Jan 2, 2013
commented on Breaking in All Kinds of Spaces
@1 - Believe it or not, Mormons are big into dancing. When I was a Mormon teen, we had church dances every week or two and there were always a few kids who were pretty good break dancers.
Mar 26, 2012
commented on The U.S. Customs Service Recognizes Gay Families
My same-sex partner and I, who live together, have done this several times before, (both of us on one customs form.) But we were never sure if we supposed to or not. We didn't get too much hassle from the customs agents here in Seattle, they just verified that we live together - they didn't ask us to go back and fill out separate forms.
Now that I know we were breaking the rules I'm glad they're changing them.
Nov 27, 2011
commented on Manila Is the New Capital of Call Centers
Almost all of my friends in the Philippines who are lucky enough to have legit jobs work in call centers. $300 may be the starting salary, but they can definitely make more than that. They also get transportation bonuses, meal bonuses, etc. so the overall compensation package can be pretty good. Considering the low cost of living in the Philippines, one can generally provide for one's self pretty well with these jobs.
Nov 16, 2011
commented on Outing the Bullies
When bullying = assault, why are high school students not prosecuted. If someone randomly attacked me on the street by slamming me against a wall or punching me, I would call the police. Why are crimes, (because assault and harassment are crimes,) committed by and against students so often given immunity from legal consequence.
tl;dr When is punching someone not an assault? When it happens at a public school.