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Comment: Re:Yes. (Score 1) 622

by butchersong (#48885387) Attached to: Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?
Large companies already do this by giving you discounts on health insurance or charging you more depending on your perspective if you adopt "healthy" lifestyle habits. Also I'm sure you'd agree that you shouldn't expect to keep your job as cop if you are severely overweight or want a job as a booth babe etc.

Comment: Re:In the name of Allah ! (Score 1) 1350

by butchersong (#48757337) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ
The population of Europe as a whole is like 740 million. Perhaps they simply have yet to reach a critical mass and these increasing troubles are a sign of something larger to come. Only about 20% of the population of the British American colonies participated in the American revolution. Muslims are rapidly outbreeding native populations in Europe and account for a large percentage of immigrants. I have friends that follow islam and they are great guys but looking at it objectively Europe in the long term may very well be screwed.

Comment: Re:Beyond request? (Score 1) 121

by butchersong (#48572795) Attached to: NASA Gets 2% Boost To Science Budget
I would be interested to see some auditor reviews of NASA's budget. I'm sure they have smart people there but those that I have met have not been very impressive. They basically fill space and know next to nothing about the technical aspects of their jobs. One guy I worked with had to spend quite a while explaining the difference between mv and copy on a file to someone that worked in their network security some years back... This was a high level technical role not a manager. So I've always wondered how much of their budget was massive overspending due to incompetence and payroll for people who effectively dodge work all day and do nothing but navigate that bureaucracy.

Comment: Re:Gestapo (Score 1) 481

Why does NYPD hate young ethnic people so much?

On the job training. If the human brain does one thing well it is pattern recognition. Unfortunately 45% of blacks live at or below poverty and it isn't middle or upper middle class people commiting most of the crime. When 80% or more of the crimes you are dealing are commited by people of a certain skin color, dressed a certain way, speaking in a similar way... you learn to associate this category of person as a danger and even eventually with all the crap you deal with day in and day out as degenerate or less of a person than you.

I would imagine that even the best of people would tend to come out of a tough police precinct as 'racist' to one degree or another regardless of their intentions or the type of person they were when entering. It would be something you would have to constantly guard against. It is a depressing problem to consider. I'm not sure how you would even combat this. Mandatory participation in things like the big brother program for the neighborhoods you police? Other community involvement while off duty?

Comment: Re:no dimocrats (Score 1) 551

by butchersong (#48302793) Attached to: In this year's US mid-term elections ...
Obviously the least amount of government necessary to achieve an end is the most desirable for any particular problem. There are any number of quotes going to back to the revolution (see thomas paine, jefferson etc) that reflect this attitude of government being at best a necessary evil (basically a reflection of the failings of man) and I don't think any one on either side of the aisle could effectively argue against this. The only argument would be what the least amount of intrusion is that is necessary.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous (Score 1) 349

by butchersong (#48270685) Attached to: Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...
Why do you think someone isn't contagious prior to showing symptoms? They are obviously much less contagious simply because of the amount of the virus in their bodily fluids but the virus doesn't go through a warm and fuzzy stage before it goes to work. It is less likely to cause infection (due to virus numbers) not impossible.

Comment: Re:You really have no idea do you? (Score 1) 262

by butchersong (#48269177) Attached to: Power and Free Broadband To the People
If you're poor imo the last thing you should want to do is go to the city. At least in rural areas you can grow a garden and have some chickens. I come from eastern kentucky. I know poor. Why the hell people would want to live in the city in a 20 story building with no way other than employement that they can't get or handouts they end up having to take instead of the country is beyond me. Hell you don't even need a yard yourself in a rural area you can get almost all your veggies by picking 'weeds' and you can always go fishing at one of the local watering holes.

Comment: Re:my thoughts (Score 3, Interesting) 372

by butchersong (#48220355) Attached to: NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola
If you're working day in and day out with ebola under chaotic often difficult to control conditions then you decide to travel home before say quarantining yourself for 2 weeks in your room before travel this is in my book very reckless. There is a difference between being well intentioned and being heroic. A person that carelessly knocks someone into traffic while chasing a purse snatcher is not a hero.

Comment: Re:Bennett Haselton on the Ebola outbreak (Score 3, Informative) 372

by butchersong (#48220219) Attached to: NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola
I wish people wouldn't keep saying this. It is not virtually impossible to catch before someone becomes symptomatic. From what I gather it is only that the virual load of the individual is much much higher in later stages. The virus is still very more often than not for example detectable in sweat before symptoms set it. It's like telling someone that is allergic to bees not to worry about a few flying around in the bus with them because it's so unlikely they will be stung.. it is a perfectly reasonable concern no matter now many statistics you could cite about how often a bee encounter results in a sting.

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