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re: Pelosi's sources call Hamas a "Humanitarian Organization". - memphis tiger
[quote]When will we learn that these people are completely out of touch with reality?[/quote] considering that most Americans are just as out of touch with reality, probably never....


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re: Which city in the US feels the most like a foreign country? - memphis tiger
Azusa, CA (and a few other Los Angeles suburbs). English is not the first or second language....


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re: DC ban on public carry of handguns struck down in Palmer v DC - memphis tiger
[quote]cant wait for the first gun toting idiot to get blasted by secret service[/quote] So you are OK with a law abiding citizen to be murdered simply because you don't like his or her politics. How typically 'progressive". ...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
Who knows, it's really impossible to say. I suspect it would look a lot different than the system does now. I suspect the artificial price increase we have seen over the last 20-30 years never would have hapened and things would be cheaper and more efficient ...or.... We'd al...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]The reason I'm not convinced that in your ideal scenario (employer-based coverage being illegal and therefore monopsony pricing power being gone) premiums would be necessarily lower is because the ability to negotiate with one middle-man is a cost-saver in terms of providing the service (cove...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
Ha!!! That is confusing. I obviously (at least to me) meant to say choice A. I'll edit just for you....


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]You have always had that option. Go for it.[/quote] Under the current system, that really isn't a good option, which was the whole point of thie thread....


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]But the minute one starts to "shop themself," that "best cost" isn't available to them anymore. The insurer has absolutely no reason to negotiate with an individual [/quote] They have no reason to negotiate with an individual until one company starts doing it and other start to lose money ...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]What? It's a good deal for both.[/quote] Yes it is a great deal when insurance companies and employers can negotiate [b]YOUR[/b] health care coverage without your consent or input. And it is even better when, damn near everytime they do re-negotiate [b]YOUR[/b] benfits without your cons...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]Simply put, a large employer is in a much better position than a single purchaser to demand and receive a good deal.[/quote] A good deal for who?? The large employer or the actual policy holder. (If you don't know, it is choice A)...


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re: LSU vs. Alabama 1993 - memphis tiger
[quote]bigger than the 1997 Florida upset?[/quote] Way bigger, and it's not even close. In 97, there was an air of optimism around the team and DiNardo, we beleived we could beat florida. Hell, I remember a lot of the "experts" even picking us to upset the Gators. In '93 nobody, not even s...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]That's all you got? Seriously?[/quote] OK, tell my what's wrong with that statement and tell me why buting health insurance should be any different than buying car insurance. Now, I understand that the way things are (largely due to government intrusion) buying health insurance is curre...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]Do you really think the average person is capable of negotiating the best pricing possible for insurance policies?[/quote] We do it for car insurance. And there is absolutely zero reasons for it to be more complicated than that....


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re: Watching "platoon" for the first time tonight - memphis tiger
[quote]The Deer Hunter. [/quote] I know the Vietnam war is central to the plot and they were POWs, but I've never considered this a "war movie". ...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
It's simple free market economics. Right now, people (customers/policy holders) really have no choice in insurance. They get what their employers offer and pay what they are told to pay. People have zero negotiating power when it comes to employer provided insurance. And with federal mandates ...


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O-T Lounge
re: Why would anyone voluntarily live in Kansas? - memphis tiger
[quote]Driving through it right now it has got to be the most depressing place on earth.[/quote] I'll admit I've never drive through Kansas, but there is no way it's worsen than driving across the barren wasteland of New Mexico....


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]I have read that 5 times. Still don't get it.[/quote] What don't you get. It's among the simplest economic concepts to grasp....


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]The main argument against employer offered insurance is that it would force the free market to take over. Once competition for insurance kicked in prices would naturally lower and more pressure would be put on lowering health costs.[/quote] Someone gets it....


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re: Favorite song sang in a language that is not English? Ok CP bring your funnyjoke - memphis tiger
Die Eier Von Satan...


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re: It should be illegal for health insurance to be connected to employment - memphis tiger
[quote]government must fix it.[/quote] Good luck with that. Has governemnt ever fixed anything? That, said, I agree that employer provided insurance is not a good thing. I believe that if it was not an employment benefit and consumers had to buy it directly, costs would decrease dramat...


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re: Everybody Loves Raymond - memphis tiger
[quote]I'm sure you guys are perfect and your wives are perfect.[/quote] My wife will occasionally check out TD so, yes, you're damn right she's perfect. That bitch on ELR, however, is so insufferable, I could never stand more than 5 minutes of the show. Biggest sit-com bitch ever. to th...


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re: Everybody Loves Raymond - memphis tiger
[quote]It seems like every scene is spot on.[/quote] Then your wife is a fu**ing bitch and your best bet is to get divorced immediatley....


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Tiger Rant
re: LSU & College Football Playoffs Success - memphis tiger
[quote]There's no SEC team that's going to make this playoff without winning the SEC title[/quote] I disagree. I am very confident that if Bama finishes with 1 loss, either in the SECCG or the the winner of the SECW, they make the playoff every time. I do not think the same hlds true for othe...


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re: Best Tool Song: Besides lateralus - memphis tiger
Hard to pick 1, but my top 5: Prion Sex Pu shite (especially the version on Salival) Third Eye The Patient Jimmy...


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Tiger Rant
re: Top rusher and top receiver vs Wisconsin - memphis tiger
[quote]Trey Quinn 8 receptions 95 yards [/quote] Please. I know he's already the fan favorite because he's white but at best he will be the 4th option at WR this year. At best. My prediction is that he will not get a single catch vs Wisc. As for the OP question: Magee 15 for 85 ( we will...


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O-T Lounge
re: Walked home from a mexican restaurant tonight - memphis tiger
Man, I seriously hope you have midget baby. Hillarity will ensue...


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SEC Rant
re: I'm looking at Ole Miss' schedule and I think they win 10 with their eyes closed - memphis tiger
Well you know what colenol Reb? You better do it this year, because this is your last decent shot for a while. LSU and Bama are both in a relative rebuliding year, so if you don't get us both this year, you never will....


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Political Talk
re: What would you change first in our country as POTUS? - memphis tiger
[quote]Phase out all welfare, and give every low income person a 3200/month basic income.[/quote] Why in the world would you give "low income" people $38,400 a year? What defines low income? What's to stop these low income people from quitting any productive activities and just live off of ...


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re: What would you change first in our country as POTUS? - memphis tiger
[quote]My first program would be to try to get more companies to put Americans to work rather than outsourcing to other countries. Try to get industry increased and improved[/quote] My first item of business would be reforming the tax code. if we could do that, it would be so much easier to ge...


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re: J.J. Watt responds to criticism from teammates about his work/life balance - memphis tiger
[quote]I don't understand why every time any athlete is a physical freak it is automatically assumed by so many he's on roids.[/quote] Because just about everytime an athlete is a physical freak, they are on some kind of PED. ...


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