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Thu Sep 22

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:55 PM

Re: 1PG, you'll appreciate this

I don't know if she was just being funny or if it actually states that:

Here's the exact passage from the Annual Report:

This year, we crossed a major cross-sell threshold. Our
banking households in the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:52 PM

Re: public option

This is why medical care should not be for-profit. But then I suspect you're more or less in agreement on that point.

Oh, I don't know. Even in some single-payer systems, a large amount of health care is provided by private, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:02 PM

Re: public option

I thought "profiteering" was illegal. I seem to recall charges being pressed at various times in the past. Maybe in a gas crunch? Maybe when there was no water in an area? I don't remember the specifics now, but I'm almost [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:19 PM

Re: public option

I would still like to see the executive staff of that company stand trial for profiteering on the epi-pen. There is no justification for what they did other than quarterly profits.

What would they stand trial for? [more]

Wed Sep 21

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:34 PM

Re: Startling Rise in Leisure Time

It is a basic right though the UN sezes

That document also says you have the right to work. The problem isn't the presence of leisure, it's the absence of work - and the independence and autonomy that goes with it. That hardly [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:12 PM

Re: Startling Rise in Leisure Time

Like SP, a lot of men are getting wise to marriage. Why buy the cow when the milk is free (or at least discounted)?

Because marriage isn't just about "the milk."

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:08 PM

Re: Startling Rise in Leisure Time

I call that "Livin' the Dream".

Living in your parents' basement playing video games all day? That doesn't sound like much of a dream....

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:46 PM

Re: Conservatives: Health Insurers Scamming Amer

I don't think people understand what they are rejecting.

Aside from "big government" arguments, the strongest objection to ACA was the requirement that people buy health insurance whether they "wanted" it or
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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:44 AM

Re: Conservatives: Health Insurers Scamming Amer

You are right Al. But the political argument against Hillarycare was that it would lead inexorably to single payer. It was considered proto-single payer.

Yes, that political argument was made - but that doesn't make the argument [more]

Tue Sep 20

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:32 PM

Re: Conservatives: Health Insurers Scamming Amer

Once upon a time, and I think you will remember this well, Ms. Hillary put together a comprehensive single payer plan that was denigrated as Hillarycare.

Hillarycare was not a single-payer system.

The core element of the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:14 PM

Re: public option

Only because it's an option. Imagine if we did full single-payer. Everyone is covered. Some doctor says "I don't like this", he gets next to no patients because doctors that are willing to live with it will get them [more]

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

Re: public option

The fact that so many buy Medicare Gap insurance or (if eligible) stay on former employer's health plans during retirement is proof enough Medicare alone isn't enough.

Indeed - Medicare isn't an especially generous [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:35 PM

Re: public option

It would not be as easy is simply offering Medicare to all (which is a position I generally support).

Is there a plan out there that fleshes out how such would work?


There were a few different alternatives that advanced [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:12 PM

Re: Evolution experts...

Because it is willingly feeding itself to its babies. None of your examples really compare.

The key is to remember that natural selection operates on species or on traits, not individuals. At the risk of [more]

Fri Sep 16

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:50 PM

Re: Chevy Bolt

The 200k threshold is the trigger to start a countdown to expiration of the tax credits. Say GM sells enough Volts and Bolts next year that they hit the 200k threshold in first quarter 2018.

True - and there's no way they're [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:02 PM

Re: Chevy Bolt

Price is ~$37,500, but for many/most buyers they will get the $7,500 federal tax credit to deliver a net base price of 'under $30,000' per GM.

While the interior materials, fit and finish of the Bolt are mostly 'generic
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albaby1 posted to the Climate Change board. 11:00 AM

Chevy Bolt

The Chevy Bolt has been released to the automotive press, and the initial reviews are fairly positive - it's a solid car that delivers a 200+ mile EV range. However, it doesn't appear that this is going to be the car that brings EV's into [more]

Thu Sep 15

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:14 PM

Re: The Lives of Poor White People

So I ask again...now what?

The one thing I can see is what has been suggested regarding breaking up poor neighborhoods and distributing the former inhabitants into surrounding communities (using vouchers or whatever), getting especially
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:21 PM

Re: The Lives of Poor White People

Since my late teens nearly everyone I interacted with regularly was in college, then grad school, and then after I secured employment in industry either college or grad school graduates. I only encounter (very briefly) people from other [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:48 AM

Re: The Lives of Poor White People

Ya know, if the country just had the good sense to appoint me czar, I would make one small change: No one would be allowed to marry anyone from his own racial group. Problem goes away by itself!

You're not crazy there (although [more]

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