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Comment Re:Blimey (Score 4, Insightful) 509 509

I'm with you man, but this was exactly the same thing that people said when NASA confirmed the results. I was with you then too. Skeptisisism and all that.

The fact that the Germans now have also confirmed this is pretty huge. I'd say this moves out of the 'anomalous experiment' territory and more into the 'can we devise more and newer experiments to understand what the flaven is happening here' zone.

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.

All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.