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Comment: Re:But...but... Big Data! (Score 1) 292 292

*Seriously, if he gets on the ballot he'll get my vote just so we can end the GOP once and for all by giving them four years to truly destroy the country.

I with you on that Cruz vote. We're limping along now is a zombie state of semi-functional corruption. Things have to get worse before they can get truly better, and who better to do that than the GOP?

Comment: Re:Job Guarantee (Score 1) 367 367

Mod up!

I like that idea of a guarantee federal job. Sort of like a non-violent version of the military. It should have a snappy name, like Civilian...something...Corps maybe?

If it was a large enough of an organization then the support of the organization itself could provide ample employment. Qualified counselors, trainers, etc to 'triage' the incoming 'recruits' for the jobs they are best suited for. Social workers, pre-K/daycare attendants, after school mentors for troubled kids, companionship for elderly. There is SO much work that needs to be done, just no 'market' for those jobs. Yet you just have to look at the financial sector to realize that what the 'market' demands is just shy of total bullshit anyway.

Our student:teacher ratio is something like 30:1. Reducing that significantly would have an effect on our education system an order of magnitude higher than any BS standardized testing regime.

Comment: Re:Motorcycle Safety Perceptions (Score 1) 236 236

I thought the same thing about the bike laid down in front of him. Definitely too close!

I can't say that I'm 100% perfect on the speeding bit (I usually go with he flow of the fast lane on the highway ~80mph).

That said, I also treat every car like they're trying to kill me. I think of the dumbest thing they could possibly do and what I would do to avoid that situation. That has saved me more than once. ABS brakes also helps for incredibly quick and safe panic stops.

Comment: Motorcycle Safety Perceptions (Score 2) 236 236

I'd also argue that's why so many people fear riding motorcycles.

If you remove the non-helmet/minimal safety gear and drunk rider accidents the rates are significantly lower than presented.

That said, when I have a kid I'll take a hiatus(mostly) until they're out of diapers.

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