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Why Can't Big Government Launch a Website?

Viewsonic Re:I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was (786 comments)

Why not? Why not just push for a full NHS like Europe at this point instead? No one should have to be paying for health care in this country, we're far too wealthy to let such basic services go unchecked. This is a start, not the best, but a start. Everyone I know has been denied health care because they had migraines, a colonoscopy, high blood pressure, and even sinus problems. The industry only wants to insure people who will never go to the doctor. It's a ridiculous situation.

about a year ago
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How To FIx Healthcare.gov: Go Open-Source!

Viewsonic Re:They can mess up anything (307 comments)

The Government is Soylent Green. You can mess up anything.

about 10 months ago
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How To FIx Healthcare.gov: Go Open-Source!

Viewsonic HELLO Ted Cruz. (307 comments)

I really love the "How about this - why don't we do something deliberately, in a planned fashion, that has wide support in society?" quote. Half the country wants to cover everyone, and doesn't think money should be a consideration when it comes to health care. The other 50% think people should simply DIE if they get sick. Period. There is NO "wide support" for either side, and there NEVER WILL BE. Until the other half the population quits screaming about every stupid event of the day, and actually decides to show some compassion towards the poor and unfortunate, this will NEVER HAPPEN.

So then we have this: "How about we just don't throw crap to say we did something?" Which is EXACTLY what happens when you have people screaming and not working together. This is what you get. It's the ONLY way to move forward at this point.

Welcome to America, bud.

about 10 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Does the US Gov't Budget Crunch Affect You?

Viewsonic Re:Liberal strategy (1144 comments)

What good is that going to do for a man?

Oh, I see... Misogyny is fun.

about a year ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Does the US Gov't Budget Crunch Affect You?

Viewsonic Re:Republicans are to blame (1144 comments)

This is the Republicans Alamo. They see the writing on the wall with Texas turning blue in the next decade. The gerrymandering can only go so far when your entire state starts to turn completely liberal. There is not much else Republicans can do to keep from losing power and becoming irrelevant at this point, so they want to try and reset the country in hopes everyone will just get angry at Obama.

Good luck with that, midterms are almost here.

about a year ago
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Massachusetts Set To Repeal Controversial IT Services Tax

Viewsonic Same with Wisconsin (122 comments)

You should see all the blatant racist policies that have gone into effect. We are ranked #49 on economic growth, yet the supporters are running that in the past 45 days we are ranked 3rd in economic growth in the midwest THANKS GOVERNOR WALKER!!! It's so so bad.

1 year,7 days
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Why the NSA Can't Replace 90% of Its System Administrators

Viewsonic So they take the data to a public company..Aieyiyi (251 comments)

Instead of creating their own in-house private cloud linked through their own private facilities linked all over the world, they went with a public company that can do this for them? Are they NUTS? No, really. If this isn't the worst, most unsecured way to do ANYTHING, I don't know what is. Do they use their full names as their login IDs as well?

Are you kidding me?

about a year ago
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John Carmack Joins Oculus VR As CTO

Viewsonic Re:Who cares about games? (125 comments)

I want an entire OS built around this. I want to jack into my cyberdeck.

about a year ago
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John Carmack Joins Oculus VR As CTO

Viewsonic Re:In other news, (125 comments)

Doom reworked with Oculus. I'm all tingly now. DO IT.

about a year ago
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John Carmack Joins Oculus VR As CTO

Viewsonic Re:This will help the Occulus Rift A LOT!!! (125 comments)

ClifferyB has already put a lot of weight behind Occulus. Sony has been using them in house with Planetside 2.

I've been shouting this from the roof tops, but if someone wants to make a fortune, they could make a little console box that has only one output. Occulus. It would be bigger than Wii. It would be Neuromancer prime. The entire OS could link you into a virtual world and you go from there. It could be such an amazing game changer.

about a year ago
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Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WW2

Viewsonic Re:That's no moon... (282 comments)

This *10. Even for a drone carrier, this is still a huge ship. The future is not with manned aircraft.

about a year ago
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Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Viewsonic Re:Definitely... (719 comments)

I think a lot of us saw this. Particularly when he said 'NO LOBBYISTS WILL SERVE WITH ME' and promptly started putting lobbyists into positions. His reasoning was that all the people qualified for those positions were all lobbyists. Then he came to the table with Republicans and blatantly said to their faces 'YOU LOST, DEAL WITH IT' and expected them to simply fall in line behind him. Instead of keeping that stance, he decided to bend to their will and ended up using their health care reform as a peace offering. So much for that. Even today Republicans whine about their own health care bill being made law. Senator Chafee is probably rolling in his grave.

I think he had an idea that he could shape policy by himself, but when it requires everyone else to do it as well, and when everyone else is, frankly, nuts, you don't get much done.

about a year ago
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Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Viewsonic Re:Nice (719 comments)

More often than not, everyone has their good sides and bad sides. You won't find a single person in history that was lauded as a savior of a certain time or period without some bad sides.

This is not to mean it is wrong to discount them, but it also wrong to discount all their good effects as well. Gandhi, in particular, had far more good than bad.

Also, 'koolaid'? Really? Welcome to 2008.

about a year ago
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Book Review: Assessing Vendors

Viewsonic Re:NSA should buy one (27 comments)

There aren't any "NSA" guys. There are contractors contracted out by other contractors run by contractors.

about a year ago
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America's Second-largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

Viewsonic Re:ObamaCare, anyone? (541 comments)

Companies shouldn't have to worry about providing insurance to workers, regardless. They should be able to focus on the cost of running their business with static expenses. Countries like Denmark has some of the highest individual entrepreneurship rates in the world. Why? Because the government takes care of providing health care to everyone, as well as all schooling through college. Obviously these are all funded through higher tax rates, but it leaves a lot of unknown headaches from businesses and manages to provide everyone an opportunity to succeed.

about a year ago
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America's Second-largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

Viewsonic Re:lack of unions and workers rights (541 comments)

It's all for naught anyways. Our population and technology has out paced job growth. We need to realize there simply wont be any more jobs for the majority of the population as time marches forward. Unions wont matter, free markets wont matter. The only thing that will matter is how governments will deal with rationing out services to their population. Eventually everything will just be entirely automated, so we will have to deal with a lot of free time to continue our educations and explore the world. Stuff like arguing over unions, capitalism, socialism is pointless. We're on the cusp of it all being entirely irrelevant.

about a year ago
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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections

Viewsonic Re:What surprises me is... (600 comments)

The fact is, companies should not have to worry about paying for health insurance. It needs to be ripped from their expenses and put on a national scale. If you look at countries like Denmark where the government lets every citizen free health care and free schooling all the way through college, you will find they have some of the highest entrepreneurship in the world. Why? Because starting a business there only requires the motivation to just do it. They don't have to worry about all the other expenses. It's a large load off their shoulders. This is what America should be striving for.

about a year ago
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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections

Viewsonic Re:So, is this delay legal? (600 comments)

Senator John Chafee wrote it in 1993. He was a Republican.

about a year ago
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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections

Viewsonic Re:Employers already know the loophole (600 comments)

This happened to my girlfriend. They cut all the full time employees to working 25 hours and under. They went on a mass hiring spree to compensate. It's something Walmart has been doing for years and years. The problem is, it's not 2014 yet, so the affordable exchanges are not available to everyone yet. At that point all those people will be able to get health care for basically nothing, as their pay scale will determine how much in assisted aid they get. If they get paid $15k a year pumping gas, their health care will basically be entirely covered. Companies are using this as a method to push expenses from their pocket to the tax payers pocket.

Not that I don't have any problem with this. It's speeding up the process to get everything straight up nationalized. By the end of 2014, I am guessing most of the workforce will be covered by the government. At which point they will just say there is no point in having companies pay for it, and just move everyone to it. Then we can get all the providers under control with cost requirements.

about a year ago
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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections

Viewsonic Re:pay the fine (600 comments)

The problem is, you wouldn't be admitted to shop around. You would probably be denied. I have had several friends who left their jobs to strike out on their own, and they cannot get insurance at all. Everyone has denied them. One had a parent who died from cancer. Another had a head XRay for sinus blockage in his past. They were afraid he might want to get surgery to fix it in the future under their plan. If you have any bad medical history in your family, you will be denied. Even insanely high deducible fly by night policies wont take you.

about a year ago

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