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.
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.
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.
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.