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Best Buy has a long and sordid history of offense. News of false imprisonment, failed customer service, failed "Optimization" service for PCs and TVs. The offense today was another joint effort between Best Buy and Geek Squad.

First, some reminders about Internet and Network speeds.
Most cable connections to the Internet run between 8 - 12 Mb/s (aka Mbps - Megabits per second). DSL is about the same at the high-end, if you are lucky enough to have fiber-optic, you might get 20Mb/s.

That being said, do you ever get 8-20 Mbps of download speed? No. Just No. The websites/download sites are capped on their end as to how fast they will feed you data. That is why downloads are not instantaneous. Many download are very quick, but the speed is still regulated by the site.

Wireless speeds:
A - no one uses A.
B - 11 Mbps
G - 54 Mbps
N - 300 Mbps (approximately - N standards are either still in Draft mode, or very recently become official)
N+ - BS

Notice how even B exceeds most capabilities for Internet connections.

What I have done with B/G in my house:
Simultaneously: multiple torrents downloading on multiple computers, streamed near-DVD quality movies from Netflix, played MMORPGs, chat, surf the net.

Back to the offensive part:
Best Buy/Geek Squad has a poster by the WiFi routers proclaiming that
G is good for general Internet
N is 'adequate' for streaming music, movies, games
N+ is really what is want for streaming movies, music, and games

WTF?! N is adequate? Yeah, for a definition of adequate like getting 80mpg is adequate for a car, or how the Bugatti Veyron is an adequate sports car (0-60 in 2.46s, top speed 253mph).

So, if you really, really push to max out your incoming pipe (assuming you have fiber), you still can not saturate your G wireless, unless you are trying to maximize your connections within the house (like say copying blue-ray disks to and from multiple computers while surfing, downloading, streaming music and videos and games. So, if you really have to try to saturate a G network, how the fuck are you going to possibly saturate an N network today? Yeah, didn't think so. Adequate. Dumbasses.

edit: fix typo
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So in the midst of the economic crisis, the senate passed the $25B bill to help fund the 3 US auto manufacturers. This is the funding from the 2007 energy bill. This is to "help" them accelerate the development of fuel-efficient vehicles.

Um, they get money to stay in business? When they have fought increasing fuel economy and hybrid vehicles have not been part of their plan? They needed our money? They don't deserve our money. If I wanted them to get my money, I would buy one of their cars.

Wall Street Journal article
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In another OMGWTFBBQ moment, last night I learned that Minnesota's own Michelle Bachman blamed the current economic crisis on the non-whites. Ok, not directly, but she blamed it on the Clinton-era bill that told banks they could not discriminate lending based on race or neighborhood. But keep in mind, no one has ever told banks that they had to lend to people with bad credit. They opted to do that themselves using legislation to deregulate the industry.

Continuing placing blame in all the wrong places:
(from [livejournal.com profile] pharyngula_rss )


In a September 25th blog post titled 'The Nation Will Right Itself If It Fixes Sex', Christian Civil League of Maine Executive Director Michael Heath writes that the financial crisis facing Wall Street is a symptom of America's sinful sexual culture, including the acceptance of gay unions.

"Our crisis is a symptom, not the cause," writes Michael Heath. " I am not saying I know whether this financial crisis is God's judgment or not. It is not for me to know that definitively."


Heath goes on to list policy changes that would make God "crack a smile," including: End abortion rights and defund non-profit groups supporting it, amend state constitutions to ban gay marriage and eliminate domestic partnerships and civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, and end discrimination against private religious schools and homeschools.


Ooookay then. It is not those people is less desirable neighborhoods at all, it is that we accept homosexuals and allow abortions. So it is not even a legal/legislative problem, it is god getting mad at us. Clearly. Why didn't I think of that before? Of course! Katrina, dead soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, 9/11 terrorist attack, all because of the gays.

Oh, and whatever discrimination there is of religious and homeschools.
Not sure what that discrimination is, but it must be so, since a Christian said it. Oh, wait, I know what one problem of religious schools is - their science is shite. I looked through my cousins' "science" book from his xtian school (my two cousins are 1 and 2 years ahead in science, and their Mom said this school is much better than the one she had them in last year - I think they should go back to homeschooling or go to public school...). Holy-fucking-shit. Did you know that Kepler was a Christian? Two of the questions on their last test were about that. Also, an elliptical orbit is a perfect circle, just offset (so the sun is not in the center of the circle). Wow! I also learned that the sun and planets rotate around the solar system. Not sure if that was just bad phrasing (like cars go around a track) or if there has not been a mention of that whole galaxy thing. It was a poorly worded question in either case. I am sure there are some private religious schools that have a real science program. Just not that one.


Comcastic

Apr. 15th, 2008 06:47 pm
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So, I call the CSRs at Comcast. Surprisingly, there appears to have been an outage earlier today. That makes four times in a row that I have called and there has been an outage in the area. Is their service really that shitty? However, during the time of the supposed outage, I was online VPN'd into corp and was running my softphone just fine, and that is the most network sensitive application I use. So, another fucking lie by these douchebags.

I check all the wiring. Again. I check the connections. Again. I powercycle the cable-modem and the router. Again. I explain the issues. I explain it again. And one more time since they are seemingly always convinced that it is the router. "No. When I lose connectivity, I check the modem, and the cable light is off. Then it blinks. And if I am lucky, the connection restores itself in a minute or so. Yes, this even happens when my machine (Mac) is connected directly to the cable modem."

So, Friday, sometime between 9am and Noon, they will be out to check it over. They might charge $19 if they find it is not their problem. Not their problem? WTF? In any case, I would be glad to pay $19 if they could fix the fucking service. I assume they will disconnect and reconnect their connections (the ones the last Comcast tech put in), replace the cable modem, and leave. Much like the phone company, I expect I will not have any issues for another few months. Fuckers. Qwest sucks too, and does not have their best package available in this area. Verizon FIOS is not available in this area. And I am very sad that the provider for the city WiFi messed up and could not deliver. So no municipal internet.
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Anthem Blue Cross may be a fine organization, but their website is fucking horrid. To say it was built by retarded monkeys would be disparaging the web skills of retarded monkeys. Very slow. Creating a profile failed. Twice. Searching does not exist, at least in any useful context. The search (find provider) form does not populate, or give you the option to populate based on your profile information. Further, it requires City, State, and Zip code? Hello? Phone numbers have to be put in as so: (xxx) xxx-xxxx, or it will not take it. No other form is accepted. There is no link to the pharmacy provider.

Fucking asshats. They do not deserve our money anyway and then they add insult by the existence of their sub-standard fucked-up websites. After going through all of that (it took about 3 hours to get through the account creation to try to use their useless tools). Now I have to go through the same pain at the prescription benefit website (which I found in the benefit book, not on the Anthem website). And that site is just as fucking slow.

Maybe by tomorrow I can get the information on getting my prescriptions filled. Are all of these organizations purposefully painful? I am very reluctant to call in. The last time I called in to a pharmacy benefit provider, they had bad information. Useless.

ETA: The Pharmacy Provider registration form looked surprising similar to the Anthem form. So I opened a new tab to the main page and entered the ID I created earlier. It seemed to work, since I was brought back to the Anthem site to click another disclaimer. Not that it told me it was going to Anthem or that it was related to Anthem. And then it timed out. And then IE crashed.
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First it was nice, then it snowed, today is slushy.

ranting )
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I have to go to Topeka, fucking Kansas. Proof that Kansas is hell - the zip for the Hotel and client site are 66604 and 66606.

Last night I received all of the information I was supposed to have over two weeks ago. I called my boss and said something along the lines of, "I have no bill category (for time/expense) entry, I have none of the information (including Hotel info) that I was promised. Please tell me if this project is delayed." Which is the polite version of "send me the information today or I cancel my flight and reschedule your client." If I did not have the emails waiting when I got home, the next message would have been, "I have canceled my travel plans. Please tell the Account Manager to reschedule with the client."

I do have to thank the local account manager (C), as he suggested calling my boss (K) and saying the other account manager (M) has not delivered the promised information. I told him I did not want to be negative with K, since he was not the one responsible for the delay. C said if M is not delivering, K gets to deal with it. Escalation is sometimes a good thing. Within 3 hours of my voicemail to K, M sent what I needed. That is good, but it still pisses me off. M should have had his shit together two weeks ago and given me that information, the fact that I had to have his peer tell him to do it is very annoying. Unless M never considered that I would reprioritize his shitty little project.

There is still hope. Maybe Kansas will turn into a festering sink hole and I will not be able to go. Oh, wait, isn't it already?

Furthermore, helping fuel my rage, this is a fixed-bid project. My company is going to lose almost 20% on the travel costs compared to if they used someone from Kansas City. And my role is not supposed to be all about the billing, goddammit. I should have known better. I should have lied my ass of and said I have way too much other billable work to do. Which is pretty much true now, but it wasn't three weeks ago.

ETA: Oh, Fuck! Westboro Baptist Church is in Topeka. Maybe there will be a protest and will accidentally run over some of those useless fucks.
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So, today SCOTUS said "No" to hearing the appeal of a German citizen who was kidnapped by the CIA in Morocco and sent to Afghanistan where he was confined and allegedly tortured. After the CIA figured out he was not a terrorist, he was dropped off in the woods in Albania. Next stop for him is likely the World Court. That is pretty fucked up. So much for land of the free. Bushco was heavily lobbying the courts to not accept the case, on the grounds of "state secrets."

In other legal news, a jury in Duluth was convinced by the most expensive lawyers on the planet to force a single mother living a little above poverty to pay the RIAA $222,000 for downloading and "making available" music. FUCK THE RIAA. In other news, the RIAA has let slip their hand and is considering the following bullshit (from http://www.dailytech.com/RIAA+Eyes+Next+Possible+Targets+CD+Burners+Radio+Listeners/article9218.htm) :

  • "...users who buy songs are entitled to one, and only one copy. Burning CDs is just another name for stealing, in her mind. "When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song." Making "a copy" of a purchased song is just "a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy'."
  • Another possible avenue of legal action for the RIAA is the pursuit of businesses that play unauthorized music in stores. The Performing Rights Society (PRS), Britain's version of the RIAA, may give the RIAA some possible ideas with its pending litigation. The PRS is suing the Kwik Fit Group, a car repair shop in Edinburgh, for £200,000 in damages. The case revolves around the complaint that Kwik Fit employees brought in personal radios which they played while working on cars, which could be heard by colleagues and customers. The PRS says this amounts to a public "performance" and should have entailed royalties.

Hey - RIAA - Fuck You, and your little bitch organization PRS. Overall record sales profits are down for a couple of reasons:

  • Less new albums available
  • Craptastic music


Keep in mind, at the height of downloading, individual album sales were up, but since there were less albums, the overall $$ were less. Also, DVD sales were up and there is not much price difference, so there was entertainment dollar competition from the movies.

The RIAA's business plan is crap. Their model is obsolete. It is like Bill Maher said (this is a little old)- GM said Hybrids are not part of our business plan. GM lost 4 billion dollars last quarter. What the fuck is your business plan?

The RIAA's plan is not more musical acts, not more variety, not more new music, not better downloading. No, their plan is sue and alienate all of their customers. And then what? What is their plan when sending blanket subpoenas to university fails their money requirements? Sue more people, hire better lawyers, and now go after CD Burners, or playing your radio at work? What The Fuck!? Has the RIAA forgotten "Fair Use" or "Time Shifting" precedents from the 70s and 80s? So, in their world, if my CD is scratched, I have to buy another copy. If I want to keep the CD at home, and put a copy in my car, I am stealing. Nevermind that the piece-of-shits who broke into my car got a CD wallet full of copies (Ha-Ha!) and I would have to purchase all of that again according to the RIAA.

There should be much more ranting about the War on Terra and "State Secrets" and the worst president ever, and his major contributer Blackwater's private christian army, and SCHIP, but really, I just don't have enough time to pick on the fascists right now.
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And I'll say it again. Definity Health aka UHC sucks diseased donkey dick. I got the usual letter today telling me I need to call in to verify I do not have any other insurance. I call in. There are no instructions in the letter on how to navigate the pain that is their voice response system. I try Coverage. I am then asked to say my DOB and member number. I enter that. I try to get an operator. It brings me back to the beginning. I try coverage again, I get the same options, then I try to get an operator. Finally, I hang up.

Starting over, I go through all of this again, and once I get to coverage, I just choose one at random. Now I get the "Did you just get the letter?" question. Yes. Now I get to talk to a human. Seems I had to choose a coverage type in order to verify that I do not have other insurance providers. Now I talk to the nice person, but her software does not have the IVR component, so I have to repeat everything that I already had to give the system. WTF?! Piece of shit. So I tell her Thank you, you have been very nice, but your IVR is horrible. I am looking forward to the Survey (already selected Yes, I want to take the Survey, before I even got to talk to the nice person). She thanks, have a nice day. There are clicks as it was supposed to send me to the survey system and then it hangs up on me. Guess they really did not want my opinion of their craptacular system.

FISA

Aug. 5th, 2007 10:35 am
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So, instead of impeaching Bush for his crimes against America, both the House and the Senate handed him a bill that legitimizes most of his illegal wiretapping, further eroding our civil liberties and slashing the 4th Amendment. And this is with the democrats in charge of the legislature.

They should be ashamed. Shame on every one of them that did not stand up and say NO. Shame on them for ignoring the infrastructure and health care of this country while our troops are dying occupying a foreign country and they (Congress) kowtow to a corrupt regime. I knew Coleman would vote for it, he has been nothing if not Bush's lap dog. But Klobuchar, I expected better of her. She has a real background in law.

I vote no confidence in the whole federal government. The Bush administration must go. Those in Congress must go. All of them. Since it has been pointed out to me that there is no "reset" button for the government, it seems our redress is limited to two options. Mentioning one of those options is likely to get me sent to Guantanamo (advocating a revolution is apparently illegal and we are all to comfortable to actually make a go of it anyway), I implore everyone to vote out every single incumbent in every election you are able. Since we are not rich and cannot withhold funding like the companies backing the administration, the only thing we can do is vote them out. Sending emails, calling, and faxing does not seem to change the votes, even though they are supposed to represent us.

This is not yet a Fascist State. Fascism is the need of the State over-riding the needs of the individuals, intolerance of anything not in the State's interest and extreme Nationalism. It is also not yet a Theocracy. This country's path should not lead in either of those directions. Unfortunately, it has almost become an Oligarchy, in which We The People are ruled by a small minority of power holders (BushCo, Murdoch, Haliburtin, Big Oil). We need to stop this degeneration of our society. I do not want to tour the ruins of our society, while slowly puffing an INGSOC cigarette; the society we let fall on our watch; let fall to a creepy cadre of greedy, corrupt scum.
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Is it just me, or is the government throwing the word terrorists around so much that in about another 43 seconds the term is going to be devoid of any real meaning?

From Boing Boing:
"John P. Walters, President Bush's drug czar, said the people who plant and tend the gardens are terrorists who wouldn't hesitate to help other terrorists get into the country with the aim of causing mass casualties..."

First, John P. Walters is a fucktard. I have heard this same shit for years now, all to scare up some funding for the DEA/War on Drugs. Yet another war on another concept that will always be fought, will always need funding, and we were always at war with East Asia.

Marijuana is less addictive than Alcohol and Nicotine (and my personal favorite, Caffeine). The lethal dose of Marijuana is not recorded, but it greater than 10000mg, whereas Nicotine is a scant 60mg. Deaths resulting from Marijuana (as per the National Institute of Drug Abuse - I have no idea how legit they are) are listed at 0, whereas Alcohol and Tobacco account for about 500k per year. On top of that, marijuana has legitimate medical uses. Yet here we are, with another round of fear inducing rhetoric.

I did not see a huge announcement about the record yields of poppies in Afghanistan, except in the paper. Nope, it is apparently not news according to the DEA. But a few people arrested for Meth or pot, that is newsworthy for the DEA to put on their homepage.

In summary, John P. Walters is a fucktard and the War on Drugs is a huge fucking waste of resources.
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I read an article today about OMFG overpriced shit. I will link in the article when I find it again. Found it, it is an AP article, which means you can find it on about 1.5 million news sites.

The $600 handbag (purse to those of us non-elites), is now bourgeois[sic].
More Ranting Here )
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Lieberman (Independent - remember he lost the Dem nod for his hawkish stance) said the US should seriously consider attacking a base in Iran. They are allegedly training Iraqis for the insurgency at that base. I might be tempted to believe him, except for the horrid track record of intelligence for the war in Iraq. WMDs? Plutonium from Niger? Welcomed as liberators? Hrm. Like I said, not such a great record.

How about this - how about rather than involving another country, we just leave Iraq? Hmm? Move some of those troops back to Afghanistan where they should have been in the first place to finish the job there, or just come home. I support our troops, and I say if you want to support them, bring them home.

Edit: Why are the Dems such pussies? Why did they not stick to their plan and send the funding bill back with a timeline? Why do they always back down and apologize. FFS, Jimmy Carter should have stood up and said, "I said Bush was the worst president ever, and I meant it. Now I quote Vice President Dick Cheney, 'Go fuck yourself.'" They (the Dems) need to stand up and say what they mean, and go with it. They need to stop playing the Republican's games, stop letting them (the Republicans) control the conversation and point out when their opponents say something dumb, or 'flip-flop' or say "I don't believe in evolution." They need to jump on that and hammer it. I'd like to see this in a debate: "Oh, really, you do not believe in evolution. How the fuck are you going to promote education in this country? How the fuck do you plan to invest in science in this country? Because fucktards like you are the reason we are falling behind in both of those categories."
/Edit

And while we are on the topic, there is a war on, a "War on Terra". I do not think there is anything more ironic than driving around in your dodge ram (12c/15h), f150 (11c/15h), suburban (14c/18h), escalade (12c/16h), or hummer (2004 H2- 9.6mpg) getting horrid gas mileage with a Support the Troops magnet. Other than perhaps trying to get "Fahrenheit 451" banned - that is pretty ironic, even if Bradbury says it was more about Television than censorship.

War On Drugs
War On Terror
Both have produced very little, if anything at all. Other than spending copious amounts of money in the wrong places. Although, both have managed to fund more prisons, government agencies, and cut down privacy. So maybe they are accomplishing their original intent.
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Well, LJ seems to acknowledge that "they" overreacted to the fundies. Seems the WFI is gloating about LJ taking down "hundreds of pedophile sites" and talking about MySpace and LJ being home to "Child Rape, Child Molestation, Child Sex, Child Porn" and "...Allows Child Rapist Free Rein." Seems the WFI is on a mission, and is willing to burn anything that gets in their way (I wonder which books they have attempted to ban?). Sort of like when Meese and his cronies linked porn to crime and then set about to prove it by viewing over 2000 porn films and over 2000 porn mags. (Hrm, maybe it does, Meese was involved in Iran-Contra) How much porn does it take to 'prove' the conclusion you have already stated? Apparently very much. So, like Meese and McCarthy before him, the WFI finds something to rally around and then runs with their witch hunt. It also reminds me of when, in response to slightly more tame criticism, AOL banned all searches and communities related to boobies. Yes, no more searching for or talking about breast cancer or breast feeding. AOL learned. Is it me, or are we as a society accelerating our failure to learn from history?

Crimes such as child rape, child molestation, and child porn are heinous and icky. Even other prisoners are likely to be offended by this and make prison life even worse for those convicted. And, if those convicted survive prison, they are labeled for life and will never escape their crime*. No one is condoning the crimes. But writing about fictional characters in their late teens having *gasp* sex is, um, pretty damn tepid.

I had no interest in writing fanfic before this happened. And I really had no interest in reading it either. But I really do not care if anyone wants to write or read about Ron/Harry, Xander/Spike, or Buffy/Willow (ok, maybe I would read that, but I would not go looking for it). But since the WFI fucktards brought it up...

Harry Potter took a deep breath. He was about to do something he had never done before. Mentally sighing and then throwing his entire being into this momentous act, he slipped Hermione his wand.


*There are problems with the prosecution of this as well. This is not the main focus of this rant, nor are these the typical cases. There was a case not long ago where an 18 yr old was convicted of statutory rape for continuing to have sex with his girlfriend (consensual). But she was 14 or 15 when he had his 18th Birthday, and then the statutory rules kicked in, despite the consent and existing relationship, and he gets to go to court and jail and be labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life. There is also the case of (memory fading here) of two consenting 17 yr-olds having sex and filming it (again, both decided to film it). Not the brightest kids on the block, but the boy was later charged with multiple crimes based on the child pornography. And why are murders not registered?

On another side note, I read recently, about 100 years ago, it was not uncommon for young teens 13-14-15 to get married and soon thereafter have children. I do not have a reference for this information and I am not sure that I would like the Google results if I tried to find a reference.

Terrorism

May. 3rd, 2007 06:10 pm
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Apparently, it is terrorism to criticize the catholics

This is terrorism, too. Attacking the Church is terrorism. Feeding blind irrational rage against those who always speak in the name of love - love for life and love for man - that is terrorism.

(from http://community.livejournal.com/antitheism/650705.html?#cutid1)

And confirmed with this
ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican's official newspaper accused an Italian comedian on Wednesday of "terrorism" for criticizing the Pope and warned his rhetoric could fuel a return to 1970s-style political violence.
(from http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSL0211344020070502?feedType=RSS)

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's second-highest ranking doctrinal official on Monday forcefully branded homosexual marriage an evil and denounced abortion and euthanasia as forms of "terrorism with a human face."

(from http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070423/wl_nm/pope_gays_dc)

And speaking of terrorism
Recently Pope Benedict XVI condemned terrorist attacks against civilians in Great Britain, Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey.

But, he failed to mention Israel. I guess the Jews slipped his mind. Sort of like when when Popes Pious 11 and 12 sort of forgot to condemn the Nazi's and actively collaborated with them. Oh, shit! Am I a terrorist now?

What if I just state a fact. The church excommunicated Galileo after his Heresy trial in 1633. Galileo was right and the church was wrong. Oops, more terrorism. The Catholic church lies about condom usage and tells people in Africa that the condoms are "laced" with AIDS so that they will not go against bullshit fucking religious dogma and use them. The church is wrong. What am I up to, 3 counts now? How about this? The Catholic church as in institution is nothing but a controlling, greedy, wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice, gluttonous, misogynistic, racist, deceitful, hateful, self-perpetuating stain on humanity.
time passes
I think that is the Swiss Guard at the door. Lucky for me their little knives got taken away from them at the airport.
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So, Abrahamic Monotheists argue that their religions are ones of peace and love (but no sex!). How is it then that in Turkey three men (1 German, 2 Turkish citizens) printing Bibles had their throats slit by 5 19-20 years olds who claimed, “We did not do this for ourselves, but for our religion... Let this be a lesson to the enemies of our religion,”

Ranting )
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... so long as it does not eat into profits:

"On March 12, hospital officials delivered news any parent would dread: Its ethics committee said Emilio’s aggressive treatment plan was no longer medically appropriate and he should be removed from the ventilator. Under the provisions of a Texas law signed by George W. Bush in his days as governor, Ms. Gonzales had just 10 days to find another medical facility willing to treat her child." (emphasis mine)

I think I ranted about this before, but I do not really care, since he brought it on himself. Wiki:Culture of Life

Full article here:
National Post

Keep in mind, that I do not actually disagree with the Texas law. I think it is even more important for socialized medicine to have ETHICAL limits on treatment. Right now, similar discussions are under way about how far does a hospital have to go to respect religion. See, a person who refuses blood based on religious reasons was given extraordinary measures to save her life that did not conflict with her religion. However, those measures would not have been required had she not refused the transfusion. Now the taxpayers of that state and insurance payers nation-wide need to pick up the tab in various forms (taxes, premiums).
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So, they do not pay property taxes or income taxes, but just like any other major corporation, the catholics try to shift their money and claim bankruptcy protection to hide from lawsuits. Why is it that churches and organized religions are treated differently than any other major corporation?

Article here:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4705433.html
caffeine: (Technical Bear)
Ping the router:
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 3ms, Average = 0ms

Ping the gateway:
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 2539ms, Maximum = 3008ms, Average = 2833ms

Power-cycle the router, cable modem:  No Change.

Release/Renew DHCP: No Change.

Tomorrow it should be fine.  Since usually after a number of complaints they figure out what was not wrong and not their problem and recover it.

But as before, there is no problem, if there were a problem, Comcast assures me it would be with my equipment.  To test, I should just hook up a PC to the net, directly to the cable modem.  So it can be compromised in about 15s.
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That is right, it is good to see Gonzolas proving in front of the Senate that he is, in fact, not the least bit interested in the law, he would rather be a fucking Bushco toady. Wiretapping US citizens, not using FISA, and completely ignoring several Constitutional rights does not concern the AG. Excuse me? I thought your job was to uphold the law, not lie for the president. Go fuck yourself, and the shit colored horse you road in on, Gonzolas. You are a shitty AG. You belong with that useless fuck Kline from KS. The KS AG wants everyone to tattle on teen sex. I think he is just a perv, but it turns out he actually has an agenda - slashing abortion rights (http://www.slate.com/id/2135328/). Who would have guessed that from the backwater hell-hole that Kansas has become? Fuckers. Hmmm, I guess it turns out that the AG role is now just another useless title slapped on anyone who can cite a law and shares your political ideology. No ethics or concern for law need apply.

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