[...] Gore: "Under the governor's plan, if you kept the same fee for service that you have now under Medicare, your premiums would go up by between 18% and 47%, and that is the study of the Congressional plan that he's modeled his proposal on by the Medicare actuaries."
Bush: "Look, this is a man who has great numbers. He talks about numbers. I'm beginning to think not only did he invent the internet, but he invented the calculator. It's fuzzy math. It's trying to scare people in the voting booth."
Mr Gore was talking sense and Mr Bush nonsense - but Mr Bush won the debate. With statistics, the voters just hear a patronizing policy wonk, and switch off.
For Mr Westen, stories always trump statistics, which means the politician with the best stories is going to win: "One of the fallacies that politicians often have on the Left is that things are obvious, when they are not obvious. [...]
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Just came across this little post - apparently it's the creation of a guy who is an economist and a political analyst and is in the process of creating a party called "Armenian Choice".
Read the post, it will crack you up. I am not going to translate it so as not to embarrass ourselves in front of the world. Link.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 3:59 PM
Friday, January 29, 2010
One of the political prisoners has completed his sentence and is now free. Mkrtich Sapeyan spent his 2.5 year sentence in a prison hospital due to poor health. Fortunately, he is now free and let's hope his persecution by the banditocracy stops.
As of today, around 25 political prisoners remain in Armenia.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 11:36 AM
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 9:59 AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 12:13 PM
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
[...]Tzina Tsalikian told a court that Epaminondas Korkoneas deliberately shot her 15-year-old son, who had as much value to them "as a cockroach". [...] The fatal shooting precipitated the worst riots in Greece's recent history, and led to a loss of national confidence in the police as an institution. [...]
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 4:38 PM
[...]In the video, he spoke out about corruption and illegal activities within the police force in his home town, saying he could no longer tolerate being told to arrest innocent people to meet monthly targets.[...]
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 4:35 PM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 10:49 AM
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I was watching an episode of "Harvard University' Justice with Michael Sandel". The lecture was about Kant and human autonomy and freedom.
Surprisingly, one of the audience members sitting on row 3 or 4 was dressed like Spiderman - dress, mask and all.He or she must have lost a bet and I am surprised s/he was allowed to to sit at the lecture.
Տպագրող՝ Ankakh_Hayastan at 8:14 PM