Columbians in the Portal

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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by Oracle » Fri Sep 15, 2023 4:51 pm

That's correct, I was not advocating a 3rd meet n greet. In fact, I don't even like the term. For lack of a better choice of words -- if wrestle-offs are going to continue to be meaningless, then turn them into a different kind of event like Navy used to do or still does -- is that better?

A friend of mine used to say "There's always someone who thinks you're an a$$-hole." There are quite a few here who think that of me -- not to worry. At my old age, I try to add to the discourse what others might find interesting. If that makes me an a-hole, I'm ok with that.


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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by JoeV » Sat Sep 16, 2023 1:26 am

Odd that another paper, using the same Texas data, came to the same conclusion as the paper whose data you claim has been manipulated.

https://www.cato.org/blog/new-research- ... on-crime-0

So, both sets of authors were manipulating the data?

More research, using data from around the country: https://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep2484 ... b_contents

An interesting paper that references (and refutes) your paper: https://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep2828 ... db60&seq=2

(emphasis added)
Another study examined an Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) data release of prison admissions from January
1985 through June 2017. This study found that: “Undocumented immigrants have the highest [conviction] rates,
whereas documented immigrants actually have lower rates
than do U.S. citizens.”9
A rebuttal to this study alleged that
a crucial flaw in methodology—an inability to separate legal
from illegal immigrants in the data—rendered its findings
unreliable, and that a proper accounting would have illegal
immigrants convicted at a lower rate than their share of the
state’s population.10
The original author responded with a defense of the study,
claiming that combining illegal and legal categories would
still imply immigrants as a whole are convicted at a disproportionate rate.11 This prompted an additional follow-up
response claiming that the original author did not respond
to the central claim in the rebuttal—that the author misinterpreted the variable upon which the study was based.12 An
independent investigation found that some of the people the
original author claims he consulted for guidance on interpreting the data said: “[T]hey had no hand in his work and
did not give him advice.”13 Additionally, the Arizona Department of Corrections told the fact checkers that “its data
set does not distinguish between legal and undocumented
immigrants.”
What does your "common sense" say about the paper you cite, and your willingness to believe it without looking into it?
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Thank you for additional fodder…

The other paper you reference using the same Texas data was prepared by Alexander Nowrasteh, a self described radical advocate for open borders. His co-author, Michelangelo Landgrave, is a joint fellow of the Department of Politics and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics.

So, yes, both sets of authors are manipulating data to influence policy decisions.

The more research using data from around the Country you present was also prepared by Nowrasteh and Landgrave (the same agenda-driven “authors”!)

The interesting paper that refutes mostly regurgitates information in the previous papers you reference, and was prepared by the R Institute, which is largely funded by leftist groups the Helwlett Foundation, Energy Foundation, and the Foundation to Promote Open Society (George Soros!)

This information is easily researched and available online.

So, you came with references to “studies and papers” prepared by a very small group of propagandists manipulating data to influence policy, and I came with exposing it for what it is.

I reject everything you have presented. You go on and believe the “studies” you found on the internet, unfortunately many do.
And keep on repeating your mantra of “but I brought facts”.

The “facts” presented are from agenda driven liars, and I will never accept or believe anything they or you submit.
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by legger » Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:10 am

JoeV wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 1:26 am
I reject everything you have presented. You go on and believe the “studies” you found on the internet, unfortunately many do.
And keep on repeating your mantra of “but I brought facts”.

The “facts” presented are from agenda driven liars, and I will never accept or believe anything they or you submit.
**** JoeV: Never look for Truth or Real Logic from any Leftist. "Reality is a place they seldom visit and when they do, they do not remain there for very long." N M is just another over educated leftist Ivy Leaguer, who will only put out Worn Out Liberal Propaganda.

Now can we really get back to wrestling, especially any discussions about the upcoming season? Hopefully Yes.
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by whiz wit » Sat Sep 16, 2023 10:14 am

Hey Leggs, the problem is that they start getting brainwashed early in their school days and by the time they've graduated college that shit is in their brains like concrete. From that point on, most of them only look for information that will confirm what they believe. A small minority have enough intellectual curiosity to see if there's another side, but when reality strikes, they just can't bring themself to admit that they've been wrong all those years and they go through all kinds of contortions to convince themselves that they're right.
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by NothingMeaningful » Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:20 pm

whiz wit wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 10:14 am Hey Leggs, the problem is that they start getting brainwashed early in their school days and by the time they've graduated college that shit is in their brains like concrete. From that point on, most of them only look for information that will confirm what they believe. A small minority have enough intellectual curiosity to see if there's another side, but when reality strikes, they just can't bring themself to admit that they've been wrong all those years and they go through all kinds of contortions to convince themselves that they're right.
Can't wait for you non-leftists to come armed with data instead of insults. Since that ain't gonna happen, you can continue your circle-jerk.
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by Mountain Hawk » Sat Sep 16, 2023 3:20 pm

NothingMeaningful wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:20 pm [quote="whiz wit" post_id=57015 time=<a href="tel:1694873684">1694873684</a> user_id=419]
Hey Leggs, the problem is that they start getting brainwashed early in their school days and by the time they've graduated college that shit is in their brains like concrete. From that point on, most of them only look for information that will confirm what they believe. A small minority have enough intellectual curiosity to see if there's another side, but when reality strikes, they just can't bring themself to admit that they've been wrong all those years and they go through all kinds of contortions to convince themselves that they're right.
Can't wait for you non-leftists to come armed with data instead of insults. Since that ain't gonna happen, you can continue your circle-jerk.
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NothingMeaningful wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 2:20 pm
whiz wit wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 10:14 am Hey Leggs, the problem is that they start getting brainwashed early in their school days and by the time they've graduated college that shit is in their brains like concrete. From that point on, most of them only look for information that will confirm what they believe. A small minority have enough intellectual curiosity to see if there's another side, but when reality strikes, they just can't bring themself to admit that they've been wrong all those years and they go through all kinds of contortions to convince themselves that they're right.
Can't wait for you non-leftists to come armed with data instead of insults. Since that ain't gonna happen, you can continue your circle-jerk.
Dude. You’re just embarrassing yourself here.
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by legger » Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:42 pm

whiz wit wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 10:14 am Hey Leggs, the problem is that they start getting brainwashed early in their school days and by the time they've graduated college that shit is in their brains like concrete. From that point on, most of them only look for information that will confirm what they believe. A small minority have enough intellectual curiosity to see if there's another side, but when reality strikes, they just can't bring themself to admit that they've been wrong all those years and they go through all kinds of contortions to convince themselves that they're right.
+ 1000%
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by legger » Sat Sep 16, 2023 4:44 pm

Mountain Hawk wrote: Sat Sep 16, 2023 3:20 pm

Dude. You’re just embarrassing yourself here.
**** MH: The funny thing is Leftists do not even realize they are embarrassing themselves.
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by LU in the Hub » Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:56 am

:twisted: :evil:
Red Blades wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:13 pm
LU in the Hub wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:02 pm
Red Blades wrote: Tue Sep 12, 2023 4:09 pm

I'm generally inclined to let lunatics rant to their hearts content without comment - but this is just so far over the top, I've gotta laugh! Did I miss something? Has MH been elected dictator!? :lol: :lol: :lol:

We're not going away, MH.
Laugh at your own risk, you ultra-left, Ivy League, pointy head…

As soon as we certify the new electors, I have it on good authority that all you Commies are gonna get a noogie!
Actually, I've always considered myself more of a moderate Democrat - which makes me a reactionary right wing fanatic here in NYC, and a flaming liberal west of the Delaware! :roll:
BTW, Blades, my post was attempt at over-the-top humor, but I'm not sure it came off that way.
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Re: Columbians in the Portal

Post by Red Blades » Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:34 pm

LU in the Hub wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:56 am :twisted: :evil:
Red Blades wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:13 pm
LU in the Hub wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 3:02 pm Laugh at your own risk, you ultra-left, Ivy League, pointy head…

As soon as we certify the new electors, I have it on good authority that all you Commies are gonna get a noogie!
Actually, I've always considered myself more of a moderate Democrat - which makes me a reactionary right wing fanatic here in NYC, and a flaming liberal west of the Delaware! :roll:
BTW, Blades, my post was attempt at over-the-top humor, but I'm not sure it came off that way.
I thought so too - and my point being, I've been called worst things than "ultra-left, Ivy League, pointy head", from both sides of the aisle! Laughing along with you (I think!) at the insanity of all the labeling of "others". :roll: ;)
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