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Old 06-29-2012, 11:39 AM   #301
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We either have a Stephen Colbert within our midsts or an in the flesh Rush taught conservative. Either way it shows us how the combination of soulless and mindless are dangerous and funny at the same time.

No matter how you slice it. We cannot escape that we are a collective society, no society worth writing about has functioned or survived without understanding this.

There's a reason the Bible says: "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." Almost all religions have a similiar theme somewhere within it's texts.

The sick, the poor, the wealthy it doesn't matter; what happens to them will effect you(and your wallet). For those of you against any sort of government healthcare reform let me ask you this: how do you propose a system where the sick and poor don't effect you? In the private industry you pay into groups, if you don't know this you shouldn't be taking part in this conversation, and in those groups the healthy pay more to cover the sick. So what's your other option? Ignore the poor and sick? Ok, but when they start dying at alarming rates because they are being turned down healthcare are they of no cost burden anymore to you? Burial is free right? And let's not take in the factor that crime is directly correlated to health and poverty. I can go on and on all day, but the truth is you cannot come up with a solution where the least of your brothers don't effect your life.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:45 AM   #302
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But don't worry, I walk every day and I'm not obese and I avoid sugar. I can't get my weight where I'd prefer it to be but I can't get in a time machine and make myself 25 either. A million apologies to my fellow taxpayers.
If you're not a vegan ultramarathon runner, you just aren't trying hard enough.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #303
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If you're not a vegan ultramarathon runner, you just aren't trying hard enough.


Of course you are so right. I'm an extremely picky eater and I have bad knees, so I guess I should just end it all now. Hey that's an idea, self generated death panels. Only the fittest survive, and they don't have to pay for the diabetic fat slobs. When the Hunger Games start, pick off the diabetics first.
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Chief Justice John Roberts Must Have Had an Epileptic Episode, Reason Increasingly Deluded Conservatives

The "epilepsy did it" theory is brought to you by conservative radio host Michael Savage, who implied on his radio show that Roberts' epilepsy-addled brain was ill-equipped to rule on the Affordable Care Act, because seizures make people change their political ideologies. The full quote, per Think Progress

" Let's talk about Roberts. I'm going to tell you something that you're not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to. It's well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts' writings you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying."
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LOL

For real?
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Wow. That's a novel explanation. A stupid one, but novel nonetheless.

If some of the people in here are dead serious about the whole, "If you get sick it's your own fault" thing, I'd like you to go say that to someone who is in a hospital dying. Say it to their families. Right to their faces. I dare you. See how long you last in that setting.
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All together now ..... with gusto ...

CHRIST, WHAT AN ASSHOLE!
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Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures.
This upsets me greatly. I don't want my tax dollars paying for Roberts' medical insurance any longer, because clearly it's his own fault that he suffers from epilepsy.
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And didn't elected legislators pass this law?
And didn't that House get voted out of office at the first opportunity? Didn't that Senate lose 6 seats?

How many of those elected legislators would have voted for the bill without the bait & switch of "it's a mandate"--"now it's a tax"? The largest in history in fact.

How many of those elected legislators would have voted for the bill had they not received a political bribe political favor?

A bill that no one read, was passed using reconciliation rules with no bipartisan support, has never gained majority approval in the polls and was funded by a mandate until they had to call it a tax in the courts, and whose cost estimates rise every month.

You must be very proud.
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You really do think you are under siege in the United States?
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And didn't that House get voted out of office at the first opportunity? Didn't that Senate lose 6 seats?

How many of those elected legislators would have voted for the bill without the bait & switch of "it's a mandate"--"now it's a tax"? The largest in history in fact.

How many of those elected legislators would have voted for the bill had they not received a political bribe political favor?

A bill that no one read, was passed using reconciliation rules with no bipartisan support, has never gained majority approval in the polls and was funded by a mandate until they had to call it a tax in the courts, and whose cost estimates rise every month.

You must be very proud.

Until you acknowledge the utter abuse of the filibuster and the fact that this incumbent is well positioned to possibly win reelection in the worst economy since the 1830s, your complaints about democracy ring hollow.

When people discover what is actually in the ACA, the more popular it gets.
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And didn't that House get voted out of office at the first opportunity? Didn't that Senate lose 6 seats?

How many of those elected legislators would have voted for the bill without the bait & switch of "it's a mandate"--"now it's a tax"? The largest in history in fact.

How many of those elected legislators would have voted for the bill had they not received a political bribe political favor?

A bill that no one read, was passed using reconciliation rules with no bipartisan support, has never gained majority approval in the polls and was funded by a mandate until they had to call it a tax in the courts, and whose cost estimates rise every month.

You must be very proud.
You really know how to extrapolate. You must be very proud.
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I think it's unfortunate that US conservatives seem to experience the old "red mist descending" and see socialist and communist plots everywhere regarding this issue. Surely the best approach is to forget about ideology and figure out what system is optimal and delivers the best results for clients/patients at minimum or at least affordable cost to both taxpayer and patient, and work down from there?

While I cannot say Obama's plan is the solution, the US health system, as it stands, is clearly decidly suboptimal (unless the WHO is part of the secret communist conspiracy to destroy America, which seems unlikely). It ranks quite low on the international metrics regarding patient delivery (unless you are part of the 1%), very high on consultants' pay scale metrics, compared to other countries, and health insurance seemingly costs a bomb and is virtually unaffordable for most middle and low income earners. A mediocre system at Rolls Royce prices, basically. These are, I'm afraid, the hard truths - and conservatives, on most issues, are better at grasping and owning up to hard truths than liberals. Surely this very expensive system is something conservatives should react against, and advocate reform?

So, I would gently and respectfully request of my conservative brethren - who are almost always correct on practically every other issue, and demonstrably more intelligent, and indeed more fair-minded than most liberals - that they put aside party loyalties and pre-conceived prejudice and revisit this issue. I'm not asking you to sign up to the Obama plan - we know that he's dead wrong on most issues, and there's no particular reason to believe he is right on this one - but let's just acknowledge that the issue may be worth another look.
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We really don't need two of them.

I can think of about a dozen countries I would rather contract an acute or chronic illness in than the United States. Hardly saying this bill is air-tight, but we don't need our own healthcare system knocking us down once we get back on our feet.
According to the WHO, there are 36 other countries you would be better off contracting an acute or chronic illness than the US. Not a great result for the "Best Country on Earth" (TM). Must do better, more effort needed would be the verdict here, one thinks.
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- who are almost always correct on practically every other issue, and demonstrably more intelligent, and indeed more fair-minded than most liberals
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FYM as a whole would be a lot better if we could all resist the temptation to throw in petty jabs at "the other side" all the time.
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