Jump to content


The Trump Presidency Thread


  • Please log in to reply
1748 replies to this topic

#1621 FCP Bob

FCP Bob

    Limit Holdem Dinosaur

  • Root Admin
  • 27,377 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scarberia

Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 22 November 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

Nothing in either of these Tweets would be able to convince an average toddler about anything. There are literally hundreds of thousands of economists in the world and they talked to 42? Did any of those economists ever explain sample size to the young liberals creating this narrative?

Who paid for this polling of 42, of the ever-cliche, "leading" economists? Oh. The University of Chicago? They probably don't have an agenda.





The U of Chicago polls a cross section of the leading American economists on a regular basis on many different topics. Those economists cover the political spectrum from Democrats to Republicans. They are a who's who of the leading American economists. If you actually knew anything about the Economics field you would recognize most of the names.

Some conservative Republican economists I follow on Twitter were mocking the lone outlier from the survey. If you aren't a hack there is no debate.
Bob

info@fullcontactpoker.com

#1622 scuudagouch

scuudagouch

    Poker Forum Nut

  • Members
  • 290 posts
  • Favorite Poker Game:Limit Holdem

Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

Resorting to name calling... interesting change there.
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian"

Henry Ford

#1623 FCP Bob

FCP Bob

    Limit Holdem Dinosaur

  • Root Admin
  • 27,377 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scarberia

Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 22 November 2017 - 12:20 PM, said:

The U of Chicago polls a cross section of the leading American economists on a regular basis on many different topics. Those economists cover the political spectrum from Democrats to Republicans. They are a who's who of the leading American economists. If you actually knew anything about the Economics field you would recognize most of the names.

Some conservative Republican economists I follow on Twitter were mocking the lone outlier from the survey. If you aren't a hack there is no debate.



About the IGM Economic Experts Panel
This panel explores the extent to which economists agree or disagree on major public policy issues. To assess such beliefs we assembled this panel of expert economists. Statistics teaches that a sample of (say) 40 opinions will be adequate to reflect a broader population if the sample is representative of that population.

To that end, our panel was chosen to include distinguished experts with a keen interest in public policy from the major areas of economics, to be geographically diverse, and to include Democrats, Republicans and Independents as well as older and younger scholars. The panel members are all senior faculty at the most elite research universities in the United States. The panel includes Nobel Laureates, John Bates Clark Medalists, fellows of the Econometric society, past Presidents of both the American Economics Association and American Finance Association, past Democratic and Republican members of the President's Council of Economics, and past and current editors of the leading journals in the profession. This selection process has the advantage of not only providing a set of panelists whose names will be familiar to other economists and the media, but also delivers a group with impeccable qualifications to speak on public policy matters.

Finally, it is important to explain one aspect of our voting process. In some instances a panelist may neither agree nor disagree with a statement, and there can be two very different reasons for this. One case occurs when an economist is an expert on a topic and yet sees the evidence on the exact claim at hand as ambiguous. In such cases our panelists vote "uncertain". A second case relates to statements on topics so far removed from the economist's expertise that he or she feels unqualified to vote. In this case, our panelists vote "no opinion".

The Economic Experts Panel questions are emailed individually to the members of the panel, and each responds electronically at his or her convenience. Panelists may consult whatever resources they like before answering.

Members of the public are free to suggest questions (see link below), and the panelists suggest many themselves. Members of the IGM faculty are responsible for deciding the final version of each week’s question. We usually send a draft of the question to the panel in advance, and invite them to point out problems with the wording if they see any. In response, we typically receive a handful of suggested clarifications from individual experts. This process helps us to spot inconsistencies, and to reduce vagueness or problems of interpretation.

The panel data are copyrighted by the Initiative on Global Markets and are being analyzed for an article to appear in a leading peer-reviewed journal.
Bob

info@fullcontactpoker.com

#1624 SilentSnow

SilentSnow

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 1,185 posts
  • Location:parallel universe

Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

“There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.”
Ivanka Trump.

Well that's awkward. Good thing thanksgiving is already over.

"I am a series of electronic pulses in a vast array of networked silicon lifeforms."

#1625 Dubey

Dubey

    Poker Forum God

  • Members
  • 11,239 posts
  • Location:Lethbridge, Alberta

Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:07 PM

So much winning

#1626 GOCUBSGO

GOCUBSGO

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IA
  • Favorite Poker Game:NL MTT's

Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:09 PM

View PostDubey, on 12 December 2017 - 08:07 PM, said:

So much winning

+1

#1627 Fenxis

Fenxis

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 5,007 posts

Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:57 AM

View PostDubey, on 12 December 2017 - 08:07 PM, said:

So much winning

On one hand it is impressive that Jones won in a deep red state on a very standard Democratic platform. And worth cheering.

But for it to come down to the wire, for a candidate who's only "redeeming quality" for voters is his anti-abortion stance, for a candidate who's allegations of pedophilia almost helped him as it buried stories of his "original interpretation of the Constitution" (tldr: slaves are fine), for a candidate who was fired (twice?) from the Alabama Supreme Court there's no way on earth that he should have garnered anywhere near 48% of the vote.

If we want more from our politicians then we absolutely need to move beyond voting for party lines.

And if Moore's politics are as abhorrent to Trump as they are to McConnell then the White House should have taken the high road and left Moore to his own devices. The GOP either sold out their principles for a meaningless Senate vote or revealed their true colours.
"@sergetoronto Bang-up analysis there" -- James Mirtle

#TradeMelnykNotKarlsson #MelnykOut

#1628 brvheart

brvheart

    I'm the best.

  • Members
  • 25,558 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toyko, Japan
  • Interests:Playing in nuclear fallout.
  • Favorite Poker Game:I play 100/200 live with my best friend Jason.

Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

Those are the only two possible options?

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

#1629 GOCUBSGO

GOCUBSGO

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IA
  • Favorite Poker Game:NL MTT's

Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

I would like to file a missing persons report on Balloon Guy.

#1630 Fenxis

Fenxis

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 5,007 posts

Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:50 PM

View PostGOCUBSGO, on 13 December 2017 - 09:22 PM, said:

I would like to file a missing persons report on Balloon Guy.

Probably went down to the local swamp and got lost as it hadn't been drained. Got very disorientated and confused.
"@sergetoronto Bang-up analysis there" -- James Mirtle

#TradeMelnykNotKarlsson #MelnykOut

#1631 Fenxis

Fenxis

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 5,007 posts

Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:07 PM

Posted Image

Gerrymandering 101; the Alabama senate results overlayed with congressional ridings.
"@sergetoronto Bang-up analysis there" -- James Mirtle

#TradeMelnykNotKarlsson #MelnykOut

#1632 FCP Bob

FCP Bob

    Limit Holdem Dinosaur

  • Root Admin
  • 27,377 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scarberia

Posted 07 January 2018 - 01:54 AM

This seems like a good time to show this considering who the President is.


Bob

info@fullcontactpoker.com

#1633 Fenxis

Fenxis

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 5,007 posts

Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

Posted Image
"@sergetoronto Bang-up analysis there" -- James Mirtle

#TradeMelnykNotKarlsson #MelnykOut

#1634 BigDMcGee

BigDMcGee

    Forum Entitlist

  • Members
  • 26,886 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

Scram must have finally fallen victim to the opioid epidemic, because that shit hole controversy is right in his rhetorical wheelhouse.
"We are only wise in knowing that we know nothing"
-Socrates

"Dust. Wind. Dude."
-Ted Theodore Logan

"I'm a basketball player and a businessman, not a Thundercat,"
-Lebron James

#1635 brvheart

brvheart

    I'm the best.

  • Members
  • 25,558 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toyko, Japan
  • Interests:Playing in nuclear fallout.
  • Favorite Poker Game:I play 100/200 live with my best friend Jason.

Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:58 AM

I'm sure he's actively talking about it somewhere that has more than 4 people actively discussing it.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

#1636 brvheart

brvheart

    I'm the best.

  • Members
  • 25,558 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toyko, Japan
  • Interests:Playing in nuclear fallout.
  • Favorite Poker Game:I play 100/200 live with my best friend Jason.

Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=aMcjxSThD54

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

#1637 TRB05

TRB05

    Poker Forum Groupie

  • Members
  • 847 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kansas City

Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:28 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on 21 January 2017 - 08:44 AM, said:

when does nuclear war start?

Pretty sure soon

#1638 BigDMcGee

BigDMcGee

    Forum Entitlist

  • Members
  • 26,886 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 January 2018 - 01:18 AM

View Postbrvheart, on 19 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

I'm sure he's actively talking about it somewhere that has more than 4 people actively discussing it.

No, I'm pretty sure he's dead.
"We are only wise in knowing that we know nothing"
-Socrates

"Dust. Wind. Dude."
-Ted Theodore Logan

"I'm a basketball player and a businessman, not a Thundercat,"
-Lebron James

#1639 brvheart

brvheart

    I'm the best.

  • Members
  • 25,558 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toyko, Japan
  • Interests:Playing in nuclear fallout.
  • Favorite Poker Game:I play 100/200 live with my best friend Jason.

Posted 20 January 2018 - 06:45 AM

I think that is a viable option.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

#1640 SuitedAces21

SuitedAces21

    once and future king

  • Members
  • 25,166 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:45 AM

View PostTRB05, on 19 January 2018 - 07:28 PM, said:

Pretty sure soon

still time for you to get up to canada.

View PostRon_Mexico, on 23 April 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Now that i've had a few drinks, I'm ready to admilt that the reason I dont post more is suited.

I hate every fiber of his being. He's awful and everything he writes is wrong, coupled with being annoying. Its uncanny how awful he is. If he was around when this thread was thriving, he would have killed it. Thankfully, he wasnt.

Maybe in the real world, he's not so awful (evidence says otherwise) but here, he makes me want to fight. Nobody makes me want to fight. Its beyond weird. I almost feel bad, but I dont




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users