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Comment: Some of those are married (Score 2, Interesting) 233

by Cutting_Crew (#49067165) Attached to: Mars One: Final 100 Candidates Selected
Why would people agree to let their spouse leave knowing that they will never see or speak to them again?? It seems like to me that the emotional and biological factors involved leaving your spouse in this manner and living with that decision can lead to poor decision making and could potentially endanger everyone else.

IMO assuming this isnt some hoax and they really are going to send people there, then its a mission for people who are totally unattached with no kids so that they can focus on staying alive and making the right decisions.

Comment: Re:Honestly (Score 1) 97

by Cutting_Crew (#48642975) Attached to: Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

I use cash for the most part. It has lots of pleasant side-effects, like giving you a solid object that lets you feel how much you're spending, and impressing women (either the under 25 crowd, who like the look of the green stuff, or the 25-30 (now that I'm getting older) ones who look at you like you're obviously responsible husband-material because you use cash over plastic).

You are missing out on free cash using plastic. You need to eat, you need to pay bills, you need gas(assuming you own a vehicle). You are going to pay for those things anyway. There is no reason to not pay for it on the card , reap the cash back benefits and cash in when you need to. (i usually end up with about $400 or so for the year.)

Comment: Re: Sigh (Score 2) 341

how did SCOTUS declare it a tax when it wasnt wriiten up as one in the law? How do they have the leeway to change the definition of something in a ruling? They are supposed to rule on whats before them, not define it as something else in order for it to pass constitutional muster.. ??? The reason it wasnt called a "tax" in the law is because it wouldnt have gotten the votes. SCOTUS ruling it is a "tax" bypasses the whole point of voting for a bill.

Am i missing something?

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.