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  1. androgenoide commented on Non Sequitur 1 day ago

    Some of the Founding fathers were Deists, some were hard-core Christians. Some believed in a strong federal government, some were just short of being anarchists. The philosophical underpinnings of our government have always been argued fervently. The strength of any democratic form of government comes from the ability to react on-the-fly to changing political environments. We need both conservatives and progressives because nobody can be right all the time.

  2. androgenoide commented on Non Sequitur 1 day ago

    It has been supposed that… Those who believe that government never gets it right have been electing representatives who have endeavored to prove that thesis by doing their best to screw up the government.

  3. androgenoide commented on Frazz 19 days ago

    Look, some people are stuck in heavy traffic on a public roadway while other people around them are simply out in their own cars and see no need to concern themselves with other people’s problems.

  4. androgenoide commented on Frazz 19 days ago

    Construction of the roadways comes out of general taxes that everyone pays. Fuel taxes pay for maintenance and heavier vehicles (18 wheelers, for example) pay substantially more because they result in more damage to the roadway.
    If you go by maintenance taxes alone those big trucks own the road and cars are incidental users. If you go by construction taxes pedestrians and bicyclists have as much right to the roadway as vehicles do.

  5. androgenoide commented on Non Sequitur 19 days ago

    When I was a kid I used to listen to Radio Moscow and Voice of America on shortwave. When they chose to include the same news story they were substantially in agreement on the facts but the spin, the opinion in which those facts were embedded, was often radically different. Something similar happens when you compare Fox with other major outlets. When they choose to run the same news story they tend to embed it in a web of opinion that differs substantially from the mainstream thought of the country. Big deal! As responsible adults we should not rely on any single source for our news. Watch Fox. Watch the BBC and Al Jazeera. Above all, watch news sources that don’t agree with our opinions. It’s the only way to get a hint of what’s happening in the world.

  6. androgenoide commented on Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal 26 days ago

    Back when comics were printed on paper the cost of distribution made it almost impossible to find material directed at niche markets (like science and math humor). You might find an occasional reference in Foxtrot or Frank and Ernest but mostly you had to hunt for trade journals and college papers. Today, with tens of thousands of comics on the web and minimal distribution costs there are quite a few comics that focus on science and/or math. Some of the humor gets pretty esoteric… I don’t get much of Brown Sharpie’s math humor, for example and XKCD so often confuses people that there’s a website devoted to explaining the latest comic.

  7. androgenoide commented on Non Sequitur about 1 month ago

    When the objective of an orchard is to produce an agricultural product the orchard can be productive for a long time indeed, in some places, for centuries. When the objective is to rake in tax breaks and government subsidies (and water allotments) those orchards can be (and often are) planted and ripped out in less than 5 years.
    In my opinion, Federal water allotments for much of the West assume an unrealistically higher rainfall than actually exists, allowing almost any year to be called a drought.

  8. androgenoide commented on Frazz about 1 month ago

    Yeah, if December is the tenth month then February would logically be the 12th…
    Having New Years on March 1st never felt right to me, though, so I always took the day off on the equinox instead.

  9. androgenoide commented on Strange Brew about 1 month ago

    There are generally several well-reasoned responses to any political issue but many news sources pretend to offer “balanced” reporting by offering one response and contrasting it with the ravings of a madman.

    All sources editorialize. Everybody has a point of view. It’s extremely important to listen to those sources that disagree with you.

  10. androgenoide commented on Tom the Dancing Bug about 1 month ago

    Race, poverty, criminality and cultural values are all tied up in a complex knot of chicken-and-egg paradoxes. Blacks, police, politicians, rednecks and corporate executives all have their own world views and subcultural values. All of us are subject to confirmation bias when we evaluate our data sources.
    Are Blacks more likely to be arrested and convicted than Whites? Almost certainly. Does that mean that they are more likely to indulge in criminal behavior? Probably but… maybe not as much as the arrest rates would seem to indicate. Police, as often as the rest of us, will search for an answer where the light is best. Statistics based on arrests necessarily ignore unreported and unsolved crimes. In a world where half of the murders go unsolved and most rapes go unreported, arrest statistics have a huge margin of error making them a potentially unreliable source of data on violent crime.
    We all have opinions and we should recognize that they are not the same as facts.