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Comment Re:EC will punish US Teachers (Score 1) 71

One of the largest Apple shareholders is Vanguard Funds, and Vanguard Funds are owned by multiple 401k and pension plans in USA. Bottom line is that not only teachers, but many in the middle class will lose a boatload of money because European Commission, directed by unelected president Junker TOLD Ireland to change treatment of Ireland's laws and to extort more money.

401k plans were never meant to provide retirement for people. They were just meant to funnel money to people who already have all the money.

The total percentage of Vanguard instruments that are owned by the middle class is probably in the 1%-2% range. And Vanguard's total Apple exposure is in the 2%-3% range (at least according to the Vanguard statements). This bill for back taxes isn't going to move the needle one bit for anyone in the "middle class".

Comment varmint (Score 2, Funny) 364

Jennifer Youngman, a 65-year-old woman living in rural northern Virginia shot down a drone flying over her property with a single shotgun blast.

She was later quoted as saying, "And I boilt that dern thing for nearly two hours and it never did get tender none. My husband, Cousin Carl, damn near broke a tooth."

Comment Re:No...just, no. (Score 3, Informative) 148

Citation required. No, neither of your links talks about armed observers, and nothing about acting "menacing".

No offense, but when you've promoted "Second Amendment solutions" to prevent a president from appointing judges, and you're promoting a civilian "Deportation Force", and you're ginning up the notion that if you lose the election, it's because it was "rigged", what the fuck do you think he's talking about? You can't be that stupid.

And you'll have to explain why asking people to keep an eye on the process is worse than the New Black Panther party

The New Black Panther party was two guys standing outside of a Philadelphia polling place. And they were not responding to a public call for a show of force by candidate Barack Obama. So, you dumb fuck, the "worse" part is that it's Donald Fucking Trump who's the one asking for thugs to stand in front of polling places.

If no local fraud could swing the results of a national election, then what all the crying about the state of Florida results when Bush was elected over Gore?

Jesus wept. It wasn't "local fraud" that caused 2000 to be seen as a crooked election. It was the fact that it was decided by the Supreme Court along partisan lines.

Comment Use the Tmobile Music Unlimited prepaid plan (Score 4, Interesting) 52

It's $50 ($55 with tax).

I get unlimited music and 1 gig of data.

Recently right as the month ends I'm hitting 900mb (and that's with youtube videos).

They tried to upsell me to the post paid plan.

It was $70 ($77 with tax). And otherwise the same plan.

I looked at the salesperson and explained my plan again.

She went, "oh.. right" and stopped.

Do you have a great plan to recommend? I'd love to hear it. Every month, I have the option of changing plans or even services. I love it.

Comment Re:So if it happens when then? (Score 1) 148

Not even Trump supporters would believe it

I don't think we want to test the extremes of what Trump supporters would believe. From all appearances, they are a rather credulous lot when it comes to their Dear Leader.

"69% of Trump voters believe that if their candidate loses, it will be because the election was rigged. A mere 16% of Trump supporters think that a Clinton victory would come about because she won more votes.

Perhaps even odder, 40% of Trump voters believe that the long-extinct ACORN will be responsible for the election fraud. ACORN has not existed since 2010. "

Comment Re:No...just, no. (Score 2, Informative) 148

No one actually has to "hack" anything -- just get the thought out there. No matter who wins, stories like this will be cited by the losing side as "proof" the election was "rigged" or "hacked", and that the winner didn't win legitimately.

One side is already making this argument, and is recruiting an army of armed "observers" to stand around polling places and act menacing.

Comment Re: Just stop this nonsense (Score 3, Informative) 148

If you register to vote you also get responsibilities like jury duty and selective service.

Selective service is not tied to your voter registration in any way.

In some states, there is a connection with drivers license, and with student loans, but in no US state is there any connection between registering to vote and selective service.

Comment Re:Captain Kirk says... (Score 1) 289

From elsewhere..

  Dr. Michael Roizen, MD , Internal Medicine, answered
Although many studies have looked at the family history of disease in relation to the onset of disease, only three major studies have correlated overall longevity trends between parents and their children. The Framingham Study, the "Termite" Study, and the Alameda County Study looked at the age of parental death to determine if it predicted longevity of the offspring. Did the two correlate? Yes, but minimally. Each study showed a minor effect. The Framingham Study, the most comprehensive of the three, found about a 6 percent correlation between life span of the parents and life span of their offspring, meaning that many other factors affect longevity as well. If both your parents lived past the age of seventy-five, the odds that you will live past seventy-five increase to some extent. But to what extent? (Note that we are discussing, for the most part, death related to disease. If a parent dies at age forty in a car accident, for example, that provides little information about how long the child will live, although alcohol-induced accidents are a possible exception.)

If you are a man and both of your parents died before the age of seventy-five, then your RealAge (physiologic age) will be as much as 4.2 years older. If you are a woman, your RealAge will be as much as 3.5 years older. If both parents lived past the age of seventy-five, then your RealAge will be 4.2 years younger if you are man, and 3.5 years younger if you are a woman. If no first-degree relative (parent, brother, sister) had breast, colon, or ovarian cancer diagnosed early, you are an additional 0.2 to eleven years younger than if your siblings or parents had those diagnoses. Some genetic conditions, such as being a carrier of the BRCA-1 breast cancer gene, can make your RealAge as much as 17 years older. This is one of the instances where genetics can make a big difference.

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