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Math 55

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2006/12/6/burden-of-proof-at-1002-am// “Ability doesn't exist, and occurs equally in all groups, and anyway justice is more important than patriarchal-racist abstractions. Sexism is clear at Harvard. When an entire class is male, it isn't by accident.” Where is Al Sharpton? The salient fact from the Harvard Crimson- 45 percent Jewish, 18 percent Asian, and 100 percent male.This does not look like "America"The total lack of females in Math 55 is easy to ad

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Admiration denied.

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.-Sun Tsu In the last conflict, I believe the the NPO had reached an accommodation with allies and would not enter. Since military acumen I have always admired and Doomhouse had achieved that what the above quote mentions, I thought I would post a congratualation post. Turned out to be harder than I imagined. Being on a different side of the treaty w

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" Cone of Shame"

Peanut Gallery: Now Grämlins, you must wear the cone of shame. Grämlins: [hangs heads] We do not like the cone of shame.

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Mushroom's Merrian Misnomers

MK, I realize you are not the only guilty party, but I could not avoid the alliteration. Aggressor: Due to game mechanics, you cannot declare in anarchy. Thus any alliance with less than 50% offensive wars is no longer an aggressor. Preempted attacks with a defensive purpose is not aggression. If an opponent is marshaling forces and for what ever reason does not have all the " ducks in a row" and you attack first, this is not aggression. That's why there is a word for it called preempted.

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Tomes of ancient Wisdom

My family forgot to give me the manuals on How Life Works. They probably hocked them for a down payment on a new chevy or further back, perhaps the tomes went overboard on my ancestors maiden voyage to the US. Whatever the reason I failed to receive them. Not The Purpose of Life; I understand MHA has that one copyrighted, but tomes with titles such as these: What To Do If You Are Up the Creek Without a Paddle, Fighting Back When You Are Tired of Being Pushed Around, Love --What It Is and Ho

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Déjà vu versus Jamais vu

There are certain individuals that have discerned a certain repetition as regards the current political climate to earlier manifestations. Others, of a different political flavor, see no similarities. Both will defend their position Ad nauseum and of course one of them will be a minority opinion. The majority opinion will then become the correct History and the minority opinion revisionist History. Roles can also reverse when the revisionist become "power brokers" and their outlook becom

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What extracted the most blood in Viet Nam

I'm from the deep South and we are known for the viciousness of our mosquitoes. Yet,while the Southern mosquito martial powers are well known, they attack only in squads. In Viet Nam they brought in the whole division. You would kill one and forty would show up for the funeral. I swear one night I saw one shouldering an AK 47, though it might have been hallucination brought on by sleep deprivation. Something gnawing at me every night became normalcy, so when I returned to the states, it

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Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid haeret

Slander boldly, something always sticks from Francis Bacon, De Augmentis Scientiarum (1623). Vox perfected this method of response with a new wrinkle;drown a reasoned response with a flood of responses.Since most will not read every response in a thread, the reasoned pearl will be lost in the garbage. Vox's successful usage has influenced others to "take up the mantle" to the detriment of the forums.

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Yggdrazil's Corollary

To determine right or wrong, look to the number of posts, it will be proportional to how incorrect the action. Derived from:Moynihan's law — "The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an inverse function of the amount of complaints about human rights violations heard from there. The greater the number of complaints being aired, the better protected are human rights in that country." Coined by Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927–2003).

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C&G Conundrum

War is fun-several C&G posters. You attacked us and must not be allowed to do it again-several C&G posters. Yes, the logic astounds.

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Kobayashi Maru War

This war is a true test of character.Both victor and loser face a no-win scenario.It will test the mettle of all opponents.The victors will have a Pyrrhic victory; the loser at best, all in peace mode modeling their continuation of war after FAN and VOX. This is a continuation of Hegemony History. To change this outcome leadership needs a new paradigm.If continuation of expected outcomes continues with repeated results it is time to chart a different course and win the Kobayashi Maru.

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Having a pair of genital orbs.

Calling someone neutered, due to an analysis of situation awareness,assessing tactical strengths and weaknesses, and deciding the best response is disingenuous at best,stupid at worst. The British used it about the Colonial Army and during the Viet Nam conflict it was used about the Viet Minh. An axiom of war: Do not expect the enemy to fight your way or to your strength.

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The Ultimate Differential Theory of US Armed Forces (Snake Model)

Upon encountering a snake in the Area of Operations (AO)... Airborne: Lands on and kills the snake. USAF O-6 and above: "Get that damned snake off the fairway!" Armor: Runs over snake. Never knows it,as well as where the tank and the snake is on the battlefield. Continues directly ahead wondering what all those new buttons in his turret do. Army Aviation: Has GPS ten digit grid to snake. Stands off at a range greater than any other weapon system and destroys snake with precis

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Statute of Lamentations

Another Christmas and another lump of coal. You would think that by now my youthful indiscretions would have been forgotten. Just how long is Santa's Statute of Limitations?

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Lies and damn lies.

Let me teach you to be a classical statistician. Go any climate site and download a time series picture of the satellite-derived temperature, any will do. Now look for a ruler, perhaps the one you used in a math class. Make sure you really like this ruler. Place the ruler on the temperature and plot it along the data where it most pleases your eye. Now draw a line on the straight edge.Now erase all the raw data. Now if asked if it was colder or warmer and since you have erased the raw d

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Curing aids by location

In 1993, a new diagnostic definition was introduced in the US;you had AIDS simply on the basis of having a low CD4 cell count. This was done without the presence of HIV being establish at all. This amendment was not followed in Canada. Since 1995, those diagnosed by this definition could be cured just by crossing the 49th parallel; cheaper and without the gross side effects of the medicines now given to AIDS patients.

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Where's the Hegemony when you need it?

Cybernations is a game. Forgive me for stating the obvious. Like any game there are those that can ruin your enjoyment. I have an Uncle that I refuse to play any game with. He takes any game to seriously. You lose to him and you will not hear the end of it. If he loses, you still won't hear the end of it. You cheated..., he was having a bad day, ...his partner was a dunce, etc. This ruins any enjoyment. The other side of the coin are those who ruin the game with lutz. Their attention level is

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Asking you to believe the unbelievable

GOOD FREND FOR JESUS SAKE FORBEARE TO DIGG THE DUST ENCLOASED HEARE. BLEST BE YE MAN YT SPARES THES STONES AND CURST BE HE YT MOVES MY BONES We are ask to believe the man who requested these words to be place on his tombstone to have written some of the greatest literature of all time.Preposterous!

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The difference in having a good military and not.

Oprah Winfrey was involved in a study by a Chicago University professor in which the DNA profiles of the participants indicated where in Africa their ancestors originated. Chris Tucker the actor was also involved plus two other outstanding African-Americans whom I cannot recall at this time. Ms. Winfrey was asked where she thought her linage came from. Her answer, "I always heard it was Zulu.". The professor had to tell her there were no Zulu slaves- a historical fact. Why is this so? The

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Inventing new words

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are a few I made up: 1)Lagoop-A lagoon that is drying up. 2)manipulatte- a coffee date with a Don Juan 3)jowle- the sound you make when 1 million joules move through your body 4)kissmet- a kiss that was meant to be. 5) mallnourish-teenage anorexia 6)jacuzzic- adjective descriptive of the fai

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A Roll of Honor plus one of dishonor

Hugh Thompson, Jr., Lawrence Colburn and Glenn Andreotta recipients of the Soldier's Medal These three men who were in a helicopter flying over My Lai on the day of the massacre placing their helicopter between the US soldiers killing civilians to save as many as they could.Those that they saved they helicoptered out of the carnage.They also informed the proper authorities and that is why Lt. Calley was later court- martialed, the only one of many that should have been. Glenn Andreotta was

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A year without summer

Often weather is so rigorously bad that it is noticed by trees all over the world and certain dates seem to glare back at us with their unusual distinctions, the dates are 3195 BC, 1628 BC, 2354 BC, 1159 BC, 207 BC, 44 BC and 540 AD. There is no consensus on why these dates recorded from trees were so dismally bad for trees; either it was volcanic activity or the Earth being hit by a comet or meteor that caused the weather to change overnight. 540 AD the last of these dates is of interest

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Sowing the Wind

"The cultural left has a new tool for enforcing political conformity in schools of education. It is called dispositions theory, and it was set forth five years ago by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education: Future teachers should be judged by their "knowledge, skills, and dispositions." What are "dispositions"? NCATE's prose made clear that they are the beliefs and attitudes that guide a teacher toward a moral stance. That sounds harmless enough, but it opened a door to reje

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A gap that bodes well.

Thank whatever destiny placed you in the era when the gap between the rich and poor grows wider. For throughout the history of men and women when the gap widen the poor were better off. Show me a time in history when life got worse for the poor when the gap between rich/poor widened [The Rise of Rome, the Christian Era, The Renaissance, the Enlightenment, The Industrial Revolution (for all it's problems), the Postindustrial Revolution, the Information Age]. Show me a time when the gap between

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Mythconception

The Navy's $640 toilet seat: You've heard this? The Navy was supposed to have bought a toilet seat for $640 for one of its aircraft. Cartoons by editorial idiots showed the Secretary of Defense with a toilet seat hanging around his neck. You could get one at Home Depot for $9, was the implication, yet the Navy paid $640. Bad old Navy. The airplane in question was a PC3 Orion, a Lockheed Electra modified for long flights over the ocean in search of submarines. Such a plane needs a toiler for t

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