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Comment Re:What usually happens (Score 1) 306

Or, the politician needs to give a good reason why their views have changed other than "Because I am more likely to be elected".

I know that makes them sound bad, but isn't part of an elected official's duty to act based on the opinions of their constituents (i.e., promise them what they want to get elected)?

Of course, that would only be valid if they didn't go immediately back to their original stance once in office...

Comment Re:Note to all governments (Score 1) 274

Amazon Internet Usage Fee.

The law says "Brick and mortar presence". It may not say "Amazon" on the front, and I'm a self-confessed Amazon fan-boy, but if you set up a 100% owned brick-and-mortar subsidiary in the state, then yeah, you owe them taxes or you need to set up in a state in which you won't. Figure out whether you come out ahead making 0% taxed sales from Texas or shipping from somewhere else.

Comment Re:Why not just wait? (Score 1) 133

That's correct. I took my GRE back in '99 or so. The reading comprehension didn't seem too tough (but I only hit a 540 if I remember correctly so I guess it was harder than I comprehended.) The other two sections were getting fairly difficult because I hit perfect 800's.

But, while adjusting an exam while you're taking it to better gauge where you stand seems useful, using something like this as an every day teaching tool is radically different and, to me, seems counter-productive.

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