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Comment Other proportions (Score 0) 397

I wonder what percent of the US population is Indian or Asian. Wikipedia shows 4.8 % Asian American. I work with a disproportionately high number of Asian Americans and Russians at my current job. Previous jobs have had disproportionately high numbers of people from India and Pakistan.

Comment Re:The reason is private insurance (Score 0) 786

I had my own individual plan through BCBSKS. It had acceptable coverage that was mutually beneficial. The plan will longer exist due to new legislation on Jan 1, 2014. "If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan" - BHO. Sure, seems legit.

Comment Re:Lunatic? (Score 1) 1695

Oh, by the way, the people we displaced from power are Islamic Extremists, who deny basic education to women, recruit children into their armies, and are all around bad guys.

How are American public schools doing at educating girls or boys? Does the US military still recruit in the public schools?

Comment Re:Cue increase in accidents (Score 1) 825

Licenses to drive try to ensure that everyone has a minimum skill set before getting behind the wheel and potentially killing others. That program takes a lot of manpower and resources. The licenses by comparison are really not that much.

My wife just renewed her license in Kansas. There is currently no driving test, no written test, no eye exam, nothing. You just pay $20 and get your picture taken. No driving skills required.

PC Games (Games)

EA Shutting Down Video Game Servers Prematurely 341

Spacezilla writes "EA is dropping the bomb on a number of their video game servers, shutting down the online fun for many of their Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 games. Not only is the inclusion of PS3 and Xbox 360 titles odd, the date the games were released is even more surprising. Yes, Madden 07 and 08 are included in the shutdown... but Madden 09 on all consoles as well?"

Comment Re:YRO (Score 1) 202

Because they signed on the dotted line to uphold and defend the Constitution, they lose part of their free speech.

That may be the case, but it is comical that they are supposedly denied constitutional rights in order to preserve them. It's like perpetual war for peace, or as George Carlin would say, screwing for virginity.

Comment Re:Gravel roads are cheap but need more maintenanc (Score 1) 717

Where I live, in Kansas, the trucks average about 50 mph on gravel roads. I usually drive about 60 mph on the gravel roads in a Mazda 626. When you grow up driving gravel roads, you learn to compensate and handle differing road conditions. Fresh gravel is the only thing that causes a major speed reduction. The worst part is when the road maintainer trenches the ditch and the next rain causes part of the road to slide into the ditch.

Comment Re:Hell no. (Score 1) 1141

The point is not if the wiring is done according to code or passes inspection. It is if the wiring is done correctly. I built my current house, and I can tell you that the inspections are not exhaustive and the inspector will attempt to fail you for something, even if it is trivial, on the first inspection. I always passed the second inspection. I failed my first electrical inspection and had to move a can light 12 inches to allow clearance of 12 inches below it in a closet. The inspector did not look at the breaker box or the breaker ratings or even that I used the correct gauge wire for circuits.

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