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The Halos of Barack Obama
Posted: 08 March 2012 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 136 ]
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I remember reading in the Kahneman’s latest book, “Thinking Fast and Slow,” that a (very generous!) correlation between the quality of a CEO and a firm’s success is no more than 0.3. IOW, not much. I don’t think the influence of a president would be much bigger. Why should it?

I imagine a president (or a CEO) in a way goes with the flow and whatever that flow is, depends on a zillion of factors. But I understand we need scapegoats and heroes, FOX and MSNBC want to keep making money, and people in general need to keep acting like a bunch of apes that we are, pounding on our chest and cheering (or not) for the alpha male.

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Posted: 08 March 2012 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 137 ]
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What the hell brought this stale thread back to life???

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Posted: 08 March 2012 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 138 ]
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traveler - 08 March 2012 08:58 AM

What the hell brought this stale thread back to life???

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Posted: 08 March 2012 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 139 ]
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No clue how that happened…. red face

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Posted: 08 March 2012 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 140 ]
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Write4U - 08 March 2012 02:36 PM

No clue how that happened…. red face

Well, be more careful next time!  LOL

(I’ve accidentally done that before myself. And there’s no guarantee I won’t again.)

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Posted: 08 March 2012 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 141 ]
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Write4U - 08 March 2012 02:36 PM

No clue how that happened…. red face

Probably a spammer dredged the thread up from the abyss. Happens a lot. Then we delete the spammer’s account, but if someone else has replied in the meanwhile ...

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Posted: 08 March 2012 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 142 ]
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Write4U - 08 March 2012 02:36 PM

No clue how that happened…. red face

Perhaps you were inspired by our saintly President to ressurrect the thread.  There will be a time to carefully delineate all of our dear leader’s accomplishments, before the coming general election.  Perhaps, it will be when the onslaught of negativity from the Rushlimbaughcans (I mean Republicans) becomes overwhelming, once they have chosen their candidate.

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Posted: 08 March 2012 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 143 ]
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Well. one positive, there are some newcomers and it’s an important neutral record of both parties…. smile

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