Obama’s Jobs Record

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That’s called Mathematical Malpractice. And the video is textbook about how to tear these “true but false” claims apart.

The Fed decided to start Quantitative Easement Three today. I won’t pretend I understand all the ins and outs. I’ve heard conflicting analyses from people who do understand it. But let’s hope it does some good. Something has to.

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    Hal

    You never got back to me, and perhaps you were traveling (to get a valid ID) but where are these people living in PA. Maybe I can send them some gas money.

    Please keep in mind the average automobile will travel approx. 200 mile (@50mph) in 4 hours. Exactly where do these people live and exactly what type of ID is required in Pennsylvania Hal?

    BTW is it uphill both going and coming?

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  2. Hal_10000 *

    Please keep in mind the average automobile will travel approx. 200 mile (@50mph) in 4 hours. Exactly where do these people live and exactly what type of ID is required in Pennsylvania Hal?

    Two related issues. In the more rural areas of the state, there are no PennDOT centers so you have to drive to a big city to get one. Second, in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, there have been multi-hour waits as PennDOT has limited facilities.

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  3. Biggie G

    I hate to contribute to a threadjack, so if you want to move over to the other post where you brought this up, please do so.

    However, I find these claims of the difficulties in getting an ID to seem wildly exaggerated. I did a little search on the PennDot website http://tinyurl.com/8otm9k9 searching the entire state for sites where I can get a photo ID or a driver’s license. I got 72 results. According to Wikipedia PA has 67 counties. Even if Philly and Pittsburgh have multiple offices, that averages to one per county. So, even if your rural county does not have a PennDOT office, I cannot believe that it is a 3 or 4 house drive to the nearest one.

    If it still takes that long in PA to get stuff done at PennDOT, then that is a disgrace. But, is the incompetence of the government evidence of an attempt to disenfranchise minorities?

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  4. Kimpost

    But, is the incompetence of the government evidence of an attempt to disenfranchise minorities?

    No, but it probably should make one think that some issues need to be addressed before demanding voter ID.

    I personally think that Democrats should accept Republican demands for voter-ID, even if they think that the problem is small. But in return Republicans should work their asses of for making ID free and extremely easy to get. Welfare officers should issue them without applications. Schools should hand hem out to everyone over 18, also sans application. If you can dream up a (secure) way to help spreading ID:s, then that way should be considered.

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  5. Kimpost

    On topic, excellent video. I cannot find fault with that at all. ‘Mathematical Malpractice’ is exactly what it is.

    I agree. I like these kinds of breakdowns. Beats ordinary shout-fests every time.

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  6. CM

    Totally. That’s the perfect way to do it.
    Reminds me of Peter Sinclair’s ‘Climate Denial Crock of the Week’ series. Hal, no doubt you’re aware of that.

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  7. Hal_10000 *

    Reminds me of Peter Sinclair’s ‘Climate Denial Crock of the Week’ series. Hal, no doubt you’re aware of that.

    Yes, I’ve seen them. Dont’ post them here for obvious reasons. Most of the time, they’re good for precisely the reason you cite: he takes a specific argument and refutes it with fact. There were a couple I didn’t care for, like the wind power one which seemed almost a commercial for the industry.

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  8. Argive

    Two related issues. In the more rural areas of the state, there are no PennDOT centers so you have to drive to a big city to get one. Second, in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, there have been multi-hour waits as PennDOT has limited facilities.

    I’m a Philadelphia resident. There are only five PennDOT driver’s license centers in the whole city (of 1.5 million people). Also, people tend to rely pretty heavily on public transit here and thus the number of people who don’t have driver’s licenses is higher than in other cities.

    So, even if your rural county does not have a PennDOT office, I cannot believe that it is a 3 or 4 house drive to the nearest one.

    10 counties have no driver’s license center. There are 13 counties in which the centers are only open 1 day per week. Makes it tough for people in central PA, especially those working hourly wage jobs.

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  9. AlexInCT

    How far a walk is it? You know for those people without cars?

    How are they getting there to vote then? Maybe the bus that picks them up and tours the state so they can vote, and vote often, can also give them a ride to pick up their ID?

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