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by TGARCH-M
Fri May 20, 2011 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

Neither of these citations support your assertion that legalization of controlled substances would be an overall bad move I never said it is a bad move. Seems like you really don't read. You contradicted yourself yet again. RAND is objective. I did address all of your points, you are not reading. P...
by TGARCH-M
Fri May 20, 2011 4:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

Cool, I'll just accept all of your claims as the same, given your lack of citations! Honestly you seem like a smart guy. I'd like to have this conversation in person with you. You are different from people like Bubbles. At this point it's not worth it to me to go back through all the scholarly pape...
by TGARCH-M
Fri May 20, 2011 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

Yes, sad, indeed, for there to be a correlation between doing this thing they enjoy that affects no one but themselves and the desire to be allowed to continue doing it. Shocking, even.


Being dogmatic is NEVER acceptable. If it is to you, that tells me a lot. We're done.
by TGARCH-M
Fri May 20, 2011 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

Bubbles you are obviously a huge stoner. We get it, you love weed and want it legalized no matter what. If your only recourse in this debate is accusing people of being stoners, you obviously are not capable of having this discussion in a mature and factually supported manner. Consider perhaps your...
by TGARCH-M
Fri May 20, 2011 3:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

What mistake was that? I love how you just make stuff up. You misused elasticity. The following post you complained about how bad the reasoning is around here, and appeared to leave. Unfortunately, it appears to have just been a break to build up your troll strength. At any rate, enjoy incontinentl...
by TGARCH-M
Fri May 20, 2011 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

LOL NO ONE HERE BELIEVES QUANTITY CONSUMED IS A FUNCTION OF PRICE! GAME OVER, NO DISCUSSION POSSIBLE. The point that has already been made, repeatedly, is that rendering a substance ILLEGAL does not reduce the rate at which people consume it, this point is dead wrong. empirically and theoretically. ...
by TGARCH-M
Thu May 19, 2011 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

But besides, in the event of a rise in addicts, you would simply have an increase in the number of rehab clinics for this now very legal problem. Many people would never make it to rehab. The one's who do may have ruined large periods of their life. It would be a lot of rebuilding. Also, building a...
by TGARCH-M
Thu May 19, 2011 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

where's your data for the idea that legalization of anything will lead to more abuse? legalization = lower price and lower effective price because you don't need to go to illegal market = More use = more abuse because addiction rates are constant before and after policy changes. Aside from common s...
by TGARCH-M
Thu May 19, 2011 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

So what you mean is that you support a policy that disadvantages you to advantage other people? Yes, sometimes I support policies that disadvantage me but benefit others, as long as the total benefit (their gains - my losses) is positive. This is why I support a progressive tax system (to a reasona...
by TGARCH-M
Thu May 19, 2011 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

Not me, I avoid caffine, alcohol and pain killers. For me it is social and finacial benefit. And is that really a bad reason to change policy? Read this again, carefully. and MY OWN PREFERENCES ASIDE , it was a good thing the airlines were deregulated. Including your prefecences? What I mean by &qu...
by TGARCH-M
Wed May 18, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

Read this again, carefully. Also, just because a policy move increases your personal utility, it doesn't mean that it maximizes social welfare. For example, I would like it if flying were still regulated (from a personal stance) because quality was higher and you were more likely to have an empty se...
by TGARCH-M
Wed May 18, 2011 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

Three weeks to formulate a response and the best you could come with is to pettifog and insult? Wow, that must have been one iron-clad argument I came up with last time! Like I said, most here are too dogmatic about their beliefs to think rationally about this subject. I was just reading over old p...
by TGARCH-M
Wed May 18, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

It is becoming increasingly not merely difficult, but impossible, for consumers to remain well-educated enough about products and services to make educated decisions about their expenditures. The average person is incapable of knowing enough about medical/health, automotive, home/property, technolo...
by TGARCH-M
Mon May 16, 2011 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 17731

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

You're right. I DO think it's sad when a word like "enormity" comes to mean the noun form of enormous just because people constantly misuse it.
by TGARCH-M
Mon May 16, 2011 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 17731

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

Eh, 1700's English grammar is a lot less infuriating than ridiculous blowhards.


It always surprises/saddens me when people don't want to learn how to speak properly.
by TGARCH-M
Sun May 15, 2011 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 17731

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

Thancs for seting English graamer bac three hundred yeers. Evereeone apresiates it I'm shur.


Agreed!
by TGARCH-M
Fri May 13, 2011 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 17731

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

one of which knows some minimal details of the equipment in his boat*. That is a misuse of the word "which." It bothers me because you are at level II, not level III. Level I is the kind of people who say "Hey mom, can Alex and me go to the mall." Level II is the kind of people ...
by TGARCH-M
Fri May 13, 2011 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0898: "Chain of Command"
Replies: 73
Views: 17731

Re: 0898: "Chain of Command"

meh.. the last funny one to me was the null hypothesis one.

the alt-text is better than the strip though here.
by TGARCH-M
Mon May 02, 2011 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

There is so much voodoo reasoning here I give up.

I can't tell if you are trolling or not.

Half of the responses are arguing against things that I didn't even argue in the first place.
by TGARCH-M
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

So... exactly the same thing you're doing but on the other side of the fence? I mean, where's your evidence the cons of legalization would outweigh the pros? I never said the cons outweighed the pros. I said I don't think one side is glaringly obvious. I said this at the end of my first post on thi...
by TGARCH-M
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:34 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

There is no point arguing with someone who doesn't want to have a reasonable discussion and already has their mind made up. Your arguments are captious as hell. I never argued weed was less dangerous than alcohol, I was only saying you shouldn't dismiss its externalities. You made no effort to quant...
by TGARCH-M
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

TGARCH-M wrote:I would be interested in how you legalize something like crack. Where do you sell it? The supermarket? State run store with tons of security? Government run liquor stores. But with drugs. Fairly simple. You don't need to be condescending about it. I'm not going to get into this issue...
by TGARCH-M
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legalising drugs?
Replies: 228
Views: 32034

Re: Legalising drugs?

I would be interested in how you legalize something like crack. Where do you sell it? The supermarket? State run store with tons of security? I don't have time to post much, but a lot of people aren't thinking legalization through. Price would fall drastically. If you try to keep price high with tax...
by TGARCH-M
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 4chan
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

4chan

My friend says 4chan can mess people's lives up. What did he mean? Is he talking about how ppl post illegal stuff?

This is what he said:
Be careful. 4chan has a way of f@#$ing ppls lives up. I'm kinda serious...


Edit: I swear I'm not trolling, I really don't know.
by TGARCH-M
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

You're right, it's not over, it's slightly under, about 46%, not 50%. But you're right, the other countries spending not included would amount to almost nothing in a relative sense, so they aren't included. The fact that US has more ppl means if the US cut spending down to France's per person spendi...
by TGARCH-M
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

I would have a appreciated a source on your part, though.


:)

http://sbm.temple.edu/dept/rihm/documen ... 5.2011.pdf
by TGARCH-M
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bio question
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Bio question

For chronic diseases, I'm much more skeptical unless it has an infectious root (see: H. pylori infections and ulcers, or Cervical/Anal/Penile/Oropharyngeal cancer and HPV.) They have pancreatic cancer vaccine though. You probably got a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine as a child. Wow, you're righ...
by TGARCH-M
Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

If you mean to imply that big pharma gets most of its research money from the US, I wouldn't be so sure about that, seeing as the US accounts for ~25% of the OECD's population, and ~13% of OECD pharma sales. You'll find the discussion (and opportunity to discuss this further) in another thread. Thi...
by TGARCH-M
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Emailing professors
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Re: Emailing professors

thanks, i will def do this from now on. I used to not reply because they always say "EMAIL THE TAs NOT ME" but I think it probably is good if they are wondering if I got the email. :)
by TGARCH-M
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

In France we don't. And we don't have massively increased costs like the US have either. First of all, you guys are a phenomenon "French paradox." I don't know much about the French system other than that it is a socialized system with good outcomes. That being said, if you control for wa...
by TGARCH-M
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:27 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Emailing professors
Replies: 8
Views: 2725

Emailing professors

I have an etiquette question.

When you ask a professor a question or for a paper and they respond/sent it to you, do you send an email backing saying "Thanks!" or is it better to just not spam their inbox?

Thanks!
by TGARCH-M
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

Seriously? I thought Reagan tried that and it resulted in a doubling (inflation-adjusted values) of the entire national debt in eight years. I don't have proof, but it seems like below the halfway point on the Laffer curve, meaning that lowering taxes will result in lowering tax revenues. Think abo...
by TGARCH-M
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bio question
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Bio question

Problem with vaccines against bacteria: We are sexual diploids; we evolve slowly. They are asexual haploids and evolve quickly. It's an arms race that, last I checked, we were losing. destined to fight forever, blood in the streets! but I am excited about the addiction/obesity vaccines. Also the br...
by TGARCH-M
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

the government should refuse to pay as much as the do for medicaid You know medicaid pays less than cost in many cases, right? And doctors stop taking it altogether when this happens. Also they are already cutting Medicare reimbursement rates...more docs will probably stop and coverage will fall. T...
by TGARCH-M
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bio question
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Bio question

Oh yeah, I was thinking of pathogens, but they have vaccines for pancreatic cancer and addiction now. Wow, in that case, by the year 26000, shortly before Dune happens, I'm sure disease will be eradicated.. (Probably sooner.) People will look back and kids will say, "wow people used to die from...
by TGARCH-M
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Compound Interest
Replies: 14
Views: 2087

Re: Compound Interest

This conversation is stupid. Saying the time it takes to double depends on the time is wrong/messed up/nonsense/redundant (uninformative)/etc.

I don't care if you disagree with me about what to call it, other than NOT the answer.
by TGARCH-M
Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:04 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bio question
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Bio question

So theoretically we could have a vaccine against all diseases?
by TGARCH-M
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bio question
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Bio question

Vaccines give people immunity from viruses. Is there any way to get immunity from bacterial infections? Like whooping cough or strep?

Is it theoretically impossible?
by TGARCH-M
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

I'm going to presume that you mean "per-capita", as urban areas will have the highest medicare/non medicare spending(Do you mean medical spending paid for by medicare, medical spending and non-medical spending) simply because they are the most populated. Even on per-capita terms, I would ...
by TGARCH-M
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Deficit reduction problem
Replies: 63
Views: 7404

Re: Deficit reduction problem

We already have the answers in the U.S. thanks to national and global data-- increase wealth inequality and decrease total wealth and the wealth of the least wealthy, and particularly when you consider SES factors and health outcomes. If anything has improved the standard of living for the poor, it...

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