Jason Osgood
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May 13, 2015 Jason Osgood commented on I, Anonymous.
Followup.

I was an undercover Uber driver
http://citypaper.net/uberdriver

TL;DR: Drivers in Philly make $10/hr (+/- $0.50).
May 1, 2015 Jason Osgood commented on I, Anonymous.
First two Uber rides, I tipped, drivers were surprised. Third, was rebuffed by driver. Oh, okay. Fourth, I didn't even think to tip.

So whatever the tipping rules are, I don't care, just make up your frikkin mind(s).
Nov 3, 2012 Jason Osgood commented on Don't Be Charter Fooled.
KJones- What about charter schools, and I-1240 specifically, will improve student achievement?

psimons- As a taxpayer, I'm reluctant to waste even more money on yet another education reform fad.
Oct 27, 2012 Jason Osgood commented on AFT Files Complaint Against Stand for Children, Alleging Deceptive Mailer on Behalf of Sylvester Cann.
I support Sylvester Cann in this race, even though I'm no longer in the 46 LD.

I asked Sylvester Cann point blank about his support for charter schools. He said he was against them. I choose to believe Cann. So I assume the Stand for Children money is a strange bedfellows thing.

I love Gerry Pollet like a brother. I enthusiastically supported him in the past. I have no quarrel with him, though I know he was disappointed I didn't support him this time.

However, we progressives need to nurture our farm team of future leaders. I will prefer younger candidates, especially for LD races. Because state House and Senate seats are entry level positions. I very much expect our young politicians to get experience and then move on to greater things.
Oct 27, 2012 Jason Osgood commented on AFT Files Complaint Against Stand for Children, Alleging Deceptive Mailer on Behalf of Sylvester Cann.
I agree with Toby Nixon @6.

I still won't vote for Kim Wyman. But she's not a crackpot.
Sep 10, 2012 Jason Osgood commented on The Risk of Riding in a Bike Lane.
johnjjeeves @3. Accidents happen. I regularly peddle to work. And a few months ago running errands in Ballard I almost tagged a cyclist with my door. Totally my fault. I felt terrible. Dude jawed at me and I just took it, because my bad. I'm glad he was paying attention. And it reminded me to also pay attention.
Jan 16, 2012 Jason Osgood commented on What’s a Nice Jewish Boy Doing in a Graveyard Shift Like This?.
It's the internet. Link to Alex's page, which link to his archived shows.

http://kexp.org/dj/Alex

Knuckleheads.
Nov 3, 2010 Jason Osgood commented on Three Hour Wait to Vote at Union Station.
Charles @ 12

First class, not third class. My bad. It was late.

1% lost still applies. It's worse for third class mail.

USPS is pretty close lipped about this kind of thing. I was able to figure it out by reading court documents. Their big customers sue over these kinds of things.
Nov 2, 2010 Jason Osgood commented on Three Hour Wait to Vote at Union Station.
kitkatt @ 7

USPS loses ~1% of all third class mail. Lost. As in gone. Disappeared. Not UAA (undeliverable as addressed), which is returned to the sender.

One percent of 1,100,000 ballots issued is 11,000.

Some fraction of those are dedicated voters who will show up a poll site on election day.

Cheers, Jason

PS- That 1% also applies to returned ballots. People who tried to vote, but the ballots got lost. And you won't know, unless you call to verify receipt.
Nov 2, 2010 Jason Osgood commented on Three Hour Wait to Vote at Union Station.
Rhett @ 6

Criticism without context.

Someone should have asked how many Diebold touchscreens were set up.

Big ballot, lots of confusing issues. Let's guess 5 minutes per voter. 20 voters per hour.

I'd guesstimate 400 people in that line (to just pick a number). You'd need 20 touchscreens to get that many people out within an hour.

Someone should also ask why KCE didn't wheel out more Diebold touchscreens. I'm guessing the election administration software makes you specify the number of machines when you create a new election database. That happens weeks in advance. So guess wrong and you're SOL.

Stupid Diebold.

Cheers, Jason