kylecheez
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Mar 22 kylecheez commented on Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for President?.
I really feel that Schultz has his heart in the right place, but business experience != political/legal/historical/constitutional experience. Electing hacks thinking, (and who think), that political naivete will somehow make the system better only fucks up the system more.
Mar 21 kylecheez commented on Trump Wants To Go To Mars, NASA Gets $19.5 Billion in Funding.
It's blast from the past day! Do we get to hear about the hydrogen economy next? I can't wait!
Mar 21 kylecheez commented on Trump Doesn't Give Two Shits About His Supporters (And Neither Should You).
As I don't live in the Rust Belt, I can't make a judgement call there. However *all* of the twitler supporters I know personally, (in the Southeast), *all* have pretty comfy lifestyles. While most are not lavish, they all own homes, boats, motorcycles, full sized 4x4 trucks, etc. Many even have college degrees. When I hear/read about reaching out to repub twitler voters, I just snicker.
Mar 16 kylecheez commented on Protesters In Nashville Chant "Bless Your Heart" at Asshole Trump Supporter.
@22 Technically more correct yes, but the gist, (chanting no less), is the same.
Mar 16 kylecheez commented on Protesters In Nashville Chant "Bless Your Heart" at Asshole Trump Supporter.
Erhmmm... "Bless your heart" means "Fuck you" in Southern, especially in this context.
Mar 13 kylecheez commented on Reader E-Mailbag: Sugary Drink Tax is a Smart Investment in Kids, How to Fight the AIDS Epidemic.
@3, @4 You don't need soda to survive, therefore a tax on soda/sugar drinks is not regressive. Also, soda companies bear a striking resemblance to tobacco companies as well:

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Mar 9 kylecheez commented on Would Someone Please Explain to Paul Ryan How This "Insurance" Stuff Works?.
@1 Weak analogy. Casino games of chance follow very defined rules of probability, and the payouts are skewed to reflect that. It is impossible for a casino *not* to make money, unless it's extremely badly managed and/or being skimmed.

Insurance actuaries make more or less highly educated guesses on risk. Some are better than others, and it also depends on how available and reliable the data they use so make an assessment. They can make very bad guesses or a sequence of events can occur, such as several years in a row of hurricanes, or an earthquake in a previously unknown fault line. Then the insurance company goes out of business and defaults on the claims.

The quote is from a captive service company, which can be oversimplified to a group of individuals forming their own insurance company. The group pays into a pool, then if there is a claim, then that individual draws from the pool.
Mar 8 kylecheez commented on Adventures in Microdosing.
It's certainly not for everyone. Still though, it sure seems like those tabs she obtained were *very* high quality and potent. Even at the "micro" doses of acid water she was ingesting sounded more like macro to me.
Mar 2 kylecheez commented on Bertha Stopped Because the Machine "May Be Several Inches Off" Tunnel Alignment, State Says.
@18 Far fewer traffic jams. Fewer accidents. Less pollution, noise, and grime. Improved biking and pedestrian access. Restaurants and shops that got a makeover and are now fun to go to, especially in the summer. Extremely cool.
Mar 2 kylecheez commented on Bertha Stopped Because the Machine "May Be Several Inches Off" Tunnel Alignment, State Says.
All whining aside, I really think Seattle is going to like the tunnel when it's all over at last. The Big Dig in Boston was a huge PITA, (my older brother lives there), but the end result has been pretty cool.