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February 26th, 2010

GeekPolitics was started in 2008 by Derek Clark and Thomas Seabrooks to share our passion for politics, public policy, and the economy with as many people as we can. We have an interest in the world around us and we always want to know everything that is going on in it and why. We will keep you informed about the important things, and we promise to always tell it like it is.

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Who is Derek Clark?

Derek Clark is a software developer from Nashville and an avid student of the American political landscape and the world’s economy. When he’s not writing software to test jet engines, he spends his time researching the economy, current events, and politicians and their policies so he can keep you, the reader, more informed about the world in which you live.








Who is Thomas (T.J.) Seabrooks?

TJ is a software engineer working for a large consumer electronics corporation in the Nashville area having recently completed a M.S. degree in Computer Science at a local university. He is a strong advocate of free market economics and libertarian conservativism.

  1. June 26th, 2009 at 16:56 | #1

    Thanks Clarky nice blog buddy I am just looking now as I stuff my face with fried rice. Thanks for the add on twitter

  2. heyteach
    July 15th, 2009 at 12:26 | #2

    Thought you might appreciate this comprehensive, conservative health care reform plan that gets the government OUT of health care without sacrificing the most vulnearable.
    Thanks,
    Laurie Lalko

    FREE and FAIR Health Care Reform—A Choice Worth Voting FOR

    Reform problems of existing government programs which are bankrupting us all.

    It rolls Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP into one uniform State Medical Insurance (SMI) plan in all 50 states. Any legal resident may choose to enroll in this program of catastrophic care insurance with a plus. The plus is a physical, extensiveness of which is determined by the physician based on his patient’s needs, along with a follow up visit for a modest co-pay. As an added financial protection, one necessary ER visit per year would be covered for a modest co-pay. Prescription medicine prices would be reduced based on negotiation and bulk buying. No fines, no employer mandates, and people may choose a private insurer instead of the State plan. They may cancel the insurance and may have multiple policies and switch between private and State plans at will.

    The plan is means-tested so people pay their fair share in this program which pays for itself. Current Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, and high-risk insurance pool funds would also be pulled into the plan. The charity designation for hospitals is eliminated and their state taxes go into the pool as well.

    All providers are in the SMI database and their standardized charges, which they set, are listed. Provider discounts are eliminated. Providers are free to write off additional charges. States may add riders for additional coverage. There are no pre-existing conditions or caps on procedures. If the person’s catastrophic necessary medical expense limit is hit, the insurance covers necessary care.

    Reform private insurance:

    Private insurance continues and may be sold across state lines. Insurance commits to payment in advance of procedures so patients always know full financial liability. ERISA shield is abolished so all have equal protection of law. Tax credits enable private insurers to cover riskier enrollees and low-income individuals because ultimately the SMI is replaced by private plans.

    Reduce governmental interference with health care options:

    Barriers to creating specialty clinics, hospitals, and other innovative health centers will be eliminated. This will also reduce costs and allow physicians who invest in such centers to earn more income.

    Private insurers will be able to offer insurance without mandated lists of treatment, tailoring plans to the desires of the market.

    The number of physicians and nurses will be substantially increased without significant cost to the taxpayer and with rewards for those new PCPs and doctors serving in underserved areas.
    http://www.modernconservative.com/freeandfair.php

  3. August 24th, 2009 at 13:01 | #3

    Greetings Derek,
    I am getting a “God and Country” blog together and am worried about copywright infringement. I will use the “Read more…” link to go to the original page but sometimes will want to use the entire article if featured. Also, cartoons, is it necessary to pay for them?
    Any light you can shed on this will sure be appreciated. Since you also are in the Nashville area maybe I can buy you a beer sometime.
    In Him
    Jim Arber
    jimarber@yahoo.com
    615-202-2422

  4. October 2nd, 2009 at 11:17 | #4

    Your blog looks good and I am glad to have checked it out. I’ll definitely be around.

  5. soo
    October 31st, 2010 at 06:26 | #5

    Hello
    Just downloaded you swipe ruler app - how on earth do you get it to reset to zero? Like the idea of it though
    Sue

  6. Edward Turner
    April 28th, 2011 at 07:38 | #6

    Hi,

    I was just checking out your app in the App Store. Found it among the New Releases. Congrats, looks pretty good.

    Happy with the amount of downloads so far?

    I’ve worked with a few app developers over the last few months, and I’ve learned that there’s two aspects that you need to focus on to be really successful promoting apps in the App Store. I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned if you’re interested? Just let me know and I’ll send you over a quick overview. (I’m not trying to sell you information, just don’t want to bother you if you’re not interested in what I have to share.)

    Best of luck,
    Ed Turner

  7. May 18th, 2011 at 19:56 | #7

    Dear Derek and T.J.,
    I have just downloaded your accelerometer data logger app and it is extremely useful for some research I am currnently undertaking.
    I was wondering if there was any way I could get an update that allowed the sampling rate to go to 100Hz?

    Please let me know as this would be excellent.

    Regards

    Adrian

  8. Ed Turner
    August 3rd, 2011 at 02:20 | #8

    Hi,
    I was just checking out your app in the App Store. Found it among the New Releases. Congrats, looks pretty good.

    Happy with the amount of downloads so far?

    I’ve worked with a few app developers over the last few months, and I’ve learned that there’s two aspects that you need to focus on to be really successful promoting apps in the App Store. I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned if you’re interested? Just let me know and I’ll send you over a quick overview. (I’m not trying to sell you information, just don’t want to bother you if you’re not interested in what I have to share.)

    Best of luck,
    Ed Turner

  9. August 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 | #9

    What a great blog. I’m going subscribe.

  10. September 28th, 2011 at 17:13 | #10

    Hi, I read a blog, or maybe it was an article, about prison recidivism and the person who wrote it had a very interesting solution to the problem. Where can I find that? I would appreciate the help. Thank you.

  11. Fred
    October 4th, 2011 at 19:28 | #11

    Great. I like pie… Sorry that wasn’t relevant

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  17. January 31st, 2012 at 12:52 | #17

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  18. Pat MacGowan
    January 31st, 2012 at 13:22 | #18

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  21. Debbie
    February 20th, 2012 at 17:50 | #21

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  23. Robert Peterson
    February 29th, 2012 at 21:24 | #23

    My speedometer quit working. GPS is on an location setting is on?

  24. Alexis Lopez
    March 4th, 2012 at 23:02 | #24

    I purchased the speedometer app. It’s very use since the speed sensor on my car keeps going out. It would be really nice if it had a reverse setting so it can reflect of the windshield.

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  26. Gail Goldyne
    March 29th, 2012 at 16:45 | #26

    DErek: I bought your app Walk Tracker GPS for iPhone 4. I like the making feature and mileage count. But, I need a PAUSE button! On my exercise walks, I often make a pit stop or run into someone to talk to. I need to pause the time counter so I have an accurate time of my workout. Can you add this to a new version, or I’ll have to buy something else. Thanks. Prefer a direct email, as I won’t remember to check geopolitics.

    Thanks.

  27. May 31st, 2012 at 23:10 | #27

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