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Twitter @BraddJaffy
"Left: Prime Minister's office readout of Trudeau's phone call with Trump

Right: White House readout of the very same call

Um…"

...

"It was a very amicable call."
conversation  government  america  canada  president  prime_minister  politician  justin_trudeau  donald_trump  screengrab  letter  news  2017  2010s  white_house  phone  image  comparison  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by cluebucket
Noahpinion: I get what you get in ten years, in two days
"The usual economist case for income redistribution is based on utilitarianism; the idea is that $1000 matters more to a poor person than to a rich person. Mankiw wants to ditch this idea in favor of a value system based on 'just deserts':
...
"In 10 years, Mike gets $250,000. That is about what Brad gets in three days (not two; sorry, Chris Brown).
...
"'OK,' Mike says. 'But why, then, is Brad CEO so much more produtive than I am? Where does his $30 million productivity come from?' ... 'So let me get this straight,' Mike says. 'Brad deserves to be so much richer than me because of ability he was born with? People who are lucky enough to be born with high skills deserve to be able to get a Civic in half a day, while people who were born with fewer skills deserve to have to slave away for years if they want a Civic?'
"Anyway, Dr. Mankiw's answer is not forthcoming, and Mike cannot leave a comment on Mankiw's blog, due to the no-comments policy. So our story continues."
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march 2017 by cluebucket
Twitter @erikhinton
"welp, we've hit bush-was-good-on-islamophobia-take-o'clock "

what does "'good'" even mean, matt yglesias?
erik_hinton  matthew_yglesias  george_w_bush  donald_trump  comparison  stupid  politics  screengrab  revisionist  islam  2017  2010s  pundit  twitter.com  from twitter_favs
february 2017 by cluebucket
Baby Name Popularity: See History of Names From 1890 to Today
it's just me n Alianna, Nakia, Darci, Rina, Muriel, Zelma, Signe, Doretta, Oretha, Venice, Leonie, Vita, and Florina in the 712th-ers club
time.com  generator  tool  name  population  history  1890s  1900s  1910s  1920s  1930s  1940s  1950s  1960s  1970s  1980s  1990s  2000s  2010s  comparison 
may 2015 by cluebucket
Carolyn Hax: Vulnerability and self-esteem in a relationship - comment from pdianek
don't mind me, just copying this in full!:

"Don't compare yourself to other people, especially whose whom you do not know personally or who are utterly hypothetical.

"Don't compare your SO to other people, especially men who treated you horribly. He's entitled to smudge his own copybook -- or keep it beautifully neat.

"And if he does eventually break up with you, remind yourself that that means he does not value your most fabulous qualities, and that you have therefore dodged a bullet!"
pdianek  tell_me_about_it  relationship  advice  comparison  abuse  breakup  encouragement  2010s  2013  washingtonpost  self-esteem  confidence  vulnerability 
december 2013 by cluebucket
Godwin's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Godwin's law does not claim to articulate a fallacy; it is instead framed as a memetic tool to reduce the incidence of inappropriate hyperbolic comparisons. "Although deliberately framed as if it were a law of nature or of mathematics, its purpose has always been rhetorical and pedagogical: I wanted folks who glibly compared someone else to Hitler or to Nazis to think a bit harder about the Holocaust", Godwin has written.
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october 2013 by cluebucket
A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths - Max Fisher - The Atlantic
"[E]ven the police did not carry firearms themselves until, in 1946, the American occupation authority ordered them to. Now, Japanese police receive more hours of training than their American counterparts, are forbidden from carrying off-duty, and invest hours in studying martial arts in part because they "are expected to use [firearms] in only the rarest of circumstances," according to Kopel."
theatlantic  2012  article  gun  gun_control  weapon  japan  america  comparison  history  ban  law  police  crime  privacy  peace  max_fisher  firearm  homicide  murder  death 
july 2012 by cluebucket
Flashed Face Distortion Effect Makes Ordinary Portraits Look Hideous
The “Flashed Face Distortion Effect”: by flashing ordinary portraits aligned at the eyes, the human brain begins to compare and exaggerate the differences, causing the faces to seem hideous and ogre-like.
petapixel  distortion  image  photo  portrait  grotesque  face  visual  trick  video  comparison  ogre  flash 
may 2012 by cluebucket

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