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Wed Dec 24

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:06 PM

Re: A Startling Admission By Ferguson Prosecutor

He actively acted in the interests of the defense.

By definition - as soon as he made the decision not to direct the grand jury to a particular charge, and instead let them make up their own minds without being steered towards [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:35 AM

Re: A Startling Admission By Ferguson Prosecutor

In practice, prosecutors rarely present cases to the grand jury unless they're seeking an indictment.

Indeed, but this was hardly a run-of-the-mill case. Absent the intense political pressure, I think this would have been a pretty [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:02 AM

Re: Ethicality debate on E-Bay

If possible, please focus your answers on whether you lean more towards the view of Mickey or Donald... not on what a waste of time and energy this debate is.

I lean towards Donald.

You describe the Ebay item as being listed [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:41 AM

Re: A Startling Admission By Ferguson Prosecutor

I think the prosecutor used her to confuse the grand jury as a part of his plan to persuade the grand jury to return no indictment against Wilson, which is the opposite of what a prosecutor is supposed to do.

Just a brief comment here [more]

Tue Dec 23

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:03 AM

Re: Albaby - re Jeb

Odds are, despite whining on talk radio, money and organization carry the day like it happened for McCain and Romney - point being, Jeb can win the nomination despite certain differences with the base.

Do you....

1.)Tell him to
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Mon Dec 22

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albaby1 posted to the Climate Change board. 2:04 PM

Driving heading back up again

As I've mentioned from time to time, my law practice focuses on land use and development. That means I spend some time perusing urban planning magazines and blogs. For the past few years, several urban planners have highlighted declines in overall [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:50 AM

Re: Vermont Apparently Abandons Single-Payer

Coming back to a slightly older thread, Vox has an explainer up on VT's failure to make single-payer work out:

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Fri Dec 19

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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....

Albaby

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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]

Thu Dec 18

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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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