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5 scary words:

My air conditioner is broken.

It is working just enough to keep the temperature down but it will probably blow up in heat of the day.
Calling emergency maintenance ASAP.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 17, 2016, 02:27 AM (21 replies)

Three Problems With the NYT Report On The Harvard Study On Police Shootings (important context)

Three Problems With How the NY Times Highlights a Non-Peer Reviewed Study Allegedly Showing No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

Today, amid nationwide protests over state violence against black people, The New York Times chose to publish an article headlined: “Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings.”
The article’s authors, Quoctrung Bui and Amanda Cox, quote Roland G. Fryer Jr., a Harvard economics professor and the study’s author, who says: “It is the most surprising result of my career.”
But once you look at the context of data cited by the Times, it’s not so much the “evidence” (contested here) that’s surprising, as the way the Times chooses to frame it. Here’s why.
Fryer is “not afraid of controversial questions.” It might be more accurate to say that he actively seeks out questions that could challenge conventional wisdom, given that his interests have included “considering the possibility” of genetically lower intelligence in black people than whites.

It would seem that the NYT and Professor Fryer want to gain attention without enough review of their work.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 12, 2016, 05:10 PM (5 replies)

PokemonGo trolls Westboro Baptist Church.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 11, 2016, 10:03 AM (3 replies)

A very chilling thought.....

In the last few years we have seen many videos of police abusing people.

How many cases have been missed in the last decades and that we are missing now?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jul 10, 2016, 06:26 AM (10 replies)

There is a problem with the Tour de France in the Pyrenees:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jul 9, 2016, 01:48 PM (37 replies)

This feels like 1968.

And that ain't good.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 7, 2016, 11:46 PM (19 replies)

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's UKIP party, has stepped down.


Now what?
Queen Elizabeth may have to take over at this rate.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jul 4, 2016, 05:22 AM (18 replies)

Elie Wiesel has passed.


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:40 PM (32 replies)

Pat Summit has passed.....

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jun 28, 2016, 07:01 AM (6 replies)

3 Escaped South Carolina Inmates Flee Into Swamp After Chase


There ain't gonna be nothing left. Gators, snakes bugs and other critters will gnaw on them. Then the heat will flat out melt them.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jun 26, 2016, 04:20 AM (12 replies)
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