commented on One Laptop Per Child Is Not a Solution for Education Woes
I don't know, I kind of think the IT guys should just suck it up and fix the kids' laptops, and we should pay for it. Having a computer at home is essential for research and writing. Poor kids have to stay at school till 12 am writing their 10-page paper while their richer counterparts are comfy at home?
Yeah, they're teenagers and their laptops aren't going to be taken care of as well as a 30-something professional. So? Computers are only getting cheaper, and I'd trade having to fix some delinquent's computer for enabling an underprivileged talented kid to do whatever it is they want to do.
Oct 3, 2013
commented on A Quickie Review of WAHealthPlanFinder.org
I will pay over $100/month LESS and my deductible, coinsurance, copays, and prescription prices all went down, and I get to stay with Group Health. For $80 less a month, I can get a plan that was comparable to individual plans WA insurers offered 5 years ago and have mutated into exorbitant piles of shit.
Single, 33, Independent contractor for most of my adult life. Even though I can't really afford it, I buy good health plans because I don't want to end up bankrupt if I get cancer. Strike that, I don't want my PARENTS to go bankrupt if I get cancer, because it will most definitely destroy my finances.
Anyway, I'm pretty damn happy with the new plans :D
Sep 23, 2013
commented on Dress Codes? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Dress Codes!
One time I was in a 'fancy' candle store in the Village, and one of the candle-store-employee-girls actually looked me up and down and rolled her eyes. I was just flabbergasted that this happened in real life. I mean, she works in a CANDLE STORE!!!
I was wearing a tank top and shorts. It was a 90-degree Saturday afternoon in July.
May 8, 2013
commented on The Fight Against Small Apartments
I like how the photo is colored all nicely to disguise the fact that apodments look like SHIT. And angled the photo to cut out the chain link fence. Only rich people deserve to live in places that aren't soul-destroying?
Basically, MY problem with apodments IS the design.
Nov 12, 2012
commented on Are You an Obama Voter Sleeping Till Noon?
I'm sick of people who get enough sleep or sleep late being portrayed as lazy. You know what? I sleep till 11am, work till 11pm most days. I get my best creative work done in the evening, and I like to hang out late at night. I love sleeping and I love working. Fuck you.