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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:55 PM

Re: I'm a bad person...

I think we can be happy he's off the bench - not that he had to die to do it, we would have been just as happy if he'd retired.

And now I feel like George Bailey - "well, this is an interesting predicament". IMO Obama HAS to [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:51 PM

Re: Where's the charisma?

And he is right. Being a white American is no longer the artificial advantage it was when land and resources were cheap and the rest of the modern world was reeling from wars.

Yeah, but the Trump supporters seem more mad they're no [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:46 PM

Re: Where's the charisma?

Because jobs are back. Unemployment is under 5%.

But income isn't up. A lot of the jobs are lower paying service jobs. Meanwhile, IT departments in the US are turning Indian as companies sponsor H1Bs.

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:37 PM

Re: Scalia found dead

Crap, I don't have an alibi for last night.

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:35 PM

Re: 'Even the bank was surprised'

that the ensuing quiet life in the modest thatched cottage in the Cotswolds was merely the result of sheer exhaustion after years of champagne at 3 am, glittering tiaras and Dior gowns. Just once.

There are those stories, they're [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:00 PM

Re: The election process in this country...

It's still better than what we started with as a nation, when the person with the 2nd highest amount of votes became Vice President. But yes, reform of the process is long overdue.

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:53 AM

Re: Why do middle class folks vote Repug?

I'll agree with the Abortion and Guns, but for the rest, I think it has more to do with "aspirational" voting. America isn't a country where one aspires to be middle class - as a country we aspire to be rich. If people dream they will [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:43 AM

Re: Where's the charisma?

Hillary can rip Trump apart and make him look lie a silly clown that he is.

FWIW, over the past nine months Trump's opponents have been thinking they could do the same....


The Republican party is dealing with motivated, [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:31 AM

Re: Where's the charisma?

I think the election will be determined far more by whether swing voters want to keep Dems in the White House or not and not by the charisma or lack there of by any of the candidates. None of them have charisma, certainly not Bill Clinton's. I don't [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:26 AM

Re: 'Even the bank was surprised'

Nephew Harold Kurzweil told the paper: 'She had gone through a lot and by that time lived pretty much like an old maid.'

Not knowing if the editor edited anything else out of the conversation, but if this was the general attitude of [more]

Wed Feb 10

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:13 PM

Re: Trump: Sorry-a$$ed news media creation

I was laid off from my job at the end of December. Because I think I can find a new job within a few months (possibly by the end of this month), and have 4 active prescriptions via pharmacy mail order, and already had some doctor's appointments lined [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:09 PM

Re: Online prescription savings

Don't most companies?

Yes, but some countries ban pharmaceutical companies from advertising directly to consumers. Even the US bans certain types of advertising (such as cigarette ads now being banned).

Some people with [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:00 AM

Re: Online prescription savings

How many of those are really new drugs? Big Pharma is really good at tweaking an existing formula and calling it new.

The link I posted were of NCEs - New Chemical Entities, which would mean they can't be new formulas of existing [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:58 AM

Re: Sanders can't win

The "Sanders can't win" issue is against the Republican party, not within the Democratic ticket. And NO, I still do not believe Sanders can win because the general election is determined by swing voters, who are more moderates than [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:50 AM

Re: Online prescription savings

Drug companies spend more on advertising than they do on R&D.

True, but that still doesn't take away the fact that over 50% of new drugs are developed in the US. My concern isn't "why is the US so motivated to develop new [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:45 AM

Re: Online prescription savings

Perhaps I am too jaundiced, but from the article it seems to me that it's money, not innovation, that causes at least some substantial part of drug development being here rather than in another country.

I think money is a motivating [more]

Tue Feb 9

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:17 PM

Re: Billionaire low-life for President!

We're facing unfortunate conundrums: we are expected to tolerate the intolerant and adhere to a "civil code of conduct" while "they" don't.

To me then the question becomes "do you get anything useful out of [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:58 PM

Re: Online prescription savings

this country desperately needs single-payer health care with strong negotiating power against Big Pharma. Prescription pricing is insane.

Over 50% of new drugs that are developed are developed in the US - because of the prices we pay [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:51 AM

Re: Why Bernie - Income Inequality

The following point is one which should disturb and shame neoliberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike:

The average American owns less wealth than people in many other developed countries. The median wealth of an American adult
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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:35 AM

Re: Billionaire low-life for President!

What has happened to our country that has created fans of torture?

Probably has something to do with knowing the enemy is beheading people and crucifixion is still used in a part of the world. It's hard to act 21st century when you [more]

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