Who the *$%* does this moron think he is?
Somebody who thinks human beings have a higher purpose in life than doing a robot's job badly?
Which I agree with. Because I'm a marxist. Ownership of the means of and profits from production belong to the workers.
If you have that sort of resource (re) distribution than humans can pursue that higher purpose.
If you have the sort of exploitive capitalist oligarchy we currently have in America then automation produces an even larger class of even more contingent workers at the mercy of the predatory owners of capital. Tough to pursue your higher purpose when you're starving.
Voter registration information is a public record. It is publicly available. In some states you have to send a letter and a few bucks for the DVD it's copied on. In others you have to check a TOS like form to promise not to use the data for commercial communications. Etc.
Voter registration is public information and it should be.
Who owns guns absolutely should not be held in any government database. There are laws that restrict exactly that (on the federal level). But don't kid yourself. California explicitly records the sale of every gun in a state DOJ database. Is it legal? Probably not. And if you've got 10 years and a few million bucks to spare on a quixotic pursuit of justice, you can try and prove it.
...of 'Duh' magazine.
Was this news to anyone? My tech illiterate wife knows this.
Yeah, but is Marvel (Disney) getting a royalty off it?
...then you're a bad person.
Did you forget how they treated their IT people? I found out about it here of
I skipped Deadpool over it. Bummer, it looks really good, but I'll just have to wait for a copy to pop up on bittorrent. My wife and I really wanted to go. But I couldn't look at myself in the mirror if I supported them with my $.
...politicians who are able to show any sense about criminal justice issues.
This isn't because they're any better on the issue. It's because they have the freedom to actually use their heads. Democrats are, in general, too terrified of being Willie Horton-ed to do anything but try and prove their tough on crime. Give the police anything they want, whore for the district attorneys and the prison guards, appoint prosecutors to the bench, etc., etc., etc. That's why Bill Clinton signed the (terrible) 1994 crime bill, and why California Governor Gray Davis issued a blanket ban on parole for murder convictions.
The terrible thing is that means the only remotely sane criminal justice policy comes from some Republicans. They aren't actually any good on the issues. A lot of time they've just decided something like "locking up all these poor folks and black folks for years on end costs so much I can't afford to give any more tax cuts to the rich." But they're better than the terrified Dems.
As Spock once told Kirk: "Only Nixon can go to China."
The Grant Public Utility District is a public -- meaning government -- agency. Do you really want government agencies deciding some businesses should pay higher rates than others? Maybe under very specific circumstances, but I'd be very skeptical of this in general.
While the PUD talks about 'recovering costs,' there is a very good argument that what this is about is about the incumbent business interests -- in this case agriculture -- making the newcomers subsidize them by paying higher rates. These guys may be farmers in the sticks, but they aren't dumb, they've got political power and they see a group of newcomers coming to town with a bunch of money and they're figuring out how to make some money off them.
"Live or die, I'll make a million." -- Reebus Kneebus, before his jump to the center of the earth, Firesign Theater