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November 11, 2013

We Wish to Register a Complaint « Pejman Yousefzadeh

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 10:58 pm

We Wish to Register a Complaint:

“Maybe some people actually believe this . . . stuff, but since adequate measures were clearly not taken in order to ensure that Obamacare would work for as many people as possible, I’m not buying what they are selling. And what’s more, I am willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that there are a lot of people out there who are only pretending to be utilitarians about this entire calamity, and who would drop their faux-utilitarianism in one-one millionth of a nanosecond if it were their lives and fortunes being affected by a bad policy, and if the bad policy in question were being pushed by a president and a party they disapproved of. I am further willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that the real motivation of the faux-utilitarians is to shut people up, to keep them from complaining and dissenting, to shame them into accepting a deal that is plainly against their interests, a deal that hurts them right in the pocketbook and right when they need quality healthcare the most. After all, the more complaints and dissents there are, the greater the possibility that Obamacare may be either significantly amended or replaced, and the greater the chances that President Obama and all those who pushed for Obamacare may be made to look bad politically and suffer electorally as a consequence.

And certain people just can’t have that. Remember: Dissent was only the highest form of patriotism when the previous guy was in the Oval Office.”


Filed under: Business — jasony @ 7:03 pm

Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense

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Filed under: Business — jasony @ 6:58 pm

Amazon to deliver on Sundays using Postal Service fleet – The Washington Post: “Amazon announced Monday that it will begin Sunday deliveries using the government agency’s fleet of foot soldiers, office workers and truck drivers to bring packages to homes seven days a week.

To accommodate the online retailing giant, the Postal Service said it will for the first time deliver packages at regular rates on Sundays. Previously, a shipper had to use its pricey Express Mail service and pay an extra fee for Sunday delivery.”

Brilliantly efficent use of a sidelined resource. My hat is off to Amazon!


Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 5:52 pm

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