Support Terrorism–Buy the Los Angeles Times

July 30, 2007 at 12:53 pm (POLITICS)

While the Washington Post is firmly entrenched as the ugly kid sister of the Jayson Blair Times, the Los Angeles Times has decided that it is now qualified to be the retarded family cousin that nobody talks about.



  1. gregdn said,

    I don’t suppose it’s occurred to you that I can read the Times and just disagree with them?

  2. micky2 said,

    As in the case with John walker and the L.A. times , there comes a time when you just have to say ” never again ” and kill them both. Each one is inexcusable.
    Enough is enough.

  3. Manny_Calavera said,

    I still do not understand how he was not executed for treason.

    Speaking sedition = JV
    Passing or revealing secrets = anywhere from Varsity to Pro
    Picking up an AK-47 against American troops = Championship round

  4. SomeGuy said,

    Eric, this comment is regarding your comment on Malkin’s blog regarding the Lancet study and Kane paper.

    You seem to be missing the argument entirely. The discussion is not regarding the validity of including a Falluja cluster. The 100K number from the 2004 Lancet does NOT include the Falluja data. The discussion is that Kane has tried to argue that by NOT including the falluja data, the variance was underestimated, and if you allow for the much larger varience of the data when you include the Falluja data, you can calculate a 95% CI for the RR that includes a region <=1. If you dont understand that so far, I can slow down and go over it for you.

    From here, Kane argues that if one includes Falluja, then one cannot reject the null hypothesis that the mortality rate stayed the same or decreased. The glaring flaw in this argument is that the presence of Falluja outliers could ONLY EVER skew the numbers higher, not lower. This is because the mortality rate in Falluja is so much higher than the distribution in the rest of the clusters, which compared to falluja are relatively close to 0 deaths per 1000. There is no possibility of the existence of a cluster with -200 to -100 deaths per 1000, because there is no such thing as a negative death. Furthermore, death rates below 2.2 per 1000 are essentially impossible in a nation. However, Kane argues that the existence of the falluja outlier increases the probability of these two cases, which we no a prior are impossible.

    Did that make sense or should we go back over it in more detail?



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  6. Gayle said,

    The LA Times is nothing more than a Communist rag, Eric. Nothing they publish surprises me anymore. What does surprise me is when liberal newspapers actually publish the truth.

  7. Craig said,

    “I don’t suppose it’s occurred to you that I can read the Times and just disagree with them?”

    I don’t suppose it’s occurred to you that you suffer from cognitive dysentery? What does your question have to do with the price of tea in China?

    This was Eric’s opinion, at no time did he suggest he had captured your feelings and whether or not you ‘just disagreed’ with the LA Times.

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  9. the Grit said,

    Hi Eric,

    I continue to think that it might be best if the rest of the country succeeded from the Union and left California holding the bag.

    I would also really, really like to have time to figure out what Some Guy is talking about 🙂

    the Grit

  10. micky2 said,

    Thank you grit, I dont fell so all alone now.
    I guess in order to figure out what he’s talking about, you have to figure out what he’s talking about.

  11. SomeGuy said,


    Did you click the link? Read his comment, and the paper at malkins site. There is a lot of discussion at deltoid and, but the bottem line is I’m trying to figure out where Eric got so confused when he made the comment.


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