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Comment: Re:Most "executives" are morons (Score 1) 325

by GoodNicksAreTaken (#46640905) Attached to: Wants More H-1B Visas, But 50% Go To Offshore Firms
This was modded flamebait but the parent was not? WTF! Parent complains about "whites" racism against Chinese with gross abuse of Caps Lock and then goes on a tirade against Muslims. It's okay to hate liberals and Muslims and use gross generalizations along with the epithet "stans" but simply stating that a person stopped reading when the parent started their irrelevant blaming is now flaimbait? As a decade plus lurker I'm well aware Slashdot hasn't been a serious news site in a long time but when did Slashdot get hijacked by idealogues? I thought we were all a little more open minded than that.

Comment: Summary troll (Score 5, Informative) 313

by GoodNicksAreTaken (#41268579) Attached to: California's Unspoken Health Problem: Brain Parasites
Alvarez says she experienced debilitating headaches for 20 years before her diagnosis, but she probably consumed tapeworm eggs much earlier than that. When Alvarez immigrated to the United States in the late 1980s she complained to American doctors of a pain so absolute it blinded her and made her vomit.

The parasites apparently were contracted outside of the United States according to the article contrary to all of the other comments and contrary to what the Slashdot summary seems to imply.

Comment: Oregon has no obscenity law,charges likely dropped (Score 4, Informative) 434

by GoodNicksAreTaken (#39726009) Attached to: Man Protests TSA With Nudity
I don't know what juris-dick-ion is on penis at Portland International or airports in general but Oregon has no obscenity laws due to the way the Oregon constitution is written. Since the arrest was made by Portland police it seems to indicate that this falls under local laws. The Oregon constitution's free speech language is why Portland has naked runs and naked bike rides every year without arrests. See State of Oregon v. Henry Unless they have evidence of "attempting to arouse sexual desire" this appears to be clearly protected under free speech under the Oregon constitution.

"Being naked in public in Portland is legal if it falls within the guidelines of ORS 163.465, which are included below. ORS 163.465. Public indecency
(1) A person commits the crime of public indecency if while in, or in view of, a public place the person performs:
(a) An act of sexual intercourse;
(b) An act of deviate sexual intercourse; or
(c) An act of exposing the genitals of the person with the intent of arousing the sexual desire of the person or another person."

Comment: Re:Too late (Score 2) 391

by GoodNicksAreTaken (#35302892) Attached to: Army Psy Ops Units Targeted American Senators
Chase took away credit score monitoring and then raised rates and fees on everything and then raised them some more. Free credit score report every month was the only reason to have a relatively high rate WaMu card in the first place. You're correct that there wasn't a bank run and no one lost all of their money. It is ignorant to say that people didn't get screwed when WaMu became Chase and that everyone didn't get screwed by less competition in the banking industry after every bank created new fees and ridiculously high interest rates on credit when the prime rate is the lowest is has been since the the mid 50's.

Comment: Re:First Union? (Score 1) 576

by GoodNicksAreTaken (#33714498) Attached to: Unions Urging Actors Not To Work On Hobbit Movie

That said, I am in Canada, and I work for a company that's been around for 130 years. We have much stronger employee protection laws in this country than they do in the states, and have had them for a lot longer.

Labor laws in the US came out of union pushing for the laws directly or from setting a standard for work that was later adopted in to law. I suspect it is the same in Canada and the US has fallen behind in labor law because of the decline of unions in this country. Currently Canada has almost 30% union density where the US has less than 10% union density. So it isn't surprising that Canada has far better labor laws. In industries that are in highly competitive labor markets union wins benefit everyone. FedEx is not union organized but has good pay and benefits generally because UPS union workers have created a standard in the industry. We have had a number of Canadians work at the organization I work for who have moved back to Canada because working conditions were terrible. I receive excellent benefits and horrible pay. My total compensation is about average but the workload and working conditions are often abysmal. Ironically I work for an organization that fights unjust, unfair, and illegal labor practices while practicing those same things with their own staff.

Comment: Re:That's All? (Score 1) 191

by GoodNicksAreTaken (#32696742) Attached to: Arlington National Cemetery's Many IT Flaws
They should use their own union labor and quit wasting money by using contractors in the private sector that take the money and run. Whats that? You oppose union labor and paying living wages to keep quality people employed rather than leaving to be contractors? Keeping some dead weight employed at the bottom protected by a bargaining agreement is worse than the dead weight at the top that got there by being the nephew of the boss? Who will then hire his nephew and create dead weight to the bottom of the stack. Of course unions have to report regularly on LM-2 (LM-3, etc) every time they blow their nose to be in compliance with the LMRDA so every bit of corruption leads people to believe unions are totally corrupt. Corruption in the private sector isn't found until an entire industry collapses prompting thorough investigation and after the SCOTUS ruling regarding the honest-services law just made, prosecuting private sector corruption probably becomes more difficult.

Comment: Re:E911 Phase 2 Already Requires Location (Score 1) 54

by GoodNicksAreTaken (#32696328) Attached to: Experts Say Wiretap Law Needs Digital Era Update
Several times we have had police show up at our building saying someone in the building dialed 911 and have to do a full scan of the building before leaving because someone set a notebook on their phone or somehow had the 9 button jammed down. Our company issued Nokia's for some reason were set so that if you hold down 9 it dials 911.

You can not get anything worthwhile done without raising a sweat. -- The First Law Of Thermodynamics