Yeah, it's a copy of that.

Jul 1 Luckier commented on Amazon Sues Former Employee for Going to Work at Google.
Usually an employer seeking to enforce a non-compete will sue the ex-employee and his new employer. By not doing that in this case, Amazon is trying to keep this case in state court - since Google is a California company, it could have moved the whole shebang to federal court, which recently refused fully to enforce Amazon's non-compete in a similar case.

Non-competes are nearly always unenforceable in California - @2, that's one of the reasons that Apple & Google had to collude to keep their employees from moving between companies and ultimately increasing their salaries.
Jun 26 Luckier commented on Dumb Article Tries to Paint George W. Bush as a Hero on Gay Rights.
"Not kicking gays" is a pretty fucking low threshold.
Jun 26 Luckier commented on How to Stop the Stupid Debate About Taxpayer Dollars Funding "Sex Change" Surgeries.
@3 Reconstructive surgery for children born with cleft palates in the U.S. Is covered under Medicaid and other insurance plans. That's why you don't see (U.S.-born) adults walking around with cleft palates. As for cleft-palate-having children in foreign countries, I'd like all of them to get reconstructive surgery too. But, whether my Washington-approved health insurance plan covers gender confirmation surgery or does not will have no effect on those children.
Jun 10 Luckier commented on Tweet of the Day.
Really, "school shooting" is where you want to get into a semantic argument, Nathan Hale?
May 28 Luckier commented on Did Mars Hill Fire a Pastor Because He Wouldn't Sign a Noncompete Clause?.
Even if a court would find the "we commit" language to constitute an enforceable contract, Washington courts will only enforce a non-compete to the extent that it is reasonable in time and scope. This agreement has no time limitation and appears to cover too broad of a geographic area (not to mention too broad of a religious scope - all Christian churches - apart from the religious liberty angle.) Also, Washington law requires that such an agreement be bargained for. An employer can't rely on continued employment as consideration (payment) for a non-compete, the employee must receive a raise or some other benefit in exchange for signing. And don't even get me started on whether this could be enforced against a volunteer - I can't even imagine trying to argue that in front of a judge.
May 21 Luckier commented on Gallup: Support for Gay Marriage Hits New High.
@5 I would love to see a poll like this that tracks data by age over time, so that you could compare the answers of 40-50 year olds in 1996 to 60-70 year olds now. My guess is that you would see steady gains within an age group, showing that the increased support for marriage equality is not simply due to the old "antis" dying off, but to changing (evolving) attitudes like your dad's.
May 14 Luckier commented on Cinco de Mayo and Dressing Up Like "a Mexican".
Culture is not a costume, full stop. I don't know why white people can't understand this.
Apr 30 Luckier commented on Fictional, Obvious, and Unaware of History: Questions to Guide Your Reading of The Stranger.
Where's the link to the "Update Your Vocabulary" story on the Stranger mainpage?
Apr 21 Luckier commented on What's Going on with the Tip Credit/Tip Penalty?.
I wonder if a half credit would work - essentially allowing employers to only count half of the employee's tips (per shift, not per week or pay period or month) towards the total minimum wage. That preserves tips as incentive for more/better service, while preventing a tip credit from adversely effecting employees who do not earn fancy-restaurant levels of tips. Of course, any tip credit scheme would require policing and enforcement, something the city hasn't done for the sick leave law.
Apr 17 Luckier commented on Peeing To Puppies on the Wall.
I know that place. The ladies room decor is country casual, with (if I recall correctly) a couple of old dolls on a shelf across from the toilet. And the door lock was broken.

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