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Comment Re:Billing address? (Score 1) 28

The solutions to minimize fraudulent credit card are many, so why aren't they implemented? As always, who benefits from the present situation? Merchants and banks are hit with the bulk of the fraud cost.

Usually, however, it is the banks that get hurt the most. This includes small regional banks. Visa and MasterCard’s contracts generally put the burden of fraud reimbursement onto the bank.

Comment Re: Those who something, something (Score 1) 493

A single Google search leads me to believe this a common contention in the debate pitting Islam vs. Christianity.

The separation of church and state is a pretty big deal because of the multitude of present and past examples of intolerance and abuse by those in power,

but I'd disagree with you if you don't think the Christ-worshippers would like to change the American culture.

Comment Re: Those who something, something (Score 4, Insightful) 493

Based on how I understand the teachings of Islam, being muslim excludes you from being anything else. It is their job, their purpose, to spread Islam and the Sharia law to every corner of the globe. Do you want America to remain the culture it is today? Islam - and by extension (an unknown sized subset of) muslims - does not.

In every way, your statement is equally correct with Christianity and Christian substituted for Islam and Muslim.

Comment Re:Surprised (Score 1) 504

Often, these day workers cannot hold down steady jobs, and have no desire to do so, but the work they do get definitely improves their quality of life.

You on the other hand are getting $15/hr value for $12/hr.

Which I can do, quite legally, up to $600 per year before having to report their income to the IRS via 1099.

Submission + - Codefights online game leads to job offers for coders

rmdingler writes: James Johnston, 31, was designing software for orthodontists and living in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when he landed a better-paid software engineering job in Silicon Valley at a major tech startup.
The key to this career upgrade and cross-country move? CodeFights, an online game that offers programmers the chance to improve their skills and get noticed by Silicon Valley titans like Uber and Dropbox.
Johnston told CNNMoney he discovered the game through a Facebook ad in June.

Comment Re:Incorrect (Score 1, Insightful) 76

Even the US government is trying very hard to follow in China's footsteps.

Are you certain it's not the other way around? Even a powerful, centralized, government like the one in China can only run around and stomp the boot on so many necks.

How they must marvel at the western democracy that mostly allows for free speech, and yet the rich and powerful keep their things and power.

Comment Re:FTA: Marijuana use blunts blood flow (Score 1) 558

Yes, and there has to be some skewing effect by a sample group that has the time and inclination to participate in these studies and clinical trials.

It would seem unlikely that high-functioning marijuana users would be able to participate in the same numbers as their under-performing kindred peers.

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