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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

butchersong Re:Yes. (660 comments)

The company will be directly harmed if an accident occurs, that employee is tested by police and found have recently indulged. Right or wrong they probably would be found liable if injured kids were paraded in front of a typical jury.

4 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

butchersong Re:Yes. (660 comments)

Large companies already do this by giving you discounts on health insurance or charging you more depending on your perspective if you adopt "healthy" lifestyle habits. Also I'm sure you'd agree that you shouldn't expect to keep your job as cop if you are severely overweight or want a job as a booth babe etc.

4 days ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

butchersong Re:About time (417 comments)

Thats too bad in Kentucky we have a state initiative to do just the opposite and bring fiber to every house: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/1...

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

butchersong Re:Dizziness (74 comments)

Sounds like instead of current VR tech approach we need something that simulates REM sleep. I don't I'd opt for a gen 1 implant but maybe gen 3 or 4...

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

butchersong Re:In the name of Allah ! (1350 comments)

The population of Europe as a whole is like 740 million. Perhaps they simply have yet to reach a critical mass and these increasing troubles are a sign of something larger to come. Only about 20% of the population of the British American colonies participated in the American revolution. Muslims are rapidly outbreeding native populations in Europe and account for a large percentage of immigrants. I have friends that follow islam and they are great guys but looking at it objectively Europe in the long term may very well be screwed.

about three weeks ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

butchersong Re:Quoted from TFA (200 comments)

If someone of authority in my company but with little to no authority over me tells me in my job to do something I know to be wasteful and unethical I tell them very politely where they can stick it. There is no way NASA gets to use the excuse that senator x really wanted us to do this.

about a month and a half ago
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NASA Gets 2% Boost To Science Budget

butchersong Re:Beyond request? (121 comments)

I would be interested to see some auditor reviews of NASA's budget. I'm sure they have smart people there but those that I have met have not been very impressive. They basically fill space and know next to nothing about the technical aspects of their jobs. One guy I worked with had to spend quite a while explaining the difference between mv and copy on a file to someone that worked in their network security some years back... This was a high level technical role not a manager. So I've always wondered how much of their budget was massive overspending due to incompetence and payroll for people who effectively dodge work all day and do nothing but navigate that bureaucracy.

about a month and a half ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

butchersong Re:What's with turkey anyway (189 comments)

I much prefer roast turkey to chicken. Turkey is quite good roasted you just need to know how to cook it. Of course you need to keep the 'drippings' to ladel back on or make a gravy. It isn't really up there with duck but still very good. Whole chickens I pretty much only use for awesome soups.

about 2 months ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

butchersong Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

You do not face a trial unless the prosecutor and/or grand jury believe you have commited a crime. You are not going to go to court for defending yourself if the prosecutor believes that you were defending yourself as that is not a crime.

about 2 months ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

butchersong Re:Gestapo (481 comments)

Why does NYPD hate young ethnic people so much?

On the job training. If the human brain does one thing well it is pattern recognition. Unfortunately 45% of blacks live at or below poverty and it isn't middle or upper middle class people commiting most of the crime. When 80% or more of the crimes you are dealing are commited by people of a certain skin color, dressed a certain way, speaking in a similar way... you learn to associate this category of person as a danger and even eventually with all the crap you deal with day in and day out as degenerate or less of a person than you.

I would imagine that even the best of people would tend to come out of a tough police precinct as 'racist' to one degree or another regardless of their intentions or the type of person they were when entering. It would be something you would have to constantly guard against. It is a depressing problem to consider. I'm not sure how you would even combat this. Mandatory participation in things like the big brother program for the neighborhoods you police? Other community involvement while off duty?

about 2 months ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

butchersong Re:no dimocrats (551 comments)

Obviously the least amount of government necessary to achieve an end is the most desirable for any particular problem. There are any number of quotes going to back to the revolution (see thomas paine, jefferson etc) that reflect this attitude of government being at best a necessary evil (basically a reflection of the failings of man) and I don't think any one on either side of the aisle could effectively argue against this. The only argument would be what the least amount of intrusion is that is necessary.

about 3 months ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

butchersong Re:Ridiculous (349 comments)

Why do you think someone isn't contagious prior to showing symptoms? They are obviously much less contagious simply because of the amount of the virus in their bodily fluids but the virus doesn't go through a warm and fuzzy stage before it goes to work. It is less likely to cause infection (due to virus numbers) not impossible.

about 3 months ago
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Power and Free Broadband To the People

butchersong Re:You really have no idea do you? (262 comments)

If you're poor imo the last thing you should want to do is go to the city. At least in rural areas you can grow a garden and have some chickens. I come from eastern kentucky. I know poor. Why the hell people would want to live in the city in a 20 story building with no way other than employement that they can't get or handouts they end up having to take instead of the country is beyond me. Hell you don't even need a yard yourself in a rural area you can get almost all your veggies by picking 'weeds' and you can always go fishing at one of the local watering holes.

about 3 months ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

butchersong Re:my thoughts (372 comments)

If you're working day in and day out with ebola under chaotic often difficult to control conditions then you decide to travel home before say quarantining yourself for 2 weeks in your room before travel this is in my book very reckless. There is a difference between being well intentioned and being heroic. A person that carelessly knocks someone into traffic while chasing a purse snatcher is not a hero.

about 3 months ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

butchersong Re:Bennett Haselton on the Ebola outbreak (372 comments)

I wish people wouldn't keep saying this. It is not virtually impossible to catch before someone becomes symptomatic. From what I gather it is only that the virual load of the individual is much much higher in later stages. The virus is still very more often than not for example detectable in sweat before symptoms set it. It's like telling someone that is allergic to bees not to worry about a few flying around in the bus with them because it's so unlikely they will be stung.. it is a perfectly reasonable concern no matter now many statistics you could cite about how often a bee encounter results in a sting.

about 3 months ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

butchersong You can't legislate a fix (571 comments)

You need to adjust the standards of the group as a whole not the behavior of the individual troll. The problem most often isn't the troll it's the others that either view the material or egg them on instead of flocking to surround the victim and protect them. This is the opposite of the way people behave in real life (with some exceptions) and it could be that all that is needed is time for such standards of behavior to become the norm for online activities as well.

about 3 months ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

butchersong Murder is the preferred option apparently (165 comments)

So if your boss and your bosses bosses are acting in ways that you deem inapropriate and in violation of their duties to the citizens of the UK you're better off killling them now than exposing them. You might get off in just a few years.

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

butchersong Re:Maybe we need a Surgeon General (384 comments)

There is a qualified interim surgeon general -much more qualfied than the Czar that was appointed. The surgeon general that has been nominated is a guy with no real qualification to be surgeon general. He's a smart guy sure and a good doc but so are any number of other people with no business being surgeon general. You don't take a young guy with no real background in leadership (again, he seems like a decent and promising guy long term but isn't anywhere near there yet) and appoint him a freaking vice admiral and surgeon general. It makes no sense that he would get the position just because he's on friendly terms politically with the pres.

about 3 months ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

butchersong Re:I'm still waiting... (161 comments)

*If you want to argue against this point on minutia that ignore the reality of how preliminary medical research is performed, please just shut up.

No. I think I'd rather join the chorus of those correcting you. I'm not sure how you got marked insightful; your post was both rude and inaccurate. Embryonic stem cells are not illegal to study or experiment with in the United States.

about 3 months ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

butchersong Re:Would be more interesting with better analysis (447 comments)

Religion is just a belief system. Really all humans are religious we just adhere to different beliefs some more clearly defined than others. Once you start congregating at atheist sunday gatherings ritual is developed as well. Of course, you'll also need 'elders' to manage the whole thing... Guess what? You've started an organized religion.

about 3 months ago

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