Yeah, this isn't good. My grandmother is looking to have knee replacements done sometime this year, and if I recall, they have to use immunosuppressants to make sure the replacements aren't rejected by the body. This is typical of Obama, he did use Medicare as a cash cow to fund his healthcare law, now he's trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip.posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 18:23
[quote][b]slickmadaintcha706[/b] - I was kicking the door,if I kicked the windows they definitely should've broken!! Cause I was kicking hard as hell,and that wasn't a good decision..hindsight is 20/20
If you had broken the door, we could have added destruction of government property to your list of transgressions...posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 18:10
And one more thing, miss, at least your boyfriend had the guts to admit his mistake to the police. You're the one making a spectacle of yourself here. At any rate, your comments here may be used against you if you are to be sent to court for your behavior.posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 18:09
[quote][b]slickmadaintcha706[/b] - @Charlotteladygardner they did neither because they had no reason to..wasn't any alcohol or drug involvement with me..I don't know why they put that line in there like I said that about some weed..cause that's plain lies..smh..if you read it,it looks weird..I say something about the weed first?? But then he admits to him having weed and takes responsibility for it..where is my weed then they claim,I admit to?? Heck,I didn't know he had all that stuff on him either..which is probably why he was being belligerent and aggressive towards me..yea he had the beer but that was his problem not mine!! Accpd is sloopy
Methinks thou dost protesteth too much. Suck it up, lady. Enjoy your day in court and while you're in the county jail, think about what you did. At 33 years of age, I'd think someone from the 1980's era would have a bit more respect for law enforcement.posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 18:00
[quote][b]monkey_of_shame[/b] - Enjoy club fed fat boy. You're going to prison for this garbage. [/quote]
Nothing so far is implicating him in this... yet. Nobody goes to jail... yet.posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 05:08
So, my friends, any doubt now that you have been lied to by your government now?posted @ Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 04:23
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - @RightWingExtremist: How about implementing crazy assed woman contol?
That too.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 19:24
posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 19:15
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - We can all agree on this: If you take good care of your body and your mind, you will minimize your health care expense. It's about the only thing that's reliably within our control. Stay healthy, my friends.
To lib a quote from the most interesting man in the world:
"I don't always stay healthy, but when I do, I don't."posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 18:06
[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - @RightWingExtremist:
My health ins. is a drop in the bucket right now. I'm not complaining about it. Auto insurance went up OVER 2 grand (from $1,350 to $3,400 this past yr. due to the addition of a new teen driver. and that is with good grades, defensive driving, and a $1,000 deductible!!! Ouch...........................
I felt that one over here.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 18:04
[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - @RightWingExtremist:
She might have gone w/ a gold plan which might be higher than what she was paying before. We will never know. It also depends on tobacco surcharges, spousal coverage, etc.
Fair enough.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 17:50
Yup.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 17:45
[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - @RightWingExtremist:
The article didn't say the premiums were HIGHER. The lady stated the premiums were high. What is high to her is anybody's guess. She was complaining about out of pocket weekly costs for therapy.
[quote]A single vendor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, is providing medical care for the plan, which covers public school teachers in the state.
Cline said that the family’s cost for occupational therapy for her 4-year-old daughter has soared to $130 a week under the plan. The deductibles and premiums are high as well, she said.[/quote]
If we do a grammatical critique of the statement in question, you'll notice how Cline uses the adverb "as well" to include premiums and deductibles as things that along with therapy went up under the new plan. As it has been documented, premiums for a majority of healthcare plans, such as group plans and individual plans, had premiums rise with the implementation of Obamacare.
Cline is noting how high these premiums now are as compared to before, meaning if deductive reasoning serves, the premiums and deductibles have risen in a fashion not listed specifically in the article.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 17:35
Actually it does. The SHBP had to meet the Affordable Health Care Act standard. Hence the Gold, Silver & Bronze options mentioned in the article. [/quote]
This is a notice to members of the SHBP:
[quote]Proposed 2014 plan designs and Employee Rates
The health plan design is an effort to streamline and to make the plan simpler and easier to understand.
There are three different plans - gold, silver and bronze
The bronze level plan will have the lowest premiums (and will be lower than currently available)
The silver level plan have slightly lower premiums than currently available
The gold level plan will have 6% higher premiums than those currently in existence
SHBP will no longer cover elective abortions
SHBP will no longer have a wellness plan
SHBP will have a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) each plan member will be able to earn money in their HRA through wellness incentives of up to $450.
-SHBP plan has been designed to comply with the Affordable Care Act
no individual tax mandate
minimal value requirement in in place
School Systems and state employers will comply with ACA rules for employers affordability requirements
As I'm reading this... and the posts--
I fail to understand why the state can't honor the promises it made to the teachers in the first place? Why make these teachers pay higher premiums? This my friends is what happens when government get's too involved in the healthcare insurance market.
My grandmother got real upset with the state when they started meddling with teachers retirement. When the retirees protested the state backed off. I hope these teachers win out.
A deal's a deal.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 17:01
Interestingly enough, we aren't concerned with the fact that Kathleen Sebelius lied to Obama about the website being ready, launched it when it wasn't, and Obama doesn't hold her accountable in the least way.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 16:56
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - they revised the projected warming as being less than the original projection...still warming, but less than...Not cooling.[/quote]
A bit ominous don't you think? Their reports were supposed to be the end all be all proof of global warming, but here they are revising them and revising them.
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - That post does go on to cite a different group that somehow came up with 'Despite record increases in CO2 concentration, there has been no global warming for almost 13 years..' which is total BS. A flat out lie...again observable, measurable, verifiable. [/quote]
Pachauri himself (You know the lead scientist for the IPCC, and railroad engineer) acknowledged that there was no noticeable global warming from 1997 to 2012.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 16:48
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - @RightWingExtremist: it's you. You read your own link wrong.
they revised the projected warming as being less than the original projection...still warming, but less than...Not cooling. That was you.
and, no, they didn't do it 'quietly' as the post pretends.
That post does go on to cite a different group that somehow came up with 'Despite record increases in CO2 concentration, there has been no global warming for almost 13 years..' which is total BS. A flat out lie...again observable, measurable, verifiable. [/quote]
If you weren't paying attention the first time, cyou, the observed temperature (blue line) and projected temperature (red line, orange cone) are drastically different.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 16:38
So, the question here to you is...
When will we go about implementing knife control?posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 16:11
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - why do people deny what they can see with their own eyes?
Staggering. We are screwed.
Observable. Measurable. Repeatable. Verifiable. ...and still denied. [/quote]
So, why did the IPCC take these "Measurable. Repeatable. Verifiable ...and still denied" facts and revise them downward? Is it just me, or is there some monkey business going on around here?posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:59
[quote][b]TeamPlayer[/b] - Arrested for Shooting up schools and Movies during 2011
White - 48%
Black - 49.7%
% of US Population
White - 100%
Black - 0
That's a bit asinine, skewed, wrong... nevermind. This type of misinformation leaves one without words.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:15
Oddly enough, our resident climate change/global warming expert didn't counter my argument, he just copy pasted a Think Progress article about the carbon tax, and tucked tail. I'll let that dodge speak for itself.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:09
No they wouldn't, because that would be stupid. Intelligent people understand that, like the economy, climate is a very complicated system which also has a lot of randomness in it. But only stupid people act like when it doesn't behave exactly as predicted, that means you are wasting your time trying to manage it.
And instead of arguing the guy, you resort to argumentum ad hominem, as well as a cum hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy to boot.
If you would like, you could try to counter my assertion that global warming and cooling are symptoms of sunspot cycles via the Sun. Or will you insult my intelligence, too?posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:03
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - "Damn those EPA regulations." - a rightwinger
And uh, what compels you to politicize this disaster, exactly? You do realize that Richard Nixon established the EPA, right? This is no joking matter.
Anyhow, people are in a bind there, EPA or no EPA, politics or no politics, this is serious.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 14:52
[quote][b]ElevatorLady[/b] - So the real headline here should be "History and Statistics Show That Climate Change is Real." [/quote]
Climate change is real, as a change, not attributable to mankind, but more to solar activity. If people are aware of the Maunder Minimum, you'll know that it was responsible for the Little Ice Age. Coincidentally, the Oort Maximum and Medieval Maximum were responsible for the Medieval Warming period between 1040 and 1250 AD.
Lo and behold, the Sun is once again not spawning a lot of sunspots; it should come as no surprise that we are in the waning midst of the Modern Maximum, which could explain the eerily cold weather this year, in fact we are entering a period of abnormally low sunspot activity not seen since the end of the Dalton Minimum, which superseded the Maunder Minimum.
The Dalton Minimum, Spörer (Gustav Spörer) Minimum and Maunder minimum were cited by E. Walter Maunder (1851–1928, for which the latter Minimum is named after) as coinciding with lower than average European temperatures, meaning that such changes occurred globally.
You'd have to be a weather wimp... or a science wimp to think all of these wild swings in global temperature were and are caused by humans. Remember now, the Earth is cooling in a similar fashion to the way it did after the MWP during the Wolf Minimum.posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 14:09
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