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Comment: Re:Bad Example, Maybe (Score 1) 605

by pnutjam (#49536691) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California
I forgot what an asshole Penn is, despite the apparent lack of cancer risk, smoking indoors is not neutral.
between 150,000 and 300,000 children under 1-1/2 years of age get bronchitis or pneumonia from breathing secondhand tobacco smoke, resulting in thousands of hospitalizations. In children under 18 years of age, secondhand smoke exposure also results in more coughing and wheezing, a small but significant decrease in lung function, and an increase in fluid in the middle ear. Children with asthma have more frequent and more severe asthma attacks because of exposure to secondhand smoke, which is also a risk factor for the onset of asthma in children who did not previously have symptoms.

Do you think it's neutral for adults?

Comment: Re:the endgame is ironic here (Score 1) 284

by pnutjam (#49521543) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers
I'd love to see you go toe-to-toe with Obama in almost anything. I would bet good money he would beat you like a rented mule.
I don't get the "Obama is incompetent" meme, he's been good for the country and it's a shame people can't accept it.

Give it 20 years and then we can compare him to St. Ronnie. I know which one I think will look better.

Comment: Re:what is there left to buy? (Score 1) 284

by pnutjam (#49519447) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers
I have a 20 year old car that I drive daily. Door locks are going strong, but you can tell the electrical contacts are starting to fail. Tin whiskers might be more common on newer cars and might lead to earlier failure.
My biggest problem is that every rubber hose on the car has started to leak and necessitated replacement.

Comment: Re: Welcome to the early 1900s? (Score 1) 284

by pnutjam (#49519407) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers
Good point. The majority of money in the system is rigidly divorced from responsibility. It's sold as a way to decrease risk, but it essentially gives free reign to sociopaths. Why is CEO considered to have more stake in a company then the guy who makes or designs the products?
Who is going to be more screwed if the company goes under? The guy who is banking afew million every year, or the guy who is living paycheck to paycheck and goes to jail if he misses a child support payment?

Comment: Re:the endgame is ironic here (Score 1) 284

by pnutjam (#49519375) Attached to: Robot Workers' Real Draw: Reducing Dependence on Human Workers
I think capitalism and government could both be improved by introducing some randomness into things. We should draw lots for some offices, like Athens did. I wonder if people would avoid congress like they avoid jury duty?
Could the worst incompetent do worse then the guys we have now?

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -- Publius Syrus

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