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Erich Bloodaxe BSN

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Member since: Sat Mar 15, 2014, 09:23 AM
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Erich S Bloodaxe, PhD, MS, BS, BA, BSN, ADN, RN. (It took me a while to figure out what I really wanted to do with my life ;) Democratic socialist by nature, if not by registration atm. Spent a lot of of time on Daily Kos, decided I needed to branch out a bit. Currently spending more time at jackpineradicals.org

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Today is 'Giving Tuesday'.

And though I know a lot of folks are mainly doing their 'giving' this season to political candidates, now is a good time to pop open the wallet for your preferred charities as well.

I just did a donation at the Thunder Valley CDC (where I think CDC stands for Community Development Center) to help them meet a 1k matching donation grant from the First Nations Development Institute. Thunder Valley is "Empowering Lakota youth & families to improve the health, culture and environment of our communities, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity."

If helping Native Americans isn't one of your highest priorities, though, there are plenty of other worthy charities out there. Help Giving Tuesday be a success for charitable organizations this year, and 'pay it forward' to help those who have less.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Tue Dec 1, 2015, 12:00 PM (1 replies)

Very funny, whoever did it.

The email came in two hours ago that someone had signed me up for 'Hillary for America', but I didn't happen to check my mail until now.

You're quite the scamp, whoever did it!
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Sat Nov 14, 2015, 07:56 PM (4 replies)

Help with setting up RESTful API type of setups using C under linux?

So my boss wants to update how we do some things, and he wants to setup part of the system RESTfully, but reusing most of the code we've already got, which are .cgi scripts written up in C. I've started going through and converting all of my error setup to use the HTTP errors, while dumping my output back as JSON arrays, rather than webpages.

But my cgi files are still cgi files, all sitting in the cgi directory. I can't figure out how to word my google searches to bring up what I'm trying to find out, which is how to map incoming requests, so that, for instance, a GET to www.example.com/users/12?session=34534545 goes to my user_manager.cgi script in view mode for user number 12, while a PUT to www.example.com/users/12?session=34534545 goes to it in update mode, or a POST to www.example.com/users/12/orders goes to write_order.cgi and writes up a new order for user 12.

Do I have to write up some sort of parsing script that pulls apart everything after every incoming request, figures out which script it needs to hit and then calls that script with all of the variables being sent along? Or are there (surely!) plugin modules for apache2 servers that do what I need doing, that I can just add some routing info into?
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Thu Nov 5, 2015, 08:27 PM (5 replies)

So far, looking like Yes on 1 and 2, no on 3 with 47.5% in.

Will it hold?

3 has already been called a failure, 1 is obviously going to be a success, so 2 is the only one still really up in the air now.


ETA Weirdly steady progression, with overall percentages basically not changing the more precincts report in.

With just over 25% of the vote now



State Issue 1 Creates a bipartisan, public process for drawing legislative districts

Selection Votes % of Votes
NO 274,858 27.95%
YES 708,528 72.05%
Total Votes Cast 983,386

State Issue 2 Anti-monopoly amendment; protects the initiative process from being used for personal economic benefit

Selection Votes % of Votes
NO 473,026 45.94%
YES 556,639 54.06%
Total Votes Cast 1,029,665

State Issue 3 Grants a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes

Selection Votes % of Votes
NO 688,683 65.74%
YES 358,869 34.26%
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Tue Nov 3, 2015, 10:03 PM (3 replies)

I just heard that Obama just signed the budget deal that runs through 2017.

I only just heard about the deal in the last week, did it really already pass votes in the House and Senate and get signed? That's incredibly fast movement for a Congress that generally doesn't want to do squat if so.

(I guess it did. From various sites...)

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/258836-obama-signs-budget-deal

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/budget/news/2015/11/02/124733/congress-passed-a-budget-deal-now-what/

So I guess Ryan gets his 'clean slate', the military gets more money, and Republicans get one more win.

Hoo fricking ray.
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Mon Nov 2, 2015, 02:00 PM (12 replies)

A repost from the Bernie Group. Because I think it doesn't belong there.

I haven't even read it yet myself, but by the title, it seems to be about Hillary, not Bernie.

Text of other article begins below

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Hillary Clinton Indicates She is Open to Raising the Retirement Age

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/say-it-aint-so-hillary-clinton-youre-open-idea-raising-retirement-age

At a forum in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton stood by her support for the death penalty, which made headlines. But her remarks about Social Security that day didnít get as much attention.

She offered a lot of the same rhetoric many Democrats are now saying, that we need to look at how the poorest Social Security recipients are faring and think about how to shore up payments there. But she also left the door open to raising the retirement age if there were a way to exclude people who are not working labor-intensive jobs, while at the same time not fully endorsing simply raising the tax cap, which would ensure the system is fully funded going forward.

Question: You mentioned something very interesting: enhancing Social Security. So can you tell us how you might strengthen Social Security?

Clinton: Yes, you know, I think there are three parts to what we have to do with Social Security, and the first is we really have to defend Social Security from the continuing efforts by some to privatize it, which I have been studying and opposing for a long time because the numbers just donít work out. And in the Bush administration when I was in the Senate I was one of the leaders in the fight against the plan to privatize and it is something that I, number one, will focus on: we are not going to privatize Social Security.

Secondly, I am concerned about those people on Social Security who are most vulnerable in terms of what their monthly payout is. That is primarily divorced, widowed, single women who either never worked themselves or worked only a little, so they have either just their own earnings to depend on or they had a spouse who also was a low-wage worker, and the first and most important task I think is to make sure that we get the monthly payment for the poorest Social Security recipients up. So that would be the first thing I would look at.

Thirdly, we do have to consider ways to make sure that the funding of Social Security does maintain the system. I think we have a number of options; this would be something that I would look at, I would not favor raising the retirement age. And I donít favor it because it might be fine for somebody like me, but the vast majority of working people who have worked hard and have had a difficult, maybe last couple of decades trying to continue to work, it would be very challenging for them. If there were a way to do it that would not penalize or punish laborers and factory workers and long-distance truck drivers and people who really are ready for retirement at a much earlier age, I would consider it. But I have yet to find any recommendation that I would think would be suitable.

And I want to look at raising the cap. I think thatís something we should look at how we do it, because I donít want it to be an extra burden on middle-class families and in some parts of the country, thereís a different level of income that defines middle class. So what do we skip and what level do we start at? And we have to consider that. So those are my three priorities in looking at Social Security.


To be clear, Clinton is not outright endorsing a clear hike in the retirement age like many of the Republicans are. But while she also seems to be open to raising the tax cap, she is not giving a figure or specific plan yet, and is making the suggestion that raising payroll taxes on families that earn over $100,000 would be an ďextra burdenĒ to those people, when actually the increase would be fairly modest.


Opening the door to any hike in the retirement age or offering opposition to simply eliminating the tax cap would put her out of step with most Americans on this issue, according to polls.

I AM POSTING THIS HERE, BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T BE TOLERATED IN THE APPROPRIATE SPOT

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That was all that was there. I'm hoping that the original poster was simply wrong about it being 'tolerated' here. I don't actually expect it to be liked here, I expect (by the title alone) that it will get vociferous disagreement. But I don't think it belonged in the Bernie group. (And now I'm going to read it myself.)
Posted by Erich Bloodaxe BSN | Sun Nov 1, 2015, 08:00 AM (1 replies)
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