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Comment: Re:I went (Score 1) 186

Nice little rant there but it fails to address anything i said or asked.

Now if you think your politicians are not representing you, vote them out and vote ones that will in. If you find that not possible, then it is likely that outside your little circle, you are in the minority. No worries, it just means you will have to convince others to side with you.

So do you have anything to say about what i actually asked?

Comment: Re:But what about the hiatus? (Score 1) 186

I have yet to find any creditable explanation to why all the sudden the oceans are a sink and not before. I mean seriously, if something didn't all the sudden cause it to soak up heat, then all previous temp records would have been impacted by it too making the suggestion of the oceans being a sink for the current warming (or lack thereof) somewhat moot.

But say that out loud and you will As if it really matters any more. This isn't about science or the environment any more. It was politicized from near the beginning and now they are much more brazen about it. Anyone can look around and see the real situation- it was proudly on display at this rally.

Comment: Re:The campfire gave rise to two things (Score 2) 65

by sumdumass (#47969427) Attached to: Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

I'm willing to guess that this type of situation is a lot of the science that went into the discovery the article is bragging about.

Oh BTW, been there too. Except for some reason, someone always has some fireworks and throws them in the fire because they got damp or something and we usually ended up losing at least one tent. It was safer to sleep half naked with the ticks than bundled up in a tent with shit that would keep burning- it would appear.

Comment: Re:Pay These Geniuses What They're Worth! (Score 1) 246

by sumdumass (#47960933) Attached to: Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

Well, despite all that, I'm curious why they cannot simply open a satellite office in virtual space and employ their foreign workers remotely. What exactly is so unique about working for an internet site that you have to ignore the entire premise of the internet and be somewhere in person?

Comment: Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (Score 1) 381

I think you need to put the bong down and stay away from it for a while. It is rotting your mind to the point you might actually believe these delusions.

first off it means buisnesses can't 'manipulate' cash strapped people to make artificial job growth or contraction simply by hiring more or less people for the same total work hours.

despite clear evidence that Obamacare has actually caused full time people to become part time and most of the hiring for unskilled labor (the working poor) has been part time, what exactly benefits companies doing this as you think they are?

this no longer works when you are required to provide heathcare then they have no choice but to give people the hours wages needed to live a good life, instead of making them work to boost or contract the economy.

You see, reality doesn't seem to match your misconceptions.

The only reason companies hire part time instead of full time is to control costs. They have no direct impact on the economy or for the most part intent to manipulate it outside of being able to sell their goods and services for a profit.

prior to obama care the working poor had only quacks peddling fake insurance houses constantly shifting locations and doing many unscrupulus methods to keep the poor from being able to pay for care via insurance.

Bullshit. Insurance is one of the heaviest regulated industries in the country before and after Obamacare. If these fly by night operations actually existed, the states would have arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned the scam artists behind it. And yes, it's pretty easy to track them down because there always has to be a place to send the payments and then collect them else they don't benefit from the scam.

Comment: Re:And we're surprised why? (Score 1) 381

I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.

In my home town, the one hospital demanded that another not be opened up in the townships surrounding it citing they would be unable to maintain a profit and have to close down. The second hospital was to be placed near a busy highway about 25 minutes from the original hospital and the through was that it could shave 20 minutes off the transport time and save lives.

Anyways, the other hospital was defeated and the zoning board wouldn't let them build. So the local hospital decided it needed to expand and promptly purchased all the property on the block and started building on to the hospital. The issue about the travel time came up again and another hospital from out of town wanted to open one. Well, the main hospital kicked up a storm again until the outside hospital agreed to only be an emergency room and outpatient surgery hospital and somehow, the two ended up going in as partners. But they located it a little further out but still near the busy highway so transport is still quicker from the highway but you are basically looking at another 30 minutes or so if you drive by the old hospital in order to go to the new one.

This was about 15 years ago. People in government has changed since then but I think this type of protectionism will still happen today if someone wanted to open another hospital. The new one had been expanded as part of the old one since it's inception.

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr