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Comment Can we do the same to small propeller planes? (Score 1) 176

They are just as big of a nuisance now as drones are expected to be in the future. In my area (nearest airport is 30 miles away) they are tons of these slow flying lawn mowers flying around on the weekends during the summer months. They are just buzzing around. My understanding is that the most common reason for these is that they are piloted by people taking lessons so they slowly circle within 30 miles of the airports. It's very annoying as they are very slow so the noise they generate lasts a few minutes. On certain peak times there could be one of those within hearing distance every 10 minutes. It makes enjoying the outdoors very hard.

Comment The truth, from a ex-greek (Score 1) 485

1. Greece will never be able to repay the loans. 2. Forcing the country to either default or accept further austerity is causing a humanitarian crisis in the country. 2.1 The lower middle class and poor are literally without food or care. We would not accept that in any other western country 3. Unemployment among the young is 50%. 3,1 Everyone who can leave the country is leaving 4. Trying to make Greece into an example, is forcing #2, should be abhorrent to any civilized persons. The fact that past politicians created the problem should not make it palatable to us. 5. A lot of the money that was 'loaned' to Greece, exited the country immediately in the form of purchases of German/French goods even military equipment. It's not like all these loans stayed in the country. Many loans were issued with such conditions. 6. Siphoning euros out of a struggling economy to pay debts will further deteriorate that economy.Not saying that not paying the debts is ok, just saying that action will further destroy the country. 7. Greek tourism which was the country's main source of income suffered greatly with the Euro.

Comment Good luck fixing errors (Score 1) 532

In my insurance company's web page where it shows my health history, it shows that I had heart issues a few years ago. ( I never did ). I called them and they said they couldn't tell me how that record got in there. They told me to call my doctor. I called my doctor, they said they had no idea how that got in there. NEITHER of them can change it. The insurance says the doctor must correct it, the doctor says they know nothing about it. I am stuck with an erroneous health record.

Comment I love 4 way stops (Score 1) 124

Especially when 2-4 drivers arrive at around the same time which is usually the case during rush hour. Two pattern emerge. Either they all look at each other and no one goes or if there are some more decisive people among them, more than one might decide to go at the same time. Very funny. 4 way stops. Worse traffic invention ever.

Comment You guys are missing the point (Score 1) 514

Besides getting re-elected, politicians care about have tax income to allocate to their pork projects. To that end, H1B is preferable to the alternatives. Alternative 1. American Labor. It's expensive enough where certain projects & businesses won't even start up. Outcome: less taxes for the government compared to the #2 and #3 below. Alternative 2. Cheap Off-Shore Labor. Cheap thus a lot of businesses will take up on that. Downside: No income-tax from those employees. Alternative 3. Cheap H1B. Almost same as #2 but the H1-Bs pay income tax. So, as you can see, politicians try to maximize their income. They couldn't care less about the American worker. Thank you.

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