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Comment The beatings will continue until morale improves (Score 3, Interesting) 478

There were two panels that were cancelled. The one anti-harassment and one media corruption. It seems like the media boycott got the anti-harassment panel reinstated, but they don't have any serious problem with nobody caring about media corruption for some reason. It must be because the only ones that care about media corruption are all serious harassers like Anne Rice, The David Pakman Show, or KFC.

Comment Re:Let the Public Decide (Score 3, Insightful) 439

There's more nuance to things in real life unfortunately. A car manufacturer can certainly get a competitive advantage over retailers since they own a monopoly on supply. It will result in much of the money from car purchases being siphoned away from a local business towards non-taxed multi-national corporations. It might seem like it's a win for the consumer on one front, but the community will lose income and jobs. Don't expect local politicians to support this experiment you devised.

Comment Re:Yes, they are employees (Score 1) 367

... We're supposed to be adults here, why can we not as adults choose to work for company A for $x...negotiated by the two parties. The state should not have laws the hinder the freedom of employer and employed.

So if I wanted to take out a contract to have someone break your legs, it should be legal? This arrangement is quite respectful to both me and Bruno, who likes to break legs almost as much as he likes money.

Comment Re:Yes, they are employees (Score 1) 367

Why should it NOT be up to the individual to classify themselves at contractor or employee?

I'll stop you right there. You can't have a contract if the terms are illegal, so it's not up to the individual at all. If Uber wants to have the state enforce their agreements with their drivers, they need to follow state laws.

Comment Re:MRI (Score 1) 311

Bad analogy. What I am getting at is there's actually a choice between imaging options. There is CT and involves radioactive dye and using X-rays vs MRI, which uses magnets. CTs are cheaper than MRIs, and are used more often. If MRIs were cheaper, they could be used more often than CTs.

Comment MRI (Score 2) 311

Injecting people that already have cancer with radioactive dye and them bombarding them with radiation will probably be seen as barbaric in future years. Unfortunately, right now it's the most cost effective way of knowing that the poison they are being infused with is doing them any good.

Comment Re:The stock market (Score 1) 113

No. No, no, no. No. No, no. No.

The system requires that all investors work from the same, publicly available information. Insider trading is when you're working from information which is not yet available to the public.

This isn't true at all. If this were the case, there would be bans on company stock options, buybacks, and insider transactions. It's only the public that is meant to remain ignorant while investing.

Comment Re:The stock market (Score 2) 113

Except that the people who attempt to make money trading in stocks about which they are ignorant usually lose money.

Did you read the article? People set up an illicit education program and were arrested for their trouble. The system *requires* the investors to be ignorant.

Comment Re:Cool (Score 4, Informative) 363

There is also a lack of a public interest waver around an abortion because it has no impact on you personally and is not in contravention of any laws.

Aside from the fact that it's funded by taxpayers.

Planned Parenthood is barred from using taxpayer money to pay for abortions. All federal money that goes to Planned Parenthood is spent on women's health, such as STD screenings, or checkups.

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.