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Comment Re:GOOD. (Score 2) 281

Take a look at these pictures of polio survivors. See the "rare" complications of surviving that disease? And who does pay for the treatment that those complications demand? Can you afford a lifetime of care for your child should they get paralysis from polio or brain damage from measles? How much cheaper (and safer) is a vaccine compared to that?

Nothing, even just stepping out your front door, is ever completely safe. We live in a dangerous world. Demanding that vaccines be 100 percent effective and 100 percent safe is an impossibility. That is why vaccine makers are shielded from liability through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, so that those that do have adverse reactions can be compensated and those that make the vaccines don't face financial ruin.

Finally, every time I hear someone say "Follow the money" in regards to vaccination I feel compelled to point out that if all that motivated a corporation was profit, they would profit more selling sixty years worth of treatment and care for all those polio victims rather than just provide two simple shots.

Comment Re:please do this for all places (Score 1) 440

I don't see what kind of service exists currently at McDonald's, or any fast food restaurant.

Within two miles south or east of me are two McDonald's, each run by different franchisees. The one east of me is terrible, usually messy looking, slow to complete orders (and you better double-check that they got it right) and one where - on more than one occasion - I have witnessed intense arguments between employees held right in front of customers.

The other one is almost always clean, quick and courteous. The employees go out of the way to be helpful. While I hesitate to call eating at McDonald's enjoyable at least at that McDonald's I feel they do care about making my visit pleasant.

There are levels of service in fast food restaurants, even within the same chain. And while I would not mind seeing kiosks replace employees in at least one location I do feel that the other would lose something without its employees.

Comment Re:How is that scary? (Score 1) 135

Yes, true, but how will you know that if you don't date and see if they might be a potential long term partner? All the attractive picture and common interests do is establish a basis for setting up a date. It doesn't mean that things are going to work out great just because you both like acoustic guitar groups...

Comment Re:Not what he said. (Score 4, Interesting) 594

They may very well be dishonest, self-serving and manipulative, but are the complaints valid? Do the complaints about pay and working conditions stand on their own? If they do then Tesla needs to address those.

Has Tesla ever produced an analysis of their pay and benefits versus those of a unionized shop? Showing that there are advantages to working without unions sounds like a better response than assigning morality to what are essentially monetary transactions.

Comment Re:why slashdot silent trump massacre constitution (Score 1) 171

I can see you have a hard time ascertaining what is and is not reality. Trump was never a member of the Democratic National Committee. He registered as a Republican in 2009 and started his "birtherism" bullshit in 2011 when he considered running for President (as a Republican) in 2012.

Comment Re:why slashdot silent trump massacre constitution (Score 1) 171

This just in! Liberals can't handle losing. News at 11

Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble like never before.

This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!

More votes equals a loss revolution!

Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.

We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!

The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!

He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!

- Donald Trump, 2012, when he thought Obama had lost the popular vote but won the electoral college

Comment Re:Streisand effect (Score 1) 188

As far as I'm concerned they're all greedy self-serving bastards with no regards for anything except how much of someone else's money they get to swindle and take home today.

The Slahsdot Editors have announced that they are now looking for a new Financial News Correspondent.

Interestingly, a copy of the Encyclopedia Britanica's web page on Financial Services Companies from the year 2347 that, due to a temporal disturbance caused by the LHC, appeared on the screen of a Mrs. Trumble of Avon-by-the-Sea described those companies as "...all greedy self-serving bastards with no regards for anything except how much of someone else's money they get to swindle and take home today.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 5, Informative) 557

Amendment, not Article. There is no Article 22 (not even an article 12 - the Constitution contains only seven articles). Amendment 22 sets a limit of two terms for the President. Amendment 12 specifies how the Electoral College works in selecting the President and Vice President and was added in reaction to the election of 1800 and was ratified in 1804, well after the original had been written.

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