Bill Turner 
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Re: “Report finds no violations in UR-Jaeger case

This report boils down to a lot of double talk and vindicates neither the UofR or Jaeger. The investigation concluded that, "some of Jaeger's actions were inappropriate and "harmful to some in the university community" "inappropriate, unprofessional, and offensive." BUT, since "the governing 'severe or pervasive' legal standard for hostile environment harassment is a demanding one,", they don't believe "any claimant or plaintiff would be able to show that it was met as to her. " That such a legal standard may be hopelessly out-of-date and that the standard applied by the university should perhaps be more flexible than the court standard gets left by the wayside.

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Posted by Bill Turner on 01/13/2018 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Mayor Warren's goal for a poverty-stressed city

Johnny - There's another good quote that sadly you've missed, "How can you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, if you dont have boots?"

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Posted by Bill Turner on 01/03/2018 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Group wants the city to lower speed limits

From the 2017 study, "Twelve Cities: Does lowering speed limits save pedestrian lives?", by Jonathan Auerbach and Rob Trangucci:

"...we conclude that adjusting the posted speed limit in urban environments does not correspond with a reliable reduction in pedestrian fatalities... (and) we conclude that while the policy appears beneficial, there is too much uncertainty in the parameter estimates and thus too much variation in the predictive distribution, for changes in the number of pedestrian deaths each year to be meaningfully attributed to policy."

This study also cites previous studies which also came to the same conclusion, "But lowering a speed limit without improvements to road design, enforcement and outreach may do little to reduce fatalities if drivers feel little pressure to comply with the lower limit (Leaf and Preusser 1999). In fact, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHSTA) rates the countermeasure reduce and enforce speed limits three out of five stars for improving safety because research indicates that actual speed is reduced by only a fraction of the change in the posted speed limit (Goodwin et al. 2010). "

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Posted by Bill Turner on 11/24/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The nation under Trump

But of course Demagogue Donny also has his humorous side. Like when he tweeted his belief that Frederick Douglass was still alive. And the other day when he told the Japanese that they should be building cars in the US.

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Posted by Bill Turner on 11/07/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Musicians fight back: protest songs from the first year of Trump

I'm waiting for the Capitol Steps to roast Psycho Donny.

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Posted by Bill Turner on 11/07/2017 at 12:57 PM

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