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  1. I watched a minute or two of the first video. I like Bernie but that guy speaking is an idiot. He's asking for smoke he really doesn't want, to use a modern colloquialism.
  2. He had no OL whatsoever. It won't go down in the history books but Wilson was masterful this year.
  3. Davante Adams took over. What a game for him.
  4. Hey buddy you'd better watch yourself. I didn't say a single negative thing about our resident foreign policy expert.
  5. I have a feeling he left because the admin wanted Horton gone. Horton is still around, sorta.
  6. "you just act like a boy with personal insults rather than just admit you were wrong." -Nevada Convert, January 10, 2020.
  7. Just wait for the latest announcement. lmao.
  8. I love these one-dimensional readings of what role groups like Hezbollah play in fractious societies like Lebanon.
  9. You should probably read more.
  10. I love the constantly recycled trope about the middle east and central Asia's (usually conflated for purposes of this analysis) perpetual instability and violence. Please.
  11. The unfortunate thing about carving out exceptions to laws that go too far is that it is an incremental process. The law is not asinine, but it went too far. There will need to be exemptions built into the statute.
  12. I am not putting Hutson on a short leash or anything. I think this is a young, snakebitten team. However, to quote Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama, the stretch of games in question stunk "like a burning zoo."
  13. It's pretty tough. The new test is fairly comprehensive: (a) (1) For purposes of the provisions of this code and the Unemployment Insurance Code, and for the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission, a person providing labor or services for remuneration shall be considered an employee rather than an independent contractor unless the hiring entity demonstrates that all of the following conditions are satisfied: (A) The person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact. (B) The person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business. (C) The person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed. There is a presumption of employment relationship unless it can be rebutted. The second prong is difficult to navigate around. My impression is that uber and other tech companies are dealing with this by enforcing individual arbitration agreements. Nobody wants to be the defendant that gets another reported decision going against them. Massachusetts has a similar law on the books and has given it broad application, but in more limited circumstances than seems facially plausible on the face of the law.
  14. As discussed on the barkboard, this law was meant to address rife abuses of the "independent contractor" designation that absolutely needed to be dealt with. However, it went too far IMO. The new standard was imported from the Dynamex decision, a wage-and-hour case in the transportation industry, an industry permeated with abusive employee classifications. The law is much broader than Dynamex and does not have any exceptions, and gives short shrift to industries where contractor relationships are actually preferable (i.e., freelance writing). I think it went too far for that reason, especially given that it was aimed at the gig economy. However, I do think that these issues needed some attention. Legislation is a process, and I hope that the legislature will curtail this law.