normalfreak2

Registered bored user

Always on the side of logic and reason.

normalfreak2 wrote:
What's the difference between this and a taxi?  I mean honestly, someone doesn't sit up front?  This is the joy of late night bender's who do you think most of the customers are at night?
normalfreak2 wrote:
megrendel You seem to forget that i am a dual Citizen (Canadian/United States)  I have residences in both Countries.  Please lecture me again on how terrible single payer systems are when you yourself have ZERO insight on how they actually work, except through wherever you get your information?

Guess what, healthcare is EXPENSIVE, do you know how you offset that cost?   You do what a majority of the rest of civilized World does, you subsidize through the Government, the Government becomes the largest Healthcare customer and you force The Private sector to compete against the USA citizen's pool.  That will drive down private costs.

No one is saying private insurance goes away, what I would like is something similar to Canada and Germany, a Single payer option to compete against the Private options.  Those that can't afford are covered by the Single Payer everyone that wants something that covers  more of the electives health issues pays for it through the private insurance market.  After all Competition breeds innovation and better pricing?

Guess what this does?  It saves a ton of money for Small business owners, guess what they don't have to do anymore?  Hire someone in HR to be a healthcare specialists, they don't have to worry about it, that's less time and money they have to spend on something that isn't a part of their business.  Why do IT companies, trucking companies, fast food companies want to have someone focused on Healthcare that's not THEIR LINE OF BUSINESS.  Your perspective is extremely flawed.
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5cats FYI Democrats aren't fighting border security, NEVER have.  Far be it from me to defend Democrats, from what I gather, a  majority  oppose (rightly so) the wall.  The Wall is the stupidest policy ever uttered.
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casaledana What the Democrats wanted NOTHING was in the bill they wanted.  So how do you compromise when you don't give them anything they want?  Don't say Chip, Chip should have been renewed 5 months ago when it expired hell before it expired.  That just shows you the GOP priorities.
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megrendel That's NOT what the ACA was/is.  You didn't have the problems you were describing in States that took the expansion.  In the States that didn't want it to work the ACA did miserably.  Is the ACA perfect?  No, was it better than what we had before? Yes.  Do I want to see a Single Payer option implemented, yup.
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5cats Forcing me to pay for the uninsured who get treated at ER's because hospitals can't turn them away is equally as stupid.  This is is the ultimate personal responsibility issue.
normalfreak2 wrote:
They are all to blame.  I'm starting to think the D's may have chosen the wrong issue to draw the line in the sand.  We'll see though.  
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megrendel Only an American Conservative can argue attempting to get insurance for every citizen is a bad thing and damaging to the country.  You need to think about your priorities.
normalfreak2 wrote:
holygod What I'm sad about it is that Doctor.....he served the Obama Administration and he blatantly lied to the public.......Honestly how is that a good thing?
normalfreak2 wrote:
5cats You linked an arbitrary chart from NASA. That doesn't prove anything.  You are making wild statements and haven't backed any of them up with studies.  All I've read so far is discredited sources from you.  Why can't you address that first then come back to us when you have a study or a bunch of studies that support your position?
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5cats Where did you read this?  Can you link the study?
normalfreak2 wrote:
muert Even if it were you can be damn sure Megrendel could care less if Trump did do anything whatsoever, or his family.  He'll be defending him through thick and thin.
normalfreak2 wrote:
Boy God did a bang up job of protecting  that  29 year old! 
normalfreak2 wrote:
rumham okay this is getting funny.
normalfreak2 wrote:
5cats Again red herring who the hell is saying the planet is going to be a barren wasteland? What the hell are you scatcatting about?
normalfreak2 wrote:
johndplorable When you use nebulus terms like "Main stream Media" I question your objectivity.  What has been the "Main Stream Media" for the past decade?  We've had the internet all that time and you can ALWAYS find whatever opinion you want to find.  I don't believe there's anything such as the "Main Stream Media".  At least not as nebulus as you are describing.  I don't argue the logic of verify, verify, verify but having context to that would be nice.
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johndplorable It's fine to be skeptical but you have to judge the content.  At some point you either need to have your skepticism confirmed or refuted.  At least one would guess you'd eventually have enough evidence to come up with a decision one way or another.
normalfreak2 wrote:
This has been a really great rebound.  Thanks Obama Administration Policies!  Let's hope Trump Administration economic policies continue the growth.
normalfreak2 wrote:
johndplorable We are all being fed bias from “both sides.” The worst result of this is that it becomes nearly impossible to discuss ideas outside the binary thinking of left or right. We must rise above it.
Agree with you here.  News can not be NOT biased because it comes from human reporting and we all have biases whether we admit it or not.  
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johndplorable You only have a point if you look into  the claims that were made were in fact opposite of what was reported.  Those words alone don't mean nothing happened or is happening.
normalfreak2 wrote:
Draculya You don't have to imagine, if you go there that's what you'll see.
normalfreak2 wrote:
trimble "who's the other side"  Am I going to get the same thing at Salon, Huffpo, and who else?  

What liberal "news" sources are using "citizen journalism"?  Right now it's the Conservatives that have the majority in bullshit news right now.  That's not excusing Liberally Biased ones, but they simply aren't as prevalent. 
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Gerry1of1 Oh I'm agreeing there's  warming, I was disagreeing with his premise of Skeptics always stating that it was warming.  Skeptics kept pushing the line of "there's been no warming" etc, it's not Man Affected climate change it's something else, but they never could explain what that "something else" was.
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5cats who cares?  40 people protesting is 40 people, it wasn't nationwide, it didn't get mass media coverage because it was a non issue and an acceptable use of force.  You'll always find someone to protest something somewhere, this was overall a non issue.