Anna Chapman, Russian SpyWhat can we learn from the catch and release program of the current administration to spies caught. The statistics of catch and release give insights into the extent of rises after big declines. What % of them eventually go down for example after a 10 point decline followed by a 10 point rise? One finds 49% of them are up the next day. Would the ones that are subsequently captured tell us about the prevalance in the population as in bird releases? On a Nockian front, the catch release program shows our compassion and commonality with the former other side of the agrarian central activity.





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  1. steve on July 11, 2010 7:31 pm

    I think it was you Chair who once said the more public information is the less useful.. The FBI and CIA only release information to the public that is redacted and watered down so far as to be useless.

    Beware all of the stuff they are not telling you.

  2. Duncan on July 12, 2010 8:50 am

    When I see catch and release I immediately think of trout. Here are some stats on survival rates taken form an Alaskan fishing guide.” A study looked at survival rates of played out rainbow trout that were also exposed to air for 60 seconds, 30 seconds, and 0 seconds. Additionally, the survival rates on non-exercised rainbow trout were used as a control for the study.

    As you’d expect, the control group had a 100% survival rate. The rainbow trout that were exhaustively exercised and not exposed to air survived at an 88% rate. However, the rate of survival for fish exposed to air for 30 seconds was only 62%, and those that were held out of the water for 60 seconds had a mere 28% chance of living to fight another day. The researchers attributed the higher mortality among fish exposed to air to a significant reduction of oxygen content in the fish’s blood.”

    I will have to think more about what sort of market exposure and duration could be detrimental to one’s health.


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