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clarkgoble
    @johngordon like I said I'm the last person who should talk on jurisprudence but my impression was he meant something narrow by it.
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      @johngordon i.e. this Economist article http://econ.st/1iX4qhy I’ve no opinion on the law which often goes in lines not obvious to me. But in terms of effect I’m skeptical. The law of unintended consequences seems to rule campaign finance laws.
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        @johngordon The other odd thing about the reactions was that I’d think from a more liberal perspective this will be a good thing since one effect of previous election law was the rise of the Tea Party while most think this will have the effect of tempering
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          @johngordon I’ve talked with enough constitutional scholars to know I know nothing about jurisprudence. However I’m curious if you’ve read the opposing views such as at Volokh. http://wapo.st/1iX1PEe http://wapo.st/1iX1QYL
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            @johngordon Not only that but the solution is turning Amazon into a monopoly which hurts everyone. The last few books I bought I got from Amazon because they were half the price of iBooks.
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              @bluedonkey @johngordon Libel is excluded or at least limited from legal aid in the UK as I understand it. (I’m not an expert in this but I found a few articles saying that) http://bit.ly/1iWWQTU
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                @rabryst @duerig @sjmadsen @oluseyi Wasn’t a lot of the original NT design kind of an object oriented next step from VMS (the old OS that ran on Vaxes back in the day)
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                  @jbouie Think we need to deal with both types of racism - hopefully now that ⅓ of new marriages are mixed race that’ll help. But obviously a lot more to do.
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                    @jbouie Fully agree about Walter White and things like that. Although as society changes you end up with people with a lot of power who may have dark skin while those I’d call racists don’t. (Say white bigot in poor trailer park talking about rich blacks)
                    clarkgoble
                      @johngordon But reading through that article it doesn’t seem like they studied that. Mortality is mentioned once (when they say they don’t know) but that’s for flu in general not people already with pneumonia.
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                        @bluedonkey @johngordon Final problem is that the cost of trials means that the powerful can silence speech more easily as a practical matter.
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                          @bluedonkey @johngordon One problem has been journalists getting sued. The other problem has been that the presumption within the UK laws has been that the defendant is guilty rather than innocent. (There have been proposed reforms to this)
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                            @bluedonkey @johngordon Well I think we have to distinguish between aims and effects. Whether it’s just to deter false statements or not the laws have a chilling effect on a lot of other speech because of threat of lawsuits. (As scientists have found)
                            clarkgoble
                              @oluseyi @duerig @sjmadsen That’s a good point. The design of NT really was very elegant. If MS wasn’t so tied to backwards compatibility the OS could have been so much more.
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                                @jbouie The individual judgments may still be in terms of the marker of skin color but it may also be that those get undermined. (Possibly not, although many hope that as groups mix and have closer relations, racism decreases more)
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                                  @jbouie …to emphasize the markers over the structural inequities. So the effects of earlier structural racism may still affect people who no longer have the markers and people may have the markers who have a different relationship to the old structures.
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                                    @jbouie Well there’s two senses of racism. One is how individuals act towards other individuals by various markers (today primarily skin color). The other is the more structural inequities in terms of power and group. However mixed marriages seems…
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                                      Think .1% highlights not just inequity but where wins in economy are going. Raises anger → RT quoting ♲Justin Wolfers: When did the political left decide that the key problem of inequality is the right tail of the distribution, rather than the left?
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                                        Very early but this could be extremely important 10 years from now → RT quoting ♲Noah Smith: A cool breakthrough in solar energy storage: http://bit.ly/P3ANmE
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                                          Can’t quite understand some of the “raw” movement. Success of preventing illness breeds ignorance of old status quo → RT quoting ♲David Frum: Louis Pasteur was right: Raw milk is crazy dangerous http://bv.ms/P3B7lf