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“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#873675 Mar 14, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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I expect neither admiration nor excited envy
Well, gee... that's a relief. You deserve neither, and I'm impressed that your self-awareness is at this level. How inspiring.
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>from the dull mind of a beast of burden.
Dull minds are no doubt your especial province. Experience, after all, is the best teacher. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day....a goal to which you can perhaps aspire.
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>You simply are what you are: domesticated and enslaved for the good of mankind.
As I've previously advised, keep on believin'. I like you best when you're malleable and compliant like this.
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>Now go pull a train or something.
Contrary to your perception, I'm not remotely like your last wife.

But neither was he.

;)

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“searching myself”

Since: Sep 09

In Charming CA

#873676 Mar 14, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Has the E.P.A pulled you over yet?
There are Odor Ordinances, you know.
Never having been detained by the gendarmes, local, state, federal, or otherwise, I don't know, actually.

But I'd wager it's a great story.

One of these days, I might be bored enough to listen, but that time hasn't come yet.

Maybe I'll remember to let you know when it does.

Don't wait up.

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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#873677 Mar 14, 2013
carol wrote:
Finally, after four years, the Senate will propose a budget.
It won't come close to balancing the budget in 10 years and includes $1 trillion more in taxes, but at least they have a budget.
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos:
OBAMA: You know, my goal is not to chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance. My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that we're gonna be bringin' in more revenue. If we've controlled spending and we've got a smart entitlement package, then potentially what you have is balance.
Problem is, he's making it harder for people to go back to work because employers aren't hiring more people because of Obama's policies.
Basically, he's an enigma. Or an imposter. Take your pick.
HEY STUPID! What planet are you living on? We've had almost four years of steady private sector job growth under Obama. In February there was a gain of 236,000 private sector jobs. Of these healthcare accounted for an increase of 32,000 jobs. So much for Obamacare killing jobs.
www.examiner.com/.../february-2013-jobs-repor... ...
So Carol you're either a liar or an idiot. Take your pick.

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873678 Mar 14, 2013
10 Stories of Job Loss as Consequences of Obamacare

As employers and businesses prepare for Obamacare’s sweeping changes and mandates to begin in 2014, many are already laying off some of their employees. An event at Heritage today will discuss the burdens of the law both for small businesses’ ability to hire and grow and individuals’ ability to find jobs. Here are 10 examples of job loss due in whole or part to Obamacare and its consequences:

Medical Device Tax

1,000 jobs lost:“Stryker Corporation Confirms Obamacare Layoffs.”
275 jobs lost:“Medical Device Tax Blamed for Welch Allyn Layoffs.”
100 jobs lost:“Latest Obamacare Casualty: 100 Workers at Smith and Nephew.”

The 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of medical devices, one of the 18 tax hikes in Obamacare, is estimated to cost the industry over $29 billion between 2013 and 2022. Many employers in the industry are compensating for the tax hike by reducing their labor costs.

Medicare Payment Cuts

950 jobs lost:“Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Reengineers Cost Structure, Eliminate Positions.”
Up to 400 jobs lost:“Orlando Health to Cut Record Number of Jobs to Save Money.”
52 Jobs lost:“Delaware Hospice Lays Off 52 Workers amid Federal Changes.”
58 jobs lost:“Hospital Layoffs and the Affordable Hea[l]th Care Act.”

Obamacare reduces Medicare spending by $716 billion from 2013 to 2022, with a majority of the payment reductions hitting Medicare Part A providers, which includes hospitals, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, and nursing homes. As these providers are trying to do more with less federal reimbursement, they are laying off their employees to cut down costs.

If Obamacare’s rates remain law, the Medicare trustees predict,“the lower Medicare payment rates would result in negative total facility margins for an estimated 15 percent of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies by 2019, and this percentage would reach roughly 25 percent in 2030 and 40 percent by 2050.” The payment cuts are simply not sustainable.

Employer Mandate

At least 7,386 full-time jobs turned part-time:“State Grapples with Insurance Rules for Part-Time Workers.”
400 full-time jobs turned part-time:“Health Care Law Brings Double Dose of Trouble for CCAC Part-Time Profs.”
300 full-time jobs turned part-time:“Wendy’s Franchisee Slashes Employee Hours to Sidestep Obamacare.”

Obamacare’s employer mandate forces all employers with more than 50 full-time employees, defined as those who work at least 30 hours per week, to provide health insurance for employees or pay a $2,000 penalty for each employee after the first 30 workers. This creates an incentive for businesses to avoid both the penalty and cost of coverage by hiring part-time employees instead of full-time employees, since businesses will not be penalized for failing to provide health insurance to part-time employees. This affects a wide range of American workers, from restaurant employees and college adjunct professors to state government workers.

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/03/11/ten-stori...

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873679 Mar 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! What planet are you living on? We've had almost four years of steady private sector job growth under Obama. In February there was a gain of 236,000 private sector jobs. Of these healthcare accounted for an increase of 32,000 jobs. So much for Obamacare killing jobs.
www.examiner.com/.../february-2013-jobs-repor... ...
So Carol you're either a liar or an idiot. Take your pick.
Your blind adoration is alarming and is only outdone by your ignorance

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PDUPONT

Amherst, MA

#873680 Mar 14, 2013
carol wrote:
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The causes were many and complex and both sides dropped the ball.
The entire economy single-handedly brought down by one man is preposterous and next to impossible without some help from your party as well and going back as far as the Clinton administration.
So when you stop blaming Bush, we won't need to argue about it anymore.
No Carol, it's not that complex, the GOP ethos of minimal regulation allowed unregulated mortgage lenders to make risky loans because they knew that the big banks would snap them up and turn them into equally unregulated mortgage backed securities. These were in turn bought by investors including pension funds and yes, Fannie and Freddie since ratings agencies like Standard and Poor's and Moody's rated them AAA at the behest of the banks peddling them.
Your blaming Fannie and Freddie for this is like blaming someone who buys a defective product when the available information suggested that it was the best thing since sliced bread.

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“Plays well with others.”

Since: Jun 07

LIVING WELL*THE BEST REVENGE

#873681 Mar 14, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! What planet are you living on? We've had almost four years of steady private sector job growth under Obama. In February there was a gain of 236,000 private sector jobs. Of these healthcare accounted for an increase of 32,000 jobs. So much for Obamacare killing jobs.
www.examiner.com/.../february-2013-jobs-repor... ...
So Carol you're either a liar or an idiot. Take your pick.
FACTS BEFUDDLE THEM...is it sad, really.

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873682 Mar 14, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>FACTS BEFUDDLE THEM...is it sad, really.
Seems your just as stupid and indoctrinated as PDUPONT. Sad that this much ignorance is responsible for voting in our politicians. No wonder we are going to hell in a hand basket.

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Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873683 Mar 14, 2013
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>FACTS BEFUDDLE THEM...is it sad, really.
Today Heritage points out 10 stories of job loss as a consequence of Obamacare. They explain:

As employers and businesses prepare for Obamacare’s sweeping changes and mandates to begin in 2014, many are already laying off some of their employees.

Just a couple of examples are the 1,000 jobs that were lost in the Stryker Corporation thanks to Obamacare and at least 7,386 full-time jobs turned part time in Virginia thanks to Obamacare.

The job cuts they identified result from a few different aspects of Obamacare, the medical device tax, Medicare payment cuts, and the employer mandate.

Not only will thousands upon thousands of jobs be lost, but healthcare costs will skyrocket even as quality of care plummets. That’s what government-directed industry does.

That is why Obamacare should be repealed. There are good ideas for real reforms that would empower patients, parents and doctors, not bureaucrats and bean counters. Heritage’s Saving the American Dream plan shows what freedom looks like.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873684 Mar 14, 2013
carol wrote:
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You really need to read this Associated Press article.
http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/13/17...
Things aren't always what they seem.
Evidently you never purchase an insurance policy as an individual.

You don't want these applications verified? Is that your complaint?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873685 Mar 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Evidently you never purchase an insurance policy as an individual.
You don't want these applications verified? Is that your complaint?
Those who wish to sing... RealDave always find a worthless song.
Aphelion

Melbourne, FL

#873686 Mar 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Evidently you never purchase an insurance policy as an individual.
You don't want these applications verified? Is that your complaint?
Will they be verifying these applications like they do those for the dead folks who have received Obamaphones? How bout Welfare? Yeah the government has done such a cracker jack job in the past why wouldn't we trust them?

You are a fool

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#873687 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The Socialist mode is to tell men to live with prostrate cancer in the hope that something else will kill them first.
Obamacare cost savings are based on similar gender discriminatory medicine.
Was that Dr John Galt?

If a man has a medical condition that limits the years of life remaining,treating for Prostate Cancer could weaken the person & hasten the onset of the other medial condition.

Didn't they teach you that in Med school, Galt?
Blahblahblah

London, KY

#873688 Mar 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
The New Pope is impressive
Chemistry degree (as well as a humble instructor of)

Hm..humbleness AND intelligence in one...imagine that.
:-)
Florida

Atlanta, GA

#873689 Mar 14, 2013
Blahblahblah wrote:
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Chemistry degree (as well as a humble instructor of)
Hm..humbleness AND intelligence in one...imagine that.
:-)
You are a very special kind of stupid aren't you?

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#873690 Mar 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Francis Does Not Please Catholic Traditionalists
"Of all the unthinkable candidates, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is perhaps the worst. Not because he openly professes doctrines against the faith and morals, but because, judging from his work as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, faith and morals seem to have been irrelevant to him.
A sworn enemy of the Traditional Mass, he has only allowed imitations of it in the hands of declared enemies of the ancient liturgy. He has persecuted every single priest who made an effort to wear a cassock, preach with firmness, or that was simply interested in Summorum Pontificum.
Famous for his inconsistency (at times, for the unintelligibility of his addresses and homilies), accustomed to the use of coarse, demagogical, and ambiguous expressions, it cannot be said that his magisterium is heterodox, but rather non-existent for how confusing it is.
His entourage in the Buenos Aires Curia, with the exception of a few clerics, has not been characterized by the virtue of their actions. Several are under grave suspicion of moral misbehavior."
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
Translated: the guy is not quite as anally retentive as some of the harder cored predeccessors.
Meaning on such issues as gay rights and abortions, probably a little more liberal, more of free will choice, rather than "damn all you sinners who don't see things my way to hell fire and brimstone" CONdemnation.

I think they made a good choice. One pic had him hanging out with the Canadian, Can't be ALL bad then lol.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#873691 Mar 14, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Will they be verifying these applications like they do those for the dead folks who have received Obamaphones? How bout Welfare? Yeah the government has done such a cracker jack job in the past why wouldn't we trust them?
You are a fool RealDave
I support helping the needy. I oppose funding lazy liberals..
Florida

Atlanta, GA

#873692 Mar 14, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Will they be verifying these applications like they do those for the dead folks who have received Obamaphones? How bout Welfare? Yeah the government has done such a cracker jack job in the past why wouldn't we trust them?
You are a fool
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, for you how to dance in the rain idiot. Your deranged creativity is your lack of intelligent thinking running on empty still having fun.

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#873693 Mar 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Was that Dr John Galt?
If a man has a medical condition that limits the years of life remaining,treating for Prostate Cancer could weaken the person & hasten the onset of the other medial condition.
Didn't they teach you that in Med school, Galt?
Holy flippin batmobile boiwonduh, how did zee grandparental generations evuh survives with out swallering everything the medi filed and big pharma trys to shove down dey froats of!!

(funny how well alot of them did withOUT alot the junk out there now though isn't it Duhmmy)

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Florida

Atlanta, GA

#873694 Mar 14, 2013
carol wrote:
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She sounds a little confused to me. Isn't the Pope a Christian too?
Is it his position of power that is so appealing to her?
We all want social justice. Just not dictated by those in high places who have their own version that infringe on the rights of others.


We never realized how boring your life is until someone asks what you do for fun. Sometimes in the winds of change one finds their crayons and making an idiot of yourself.

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