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Comment Re:Epinephrine cost per dose in about 50 cents (Score 4, Insightful) 391

Several years ago Primatene Mist was removed from the market. Our health care system is now fully controlled by corporations that don't give a rat's ass if we live or die as long as their profits continue to skyrocket, at any cost.

Primatene Mist was banned by the FDA in 2011 because it contained CFCs.

Do you have evidence that Primatene wanted the FDA to pull their product off the market?

Comment Re:So the tax returns aren't public? (Score 2) 231

I suppose that's the norm for him, but there's no legitimate reason why he can't provide them. He doesn't want to. that's the sole reason. Which leads to the question why he doesn't.

Because he's under audit. There's no law stopping him from doing so, but, from a legal standpoint, it's a really bad idea.

Basically, if someone he does business with is disgruntled, they can pull up his tax information, find some line item they are somewhat familiar with and tell the IRS he's lying. Then the IRS is obligated to do more investigation into that area of his tax return. The claim could be completely bogus, made anonymously, but it will still hold up the audit while the IRS does it's due diligence.

Now, when you're talking about a controversial presidential candidate, you *really* don't want to release anything. Nutjobs would be coming out of the woodwork making claims about his tax returns. The IRS would be obligated to follow up on all of them.

Normally this isn't an issue, as there would be no reason to release your returns. Slightly different situation when you are running for president.

I can see valid arguments on both sides of the issue. Personally I don't care, but I could see how you could.

Comment Open It Up (Score 2) 279

Have DARPA hold one of it's challenges for companies to come up with a process and/or system to validate election procedures. Have the Air Force, the NSA and the State Department vet it. Open source the whole thing and make it available to any municipality who wants to use it.

I'm *not* talking about E-voting, by the way, but the process and/or software used to tabulate votes. It shouldn't matter what method is used to cast the votes. E-Voting could be included in the design, but it should be input agnostic.

Comment Re:Oh, sure (Score 2) 354

Christopher Pike able to talk and laugh... no problem.

As the timeline has been altered, the circumstances leading to his alternate-timeline incapacitation have changed.


Vulcan destroyed... no problem.

As the timeline has been altered, circumstances have led to the destruction of Vulcan.

Spock and Uhura making out in the turbo lift... No problem.

As the timeline has been altered, the circumstances leading Spock to be more strictly logical have been altered, and he secretly leans more towards his human, emotional side.

But make Sulu gay? THIS SHALL NOT STAND!

So, *circumstances* lead someone to be gay? It's not an inherent trait? See how that can be an issue?

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