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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2 hours ago

Re: My apologies to Gov. Christie

Perhaps, because soldiers are less trusted to comply with all hot zone protocols and as a group are less controllable?

Because soldiers - as a group or profession - are less likely to follow orders and comply with directions than [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Peak Oil Party board. 2 hours ago

U.S. Oil Output Highest since at least 1986

U.S. crude production climbed to the highest level in at least three decades last week as the shale boom moved the country closer to energy independence.

Output rose 0.4 percent to 8.97 million barrels a day, according to weekly Energy [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:58 AM

Re: Poll: 80% of Americans want Ebola quarantine

Glad you feel that way, albaby, 'cause undoubtedly you'll then want to jump on this bandwagon:

"90 percent of Americans want expanded background checks on guns."


I personally don't support Ebola quarantines at this [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:43 PM

Re: Millennials

What's actually trouble for conservatives is that the margin is so narrow this time. Usually conservatives have a larger margin of participation at mid-terms. So this is really bad news for the conservatives (which jibes with another article [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Political Asylum board. 5:13 PM

Poll: 80% of Americans want Ebola quarantine

A new CBS News poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly support quarantine for travelers arriving from West Africa. Eighty percent think U.S. citizens and legal residents returning from West Africa should be quarantined upon their arrival in the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:57 PM

Re: My apologies to Gov. Christie

And YOU don't see a distinction?

There are distinctions on the side of the people being quarantined - the degree to which soldiers have agreed (tacitly or explicitly) to have their liberties limited.

However, there are no [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:54 PM

Re: TX Put Him Through ID Hell

Article's title: "The Terrible Ordeal One Texas Man Went Through Just To Learn He Wouldn’t Be Able To Vote.

Except he can vote. From the original article, linked to in the one you cite:

In Eric Kennie’s case, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:46 PM

Re: Quarantining troops

But the DOD apparently imposes quarantines on its personnel as a matter of long standing policy.

And unlike the nurse in New Jersey- they are not stuck in a tent, losing pay... they are still deployed together with access to recreation
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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:27 PM

Re: Quarantining troops

This is a very different matter from quarantining a private citizen with no symptoms of disease.

Troops get ordered into a war zone, they get ordered into a hot zone, and they may get ordered into quarantine. They get paid either
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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:04 PM

Re: My apologies to Gov. Christie

He may not have graduated from medical school, but his imposition of a proactive quarantine on health care workers returning from West Africa rests upon the solid fact that he did spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express last [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:12 AM

Re: Health Providers Behaving Badly

You've just made the case as to why we need single payer.

Not necessarily, because it depends on how the single-payer rules are set up. After all, the single payer is (in some respects) just another insurance company. So unless there [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:17 PM

Re: Obamacare Survey

So you came up with a true fact (your 5%) which is not indicative of most people's insurance policies, and then changed the context - since it was the "single payer" model it was being compared to.

How is it not indicative [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Political Asylum board. 5:29 PM

Health Providers Behaving Badly

Or at least trying to shift more costs onto insured patients that they're not recouping from insurance companies:

As insurers ratchet down payments to physicians and hospitals, these providers are pushing back with a host of new [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:01 PM

Re: Obamacare Survey

So, Democrat X can't get right into the face of Republican X on this issue (say, in Florida), and demand to know why Republican X wants to yank all the benefits the seniors get from ACA? Right in Republican X's face.

Too unsporting, I
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:29 AM

Re: Obamacare Survey

To be fair, you should also include all of the administrative costs of private health insurance outside of insurance company as well. Most large employers that use those employer group health policies with 5% loads also have lots of internal costs [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:27 AM

Re: Obamacare Survey

It's a wild guesstimate, admittedly, and if I find the original cite I will repost. But talking about the SBA "500 employees" while marshalling evidence for the "50 employee" ACA rule is disingenuous. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:21 PM

Re: Obamacare Survey

It sounds like they're saying that you don't benefit from a procedure if it doesn't find a problem (e.g. a colonoscopy is useless unless it identifies an active cancer). I would not accept that definition of "benefit". There is a benefit [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:08 PM

Re: Obamacare Survey

Rather than give this guy $50 worth of pills (which would have cured him) we (the taxpayers) end up spending $250K on ER and other "heroic" treatment on this guy. And he dies anyway. I don't want to paint that as "typical", but [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:39 PM

Re: Obamacare Survey

Well, about 85% of US employees are said to work for "small business".

I'm curious to see a link to that. According to the Small Business Administration, "small business" only accounts for 49.2% of total [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:15 PM

Re: Obamacare Survey

Where out of this dialogue did you get the hypothesis that the person Blitzer asked about could afford insurance?

Because I looked at the actual transcript of the debate to see the hypothetical that Blitzer [more]

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