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by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 37086

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

That's the theory, but in practice... Not really. All food needs to be ordered, picked up, transported, plated, distributed. In practice, you've added time to your schedule to do the meal retrieving, the prepared food isn't balanced meals, all the while costing more money than you could possible mak...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110388

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Police should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Israel/Palestine discussion
Replies: 6262
Views: 547912

Re: Israel/Palestine Heats Up

Punitive strikes are a war crime.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626511

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Moving is expensive. And basically impossible for someone who is poor or ever fell in a bad light with the law. Moving is desirable, but where would they go, and what work would they do when they got there? If you think this is bad, realize that the undocumented immigrants come from places with unem...
by Crissa
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Corporations now have religious freedom
Replies: 102
Views: 21183

Re: US Corporations now have religious freedom

Dangerous there, you might actually want ya know, sources to back you up.

But you don't.

Funny that.

'Different demographics'. Ha.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

Wow, lots of arguments about why doors do X. Commercial hinges are hidden in most cases to. Not all door open to alleys (how many US homes do?) etc. But my reason is the real reason. If you use commercial hinges on your home door, <i>you will violate fire code</i> and your building will be red tagge...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1390: "Research Ethics"
Replies: 69
Views: 17559

Re: 1390: "Research Ethics"

Tyndmyr wrote:So, a resteraunt would need approval before messing with it's seating arrangements?

Yes. I'm pretty sure most customers would leave a restaurant that didn't allow them to sit at the table in the order they wanted to. Heck, they usually leave when they don't get the table they want.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 150009

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

DDT was over-stigmatized to some degree...but the stuff ain't made of vitamins. No, there's a right-wing meme that the left hates DDT because it saves brown people from malaria. Right-wing memes aren't particularly logical, and conservatives love to say they don't exist, but they do. I'm glad you s...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626511

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

What is owed may not correlate to what is used. It's rather common... Look, none of your argument supported your argument: ⋅ Metering is irrelevant to whether they cut off the water. There's still a bill, and a shut-off valve. ⋅ You provided no evidence of the pricing scheme. It...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage
Replies: 239
Views: 37086

Re: SeaTac, Washington State Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Home cooked meals are still cheaper and more economical time-wise than take-out. But it does require skill, which is probably why nutrition and basic cooking should be a requirement in school, not merely a hobby. My school required a home ec class where we learned how mutual funds worked... Which in...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Corporations now have religious freedom
Replies: 102
Views: 21183

Re: US Corporations now have religious freedom

Generally, when you make an argument, you find facts to support that argument. Your ass is not a valuable citation for anything but your ass. On a per-person basis, medicare has higher overhead costs than the private sector. They are low by percentage, but this is at least partially a result of sign...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

Doors in restrooms open inward because they're most likely going to be pushed through in that direction in an emergency. This is why exterior residential doors open inward, and commercial doors open outward.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 79629

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

jseah, you do realize that the ethical quandary of right/wrong are not 1:1 with legal/illegal, right?

-Crissa
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

I don't know about you, but I wash my phone frequently. Surfactants and alcohol are quite available for the job. And it's easier to clean than say, a keyboard, being as it's basically a smooth glass brick that bacteria don't want to sit on. I think I'm going to wash my hands now. -Crissa PS: Eating ...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 79629

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

jseah, that's just gibberish. They can boycott all they want. They can take up signs and march up and down the street. What they can't do is mistreat their employees, their customers, harass or assault or stalk people. That's not cool. If you think Liberals will try to force you to sit at someone's ...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626511

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Has it been pointed out that all these people owe less in aggregate than any one of the top three accounts in arrears? There are apparently alot of commercial/industrial/governmental customers who are late in payments. Accounts which are 'in negotiation' and not 'being shut off'?

-Crissa
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110388

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The guy is not even the problem. The problem is the people who defend him. The people who see something obviously wrong and evil, and who just don't care. I am always shocked by how many Americans are okay with this kind of police abuse. I'm not surprised this kind of shit is endemic when it has su...
by Crissa
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Corporations now have religious freedom
Replies: 102
Views: 21183

Re: US Corporations now have religious freedom

Medicare has been run for decades with a tiny amount of overhead, compared to other programs and especially the private sector.

Medicare Part D doesn't change that feature.

I have no idea why this is part of the conversation.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42565

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Freedom of speech comes with freedom to disagree, and freedom to be disapproved of. That's fine. But there's some relationships shouldn't have this enter: Employers and businesses can't just expect society to protect their interests if they're picking and choosing which part of society they will all...
by Crissa
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

Yes, I use probably half a dozen shared computers in an average day. So, far far less than a food service person is expected to. Nagging aside, at a certain point of obsession you're depriving your immune system of a good stimulus. Then eat some dirt on your own time. In public, please don't be a v...
by Crissa
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 37168

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

square_one wrote:Mars has that pesky lower gravity, which I would imagine to be a bigger problem (and harder to solve) when it comes to a long-term human population.

It's not a problem if you don't plan to leave.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1390: "Research Ethics"
Replies: 69
Views: 17559

Re: 1390: "Research Ethics"

Klear wrote:- Crissa

Yes, I'm from the bygone era where we didn't have automatic tagging and signatures.

But it's still dishonest to put a signature at the bottom of your post that isn't your own.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

Granted that won't happen just because you wash your hands after every use of the bathroom, but after every use of money and every handshake and every session at a shared computer? Do you really have so many of those? Sessions can be longer than a few minutes. You give the cashier your money, you s...
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1390: "Research Ethics"
Replies: 69
Views: 17559

Re: 1390: "Research Ethics"

teelo wrote:You don't need

Why do you care?

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42565

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Except you've spent the thread supporting anarchy. I cannot imagine how you came to that conclusion. The lack of quotes makes it even more difficult to reconcile that reading. I often write in an opaque manner without meaning to, but that's seriously orthogonal to anything I recall saying. -Crissa
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

Rinsing alone does remove a significant amount of contamination. If no soap is available, still rinse and scrub. If soap is available, use it.

It's not hard, and it's not going to reduce your resistance to other disease.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

Pretty much any of these activities are probably higher risk to transmission of microbes to you than contamination from urine. Not about your urine. You obviously did not read my comment. The restroom is dirty from many people. That's the point. Which you get, so why you're asking me is just confus...
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42565

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Crissa, I noticed how you have yet to answer my question. How do you have a criminal justice system in an anarchy where no one has "power"? You don't. Well, you do, but it's no longer anarchy. Why are you asking me this? This is why I stated that anarchy isn't a valid governmental system....
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:11 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1390: "Research Ethics"
Replies: 69
Views: 17559

Re: 1390: "Research Ethics"

Playing with where the soda sits in your store isn't the same as playing where your customers sit next to their family members.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 150009

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

We don't, actually, have Malaria on the run. It doesn't need humans to exist. We just have less people suffering it. Which is still the goal, though.

-Crissa
by Crissa
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

Once you get a big enough sample, the odds of anything unlikely happening is higher. So any one person's urine is probably sterile. But put many people's urine together, and now it's not. You have no control over what microbes are in the restroom. Wash your hands. -Crissa The Wikipedia article expan...
by Crissa
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42565

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Getting stuff for free as wrong? That's the worst possible choice. That path leads to death for many people, and no, you won't convince me otherwise. Oh? Regardless of facts? Any time that, at the outset, you have decided that there is no possible way you will change your views, you...well, aren't ...
by Crissa
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"
Replies: 879
Views: 150009

Re: 1379: "4.5 Degrees"

Notable about that article is that none of the eradication efforts have worked since the 1950s. It's interesting history, but to get to the point where we eradicated it from the US we basically had to kill every living thing in a huge area without our poisons and pollutions. Something which most are...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Washing hands after using bathroom
Replies: 152
Views: 33060

Re: Washing hands after using bathroom

The most common of the ailments in the US this would affect is Norovirus , which spreads only contact with bile or fecal matter. This happens primarily in the bathroom, when you use the facilities. There's a long list of only-by-contact germs which hide or spread from spray, mostly bacteria, but oft...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation
Replies: 501
Views: 79629

Re: Cultural Appropriation / Assimilation

More people identifying as conservative than liberal is not inherently a sign of bad data. It just means one viewpoint happens to be more popular. No, it isn't. That's the point. No matter the number of points of definitions of 'conservative' vs 'liberal' you could point out, a not insignificant po...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42565

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Getting stuff for free as wrong? That's the worst possible choice. That path leads to death for many people, and no, you won't convince me otherwise. As it stands now, most Americans see getting free stuff as bad - so they avoid asking for help when they need it. This leads to unnecessary death and ...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Syria Civil War Spreads
Replies: 751
Views: 189795

Re: Syria Civil War Threatens to Spread

Actually, the new pipeline through Turkey has relieved the unemployment and dispossession of the Kurds there, so Turkey is ambivalent to a new Kurdistan because the problems are less now. The central government of Iraq has been basically ignoring the Kurds, who remained armed and independent. The Ku...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Corporations now have religious freedom
Replies: 102
Views: 21183

Re: US Corporations now have religious freedom

The lack of choice is EXACTLY the point. That's why there is a court case. I'm...confused at why you think this is a point. If there was a choice to just not do so, they would have no standing. Yeah. Wait, why do they care? ⋅ They already covered it. ⋅ They currently invest in a...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1389: "Surface Area"
Replies: 125
Views: 37168

Re: 1389: "Surface Area"

Disease prevention in small footprint gardens is very, very difficult. You'd have to swap out all your tools and bins as well as the dirt itself. Not practical. Professional horticulture uses fast-degrading fumigants to clean their small footprint high intensity farming, something that's just not pr...
by Crissa
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 42565

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Changing the game is often suggested, but those in power have little reason to change the game to benefit others. I suspect that third parties will, if they end up in power, end up in a similar position eventually. You basically have a window of time after a sudden gain in power for idealism-based ...

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