| Political Talk|| MSNBC’s Touré: Mary Landrieu’s ACA Defection Due To Gerrymandering - 90proofprofessional on 11/14/13 at 9:41 pm|
[link=(http://m.nationalreview.com/corner/363991/msnbcs-tour-mary-landrieus-defection-due-gerrymandering-andrew-johnson)]LINK w video of talk of gerrymandered senate seats[/link]
[quote]He explained on The Cycle that vulnerable Democrats such as Landrieu, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and Mark Pryor...
| Political Talk|| WA insurance commissioner: no uncanceling policies in WA - 90proofprofessional on 11/14/13 at 3:05 pm|
[quote] Nov 14, 2013
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Just hours after President Obama announced changes to his health care law to give insurance companies the option to k...
| Political Talk|| good explanation of one way we make healthcare much more expensive - 90proofprofessional on 11/1/13 at 10:41 am|
This came from [link=(http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/03/here-in-one-graphic-is-whats-wrong-with-american-healthcare/)]this guy[/link]. I think this is a decent explanation at one of the largest problems we h...
| Political Talk|| Valerie Jarrett unironically makes outlandish Obamacare claim, not one hour ago - 90proofprofessional on 10/28/13 at 8:05 pm|
[quote]Valerie JarrettVerified account
?@vj44 FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans. [/quote]
[link=(https://twitter.com/vj44/status/394978744227475456)]LINK[/link] :wha: ...
| Political Talk|| why Nurse Practitioners should be allowed greater authority to practice - 90proofprofessional on 10/18/13 at 9:33 am|
Good read: [link=(http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/the-dubious-case-for-professional-licensing/?_r=1&)]The Dubious Case for Professional Licensing[/link]
[quote]Organized medicine invariably opposes wider scopes of practice and independent practice of nonphysician health professionals, ...
| Political Talk|| good read on why stuff like $15/hr wage protests are actually a great thing - 90proofprofessional on 10/16/13 at 10:14 am|
[quote]It's called "alt-labor," and it has some union critics up in arms. In theory I ought to be joining them -- I'm the author of a long National Review story saying we should rep...
| Political Talk|| PT poll: what do you want us to do w/ the debt ceiling? - 90proofprofessional on 10/16/13 at 9:33 am|
I see 3 choices:
1. Get rid of it for good- no more ceiling at all.
2. Raise it to some higher number.
3. Not raise it- balance the budget immediately.
If your answer is 2, I'll request a rough number and an explanation. If you'd like to see us take some option I haven't considered, pls say ...
| Political Talk|| Would like opinions on this: land-value tax views, Marx vs Friedman - 90proofprofessional on 10/10/13 at 8:54 pm|
Agree with both, neither, or some of each? Which parts, & why?
| Political Talk|| Lockheed plans to furlough 3000 next week- anyone care? - 90proofprofessional on 10/5/13 at 12:44 pm|
| Political Talk|| WaPo: Neo-confederacy has achieved what old Confederacy could not - 90proofprofessional on 10/5/13 at 9:10 am|
[quote]The New Confederacy, as churlish toward President Obama as the Old Confederacy was to Lincoln, has accomplished what its predecessor could not: It has shut down the federal government, and without even firing a weapon or taking 620,000 lives, as did the Old Confederacy’s instigated Civil War....
| Political Talk|| Update: 12 LA customers have enrolled via Healthcare.gov - 90proofprofessional on 10/4/13 at 9:14 am|
| Political Talk|| Updated polling: 36% blame R's, 33% blame Obama/D's, 25% blame all - 90proofprofessional on 10/3/13 at 7:45 am|
Edit for update from [link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/05/government-shutdown-blame-poll_n_4045780.html)]HuffPo/YouGov[/link]:
CBS poll: ...
| Political Talk|| WWII Memorial vast majority was paid for by private contributions - 90proofprofessional on 10/2/13 at 10:04 am|
and its maintenance is funded privately completely by its trust fund. It is an open-air, unmanned monument 24/7, 365.
Why was it closed?
[quote]The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more th...
| Political Talk|| Center for American Progress rates Louisiana worst state - 90proofprofessional on 9/25/13 at 1:46 pm|
[quote]Women in the United States earn an average of 77 cents for every dollar that men make, face many barriers to reproductive health care and are significa...
| Political Talk|| These guys are definitely rooting for a minimum wage increase - 90proofprofessional on 9/20/13 at 9:45 am|
[quote]Fast food doesn’t have to have a negative connotation anymore. With our technology, a restaurant can offer gourmet quality bur...
| Political Talk|| McCain's "Pravda" Op-Ed isn't for the real Pravda - 90proofprofessional on 9/18/13 at 7:09 pm|
Not today's news- hadn't seen it and pretty sure it hasn't made the rounds here.
[link=(http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/15/pravda-vs-pravda-which-one-is-mccain-writing-for/)]Get a load of this silliness[/link]
[quote]McCain, a vocal proponent of increased U.S. intervention in Syria...
| Political Talk|| House GOP to propose 1-yr debt ceiling extension in exchange for some goodies - 90proofprofessional on 9/18/13 at 9:33 am|
[quote]House Republicans will propose increasing the debt limit for one year, while delaying Obamacare for the same amount of time.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) unveiled the plan during a presentation in a closed-door meeting of House Republicans Wednesday morning. The debt ceiling leg...
| Political Talk|| Putin's OpEd in NYT - 90proofprofessional on 9/11/13 at 8:19 pm|
[quote]MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.
Relations between us have passed through differe...
| Political Talk|| Wal-Mart mocks feeble, mostly-staged "OUR Wal-Mart" protests - 90proofprofessional on 9/8/13 at 2:44 pm|
[quote]“Once again, it looks like the UFCW threw a party and nobody showed up. Despite promises of ‘thousands of workers’ protesting this week, the union failed to deliver more than a smattering of paid protesters at their 15 orchestrated events. At most, 50 of the participants actually work for Wal...
| Political Talk|| Tone amongst House Dems "more positive than expected" as Pelosi makes Syria case - 90proofprofessional on 9/2/13 at 7:22 pm|
[quote]Washington (CNN) - Making a case for military action in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry and other top administration officials told House Democrats in a phone call M...
| Political Talk|| Jindal op-ed on "The End of Race" - 90proofprofessional on 8/25/13 at 9:48 am|
[quote]In 2003, I decided to run for governor of Louisiana, a state where David Duke got 44 percent of the statewide vote in 1990. The pundits said I was insane to even try. Friends worried about my mental st...
| Political Talk|| What an embarrassment CATS is- now facing federal investigation! - 90proofprofessional on 8/21/13 at 11:00 am|
So recently we've had board members hooking themselves up with CATS funds, missing fares possibly amounting in the 6-figure range, blatantly shady contract-steering, and now this:
[quote]the federal agency, in conducting its customary, triennial audit of CATS, has raised troubling questions about...
| Political Talk|| If free healthcare isn't a "right," is being secure in ones possessions? - 90proofprofessional on 8/17/13 at 1:23 pm|
Specifically, is one entitled to any degree of security that they can't/won't provide for themself?...
| Political Talk|| Perspective on inequality debate- what does this info say to you? - 90proofprofessional on 8/15/13 at 11:05 am|
I want to hear what point this graphic makes to you. Look at it for a bit, and let me know what if anything strikes you as particularly interesting, surprising, or enlightening.
What you are seeing is inequality across countries. For example, the green and orange lines above "10" compare the 50th...
| Political Talk|| Who's the next group to seek/get Obamacare waivers/delays? - 90proofprofessional on 8/14/13 at 11:19 am|
Could be teachers.
[quote]Hit by years of budget cuts, some U.S. public school boards are looking to avoid providing health benefits to substitute teachers and supporting staff under President Barack Obama's reform law, education officials say...
School boards, already struggling to manage after...
| Political Talk|| MSNBC makes embarrassing error - 90proofprofessional on 8/14/13 at 11:07 am|
therefore all lefties are anti-science idiots whose views can be rejected out of hand, AMIRITE GUIZE?
[quote]MSNBC map puts every city in the wrong spot[/quote]
[link=(http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/msnbc-map-cities-syracuse-buffalo.html?mid=twitter_nymag)]on Bashir's show while anno...
| Political Talk|| insurance company cancels man with cancer's coverage due to $0.26 - 90proofprofessional on 8/13/13 at 1:12 pm|
the guy's premium was $518.26, and his last premium payment weeks before (which they cashed while not alerting him of any problem) was for $518.
[quote]With Sergio scheduled to undergo a $500,000 life-saving bone marrow transplant in mid-August, Mara knew it was critical to apply for COBRA coverag...
| Political Talk|| Tesla guy floats new transportation idea- "Hyperloop" - 90proofprofessional on 8/12/13 at 4:01 pm|
i could get onboard with this probably before widespread high-speed rail, if the cost he's touting turns out anywhere near legit. 1/10th the price of HSR and privately-funded/built, using space already set aside between Interstate lanes? i hope musk or someone else takes the lead and develops it, an...
| Political Talk|| The Nation criticizes Walmart, receives facial - 90proofprofessional on 8/7/13 at 1:56 pm|
[quote]The Nation recently posted an open letter to company CEO Mike Duke and the Walmart board of directors demanding that Walmart start paying its workers a minimum wage $12 an hour.. So on Wednesday morning, Steven Restivo, a senior director of communications at Walmart, sent out a sn...
| Political Talk|| Landrieu trying to hook us up with some pork - 90proofprofessional on 8/2/13 at 4:26 pm|
in the Homeland Security spending bill.
[quote]A major battle is unfolding in Congress over the troubled National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The fight pits homeowners in flood-risk areas like the Mississippi Delta and the Jersey Shore against insurance companies and fiscal conservatives who...