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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2820 on: August 19, 2020, 02:15:00 pm »
This is a good article worth the read.

 But it is what is called a first world problem.  A rich guy complaining he will have to move to a second tier city like Dallas.  He can run his hedge fund from anywhere.  Many are in Whitefish, Montana.  He just won't be able to go to the theater or eat fancy food.  Where is my "care" emoji ?

He forgot that Walmart was a big factor in the demise of small town life and businesses.  That was just the start.

I'm sure that NYU and Baruch and CCNY will adjust.  In the mean time many people moving out of NYC will end up in small towns with colleges like Sherman, Belton, Middlebury, and Meadville. It can only be a positive for them.   
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2821 on: August 19, 2020, 02:43:39 pm »
While you're hunting for your "care" emoji, I'll point out that not everybody who is contemplating a move from a major city is a rich guy. For example, a lot of people who run small storefront businesses here in Chicago have boarded them up and left, either because nobody's leaving their houses and apartments much anymore to buy things or because property is now insecure due to rioting and looting that has broken down law and order, or both. And people who worked for those small storefront businesses, as well as for any number of other businesses here and who likewise don't qualify as "rich guys," are being pushed out as well.

The nice thing about a "care" emoji is that you can't use it up. You can use it both for the people in small towns who got put out of business by Wal-Mart, or who will get put out of business if the local small liberal arts college goes belly-up, and for the former mom-and-pop-store owners in the big cities as well.

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2822 on: August 19, 2020, 03:30:29 pm »
Was reading a story about techies abandoning SF now that they can work remotely and live elsewhere for much less.  Having worked for companies that had different payscales for high-cost locations I do wonder how much longer it will be before the Googles, the Facebooks, and the Microsofts take action to reduce the salaries of those who no longer are required or opt to live in such high-cost areas.

According to a recent article in Business Insider, housing inventory in San Francisco is up 96% since February, unlike Boston, LA, Miami, Seattle, or Washington DC where inventory is flat or down in the same period.


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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2823 on: August 21, 2020, 10:50:36 am »
New York Tech, a D2 school on Long Island, shuts down its entire athletic department for at least 2 years. I'm thinking longer than that.

https://nyitbears.com/news/2020/8/20/general-new-york-tech-to-suspend-its-ncaa-programs.aspx

Are small college presidents shifting their reasoning away from "athletics drives enrollment"? Real bad news for D3 if so.

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2824 on: August 25, 2020, 11:11:21 am »
I wouldn't draw too many inferences from the example of New York Tech, vis-a-vis D3. First of all, D2 as a whole is a very different animal than D3. Second, New York Tech is, as the name implies, a STEM school, which likewise makes it atypical for a small school in terms of student profile, academic programming, and admissions philosophy. And, third, intercollegiate athletics at New York Tech is still very much a niche activity; the press release says that "currently, close to 250 student-athletes are enrolled at New York Tech." That means that about 1 in 15 NYIT students is a student-athlete ... which, again, is a stark contrast to the percentage of students at most D3 colleges and universities that play sports.
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2825 on: August 28, 2020, 08:56:23 pm »
I will leave this here, take form it what you want:
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/04/an_effective_covid_treatment_the_media_continues_to_besmirch_143875.html

Unless I am missing something this is eye opening.

Notice they did not include Brazil among the early users of HCQ? They cherry-picked the data for countries very effectively. Brazil handed it out like candy and the country is almost as much a hot mess as we are. Other countries that didn't use HCQ faired well also with contact tracing, isolation, and testing, like South Korea and New Zealand. Articles like this, and some that have come out demonizing HCQ, have very efficiently ONLY used data that helps their cause. It has a great WOW factor for politics, it's absolute garbage for science.

There is no conclusive data on HCQ, no matter how either side wants desperately to point it out for political purposes. There are some half formed studies that show it works and other half-formed studies that show it either doesn't work or is harmful in bad doses. But it's all half-formed and unproven. That's the problem with politics intruding on science as badly as it has with this disease. We demand fast answers, and science isn't geared for fast.

The most interesting test of this will be Russia's relatively untested and completely unproven "vaccine." Provided we get accurate data, which is probably about a 0% chance...

That's quite the audacious skill.  Cherry picking while accusing those you disagree with of cherry picking.  Chew on this and then ignore it.

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2826 on: August 29, 2020, 12:05:26 pm »

I really don't care about this fight at all, but I do care about logic. Assuming that graph displays correct info, it's assuming hcq is the only factor in the COVID death rate. If it isn't the only factor, a graph like this is basically worthless.
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2827 on: August 30, 2020, 06:06:45 pm »

I really don't care about this fight at all, but I do care about logic. Assuming that graph displays correct info, it's assuming hcq is the only factor in the COVID death rate. If it isn't the only factor, a graph like this is basically worthless.

An indictment of every claim ever.  I suspect with 99.999% certainty that your application of this insight is limited.  See if you can figure out why logically that must be true.  If you can't then your enthusiasm scientific empiricism is basically worthless.
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2828 on: August 30, 2020, 06:29:19 pm »

Correlation vs causation is like first week intro to Sociology stuff.
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2830 on: September 06, 2020, 12:36:04 am »
Three part analysis of information originally published in the New York Times.

https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/09/03/ny-times-up-to-90-testing-positive-for-c19-virus-not-infectious-but-problem-actually-much-worse/

The Nobel-Prize-Winning inventor of PCR testing, Kary Mullis, opposed the use of PCR testing for viruses.

From Part 2 of the articles...

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“PCR” stands for polymerase chain reaction, the biochemical process developed by a researcher named Kary Mullis in 1983 that the test uses.

Though it was important enough to earn Mullis a Nobel Prize, most are unaware that PCR wasn‘t designed to test for viruses at all.

Mullis invented it to synthesize genetic material for research purposes and, in fact, was strongly opposed to the way it wound up being used to test for the HIV virus.

Mullis’s process takes segments of DNA through a “cycle” that doubles the amount. That might not seem like a big deal, but it starts to add up pretty quickly.

If, for example, you ran a single segment of DNA through just 40 PCR cycles, you’d end up with 1 x 240 segments, which is over a trillion new copies.

This is a horrible scam being perpetrated on the American people.   No live virus has been found in any amplifications above 24 PCR cycles.  Why has the CDC not adhered to this standard?
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2831 on: September 06, 2020, 02:25:42 pm »
First they came for the Indians. Next the Cancel Culture is coming for the Colonels...

https://whdh.com/news/curry-college-plans-to-replace-colonel-mascot-with-logo/

This looks like a Commonwealth Coast Conference story -- not sure it rises to the level of Future of Division III.
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