A View of the C

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Dear Bozeman, Montana: Can’t People Be Freaks In Their Personal Lives?

You might have read about how the city of Bozeman, Montana was requiring applicants to provide not only their user names to various sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, IFuckAnimals.com (I’m kidding, but it might very well exist), but they were also requiring their passwords. Um, really? Really? They probably just really wanted to surf porn under another person’s user name.

Anyway, they’ve since backtracked and here’s an excerpt from the article:

The city of Bozeman, Mont., has rescinded its long-standing policy that job applicants provide user names and passwords to social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

According to a press release (PDF) issued Friday:

The extent of our request for a candidate’s password, user name, or other internet information appears to have exceeded that which is acceptable to our community. We appreciate the concern many citizens have expressed regarding this practice and apologize for the negative impact this issue is having on the City of Bozeman.

The city stopped the practice as of midday Friday, until it “conducts a more comprehensive evaluation of the practice,” the release said.

 

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June 20, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know? | , , | Leave a comment

WTF WJD?

Funny Site: WTF Would Jesus Do?

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From The USC Daily Trojan:

On my fifth and final day rushing Alpha Gamma Omega, two AGO brothers confronted me about my sexuality. That is, two AGO brothers confronted, questioned and attacked my sexuality. Although I was honest with them about my being gay, I was made to feel extremely uncomfortable. From these conversations, it became inescapably clear that AGO would not extend a bid to me because I am gay, an instance of blatant homophobia.

This one just gets better and better:
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February 24, 2009 Posted by | Did you know?, gay rights | , , , , | Leave a comment

Mariah, Earth To Mariah

This little clip, this little ditty, a morsel, a gem, crossed my eyes this morning and I thought, “How could I not post this?” Anyway, here’s a little video compilation of Mariah Carey giving us a glimpse into her planet’s culture. Riveting I tell you! See it after the jump. Continue reading

October 26, 2008 Posted by | Funny, Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Are Prone to Nightmares, Don’t Watch This!

I’m warning you, but it’s too late for me now. Body…is…freezing…up…..

Watch only if you dare.

October 25, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Funny | , , | Leave a comment

North Korea Clamps Down On Cell Phones

North Korea is clamping down on mobile phones and long distance telephone calls to prevent the spread of news about a worsening food crisis, according to the United Nations investigator on human rights for the isolated communist country.

In a report to the UN General Assembly, Vitit Muntarbhorn, a Thai law professor who has never been allowed to visit North Korea, said that its government is using public executions as a means of intimidating the population, and using spies to infiltrate and expose religious communities.

His report came two days after the World Food Programme said that two thirds of North Koreans do not have enough to eat, in the country’s worst crisis since as many as three million people died of famine a decade ago.

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October 24, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

McCain Wants You to Shop, For Healthcare

A View of the C comments: I’m wondering how the less fortunate in our company will find those insurance companies. Will they get a directory, will they have to use the internet (does everyone have the internet or know how to use it well? NO!), if they’re a single mom with 3 kids, will she have the time or the fortitude to navigate through a complex system? I used to work in healthcare and I still struggle to understand coverages, premiums, co-pays, coinsurance, etc. It kind of sounds like putting the responsibility onto the consumer and is that really the right thing to do? I would rather pay higher taxes to take care of every one of the families in our country than to have our government say, “Well, we gave you options, we gave you the money, etc.”  The bottom line is this: those people who are most likely to need coverage are probably the least likely to be in the position to look for that coverage, and that is just poor planning my friends.

Below is the article:

John McCain’s health plan would bring about a dramatic shift in how millions of people get health insurance coverage. He would let people shop around for plans offered by insurers in other states. New Yorkers could look to Alabama, for example, or any other state when shopping for coverage.

“Why not? Don’t we go across state lines when we purchase other things in America?” McCain asks.

The idea sounds simple, but has huge implications.

Consider this:

Cervical cancer screenings, contraceptives and diabetic supplies are just some of the benefits that health insurers in New York must cover when serving customers there. New York also requires insurers to accept people regardless of pre-existing health conditions and without charging them higher premiums.

The state has some of the best consumer protections around, but those protections come at a price. Few insurers offer coverage in New York’s individual health insurance market. The ones that do have pricey monthly premiums.

Now shift to Alabama, identified as having among the fewest consumer protections of any state. Dozens upon dozens of plans offer coverage at a much lower cost. The trade-off: Insurers can reject applicants with previous illnesses and there’s no mandatory coverage of cervical cancer screenings, treatment of eating disorders, or many of the other insurance benefits that New Yorkers get.

Health care experts say McCain’s plan would make it easier for younger and healthier people to shop around for affordable health insurance coverage. That’s a huge group: Nearly half the nation’s uninsured adults are ages 19-34.

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October 24, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

WTF

Is the economy stressing on anyone’s mind? Maybe it’s just me because
I work in the finance world but I feel close to a nervous breakdown.
OK, not quite but I’m very stressed. Surely many others do too. Right?

September 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment