Forensics, Fraud and Fairness
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Dec 23, 2018 - 6:25pm
Forensics, Fraud and Fairness

Jennifer Mnookin, Dean of UCLA’s School of Law recently released a research paper on “The Uncertain Future of Forensic Science.” To begin with, the “science” of forensics always had a goal, and that was to “scientifically” prove that discovered evidence supported the conclusion that a person was guilty of a crime. The intention was to convict citizens who had committed crimes, an altogether honorable mission.   Iniquitous Experts As Dean Mnookin describes early forensics: “It’s not that anybody was trying to commit fraud or do something wrong, but these techniques did develop in ways that didn’t lead to them being tested carefully because the judges in these early cases didn’t require it. They just say, ‘you claim to be an expert? Sure.’” In the begin…

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To my fellow liberals: Understanding Trump’s…

What [Moderated Post] means: I will delete to protect the climate on my blog. If I delete, I’ll tell you why, at least the first time. It doesn’t mean you’re not welcome; it just means your deleted comment isn’t. I’ll give you a warning if I feel like it. If you show bl…

Jan 1, 2019 - 1:22am
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A Blunder of the US Constitution

The US Senate was indeed a unique social engineering invention. Its function was to allow each state to represent its own interest in Congress. So each state, by its own legislative process, elected or appointed its own person to serve as senator for a six-year term in Washington D.C. Note that neit…

Jan 1, 2019 - 12:16pm
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The Disease of War

I recently read a disintegrating little paperback on my bookshelves.  It probably belonged to my father, who was a public health doctor, with a masters in public health from Columbia University.  The book, Eleven Blue Men, consists of twelve stories about mysterious cases of sickness and d…

Jan 1, 2019 - 9:54pm
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Dear Black People

The worst enemy that blacks have is a certain group of white people.  Let me be more specific.  It (the worst enemy) is not the hyper-racist or neo-Nazis who are indeed an enemy; but whose number and influence are grossly exaggerated.  No, the worst enemy that blacks have are those wh…

Jan 3, 2019 - 11:26am
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Big Lies Dejure

There are some huge lies being told to people these days.  I'll list the top few.   1) Bitcoin has inherent value.  Bitcoin has the same value as a typical rock.  Rocks are useful but have no value.  Do some homework . . . find out what limit there is to the number of new cr…

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:11am
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  • - Jan 13, 2019 - 7:50pm
  • - by Bill H.
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The Disdainful Disease of Distinguished Deeds

A recently read a column from February of 2017 titled “The Disease of More” by Mark Manson, describes a cultural phenomenon of continually enhancing one’s life. Originally the “Disease of More” began as a malady described by basketball great Pat Riley, the leader of six…

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:51pm
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Reprehensively Rearranging our Representative Repu…

Eric W. Orts, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in “The Atlantic”   of January 2, 2019, has an ingenious solution to the problem of the U.S. Senate.  Ingenious is how he would describe his solution, not necessarily how I would describe it…

Jan 5, 2019 - 5:29pm
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Blaming Guns, Not Killers

It’s an interesting phenomenon that, when looking at murders, most of the time the crime is rightly blamed on the murderer. The only exception to that seems to be when it comes to firearms. When it’s learned that a gun was used in a crime, many hide their eyes, cover their ears, close th…

Jan 6, 2019 - 8:49am
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Climate Change or AGW has become a Cult

  I've decided to expand a reply I composed in an article titled, Global Warming Has To Be Proven, Not Disproven, which has disappeared.     Let me state at the outset, less than 15 yrs ago, I believed humanity was causing the planet to warm and that if we didn't do something to chang…

Jan 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
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TRUMP OR IS IT A CRIME TO KEEP CAMPAIGN PROMISES ?

  Statistics including arms sales, I guess.........   I just read that Mattis was fired. Donald Trump likes to fire and hire, apparently he only follows US traditions of the work market. Now, there is a news magazine called DER SPIEGEL in Germany, a neoliberal tabloid that used to keep up…

Dec 21, 2018 - 6:44am
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Why Keep the Fossil Fuel Industry Alive?

It is a simple profit maximization strategy really; DENY< DENY< DENY for as long as possible that your product is harmful, so that your business is kept alive far longer than it ever should have logically existed. This is achieved by playing on the general populations' short-term need for jobs…

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:37am
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If The World Hates You, Remember...

Do you ever wonder why so many people in the world hate Christians? Have you ever wondered why some governments, China for example, do not want Christianity in their land? What is it about following Jesus that causes such hostility?   Christians posses no physical army that would pose a militar…

Jan 1, 2019 - 2:47pm
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On Trump 2: Demographic Change (We Will Replace Yo…

Demographic Change   Demographic change has been a hallmark of what is now the United States, even before the area was the United States and even before Europeans settlers arrived.  This is nothing new.   Before European explorers and settlers arrived, Iroquoian Nations, such as…

Jan 4, 2019 - 10:21pm
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THE SHIT IS THE SHINOLA

  THE SHIT IS THE SHINOLA   Are you happy yet?   Tubularsock has run through all the major YouTube comedy shows to attempt to find at least ONE laugh that would relieve Tubularsock’s total and complete outrage and disgust about how far down we have come as a nation. WE ARE FUCK…

Jan 15, 2019 - 12:58am
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Demographic Surprise

Demographics says that America will not be white but will be brown due to the drop in birth rates of white and blacks. Happiness is reflected in birth rate.  The tunnel vision of the socialist and media drive toward turning the USA into a socialist state may not get the expected results.  …

Jan 7, 2019 - 5:47pm
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On Welfare
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On Welfare

Today, I’ll address questions like: Are we obliged to help others when they are in adversity? If so, under what conditions? Who, exactly, deserves our help? How well do current welfare states perform the task at hand? And how might we put together a system to do the job properly, helping those…

Jan 4, 2019 - 10:22am
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Censored - I have severed ties with Disqus and Lib…

Last night I severed ties with Disqus. This morning I severed ties with Liberty Headlines. While having a conversation with a fellow Veteran (Higherstandard13) on January 4, 2019, a comment I made was deleted as spam for some unknown reason. I invite you to read the comment and explain to me why it …

Jan 5, 2019 - 6:32pm
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It's time to play chess (why the current situation…

December 2018   The economic situation in a number of former Soviet republics can be called an emergency. However, the leading media do not speak about poverty, unemployment, dilapidated housing, deceived real estate investors and low wages. This picture resembles a conspiracy of silence, which…

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:00am
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Mr. President, Build the Wall, and ignore the libe…

It would seem pretty apparent that a nation ought to have borders.   Seem, I said.  However, not everyone in America is rational and reasonable.  So, those who are outside of America who profit off our misery and distress, have hijacked our media, and convinced tens of millions o…

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:27pm
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Firearm Selection

  It is the personal belief of the author, that no person should ever own less than a total of six firearms. The following six firearms should get anyone through everything from the every day hunting and plinking trip to the worst Hollywood depictions of the dystopian global future. Among thes…

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:03pm
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Paranoid Preppers and Faraday Cages

In 1859, what became known as “The Carrington Event” stemmed from a Solar Mass Coronal Ejection or CME coming from the sun. The Carrington Event was powerful enough to destroy the telegraph systems throughout Europe and the United States. It may be easy to laugh off the idea of losing th…

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:05am
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  • - by Leroy
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Homestead Security and Homeless Vets

Given some of the recent discussions here at the Writer Beat, it seemed like a good idea to post this item.    There is never any such creation as “the perfect defense” for a house, a business or any other structure, and certainly not for an entire isolated homestead completely…

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:23pm
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