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Apple growers to release successor to Honeycrisp

I bought some Sweet Tango apples on Hwy 61 south of Red Wing. They are really good (and expensive). I still have one in the refrigerator. Until they become more plentiful, I'll stick with Honeycrisp. If you're a real apple aficionado, head for La Crescent for Applefest09 on September 17 to 20. There are lots of orchards in that area.  (Sep 12, 2009 | post #23)

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Obama takes on health care critics

For now, the Treasury will keep issuing bonds just like Bush's Treasury did for eight years. The Federal Reserve is run by the bankers. At some point, I expect the Fed to either take action themselves or demand action by the government. The best case scenario is that the economy will pick up, unemployment will go down and these will increase tax revenue to the point where the deficits can be paid down. In a worst case, taxes will have to be raised to start paying off the debt. I hope I didn't disappoint you by not calling you a bunch of names. It seems to be a style you like.  (Aug 14, 2009 | post #276)

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Obama takes on health care critics

From AARP Health Care Reform: The Assault on Truth http://bulletin.aa rp.org/yourhealth/ policy/articles/he alth_care_reform2. html  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #268)

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Obama takes on health care critics

The president doesn't order money to be printed. That's a function of the Federal Reserve. If you look at a $1.00 bill, you'll note that it's a Federal Reserve Note. The Fed governs the amount of money in circulation and orders currency from the Treasury Department. "The Federal Reserve System is an independent government institution that has private aspects." --Wikipedia Of the present Federal Reserve board of governors, one member was appointed by Obama, four were appointed by Bush, and there are two vacancies. I doubt that the Fed is ordering trillions of dollars to be printed at this time.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #267)

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Obama takes on health care critics

And exactly how does that answer the question?  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #265)

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Obama takes on health care critics

I would not have posted it had it not been for this post directed at me: "Jon Dehre wrote: Thats because you have the typically low IQ of a typical Obama supporter."  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #262)

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Obama takes on health care critics

From your inability to form a cogent point-to-point argument or a fully developed syllogism, I don't think you're in a position to judge anyone's IQ. However, if you tell me where to send them, I'll forward the copies of my transcript and test results.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #261)

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Health care debate decoded

I'm not sure if you can't read or if you're intentionally lying. The title and subject of the paper is "Principles for Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions " Notice the word SCARCE. An example of SCARCE medical intervention would be the case when three people, ages 25, 55, and 85 need new kidneys and there's only one available. Which one should get the kidney? This paper attempts to suggest a protocol to follow in making the decision. Another example is when a population is threatened with a serious flu epidemic and there's only enough vaccine for one-half the population. Who should get the vaccine? Again, this paper attempts to suggest a protocol that can be followed in this instance. These are the type of hypotheticals addressed in this paper and not routine medical care. If you have an alternate thesis on this area of medical ethics, you should really try to have it published.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #102)

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Palin says Obama's health care plan is 'evil'

We are still operating on the Bush budget through September. Obama's part of the deficit is the $77.1 billion in stimulus funds spent so far. Reagan nearly tripled the deficit in his first two years in office. He continued to run a deficit through most of his two terms. "At this point, Reagan would change strategy. He would blame the U.S. Congress for the record deficits that accrued during his years in office. Reagan would say that Congress was responsible, because Congress did not slash spending enough--meaning domestic spending, since Reagan always championed increased military spending. "Reagan chose to ignore the fact that his own Republican Party was in control of the Senate from January 1981 to January 1987, and that Congress actually spent less than what he originally had asked for." Reagan gets credit for the end of the Cold War and he certainly deserves some credit but do do other factors such as the space race, the Russians' Afghanistan adventure, and the fact that CNN began to broadcast worldwide and showed the people in Iron Curtain countries that they didn't have it as good as they were being told.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #791)

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Obama takes on health care critics

I replied to the following: "Jon Dehre wrote: Thats because you have the typically low IQ of a typical Obama supporter." What are you replying to?  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #245)

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Palin says Obama's health care plan is 'evil'

Health care is being rationed now! If an employer doesn't provide it and a person can't afford it, that person doesn't have health care availableThere's lots of fortunetelling over this issue. It's effects won't be known until the law is implementedThe "spending spree" is modeled after Ronald Reagan's strategy for recovering from the last recession in the '80s. If Reagan had stopped his spending once the recession was over, he'd be regarded as a geniusThe Fed is run by bankers. Why don't you ask all those fatcat contributors about thisACORN isn't receiving a dime for collecting private information and they will not be collecting a single piece of private information. They are one of thousands of organizations that the Census Bureau is paying to publicize the 2010 census. I think our representatives, of all people, should become a little better informed on the issues.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #782)

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Obama takes on health care critics

The abortion issue is a point of contention in discussion of the Health Care bills. At the present time federal law prohibits the government from funding abortions (with the exceptions noted). Any health care bill which requires federal expenditures will have to carry the same prohibition. At present, 46 percent of American health insurance policies cover elective abortion. I'm putting my money on the hunch that elective abortion will not be funded under the healthcare bill as a concession for its passage and health insurance companies will no longer be paying for elective abortions. Without this concession, I don't think a healthcare bill will survive. http://www.lifenew s.com/nat3920.html  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #241)

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Palin says Obama's health care plan is 'evil'

Without payment, how much time is a doctor going to spend explaining the many choices to be made in a living will? A person could probably draw up their own but on what experiences would they be basing their choices? An attorney, too, would draw up a will (for a charge) but how much medical experience could they draw on? I'd go with the doctor's experience in making end-of-life choices but Medicare doesn't pay for those consultations now.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #778)

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Obama takes on health care critics

When you want to see the papers, name the place and time.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #237)

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Minnesota expecting record corn crop

Maybe you should take up farming. You'd get to live it up on those great 18-hour days, enjoy the big outdoors in that blazing sun and those pouring rains, bounce out of that sick bed to do the milking, luxuriate in all the accounting work, and then, when you're about to retire, revel in those fabulous skin cancer treatments. Yup, you oughta take it up.  (Aug 13, 2009 | post #14)