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7:18 PM, 20 August 2014



Jim Miller on Politics

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Pseudo-Random Thoughts


Some Possibly Good News And Some Bad News On Ebola:  Both in the same New York Times article.

Researchers are happy to have the two missionaries, Mrs. Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, back in the United States because they can use them to find better ways of treating Ebola patients.
“We hope to learn a great deal from them,” said Dr. Bruce S. Ribner, who is leading the team of infectious disease specialists treating the two at Emory. “They may be asked, when they recover, to participate in additional testing.  But the focus now is to help them survive.”
. . .
Dr. Ribner said the key to treating Ebola patients was supportive care — things like stabilizing blood pressure and pulse, maintaining the body’s balance of fluids and salts, and giving transfusions if needed.  He said the idea was to keep patients alive long enough to allow their own immune systems to kick in and fight off the virus, which begins to happen two or three weeks into the illness.
So, if I understand what Dr, Ribner is implying, we may be able to improve the survival rate, greatly, with this kind of extensive supportive care.  And, after a person recovers, they are then immune to the virus that attacked them.

The bad news — and this is something I did not know (or had forgotten)— is that there are five different types of the Ebola virus, and survivors of one are not immune to the other four.

(There are many more technical details on the virus in this Wikipedia article.)
- 7:18 PM, 20 August 2014   [link]


What's Right With Kansas?  Among other things, it's one of the cheapest states to live in.

Why?  A number of reasons, but this one may be the most important.
The wide range between states is in part due to the number of large cities in each state.

"As people gather into densely-packed cities, the price of real estate in those cities rises as people and businesses compete for ownership of scarce land," Alan M. Cole, an economist at the Tax Foundation, wrote in an email to The Huffington Post.
According to the study, a family living in Kansas has about a 25 percent advantage over one living in California or New York.

If you are feeling mischievous, you might pass this information on to Thomas Frank.

(For the record, I think that you really want to do this kind of study at a county level, though it does tell us something.  And I doubt that their answers are really accurate to the penny.)
- 4:41 PM, 20 August 2014   [link]


Babies Do It Before They Are Born, Fish Do It, Birds Do It, But Bees Don't Do It:  What's that?  There are a number of possible answers to that question, but the one I am thinking of is in this Wall Street Journal article, "The Real Reason We Yawn".

Scientists aren't ready to say they are certain they have found that reason, but:
A leading hypothesis is that yawning plays an important role in keeping the brain at its cool, optimal working temperature.  The brain is particularly sensitive to overheating, according to Andrew Gallup, an assistant professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Oneonta.  Reaction times slow and memory wanes when the brain's temperature varies even less than a degree from the ideal 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
So, we yawn more often during the summer than the winter.

And the contagious effect of yawning, our tendency to yawn when others do?  Here's one possibility:
Dr. Gallup theorizes contagious yawning may be a method for promoting "group vigilance" against potential predators or other threats.  Other research on chimpanzees, bonobos and baboons suggests contagious yawning is more common among family and friends than among strangers, Dr. Gallup said.
That strikes me as plausible, but awfully hard to test.

If this is true, then, if someone yawns after you do, they are on your side.

(According to a graphic accompanying the article, most vertebrates yawn, "including fish, turtles, crocodiles and birds".  Babies, according to another graphic, start to yawn at about the end of the first trimester.  So they have had about six months of practice by the time they are born.)
- 4:13 PM, 20 August 2014   [link]


"Gaza Truce Crumbles"  You have probably seen or heard that sentence in a headline, or in the body of an article, even if you don't pay much attention to the news.

Bing found more than 200,000 million examples, including this recent one from ABC.  (Similarly, Google found more than 120,000 examples.)

The sentence, though common, has been false in every example I have seen.  The Gaza truces do not "crumble', they are broken by Hamas, and then Israel responds.  Often you can learn this simple fact even from the first paragraphs of a story with that headline.

So why do our journalists keep using that sentence?  Laziness is part of the answer, I suppose, but I think mainly it is intended to keep us from blaming the side that broke the truce, Hamas.

Question:  Does it make sense to keep seeking a general agreement with a terrorist organization that keeps breaking specific agreements?

(Here's a similar headline example from the New York Times.)
- 11:02 AM, 20 August 2014   [link]


Filling Up In The US And Venezuela:  Yesterday, I filled up my car with gasoline.  It cost me a smidgen more than 41 dollars for a smidgen less than 11 gallons.

If I had been in Venezuela, I could have filled it up for about a dime.  (Although the post doesn't mention it, in the past some service stations in Venezuela have sold car washes — with a free fill-up tossed in as a bonus.)

Miguel Octavio, who is not a fan of the current regime, agrees with their general argument that the price is too low, and explains what he thinks it should be, and why.

In his discussion, he adds this, which I had not seen before:
Finally, there is the Cuba and Petrocaribe argument.  They are valid, but you can’t tie one to the other.  The opposition should raise a stink and point out that we give Cuba and those countries very cheap gasoline.  In the case of Cuba, the Government of that island sells it at international prices and makes money.
There's another ironic detail in these arrangements.  Some Venezuelan oil is refined in the United States and some gasoline is shipped from the US to Venezuela.  So, in effect, the regime pays American companies, so that the regime can subsidize the well-off in Venezuela, and the Cuban regime.

(If the Venezuelan regime were to ask me for advice — which is not quite impossible, but is highly unlikely — I'd suggest they begin by ending the Cuban subsidy.  (Theoretically, they get doctors in exchange for the oil and gasoline.)  Then I would plan to allow the gasoline price to rise to the international level, in steps, over, say, a ten year period.)
- 6:52 AM, 20 August 2014   [link]


Here Are Almost Complete Numbers for the Alaska senate primary.

As you can see, the Democrats did not get their preferred Republican candidate, Joe Miller.

And here's a moderately biased article on the contest.
- 6:15 AM, 20 August 2014   [link]


Remember Jumping Jim Jeffords?  He passed away on Monday, and received his New York Times obituary yesterday.

Which had a remarkable error:
Correction: August 20, 2014
A subheading in some editions on Tuesday with an obituary about the former United States senator Jim Jeffords misidentified the state he represented.  As the obituary correctly noted, he was from Vermont, not Rhode Island.
As any New Englander can tell you, there is a considerable difference between Vermont and Rhode Island.

(The obituary, in my opinion, does not correctly explain why Jeffords switched parties.   They say:
As chairman of the Education and Labor Committee (in 1999, under his watch, the name was changed to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions), he had become frustrated by what he viewed as Republican parsimony.  He was especially unhappy with a tax-cutting bill backed by President Bush that diminished funding for public education and that did not provide full support for a program that would bring special education students into the mainstream.
A budget bill might contain both tax cuts and changes in education funding, but a tax-cutting bill would not.  Moreover, Bush had campaigned on increasing federal support for education, and was about to deliver on that promise, through the No Child Left Behind Act.

Having said that, I have to add that I have never seen a really adequate explanation for his switch.   It is true that he had become less and less in tune with his party ideologically, but there have been many senators with similar problems who did not switch.  Moreover, the Republican party had not punished him, as they could have.)
- 5:23 AM, 20 August 2014   [link]


The Re-Capture Of The Mosul Dam is very good news.
Recapturing the dam has been a key focus of the last few days, due to warnings of catastrophic ramifications if the dam came under the control of IS militants who did not have the capabilities to carry out essential maintenance work on it.

According to US assessments, the dam has the potential to cause severe flooding in Mosul, and possibly even affect areas as far south as Baghdad.

The BBC's Jim Muir, who is at the dam complex, says that after several days of fighting, it is now firmly in the hands of Kurdish and Iraqi government forces.
The Telegraph puts the risks from the dam more dramatically, perhaps too dramatically:
If the dam is intentionally damaged, or even just not properly maintained, it could unleash a 60ft-high wall of water that would submerge Mosul, Iraq's second city, drowning hundreds of thousands of people, and even potentially flooding parts of Baghdad.
Since Mosul is currently in the hands of ISIS (aka ISIL, aka Islamic State), there was probably not much immediate risk of such a catastrophe.

And it is good to see these early successes in the counter-offensive, especially since they are happening without a large commitment of American air power, and with some cooperation between Kurdish forces and Iraqi government forces.  (As far as I can tell, all of the strikes have come from a single American carrier, the George H. W. Bush.)

In general, the side with the edge in air power has an enormous advantage in desert warfare, something military experts have known, at least since World War I.  (The British used airplanes against the Turks successfully during the fighting in the Middle East.)

There are ways of countering that advantage, but ISIS either doesn't have them, or has chosen, for now, not to use them.

(The BBC article, at the first link, has maps showing where the recent fighting has occurred.

Here's the Wikipedia article on the dam.)
- 3:47 PM, 19 August 2014   [link]


Time For A "Blue Flood" In Ferguson?  When the great urban riots started in the 1960s, it took some time for police departments to figure out how to control them.   Almost all of the failed tactics used in Ferguson, Missouri were tried then, with the same results.   Pulling back police does not calm a riot, nor do black spokesmen, if blacks are doing the rioting.

What did work was flooding the riot areas with police officers.  And some changes in tactics.   For instance, since police cars were often targets in the rioting, police departments learned to bring the officers into the area in buses, since it is a lot easier to guard a few buses than hundreds of police cars.  The buses were also used to carry away large groups of rioters.

The city of Ferguson does not have enough police officers to flood the riot area with blue, but there are certainly enough in the St. Louis area, especially now that Democratic Governor Jay Nixon finally called out the National Guard.

(The news accounts I've watched briefly on TV haven't been very informative, but this Washington Post article seems like a reasonable summary of what is happening there.

Although the rioters were predominately black in those urban riots, in some of the cities whites did join in the looting.  I don't recall the exact numbers, but five percent seems about right.   Incidentally, there were a few times when black and white looters were seen hitting the same stores, at the same time, with no conflict between them.)
- 7:38 AM, 19 August 2014   [link]


Montana's Republican Party Played A Dirty Trick On The New Democratic Senate Candidate, Amanda Curtis:  They put up a video consisting entirely of statements from — Amanda Curtis.

Newsbusters thinks many of those statements are odd.  I suspect many Montana voters will agree, but don't find it hard to believe that the Associated Press reporter they are criticizing missed that possibility.

(For the record:  I wouldn't describe her as a "moonbat", or "crazed".  Instead, she seems like a fairly typical urban Democrat, and thus perhaps a little out of place in Montana.  (Some would argue that many urban Democrats do fall into those two categories.  A few do, but most don't, in my opinion.)

The Republican candidate, Steve Daines, looks solid.  He has a degree in chemical engineering from Montana State, and had a series of successful business careers.  He hasn't always been successful in politics, but he has done well enough so that I think he is unlikely to make any amateur mistakes.

Here's the Wikipedia biography of Amanda Curtis, for comparison.

One interesting difference:  He and his wife have four children; she and her husband have none.)
- 5:01 PM, 18 August 2014   [link]


Stories In Black And White:  When I was quite young, perhaps even when I was in junior high school, I noticed that journalists (and almost everyone else) classified stories out of Africa by race.  (This was during the time of the Mau Mau uprising.)

At that time, here's how the hierarchy of stories went, from most to least important:

  blacks killing whites
  
  
  
  whites killing blacks
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  blacks killing blacks
  

(A decade earlier, during the North African campaign, whites killing whites would have been at the top, and all the others grouped near the bottom.)

Later, in Africa and elsewhere, the journalistic hierarchy changed to something like this:
  whites killing blacks

  whites killing whites
  
    
  
  
  blacks killing whites
  
  
  
  
  
  
  blacks killing blacks
  

These hierarchies have always seemed fundamentally racist to me, especially in the way they always put blacks killing blacks at the bottom.  (Jay Nordlinger apparently agrees, at least in part.)

Though racist, this is, alas, entirely natural.  As naturally tribal beings we humans love stories that pit one tribe against another, and we especially love those stories where the tribes are easy to identify.

And, unless we know how to think rationally, and watch ourselves very carefully, we tend to see what we want to see — and both generalize, often falsely, from those stories, and reject applying statistics to individual cases.

So I haven't said anything about the Michael Brown case, which currently so obsesses our "mainstream" journalists.  I don't like these racial hierarchies of importance, and I don't think there is much to be learned from any single fatal encounter.   Regardless of what actually happened.

It may be a sad story, it may be a source of profit to race hustlers and politicians, but it is not any more important than the murder of a six year old local girl, Jenice Wright.

(So far the hard evidence in the Brown case seems to support the police officer, rather than Brown's friend (and apparent accomplice).  So far.)
- 1:26 PM, 18 August 2014   [link]


How Many Birds Is That California Solar Plant Broiling?   There is now a rough (and disputed) estimate:
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.

Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.
. . .
Ivanpah officials dispute the source of the so-called streamers, saying at least some of the puffs of smoke mark insects and bits of airborne trash being ignited by the solar rays.
Here's a picture of one of the three bird-killing towers:

Ivanpah solar tower

And here's the Wikipedia article on the Ivanpah Solar Plant, with the usual caveats.

(The company is offering to spay and neuter cats, to make up for the birds the solar plant kills, arguing — correctly — that domestic cats kill way more birds than solar plants.  Opponents don't find that acceptable, arguing — correctly — that the birds cats kill are not the same mix of species that the solar plant kills.)
- 10:37 AM, 18 August 2014   [link]


The Chinese Who Can Leave China, often do.
Today, China's borders are wide open.  Almost anybody who wants a passport can get one.  And Chinese nationals are leaving in vast waves: Last year, more than 100 million outbound travelers crossed the frontiers.

Most are tourists who come home.  But rapidly growing numbers are college students and the wealthy, and many of them stay away for good.  A survey by the Shanghai research firm Hurun Report shows that 64% of China's rich—defined as those with assets of more than $1.6 million—are either emigrating or planning to.
The reasons vary, but one of the most common seems to be a desire to live in safer places.

Interestingly, the Chinese government is not clamping down on this exodus.  But they are trying to keep control over those who leave.
Another aspect of this massive population outflow hasn't yet drawn much attention.   Whatever their motives and wherever they go, those who depart will be shadowed by the organs of the Leninist state they've left behind.  A sprawling bureaucracy—the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council—exists to ensure that distance from the motherland doesn't dull their patriotism.  Its goal is to safeguard loyalty to the Communist Party.
. . .
But China's cross-border political activities are creating unease.  Consider Australia—one of the most popular destinations for Chinese students, emigrants and tourists, and a country where Mandarin Chinese is now the second-most widely spoken language after English.

"Chinese Australians are being lectured, monitored, organized and policed in Australia on instruction from Beijing as never before," wrote John Fitzgerald of Swinburne University of Technology, one of the country's foremost China experts, in an article published by the Asan Forum, a South Korean think tank.
Some American universities have been cooperating with the Chinese government by setting up "Confucius Institutes", which teach Chinese — and pass along the Beijing regime's propaganda.

If these millions of successful (and probably mostly very well informed) Chinese citizens are fleeing their home country, we might want to discreetly ask them why they are leaving that mixed capitalist/socialist paradise.

(There's more in this Q&A with political scientist James Jiann Hua To.)
- 7:19 PM, 17 August 2014   [link]


Forties Starlet Is Trying For A Comeback  And she might make it, though there were a few problems at an early appearance.
Maybe it was the three publicists in tow.  Maybe her hairdo was wilting under the hot television lights.  Maybe a dog, even a showbiz one, was just not meant to be a meteorologist.

Whatever the reason, Lassie seemed unfocused as the cameras rolled last month at KTTV, the Fox affiliate here.  Booked to help give the weather report, she woofed off cue and let loose a torrent of drool.
This time, they plan to have her do less acting, and more selling — which might work.   (Without naming any names, I can say that I would rather watch the dog than certain saleswomen (and salesmen).
- 6:43 PM, 17 August 2014   [link]


Mathematicians Will Like these fonts.  And will probably be able to figure out what they are illustrating, without reading the text.

(For the record:  I think I might have figured out the first, but am certain I would have been baffled by the second.)
- 3:00 PM, 16 August 2014   [link]


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