Category Archives: poly-ticks

May I have an order of logic to go, please?

Step one: Do people have food, shelter, and access to health care and education? If yes, THEN spend fifty billion of their dollars unencrypting their emails. Yes? I mean, I do sorta have a degree in logic, but this doesn't … Continue reading

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Tech Unions Now

"Contracting" in tech is a bullshit arrangement almost entirely skewed to favor the employer. A true (independent) contractor arrangement requires tons of freedom on the contractor side — for example, they can't tell you where you work from, or what … Continue reading

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Do Not Miss “Secrets and Lies of the Bailout”

Isn't it funny how citizens of the US have heard almost nothing but bland reassurances about how that whole cost-of-an-entire-war-to-bail-out-the-banks thing worked out? Yes, well. One of our country's greatest remaining investigative journalists has some news for you…the whole thing … Continue reading

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The TSA: actually *worse* than you thought

Completely awesome infographic: Image Source: FloorGem …And two things to say about it: 1.  When people get frothy about "government spending", wastefulness, and inefficiency, why do they never seem to be talking about things like the TSA?  Why is it … Continue reading

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No More Forced Pregnancies

This is kind of a big post for me:  I'm coming out of the closet, as it were, with my stance on a big issue.  I also intend this post to be a jumping-off point from which I do more … Continue reading

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Oh yay, I don’t really have to say it after all

Awesome author and thinker Cat Valente takes care of writing The Osama Is Dead Post for me. The long-and-short-of-it: Well, I don't know. Seems like one more corpse on the pile to me. Sorry, but this war, this decade of … Continue reading

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The Crucial Morals Underlying Policy

Lord, I love Truth-Out. Conservatives believe in individual responsibility alone, not social responsibility. They don't think government should help its citizens. That is, they don't think citizens should help each other. The part of government they want to cut is … Continue reading

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