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#14 - I can't think of anyone worse than Samuel Beckett driving you … 08/21/2016 on Fact You 3 0
#259 - I tend to pick my news sources carefully; I hardly watch your … 08/21/2016 on MURICA, FUCK YEAH 0
#256 - Don't get me wrong, America is fantastic as long as you're a w…  [+] (2 new replies) 08/21/2016 on MURICA, FUCK YEAH 0
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#258 - thegamepixel (08/21/2016) [-]
If your middle class at all your fine. Don't let the media make you think everyone's racist and sexist here.

We're limited by number of olympians able to compete as well as number of events. If the US won all 302 gold, 302 silvers, and (while impossible) 354/355 bronze, and Grenada won 1 bronze, grenada would still win in medals per capita.
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#259 - colesy (08/21/2016) [-]
I tend to pick my news sources carefully; I hardly watch your news because it's so sensationalist and influenced too heavily by big corporations and/or the government. My source for that statement mainly comes through a study mentioned in logic of life by Tim Harford, that gives quite strong evidence for institutional racism.

It's more the fact that you're ridiculously less likely to be middle class if you're black. Also, your middle class is shrinking as your GINI coefficient - which is already almost as bad as that of DR Congo - continues to rise.


As with most statistics, you're going to have outliers at the extreme ends of the scale. Therefore you do have a point, to an extent, but given how far you are displaced by the weighting can't be purely put down to it being an extreme variable especially as the US is not as extreme a case as Grenada.
#249 - Actually the results imply you have a smaller percentage of at…  [+] (4 new replies) 08/20/2016 on MURICA, FUCK YEAH -1
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#255 - thegamepixel (08/20/2016) [-]
What you're saying is America has a lot of people (people want to come here because it's great) as well as being really wealthy.
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#256 - colesy (08/21/2016) [-]
Don't get me wrong, America is fantastic as long as you're a white middle class male.

But that's strange, I thought I was saying that you're not nearly as good at sports as you think you are, or should be given your population and wealth.
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#258 - thegamepixel (08/21/2016) [-]
If your middle class at all your fine. Don't let the media make you think everyone's racist and sexist here.

We're limited by number of olympians able to compete as well as number of events. If the US won all 302 gold, 302 silvers, and (while impossible) 354/355 bronze, and Grenada won 1 bronze, grenada would still win in medals per capita.
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#259 - colesy (08/21/2016) [-]
I tend to pick my news sources carefully; I hardly watch your news because it's so sensationalist and influenced too heavily by big corporations and/or the government. My source for that statement mainly comes through a study mentioned in logic of life by Tim Harford, that gives quite strong evidence for institutional racism.

It's more the fact that you're ridiculously less likely to be middle class if you're black. Also, your middle class is shrinking as your GINI coefficient - which is already almost as bad as that of DR Congo - continues to rise.


As with most statistics, you're going to have outliers at the extreme ends of the scale. Therefore you do have a point, to an extent, but given how far you are displaced by the weighting can't be purely put down to it being an extreme variable especially as the US is not as extreme a case as Grenada.
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#33 - God i hope not, because if you weight the medals by GDP then a…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/19/2016 on MURICA, FUCK YEAH +13
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#248 - shaddyz (08/20/2016) [-]
you could be 100th and still have a good military... look at north korea
#32 - Yeah you're talented, but look at medals per capita and you'll…  [+] (10 new replies) 08/19/2016 on MURICA, FUCK YEAH +10
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#199 - anon (08/20/2016) [-]
Because you're only allowed to enter a certain number of athletes in each competition? We're not entering our entire population in the men's 4x100 meter, we're entering our top 4 against your top 4, so population doesn't matter nearly as much. Also, the Russians were disqualified for doping, they have no right to complain.
#206 - anon (08/20/2016) [-]
You don't understand, a certain number of your population (regardless of country) are athletes. Let's say 5% for the simplicity, 5% of the US population is a lot higher than 5% from the UK, and a certain percentage of those are the top tier so, again, the US would naturally end up with more people. And so it goes on and on. A larger pool will result in more 'elites' that have a bigger chance to win, so naturally the country with the most resources and biggest pool of people will win the most medals.
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#219 - thegamepixel (08/20/2016) [-]
That's assuming each country has the same percentage of athletes.

At the end of the day, what you're basically saying is that America's better.
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#249 - colesy (08/20/2016) [-]
Actually the results imply you have a smaller percentage of athletes, that or your top percentage isn't as good, hence why you don't win as many medals per capita.
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#255 - thegamepixel (08/20/2016) [-]
What you're saying is America has a lot of people (people want to come here because it's great) as well as being really wealthy.
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#256 - colesy (08/21/2016) [-]
Don't get me wrong, America is fantastic as long as you're a white middle class male.

But that's strange, I thought I was saying that you're not nearly as good at sports as you think you are, or should be given your population and wealth.
User avatar
#258 - thegamepixel (08/21/2016) [-]
If your middle class at all your fine. Don't let the media make you think everyone's racist and sexist here.

We're limited by number of olympians able to compete as well as number of events. If the US won all 302 gold, 302 silvers, and (while impossible) 354/355 bronze, and Grenada won 1 bronze, grenada would still win in medals per capita.
User avatar
#259 - colesy (08/21/2016) [-]
I tend to pick my news sources carefully; I hardly watch your news because it's so sensationalist and influenced too heavily by big corporations and/or the government. My source for that statement mainly comes through a study mentioned in logic of life by Tim Harford, that gives quite strong evidence for institutional racism.

It's more the fact that you're ridiculously less likely to be middle class if you're black. Also, your middle class is shrinking as your GINI coefficient - which is already almost as bad as that of DR Congo - continues to rise.


As with most statistics, you're going to have outliers at the extreme ends of the scale. Therefore you do have a point, to an extent, but given how far you are displaced by the weighting can't be purely put down to it being an extreme variable especially as the US is not as extreme a case as Grenada.
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#76 - thegamepixel (08/20/2016) [-]
Good thing you're solving the problem by importing more athletes.
#40 - But Leonidas dies. Takes the wind out of the sails of the feel… 08/19/2016 on 300 0
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#168 - This isn't strictly accurate. The Great Famine in China wa…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/14/2016 on Shit for your Butt #16 0
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#183 - happyxadams (08/14/2016) [-]
Why is there a lot of "Great" things in china? This seems like a language kind of thing but idk man.