Groping Resistance - Pfft.

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Post by dead_elvis » 01 Feb 2019, 11:39

I seem to recall that the 2010 census was funded through "emergency" funding. Even though we've known for over 200 years we would have to budget for that.
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Post by Warren » 01 Feb 2019, 23:26

dead_elvis wrote:
01 Feb 2019, 11:39
I seem to recall that the 2010 census was funded through "emergency" funding. Even though we've known for over 200 years we would have to budget for that.
Heh. I remember when we use to budget for stuff or, you know, have a budget. What a quaint simple people we once were.
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Post by Tuco » 02 Feb 2019, 06:04

Damn, you're old.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 03 Feb 2019, 13:42

Congressional budgets were kind of polite fictions anyway, weren't they? What was the penalty for going overbudget?
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Post by Warren » 03 Feb 2019, 13:48

Hugh Akston wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 13:42
Congressional budgets were kind of polite fictions anyway, weren't they? What was the penalty for going overbudget?
Penalty? No it was more a a reward. They got more money to spend. But the budget process was a fun little dance the Congress did where they called each other names and made speeches about what the national priorities should be.
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Post by JD » 01 Mar 2019, 16:35

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Post by Aresen » 01 Mar 2019, 17:49

I do have to raise a glass to her determination.
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Post by Dangerman » 02 Mar 2019, 10:38

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Post by Hugh Akston » 20 Apr 2019, 16:40

TSA scanners are more likely to return false positives on black or overweight passengers
More specifically, the report, by Brenda Medina and Thomas Frank, indicates that certain hairstyles common with members of the African American community such as afros, braids, and dreadlocks, tend to set off false alarms.
The story cites a 2014 report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) that indicates the scanners also "had a higher false alarm rate when passengers wore turbans and wigs."
"The false alarm rate for passengers with a normal Body Mass Index was less than the false alarm rates for overweight and obese passengers," The GAO report said.
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According to the GAO report, the TSA did not include the rate of false alarms as a key performance requirement when it evaluated which scanning system to deploy. However, the agency did admit in the report that "systems' current false alarm rate could produce an increase in annual staffing costs in the field."
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Post by Tuco » 21 Apr 2019, 06:20

Every fucking time. "We fucked up, so we're going to need more money."

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Post by Warren » 21 Apr 2019, 09:56

Tuco wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 06:20
Every fucking time. "We fucked up, so we're going to need more money."
Don't bother wrapping it up, I'll just wear it out.
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Post by Jennifer » 21 Apr 2019, 15:43

If I had the courage -- and also the requisite amount of "not giving a damn about the sensibilities of anyone in smell-range of me" -- I would be tempted to buy round-trip tickets and fly somewhere ... in the summertime. After about three weeks of not-bathing. If snagging your fingers in my snarled salt-encrusted hair makes you feel like you're doing something useful with our life, go nuts, honey!
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Post by Tuco » 22 Apr 2019, 06:24

Go for it. Bathing's overrated anyway.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 03 Jul 2019, 18:40



Something I hadn't thought of. Now, I want to do something I saw in a long-gone Saville Row cutter's blog—get a bespoke suit made out of sequin cloth—if I ever fly again under the TSA regime.

Maybe really flashy sequin boxers, too, if they make me take that off.
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