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5 months, 3 weeks ago on 90-Year-Old Man Sentenced for Interstate Drug Crime

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Elizabeth Warren would be the greatest President since Roosevelt, and maybe better.  I just don't know if she could win.  I mean, everyone knows, the American people are pretty darn stupid.  It might be a bit too much for them.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115509/elizabeth-warren-hillary-clintons-nightmare

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@OldBob Actually, it's Bill Krystol's father, who laid it out explicitly -- slander government, make it dysfunctional, demonize Democrats as traitors and degenerates, and when the day comes that the GOP gets the power it needs, to reach for that holy of holy grails -- the destruction, once and for all, of Social Security.  I'm not kidding.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115204/government-shutdown-2013-collapse-boehner-plan-ends-stalemate

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@TomPiper I'm scared to be optimistic.  I'm afraid I'll be like Charlie Brown, when the evil Lucy invites him to kick a football, then snatches it away at the last moment so he falls on his ass.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115204/government-shutdown-2013-collapse-boehner-plan-ends-stalemate

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If only it was a corpse, the GOP.  But it's like the Mafia.  Or maybe gonorrhea.  It always comes back, and as long as there are horrible, repulsive antisocial people in the world, who hate humanity, there will always be a Republican Party, or something just like it to take its place.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115204/government-shutdown-2013-collapse-boehner-plan-ends-stalemate

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@Jack Nextdoor @johnmkelly1 @IntelligenceisAVirtue @Sinixstar You can't reason with these people.  Total waste of time.  They hate the world and everyone in it.  And their vision is like looking through a straw.  Just talking with them is demeaning.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@Jack Nextdoor They act like they've got dementia, like old time end stage syphlitics, before antibiotics.  Awful.  Paranoid and hateful.  Discussion with them is pointless. 

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@Jack Nextdoor I truly didn't appreciate how vile they are until now.  I'd seen them on television, but I didn't know until I communicated with them here on this board.  They make me feel like I need a shower.  Hateful, strident and just plain vile. 

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@first last @vickee @seattleeng Oh, my God, Tea Baggers truly are unteachable. 


I'm not going to argue with you.  You're a vicious old idealogue and you're on your way out, with the rest of your awful demographic.  In other words, we'll be glad when you're gone, you rascal you.

Then the rest of us are going to be blinking in a kind of shell shock, looking at one another saying, "Where the hell did those goddamn people come from."  And good riddance too.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@Yourmamatoo Nobody complained about TARP until a Democrat was in office.  And as far as immigration, yeah, well, everyone knows you're talking about the White Nationalist wing of the GOP, that hates people of color.  So why state the obvious?  It was your President, W., and if you had any honesty or guts, you'd own up to it.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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Yeah, the last time the GOP threatened to tank the economy, the price was keeping the Bush tax cuts intact. 


Stop listening to GOP propaganda -- it's like a dog eating its own feces.  It's why Romney and the Repugs thought they were going to win last year.  It's awful.  You're awful.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@johnmkelly1 @Kirien @vickee Yeah, well, that's how insurance works, and will bring America into the modern age, where we don't have to pay three times as much for health care as the rest of the world, with 50 million uninsured, 100 million under insured and come in 24th as far as outcomes at the doctor's office.  

Gee, it would be great if you didn't combine an inability to do simple arithmetic with a mean spirit, but that's just who you people are, I guess.


1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@Yourmamatoo Nothing TSRVT said pertained to issues of cowardice or valor.  It was simply pointing out that you people are mean spirited and very dumb, which most assuredly represents a retrograde form of humanity. 

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@Sinixstar @ddpablo @vickee These Right Wingers scream about how Christian they are, which I guess they have to, to delude themselves about who and what they really worship - Ayn Rand -- completely.  And there's nothing Christian about Ayn Rand.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@vickee @ddpablo You're welcome to feel any way you want about abortion, and to make your opinions known, as long as you recognize that it's nobody's personal business except the person considering whether to have one or not.  That's the American way.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@ChristopherRogerPutnam @vickee @dtorney Nothing is wrong.  It's a wonderful idea, but I would prefer a stuffed head in a rural diner somewhere

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@vickee @smjhunt @Kirien Are you aware that your Republicans racked up 16 trillion in debt with unfunded drug program, Iraq War and tax breaks for billionaires?  Do you remember?  Do you?  Do you think we're going to put this on the backs of regular people, because of this party you insist is so good for America?  No, we are not going to take food from the mouths of children, we are not going to let you get away with keeping the minimum wage stagnant for 40 years, so we have to issue food stamps so Americans don't die in the street, yes, we are going to institute Universal Health Care like other civilized countries and yes, we are not giving you irresponsible crazy people the keys ever again.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@johnmkelly1 @mwbright @first last @Laurel Kaskurs DeFalcoNobody folded on the Democrats' side.  What are you talking about, sitting their grinning like a chimpanzee?

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@johnmkelly1 @LindaReynolds @NykHolt Oh, you people, whose definition of freedom is the right to suppress people you don't like.  Well, too bad.  Tens of millions of Americans are going to be able to get health care now, and nobody on our side cares what you think.  Just go away already.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@johnmkelly1 @mwbright @first last @Laurel Kaskurs DeFalco Nobody folded on the Democrats' side.  You're just listening to your propaganda outlets.  Ridiculous.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@johnmkelly1 @JamesCorbett1 @jbssanfrancisco @vickee Yeah, I knew it -- pull that silly little mask off, and you get a spittle filled little rant about those darn liberals.  

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@first last @Laurel Kaskurs DeFalco It's called a "comfort troll."  They make some lame attempt to sound sympathetic, then pretend they've been horrified by the results of their foolishness in voting Democrat, and see the light, but at the end of the trail, it's always Fox News and Louis Gomert and Michelle Bachmann and a hundred other nauseating Republican halfwits standing there with an idiotic grin.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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@first last @SusanWallace It's like a dog that only eats its own poop.  Ultimately, that crazy pooch is going down.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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I don't know.  Evil is like poverty.  It's demise has been predicted many times, but it's still with us.  Predicting the demise of those repulsive people's political party seems somewhat like believing in Santa Claus.  It's comforting for sure.  It warms the heart.  It imparts an almost religious sense of well being, imagining that there is a moral arc in the universe that moves toward the good.  But it's a fairy tale.  If the Republicans disappear, then the creeps who make it up will just create some new party with which to inflict their hatred upon mankind and the world.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115134/gop-death-watch-final-days-republican-party

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 @swampwiz  @Jemmy Hell, those doctors would probably do better.  They certainly do well in Canada, Britain and Singapore.  And there wouldn't be all that waste paying people like Scott Brown in Florida literally billions!

1 year, 10 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @Jemmy  @swampwiz Then get rid of your right wing hack of a doctor and find someone else.  Better for you because nobody needs a stupid person looking out for their health care.

 My sister, Harvard trained OB/GYN, says Single Payer is the way to go -- and it's INSURANCE understand?  People pay in and the exchange pays out, without the onus of only getting sick old people, while the private companies get all the young and healthy customers.

 Again - the American people are paying 17 percent of GDP on health care, twice as much as the rest of the civilized world and 40 million Americans aren't getting covered at all.

 

 

 

1 year, 10 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @Derick87387873 Well, maybe you should find a place to live where the government doesn't worry about the health of it's citizens.  Mexico provides insurance and so does Canada, so I guess you're out of luck driving.  Maybe Nigeria or Bengladesh.  Because the American people are sick of living at the dictates of a bunch of propaganda drunk neanderthals who listen to the voices of people like Donald Trump and the Koch brothers and ask - how high, boss?

 

In other words, love it or leave it.  Because it's the law -- that's how democracies work.  We voted for it and we got it and that's the way it is.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @TommyCzxqa  @bannxcam Nothing in the law has gone into effect yet that could make your rates double -- it's the insurance companies who have been raising rates far outstripping inflation or anything else in the way of costs for decades now.

 

This is a deficit reducer, of major proportions.  If it had been Single Payer, it would have been far more cost effective.  It will be Single Payer though.

 

You really do owe it to yourself to look into these things and not just listen or read "news" from sources that have a particular point of view they want to push.  17 percent of GDP is ridiculous -- it's down to 4 percent of GDP in some countries and they get better outcomes with everyone covered. 

 

I'm sorry if there are people who are going to read this article and believe anything the doctor has to say, but fortunately, a majority of Americans this time around saw fit to reelect the President and forgo the Republicans dismantling Obamacare on behalf of their corporate masters.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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Dr. Orient is pushing the insurance industries' latest claptrap designed to confuse and obfuscate.

 Yes, you have a new tax.  Oh, dear, who would have imagined people would have to actually pay for something.  However, it's better than having to subsidize all the uninsured people who end up in emergency rooms and paying ten times over and above the services provided.

 Every person who has no insurance is going to get sick at some point and need medical care and we're all going to pay for it, until everyone has insurance.

 It's like having insurance when you get in a car.  It's required.  It needs to be required for health care now, because everyone gets sick.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @dmodmodmo  @Vorenious Switzerland and Denmark.  There are others, I believe.  It would have been Single Payer, if we didn't have to deal with Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats serving the private insurance industry, but it will become Single Payer as Americans learn more about the benefits.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @dmodmodmo  @jsw1108 There is nothing in the Constitution that refers to "Big" or "Little" or "Just the Right Size" government.

 

Invariably, from my observations, the people pushing this meme about "Big Government" (as if any government representing 320 million people is going to be anything but) is simply a means of disarming citizens of recourse against being ripped off by scoundrels.  Because that is what government is in a democracy; a tool by which the will of the citizens is expressed.

 

Meanwhile, I want to see that 17 percent of GDP paid for health care brought down to 4 percent, as in Singapore, which has better treatment and outcomes for 100 percent of it's citizens.  Anything else represents a ripoff, whom the author of the above article is most assuredly allied with.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @bannxcam This isn't about "promises."  This is about having seen various means of delivering health care in advanced nations and knowing what does and does not work.

 

Now, I have no reason to think Pelosi or Reid have been lying about anything, however, there is more than enough evidence that the insurance industry, through their lobbyists and people like Scott Brown in Florida, have done nothing but lie about this issue.

 

The US has been paying 17 percent of GDP on health care and 40 million people are without.  Considering the money spent, there is no more important fiscal issue in the US and the Republicans will do nothing to fix it.  So, it's up to the Democrats, who by the way have done nothing regarding health care that wasn't first promoted by the Heritage Foundation and Richard Nixon.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @jsw1108 I have a few posts here and I do reference facts.  And your blind allegiance to the GOP's claptrap against "big government," whatever that means, is simply because it's the only means citizens have to protect themselves from the depredations of the financial predators who pay into the GOP's coffers. 

 

Further, I was not being snide or smug.  Other countries have shown numerous means of delivering health care in a way that's more cost effective, just as modern, with a better outcome for more people, at a fraction of the cost.

 

Health care is too important to plow more than half the cost into the pockets of people who do absolutely nothing to further the cause of health.  And a bunch of propaganda drunk people not withstanding, we're finally making progress with this President.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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 @Vorenious This is not speculative.  We've seen how different models work in different nations.  We're paying 17 percent of GDP for mediocre quality with 40 million uninsured, tens of millions of bankruptcies and enforced payoffs to middlemen.  Singapore has better outcomes, more modern,  covers everyone and it's 4 percent of GDP.

 

No, nothing's free.  But paying 17 percent vs. 4 is preferable, unless you're unable to think properly, and the insurance industry is paying billions to assure you are unable to think at all,.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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Talk about cold blooded claptrap from an evil old woman, getting paid to spew lies on behalf of the Insurance industry.  Sorry, but regarding Obamacare, that ship left port.  It's the law of the land and it's going to evolve pretty quick into Single Payer, and all Americans will soon come to wonder why in the world anyone ever believed such lying nonsense.

1 year, 11 months ago on The 47% have no idea how much healthcare reform will cost them

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