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+Michael Hiltzik says Paul Ryan's idea for covering pre-existing conditions by using high-risk pools is a 'scam.'
In yet another attempt to show that Republicans can be just as serious about healthcare reforms as Democrats, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) called on Wednesday for eliminating the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Ryan didn't advocate...
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I DO NOT PAY ALOT OF ATTENTION TO REPUBLICANS + THEIR FILOSPY!!!! ONLY WHEN NECESSARY!!!!!!!
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Yep.
 
As a small boy I knew this instinctively!
Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.(Image credit: Flickr user Fygget)Making your bed every morning is the most dumb, useless waste of five minutes ever created. You should stop right now because you’re wasting your time.It’s one of the most annoying possible tasks out there—a chore with limi...
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I only make my bed if I'm expecting to share it with someone that night. And then it's right before they arrive. 
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Bwahahahaha.

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Texting with my sister who still lives in OK on Wednesday she wrote "heading to the hidey hole, ttyl". 
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It looks like candidates will campaign heavily in California since no one on the Republican side can lock up the nomination without it. A lot of people are excited. Since California is one of the last states, it rarely matters to the results. 

We should change that.

Sadly, we can hold neither the first primary nor the first caucus. The first two states have clauses in their constitutions which automatically reschedule their nominating contests. While it might be fun to force Iowa or New Hampshire to schedule their contest before the beginning of time, Nobelists with the University of California warn that it's a dangerous proposition.

Fine.

California will just hold "The Big One", a unique three-week nominating contest with no holds barred, no privacy, and no quitting.

Week one will begin in sunny Los Angeles, California with a grueling gauntlet of game shows. Candidates must show their knowledge of Federal programs in a special edition of The Price Is Right, general trivia mastery on Jeopardy!, compete in an epic rap battle, and vie to become America's Next Top Candidate. Throughout this, and all the other contests, the candidates will be subject to the whims of you, the voting public. Enter your vote at any time, change your vote at any time! In every competition there will be chances to win immunity, gain bonus delegates, and obtain one of the three coveted Vote Thief Medallions.

For week two, it's the physical competition. In stunning Santa Monica, the candidates will face off in a beach volleyball showdown before mounting bikes and riding north. In world-famous Malibu, they will compete in a surfing competition before speeding off into the mountains. Somewhere in the Transverse Ranges they will complete an obstacle course designed by California firefighters to ensure they are physically capable of dealing with any emergency. Then it's down into the Central Valley where they must work a farm from dawn to dusk.

The candidates will now pull into the heart of tech country for the mental challenge. Here they will be paired up and placed in an intensive coding bootcamp, working 'round the clock to build a product. At the end of the week, they will gather to present their proposals to a room of California's most skeptical tech voters. Once more, you, the voting public, will be able to signal your favorites and even submit video questions, criticisms, or general trolling to the candidates as they sweat it out in The Demon Round.

Finally, the candidates will gather at the San Andreas Fault where The Big One will be announced. It is at this moment that candidates will be able to steal delegates from each other as they see their national approval numbers updated live. Any candidate who wins (or steals) two of three nominating contests while still holding immunity can take it all and raise the ire of voters nationwide as they steal an election and become The Big One.

It will be simultaneously the most and least democratic nominating contest in the United States.
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Whoa. That's some income inequality.
 
Billionaire David Tepper is moving from New Jersey to Florida, and much to New Jersey's dismay, he is taking his tax burden with him.
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GIVE ALL THOSE HARD WORKING CITIZENS A RAISE !!!!!!INCREASE SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS; LOWER COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS !!!!!COST OF MEDICAL CARE ,TOO HIGH + DENTAL CARE !!!!!!
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That was pretty sweet, but I would be stepping on that thing all the time.
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How much exercise do we really need?
Many of you have sent me this piece in the NYT which argues that a new study says that one minute of strenuous exercise achieved the same benefits as 45 minutes
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Education
  • Cornell College
    Computer Science, Mathematics, 1989 - 1993
  • Iowa State University
    Computer Science, 1993 - 2000
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"I come in peace. Take me to your lizard."
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Some Words and Phrases That Describe Me:

computer scientist, ex-university instructor, sci-fi/fantasy reader, geek, living with dopa-responsive dystonia, ex-genetic algorithms researcher, cat-person, lizard- and ferret-friendly, quilter, knitter, tatter, occasional backyard bird-watcher, ex-equestrian, cheezy-movie lover, big fan of the correct use of grammar and punctuation and spelling, casual student of many fields, more-or-less liberal, more-or-less atheist, ultimate Puzzle Pirates' bilger, lover of snark and sarcasm, chocoholic,  RPGer, introvert, devour-er of Discworld novels,  etc. etc. etc

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My public posting mostly falls under the category of "Links to News Jennifer Finds Interesting".  Lately, my interest has gravitated to the US dysfunctional political system, theories of economics, and the state and future of US healthcare, with occasional lapses into educational reform, new scientific discoveries, jokes about grammar and spelling, and atheism vs. religions. 
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A (small) gaming convention is named after me.
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Ames IA
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Manhattan KS - Mount Vernon IA
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Let me explain Japan for Westerners
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"Do you want to know our secrets? Oops, sorry, we don't have any." - Shiina Ringo (If you just want the quick explanation without all the pr

Who belongs in America? (non-econ-related)
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Once again, I find myself writing not about economics or finance or nerdy stuff, but about race, identity and belonging. Apologies to those

5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds
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To learn anything useful during an election year, you need to be able to sort through all of the garbage to find the actual information and

How the GOP Destroyed its Moderates
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Moderate Republicanism is not intellectually dead. So where is it?

Steven Pearlstein: The false choice between equality and efficiency
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What if the relationship between inequality and economic growth is more complicated than Republicans make it out to be? What if we’ve reache

Michael Tomasky on How the GOP Plans to Block the Black Vote
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It happens every election: mysterious fliers, robocalls, malfunctioning machines that deny blacks the right to vote. Now the Republican Part

Abolish the Minimum Wage??!! A Debate
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The empirically established fact that minimum wages don't hurt the people who get it isn't the same as showing that they help them. So why d

European financial crisis: Is Europe a mess because Germans work hard an...
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Almost 150 years ago, the great English economic essayist Walter Bagehot pondered the problem of European monetary integration in the The Ec

Candidates' Challenge: Getting More to Pay Taxes
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Republican presidential candidates are making a politically challenging case to change the fact that nearly half of all American households

Of red tape and recessions
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HOW much of our economic malaise can be blamed on regulatory uncertainty?

Self-Employment Needs Role in Jobs Programs: View
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Cammie Allie and Ann Costlow are small-scale entrepreneurs who aren’t trying to start the next Microsoft. Yet both have battled back from un

Raise Taxes on the Rich to Reward Job Creators: Nick Hanauer
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It is a tenet of American economic beliefs, and an article of faith for Republicans that is seldom contested by Democrats: If taxes are rais

What Isn’t for Sale?
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Market thinking so permeates our lives that we barely notice it anymore. A leading philosopher sums up the hidden costs of a price-tag socie

Elizabeth Warren's anger
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A man shouts “socialist whore” at her.

Health reform: it’s about having each other’s backHealth reform: it’s ab...
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Alleged Obamacare-related increase in price of Papa John's pizza ? 11 cents. Ensuring working Americans have a health care safety net? Price

Tax poor people: Republicans want the IRS to nail "lucky duckies."
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It's not news when Jon Huntsman criticizes fellow Republicans. It's news when he agrees with them. On Sunday, in an interview with the Wall

Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | ...
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