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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

jigawatt Re:This is supposed to be the *WAY* they do their (381 comments)

Back in 2008, I only expected Obama to be as bad as Jimmy Carter. He surprised me by having all the badness of Bush (Dubya), Carter, and Nixon.

If Obama completes his two terms, then Richard Nixon should get an apology. Watergate would rank pretty low on the list of scandals if it happened now.

2 days ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

jigawatt Re: Hobby Lobby's Minimum Wage (1330 comments)

Then please, by all means, go to your nearest Whole Foods and tell the cashiers where they can find these $25/hr jobs that they're qualified for.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

jigawatt Re: Hobby Lobby's Minimum Wage (1330 comments)

I'll ask the same question I did above. If HL paid minimum and provided the drugs in question (which would be perfectly legal), who would be better off and who would be worse off? Another way of looking at it. Suppose a struggling mom has two job offers: Whole Foods starting at $10/hr (and they pat themselves on the back for it BTW), or HL starting at $14. Assuming WF subsidizes the drugs that HL doesn't, which job would you recommend she take? If you said HL, then you need to start protesting Whole Foods for not caring about their employees as much as HL.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

jigawatt Re:Hobby Lobby's Minimum Wage (1330 comments)

Suppose Hobby Lobby started at legal minimum rather than $14/hr, AND that their health plan provided the contraception/abortifacient drugs. Overall, who would be better off, and who would be worse off?

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

jigawatt Hobby Lobby's Minimum Wage (1330 comments)

Hobby Lobby pays a minimum of $14/hr for full time employees. This is $6.75/hr over the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Plan B costs about $50 out of pocket at Walgreens. In this situation, an otherwise minimum wage employee could afford about one Plan B dose per workday on the EXTRA money that Hobby Lobby voluntarily pays them.

about 3 months ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

jigawatt It was a government takeover (475 comments)

The new site was clearly designed by the Obamacare people.

about 4 months ago
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Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

jigawatt Re:Think of the children (293 comments)

Yes, I have never texted anyone who uses facebook. I can say that with some sort of credibility due to never texting. I'm one of those odd people who prefer to, ya know, make PHONE calls with a PHONE.

Way to go. I take it back.

about 8 months ago
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Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

jigawatt Re:Think of the children (293 comments)

We can't?

Facebook didn't get any kind of information from me. Take a wild guess how I accomplished this feat.

Hint: They can't exist without us. We can exist just fine without them.

So you've never texted anybody who uses facebook?

You can close your mouth now.

about 8 months ago
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I Became a Robot With Google Glass

jigawatt Didn't we see it coming? (134 comments)

We've spent all our time worrying about the singularity as if the machines would eventually gain insight and perspective beyond the best humanity has to offer. Much more likely will be that human cognition falls below the level of a mere machine.

In short, the big problem is not that machines are thinking like humans, but that humans are thinking like machines.

about 8 months ago
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Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

jigawatt Have no fear, my fellow Americans (514 comments)

If you like your life, you can keep your life.

about 8 months ago
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Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests

jigawatt My Body, My Choice, right? (562 comments)

If people were intimidated into giving their info unwillingly, yeah that's bad. But the sense I get from a lot of these comments is that people should not be free to sell it for an agreed price at all. Seller beware, for sure, but either "I'm a consenting adult; I can make my own choices!" is true or it's not. Make up your mind.

about 9 months ago
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NSA Scraping Buddy Lists and Address Books From Live Internet Traffic

jigawatt Re:Isn't it ironic (188 comments)

I'm a Canadian, but I support the NSA, and the job it does to protect American (and indirectly) Canadian interests.

"But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."

about a year ago
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Obama Admin Says It Won't Fight Looser Marijuana Laws, With Conditions

jigawatt Time to Trim a Branch (526 comments)

Executive Orders + Selective Enforcement => Congress is not needed at all

1 year,24 days
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Pastafarian Wins Battle To Wear Colander In License Photo

jigawatt Re:Hey (535 comments)

Truth is personal.

Is that just your personal truth?

1 year,24 days
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Pastafarian Wins Battle To Wear Colander In License Photo

jigawatt Re:Hey (535 comments)

The irony here is that, by calling the agnostic the "normal" person, you're saying that the Christian and the atheist are abnormal (=wrong). You're just as dedicated to your beliefs (or lack of) as they are to theirs.

1 year,24 days
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Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"

jigawatt What scandals, Mr. President? (537 comments)

You've been saying all this time that they were "phoney scandals".

about a year ago
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Why You Shouldn't Trust Internet Comments

jigawatt Re:Optimism (180 comments)

Welcome, American time traveler from December 2008. Sorry to burst your bubble ...

about a year ago

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