OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, Sta...

OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 11, 2010

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Stephen

United States

#41109 May 23, 2013
Tio wrote:
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Eh, puta you a bigot against Hispanics?
Hilarious, glad your on board!!!!!!!!!!
Justice

United States

#41110 May 23, 2013
Tio wrote:
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No. Born in NM moved to TX then parents moved to Washington State.
Live most of my life in Spokane, Washington and Post Falls, Idaho area.
You still live in that area?
Tio

United States

#41111 May 23, 2013
Stephen wrote:
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Hilarious, glad your on board!!!!!!!!!!
:-)
Justaminute

Oklahoma City, OK

#41112 May 23, 2013
Tio wrote:
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No. Born in NM moved to TX then parents moved to Washington State.
Live most of my life in Spokane, Washington and Post Falls, Idaho area.
Then you will certainly hear about the bridge coming down, since it's in Washington state.

Oh, I didn't think you were Packing Hater...I just remarked that he must have been in bed..

But you sure do catch the wingnut meme on this board pretty quickly for a new person....
Tio

United States

#41113 May 23, 2013
Justice wrote:
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You still live in that area?
Yes, Lake Coeur d' Alene
Justice

United States

#41114 May 23, 2013
Tio wrote:
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Yes, Lake Coeur d' Alene


Sounds French, lol and exotic, never been there, went to Seattle a couple of times really pretty country but it rains to much for me.
Stephen

United States

#41115 May 23, 2013
Tio wrote:
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Yes, Lake Coeur d' Alene
Oh yeah, I know exactly where your talking about there's a resort there on Lake Coeur d'Alene! Absolutely beautiful area, you're lucky to live there!
Tio

United States

#41116 May 23, 2013
Justice wrote:
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Sounds French, lol and exotic, never been there, went to Seattle a couple of times really pretty country but it rains to much for me.
Yes I think it's a special place to live been here a long time and I know what you mean about the rain. I had to get used to more rain and colder temps because I wasn't used to that in NM. Even in the high desert like in Taos it's a dryer climate you don't have the dampness in the air in the winter like you do here. Seems colder until you get used to it.
Tio

United States

#41117 May 23, 2013
Stephen wrote:
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Oh yeah, I know exactly where your talking about there's a resort there on Lake Coeur d'Alene! Absolutely beautiful area, you're lucky to live there!
Lol, yeah I really like it to me it's home. I don't have any desire to move anywhere else. You should come back and visit when was the last time you were out here?
Stephen

United States

#41118 May 23, 2013
Tio wrote:
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Lol, yeah I really like it to me it's home. I don't have any desire to move anywhere else. You should come back and visit when was the last time you were out here?
Lets see, my old girlfriend and a couple of mutual friends came with me so that would make it summer of 2007, so it's been a while probably made some changes since then.

We drove there instead of flying because I had family in Ogden, Utah and wanted to stay a few days. It was a long trip but was leisure too and I really enjoyed myself. No longer have the same girlfriend we went our separate ways, ya know how those things go but we're still friends though :-)
Tio

United States

#41119 May 23, 2013
Yes I know what your saying better to go your separate ways as friends than burn bridges and hate each other the rest of your life.

We've had some changes but I think you would like what you see. It's fun and I think you would like the casino most people do, lol.

Gotta sign off time for the close down. Nice talking to you guys.
Justaminute

Oklahoma City, OK

#41120 May 24, 2013
Budget cuts to the National Weather Service Proposed by Republicans:

The NWS has been struggling with budget cuts in recent years and is facing down even more cuts thanks to sequestration.

Zornick reports that the agency in which the NWS is housed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been on the budget cutting radar for some time:

Since taking control of the House in 2011, Republicans have targeted NOAA for severe cuts—they came out of the gate proposing a massive 28 percent cut in their first budget that year, which was moderated by the end of the process.

But the assaults on the NOAA budget continued, and the agency couldn’t escape the sequester, which will lop 8.2 percent from the NOAA budget. This lead the acting administrator to institute an across-the-board hiring freeze in March, and four days of mandatory furloughs are on the horizon.(There is already a 10 percent vacancy rate at the agency.)

NOAA has proposed furloughing all of its 12,000 employees for four days over a two-month period starting in July.

The NWS itself issued a warning that furloughs on top of the current hiring freeze could have literally disastrous consequences.“One missed event would realistically cost millions,” said President Dan Sobien. Among the potential fallout, the agency listed “reduced efficiency and accuracy for tornado events due to reduced alertness of short staffed offices.”

The cost of tornado damage can be incredibly high, as the disaster in Moore demonstrates. One expert has estimated that the price tag could reach $3 billion, which would make it one of the costliest tornadoes in the country’s history.

In all, thunderstorms caused about $28 billion in economic losses in 2012, with the majority caused by tornadoes.

Insured losses due to thunderstorm damage have increased sevenfold since 1980. The costs of tornado damage have been rising sharply in recent years.
Justaminute

Oklahoma City, OK

#41121 May 24, 2013
Speaking of bridges and infrastructure:

The American Jobs Act has been held hostage
by Congressional Republicans since September of 2011

The American Jobs Act never became law, however, because Republicans opposed it from the start, blasting it as another form of “failed stimulus” that wouldn’t help the economy.(They ignored the fact that the first “failed stimulus,” the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, wasn’t a failure at all.)

One month later, the GOP blocked the bill in the Senate, preventing the creation of more than a million jobs and the added growth that multiple economists predicted would occur if the bill passed:

–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.

–The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.

–Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.

–Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP.

The Act included -

2. Putting Workers Back on the Job While Rebuilding and Modernizing America

A “Returning Heroes” hiring tax credit for veterans: This provides tax credits from $5,600 to $9,600 to encourage the hiring of unemployed veterans.

Preventing up to 280,000 teacher layoffs,while keeping cops and firefighters on the job.

Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country,supporting new science labs, Internet-ready classrooms and renovations at schools across the country, in rural and urban areas.

Immediate investments in infrastructure and a bipartisan National Infrastructure Bank, modernizing our roads, rail, airports and waterways while putting hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job.

A New “Project Rebuild”, which will put people to work rehabilitating homes, businesses and communities, leveraging private capital and scaling land banks and other public-private collaborations.
TAMARA

Edmond, OK

#41122 May 24, 2013
Justaminute wrote:
Poor little Packing Hate, can't type a sentence with out vulgar name calling. Mentally you must be around 12 years old. Nothing new here..
Yeah, Hate, get rid of your Rhino's...then we'll be back here reading your posts about all of the voter fraud when wingnuts lose even more elections. If you show up here at all. Cause you certainly disappeared during election day 2012.
That's so funny that you think $45 million in the rainy day fund is going to cover the couple of billion in damages.
Plus your hardly a business type no matter how much you bloviate on how much money you have. Generally people who do that are full of it...
FEMA is already on the the scene. Just like they were during the other 2 tornado's.
Most people that have shown up at the restaurant are not even thinking about rebuilding in Moore anyway. Some of them have rebuilt their house twice now.
Plus a community outside Moore built a storm shelter for their whole community from FEMA funds. Requests are still coming in from the last tornado we had. But the dim bulb Repubs in the House cut their funding and so it's slow going. But that's Repubs for you they underfund and really decimate a worthwhile government program and then scream 'government doesn't work.' But in reality government doesn't work when a Repub is in charge.
First of all how is your Dad doing?
What kind of requests are still coming in from the last tornado? What year was this one? Is there not a time limit on how long you have to file for what ever that is being requested? When Enid had one of the biggest if not the biggest ice storms I plenty of people that really took advantage of fema at that time. I am sure this happens alot.
The people that are not planning in building back do they have insurance?
TAMARA

Edmond, OK

#41123 May 24, 2013
Justaminute wrote:
It's going to take that $45 million to rebuild those 2 schools. And that's on the cheap end with no storm shelters...
Stupid question here---Is there some kind of insurance carried on Oklahoma schools? If so wouldn't it cover some of the $45 million cost to rebuild these schools?
TAMARA

Edmond, OK

#41124 May 24, 2013
Justaminute wrote:
Speaking of bridges and infrastructure:
The American Jobs Act has been held hostage
by Congressional Republicans since September of 2011
The American Jobs Act never became law, however, because Republicans opposed it from the start, blasting it as another form of “failed stimulus” that wouldn’t help the economy.(They ignored the fact that the first “failed stimulus,” the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, wasn’t a failure at all.)
One month later, the GOP blocked the bill in the Senate, preventing the creation of more than a million jobs and the added growth that multiple economists predicted would occur if the bill passed:
–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.
–The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.
–Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.
–Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP.
The Act included -
2. Putting Workers Back on the Job While Rebuilding and Modernizing America
A “Returning Heroes” hiring tax credit for veterans: This provides tax credits from $5,600 to $9,600 to encourage the hiring of unemployed veterans.
Preventing up to 280,000 teacher layoffs,while keeping cops and firefighters on the job.
Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country,supporting new science labs, Internet-ready classrooms and renovations at schools across the country, in rural and urban areas.
Immediate investments in infrastructure and a bipartisan National Infrastructure Bank, modernizing our roads, rail, airports and waterways while putting hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job.
A New “Project Rebuild”, which will put people to work rehabilitating homes, businesses and communities, leveraging private capital and scaling land banks and other public-private collaborations.
The government had a program with the stimulus momey rehabilitating homes. Most of the homes were half as3 done and to begin with most should have been bulldozed down.
Most of the projects you have mention are jobs that are done mostly by mexicans. I am not sure are veterans would be doing those jobs.
TAMARA

Edmond, OK

#41125 May 24, 2013
Justaminute wrote:
Speaking of bridges and infrastructure:
The American Jobs Act has been held hostage
by Congressional Republicans since September of 2011
The American Jobs Act never became law, however, because Republicans opposed it from the start, blasting it as another form of “failed stimulus” that wouldn’t help the economy.(They ignored the fact that the first “failed stimulus,” the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, wasn’t a failure at all.)
One month later, the GOP blocked the bill in the Senate, preventing the creation of more than a million jobs and the added growth that multiple economists predicted would occur if the bill passed:
–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.
–The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.
–Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.
–Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP.
The Act included -
2. Putting Workers Back on the Job While Rebuilding and Modernizing America
A “Returning Heroes” hiring tax credit for veterans: This provides tax credits from $5,600 to $9,600 to encourage the hiring of unemployed veterans.
Preventing up to 280,000 teacher layoffs,while keeping cops and firefighters on the job.
Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country,supporting new science labs, Internet-ready classrooms and renovations at schools across the country, in rural and urban areas.
Immediate investments in infrastructure and a bipartisan National Infrastructure Bank, modernizing our roads, rail, airports and waterways while putting hundreds of thousands of workers back on the job.
A New “Project Rebuild”, which will put people to work rehabilitating homes, businesses and communities, leveraging private capital and scaling land banks and other public-private collaborations.
Wouldn't all you are talking about be at the expense of the taxpayer? Wouldn't be government jobs or jobs being contracted out thru the government? If so I think most taxpayers have enough burden to bare already.
WarForOil

Rowlett, TX

#41126 May 24, 2013
Packing Heat wrote:
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The Purple Lip Kenyan and his Administration....

Best Regard
You're windy but empty.
And bigoted to boot.
You even give Vinita a bad name.
That's an accomplishment.

At least pretend you're brain damaged.
It would improve your image.

Hugs and kisses to you too.
WarForOil

Rowlett, TX

#41127 May 24, 2013
TAMARA wrote:
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Stupid question here---Is there some kind of insurance carried on Oklahoma schools? If so wouldn't it cover some of the $45 million cost to rebuild these schools?
Yes, it's a stupid question.
Municipalities, school districts and etc mostly don't carry
insurance. They self-insure.

Who could possibly imagine that a tornado would
strike Moore Oklahoma. We don't need no stinking
insurance. They don't call 'em Okies for nothing.
MistyGirl

United States

#41128 May 24, 2013
WarForOil wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, it's a stupid question.
Municipalities, school districts and etc mostly don't carry
insurance. They self-insure.
Who could possibly imagine that a tornado would
strike Moore Oklahoma. We don't need no stinking
insurance. They don't call 'em Okies for nothing.
Yes, it's a stupid question and even more ridiculous when you understand that schools, municipalities, large corporations all take advantage of self insurance program which can be customized by insurance actuaries and risk management calculations that tabulate a combination of self/commercial insurance to have adequate coverage. Complete self insurance is very rare since the cost of a earthquake, tornado or other catastrophic event exceeds a calculable risk do to the unpredictability of the event. Most catastrophic events are covered by commercial insurances with a designed deductible to reduce cost.

I would suggest these schools were most probably covered by a combination of commercial/self insurance.

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