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David desJardins
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I've never been an immigrant, but I really don't understand stories like this one. The author gets angry or agitated when people ask him about his origins. What's wrong with just saying, "I was born in Montana, my parents immigrated from Malaysia"? It provides a common basis for understanding one another, and provides the opportuntity for further conversation if desired. I find when I tell people about my history we often find points of commonality or shared interest. What's wrong with that?

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Surely no worker engaged in a contract negotiation would ever overstate the hardships they face.

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One thing about this story---the vast majority of EpiPens are thrown out when they are still usable. They have a relatively short expiration date, but the half-life of the medication seems to be around 10 years. A 5 year old EpiPen is likely to give you 70% of the standard dose. And the precision of the dosage is very low---a 30 kilogram child gets the same dosage as a 100 kilogram adult now, which is a far bigger variation than a few years on the shelf. But that's way too sciencey for consumers (and I can't really blame them).

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Melbourne, Australia, a city of 4 million people, has a homelessness crisis due to 257 people living on the streets. San Francisco, California, a city of 840 thousand people (21% of Melbourne), has 6000 people (2,335% of Melbourne) living on the streets. They are also a lot more aggressive here. Anyone who's giving $5 to street people in SF would have to have rocks in their head. Or maybe they are visiting from somewhere else and just want to ensure those people stay in SF.

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The authors observe that people are more likely to believe an action is intentional when they watch it in slow motion. They conclude this is "bias". Why can't it be the case that the viewers are getting it right when they see it in slow motion and are more often getting it wrong at normal speed?

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Too many people are dying in mass attacks because the police take 3 hours to regroup before moving in. Even if no one was shot between 2 am and 5 am, how many people with gunshot wounds bled to death during that time? Our tactical response protocols were developed in a different era and need to be updated for the modern reality.

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MIT bus stop is temporally moved. I wonder if they moved it to next week?
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It's hard not to cry.  The court agreed with the first argument that the unions raised in defense of the employment statutes, which is basically that they harm educational outcomes for all students, not just for a specifically defined class, and therefore they don't raise a valid equal protection claim.  On some days I feel there is no hope for providing real, quality public education in the US, except for a very few who live in wealthy enough communities that home prices can serve as the filter for who deserves a better education.

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This column doesn't make much sense to me.  The thesis is that poor parents can't offer their children "adult" food because the kids won't eat it, and that puts a strain on their budget.  But why can't the parents just eat the food that their kids turn down?  That's not waste, presumably you have to eat anyway.  That's what I remember doing a lot when my kids were small, and I'm not even poor.

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‘‘It’s extremely difficult to get into the United States as a refugee — the odds of winning the Powerball are probably better,’’ says David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, which helps place refugees from 40 countries in American cities.

I actually thought David Miliband should be the PM of the UK.  That was before I knew he was so bad at math.
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