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subego
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Apr 13, 2018, 12:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Government doesn't make a profit. The group tasked with solving a problem will get reassigned, but everyone else will have a shot at their former budget. So there's no system-wide motive to fail.

The reasoning does break down with very large efforts.
Adding personnel while maintaining the former budget is equivalent to a loss, no?
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Apr 13, 2018, 03:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
What is actually a much more pressingly obvious conclusion is that healthcare should under no circumstances be profit-driven.
Nonsense.

*Somebody* is going to profit from it, regardless.
If it’s government run, it’s just a different bunch of cronies.
You can’t truly eliminate “profits”, even if you play games with how you name it.

Free market enterprise systems are NOT the problem, crony capitalism or Statism is.

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Apr 13, 2018, 05:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Adding personnel while maintaining the former budget is equivalent to a loss, no?
Which he's stated is his goal. I think he submitted a budget of zero. He's torpedoing the department intentionally.

What good is it to stay under budget if your department does nothing? He can pay everyone double salary to sit around and play farmville.
     
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Apr 13, 2018, 07:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Nonsense.

*Somebody* is going to profit from it, regardless.
If it’s government run, it’s just a different bunch of cronies.
You can’t truly eliminate “profits”, even if you play games with how you name it.

Free market enterprise systems are NOT the problem, crony capitalism or Statism is.
Nonsense?

Crony capitalism is literally the result of a market left to run “free” (as in “out of control”). You’re living the dream right now. Goldman-Sachs just summarised it nicely.

Regulate the hell out of it and make sure the system doesn’t reward keeping people sick.
Reward them for curing people. Stop privatisation. Health is a human right, not something to be put at the mercy of profit-maximisers. Here in Germany, we’re seeing privatised hospitals here pushing people into expensive back surgery, for example, long before all other options have been explored. Hospitals are closing emergency units for being too expensive, except for those right by the autobahn, which have a state mandate to remain open, so they’re just starved down to a minimum.
These things should not be happening.
     
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Apr 13, 2018, 09:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Which he's stated is his goal. I think he submitted a budget of zero. He's torpedoing the department intentionally.
What? Huh? Who?
     
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Apr 14, 2018, 01:10 PM
 


Have you seen this building?

That’s a serious question. Didn’t know it existed until yesterday.
     
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Apr 14, 2018, 08:47 PM
 
My first time also. Where is it?
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Apr 14, 2018, 09:49 PM
 
Yes. Mid-east, right? Or is it Southeast asia?
     
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Apr 14, 2018, 10:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
My first time also. Where is it?
Found it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryugyong_Hotel
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Apr 15, 2018, 12:47 AM
 
So, yeah... it’s in freakin Pyongyang, which is why I imagine no one here has ever seen it, and I hope qualifies it as random and ridiculous.

It’s also an empty hotel, so it could have gone into Woops!
     
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Apr 15, 2018, 08:55 AM
 
Wow! They’ve done the exterior! That apparently happened in the last six months, after thirty years of raw concrete.

Huh.
     
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Apr 16, 2018, 11:58 AM
 
I just had a random conversation with my introverted self:

Me: Does giving up coffee for a day make people grumpy?

My reply: How the hell should I know, I haven't had any since yesterday.
This one time, at Boot Camp, I stuck a flute up my PC.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 10:54 AM
 
Bank passed me ****ing counterfeit money.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 11:21 AM
 
Did another bank find it? Or did a retailer marker it and catch you? They probably didn't give you the bad bills back for you to return to the bank.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 11:29 AM
 
I passed it to someone.

They tried it at a self-checkout, and it was rejected.

Assuming it was a glitch, they passed it to someone.

That person, I assume trying to pass it themselves, found out somehow, and the information worked it’s way back the chain to me.


I was considering starting the “pen test” with what I get from the bank, but the Internet tells me most fakes can beat it.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 02:15 PM
 
Did you ask the bank? I'd be worried about the rest of my cash, for certain.

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While perusing pinterest, I noticed a friend of mine had a board for "war binder." Since she isn't really a warhawk, I was surprised to learn that these are religious christian day planners, with sections you add for favorite prayers I guess. Seems an odd name for a book of prayers to the prince of peace. I'm a little sad that she's gotten mixed up with the superevangelical crowd.

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Apr 20, 2018, 02:52 PM
 
It worked for the Templars.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 02:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Did you ask the bank? I'd be worried about the rest of my cash, for certain.
I’m not sure what I should ask them.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 02:55 PM
 
I would start with, "Hi, this money i got from your ATM on X Street on April 13 was flagged as fake, WTF"
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 04:27 PM
 
I actually got it from a teller.

My assumption is there is nothing they can say or do.

Their system obviously isn’t bulletproof. I’ll tell them as a courtesy I guess, but I suspect they know.

I’m assuming whatever low chance I could get it back is made 10 times lower by me not having the bill. Not to mention it would make a literal, federal case out of it.
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Apr 20, 2018, 04:44 PM
 
You've missed your chance to solve crime and be a hero, come one!
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 04:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I actually got it from a teller.
It’s 420. Simple mistake.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 04:50 PM
 
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Apr 20, 2018, 05:02 PM
 
The teller is obviously money laundering. I know because I watch TV.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 05:08 PM
 
Jeez... I think I have to go back to go all the way back to To Live and Die in LA for good counterfeiting reference.

The TV one seems like it would be less dangerous for me to get embroiled in.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 06:35 PM
 
The gals in that show have a lot to learn from Nancy Botwin of Weed, but they're getting there.
     
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Apr 21, 2018, 03:30 AM
 
Chloe from Smallville looking at 15 to life qualifies.

India Oxenberg, who remarkably enough I’ve met, is in the cult, and is also apparently going to prison.
     
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Yesterday, 02:43 PM
 
Someone finally pushed CTP over the edge?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43855097
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
 
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