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Paul Brandon

Mankato, MN
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6 years 45 weeks

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Posted on 11/22/14 at 10:16 am in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

he/she would insure that there would not be a next Republican President.

Posted on 11/22/14 at 01:38 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

This election showed (once again) that low turnouts favor the (mostly white) Republican party.
If by 'for now' you mean for the next year, you may be right.
Enjoy it while you can.

Posted on 11/23/14 at 09:38 am in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

Border patrol spending has increased significantly under Obama.
He's also sending more troops back to Afghanistan, which is very expensive.
He's making a statement about priorities.

Posted on 11/23/14 at 06:31 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

to effectively paralyze the legislative branch of government.
Obama is testing how effectively this paralyzes the whole governmental system.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 07:08 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

upon what he vetos.
So far I haven't seen any positive proposals from the Republican side.
The only situation I can foresee where a veto actually shuts down the whole government is if the Republicans pass a funding bill in the House and Senate that contains an unrelated amendment.

that Barack Obama was unlikely to win the presidency in 2008.
And neither B. Obama or H. Clinton would have even been eligible to run for much of our country's history.
History is one guide to the future, but as Judis (and Erik) realize, far from a perfect predictor.

What reason does he have for picking this particular sample, other than it supports his hypothesis?

you're not likely to vote for ANY Democratic
('Whitewater' and 'Benghazi' are conservative dog whistles).

Posted on 11/20/14 at 09:51 am in response to Medicalization of ADHD is spreading globally, say researchers

Since there is no way to independently (in terms of using different types of measures such as physiological ones) verifying a diagnosis of ADHD, such a diagnosis must be suspect. The DSM is still basically a guidebook symptom categories; more useful to insurance companies than to psychologist, physicians or parents.

A remember a few studies (one in Science) forty or fifty years ago showing that ADHD was simply the high end of the activity continuum. Another showed that 'ADHD' kids...