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Diaries published: 48 (870 days since last diary on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:49 PM PST)

Comments posted: 347 (260 days since last comment on Sat Sep 06, 2014 at 03:57 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

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Total Recommends: 547

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Most Recommended Diary: An Engineer's Take on Gun Control, 255 comments, 169 recommends

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As an engineer, I find myself drawn to taking a systematic approach to solving a lot of our society's problems. Start by laying out requirements, find an option that works, no matter how strange it ...
by PiRierran
Comment Count 255 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:49 PM PST with 169 Recommends
The CNN Host Carol Costello just made an interesting wording choice. She called Zimmerman a member of the "Blackwatch" not "Neighborhood Watch". Is that seriously what a neighborhood watch is named?
by PiRierran
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 07:20 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
For thsoe of us who just can't stop searching for data (and who, like me, can't participate in GOTV efforts), here is something [else http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_stock_market ] to slake ...
by PiRierran
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Nov 01, 2010 at 08:23 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I want to open with a small note on turnout. In 2006, based on [this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2006], a house race in 2006 was decided by an ...
by PiRierran
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 11:15 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I had another argument with my conservative co-worker today, and I had a realization about the debate over the individual mandate and the lawsuits against it: While the individual mandate can be ...
by PiRierran
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Oct 01, 2010 at 12:25 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I just won an argument with a conservative co-worker regarding whether the democrats were responsible for killing the 2005 regulatory reform effort, which "would have prevented the housing crisis". ...
by PiRierran
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 09:57 AM PDT with 34 Recommends

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