Showing posts from May, 2017

Doctor Who Drinking Game

Whenever you hear the Tardis Whenever a Dalek says, "Exterminate" Whenever the Dr. uses the sonic screwdriver Whenever the Dr says "run" Whenever anyone says, "he's the doctor" Whenever the Doctor uses his psychic paper (fake ID) Whenever the Doctor and companion encounter a famous person from history (ex. Agatha Christie)

Google Views Supporting Free Speech as Hate Speech

Back in January of 2015 I did a blog post in support of Charlie Hebdo. You might recall the situation, the magazine had a cover depicting Mohammad and as a result a crazy person shot up the magazines office.

My blog post was this, "In light of recent events I feel need to add my support to France and freedom of speech in the right against extremism." 
I then posted the magazines image. 

With the text, "The more you extremest try to tell us what we can not do, the more we will do it..."
The page as received a massive 408 page views since it was posted to today. Two days ago I received the below from Google basically referring to my supportive post as something that:
Threatens or advocates for harm on oneself or others; Harasses, intimidates or bullies an individual or group of individuals; Incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, vete…

Macron Wins

And in some oddly good news, Emmanuel Macron won the presidential election in France over the crazy-assed right-winger Marine Le Pen. Good job of learning from the mistakes of the UK and the US France.

Old People Vote Against Themselves

It's an odd thing about voting in America. The older you are the less likely you are to vote in your best interest. For example the Republicans usually get votes by older Americans. In the last election 53% of the people over 45 voted for Trump.

And now that Republicans are in control of all branches of government the healthcare bill includes these items:
Loosen the age-band so insurers can charge older folks more. Under Obamacare, insurers could only charge older enrollees three times more than younger policy holders. The GOP bill would widen that band to five-to-one, which would hike premiums for those in their 50s and early 60s, but reduce them for younger folks.
End enhanced federal funding for Medicaid expansion. It would also end the enhanced match rate for Medicaid expansion for new enrollees starting in 2020. Those already in the program could stay as long as they remain continuously insured. States that have not already expanded would not be allowed to do so, starting imme…