Queer Mickey Mouse Ears but No Gay Day at Disney

Disney just released rainbow Mickey Mouse ears in time for Gay Days

 

how have they not endorsed Gay Day officially when it’s been occurring for so many years?

they want our money and only now in 2018 are catering to us

when they market custom products all the time?

 

Disney has said, consistently, that they don’t coordinate or do anything to promote Gay Day.

But, that they cannot prevent a group from gathering in the park, so long as they follow the rules.

Marketing custom products is not an “endorsement” — and Disney is hardly alone. I have two pair of “Pride” Chucks from Converse. Burger King has packaged their fries in rainbow boxes.

Should you wonder — an endorsement would be something like, “Disney World presents Gay Day 2018” in an advertisement or somesuch.

 

yet Gay Day has been happening since the 1990s that I remember

although the southern baptist protests of it get more coverage inmedia

is is curious Disney’s lack of a clear stance then

 

No it isn’t. Do you really not know the origin of “Gay Days”? Seriously? Disney had nothing to do with it. It was a way to socialize and meet other gay men and have some fun in a safe environment — safety in numbers, as it were. Disney did not take a clear stance because they did not want to offend or damage their “family friendly” image. At the same time, they knew that since this was essentially a “private party”, there was little they could do to stop it. And they didn’t want to — for reasons I detail elsewhere on this thread.

When I was a kid, I belonged to a group called “Jack and Jill”. It was a social group for Negro (and I use that word intentionally) families. One of the things the group did was to arrange group outings. Why did they arrange group outings? Because the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had been signed, but it takes more than legislation to change people’s minds. This allowed us to go to places where we previously were not allowed to — such as bowling alleys and amusements parks — and feel safe because we were in a group.

They may be cashing in on it now, but they did not start it. I suspect, you don’t understand the various forms of “underground communications” that existed in the gay population.

For example, in the 1970s — CB Radios were all the rage. I had one. There was a way for gay men to cruise on CB Radios You tuned you radio to channel 13 — which was avoided by most enthusiasts because of the “unlucky” associations of the number 13. Once there, you were to use the word “Sierra” as part of your communication — it came right before “over” That was the signal you were gay and (literally) cruising.

 

coded language is fascinating.

the handkerchief code from the 80 and 70s really varied across cities too.

it’ a wonder how lgbtq communicated in earlier eras

 

from wikipedia:

History
The first documented event, in 1991, had 3,000 gays and lesbians from central Florida going to area theme parks on one day wearing red shirts to make their presence more visible. By 1995, the event had grown to 10,000 gays and lesbians traveling for the gay day at Disney. As of 2010 approximately 150,000 LGBT people, their families, friends and supporters attended the six-day gathering (including various pool parties, conventions, festivals, a business expo, activities for kids, etc.) with 20,000 to 30,000 going to Disney on the final day.[1]

The popularity of the event is seen by some attendees as a way of “reclaiming” normal joys of childhood lost to homophobia in their earlier years. Growth in attendance also reflects the growing number of LGBT families with children as well as increasing number of LGBT marriages, since Disney World is also a top honeymoon destination.[1] A local Doubletree resort has dubbed itself the “official” hotel for the event, with convention space rented to various businesses (bathroom remodelers, gourmet cooking suppliers, sex toys, etc.) and organizations (free health tests, vaccinations, etc.) pitching to attendees.[1]

Criticism
Gay Days have attracted criticism from both religious and LGBT groups. While Disney does not sanction Gay Days (and officially tells employees to treat it as any other summer day), conservative Christian groups accuse Disney of not doing anything to stop the event. The Southern Baptist Convention boycotted Disney for eight years. The Florida Family Association flew banner planes one year warning families of gay events at Disney that weekend, citing emails from people nationwide who unknowingly booked their vacation during Gay Days.[2] Janet Porter, president of the Christian organization “Faith 2 Action”, is highly critical of the event. She encouraged families to re-think visiting Walt Disney World. She told families to expect to see “cross-dressing men parading public displays of perversion” during their visit.[3]

 

That’s very interesting. I draw your attention to the line “conservative Christian groups accuse Disney of not doing anything to stop the event.”

What, pray tell (pun intended), did they expect Disney to do? There was nothing done on WDW grounds that was in anyway against Disney policy. And Disney was not about to open themselves up to lawsuit by — what — saying to someone, “You can’t come in because you’re wearing a red shirt?’.

I love how they warned people to not book during “Gay Days” — and promoted it

 

 

Yes, Disney didn’t stop it, and they didn’t really stand up against religious group either.

what I was shocked by was your information that Disney has still failed to endorse it the first few protest ones back the 1990s, but it’s 2018.

how did Disney not by now?
meanwhile, they are willing to cater to our niche with rainbow mouse ears

market exploitation with a veneer of tolerance

we’re supposed to have come a long way, and we haven’t

certainly the best advertising is a protest of the event.

I doubt Teletubbies would ever have been a thing for queer adults if it hadn’t been for Jerry Faldwell’ fixation with toddler tv’s tinky winky

The Simpsons tackled Homer’s homophobia in the 90s, but won’t talk about the problems with Apu now

A government can pass as many laws concerning equality as it wants – but the real transformation will only come when there is a sea-change in public perceptions. This can be achieved by many different approaches – one of them being television. We all know that dealing openly, honestly and sensitively with ‘taboo’ subjects can bring about the kind of public debate and change of attitude we desire. If ‘The Simpsons’ wishes to become relevant – which they have not been for a long time – they need to stop shying away from difficult issues.

 

yes, which is why it’s 2018 and we’re still fighting all the civil rights movements that supposedly won at court in previous decades and there’s still ones that are delayed and denied at court.

meanwhile oppressors now claim to be victims when not allowed to control the public square.

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Dear White People: Apu of The Simpsons

The Simpsons tackled Homer’s homophobia in the 90s, but won’t talk about the problems with Apu now

The Simpsons, like Friends, had queer positive content for their eras of television relevance.

if the Simpsons want to be relevant again, it needs to address Apu directly.

it’s already lasted longer than Gunsmoke.

Apu has had several beautiful storylines that represent a lot of cultural importance our Indian immigrants bring to America. We have seen the practice of arranged marriage which actually worked out, the Hindu faith inspiring young Lisa, and many others. If you don’t know an Indian convenience market worker like Apu, then I have no idea where you live! I always was fond of my own Indian shop keepers at the local 7-Eleven and video store growing up. I used to bring small candy necklaces or chocolate coins for the statue of the elephant-like god (Vishnu, Ganesh?) they had on display. I don’t believe Matt Groening has a racist agenda against Indian people. Every racial, religious, and political background gets a jab here or there on the Simpsons.

 

people not of the demographic being targeted don’t get to say it’s not stereotyping.
stop making white embarrassing

learn to listen to other demographics

 

Nina, I can appreciate your opinion. As you have guessed, I am not Indian. I grew up around Indian people, and have several close friends of both Indian and Pakistani heritages. As far as I know, none of these people has any concern or offense in Apu. May I ask, however, why you assumed my race?

 

you confirmed, thus, I did not assume anything.

I deduced correctly you were not of the demographic for whom you presumed to speak based on what you posted.

your friends with some who aren’t bothered is not relevant, at best a too small a sample size and more likely untrue, given prejudiced people claim to be friends with members of a demographic not bothered by outsider stereotypes of themselves.

because that’s so believable.

did you miss the whole documentary and media coverage of controversy?

lazy and thoughtless, and even sloppy writing, pandering to the lowest rather being challenging.

The Simpsons has personified under achiever pride , because the audience got the wrong take away.

 

You assumed I am white? What about me “seems” white? As someone concerned about stereotypes, I look forward to your reason for that assumption.

 

your constant attention seeking to belabour the topic that is all about you.

and your assumption that your posts should be replied to

your defense of a white hetero man, as if he’s the only person who contributes to the show and dismissal a real issue of a different demographic from yourself.

also race is an imprecise Victorian word that has no scientific meaning nor social relevance in a post Genome World; and rather marks a user of it as bigoted.

do I need to go on, or do you really need more stereotypes that you embody explained?

and in reality, people from India are Caucasian.

 

because this is the whitest male thing to say ever:

“Nina, I can appreciate your opinion.

you could, but you don’t and you won’t either.

 

Thank you for verifying your sexism, racism, and generally negativity. You have proven yourself absolutely obsessed with me, much more so than you believe I am with myself. I find it rather flattering, but don’t associate myself with sexist, racist bigots determined to poison our conversation. I wish you all the best, and pray you find the joy of the Lord one day. Until then, I leave you to swaddle yourself in yourself.

 

plus your expected reply to an answer you asked for

Watch Hank Azaria Address Apu Controversy on ‘Colbert’ – Rolling Stone

As for his own opinion on the future of Apu, Azaria said, “I think the most important thing is we have to listen to the south Asian people, the Indian people in this country when they talk about what they feel and what they think of this character, and what their American experience of it has been… In television terms, listening to voices means inclusion in the writers’ room. I really want to see south Asian writers in the room, not in a token way, but genuinely informing whatever new direction this character may take, including how it is voiced or not voiced. I’m perfectly happy to step aside or help transition it into something new.”

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Canada’s Murder Charges Leaderboard

Toronto police officer single-handedly arrests van driver suspect – video

The GuardianApr. 23, 2018
WARNING: this video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing. Video taken by bystanders shows the standoff between the suspected perpetrator of Monday’s attack in Toronto and a police officer. The officer warns the suspect to get down or he will be shot. The suspect, who points an object at …
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10 questions about the Bruce McArthur investigation

Toronto StarApr. 11, 2018
Note to readers: This file is meant to be a continuing Q&A. Star reporters will update these questions as we uncover more about the Bruce McArthur case, and when news breaks. Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur appeared at a College Park court on April 16 via video link, and faced his eighth first-degree …

Police charge Bruce McArthur with 8th count of murder

CityNewsApr. 16, 2018
This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Police charge Bruce McArthur with 8th count of murder. The charge is related to the death of Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam, who was identified after police released a photo of a dead man, allegedly a victim of McArthur’s, …
and from British Columbia’s past

Toronto alleged serial killer case draws parallels to Robert Pickton

CBC.caJan. 30, 2018
At first hesitant to use the term, police are now clearly calling the case of Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur, who is charged with killing five men, a serial killer case while some crime experts are drawing parallels with notorious B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton. When Toronto police first announced last week …

Pig farmer serial killer who ground 49 prostitutes into mince says he …

MetroJan. 23, 2018
He was also charged in another 20 deaths that had not gone to trial because the judge said they included materially different evidence from the other six counts. Footage aired on CBS Reality looked into the killings and Pickton’s confessions to a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who pretended to be …

Serial killer Robert Pickton filmed admitting to 49 murders says he …

The IndependentJan. 24, 2018
In 2007 Pickton was convicted of six counts of first-degree murder and jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years. Prosecutors stayed the remaining 20 charges as he was already serving the maximum sentence possible under Canadian law. As the extent of his crimes emerged, police faced anger from …
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Toronto StarDec. 18, 2017
A year earlier, prosecutors in British Columbia decided not to prosecute pig farmer Robert Pickton with 20 remaining murder charges after he had been convicted of killing six women. Ryan Handlarski, a Toronto defence lawyer who isn’t involved in the Millard case, is hoping the Crown will follow the logic …
from my blogs

It’s days like this when I wish I could beleive in hell. Clifford Olson, child killer, dead at 71 in a prison hospital, in far better surroundings than he deserved.

tar it

Why I want to be Prime Minister of Canada

 

A left wing Muslim ran over dozens of people today in Canada, speeding down a crowded sidewalk at over 30 miles per hour in a van.

You were saying?

 

a creepy ineffectual male angry that women won’t have consenting sex with him drove a van onto the street and killed 10 people and wounded 15.

his conservative religion was not an overt factor, but certainly formed his sense of entitlement to women’s bodies.

 

huh?

 

explaining the actual news story to you more factually.

christian and muslim are the same religion

 

There are more hate crimes committed by right wing white nationalist terrorist christians than than Muslims in vans. Your crowd doesn’t seem to get upset at that? Why?

More Americans die from gun fire and other weapons of murder than a terrorist in a van. Don’t you care?

More Americans die from alcohol and drug abuse. Don’t you care?

20 people per minute are victims of domestic violence. That’s 10 million per years. Don’t you care?

When you get all those problems solved get back to us.

 

the Toronto Van Driver was doing a social hate crime against women for rejecting him, misogyny is not deemed a crime, merely an opinion.

he was not doing religiously motivated demographic hate crimes or terrorism.

Why No has to mean No as a public and legal policy

Mass Shootings

Gun control prevents people from becoming criminals

Chilling

 

from this blog

Stranger Danger

Police Pit Vulnerable Demographics

The RCMP Apology

Toronto Police vs LGBTQ gets a twist

Toronto Police and Learning Consequences

CensorshipWatch: Yet Another Angry White Man Projects his Rape Fantasy

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Math and Social Statistics: A Calculation In Progress

 

As many of used to say way back when, :Keep the B**ch off the streets. Then you won’t have that problem.

 

A guy in toronto, angry that women find him repulsive, just killed 10 people and injured 15.

given the way things are, it’s clear the wrong gender was given curfews and limited access to the public square.

 

And, incredibly, Pat Robertson and his ilk will consider this lone entry as proof the “gays are overwhelming ‘normal’ sensibilities”.

That isn’t even a question of “The math doesn’t work”, it’s the arithmetic doesn’t work.

 

religion doesn’t work or play well with the three rs. reading, riting or rithmatic, as it refers to actual education.

after all, it was knowledge forbidden and the ability to make one’s one moral decisions

not be naked in the garden for a control freak peeper

Twitter loved this gay math problem for all the right reasons

 

I wonder if you would help me work out a math story to calculate the odds of the event having occured.

in 1980, in a rural high school with 900 students – a grade 8 math class with 35 students.

the teacher begins to explain a math problem of a plane leaves LA and a plan leaves NY.

the teacher gets distracted by the need to overexplain planes and asked the students how many have been on a plane.

all 35 say they have.

In a time period where the urban elementary school I went to, of the same size as the rural high school, only 1 student had, in 7 years gone to disneyland. it was the 1970s an flying was rare for regular people

the teacher then spends the entire hour of class on having each student say where they had flown.

34 had flown for family vacations, mostly in Canada. but many to USA/disneyland,

1 student had flown in a private small plane.

the 34 were also all rural kids living in the same house they’d been born in

whereas, I’d lived in three other urban communities.

the math teacher could not figure out the odds of all the students having flown.

how would you go about solving that math problem?

New Westminster Richard McBride Elementary to Chilliwack’s Sardis Secondary.

the math teacher’s name was Mr Ratzlaff.

I was the lone kid who had the private plane experience. a 4 seater my uncle owned. he spent an afternoon taking each family member up for a 20 minute fly over vancouver bc.

Sardis Secondary, the teacher was Mr. Ratzlaff.
1980. Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada.

I moved there from new westminster. the grade school is Richard McBride Elementary and it’s going to be torn down soon.

but even if it was a trick, it’s an interesting math problem just on the face of it.

I did later fly commercial, once a radio contest vacation a trip to Graceland in 1987 and twice later for professional need in Canada.

edited to add

not that I intended this answer with my example

but better math teachers would have been an acceptable response.

 

I would put the odds at about 1 in 50 million, but that’s just a guess

I sent this question to Dr. Linfield in Kentucky. Waiting for the answer!

 

amazing, thank you and much gratitude.

I would greatly appreciate that.

you are the first person who’s been able to help me get closer to figuring it out. Gratitude

I went to public school in the 1980s when girls were discouraged from math and science, and it was only in the late 1970s that the University of British Columbia allowed women student to wear dress pants.

when I was in college the textbook for the statics class was actually called “how to lie with statistics”.

How to Lie with Statistics – Wikipedia

How To Lie with Statistics: Darrell Huff, Irving Geis

It would have been the most useful of all classes for me to have studied, for the profession that I ended up in, Gen X over educated, underemployed and made a round of the non-profit to private to public sectors.

Lies, damned lies, and statistics – Wikipedia

Damned Lies and Statistics, Updated Edition – Joel Best

the towns were rural Chiliwack BC and the city was New Westminster, BC. (it was supposed to be the capital, but Victoria on the island was picked so the American’s couldn’t siege it. history, nothing personal. lol, eh. just for further data extrapolation if this proves interesting.

 

 

Speaking of statistical analyses, my friend says the probability cannot be determined without knowing how many 8th graders in all have flown. An impossible piece of data to find, so no go. It’s quite low, though. My source is impeccable. He and his older brother had to go to a local college for math instruction. They did college-level work in middle school and were through the high school math classes when they got there! Mom and dad were both college professors and gave them good genes and a good start.

 

 

okay… um.. there was 930 kids in the sardis secondary school 12th down to 8th grade. so about 100 of the school population would be 8th graders, and this math class had 35 of them.

how about, for the sake of a start point, assume it was only those 35 of the 100 8th grades and they all just happened to share 1 class of the, it was a full year school so 8 classes over the 5 days of school.

a second 8 to 12 high school in chilliwack hs and a vedder junior high with 7 to 9th graders.

flying was rare at the time, and why I wondered how likely it would be that 35 8th graders in 1980 in a math class, during a 2 planes leaving math story, all reveal the experienced commerical flights for family vacations in Canada or to to the USA, except me, who had a private plane 4 seater fly over vancouver as part of a family gathering.

wouldn’t just air line traffic stats give a base line to compare to the occurrence of a rare event?

outliers happen, otherwise no curve, right?

 

You would need to know how many 8th graders in the USA went in planes and that data is unavailable. It would be easier to do it on the data for kids today and adjust for past, but back then there were no Disney Worlds and destination vacations by air were rare. IMHO there is not enough data and too much societal change to be able to set up the equation to solve it. If anyone out there is a math whiz, feel free to help. All I know is that it’s not a trick, just unsolvable.

 

Canada is where this event occurred

yes, there was only one disneyland then.

the 1 kid in elementary from the city went there

and 35 kids in a math class had all flown – 25 for vacations, either in Canada or to that one disneyland, and the 1 kid private small aircraft sight seeing.

I’d have to know the answer for there to be a trick

and I am trying to figure out a way to solve an intellectual curiosity of an experience that I had.

 

The Travelling Salesman Algorithm

Travelling Rights and Grounds Where Rights

2 travels that leaped bounds

“Travel is not a Right” …but it is reality

Global Tourism vs Bronze Era Godbots

The collective time travel fantasy: Killing Hitler

Understanding Statics and Odds: Queer vs Straight Math

When Brainbots Meet

 

okay, could we make a math model without get too statistical from

New Westminster High School had 3,000 students, 900 were 8th grade as was fed by 5 elementary schools.

Richard McBride Elementary over grades 1 to 7, had 1 student (not me) go to Disneyland, although others might have flown, only this one student vacation was made a big deal of because of the destination, instead of letting her tell it on the playground, she got 10 minutes of an assembly, a high pressure show and tell really in 3rd grade, the same class as I was in.

I moved from urban New West to rural Chilliwack, which had 2 full high schools, 1 junior high and some small grade schools in farm land, a military base and a first nations reserve.

Sardis had 900 students over grades 8 to 12, , about 100 were 8th graders. and over all the grades, 30% of the students were aboriginal with a lowered probability of having flown

I have no memory of any sizable group or particular military offspring over my 4 years at the school.

so limiting to school population sizes and for the year of 1980 for 8th grade.

so the math class is during a airplane math story, it is determined all 35 8th graders flew for family vacations (not that year, but before that point in their life) either within Canada back east for family reunions, or south to the USA, to disneyland.

all of these students were born in Chilliwack, whereas, the 35th kid, (me) had flown on an private 4 seater plane on a air tour of Vancouver BC, at a family gathering on the west coast.

the air plane math story was the usual plane leaves LA, other NY.

just for a basic model, and what about 80s/70s era travel data from YVR and abbotsford airports?

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Shania Twain and Celebrity Political Statements

Shania Twain briefly came out as a Trump supporter. Now she ‘regrets’ it.

 

If she had said, “I don’t comment on politics. I am a musician. I am not an American citizen” someone still would have gotten their colon twisted over it. That’s what liberals do. They look for an “in” to focus hate and violent intentions on others. She is now a target.

 
conservatives are such drama queens

no one will let me oppress them

no one will obey me and admire my oral spewings

why won’t everyone admit they are all just pretending to not agree with me

serious narcissistic checklist, sad sock puppet

no, actually in Canada we do tend to adhere to the three forbidden topics to avoid.

politics and religion because people are emotionally invested

and sex because they lie.

Elvis Presley’s deflection of a political question at the Madison Square Garden show press conference was perfectly Canadian in tone.

 

you do know that a right wing nazi gunned down 4 people of color yesterday right?
hate and violence is a CONservative’s credo.
sorry.

 

A left wing Muslim ran over dozens of people today in Canada, speeding down a crowded sidewalk at over 30 miles per hour in a van.

You were saying?

 

 

Muslim is the same religion as Christian and those are both conservative politically. generally speaking, right wingnuts. not on the left at all.

control freaking to murdering others is a right wing thing

left tends to regulate public behaviors towards collective good

in Canada, it was the NDP who brought in Universal Health Care in the 1960s.

 

 

and the skin tone of “white” is above a latitude across all the continents

so northern china has white people by measurable skin tone

and in Africa albinos, who are the whitest people, are in africa

Arabic people are Caucasians too.

even by the original Victorian era meanings, which have no bearing now that we’ve decoded the human genome.

and science has demonstrated how very much is heredity

and how none of those categories mean anything.

less than 1% genetic difference between any 2 of the over 7 billion homo sapiens living right now. and not much difference going back about 20,000 before our brains dropped about a tennis ball of matter with denser nueral networks to pass down.

from reptile to ape to sapien. natural or selected.

learn to work and play well with others

so that no one feels that doing such a thing is justifiable or are so disconnected from society that they feel compelled to.

I’d rather see the world learn than watch it nuclear burn

but you’ll just make it about your issues/you again.

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Understanding Statics and Odds: Queer vs Straight Math

Academic applying a formula, vs Professional Understanding and Analysis

Twitter loved this gay math problem for all the right reasons

thanks LGBTQ, this is totally the feel good news item needed this day

numbers and measurables, value loaded language calculated

Governance of Public Data: Census Stats

Government: Census and Censorship

Canada Census and Queers

VAT really isn’t equivalent to a sales tax. First, the VAT is built into the price, so consumers are mostly unaware. Second, it is based, not on a percentage of the sale price, but the difference between what the seller purchased it for and the value he added to it. So, if the seller bought the piece for £100, marked it up to £190. the VAT would be based on the £90 increase, not the £190 cost. Without know the original cost to the store, one has a two-variable problem and there are not single value solutions for two-variable problems. The solution would be a graph with the VAT as an inverse value of the cost. So, for example, if the seller got the piece for free, the VAT basis would be zero and the price minus the VAT would be £190 ( ((S – C) x 0.135) + C = V + C, where C = Aquisition Cost, and S = Retail Sale Price, V = amount of VAT). However, if the shop sold it at cost, the cost would be £215.65 as the VAT would be zero as £215.65 – £215.65 = 0 and anything, even 1.135 x 0 is 0.

190.88

 

I get £190 even *IF* one assumes a zero cost basis.

 

over .88 of difference

didn’t we discuss literal pedantic mental already?

this is exactly why I objected to your attempt to use me as validation against Jomicur.

 

I wonder if you would help me work out a math story to calculate the odds of the event having occured.

in 1980, in a rural high school with 900 students – a grade 8 math class with 35 students.

the teacher begins to explain a math problem of a plane leaves LA and a plane leaves NY.

the teacher gets distracted by the need to overexplain planes and asked the students how many have been on a plane.

all 35 say they have.

In a time period where the urban elementary school I went to, of the same size as the rural high school, only 1 student had, in 7 years gone to disneyland. it was the 1970s and flying was rare for regular people

The teacher then spends the entire hour of class on having each student say where, when and why that they had flown.

34 had flown for family vacations, mostly in Canada. but some to USA/Disneyland,

1 student had flown in a private small plane.

the math teacher could not figure out the odds of all the students having flown.

how would you go about solving that math problem?

edited to add: not that I intended this answer with my example

but better math teachers would have been an acceptable response.

 

I would put the odds at about 1 in 50 million, but that’s just a guess.

 

the 34 were also all rural kids living in the same house they’d been born in

I’d lived in three other urban communities.

 

He missed the statistics classes in school or read it wrong. One of my friends from high school is a college professor and teaches classes in statistics. I would love to run this by him: he will have the right answer!

 

I would greatly appreciate that.

you are the first person who’s been able to help me get closer to figuring it out. Gratitude

I went to public school in the 1980s when girls were discouraged from math and science, and it was only in the late 1970s that the University of British Columbia allowed women student to wear dress pants.

 

I sent this question to Dr. Linfield in Kentucky. Waiting for the answer!

 

amazing, thank you and much gratitude.

the towns were rural Chilliwack BC and the city was New Westminster, BC. (it was supposed to be the capital, but Victoria on the island was picked so the American’s couldn’t siege it. history, nothing personal. lol, eh. just for further data extrapolation if this proves interesting.

when I was in college the textbook for the statics class was actually called “how to lie with statistics”.

It would have been the most useful of all classes for me to have studied, for the profession that I ended up in, Gen X over educated, underemployed and made a round of the non-profit to private to public sectors.

 

 

 

 

.

Twitter loved this gay math problem for all the right reasons

 

 

 

 

 

The odds are very clear: 100%. The odds of any one student having flown in a class in which all students have flown is 100%.

 

no. that is not the correct answer nor demonstrates any understanding of the post.

in fact, if that was even the answer, why would I bother to post and ask for such a facile reply?

your cognitive comprehension and inability to glean information is not a credit to your law school.

what are the chances of that event story occurring, given those variables.

 

you changed your profile and missed the story part of the math problem.

also, you never answered my question about going from paralegal to senior associate and the whole resume stain of support staff, rather than junior associate as a first year call would be.

 

Our firm is not a traditional, white-shoe law firm with a rigid hierarchy. We are very much a collective. We also don’t really invest in titles. The senior partner and I are good friends, went to law school together, and I tutored her. Thus, the question really doesn’t have a good answer. We are in Turlock, not New York or San Francisco, so much of that ranking stuff isn’t an issue. Sorry.

 

Jomicur, I have never once suggested, let alone stated, I was ever associated with Phoenix University. Thus, it is not a lie, because the claim does not exist.

Yes, Humphrey’s University is my school. It is in Stockton, California. The autocorrect changed the spelling and I didn’t notice, sorry about that. The school was Humphrey’s College when I went there. The rules of evidence are not about how to evaluate testimony, but about whether something may be admitted at trial to establish or disprove a fact.

You are welcome to call the Dean at Drivon. He will confirm my graduation. I continue to help out with the expungement clinic and am there four or five times a year. He remembers me.

Why are you so angry? You seem continually upset and combative. Nina and I are having a perfectly pleasant discussion and bop with nothing more to contribute than nastiness. Why? Who hurt you so badly? I don’t bear you any ill will. I like you. I think you are a smart, intelligent person whose input is generally welcome. Why the antagonism today?

 

Kindly do not involve me in your dispute of manners

Particularly since able to communicate in a civil manner is merely a social skill; and it’s advanced to be able to be social with those one disagrees with; and s not any type of social endorsement of either party.

in fact, Jomicur is one of the posters on this site I deem to be a social-able poster, and who’s POV I generally agree with. your trying to use me posts to validate your own is a serious social faux pas on your part.

Jomicur is an LGBGT2 community elder deserving of respect.

 

Small town informality, eh.

American and Canadian legal titles are a bit different

and law is one of those title sensitivities industries.

it;s funny other other industries with less education use titles as intangible rewards rather than fair compensation for work.

 

Yes, very small town. Truly, we even bring our dogs to work. Do you folks in Canada have the British barrister/solicitor distinction? Do lawyers still wear wigs to Court? I would love to go North and observe for a couple of days.

 
it is fun to wander into court and just watch for the dayanyone is allowed to and few people do.

yes, the older firms even display the original’s partner wigs in the lobbies.

We enjoy our pomp n circumstance and do not allow cameras in court. Sketch artists are employed for all media purposes.

I worked at a small firm in Vancouver, I brought my dog there.

I had a funny phone call with high profile senior legal secretary over their interviewing our client. we agreed to the date and location, then she said “You can send me over the paperwork.”

She was in a Big Firm Downtown and I was in a boutique firm on the poor side of town were few professionals set up shops in a being re-gentrified neighbourhood – Mount Pleasant, Vancouver BC.

“No.” I said, “I might be a junior, but I do know enough to know that if you want to talk to our client, that your firm doesn’t sign my paycheques, and it”s paperwork for your bosses signature.

So, you let me when you’ve got it ready and I’ll let you know that my lawyer’s calender is still open unless I have it in the morning “legal alt” delivery tomorrow. (it’s a vancouver courier company that delivers between law firms)

so. if you ever deal with bigger firms, they pay attention to titles more than you might realize.

‘Gay lessons’ in maths, geography and science – Telegraph

A math problem is going viral for a heartwarming reason – Business …

 

 

The real problem is there isn’t any quick and easy way to control for the variables and many of the factors are non-random. I found a statistic indicating, by 1972, more than half of all Americans had flown on a commercial aircraft. My guess, without data, is the percentage would be lower for 8th graders, but there doesn’t seem to be a ready database with that information. Second, we can’t control for factors that would change the percentage. For example, I suspect, without data, children from wealthier homes would be more likely to have flown that from poorer families. Children near popular airports, like San Francisco, for example, as a guess, would be more likely to have flown than children in North Platte, KS. Children in Hawaii seem more likely to have flown because it is the only really practical way of going to or from that place.

However, assuming facts that simply aren’t provably true, but might be approximately true, that each child has the same chance of having flown as the general population, the odds are the same for all children from whatever background or location, and all other factors are the same, the odds of any one child having flown over 50/50. The odds of all 35 children having flown would be the same as a coin toss where one flips heads 35 times in a row. Thus, the odds are 1 out of 2^35, or 1 out of 34,359,738,368 or about 34 billion to 1. As there only some 7 billion people in the whole world, I’d say the whole class having flown, given the assumptions, is bloody unlikely.

Again, the events aren’t random. For all we know, all of the children flew on a field trip in the seventh grade, so that is why they had flown in the eighth grade. Maybe they were all children of Air Force service members.

 
there were two high schools.the math class I was in was not military kids, it was 34 mostly farmer kids all born in chilliwack.30% of the school was Ingenious student from the reserve.

I was the only moved around one.

all lthe flights were family vacations to other relatives in canada or Disney family vacations to the USA. on commerical flights.

mine was a private fly over Vancouver in a small plane.

you looked up something that doesn’t compare to find an answer

then added more “what if” that are not at all relevant

rather than attempting to make a determination based on facts provided.

and then you question the facts.

taken as an academic math story problem is fine for the purposes of conversation

it is a true story that happened, so the question is, what was the probability of 35 students in a rural town in 1980 all having flown
with revealed in a math class by a teacher who had no idea how to begin to work out the math as the literary kicker to the story part of the math.

why not just admit you have no idea how to proceed or solve it?

 

As you say, “the question is, what was the probability of 35 students in a rural town in 1980 all having flown.” Tell me the odds of any one student “in a rural town in 1980…having flown” and I can tell you the answer. Where the answer to that question is X, the answer is X^35. I did my best to answer your question. If you don’t like the answer, oh well. The answer you seek is based in your data set, not the use of statistics. You haven’t supplied the odds of any one student and discovery them now is likely not practical.

 

so you can only apply a formula you’ve been taught

and blame the problem for inability to apply

rather than admit you don’t know.

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Gender and Sexuality: Mind the Gap

Hot-blooded heterosexual’ claims pain meds turned him gay

 

 

Blah, blah, blah, blah.

Go away, homophobic troll.

 

Way to mark my stuff as spam, more democratic censoring of free speech

 

I actually didn’t mark it as spam, but whoever did that did a great service to humanity.

Idiots like you have no place in civilized society.

 

I also usually resort to mockery when I have no intelligent response 😉

 
which explains why you are always a snide attacker then

you are not in kansas or a friend of dorothy’s

So, all the contempt you demonstrate for and upon others

is returned to you, threefold,

and, please stop making white embarrassing.

free speech is not

1. limited to first speech
2. consequence free
3. free from criticism.

How many people have to tell you in person that they do not want to talk you you, and how many people online before you understand that we are entitled to disagree with and do not have to be forced to listen to you or others with the same talking points.

you are not a member of the LGBTQ community, you oppress us

so do no whine when you are reported for you own conduct in accordance with not only the social media user platform, but actual social manners in civilized society.

you are not in your house, you are in the most public of places.

so do try company manners and mixed company manners

it’s not politically correct, it is in fact how to be social

everyone with an IQ is doing it.

Hot-blooded heterosexual’ claims pain meds turned him gay

 

It isn’t possible to change someone’s orientation. Gender has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Even if you change genders. Your orientation stays the same because both sexuality and gender are caused by a different set of genetics.

 

gender does impact what, what and who one is attracted to

and how we interrelate to each other

given the 1970s heterosexual battle of the sexes, with sex loosing

followed by the 80/90s Aids/Genderfuck era

it is not surprising to me, post 9/11 that there’s a whole generation that wants nothing to do with sex or gender so much that they prefer plants to cats or dogs and devices moreso.

the cyberborg era is upon us. robots doing more than the dangerous dull and dirty work. robosexuality is more than blow up dolls.

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