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People often lightly suggest that “you should sue X”. Lawsuits are multi-year arduous, tedious affairs.  My opinion is that the threshold for a lawsuit should be if you lived without civil society would you be willing to commit violence to achieve your objective? If no, then find another way.A customer of ours recently got banned on Wikipedia for aggressively defending me on my Wiki page.  Apparently he had been contributing for years. I feel some...
I grew up in a steel town. A dying steel town.  I wouldn’t have called the area I grew up as “rough” but no one would describe it as “privileged”.

In my high school, there was a group of 5 jocks who would go around beating up “nerds”.  One of my friends came in one day with two black eyes and his face incredibly swollen up.  He had been “chosen”.

One afternoon, while leaving my advanced math class, I was punched in the back of the head.  I fell to the ground and tur...
June 14, 2016 by kingbee on Al-Fahryd-i-Nhumon
when i first happened upon joeuser in april 2004, it was a maelstrom election year politics in which no aspect--no matter how seemingly trivial or mundane--seemed to pass without comment.

so how to explain why, despite months of absolute batshit lunacy to date, all of which is almost certain to be eclipsed every hour of every day from now until election day, no one here seems to have anything to say. 
June 1, 2016 by JillUser on More than just Mommy
Why does it seem like we are all so inclined to pick a side and and dig in, defend it and block out anything that comes from "the other side"? It is obviously the case in U.S. politics these days.  You pick a party/candidate and only listen to points coming from their "side".  Everyone denies they do it but most get caught doing exactly that.

It isn't just politics though.  If you aren't ready to declare your support of gay marriage then you're a homophobe.  If...
Note: 12/12/2015  This blog was written shortly before the San Bernardino terror.

Dylan Watkins, the founder (?), ramrod of OCVR kept telling me over the past year that my ideas were SOOOO close to this other writer that I HAD to check his book, Daemon.  Finally I remembered to Google and the first thing that shows up is "Daemon and Freedomᵀᴹ comprise a two-part novel by the author Daniel Suarez about a distributed, persistent computer application, known as The Daemon, tha...
November 9, 2015 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
There are times when a little chuckle can make your day. I ran across this one in yahoo news. Its from the New Yorker and the columnist is also a comedian. Its a take off of sorts on Ben Carson's belief that the pyramids were originally used to store grain despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Hope you get a chuckle from this. 
September 15, 2015 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
GamerGate: A quick recapFor years there has been a growing awareness that elements of the gaming media have been using their platforms to advocate for their friends and personal politics while punishing foes and ideologies they didn’t like.  For simplicity, we’ll refer to them as social justice warriors (SJWs).  Their most common tactic has been to misrepresent something in such a way as to harm an ideological opponent while improving their standing in their peer group.&nbs...
I just read in a Financial Time article that Hillary is going to roll out her economic programs that will help the struggling Middle Class in America.“As she prepares to outline her economic vision for the country in a high-profile address on Monday in New York, M...
May 12, 2015 by Daiwa on daiwa
Just seems like something people would enjoy knowing.  Physicians are currently subject to the scrutiny of the following fraud-prevention agencies & programs (could be more for all I know):


HEAT  -  Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team

CERT  -  Comprehensive Error Rate Testing

MACs  -  Medicare Administrative Contractors

MEDICs  - Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors

RACs  - Recovery Audit Program Contrac...

Back around 2008, I posited that the U.S. was going exactly backwards, bailing out the crooks while ignoring the victims, the millions of people who lost their retirement or their homes.  Surprise, surprise, the crooks are now doing fine, while the victims are often still struggling to recover and, in many cases, failing. All reflected in the recent focus on financial inequality, of course.

I suggested back then that a real probl...
The Social Justice Warrior took a sip of coffee harvested by slave labor in South America. The hint of chocolate, brought to him thanks to the work of child labor in Africa filled the plastic cup that was made possible thanks to imported petroleum from a repressive regime. He gazed sternly at the screen on his MacBook whose parts came from forced labor in China. Something was wrong. His brow furrowed. Something was very wrong.

“I cannot buy this [game/movie/toy/rubber duck],” he whispered ...
September 20, 2014 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog 


September 20, 2014 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
September 18, 2014 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Typical conversation regarding a certain lawsuit goes something like this:

What about <Allegation 1>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 2>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 3>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 4>? They made it up. Oh come on, you’re saying they made it all up? Yes. Can you prove they made it up? Yes. How? Because their own witnesses claimed she did or she directly admitted to doing so during her deposition. ...
August 24, 2014 by Daiwa on daiwa
I feel I've awakened in some alternative universe.  If Tom Friedman does something like this, I'll know I have for sure.