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Postby hobokenbob » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:28 pm

op-ed fail:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/0 ... ken-tubes/

Investor’s Business Daily — which poses as a reputable source of financial information — opines that

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

That would be Stephen Hawking, British professor, who was born in the UK and has lived there for his whole life.


in the original post, it's been corrected, thanks to the wayback machine nothing posted to the internet is ever truly gone.
In fairness, we've been building 'ground zeros' near Iraqi mosques since March 2003.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:16 am

Well, the opposition on this issue isn't exactly a big pile of smart. Unfortunately, they've managed to whip a fair amount of people into a "OMG TEH SOCIALISM" frenzy. The fun part is listening to all the older folks who are likely enjoying the benefits of Medicare complain about the encroachment of a government-run health care system.

Quote from Stephen Hawking, in response to the article:

"“I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.”

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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:42 am

Hey Kauser, how do you feel about the impending health plan?
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Postby hobokenbob » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:14 pm

we massachussens are already living in a socialist nightmare, so we don't even have any malignant skin in the game
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Postby hobokenbob » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:18 pm

oh my god, it's actual reporting!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-k ... o_eut.html

I thought it was dead. and it's from the.. washington post?
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Postby hobokenbob » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:24 pm

here's what I don't get: why doesn't the WH pick up Wendel Potter and "Joe the Plumber-ify" him for the health reform debate? sure it's a cheesy tactic but it works on the masses.

do they really suck this much and message control?

i think it's been said (by kauser) before, but the dems are really awesome at slitting their own throats.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:08 am

hobokenbob wrote:i think it's been said (by kauser) before, but the dems are really awesome at slitting their own throats.


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Postby Kauser » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:20 pm

I think it was Dennis Miller that called it the Evil Party vs the Stupid Party.


As for the impending Health care reform. I've had no problems with my current PPO, but I've noted that MA feels that $598 per month is a fair price for me to pay regardless of how much I make for equivalent coverage to my current plan. It should also be noted that medical/dental/vision/flex with full buy ups costs me around $85 per month. (Compared to most companies in the region, I work for a moderate/small organization)

The MA "Final Solution" really isn't one once you try to use it. It's just thrown out there, and healthcare reform was proclaimed, with no real consideration for how it would all fall together, or apart. Anyone that says anything to the contrary gets the obligatory "Well we solved the healthcare issue, it's not our fault that you aren't taking advantage of it." It's really become a scapegoat for itself.

Case in point for how cumbersome the entity is. A friend of mine was told that he would have to wait 15 months to see an approved surgeon to have the tendons in this shoulder sutured back in place.

Honestly, I don't think letting the state handle anything is advisable. They can't even seem to understand the concept of sending out a an excise tax demand notice dated AFTER the date they send the actual bill. Not to mention so much of the yearly MA budget goes to paying pensions (over 60%) that they are looking at pension reform in this state now. They actually stopped to consider that letting people collect on two pensions at the same time was a bad idea for the state. Well, golly George.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:31 am

There really ought to be a dvd of Jon Stewart's best smackdowns. Betsy McCaughey can now be added to his kill list.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-a ... view-pt--1
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:38 pm

WOO HOO!!

Feb. 2, 2010. The U.S. Tax Court today issued a long-awaited decision in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, ruling that treatment for gender identity disorder (GID) qualifies as medical care under the Internal Revenue Code, and is therefore deductible.

“This decision treats Rhiannon O’Donnabhain the way she deserves to be treated—like any hard-working American taxpayer with medical expenses,” said Karen Loewy, senior staff attorney with Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), which represented Ms. O’Donnabhain.

“From the start, this has been a no-brainer. Every mainstream medical authority from the American Psychiatric Association to the National Institutes of Health recognize the legitimacy of providing medical care for transgender people. Dismissing these medical expenses as illegitimate and not deductible was discrimination, pure and simple.”
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Postby pablo banquo » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:31 am

Nice!
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:43 am

:) Yah, now I just need to get $24,000 together, and I'll be able to take advantage of it... heh.
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Postby SporkAndrew » Fri May 11, 2012 7:49 am

Hey, Janine, did you hear about this?

tl;dr: Singer of my favourite band has come out as having lived with gender dysphoria for too long and is now very publicly transitioning.

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Postby pablo banquo » Sat May 12, 2012 2:54 am

Reminds me about how I only just found out that the Wachowski brothers are now the Wachowski siblings...
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Postby dogmeat » Sat May 12, 2012 12:15 pm

I only recently found about about the lead singer of Life Of Agony, Keith Caputo now living as Mina. Thing is, she's totally cool if people call her Keith. That's punk!

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Sun May 13, 2012 7:42 pm

Yeah Spork, I heard about Gabels, that's pretty awesome. Hope it goes well for him, being even partially in the public eye has to make things a good deal more of a pain in the ass.

Heh. We're everywhere and we're taking over :D
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Postby SporkAndrew » Mon May 14, 2012 8:00 am

Too-Much-Coffee Mistress wrote:Yeah Spork, I heard about Gabels, that's pretty awesome. Hope it goes well for him, being even partially in the public eye has to make things a good deal more of a pain in the ass.

Heh. We're everywhere and we're taking over :D


What's great is from the reaction 99% of people are happy for her and the fans are being really supportive.

I'm glad there's (relatively) high-profile people out there willing to come out as suffering from gender dysphoria. I just hope it encourages people to think that they're not alone and there is something that cam be done, kind of like the "it gets better" campaign.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Fri May 18, 2012 1:31 am

Yeah. The youtube comments on at least one of the videos were kind of mind-blowing in their almost unanimous non-dickishness.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:24 pm

Nostalgia-reading my own thread. :)
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