I'm looking to build a list of reasons to agree or disagree... This is all I have so far: Please help!

Sports have been pretty fun for the Michael Laub family

Background, context, and Assumptions
Executive Summary: So far James has done:
  • Soccer
    • 2 season in Chicago (Red Devils. 
    • 1 season in Denver
  • Tee-Ball
    • 1 season in Chicago (Pirates)
  • Basketball
    • I helped coach 2 intro to basketball courses
  • Rock Climbing
    • I took two climbing classes with James. 
  • Swimming
    • 2 or 3 learn to swim courses in Chicago
    • Classes with Mrs. Lori in Denver
  • Tennis
    • 1 short class in Denver
Running
James being aggressive
He actually got a little bit of air!
I'm not sure what is going on here
James especially did well towards the end of the season, becoming pretty aggressive. 


2012 James Soccer
James told me that soccer is his favorite sport. Then rock climbing. Most of the other kids have played before (he is kind of old I guess to be starting) but he is having fun.

I think it moves faster. I'm helping out coach a little, and am thinking about coaching next year.

He plays his 2nd game this week end, and his grandparents may be able to see him.
James at the back of the line for one of his soccer drills. 
His Soccer photo turned out much better than his school photo 

Kids like (and are are like) wild animals

Kids like (and are are like) wild animals 

Reasons to Agree: 2
  1. Animals are cool.
  2. Seeing wild animals connects people to millions of years of hunting: which has historically included risk and adrenalin. It seems almost natural to start chasing wild animals. 
  3. Seeing wild animals connects kids to another world, and so it is eye-opening, which can be fun and interesting..

James and Geese on the Payette Lake

Images that agree

Big Horn Sheep, Rocky Mountain National Park, 2014
Phil looking at an Elk in Estes Park, 2014
A bare we saw in Estes Park, 2014. Megan kept saying all the guys were trying to get closer, but the women were protecting the kids.
Big Horn Sheep, Rocky Mountain National Park, 2014
 
This is a photo of a mother "merganser" with its baby riding on its back. My kids and I watched it on the Payette Lake which is in Northern Idaho (2012).


A photo of a Stellar's jay, on the railing of my cousin's cabin in McCall Idaho (2012)


Do you have any cool wildlife photos? Maybe I should take it up as a hobby.

Osprey and James at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012
Osprey at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012
Osprey and James at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012

A Frog we caught at the local park

Webpages that agree:

  1. Laub Life: The Robin Has Landed
I don't know what type of bird this is, 2014, Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park





Not so wild animals

3.  A worker at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise Idaho: Peregrine Falcon, 2012


Grandma, Grandpa, and James Birds of Prey 2012


James, Ali, and Carlene with a wingspan at the Brookfield Zoo (2012)


James with a California Condor wingspan at the Idaho Birds of Prey (2012)

James, Teddy Roosivelt, and some bass at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, 2012


Ali is a good artist

Ali did this awesome picture. I love the fish floating all around. It is a sketch within a sketch. She based it on my sketch of a sketch below. 
The lake that I worked at in the summer of 1995, sketched from my freshman dorm room that fall. 

Andre Breton is not the father of surrealism

Pretty good detail

I tried to do some combined art, but it needs some work...

Ali hard at work



"The Plains" is a good Conservation Center +7

Background, Context, and Assumptions
Links:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/plainscenter
  2. http://www.plainscenter.org/
  3. We need conservation centers
  4. The state should pay for conservation centers.
  5. The state should have conversations centers near major towns? Perhaps not. They keep rattle snakes, which is OK I guess. But deer are not endangered. In fact, sense we killed off wovles their are probably too many of them. I guess it is good for for people who live in cities to see them, but they also get hit by cars a lot. When you put conservation centers in places where cities are trying to grow, you are forcing people to drive further. Sure, you could develop more densely, but your not so your only options for a particular piece of land is subdivision nearer the city, or on the other side of the conservation center, and their is an argument to be said to move all the "conversations centers" further away from the cities... But, I guess people need parks and stuff, and public spaces...

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Best reasons to agree: +
  1. They have Prairy Dogs
  2. They have snakes
  3. They have an old fashioned play ground, with a giant sand box.
  4. They have over 5 miles of hiking trails.
  5. They have a visitor center with live animal displays and interactive exhibits
  6. They have a 1837 Cheyenne Indian camp
  7. They have a replica 1887 sod homestead with soddies, one-room schoolhouse, workshop with blacksmith forge, and farm animals.

Score:
# of reasons to agree: +3
# of reasons to disagree: -3
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
Total Idea Score: +0

Don't like the score? It is easy to change the score. Just post a reason to agree or disagree with the overall idea, or any of the reasons and the score will change.

For a full explanation of this project, please visit our  Google code website: https://code.google.com/p/ideastockexchange/
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Images that agree:
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Images that disagree:



Blog Explanation
Besides just trying to come up with a list of reasons to agree or disagree, I am trying to promote an algorithm, that counts these reasons and gives each conclusion a score based on the number of reasons to agree compared to the number of reasons to disagree. However, because each reason (or argument) that supports a conclusion will not be just as valid as the other arguments, I think an algorithm should be made that also judges REASONS or arguments based on the number of REASONS that agree or disagree with them...

This blog is trying to use this format of outlining arguments and sub arguments.

Below is my score, so far, for the above belief. The score is based on arguments that I have come up with so far. But I need your help. I can't brainstorm all the reasons to agree or disagree with an argument by myself. And the number of arguments that agree or disagree with a conclusion will affect the overall score.  

East Quincy Highlands (EQH), a subdivision in Aurora Colorado, is a great place to live, and is about the best it could be. +8

Background, Context, and Assumptions
A subdivision is a good place to live if it: has good schools, offers good houses for the price, is safe, and is close to things you want to go to.

Links:
  1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastquincyhighlands/ 
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Best reasons to agree: +4
  1. East Quincy Highlands has good schools. It is part of the Cherry Creek, School District No. 5, which scores a 7 out of 10 on the Great Schools ranking. A 7 is about perfect. It is good enough to give your kids a great education, but not so nice that it will allow the culture of the school to be over-run by spoiled rotten little entitled brats. 
  2. The houses are pretty new, pretty big and pretty nice. Of course they get better (for the same price) the further east you go, and you can't get much further east. If you hate traffic, it is probably better to go east than North or South, because there are big cities up there full of people who want to drive to Denver, and it is desirable to live along the front range, if you like skiing, hiking, and stuff.  Going east is good, if you want to trade recreational location for commute location... There were some similar commute times up north, but who wants to drive past a refinery and Commerce City and a Dog Food Factory (no kidding) on the way to work? If your job moves, or your wife wants to get a job is she going to work in Commerce City Co as a pimp, prostitute, or drug dealer? No, I'm just joking. West Minster and Thornton have some nice areas, but no big tall buildings you are likely to want to work in. EQH is about the same distance to downtown as similar priced homes up north, but you are much closer to the Tech Center. 
  3. EQH is less than a mile from the Plains Conservation Center, which is pretty cool (+7).
  4. Although the city does not provide awesome parks, they do provide pretty good schools, that the community can use a bit, which is pretty cool.
  1. It is about 1 hour and 10 minutes from EQH to the clock tower down town Denver, if you drive to 9-mile, and catch the train. The train's don't care about people who have to live a long ways away, and unlike Chicago and other cities, the transit authority does not have any "express trains" that start in the suburbs and go straight down town. I know they want to reward those who live close, but couldn't they just have one? That would save energy by not having to use the breaks all the time, and would make the train less crowded for those who are close.
  2. It is not as "safe" as it could be. There are no speed bumps, and the little soccer moms come cruising through the streets at about 90 mph in the land behemoths. Also, although it has good side walks, it would be cooler if people traffic was routed through walking paths away from the road... There are a few of these routs, and it is probably too late to change, but it is is what it is. Also, my kids buss is 1/3 of a mile away. Sure, the buss is great, but couldn't it make one or two stops, so they don't have to walk so far? 
  3. EQH is close to a dump, which isn't the best. It doesn't ever smell, but I believe it is a super-fund sight with the federal government cleaning up the ground water. Its probably better than living close to a refinery, coal factory, but it isn't that great.
Score:
# of reasons to agree: +4
# of reasons to disagree: -3
# of reasons to agree with reasons to agree: +0
# of reasons to agree with reasons to disagree: -0
Total Idea Score: +0

Don't like the score? It is easy to change the score. Just post a reason to agree or disagree with the overall idea, or any of the reasons and the score will change.

For a full explanation of this project, please visit our  Google code website: https://code.google.com/p/ideastockexchange/

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Blog Explanation
Besides just trying to come up with a list of reasons to agree or disagree, I am trying to promote an algorithm, that counts these reasons and gives each conclusion a score based on the number of reasons to agree compared to the number of reasons to disagree. However, because each reason (or argument) that supports a conclusion will not be just as valid as the other arguments, I think an algorithm should be made that also judges REASONS or arguments based on the number of REASONS that agree or disagree with them...

This blog is trying to use this format of outlining arguments and sub arguments.

Below is my score, so far, for the above belief. The score is based on arguments that I have come up with so far. But I need your help. I can't brainstorm all the reasons to agree or disagree with an argument by myself. And the number of arguments that agree or disagree with a conclusion will affect the overall score.