“8 hours, 600 dollars. When things don't go through corporate or government bureaucracies, and there is a small group of talented people working towards the goal, it happens much quicker and cheaper. There is no reason a public entity should be supplying an expensive website that has a certain je ne sais quoi. It should be a simple text based website used to gather information. They are not competing with Yum Corp or Walgreen's, there is no competitor website.”
Uchenna Oguekwe on Dec 4, 2013 at 23:48:25
“You have no idea what it takes to create a site of this size. It takes numerous months just to get through the planning and analysis phase. When you have 2.5 million people visiting a site on the first day of rollout, you are going to need a heck of a lot of man power and hours to construct something to handle that amount of traffic.”
“The website is only one of the failures of Obama care. And if you build websites for a living, you should know that they do not cost millions of dollars to create. We created our website for $600 and it was running in 8 hours. This is the nature of government contract work, it's expensive and inefficient. I have no interest in having the federal governments hand in my health. No person or government should force you to purchase anything (or fine you if you don't), regardless of it's 'good intention'.”
Uchenna Oguekwe on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:10:54
“Actually, it can cost millions to create a website of this caliber. I have created intranet sites that have cost in the millions. Just the man power alone will skyrocket the cost because of overtime. Like I posted before rarely do these project end on time, with no problems, and under budget. There is a lot of work that goes into creating sites like this on both the front-end and back-end that most people do not realize. That is why it usually takes at least a year if not longer to create the site,let only the planning and testing phases.”
“however, I shouldnt have been so angry.....my bad. I like snakes and abhor the massive misunderstanding that they are dangerous. If you're walking through a southwest american desert and get bitten by a diamondback rattlesnake, or a black mamba in africa, then you have an issue on your hands. But in most scenarios the creatures are harmless and docile.”
“I did read the article, there's no reason to spew poisonous gas into a plane on the chance that there might be another random snake, do you really think that its possible that there are a nest of snakes hiding in the luggage compartment? There was no evidence suggesting that there were more than one snake, why would you assume otherwise. The article would have read, Nest of snakes found on plane. Also, I investigated the creature further, the snake isn't even poisonous, just another snake fear assumption that the animals are dangerous.”
chicagurl on Sep 24, 2013 at 14:22:13
“Good grief, I could care less about the snake. I was simply responding to your angry rant about missing a day over a snake. I just wanted to make it clear that it was not the airlines' doing. I don't know if there was a nest of them or just the one - and clearly the airlines didn't either. Even if it wasn't poisonous at all, the article says, "it had the potential to cause ecological havoc in the Australian environment if it had escaped the plane with a mate,"
Please don't rant on me about how it's not dangerous to the environment, as I believe both of us are out of our elements on this issue.”
“No, mildly venomous snakes are not dangerous, you may get a cold if bitten by one. And the flight had not yet taken off, the solution to the problem was quite simple. Get the snake off the plane. And the article is incorrect, the snake isnt even venomous.”
“ANGRY ANGRY ANGRY ANGRY - - Good christ you vaginas, pick the snake up and get it off the plane, it's really that easy. I couldnt even imagine how furious I would be if I missed a day of vacation/work/time with family and furnished a hotel room because of an 8 inch snake. It's a snake, not a bengal tiger with rabies. Stop fearing snakes, stop running them over with your cars, stop killing them with shovels. I dont understand why the biggest baddest redneck driving around in his ford turbo diesel superduty has to brag about killing a copperhead. Pathetic....mildy venemous, jesus christ”
chicagurl on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:24:24
“Yes. That totally works for the ONE snake. But, if you read the article, they took the time to fumigate the plane to make sure there were no others hiding elsewhere. Sure, I would be angry as well - but this certainly wasn't the airlines' fault. It's not like THEY put it on the plane thinking that would be funny or something.”
Belen Nieves Houck on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:21:19
“it's really not pathetic. mildy venomous is still very dangerous especially when you're in the sky and you can't get to the hospital. AND vaginas are pretty tough. just sayin cuz I have one. lol”
“How do you explain the per capita differences between gun ownership and gun related deaths between the United States and Switzerland then? 5/8ths the gun per capita but only 1/6 of the gun related deaths? You've incidentally proven his point, and the point of many others on this comments tab today, which is culture. Chinese people have very little freedoms, I have no interest in living the way the Chinese live. The Swiss; however, have freedom's greater than China, and the United States in some ways, and less than the United States, in other ways.. So how do you explain the numbers game when 1 2 3 finishes 2 1 3 ?”
DaleWilseyJr on Dec 18, 2012 at 15:08:52
“I was merely providing more concise numbers for him and answering his basic question: Does a band effects gun-related deaths?
I wasn't really looking to prove or disprove any point, exactly, with my reply. Just showing him solid numbers and the fact that it only takes a bit of math to compare nations of differing populations.
When you look at the numbers between China and the US (where China has an almost full ban on firearms where the US does not) they can very loosely support the claim that a ban can, and does, effect gun related deaths.
I don't really have the time to explain an in-depth look at numbers as I'm replying intermittently at work as quickly as possible, so I don't have an answer for you on your initial question.
Obviously culture plays a huge part in the mistreatment of firearms which is why I have always advocated the need to address the problem as multi-faceted which it indeed is. I'm a gun owner, but I understand that there can be tidying up of laws pertaining to guns.
I also understand that guns alone are not the problem. Putting blinders on and pointing in the direction of any one cause is delusional and ignoring the scope of the problem.”
“It's unfortunate that the immediate reaction to this is to push an agenda of a certain party rather than examine problem. We really should be ashamed of ourselves. The root of the problem will not be addressed with gun control, the fact is, any everyone should know this is that there are many other nations in the world to compare too, and some are just as "gun nuts" as ours. Switzerland for example has 5/8 guns per capita compared to the United States; however, the Swiss has 1/6 of the gun related deaths. What does this tell us? Well...I cannot be exactly sure, but obviously it isn't the gun. I suggest a culture problem, but regardless we need to cut the root to kill the plant and not trim the leaves, they will only grow more quickly and in larger numbers. I'm not some gun loving nut, I don't even own a gun. But I am starting to see tyranny on the horizon, which should frighten us all.”
“Economic reports show that the New Deal stunted the recovery of America pre-WW1. The money spent by the government would of been much more useful in the hands of the citizens and their corporations. Nobody is more efficient at innovating and creating jobs than a free market. This is what happens when you drop of out college after only taking sociology and journalism classes, go back to school and finish your degree.”
“This is the most fantastic comment thread I have ever seen. A leftest paper with an article bashing Ron Paul, and the citizens come to bat for him. The general public is apparently a little more supportive for someone like Paul than you thought, aye Mr. Schneider?”