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by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions
Replies: 14
Views: 19511

Re: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions

That's exactly the analysis that seems reasonable from a distance. Yes, there is institutional racism, particularly in the criminal justice system from differences in law enforcement attitudes and notably in sentencing disparities. If you're a white kid with weed in your pocket you get a lecture and...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53851

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 am
I keep having to remind myself that patience is a virtue.
You have more than I, because once his argument became overtly racist I lost mine (nearly along with my lunch).
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 391
Views: 62697

Re: US Foreign Policy

I think we can all agree on one thing. Portugal will beat Iran in their forthcoming World Cup match. Go Portugal! I hope so, but surprises do occur... I'm sure it's no surprise which team I'm supporting this time around. :D It's the only country in the World Cup where we have students, so it was an...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53851

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Other West Indian entities (I'm thinking St. Barts, Br. Virgin Islands, etc.) are evidence that it isn't necessary to be led by white folks to succeed. That runs counter to certain preconceptions out there. It's funny how no one ever finds it difficult to believe that a tiny country like Iceland is...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53851

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

neverfail wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Isn't Bermuda located in mid-Atlantic? Well then, it cannot be defined as a West Indies Island country now can it?
You're confusing the West Indies for the Caribbean. They're not defined the same. In fact even the Bahamas are not in the Caribbean.
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions
Replies: 14
Views: 19511

Re: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions

Yes, it is. Statistics show that half of murders are committed by blacks. So you can’t blame police for being cautious of blacks. Don’t forget their lives are on the line. A moment’s hesitation and ntheir lives are dead. A lot of the fear blacks have have been drummed up by the left. They want to k...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 60
Views: 12508

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

Sure, there's a lot of VC money in it, so I'm not surprised you're hearing about it all day long! And yes, there are good possible uses for blockchains out there, like maybe student transcripts or certain sorts of registries. But the hype is stratospheric, like how a few years ago MOOCs were suppose...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions
Replies: 14
Views: 19511

Re: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions

Yes, it is. Statistics show that half of murders are committed by blacks. So you can’t blame police for being cautious of blacks. Don’t forget their lives are on the line. A moment’s hesitation and ntheir lives are dead. A lot of the fear blacks have have been drummed up by the left. They want to k...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 56
Views: 34622

Re: The Future of the World

The Chinese model, as it currently exists, is unsustainable long term . Strange! I sometimes get the impression that it is the the US model that is is unsustainable in the long run. :( The life on Earth is unsustainable in the long run. But hope abounds. Fortunately we have about a billion years be...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53851

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

And for all that, some parts of the West Indies are actually upper income. Bermuda and the Caymans are wealthier than, say, Australia. On paper? Nope. Bermuda is like if you put Beverly Hills on a rock in the middle of the ocean. Bermudians are so well off that they have to import people from elsew...