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Comment: Say what you will about the south. (Score 1) 297

by Revek (#48988783) Attached to: Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates

We vaccinate. I"m old enough to remember measles, mumps and chickenpox. You don't have a up to date vaccination card your kid doesn't go to school around here. We call those antivaxers in California idiots and for good reason. I have a autistic child and I never blamed the vaccinations. Our modern society freaks out when kids walk home from a park on their own.

Why aren't they freaking about the little plague vectors walking around spreading disease to those to young to vacinate and those with weakened immune systems?

Comment: billionaires have plenty of time (Score 1) 228

by Revek (#48883941) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

To think of useless crap. Of course they pour money on it and make it their way. But still what a useless thought. The truth is most people have no awareness of those things and as time goes on they will have even fewer thoughts unless it goes down. Then they will respond with anger at the first person they expect to fix it. Its already that way, no need for more time to pass.

Comment: healthcare.gov is run by private companies (Score 2) 204

by Revek (#48865593) Attached to: Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

They couldn't identify me, so experian sent me a credit application to fill out. Its really pathetic that they can't use information the government already has. Instead they rely on some private company who only cares about the bottom line. Its our governments perverse need to reduce public systems in favor of inefficient and incompetent private models. They get paid even when they do a bad job. So what you really have here is some private company using data it gathered. I would bet it was in their contract and its not even shady, its just another government sell out of its people.

Comment: If you want faster last mile (Score 2) 417

by Revek (#48810385) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Stop giving money to mega companies and tailor your government "cheese" giveaway to companies who will build to new areas. The last stimulus scam that they tried contained so many impossible conditions that no small/start-up company could comply with them. The main deal breaker being giving the government first lien. Foolish to think any company wouldn't have a loan or two out there with a bank that isn't going to give up their lien. So either the people who draft those programs are fools or they are in the back pockets of the lobbyist who care not at all beyond what some money bags is paying them.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton

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