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zwartepiet is none of your god damned business, that's what.
Jan 3, 2013 zwartepiet commented on Something Like Melancholia.
Oct 27, 2011 zwartepiet commented on Do You Know Who's the Highest-Grossing Actor in History?.
Link to again! I dare you! I double dare you motherfucker! Link there one more god damn time!
Aug 14, 2011 zwartepiet commented on The Problem: Obama Is Naive.
If you go to youtube, click share, then click options, you can set the start time. It gives you a fancy link:
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Aug 14, 2011 zwartepiet commented on Trouble on Wall Street Is Not an Argument Against Raising the Taxes Necessary to Repave Main Street.
Has no one pointed out this is a regressive tax? Someone commuting from the sticks where there's no bus service to a shitty job pays 0.1% of their income to register their jalopy, while someone commuting to Microsoft only pays 0.01% (a tenth) for their BMW, which they prefer to the ample bus service?

Basing it on the value of the car (ala Denmark and lots of other congested countries) seems more reasonable.

Of course these are all just crazy schemes to get revenue in lieu of a sensible income tax. Because crazy is all that can make it through our legislature...
Jul 2, 2011 zwartepiet commented on Free-Flapping Boobs: Yay or Nay?.
It should be mandatory.
j/k boobies are gross!
May 29, 2011 zwartepiet commented on Eating the Cost.
@73 I think your math is off--are you assuming all employees will be sick the maximum nine days?

You're paying $172,800 in labor now, right? If you're paying each employee to work ~200 days a year, but under this law they would work about 197-198 days, your labor costs are effectively going up about $2000 total. For that price you get a healthier workplace and no more "office colds" which damage productivity themselves.

And keep in mind 70% of SF businesses said there was no impact..
May 29, 2011 zwartepiet commented on Eating the Cost.
@Linda: You're totally right--we don't want to put 73 or any other employers out of business. And when did the argument become over what employers' responsibilities are? We should all be responsible as a society for providing health care to everyone.

But since society won't pay and you can afford it, it would be great if you would voluntarily give health insurance and PTO.
May 29, 2011 zwartepiet commented on Eating the Cost.
"Meinert, Derschang, and Neitzel all say they offer employee benefits in some form or another, be it health insurance, free meals, above-minimum-wage pay, or paid time off."

Translation: Molly Moon's employees get health insurance and time off, while Big Mario's employees get the crusts from the compost bin.

Way to equivocate. Is this biased or just sloppy?
Apr 16, 2011 zwartepiet commented on Instant Singapore.
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Apr 6, 2011 zwartepiet commented on For me, Humans Acting Funny; For White Supremacists, a Fact of Black American Animality.
For plants, typical animal nonsense

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