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Comment: Re:Transparency (Score 1) 88

I honestly would expect nothing less.......if this study is worth anything, it is going to discuss classified programs in detail, and as such, falls in the category of classified.

Now, whether anything at all should be classified is another question, but if anything should, then a study that discusses in detail classified programs should also be.

Comment: Re:sure, works for France (Score 2) 203

In my experience, most permanent job employers don't like to negotiate on vacation time.

It takes more negotiation skill. I recently negotiated a 4-day work week. I took a 20% pay cut for it (totally worth it). Essentially, instead of framing it as an adversarial negotiation, I considered it a problem for us to solve together. "I want to work here, you want me to work here, but this is what I need. How can we solve this problem?" Most of the time was spent helping them overcome concerns. At one point, I said, "yeah, that's a managerial problem, but I'm confident the managers here are capable of overcoming it."

Comment: Re:Transparency (Score 1) 88

I apologize to everyone here for having voted for them a second time.

Wait, why exactly did you vote the second time? It's not like we didn't know he was running a secretive administration before the election (indeed, he made a vote in favor of secrecy while he was still in the senate, before getting elected the first time).

I can sort of understand saying that he was better than the alternatives and that's why you voted for him, but that's not something you would apologize for, really....

Comment: Re:Proportionate response? (Score 1) 353

by phantomfive (#47528217) Attached to: Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
All the farmers in California are digging deeper/bigger wells. So they feel ok for the next few years. Of course it drains the aquifer, but no one seems to care about that, for some reason.

I kind of feel like every story is sensationalized so much, whether a celebrity tweet or a war in Iraq, that people have trouble remembering what a true crisis is like. It's just another story, I need to water my lawn and the water still comes out of the hose.

The most delightful day after the one on which you buy a cottage in the country is the one on which you resell it. -- J. Brecheux