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re: What are you reading? - RoyMcavoy
[quote]What are you reading?[/quote] The Thomas Sowell Reader (selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of a half century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues)...
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re: Past Champions of majors - RoyMcavoy
I've wondered this, does the past champion exemption take a spot from someone else? ...
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re: How to improve chipping/pitching - RoyMcavoy
check out mickleson's youtube series on the short game, specifically the chipping/pitching video. He teaches a method he calls hinge & hold. ...
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re: Driving range mats vs. real grass - RoyMcavoy
[quote]Which do you prefer?[/quote] mats are for sweepers. grass is for trappers....
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re: What really grinds your gears? - RoyMcavoy
players should try to keep the area around the cup pristine. the pinnacle of douchbaggery is dragging ur feet, leaving ur pitch mark, etc, around the cup. ...
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re: Freakonomics podcast on marriage and income - RoyMcavoy
Towards the end of the pod, steven asks something like "should government pay folks to get married...?" Her response was interesting. She said something like "well i think a lot of people would be hesitant to provide financial incentives for people to jump into something like marriage..." tha...
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re: "Celebrate Diversity" - RoyMcavoy
arrogant academics long ago began championing 'diversity' without a speck of evidence ever given or asked for....
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re: Reason article on luxury goods and class: don't mind the gap - RoyMcavoy
Jumping in late here, but recently finished Tom Sowell's "Wealth, poverty and Politics". It is a truly enlightening view of poverty and wealth around the world and especially in the US. The author of this article would no doubt agree with Tom....
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re: When did minimum wage become living wage? - RoyMcavoy
if i could jump in for a bit...i see that your discussion is contingent upon the absence of a MW. In that scenario i think a larger share of the folks on welfare rolls would be working. I say that because there are currently no jobs below the MW. If there is no MW, then there will be many more job...
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re: When did minimum wage become living wage? - RoyMcavoy
Lets try to separate the intent of the MW and the effect of the MW...the intent of the MW is that no worker will earn less than a certain wage, while the effect of a MW is that no employment will exist below a certain wage. Do you think that is a good idea? ...
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re: Identity Politics - RoyMcavoy
historically speaking, in America, a group's political power has not led to economic improvement. In other words, there isn't much evidence in America to suggest that a lagging group must first attain some degree of political power in order to advance economically. In reality, quite the opposite is...
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re: Poverty is a moral failure - RoyMcavoy
poverty is relative. in today's US, if you're in poverty you probably still get satelite tv, smartphone, wifi just about everywhere you go, food assistance, housing assistance, daycare assistance, effectively pay no taxes. I fail to see what poverty has to do with morals. ...
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re: Is economic success a good indicator of intelligence? - RoyMcavoy
define intelligence and define economically successful....
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re: New data: nearly 80% of black babies born to single moms, up 5% from 2012 - RoyMcavoy
What's troubling is that less than 1/5 black babies were born to unmarried mothers in the 40's (lower rate than whites), and now 8/10 are being born to unmarried mothers. ...
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re: Teachers are under paid...babysitters make more... - RoyMcavoy
Teaching is a job, therefore there is a labor market for this occupation. Teachers will get paid what the market will bear. While it is false to say that every teacher currently earns the correct compensation based upon their production. It may be fair to say that teachers aren't actually qui...
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re: Black people: this can be a defining moment for you - RoyMcavoy
[quote]"And when a defining moment comes along, you either define the moment, or the moment defines you." - Roy McAvoy [/quote] :thup: ...
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re: Half-Moon plans to solve social inequality in New Orleans - RoyMcavoy
The left and the intelligentsia seem to operate under this assumption that outcomes of any kind, especially employment or hiring demographics, would be equal if they were allowed to arrange society a certain way. ...
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re: Dan Coats confirmed as director of national intelligence - RoyMcavoy
playing devil's advocate here... would Coats not be considered part of the swamp? A cursory glance at his resume' shows that he's served in both houses, served as an ambassador and a lobbyist, and has spent a considerable portion of his life working in DC. ...
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re: Denise Marcelle: 'Absolutely crazy' police response time - RoyMcavoy
:cheers: Seems to me that it has become impossible to police "correctly" in NBR. ...
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