Are environmentalists in favor of vaccinations, opposed, or neutral? Seems like they would be opposed because vaccinations save lives, leading to longer life spans and more resource use. But I really do not know.
Month: September 2015
Pitching as punishment
Regarding the Harper-Papelbon fight on Sept 27 (http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/13755937/bryce-harper-jonathan-papelbon-scuffle-washington-nationals-dugout), why did manager Matt Williams leave Papelbon in so long in the 9th inning while he was getting rocked? I bet it was (1) punishment (“If you are so smart, you show us how to save a game via pitching”) and (2) contracts – marginal increase in Papelbon’s ERA should cost him $1-$2K in the next contract negotiations.
Putting aside differences?
At the sermon today the priest echoed (I believe) Pope Francis’ request to put aside our differences and work together. This struck me as a lack of understanding. The differences are honest differences. I am not convinced by my opponents’ arguments, but surely they are sincerely held. To say, “Let’s put aside our differences” is to say, “You are not really sincere in your belief, and are deliberately choosing your point-of-view to be mean” (or spiteful, or difficult, or malevolent). It fails to understand how people can think.
Ahmad the clock-maker
Something is blowing up and it is not his clock. It is his story, instead. http://thefederalist.com/2015/09/23/6-unanswered-questions-about-ahmed-mohameds-clock/
“Why 1.75 billion? That’s the number of smart phones proliferating the planet, creating a window of opportunity for statistics research she enthusiastically points out to students at the University of Michigan whenever she can.”
The kid with the clock
His father is two-time candidate for presidency of Sudan? So the President is helping someone from Sudan’s 1%.
The kid with the clock
Full story not out yet. Clock with no numbers or face? Lightening fast White House invitation? Deeper story here.
Prediction for 2017
The Obama administration was messing around with unemployment rate reporting.
Well worth reading
Sharp and trenchant. http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-roots-of-the-migration-crisis-1441995372?mod=trending_now_1
What are they thinking?
My company’s division announced a re-organization. 4-5 dozen jobs will be lost. But at the subsequent division meeting there was tremendous emphasis on how fabulous our pipeline is. So what message are the would-be layoffs people receiving? “The future is so hot, but we have no room for you”.