… that someone has exposed which were behind a paywall. I’m merely acknowledging its existence.
As they mentioned in the post, the searchable index is temporarily down, but the cache remains up here: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/bafykbzaced4xstofs4tc5q4irede6uzaz3qzcdvcb2eedxgfakzwdyjnxgohq/
@FarmerJayhawk “Weird” ballots are good. It sends a message to the parties (not the same message as voting for a 3rd party candidate, but similar) and it doesn’t ‘throw a vote away’.
I have always voted like that. I like to think it means I’m voting for “the person” and I don’t subsume values that perfectly align down party lines.
@Crimsonorblue22 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:
@FarmerJayhawk did you watch his video? He explained why he did it, I understand what you mean, but I also was trying to get why he did it that way. It had to do w/population being so small in the no mask counties and he was doing it per 100,000. 1/3 pop. 90 counties were unmasked, 2/3 pop masks, 15 counties. I wrote that down because I was confused. He also started graph about a week after mandate cause nothing shows up then.
I watched the video before I saw this thread with keen interest as it suggested compelling evidence that masks are effective. And when he explained that the blue line had a different scale than the red line and that the key was to focus on the trend lines, I let out a deep sigh. I get it, but he’s got to know that approach can be interpreted as deceptive.
It’s a bad graphic that opens him up to questions of objectivity… and undermines his message. Did they do that to make the “mask mandate” counties look better or was it to create a more compact graph or some other reason?
@FarmerJayhawk did it right. In his chart, the evidence is still compelling and accurate.
Lol I gotta pause here guys @mayjay @benshawks08 (I like where we ended up on your last post) . A good stopping point for tonight for me. I really appreciate the thoughtful conversation. Needed it. I’ve been deep in a shell for like a month and this is the first I’ve really felt like talking. Thank you.
And our AG says the governor can’t mandate masks in school, back to the counties again. At first I thought he said it went back to May when our KS lg took her rights to Issue EO’s away, but then AG said it’s in the KS constitution. Not an expert in that field. But, I think the school or school boards can mandate them, and I feel confident they would. I wouldn’t trust the counties at all! If the no mask parents had a choice though️ we’d be doomed. Trumps kid won’t be in the classroom. Just today, since wed, 1005 new cases and 18 deaths.
KSU’s president has announced that KSU cannot legally expell the student for his George Floyd comments which I think most here knew that was the case. They are creating some new diversity programs to appease the student athletes since expulsion would be illegal in this case.
@justanotherfan said in Ivanka not welcome in wichita:
@FarmerJayhawk said in Ivanka not welcome in wichita:
So after an almost 4 hour KBOR meeting, they put out a meaningless statement and Pres. Golden stays. Nobody ends up looking good. Well done everyone!
It was for show. They couldn’t fire him without destroying any chance of getting a decent replacement. They also risked losing students over it. They might have gained some conservative students, but given the school’s location, that’s unlikely.
They had to appear to appease the political actors, but their hands were tied. Who would have wanted that job after seeing the previous holder get canned only a few months in?
And for losing 8 figures in donations and pledges to the school for how he handled it.
We should invite dissenting opinions, uncomfortable symbols, and all that is freedom.
Absolutely. The problem I’m having with free speech these days is the amplifying and bias that comes from social media consciously and unconsciously via machine learning algorithms.
For example, Facebook changing their platform to foster a sense of community inadvertently leading toward the large scale growth of Q Anon supporters.
Throwing in big media and a president promoting conspiracy theories and it’s a mess.
There’s nothing wrong with freedom of speech (and a lot right!), but public figures and corporations fostering disinformation for personal benefit, society be damned, is a problem.
It’s not so different than your concerns about thug culture being glorified.
Freedom of speech needs to be protected. But it also can be a threat to itself.