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Comment Re:Miguel Cabrera is MVP (Score 1) 50

I'm a Tigers fan and a math geek. I hope Cabrera wins the MVP. If I had a vote, I'd vote for Mike Trout.
There are 2 big "unifying" stats, WAR (wins above replacement) and WPA (win probability added).
WAR treats every at bat the same (and base-running and fielding). Trout had a higher WAR than Cabrera, and the highest in MLB.
WPA treats every at bat based on how it alters your team's chance of winning. Trout had a higher WPA than Cabrera, and the highest in the AL (not sure about MLB).

Comment Re:Oblig: TED Talk (Score 1) 372

But US bullies the world and lets other citizens die because they're not American.

I disagree. First off, big pharma is fully willing to let plenty of Americans die (if they can't afford their medication). Big pharma is also fully willing to help plenty of non-Americans pay for the medication they need. It is much more money-related than citizenship related.

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 272

Ok, even though I already stated that I realized there were plenty of possible reasons, here's what was in my head:

1. European or other non-US time zone.
2. Vacation day.
3. Non-standard work week.
4. Lunch break if in PDT.
5. Other standard break (much like when I posed original comment).

Funny thing is, my original intention was to do a quick check of other posts to confirm a probable standard US time zone, then mod parent +1 funny. With all the obvious sarcasm, had parent not posted AC, would have earned at least a +1.

Comment Re:WTF? (Score 1) 272

it could encourage productivity and for those of us who really go 100% during work time, the appreciation of our colleagues.

Says someone posting in the middle of the day on a Friday.

Yes, I realize there are plenty of reasons why these two items might not conflict. However given that it was posted AC, I reject said reasons.

Comment Re:Why would I? (Score 4, Insightful) 244

People suggest this because it is an alternative that many people don't consider right away. The nice part about this is that you can feel free to ignore their advice if you don't want to adopt.

Interestingly enough, I have married friends who were both adopted and tried to have kids the old-fashioned way but couldn't. Their adopted twin boys just turned 5.

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