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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: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: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.

Comment Re:Influence of corruption in media (Score 1) 727

GamerGate is not a partisan movement.

I would partially agree with the statement, but the truth of the matter is that the only media outlets that covered gamergate largely were Milo Yiannopoulos and Christina Hoff Sommers, who are both associated with right-wing organizations. If you ever monitor the ongoings of Gamergate forums, there is much bellyaching against "leftists" or "SJWs" from a slice of the population that doesn't really have too much interaction with politics at large. When these kids see corruption within their small sphere of awareness being hand-waved away as being only cover for misogynists, it is very easy for bad actors to blame corruption on the "liberal media".

Many of these gamers are kids that don't read the news or follow politics much at all. They have no sense of history to understand that for most of human history up to even a few decades ago, women were largely seen as property. They see "feminists" as outsiders trying to destroy their main source of entertainment.

Comment Influence of corruption in media (Score 3) 727

one of the aspects of gamergate that really bothers me is the immediate dismissal of anyone that suggests corruption is a problem is just using it as a cover for misogyny. It has led to an attitude that corruption is only a problem among liberals. Do you think that corporate sponsored politicians undermining women's health is a bigger problem than depictions of women in art? And what would you propose could be done to disassociate arguments against corruption from gamergate?

Comment Re:That would be a nightmare. (Score 1) 209

But now, all your online activities are recorded pretty much permanently for everyone to see (sorry, privacy policies or settings just encourage people to spill the beans).

Or they could re-release their history as a special edition with revisions, and wait for the original copies to go obsolete.

"Ask not what A Group of Employees can do for you. But ask what can All Employees do for A Group of Employees." -- Mike Dennison