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Comment Re:What complete nonsense (Score 2) 287

right now health insurance companies cost you about 30 cents for every dollar of your health care.(obamacare limits it to 20 cents) Adminstration of health care costs you 90 cents for your dollar.

how much more health care could be provided if adminstration costs could be cut back?

The USA has a very top heavy infrastructure and not enough grunts in the fields. everything is that way. businesses government etc.

the finance guys and upper management wont' mention it since it is their salaries at stake, but they trimed the fat from the supply chain, and lower levels. now the fat is all concentrated in the upper management fields. This country won't grow until that takes a couple of major cuts. And that won't happen for a few more years.

Comment Re:Massive failure from all involved (Score 1) 165

except this isn't about any given thought, or emotion. this isn't about muscle feedback loops and controls.

This is about how each neuron fires and why does it fire in that order.

We can make a logic gate, but the brain doesn't use logic gates yet it still gets the correct answer. (sometimes) how it does that is the biggest mystery of neuro science. In the brain memory and processors are one and the same.

What could a computer do if you gave it 32 gigabytes of level 3 cache? what if you gave it 1 terabyte of level 3 cache? your brain works closer to that than a logic chip.

Comment Re:Um, duh? (Score 3) 306

The applications are easier, the financial aid applications are ridiculous. After doing FAFSA, many of these top-tier schools are asking for more intrusive information than you can imagine, including what savings we have for other children and having to estimate what our income and taxes will be for the next year and the year after. I was getting infuriated with my son's forms, had to dig out old tax records, my wife is self-employed, but doesn't technically own a company (freelance), but they wouldn't accept that as an answer... the financial aid forms take 10x longer to fill out. This might be a great reason why so few poor people are doing them. One of the forms even wanted my voter registration number and date I applied for it. WTF?

Comment Re:love the subtle anti-brexit push (Score 1) 169

Except the EU has stated you want access then you have to be a part of it.

It isn't the common market British needs it is the free exchange of people and goods.

The finance centers in London have to move out because access isn't good enough. There goes 50% of London's value Right there.

The uncertianity comes from she and other brexiters promised massive growth and savings and just the opposite is happening.

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 3, Informative) 298

exactly for a decade apple was at or near the top with annual updates and feature changes.

since 2012 and the broadwell/skylake fiasco apple basically stopped trying to keep up with laptops and desktops.

I want a new macbook (currently a 2009 macbook)but i want a modern cpu and a sd card slot. things i can't get in current line up. So many macbook owners have been waiting 5-6 years screaming for new tech and apple is failing to deliver.

I won't own a windows 10 machine and linux might be possible if all the hardware worked.

Comment Re:Only a fraction of US munitions... (Score 1) 199

The majority US troops pulled out in 2010 per Iraqi agreements. Then shia Iraqis started writing g religious laws that affected sunni Iraqis more than shia Iraqi. The sunnis tribal leaders got pissed and invited in India to assist in force the shias to back off. Instead ISIS took military control of sunni areas. If you look you can find sunni tribal leaders saying they could stop ISIS in the very early days. Those leaders were killed after that.

For the record Iran is primary shia, and suadi is sunni.

We are getting involved I. A religious holy war just like eruope of the 14-17 centuries. Oddly enough Islam just 1500 years old too.

It seems religions age like humans but by the century. Turn 15 and you become a horny emotional wreck lashing out at things for stupid reasons.

Comment Re:It's a lot more simple than that (Score 1) 408

I wasn't suggesting the primary factor in these government contracts wasn't low-balling, but part of the low-balling is using current land value for some undeveloped piece of property that nobody wants because it's not near anything without any attempt to compensate for the fact the value will skyrocket once the project is approved (or even announced, at which point the "estimate" is already complete). "Part of" the low-balling - a pretty minor part, but still there.

Comment Re: Think of it as evolution in action. (Score 1) 296

While I don't disagree the simple fact is all the really nasty diseases are coming from outside areas where antibiotics are abused.

This isn't Europe or Canada these diseases are coming from India and Africa where antibiotics are harder to get and more expensive. Places where they don't use anti bacterial soap on every hand washing.

Evolution is breeding these germs in places they can be bred

Comment Re:It's a lot more simple than that (Score 2) 408

Here in GA they were going to build a "Northern Arc," to complement the the I285 by-pass that circles around Atlanta. It would by-pass the city even farther away, as the metro area has grown way beyond the original by-pass. Anyway, the corrupt a-holes in charge at the time bought the land that would be near the exits... and then announced the plan about where the highway would run.

In an all-too-infrequent bout of sanity, the voters elected a new governor who immediately stopped the program.

Too bad that doesn't happen more often. But yes, I agree with an earlier poster - whatever the government says it will cost, you need to at least triple it, but expect it to be even higher.

What really bothers me is the politicians at the federal level are not subject to insider trading rules dealing with companies they are examining (either for contracts, or looking to sanction them for violations of something).

Comment Re:Is more education, better education . . . ? (Score 0) 495


of course you are to old to remember the 60's. you know the decade the boomers turned 20.

is your alzheimer's acting up on you again? are your depends on good and tight?

The boomer's have never taken responsibility for anything in their entire lives. massive inflation, and the top 1% earn 10,000 times the median worker yep those are thing the boomers never took care of. How about the massive debt that is going to do what? that's right pay for the boomer's retirement. currently 13 trillion dollars of national debt is owed to social security and medicare. that's right of 50% of the national debt is used to pay for boomers who are retiring and were to lazy to do anything about it.

if we could kill everyone over the age of 60 the country would stumble for maybe a year, and be debt free in 5 years. They are the drag ont he economy using more resources than they give. especially in medical care and un working.

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