-review which is simply gained by publishing something that your peers find acceptable.


So we are attacking peer-review now?  That's the new talking point?  We are going to go after the literal foundation of the United States technical, scientific and military hegemony so you clowns can win whatever dumbass talking point of the day you want to promote?

Wow, we are well and truly farked, these crazies really would rather burn the whole mother-farker down.
 
2013-07-03 08:19:47 AM  

Fart_Machine: You have no idea how peer-review works do you?


thats exactly how peer review works.

Which is why an economist can publish a model or policy which never comes to fruition but they are still considered an "Expert" because their peers deem it so.

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Aaaaaand another sheep votes for mutton because he thinks he'll be a wolf someday


I dont think I'll be a wolf someday. I dont need to.  I'm one of those rare individuals who actually has a few cents to rub together after bills and taxes and would rather not rely on a program that wont be there when I retire.  SS is after all, "insurance" and if you tax someone's income at 30% their whole life, then they happen to get lucky and get a 10% ROI on the market, take 30% of that you're not going to have much else left.

I guess I wasn't born with an envious bone in my body.  I've yet for a progressive to explain to me how sticking it to someone else or coveting what someone else has is going to make their life better.  So I'm greedy for wanting to keep a little of what I earn so that one day I might not be on the dole and you're generous for wanting to take something that isn't yours and that you didn't earn.  Got it.
 
2013-07-03 08:54:14 AM  

o5iiawah: Fart_Machine: You have no idea how peer-review works do you?

thats exactly how peer review works.

Which is why an economist can publish a model or policy which never comes to fruition but they are still considered an "Expert" because their peers deem it so.



Yeah, peer-review is totally stupid.  I mean it is the foundation of the U.S.'s technological superiority and has been strictly copied by every other nation on Earth as the best system for scholarly inquiry, but who needs to listen to "experts" right.  For example: I know when I get sick the first person I talk to is the barber, i don't want any of those fancy-smansy "doctors" with their "knowledge" telling me what's what.  Or when the US designs a rocket they don't need the opinion of scientists and engineers with their elitist math and shiat.  I prefer the opinion of those without any formal training.

Clown.
 
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