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Lee seems to have considered the deductible and out-of-pocket expenses based on the last sentence in the 3rd paragraph of his letter:

"I selected a plan with better benefits than my current policy, with a premium that is 35 percent less."

@Famer GA

According to Lee's letter, the insurance companies were competing for his business. Sounds like good old capitalism to me. Did you read the same letter?

posted @ Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:38

[quote][b]RightWingExtremist[/b] -
Obama in his first term. Is that what you meant by "an earlier president?"
Nice try. Obama is still in his first term, which doesn't end until January 2013. So GetOffThis clearly meant a president earlier than Obama.

posted @ Friday, December 14, 2012 - 12:15

I was hoping to embed the graph at:

posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:37

[quote][b]Follow the Money[/b] - Look at productivity compared to wages in the last 30 years and tell us all again how unions aren't needed. All while the wages for the tip top sky rocket. The fat cats stole the workers productivity, year after year, and now they've got an army of mouthpieces convincing the underpaid workers to fight unions also - Brilliant!
Nice graphic from illustrating this point.

posted @ Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:19

[quote][b]RightWingExtremist[/b] -
Where did he accuse him of thievery?[/quote]
Mr. Nash, one of the disadvantages of quote mining, a dishonest practice in and of itself, as you did to my comment directed to State of Mine, is that you lose track of the context of the comment. On Wed., Dec 05 @ 3:13:33 pm, State of Mine said, "So now there never was an Athens, Greece? Can't afford to fly you there either but maybe you can team up with farmer. It seems he knows how to steal to make things happen." I included that quote in my comment, but you chose to ignore his comment to criticize mine. Do you accept that State of Mine called a thief?

[quote]State was trying to illustrate a point. If we can all knock Paul Broun for his viewpoints, and launch distasteful things at him, perhaps it is only fair that the tables were turned. If you can call him names, you are also fair game.[/quote]

Calling Mark Farmer a thief is a lie. Glad to know that you approve of lying to make a point. Paul Broun made profoundly unscientific statements. Scientists called him on it. He also lied about the motives of scientists for teaching science. Neither of these actions constitutes calling him names. Again, glad to know that you think pointing out the truth deserves to be met with lies.

People libel people here all the time! So what? It may not be cool, but it shouldn't be allowed to be so one sided.[/quote]

State of Mine professes to be a Christian. Libeling someone seems to not be very Christian.
And you seem to be saying that calling Rep. Broun's views antiscientific is libeling him. A true statement is not libel.

You don't know him, yet you formulate this faux image of him all based off of his postings. So I am left with my initial question.
Who are you to gauge the worth of a man?
How is it a faux image? State of Mine, whoever he is in real life, posts lies, he is evasive and he is anti-science. If the real person behind the avatar does not behave in such manner in face-to-face encounters with people, why does he or she feel it is okay to behave in such manner when anonymous. As Mark Farmer has pointed out before, he uses his real name, as do I and swhitney.

posted @ Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 15:02

[quote][b]RightWingExtremist[/b] -
What allows you to judge the worth of a man?
State of Mine called Mark Farmer a thief. I know Mark, I co-teach a course with him. He is an exemplary human being and as far from a thief as could be. So State of Mine libeled him. I don't personally know State of Mine, but his postings here show him to be a lying, evasive, anti-science person.

posted @ Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 07:15

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] -
So now there never was an Athens, Greece? Can't afford to fly you there either but maybe you can team up with farmer. It seems he knows how to steal to make things happen.[/quote]
You call yourself a Christian? You just libeled a better man than you will ever be.
Just all those flood myth accounts across the world; of course thats about as true as those terrible lizard stories from old, huh?

posted @ Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 22:58

[quote][b]grove600[/b] -
Yet here we are with the most massive debt we've ever had, and still thinking that there is some magical "someone else" that'll pick up the tab. It just ain't so. [/quote]

In absolute dollars it is the largest debt we've had, but as a percentage of the GDP, the debt at the end of WWII is the largest debt we've had.

posted @ Friday, November 30, 2012 - 16:01

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - C'mon now folks. Our President, his EPA and his Energy Department are doing all they can to fill our fuel tanks with wind and solar energy. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
You did read the actual article didn't you? Crude oil is traded on the world market. The price of crude oil accounts for about 65% of the cost of gasoline. China and India are buying more crude oil and the price has been driven up. That would be the free market at work. OPEC manipulates the price of crude by varying its production as well. Refinery capacity accounts for about 15% of the cost of gasoline. As you might recall, the refineries in NJ took a big hit from Sandy. Both of these factors responsible for 80% of the price of gasoline are beyond the control of President Obama, the EPA and the Energy Department.

posted @ Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 00:25

[quote][b]friendlyfire[/b] - @mpd0.59: Congress needs to relinquish its control of the Postal Service so it can be operated as a business, not as a political whim.
It was never intended to be a business.

posted @ Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 00:05

[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - @rlynde:

You're what's wrong with America.

What exactly did I state that makes me what's wrong with America? Do you deny that the U.S. Constitution has no reference to Jehohovah or Jesus?

posted @ Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 13:12


posted @ Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 13:11

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] -
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
George Washington
Dedication to our RELIGIOUS FOUNDING FATHERS on this week of THANKSGIVING.
Praises to the MOST HIGH!!!
This is not from the U.S. Constitution. I would also note that Jesus' name is not invoked.

posted @ Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 13:05

[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - @rlynde:

Your comments show exactly what the problem is in America. This country was founded on Judeo Christian beliefs, not atheists, or pagan religions. Folks who have a problem with it need to move to another country.
Even Lazarus Laughs Last is smart enough to know they are simply mocking the Christians.

The country was founded on Enlightenment philosophy. Can you point to one reference to Jehohovah or Jesus in the U.S. Constitution? If people want to put up scenes of baby Jesus at Christmas, let them do it on private land. What’s the insistence on using public parks for such displays, if not to deliberately breach the U.S.’s wall between church and state?

posted @ Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 07:12

[quote][b]McCarthy[/b] - Atheist need to understand nobody likes angry, nasty people. Live and let live. Angry, nasty people need not reply.

Oh, atheists already understand this quite well. Your comment shows exactly what the problem is. Some atheists stand up for their rights and you brand them as angry, nasty people. I guess you missed the part reporting that the secular booths were vandalized. Who exactly are the angry, nasty people?
And really, comparing the city to Pontius Pilate? Whose execution did Santa Monica wash its hands of? Nothing but hyperbole because the city didn't roll over.

posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 18:42

[quote][b]fishin4u[/b] - I would tell all the atheist and agnostics to go to hill, but they do not believe in that either. To the Ath & Ags, you should hope you are right as the big judgement day will come........
FISH.......... [/quote]
Any clue as to when said "big judgement day will come?" Or has it already come?
And should we go with the 7th Day Adventists, the JWs, or the Mormons? Or how about Islam. Muslims believe in the 2nd Coming of Christ too. So I guess you should hope you are right too, because otherwise you end up Muslim.

posted @ Monday, November 19, 2012 - 20:32

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b]

What was Darwin's relationship with the Church like?
Certainly different than you think.

From the Darwin Project website (
"Darwin’s activities in the parish extended to the management of charities, the care of church property, and the overseeing of clerical conduct. Letters exchanged with the Anglican vicar John Brodie Innes, the resident clergyman of Down for many years, and later the absentee incumbent still responsible for clerical appointments in the village, provide a fascinating picture of Darwin’s support for the church as a social institution."

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 18:24

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] -
Yes. I was refering to the existence that we're all apart of. I find you an unfit specimen. Why is what you're saying ok and what I'm saying wrong? And don't tout me about the statement not being Christian remember you're the one trying to talking me out of it.
Really. You are saying I shouldn't exist, as in I should be killed, is that not what you meant. Because it sure seems that way to me. I never said Rep. Broun should be killed, merely removed from a House committee. If you don't see the difference, then you are pretty hopeless.
And I am not trying to talk you out of being a Christian. I get along just fine with Dr. Farmer and swhitney, who are Christians. I am pointing out that you are telling lies about science. I don't find you a particularly good representative of Christianity, though.

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 18:20

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] -

Did they whisper to you and tell you how old they were?[/quote]
Nice snarky comment. You claim to see the evidence all around you, and that we are the blind ones. Yet you deny that the rocks and stars and isotopes, which are all around us, are not evidence. Nice double standard.
And you know very well how scientists make observations on the rocks and stars and isotopes to arrive at the conclusion of an old earth and older universe. So you are lying when you imply that the rocks and stars and isotopes whispered to us.

Was there a Flood?[/quote]

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 10:26

[quote][b]melmarino[/b] - @rlynde: Quick question: Why are you so transparent with your monikers?
Why wouldn't I use my name?

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 07:37

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] -
Further evolved?
Nope, just using his brain. You should use yours too.

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 06:11

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] -
More like it has to take long a time or their theory is shot. They'll continuely move the date further back just as they have done before to justify their beleif /ranks/.
Liar. The current determination of 4.54 billion years as the age of the earth is essentially the same as that of 4.56 billion years determined in 1956 by C. C. Patterson of CalTech.

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 06:08

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] -
You might also want a creator, you know to create.
So did your creator have a creator?

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 05:53

[quote][b]STATE OF MINE[/b] - @rlynde: You seem very defensive on matters that are considered fact.
Nope, just making other readers aware of the facts about radiometric dating.
But you, now you are projecting big time. You are the one on the defensive. It is you who believes that the earth (and the universe) are only a few thousand years old based on faith, and you are entitled to that belief based on nothing but faith.
But science has determined that the earth is 4.54 billion years old (and the universe 13.7 billion years old) based on basic principles of physics, the same basic physics that allows our GPS systems to work. It's one part of the entire scientific enterprise developed over the last 400 years. And the scientific enterprise works. Human life has improved qualitatively and quantitatively because of it. And as Dr. Farmer has pointed out, it is important that humans know that we are part of an immensely old earth.
So you creationists are jealous and fearful of the success of science. You complain that your world view is scientific too. You form pseudo-scientific groups like the Institute for Creation Research. You try to get your creationism taught in science class rooms. But the courts have determined that creationism isn't scientific.
So then you resort to name calling and lying. You say scientists are priests, science is a religion, science is based on faith, scientists tell lies straight from the pit of Hell. The situation is so like election night when Fox News called Ohio for President Obama, and Karl Rove disputed that based on his math. Megyn Kelly asked Mr. Rove, "Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?"

posted @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 05:47

[quote][b]RightWingExtremist[/b] -
Applying today's mores on yesterday's people. Dense, like I said.
You're the one who brought up the intent of our forefathers to show how childish those of us who wrote in Charles Darwin were. You clearly implied that what our forefathers thought should apply to today. So who exactly is applying out of date mores here.
I merely pointed out that their rules applied to white, property-owning men. Of course that was the mores of the time, but that does not make what they did right. Fortunately they did have enough wisdom to recognize that mores may change and wrote an amendable constitution.
The fact is our forefathers discriminated against women, slaves and Indians. Your responses have been so much movement of goal posts. I say they discriminated and give examples. You move the goal posts. You reply, well of course they did, but that was the mores of the times. I made clear that I admired and appreciated much of what they did, but that doesn't mean I have to excuse their discrimination.
So despite the elegant words of Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence and his noble sentiments, he did not practice what he preached. That doesn't mean he wasn't a good person, or a great president, but it does mean that we have to accept that some of the things he did wouldn't be acceptable today.

posted @ Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 18:09

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