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albaby1 replied to the Great Movies board. 5:05 PM

Re: Poll: The Interview -- Precedents?

Can you think of any movie about a leader who was in power when the movie was released which uses the leader's real name, his country's real name, ridicules both and involves a scheme to assassinate the leader?

In addition to the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the First World Problems board. 11:59 AM

Re: I have now . . .

Just....it's just so painful. Like shards of ice under the fingernails....

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albaby1 replied to the Great Movies board. 11:54 AM

Re: Sony Cancels "The Interview" Relea

Given the attention, they are going to rake in hundreds of millions more from Netflix, DVD sales, and other outlets than they would have otherwise. "Patriotic Americans" will make sure of it, as a way to make a statement about terrorism. [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Television Banter board. 10:42 AM

Colbert Report

Colbert signed off his show last night - and featured a massive sing-along with cameos galore:

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:05 AM

Re: The disappearing middle

Are you sure?

There’s probably not a better example of Ted Kennedy’s skills as a legislator than his work on No Child Left Behind, the law that Sen. Kennedy, Democratic Rep. George Miller, Republican Sen. Judd Gregg and GOP Rep. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:26 AM

Re: The disappearing middle

Clearly they didn;t understand the consequences of their support. It was sold as "good for kids," but it was really good for capitalists and the GOP.

But these were brilliant, long-time veterans of the legislature. They [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:18 PM

Re: The disappearing middle

NCLB isn't a lefty program--au contraire. It's a way to label public schools as failing so as to replace them with for-profit charter schools.

Then why was it co-sponsored by Ted Kennedy and George Miller, the "liberal [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:44 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

You posted just before me! So 30% is the individual market. My link says 11% is an overall average. Your link says 12%. So I can live with that (as a valid estimate). CATO claims of 4% and others of 30% are not representative. It's more like [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:49 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

Not really. The competition is very slight. You don't see "My name is Dr Scheib, and I can physical your body for 29.95!". Just doesn't happen.

But they do cut deals with insurance carriers - those rates are negotiated, and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:54 PM

Re: Tesla - electric car sales- plummet

I'm sure the price of gas has SOME effect, but up to now most Tesla buyers are not pinching pennies. They like the idea of an electric car with astounding performance. They like the élan of owning a Tesla.

Because Tesla's only [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:42 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

Many, maybe even most states have very few insurers.

True. In Vermont, for example, 92% of the major medical market (group and non-group) is covered by only three insurance companies:

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:20 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

There is nothing obvious to control medical costs. Nothing at all. It's a "gotta have" commodity with zero competition (or nearly zero...some folks around here scoot across our southern border to get cheaper dental care). They have a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:17 PM

Re: Tesla - electric car sales- plummet

I expect most prospective Tesla buyers are savvy enough to understand these prices will not last.

I don't think that's really what drives the change in forecasts. Gas prices might not stay close to $2.00 for very long, but that's [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:08 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

From those I've spoken to, it's a nightmare at present. All insurers have different forms that require different things, and if you make a mistake then it's rejected and you have to start again. Same applies to the federal, also (Medicare). If [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:37 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

I still think this is oversimplified. Yes, price controls would be annoying to many. However, there also would be savings having one's practice in a SP state. How many people in a typical doctor's office do nothing but paperwork which is different [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:04 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

So, by inference, you're saying VT never tried to use monopsony powers. And Albaby may be correct that this was the problem. In which case VT should have done that.

Remember, though, that the people who provide those medical [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:49 AM

Re: Rubio aspires to relevance

Is my perception correct, that YOUNG Cubans, especially those born in Florida or even who emigrated as kids, are not staunch Repubs like old school Cubans, and they are more concerned with their smartphones and social media than they are [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:31 PM

Re: Rubio aspires to relevance

So it's easy for me to cast off the moral overtones and see the embargo policy as something that just isn't accomplishing what it's supposed to.

I think it's a little deeper than that - to the "old guard," the embargo is [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:56 PM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

I suspect (but don't know for certain) that the relatively small population didn't help. I also would think that funding it would require an increase in taxes (which voters wouldn't really feel if they no longer had insurance premiums to pay, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:40 PM

Re: Obama's Very Sly Cuban Move

When Al says "constituents" he doesn't mean voters. He means campaign contributors.

No, I mean voters. While a majority of Republicans statewide might favor normalization, that's definitely not what the majority of [more]

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