• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

okay. what’s ^ in new york?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

er, i think that’s where you’re from…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

ever listen to Black Eyed Peas?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

actually Jersey

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

the biggest is the republican convention nxt wk

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

ah

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

bloggers are buzzing about the RNC

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

NS

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

i saw pics of naked protestors

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

heh

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

gotta love naked protest

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

lol

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

do you read gothamist?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

so long as they’re not fugly

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

best.blog.ever.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

lol, true..

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

that;s quite a stmt

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

link?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

www.gothamist.com

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

it’s all about new york

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

but so well written

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

you do know i used to work a 1/2 block from the garden

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i would have taken nxt wk off

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i wouldn’t be suprised if the oiffice is closed

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

oh, omg i lived 2 blocks from the garden!!

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

wierd

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i worked on 32 btw 6 and 7

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

ah

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

“This is New York. Of course, we had seven naked people on Eighth Ave. What’s the question?”

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

well it’s more than 2 blocks… 33rd and ave of americas

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

hehehehe

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

did you see the fugly pedrestrian bridge they built for the rnc

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

there’s residential adjacent to herald sqr?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

it’s an eyesore

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i see

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yep

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

what st is that?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

above stores…

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

know what I mean?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

yes

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yeah.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

it was a crappy place actually

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/27/politics/campaign/27protest.html?ex=1251345600&en=43f41670382a6a35&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

even w./ that pic i still can;t firgure the st

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

duh

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

says 8th

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

oh, and btw

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

bush can’t stop aids

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

3rd world developing nations with more than 50% of their population infected need to stop aids

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yes!

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

i agree

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

and aids infected ppl need to stop f*cking

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

(excuse the blunt language)

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and ya know what? i don;t the usa should do a damn thing about problems in any other nation besides our own

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

that’s so true

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

we have poor ppl here…

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

sick ppl

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

mental ppl

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

everything everyone else has

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i’m sorry, but it;s USA 1st, the world 2nd

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yeah

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

are you a dem or rep?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

here;s something that needs to happen _before_ any group gets help, their needs to be an economic insentive to helping them

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

true…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

what economix incentive does a corporation have to help tjhe poor? none.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

then again,. some countries have nothign to give

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and in case you haven’t taken a business class, but the number 1 objective of any employee is to increase shareholder equity

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and you don;t increase share holder equity by giving shit away for free

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

true.

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

and until such time as there is a return on investment for helping the disadvantaged, it’ll have to accomplished by the fed, and that is as good as nill.

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i’ll give you a great exampole

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

are you a big economics guy?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

ever look at your phone bill?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

you really seem to know your stuff.

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

umm… kinda. i don’t pay for it so…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

there’s something called a Universal Service Fee

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

okay, i’ve seen it

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

that;s was a tax imposed by the fed to help pay for telecommunications for poor and remote regions of the country

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

oohh….

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

so some poor ppl don’t pay to have a phone?

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

why you ask? because there is no economic incentive for telecom providers to do it themselves, and therefore the fed had to step in

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

it’s more has to do w/ infrastructure

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

oh i see

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

the fed gives that money back to the telecoms to aid in the build-out of infrastructure that they otherwise would not have implemented because it doesn;t make economic sense. the ROI would be negative, and that is a no-no

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

right

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

they won’t sacrifice anything

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

yeah, sure, there’s _some_ economic incentive to finding an HIV vacine, someone gets to sell it

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

why would/should they?

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

but the research, i think would cost oodles more than the money they’ll make of the meds

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

your absolutely right, and that is why it’s taking the time that it is

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

the fed doesn;t have the $, and therefore hiv research is beholdent upon private donations and some pharama $

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

pharma

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

yes…

Dave Bitton (Gold Medal Coder) says:

i should blog this conversation verbatim

• . ´¯` . • Brany • . ´¯` . • says:

heheh