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Claudio Ibarra
Works at Spang Power Electronic
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How I expect religion to eventually react to social acceptance of treating gay people as people:
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Sigh. Makes sense. That's their usual MO.
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it's the dance of the sugarplum hedgies! :)
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Surprise! Krugman has no idea what he's talking about. Why is he famous, again?
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Because he's an "authority" figure that rubber stamps anything that involves expanding the size and scope of government?
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Hypothetical Time

Your favorite car manufacturer announces a new car. It has a few.... downsides:

* No remote entry
* No power windows/doors/mirrors
* No CD player or radio
* No rear-view camera
* Ignition key from the 80s

And one upside:

* High-speed wifi, free for as long as you own the car


Would you take it?
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With the cost of Wifi nowadays, it will practically pay for itself even if I don't use it as a car, lol. Imagine WiFi for life and I still have at least 50 years left. :D
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If you watch HBO's "Going Clear" (and you should), you might find yourself thinking "Man alive, this is so very clearly a made-up and bonkers sham masquerading as a religion!"

Remember, it's exactly as crazy and as supported as every other religion out there (including yours). 
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I have to watch it when Venus comes out of retrograde.

Dibs on Queen! 
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And then I learned that there are still folks who have glaring misconceptions about the Citizens United decision.
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Oh, I agree, +Mike DeSimone . The system is the root cause- but they're part of the system, and they're clearly a malfunction. 

The acquisition of wealth is a positive feedback loop, and things like progressive taxes and inheritance taxes are ways to apply negative feedback- without them, we could easily slide into Feudalism (and in many ways, we can see that happening). The problem arises when people who have wealth (and hence, political power) use that power to remove the negative feedback.

Which, as a note, I think we could fix a lot of problems if we made cap gains taxes progressive- if your income from capital gains is less than a certain threshold (tuned towards people living in retirement), you pay nearly no taxes on the income, and then it ramps up from there.
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I can't support any of the currently running Presidential candidates, so I figure here's an alternative:
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If you belong to an organization that, if you criticize it, will instruct friends and family to break all communication with you, there is only one thing to do.

Run, don't walk, away. No one needs that kind of crazy.
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No such thing as a friendly atheist? That's just absurd. 
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I know tax law and healthcare policy isn't sexy, but I still think it's incredibly important.

These IRS rewrites have potential consequences beyond the extension of tax credits beyond what Congress authorized.  As with the tax credit regulation at issue in King, the latter of these changes has the potential to expose employers to penalties that are not authorized by the text of the PPACA.  Put more plainly, by expanding eligibility for tax credits the IRS is also expanding employer exposure to the employer mandate and its associated penalties.  Will this produce additional litigation?  Who knows.  Whether or not it does, it is further evidence that the IRS is intent on implementing the law some wish Congress enacted as opposed to what was actually signed into law.

So.... the IRS can just rewrite law? Shouldn't that be left up to Congress?
A law professor discovers additional instances in which the IRS issued regulations that extend tax credits beyond what is authorized under the PPACA.
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One who hope that Congress would take a broad look at IRS enforcement and rules with respect to adherence to law.
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+Francisco Franco's kernel is the best kernel. I am writing this of my own free will. I am totally not being coerced.
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Not coerced at all!
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+The Onion​ forgets that satire is supposed to be fiction. 
WASHINGTON—After several seconds spent sitting motionless and glaring directly into the camera, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly began Sunday’s video announcing her 2016 presidential bid by warning the nation not to fuck th...
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+The Onion -- overtaken by events too often.
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Space Mountain glass and coaster! I'm thinking I might have a birthday every year!

Thank you, +Kelsey M!! 
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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
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  • Spang Power Electronic
    Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, 2013 - present
  • ABB Ltd
    Mechanical Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Engineer, 2006 - 2006
  • Arkwin Industries Inc
    Tool Designer, 2006 - 2008
  • Warner Power LLC
    Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer, 2008 - 2011
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"Reckless Diplomacy Disorder" -- that's a descriptor about me that I truly enjoyed reading. I try to be a gentleman (yes, even on the Internet), but I'm human. I can be irreverent and scathing just like anyone else. 

I maintain a G+ Community for Frank Zappa... if you're interested, it will enrich your life. 

In Brief (random word association summary):

Unconventional. Mechanical Engineer. Zappa fan. Size 10-12 shoes. Love spicy food. CAD enthusiast. Gamer. Atheist. Asimov and Clarke are my homeboys. 

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  • DIY/Maker culture
I'm not an easy person to offend.
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Winning contestant on NPR's _Wait Wait Don't Tell Me_
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Mentor, OH
Previously
Wytheville, VA - Christiansburg, VA - Bellport, NY - Schenectady, NY - Remsenburg, NY - Queens, NY - Lindenhurst, NY - Manchester, NH
As far as I'm concerned, there is no other Polish bakery in Cleveland. They are simply the best. Great food, great people! I'll be coming back again and again. Also, they make FANTASTIC pierogi.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Good food, good price (neither too expensive or too cheap). The only thing that I can complain about is that it was incredibly busy. But that's still a good thing, and we didn't wait long. Try the golden sack. It's delicious.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good food and good ambiance. Don't worry if you get lost in the building the first time. I suspect that everyone does.
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reviewed a year ago
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It has all the standards you might expect from a hotel. The rooms are clean, the staff is polite, and they have breakfast in the mornings. There is just one problem so glaring that it made the whole stay impossible to enjoy: Worst. Wifi. Ever. Now, it may be because my room was at the end of the hall, but that should be no excuse. If they claim to have wifi, then the wifi should be throughout the building, and not just for some rooms. I tried to change rooms to another one that might have had a better wifi signal, but they could only offer me the same room one floor down. Surprise! The exact same problem with the wifi. If I had the choice, I would stay away from this hotel until they fixed the wifi problem. Bad wifi is much worse than no wifi.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Live music sometimes on the weekends, good food and drink all the time.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago