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Devils Dose

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#1197130 Nevermind

Posted by Devils Dose on 25 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

I found it hard. It's hard to find. Oh well, whatever, nevermind.
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#1196050 Who is your significant other?

Posted by Devils Dose on 19 June 2013 - 07:49 PM

My right hand


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#1171653 attendance..

Posted by Devils Dose on 16 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Speaking of Flyers fans, got this gem last night during the 2nd intermission

Wait. Who takes pictures of other dudes in the bathroom? That's kind of messed up man.
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#1152157 Presidential Election Poll

Posted by Devils Dose on 24 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

so long as it doesn't affect anyone else.

But it always has. One of the earliest causes to politically organize women in this country was not female suffrage, but alcohol temperance because of abusive men, husbands, etc. People who use drugs have always hurt others and always will. Some people think it's better to try and prevent the trouble than it is to punish it after the fact. Prohibition comes with all sorts of troubles though, as we learned in the 1900s. So the public has divided the drugs between "too dangerous" (either highly addictive or causing extreme behavior) and "safe enough to regulate." More of the public is starting to move marijuana from the latter to the former, while almost nobody feels the same way about PCP. So there's the distinction in peoples' reactions.
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#1151835 Romney on the 47%

Posted by Devils Dose on 21 September 2012 - 11:31 AM

A quick chart of a study done in 2004, as more food for thought



Link to the paper itself


I wonder how they tried to quantify the bias. When I hear people really complain about biased reporting, it's not that the reporter said something like, "Obama did well" or "Obama was awful." People go nuts about bias when parts of stories are left out. Simple example: FoxNews anchor reports that gas prices have gone up 70% under Obama, liberal decries that the report leaves out that those starting prices were in the middle of a recession, accuses FoxNews of bias. It can't be easy to put a number on that. The conservative will say that the statistic is correct as reported, which it is. The liberal will say that the context is pertinent information. So would you score this a full point for bias, or not at all, or just a portion of one, and then how much. . .? I'm always in favor of measuring things analytically, but I just marvel at how difficult it is to do.

Wall Street Journal

Go figure :blink:

I'll reiterate something that I said before. I don't think that the biases of the reporters have the big effect that people seem to fear. Most people I know are decidedly conservative or liberal, and will only get their news from sources that tend to back their beliefs. This isn't the 1820s where one newspaper arrives at the saloon and everyone in town reads it. People have options and exercise them. Even on the occasion where somebody gets "stuck" with a particular news source (like being in a waiting room with MSNBC on the TV) that they don't like, they just sit there and criticize the reporting and are skeptical of every word that they hear. Doesn't seem to me like people leave room for a reporter to change their minds.
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#1126647 Why I'm not Bothered if We Lose the SCF

Posted by Devils Dose on 31 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

Sure I'll be bummed. But the next morning I'll get up, walk my dog, watch some tv and enjoy my time off. Then when school rolls around I'll hang a new Devils poster or banner in my classroom.
You just gotta keep L-I-V-I-N'

Well if any of us can't keep living after any kind of season ends, that person needs to take a step back. Yes, I realize that we're all just about insane in the first place; we all take pleasure in watching two teams of grown men use sticks to push a small cylinder of rubber across ice and attempt to put it through a three-sided structure of iron. It's absurd, but fun, and if people forget that the main purpose of this is entertainment, then it's time for them take a break.
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#1118361 The Official "2012 Playoffs Excitement" Thread

Posted by Devils Dose on 09 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

The Devils are cycling so well right now, NBCSports has invited them back in July for the Tour de France.
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#1096165 GDT: Devils vs. Bruins

Posted by Devils Dose on 02 March 2012 - 01:25 PM


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#1088576 Devils @ Rangers Viewing Party TONIGHT

Posted by Devils Dose on 06 February 2012 - 07:01 PM

It's a difficult place to park, but not having the time to take the PATH from Newark sort of forces my hand. No way I would miss this though.
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