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#32142 Nov 21, 2013
one too many wrote:
<quoted text>Dammit man!!! You reckon her and "now" are related? They both seem to have some fascination with farts! LMAO
I would happily claim kinship with "now", but my family's "not from around here."
now

Buford, GA

#32143 Nov 21, 2013

This is worth a repeat..........


Ohhhhh, the hypocrisy of the hypocrites who first birthed hypocrisy…..…………..

“In 1974, Congress created a special methodology for balancing the budget, whereby the U.S. Senate could reduce the escalating budget deficit with a simple majority vote (i.e., 51 votes), rather than requiring the usual 60 votes that are needed to stop a filibuster. Under this Senate rule, the expediting process was called "reconciliation," but it was only to be used for balancing the budget.

First, President Obama and his Democrat congressional leaders, Pelosi and Reid, attempted to change the rules to effect passage of this legislation at any price. They used budget "reconciliation" rules to bypass the planned GOP Senate filibuster that would normally have allowed the Republicans to defeat the legislation with 41 Senate votes.(The 41-vote possibility became a potential reality when Massachusetts elected a Republican, Scott Brown, to the U.S. Senate on January 19, 2010.)

Second, the Democrat congressional leaders invoked a convoluted concept of "procedural rules," to make sure one way or the other President Obama could get this cherished piece of legislation through Congress.

The Washington Post article expounded the convoluted methodology as follows:
"Rather than passing the Senate bill and then passing the fixes, the House will pass the fixes under a rule that says the House "deems" the Senate bill passed after the House passes the fixes.

"The virtue of this, for Pelosi's members, is that they don't actually vote on the Senate bill. They only vote on the reconciliation package. But their vote on the reconciliation package functions as a vote on the Senate bill...the bottom line is this: When the House votes on the reconciliation fixes, the Senate bill is passed, even if the Senate hasn't voted on the reconciliation fixes, and even though the House never specifically voted on the Senate bill."

And that convoluted way of thinking did not even include Speaker Pelosi's “most revealing” comment expressed during an interview on Fox News on March 9, 2010: "We have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it."

So, to make the story brief, the socialist members in the U.S. Congress were willing to do anything to pass and have signed into law what Vladimir Lenin deemed "the keystone in the arch of socialism" — government control of medical care!"

And we have found out what's in it!!! a sorry piece of legislation even demos are now blasting...of course to get re-elected........

one too many

Cordele, GA

#32144 Nov 21, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
Interesting Dylan/Donovan story here-
http://music.cbc.ca/blogs/blogpost.aspx...
Watch the video - it's great...
Thanks for that link- never heard about that, but it figures. Although Donavan did make some contributions, too.
now

Buford, GA

#32145 Nov 21, 2013

from time magazine........

"A good President needs a big comfort zone. He should be able to treat enemies as opportunities, appear authentic in joy and grief, stay cool under the hot lights. But humility doesn't come naturally to those who decide they are qualified to run the free world. So the sign that the Obama presidency had reached a turning point came not when his poll numbers sank or his allies shuddered or the commentariat went hunting for the right degree of debacle to compare to the rollout of Obamacare.

It happened when he started apologizing. In triplicate. For not knowing what was going on in his own Administration. For failing to prevent his signature achievement from detonating in prime time. For not telling the whole truth when he promised people that Obamacare would not touch them without permission: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."

Obama's supporters can decry a "feeding frenzy," but this is a critical moment for a President whose agenda for a second term amounted to little more than being not as lame as the other guy. The HealthCare.gov website may or may not get fixed on deadline, the senior staff may be booted and rebooted, but it is already too late to avoid a pageant of media scrutiny, Republican merriment, a rebuke even from Bill Clinton and a host of existential questions: Can this policy be saved? What is left of Obama's second term if it is consumed by fixing an unpopular policy from the first? How could a White House appear so confident and incompetent at the same time?"


And a pic of the cover.......

http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2013/1311/3...

now

Buford, GA

#32146 Nov 21, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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I would happily claim kinship with "now", but my family's "not from around here."


kinship in spirit is better.......

Have you noticed the Butt has not made a rebuttal of the Pelosi broken house rule she used to defraud the American public.......

one too many

Cordele, GA

#32147 Nov 21, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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I would happily claim kinship with "now", but my family's "not from around here."
Damn Ag! I thought you had a little more class than that, but what the hell! FWIW, her family is "not from around here", either!!!LOL

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#32148 Nov 21, 2013
one too many wrote:
<quoted text>My bad- it was Donavan(not Dylan). Maybe I am the one with dementia, huh Ag! lol
The only thing I remember about Donovan was that my older sister had one of his albums (Mellow Yellow maybe) and it included a picture of his toddler son nude and even as a kid I thought it was inappropriate.

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#32149 Nov 21, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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Would you mind just not being such a [email protected]? Please? I'm asking politely that you just quit being so dammm weird and stupid all day every day.
The Queen of irony strikes again...
now

Buford, GA

#32150 Nov 21, 2013
A personal letter from a doctor to another doctor, showing the pitfalls of gubmint run medicine..........


"I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon and the President Elect of the Association of American Physician and Surgeons—the free market alternative organization to the AMA. We have been “The Voice for Private Practice since 1943.”, and you can look at our informative web site at www.AAPSonline.org . At my sons suggestion I listened to your Health Care True News items.

You are exactly right in your assessment that health care is too expensive. But you are completely wrong in suggesting that the cost is due to physician’s (self-imposed in your mind) monopoly. There is a monopoly, but it is created by the federal government. The high cost of medical care is due to overregulation by the government, the cost of litigation, the administrative costs of third party payment, and the idea that hospitals should function like Four Season’s Hotels, not like hospitals in any other country.

Fact: Physician’s fees are a very small percentage of the cost of health care. A total joint replacement surgery which costs approximately $40,000, pays the surgeon approximately $1200. And he may wait 6 months to be paid. During that time, he will have spent $15,000 on malpractice insurance—a cost he cannot pass off on the consumer. Why? Because doctors no longer set their own fees. Their fees are determined by the Medicare fee Schedule, which all insurances use as a basis for their payments—although their payment in most cases is more than Medicare. The best surgeon and the worst get paid exactly the same. Medicare pays so little that many physicians are limiting the number of Medicare patients in their clinics—they simply cannot afford to stay in business. At this time 20% of Orthopaedic practices in California are nearing bankruptcy. And, while squeezing the doctors financially, the government also makes sure I am not able to be charitable. I cannot legally see you for free or write off your copay if, for example, you are 40 years old and without insurance, because I cannot legally charge less than the Medicare rate—that would be discriminating against Medicare patients.

Finally, all this third party involvement makes me less productive, and costs at least 15% of my income just in billing the third party payor. It is not the AMA which tells me I cannot have a nurse taking off a wart in my office, it is the Federal Government regulators.

The reason “eliminating the monopoly was never even discussed” is because the monopoly is held, not by doctors or the AMA (although trust me, I am no friend and no member of the AMA) but by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. And as you are so fond of pointing out, the government never easily relinquishes its power. Are you aware that, the government can come into my office without a warrant, take my patients records, my computers etc.—even information on private non-federally funded patients—if they suspect that I am somehow illegally charging medicare or discriminating against medicare recipients.

There are approximately 160,000 pages of Medicare regulation—and anything less than 100% compliance can be deemed fraud. They can audit a few charts, and determine that I overcharged Medicare.(Undercharging never gets credited). Then they can multiply that error (deemed fraud) by the total number of charts, and add triple penalties. In response to all this threatening, I must hire a lot of staff to help me insure compliance."


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#32151 Nov 21, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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It really is amusing to watch you Lefties disparage sources given the ones you so often use, but regardless of the source - matters of fact are matters of fact.
Well, if you don't like the truth, attack the source, it takes some focus off of the truth. Typical duck and dodge, bob and weave from the libroids, isn't it?
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Buford, GA

#32152 Nov 21, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
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The Queen of irony strikes again...

Queen huh..........rofl, and here I thought he was straight.....my bad.........

one too many

Cordele, GA

#32153 Nov 21, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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The only thing I remember about Donovan was that my older sister had one of his albums (Mellow Yellow maybe) and it included a picture of his toddler son nude and even as a kid I thought it was inappropriate.
You must be older than me- I never saw any of his albums, but some of his music is ingrained in my memory.

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#32154 Nov 21, 2013
Laughing at U wrote:
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We're all just wishing your father hadn't come first... maybe if your mom had we wouldn't have to put up with your childish nonsense...
And the (lack of) class shines through again.

Oh yeah, the irony of this post, from this poster...

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#32155 Nov 21, 2013
now wrote:
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I hear an echo again.......from a useless poster......
I wonder if it sounds like Skippy, barking from the porch, wanting to play with the big dogs again.

Probably not, that poster probably has a high pitched bark, if ya know what I mean...
one too many

Cordele, GA

#32156 Nov 21, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
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The Queen of irony strikes again...
Is this a "selfie"?
now

Buford, GA

#32157 Nov 21, 2013

letter from a doctor continued..........


"Hospitals—which are the major cost generator in the system have the same problem, and the $6 aspirin is the result. Additionally, hospitals have become luxury rooms. Trust me, the patient you discussed in China did not have the latest décor, color TV, and the latest technology NICU standing by just in case.

While I agree in investing in technology, I do not agree with taxing everyone so patients can have a color tv. In Japan, when I lived there, the hospital only did medical care. Your family was responsible for bathing you, feeding you, providing blankets, etc. Comparing China to US hospital costs is comparing apples to oranges.

There are other ways in which the government magnifies the cost (and inefficiency) of medical care in the form of the FDA, misguided research funds, regulations on medical education, interfering with the free market in insurance, etc.

Insurance companies have contributed to the problem by selling overly expensive insurance to businesses (my employees can buy individual insurance for 2/3 the cost of my business funded insurance). And, insurance companies abandoned true actuarial based insurance in favor of pre-paid low co-pay health schemes which escalates cost through overutilization.(Imagine the cost of auto insurance if your boss bought it, and you were covered for every oil change you might decide to get and any little nick in the paint.)

There is a free market alternative. Mr. Obama gives lip service to ending waste fraud and abuse. I can end it tomorrow. Go to a cash system for all outpatient services. I cannot defraud the patient paying me for a service at the window. He knows if I gave him an injection or not. By paying cash, we eliminate 15% for billing costs, and probably another 30% in staff costs. It is also hard to overcharge a cash patient you look in the eye while giving him the bill. Costs would fall dramatically if doctors competed with open prices—even if the patient ultimately was reimbursed by the government.

Insurance would then be, once again, actuarially based major catastrophe insurance. Let physicians and hospitals visibly pass on the surcharge for the litigation they risk by seeing patients, and let patients realize the cost of the current legal pot of gold game. And/or allow physicians and hospitals to forgo buying malpractice insurance. Lawyers don’t want your hard assets, they want the quick cash available from your policy."



OMTE

Douglas, GA

#32158 Nov 21, 2013
Ending abortion on demand would not only save thousands of babies' lives... But the stupid women that believe this is a "safe" procedure, too... There is nothing "safe" about abortions...
The baby murdering mills are rarely inspected and most are filthy dumps... Most don't even have emergency accessible exits... Like this place, where two women almost died on the same day, which just happen to be on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade.
http://www.jillstanek.com/2012/01/two-botched...
End Abortion On Demand Today!

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Buford, GA

#32159 Nov 21, 2013

and the conclusion..........

"If you don’t believe me, consider this. The only areas of medicine where costs have decreased is in private cash care such as Lasik. When it was first introduced, having your eyes corrected with radial keratotomy was $5000. Now I see it advertised for $500. No Medicare, no insurance. Same highly trained doctors and high tech equipment. Its called free market competition. And the government is trying desperately to squelch it.

You might consider coming to our meeting on free market medicine in September in Salt Lake City."

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#32160 Nov 21, 2013
now wrote:
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Queen huh..........rofl, and here I thought he was straight.....my bad.........
Not making any judgements, but the uninformed one is known as the King of Irony (although I could be wrong, I could have them backwards...)...
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Buford, GA

#32161 Nov 21, 2013

"New health plans sold through exchanges not accepted at some prestigious NYC hospitals."

which means obamacare insured folks gotta use the lowly city hospitals, staffed by the dregs of the medical profession, i.e., those who get night degrees and studied at the morgue.....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/new-he...

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