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2014-06-07 12:06:55 AM
The meek shall inherit nothing.
 
2014-06-07 12:40:36 AM
Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time

Because we took the time to do a beta test like we should have the first time.
 
2014-06-07 12:51:13 AM
I hope the new Obamacare website is the one where we talk about how silly it used to be to have to "sign up" for healthcare.
 
2014-06-07 12:56:55 AM
Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time

Because it's impossible for the government to screw things up twice n a row?
 
2014-06-07 01:10:56 AM

Gyrfalcon: Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time

Because we took the time to do a beta test like we should have the first time.


The first time was the beta test. They just didn't know it was the beta test.
 
2014-06-07 01:16:54 AM
It's going to work now because pretty much everybody has signed up at this point, so there isn't a huge amount of traffic to screw things up for the late bloomers.
 
2014-06-07 01:26:55 AM

worlddan: Gyrfalcon: Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time

Because we took the time to do a beta test like we should have the first time.

The first time was the beta test. They just didn't know it was the beta test.


Reminds me of a button I used to wear on one of my demins:

Alpha:  Too buggy to release
Beta:  Still too buggy to release
Release 1.0:  Alternate pronunciation of Beta.

/Yes, there are biker geeks.
<img=dealwithit.jpg>
 
2014-06-07 01:28:38 AM
they've taken care of everything the words you read the songs you sing
 
2014-06-07 02:11:16 AM
it would have been much easier to do an open beta test and then deal with the amount of people who don't know what that means and think they have insurance
 
2014-06-07 02:20:48 AM
Off-topic: I was hoping the Berghazi tab title would last longer than a day. :O
 
2014-06-07 03:13:17 AM
Geddy Lee, Get out of my head!

www.progarchives.com
 
2014-06-07 03:59:50 AM
What good is a used up bureaucracy, and how could it be worth having?
 
2014-06-07 04:12:50 AM

Elmo Jones: What good is a used up bureaucracy, and how could it be worth having?


So a bureaucracy is like a condom, is what you're saying.
 
2014-06-07 04:23:50 AM
The first one worked fine for me. Of course, I live in a civilized state.
 
2014-06-07 05:13:54 AM

MadHatter500: worlddan: Gyrfalcon: Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time

Because we took the time to do a beta test like we should have the first time.

The first time was the beta test. They just didn't know it was the beta test.

Reminds me of a button I used to wear on one of my demins:

Alpha:  Too buggy to release
Beta:  Still too buggy to release
Release 1.0:  Alternate pronunciation of Beta.

/Yes, there are biker geeks.
<img=dealwithit.jpg>


I'd like to find something like that in poster form to hang on an office wall.
 
2014-06-07 05:43:57 AM

jso2897: The first one worked fine for me. Of course, I live in a civilized state.


Yes, but Norway's not strictly relevant here.
 
2014-06-07 05:57:30 AM
Take the average American. Realize half of the people are stupider than that guy. Can he use the fancy computer box thingy to provide himself with health care? No.

Your plan, whatever it is, has to include use by morans. The argument is then "dem gummit plans don't work" when the onus is on them. "Ain't mah problum, gummit problem".

"dey dun can't use dat typey, talky box".

How farking dumbed down is this website going to be? Now go 50% dumber and you may be getting somewhere.
 
2014-06-07 06:28:59 AM

king of vegas: they've taken care of everything the words you read the songs you sing


no, TommyymmoT had it right, Zappa, not Rush.
 
2014-06-07 06:36:18 AM

Gyrfalcon: Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time

Because we took the time to do a beta test like we should have the first time.


That article does read as something of an indictment of just how badly wrong it was first time around.
 
2014-06-07 06:40:18 AM

Gulper Eel: jso2897: The first one worked fine for me. Of course, I live in a civilized state.

Yes, but Norway's not strictly relevant here.


Well, I did once stop for a whiz and a burger in Solvang.
 
2014-06-07 06:49:34 AM

MadHatter500: worlddan: Gyrfalcon: Why the New Obamacare Website Is Going to Work This Time

Because we took the time to do a beta test like we should have the first time.

The first time was the beta test. They just didn't know it was the beta test.

Reminds me of a button I used to wear on one of my demins:

Alpha:  Too buggy to release
Beta:  Still too buggy to release
Release 1.0:  Alternate pronunciation of Beta.

/Yes, there are biker geeks.
<img=dealwithit.jpg>


Sons of Any Key?
 
2014-06-07 07:05:27 AM

UNC_Samurai: Sons of Any Key?


...

*ANVIL*
 
2014-06-07 07:52:40 AM

Gyrfalcon: Elmo Jones: What good is a used up bureaucracy, and how could it be worth having?

So a bureaucracy is like a condom, is what you're saying.


If bureaucracy worked 99% of the time, I'd be ecstatic as a taxpayer
 
2014-06-07 08:21:32 AM
Because Michelle classmate Toni Townes-Whitley, a senior vice president at CGI, have already cashed the check from the first  $678 million no bid contract


cdn.factcheck.org
 
2014-06-07 09:40:31 AM
The Beltway Bandits are still working for the rest of the government, mainly the defense industry, so this exorcism story is interesting.

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-07 09:57:48 AM
Subby (my first green!  Yay!)

I'm Canadian, so had no hands-on experience with the website, but reading that Wired article, it felt familiar.  It seems that the body shop (CGI?) designed a website that would be great in 2002, which in my experience would be the safe approach put together by a couple of huge, top-heavy organizations.  The team they brought in from Silicon Valley actually was given the freedom - and had the brains - to do something closer to 2011 or 2012.  Now if they can implement an effective mobile interface, they'll have moved to 2013.

It's great that the public service got out of the way and let these guys do their thing.  Hopefully it serves as a model for government initiatives going forward.

/Yes I'm a huge Rush fan as well.
//After I submitted, I realized that I really wanted to say "And the geeks shall inherit the bureaucracy."  Had Rush on the brain.
 
2014-06-07 09:58:34 AM

TommyymmoT: The meek shall inherit nothing.

what they're damn well given, and be grateful for it.
 
2014-06-07 10:10:17 AM
Eat that pork

Eat that ham
 
2014-06-07 10:18:36 AM
"Promise you guys... This time we totally got this."
 
2014-06-07 10:19:44 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Because Michelle classmate Toni Townes-Whitley, a senior vice president at CGI, have already cashed the check from the first  $678 million no bid contract


[cdn.factcheck.org image 720x576]


Nice image.  Let's see what factcheck.org has to say about all this.

http://www.factcheck.org/2013/12/michelle-obama-and-cgi-federal/

There is no evidence that Townes-Whitley's connection to the first lady, or CGI's campaign contributions, had anything to do with the contract being awarded to CGI Federal as viral emails suggest.
Company and government officials say the contract was awarded through a competitive - yet limited - process, and that Townes-Whitley was not involved.


http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/whitley.asp

The contract to develop HealthCare.gov grew out of CGI's initial bid and contract to provide technology services for the Department of Health and Human Services, a process which began in 2007, three years before Toni Townes-Whitley joined CGI and two years before Barack Obama became President. Although many sources have described CGI's contract to develop the HealthCare.gov as "no-bid," CGI was in fact one of four companies who bid on the contract to build Healthcare.gov, and CGI's selection was based on technical considerations and not on any putative relationship between Michelle Obama and Toni Townes-Whitley
 
2014-06-07 10:45:55 AM

notto: Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Because Michelle classmate Toni Townes-Whitley, a senior vice president at CGI, have already cashed the check from the first  $678 million no bid contract


[cdn.factcheck.org image 720x576]

Nice image.  Let's see what factcheck.org has to say about all this.

http://www.factcheck.org/2013/12/michelle-obama-and-cgi-federal/

There is no evidence that Townes-Whitley's connection to the first lady, or CGI's campaign contributions, had anything to do with the contract being awarded to CGI Federal as viral emails suggest.
Company and government officials say the contract was awarded through a competitive - yet limited - process, and that Townes-Whitley was not involved.


http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/whitley.asp

The contract to develop HealthCare.gov grew out of CGI's initial bid and contract to provide technology services for the Department of Health and Human Services, a process which began in 2007, three years before Toni Townes-Whitley joined CGI and two years before Barack Obama became President. Although many sources have described CGI's contract to develop the HealthCare.gov as "no-bid," CGI was in fact one of four companies who bid on the contract to build Healthcare.gov, and CGI's selection was based on technical considerations and not on any putative relationship between Michelle Obama and Toni Townes-Whitley


He doesn't care. It  feels right. That's all that matters to him.
 
2014-06-07 11:04:05 AM
Yes, and business deals are never made on the golf course or behind close doors.
 Read between the lines or see research how congressman grow rich while in office.


What we don't know is whether any of those details means that Townes-Whitley had anything to do with CGI Federal receiving a federal contract to work on the HealthCare.gov website as the email could lead readers to believe. That claim isn't made directly in the  Daily Callerarticle, and the emails it has spawned provide no other information directly linking her to the work order.
We contacted the first lady's press office to see if the women knew one another while in school or if they are in contact now.

 But we didn't hear back.   (
you,never no when a grand jury will read your statements back to you.)

Odorisio said that Townes-Whitley has communicated directly with Michelle Obama on two occasions while working for CGI Federal, both times during social events at the White House attended by hundreds of guests.

Subsitute Romney for Obama and your farking heads would explode.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-07 11:30:04 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Yes, and business deals are never made on the golf course or behind close doors.
 Read between the lines or see research how congressman grow rich while in office.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/whitley.asp


The contract to develop HealthCare.gov grew out of CGI's initial bid and contract to provide technology services for the Department of Health and Human Services, a process which began in 2007, three years before Toni Townes-Whitley joined CGI and two years before Barack Obama became President.

Obama and his magical time machine strike again!  Does Mr. Townes-Whitley have one too?
 
2014-06-07 11:33:42 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: What we don't know is whether any of those details means that Townes-Whitley had anything to do with CGI Federal receiving a federal contract to work on the HealthCare.gov website as the email could lead readers to believe


No, we do know that. You just are pretending we don't know that to try to smear the Obama Administration.
 
2014-06-07 11:34:35 AM

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Odorisio said that Townes-Whitley has communicated directly with Michelle Obama on two occasions while working for CGI Federal, both times during social events at the White House attended by hundreds of guests.


Yeah, they probably said "hi" and took a photo. Ooooh, they communicated directly! Booga!
 
2014-06-07 11:46:31 AM
But, of course, Subby. The bureaucracy will be all that is left.

Except for ants and cockroaches.

Post-Apocalyptic advice to the meek


1. The fat bodies of cockroaches are very nourishing.

2. Watch out for ants as they may be able to spray formic acid to blind you.

3. Insist on getting everything on paper.

You can use the paper to start fires and build houses unless termites survive and thrive in the ruins. With papier-maché and a 3-d printer, you can even make furniture so you won't have to buy it from the wasps next door.
 
2014-06-07 12:15:00 PM

notto: Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Yes, and business deals are never made on the golf course or behind close doors.
 Read between the lines or see research how congressman grow rich while in office.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/whitley.asp

The contract to develop HealthCare.gov grew out of CGI's initial bid and contract to provide technology services for the Department of Health and Human Services, a process which began in 2007, three years before Toni Townes-Whitley joined CGI and two years before Barack Obama became President.

Obama and his magical time machine strike again!  Does Mr. Townes-Whitley have one too?


He borrowed it from Mrs. Obama.
 
2014-06-07 12:33:18 PM

brantgoose: But, of course, Subby. The bureaucracy will be all that is left.

Except for ants and cockroaches.


No need to repeat yourself.
\
 
2014-06-07 01:56:49 PM

pzeeman: Subby (my first green!  Yay!)


That was a good headline, so you are getting off to a great start.
 
2014-06-07 05:48:30 PM

TommyymmoT: The meek shall inherit nothing.



the Wealthy 2% do all the inheriting.
 
2014-06-07 06:03:45 PM

Linux_Yes: TommyymmoT: The meek shall inherit nothing.


the Wealthy 2% do all the inheriting.


They spend most of it on hookers, blow, and defense attorneys, so it's all good.
 
2014-06-08 12:42:48 AM

Gyrfalcon: Elmo Jones: What good is a used up bureaucracy, and how could it be worth having?

So a bureaucracy is like a condom, is what you're saying.


So, all this time, I missed the meaning of that quote?
 
2014-06-08 01:12:20 AM
I'm glad they're getting something 'cause they have a hell of a time.
 
2014-06-08 02:00:53 AM

Dahnkster: Geddy Lee, Get out of my head!

[www.progarchives.com image 300x300]


Came here just for this.  Glad I wasn't the only one.
 
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