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Comment Re:I need a kidney and still think this is good. (Score 1) 295

I hope you get your kidney in time.

I think organ donation should be opt-out. And if you have opted out, you are ineligible to receive an organ transplant. (With at least a 12 month waiting period after opting back in.)

Further, there should be a 3 month waiting period to effect an opt-out. No opting out and then killing yourself out of spite, or having next-of-kin object to an accident victim who has not opted out from donating organs & tissue.

From what I've read, this would solve the organ shortage in most regions.

Comment Re:Russia exposes political corruption in the US.. (Score 1) 821

Literally giving debate questions away to the detriment of Bernie.

Literally taking gifts from foreigners for access to the Secretary of State.

Literally saying that she lied to the public, but told the truth to the bankers.

Perhaps none of that rises to the label of "corruption" for you, but by most accounts, those actions are at least immoral if not illegal.

Comment Re:Russia exposes political corruption in the US.. (Score 1) 821

If the RNC internal documents show that they're giving away debate questions, or colluding against primary contestants to get their favored candidate in, or running corrupt charities to take foreign money in return for government failures, then I'm all for having them exposed, whether it is a Russian bear, a Nork kimchee, or even just a disgruntled insider.

Now, if the DNC internal docs had just shown say, motorcade schedules, and children's school addresses, or other sensitive information that didn't show corruption, Obama would have more of a leg to stand on. Instead, it looks like he's punishing the messenger to avoid the message.

Comment Russia exposes political corruption in the US... (Score 4, Insightful) 821

...and they now must be punished.

Is someone going to prosecute and sanction the DNC for stealing the election from Bernie? Or the Clinton Foundation for running a massive pay to play scheme?

Next time Voice of America points out corruption in some foreign election, should we expect to be sanctioned by that foreign nation?

And this is even if you believe that we have 100% proof that Putin leaked Podesta's and the DNC's emails.

Honestly, if Putin *did* do the crime, we should be thanking him for doing a job that the US mainstream media should've been doing.

Comment A massively different tune... (Score 1) 534

...than the "good old days". In the words of head CRU scientist Phil Jones:

I should warn you that some data we have we are not supposed to pass on to others. We can pass on the gridded data – which we do. Even if WMO agrees, I will still not pass on the data. We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it
-Phil Jones email Feb. 21, 2005

Maybe make all the data and code open source, for anyone to peruse, and you won't have to worry about it being "saved".

Of course, if you make it too open, maybe someone will find something wrong with your grid cell adjustments...

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