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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 05:39:25 PM EST
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Life expectency used to be much shorter. There were all sorts of infectious diseases. Many religions seem to think of nothing else. Did our brains get redesigned recently?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 05:48:44 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Oct 5th, 2020 at 02:16:21 PM EST
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US Physicist Denounces UK Nobel Laureate's 'Illegitimate' Theory of Consecutive Universes
The most successful theoretical mechanism for extending the Big Bang has been cosmic inflation
sez Know-It-All Lewis and Clarke University professor and writer for Forbes magazine Ethan Siegel.
by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 10:32:03 PM EST
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I think Siegel's articles are great. It's tough to explain cosmology without math.

The dispute about Penrose's idea is just a typical scientific dispute. It will be a footnote--at best--in textbooks a couple of decades from now.

by asdf on Sat Oct 10th, 2020 at 02:36:03 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat Oct 10th, 2020 at 03:01:26 PM EST
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I warned you: CENSUS2020 is going to be great.

Now, hold on to your hats for RE-DRAW LITIGATION2021!

by Cat on Tue Oct 13th, 2020 at 10:55:47 PM EST
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response rates to date, with 2 wks remaining of the court-ordered extension.

Whoever did not want to be found most certainly will not be counted. They will be estimated as is the custom. Bank on it.

by Cat on Tue Oct 13th, 2020 at 11:01:16 PM EST
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Supreme Court tees up census case over whether Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants
The court's announcement teed up oral arguments in the case for Nov. 30, an ACCELERATED timeline that paves the way for a potential decision before the Census Bureau is set to deliver the population counts to Trump's desk at the end of the year.
mmm, while the DNC Axes of Assets agitated to extend census collection to 31 Oct, congress failed to modify the statutory reporting deadline, which Census Bureau requested last summer, to April 2021.

Trump v New York

WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?
(1) Whether a group of states and local governments have standing under Article III of the Constitution to challenge a July 21, 2020, memorandum by President Donald Trump instructing the secretary of commerce to include in his report on the 2020 census information enabling the president to exclude ["]noncitizens["] from the base population number for purposes of apportioning seats in the House of Representatives;
and (2) whether the memorandum is a permissible exercise of the president's discretion under the provisions of law governing congressional apportionment.

NO, NO, LOL. btw, For all the agita forthcoming the 9th associate justice, don't expect an opinion before 2 Jan 2021 or even 30 Jan--allowing a new admin DOJ to moot the petition and decision.

by Cat on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 04:10:17 PM EST
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btw, Trump v Vance is relaxing in D.C. cir on remand. Y'all remember that one, doncha?
"score": 7-2, the LAST MONUMENT OF CONSERVATIVE POLITICIZATION to weight the Anti-RBG scales of drama.

Back From the Supreme Court, House Pushes DC Circuit for Trump [TAXES]

For U.S. Circuit Judge David Tatel, however, the more prudent move would be to wait until after the next Congress convenes on Jan. 3.
by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 11:51:12 PM EST
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BULLETIN


[US District Ct Enjoins] Trump Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants From Census
"The policy which the presidential memorandum attempts to enact has already been rejected by the Constitution, the applicable statutes and 230 years of history," the panel wrote in a 93-page summary judgment
by Cat on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 12:11:03 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed Oct 21st, 2020 at 12:12:59 AM EST
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Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of US
There are also concerns about the quality of the data obtained.
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Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that a first look at the data collection operation indicates "an extremely successful execution." He noted that the 67% self-response rate this year was higher than the 66.5% reached during the [NO CITIZENSHIP Q] 2010 census.
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Civil rights groups and others are pushing [BWAH!] Congress to extend the bureau's deadline for turning in apportionment numbers for congressional seats from Dec. 31 to the end of next April.
thwarted by disasters of BIBLICAL PROPORTION amicus briefs developing ...
by Cat on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 10:36:55 PM EST
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The Sheldon-Feinstein Effect
by Cat on Wed Oct 21st, 2020 at 04:30:29 PM EST
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