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Comment Re:No. Give the control to the users (Score 1) 251

Well that is kind of dumb. If I was looking for a pickup truck or a digital camera, I would simply go to google and run a search for those things. Not put them as terms in an app that may or may not bother me with those things while I am busy looking at something else.

Comment Re:The Volkswagen scandal is a good thing (Score 1) 126

The uninsured would have gone the hospital and not paid a dime anyhow. The ACA doesn't change much for injuries except some accounting on the billing side.

For preventable diseases, this will cause previously uninsured to seek a doctor instead of waiting for it to be an emergency. An emergency room visit is about 100x more expensive than a doctor's office visit. Plus everything dangerous is more survivable the earlier it is detected.

Comment Re: it's the weather, stupid (Score 2) 43

Define "successful"?

Successful at wasting money that could be spent on much cheaper and less susceptible to damage ground radars? Successful and funneling money into military contracts? Successful in employing former military? Sure.

Do we see a lot of cruise missiles fired at us from Mexico?

The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.