COZ SINGS: (almost) every Tuesday night at the Vaughan's Open Jam along with members of DIVER

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March 04, 2015

Domino Effects

NP: Shuffle Play

Yeah, I'm as surprised that I'm posting as you are. But I was reading the opening arguments in King vs. Burwell, and I don't think I can summarize what I'm thinking into 140 characters. And I definitely don't see any good coming from posting it to Facebook.

My question is this. If Justice Kennedy thinks that overturning the subsidies in states that did not set up their own exchanges will introduce unconstitutional coercion, then is it the Supreme Court decision that is introducing that unconstitutionality, or can it then be ascribed back to the original Affordable Care Act itself? And would that, in turn, make it possible for the whole law to be struck down as unconstitutional?

Of course, I have comments turned off now, so this is more of a rhetorical question. But it's one that had nowhere else to go.

January 02, 2014

Housekeeping note

NP: Frank Zappa, Apostrophe

Since I'm only really updating these days, I'm turning comments off across the site for the time being. It's been nothing but comment spam for a long time, so until I actually rebuild the entire architecture of the site so that I can deal with it properly, I'm just going to disable the functionality until further notice.

I would apologize for the inconvenience if anyone were actually reading...

July 07, 2013

Slacker Profiteering

NP: Wimbledon Mens Final

So, I switched my cell phone provider last month. When my last bill came due, I explicitly checked with Sprint to see if said bill was for past charges or future charges, because I didn't want to overpay, and if I could wrap the whole thing at once, I would.

They said the charges were for expected monthly usage, that I shouldn't pay my current bill yet, and that the next one would have the final amount owed. You can imagine I was somewhat surprised when my next bill included the entire amount of the previous bill, plus a late fee.

It's been resolved, but I have to wonder if this was just an innocent mistake, in that they legitimately forgot to add the credit to my account that they explicitly told me I would be receiving, or if they deliberately leave these errors in place on the off chance that customers just reflexively pay their bills without looking at them. If I hadn't made that initial contact to figure it out, I may very well have done that.


06/20/2013: In My Defense
02/05/2013: When A Foul Isn't A Foul
01/31/2013: The Year Of Not Understanding Mobile
01/30/2013: Sounds About Right
01/02/2013: Circle of Life
01/02/2013: Talking to Myself
11/09/2012: Return on Investment
11/09/2012: 2004 In Reverse
09/18/2012: That CEO Myth Again
09/17/2012: It Ain't Over


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