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Comment Re:Costco can hold their own (Score 1) 245

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

Yeah, nice saying, but the reality is that it often takes an elephant to stop another elephant. Acushnet has been suing smaller competitors to put them out of business, perhaps Costco can put a stop to it.

On a side note, am I the only one who can't type a comment without the text box losing focus repeatedly?

Comment Re:And masterfully so (Score 1) 538

Obamacare isn't imploding though, for the most part it's working much better than anything that can't before it.

Damn, tell me more about this alternate reality where you live. Sounds like a great place!

Meanwhile, back here in actual reality, Obamacare is imploding badly. Arizona is seeing a 125% increase in exchange premiums this year (that's more than doubling in a single year for those of you who are bad with math, which would include anybody who thinks Obamacare is doing well). Here in TN, we have Humana pulling out of the exchange at the end of the year, leaving one single insurer. That's what's causing the death-spiral rate increases everywhere.

Comment Re:Con or Confirm (Score 0) 250

Goodenough & Helena Braga surely know they were going to be painted bright orange as frauds without additional proof.

They surely know they had to follow up with a public display of a cell under charge, then discharge cycles with component weights and measurements to confirm the claims.

Anything else would be a lifelong purgatory in an engineering gulag of con artists.

When you're in your mid-90s a "lifelong purgatory" probably isn't that big a deal.

Comment Oakhurst Dairy is correct (Score 2, Insightful) 331

The dairy is correct.

The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of: (1) Agricultural produce; (2) Meat and fish products; and (3) Perishable foods.

If "packing for shipment or distribution" was one item, then there would be another "or" before "packing":

The canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, or packing for shipment or distribution of: (1) Agricultural produce; (2) Meat and fish products; and (3) Perishable foods.

Because that "or" isn't there, the "or" before "distribution" makes "distribution" the final item in the list:

1. canning
2. preserving
3. freezing
4. drying
5. marketing
6. storing
7. packing for shipment
8. distribution

The meaning is plain and the court really needs to go back to elementary English class if they ruled otherwise.

Comment Interesting (Score 2) 239

So, we're criticizing Trump because he hasn't gotten around to this in his first 50 days. At least he acknowledged that there's a problem and has proposed a very good solution.

I have to wonder what all the Trump bashers would be saying now had Hillary won, because her handlers had her dancing to the tune of "we're going to expand the H-1B program". I don't know if the IEEE leans left, but was this ever an issue for them before Trump became President?

Comment Re:First Month of Trump's Presidency? (Score 3, Insightful) 398

So what exactly did the US Government do in that first month to create all those jobs? After all, if you can implement policy on day one and see that translate into an economic boost within a month, that is some good policy that governments would want to imitate all over the world.

It's actually quite simple - you have a leader who says he wants to put his country first and that makes investors and business people feel good enough to expand existing businesses and start new ones. That's why the stock market rallied after Trump's election - it's not based on an actual policy but a feeling.

Obama's "you didn't build that" bullshit cost more people more jobs that you can imagine.

Comment Re:He's lucky it wasn't Canada (Score 1) 553

And then the officer who fired the tazer went to prison for 30 months. Nice of you to leave that out.

He didn't go to jail for 30 months for the death or firing the taser.

He went to jail for 30 months for perjury and colluding with his fellow officers before testifying:


Nice of you to leave that out.

Not only that, there were four perps and only one even faced criminal charges. This is, sadly, normal in the US and Canada.

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