| Political Talk|| re: We knew it was inevitable: the push for single-payer begins with new bill - carbola on 12/11/13 at 12:08 pm|
[quote]Do you think single-payer type structures are helping or hurting our Western European allies who use them?[/quote]
I asked one of my expat friends in Sweden about their system and this is what he said about it:
[quote]One concrete example my Swedish partner discovered while talking with...
| Political Talk|| Cash for Passports (Malta/EU) - carbola on 12/11/13 at 8:25 am|
As they battle with the consequences of the financial crisis, EU governments are always on the lookout for ways to attract inward investment. One popular idea is to offer residency rights and passport...
| Political Talk|| Create jobs? You are making the US a 3rd world country! - carbola on 12/10/13 at 1:31 pm|
[quote]America has become a RINO: rich in name only. By every measure, we look like a broken banana republic. Not a single U.S. city is included in the world’s top 10 most livable citie...
| Political Talk|| re: Where Does Racism Exist Today? What Are We Supposed to Do About It? - carbola on 11/21/13 at 2:58 am|
So what you will about racism (it exist/doesn't exist whatever) but I have never done a bigger facepalm than when one of my liberal friends said
"It is impossible for a black person to be racist because they don't have any social superiority".
Now, without getting into the whole "social supe...
| Political Talk|| re: Meet Kshama Sawant, A Right-Winger's Worst Nightmare - carbola on 11/15/13 at 10:36 pm|
[quote]using government to organize mass protests[/quote]
:confused: what/how/why? so many questions....like can I be a professional protester?...
| Political Talk|| re: When You Kill 10 Million People And You're Not Called Hitler - carbola on 11/15/13 at 9:27 pm|
I actually wrote a term paper on him back in highschool. Dude was the devil incarnate ...
| Political Talk|| re: Must see documentary - Dirty Wars - carbola on 11/15/13 at 9:24 pm|
Good thread. Would read again...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Threatens To Veto Bipartisan Bill To Fix Cancelled Plans - carbola on 11/15/13 at 6:00 am|
Anything more than a tweet? Not saying Obama wouldn't do this, but this might just be the GOP trying to add fuel to the fire.
Also this doesn't really seem all that real:
ETA: I could be 100% wrong, but have just never seen anyth...
| Political Talk|| re: Prairies vanishing in the US because of green energy (Global warming!) - carbola on 11/13/13 at 9:59 am|
[quote]Ethanol certainly isn't "green". Any scientist or doctor could have told you that. [/quote]
All too true
[quote]A recent study from the Environmental Science and Technology journal rais...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Creepy subliminal messaging from 1960s - carbola on 11/12/13 at 2:33 pm|
[quote]I'm feeling much more patriotic after watching that.[/quote]
I don't but I feel like I should go buy ultra though...
| Political Talk|| re: Want to know what Obamacare will cost you without signing up, look here... - carbola on 11/12/13 at 9:23 am|
When I lived in the US I paid ~$80/month for a $500 deductible 80/20 plan
Yep I can get the privilege of paying $60 more to receive less coverage
| O-T Lounge|| re: Just got kicked out of our hotel - carbola on 11/10/13 at 9:27 am|
[quote]I'm in Kuwait. plenty of desperate beds here.[/quote]
Where are you? I live over in Mahboula...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where should I go on a 6 day vacation? - carbola on 11/6/13 at 12:31 pm|
[quote]Hmmm ever think about Goa in India [/quote]
Don't have time for the Indian Visa process right now, but I do have plans to go here sometime next year most likely. As for the Maldives never really looked into it
But I will be returning to Kuwait. I am actually going to Dubai for the 7...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where should I go on a 6 day vacation? - carbola on 11/6/13 at 12:19 pm|
[quote]London, since you're probably flying through there anyway.[/quote]
Never actually flew through this one. Always DC, Frankfurt or Dubai. But I don't mind changing my flight plans up....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Where should I go on a 6 day vacation? - carbola on 11/6/13 at 12:12 pm|
[quote]Well if its an extended military vacation, I'd go home and see family.[/quote]
I'm visiting them the week before this. Found out my vacation could be extended so I took it. I'm also in the oil field not the military :lol:
I was at bo...
| O-T Lounge|| Where should I go on a 6 day vacation? - carbola on 11/6/13 at 12:08 pm|
I just found out that I'm getting an extra 6 days of vacation from the 9th-14th of December. I can't decide where I should go. I will be in the US but will have to return to Kuwait on the 14th, or at least be at the office on the 15th. So I was trying to find something that could work as a pitstop...
| Political Talk|| re: **UPDATED**Billionaire Joe Liemandt contributes to Sarvis and to McAuliffe!!!!! - carbola on 11/6/13 at 9:19 am|
[quote]It was the Libertarians’ fault! Let’s get one thing straight: A big chunk of Robert Sarvis’ voters aren’t really libertarians, or they don’t fit a definition you and I would offer for that philosophy. As Biased Girl and I have observed, some sub-segment of standard-issue liberals are self-ide...
| Political Talk|| re: Insurance companies are the reason rates are rising not ACA - carbola on 11/5/13 at 5:04 pm|
[quote]The government did not “force” insurance companies to cancel their own substandard policies.The insurance companies chose to do that rather than do what is right and bring the policies up to code.
This would be like saying the government “forces” chemical ...
| Political Talk|| re: Insurance companies are the reason rates are rising not ACA - carbola on 11/5/13 at 4:39 pm|
[quote]The article isn't about ACA,it's about the scammers who raise prices. Learn to comprehend what you read. Jesus. It's embarrassing to read some of these posts. [/quote]
Umm it's saying that she was being scammed by BCBS because her planned was cancled by ACA.
In what way was she being sc...
| Political Talk|| re: Insurance companies are the reason rates are rising not ACA - carbola on 11/5/13 at 4:37 pm|
If CBS had been doing their job and acting as reporters and not right wing spokespeople,
The apocalypse has begun.[/quote]
:lol: I actually missed that. That's a good gem...
| Political Talk|| Insurance companies are the reason rates are rising not ACA - carbola on 11/5/13 at 4:03 pm|
Per my liberal friend on FB :lol::
[quote]By now you’ve probably heard horror stories about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, has forced so many people to lose their i...
| Political Talk|| re: Mary Landrieu, this shite is her fault. - carbola on 11/5/13 at 1:30 pm|
[quote]BLUE = Two Democratic yeas
PURPLE = One Democratic yea, one Republican nay
ORANGE = One Republican nay, one Republican not voting
RED = Two Republican nays[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Gallup: Obama approval at 39% - carbola on 11/5/13 at 1:18 pm|
[quote]First time he has hit the 30's[/quote]
Lies! Look at your link in October of 2011 :thup: ...
| Political Talk|| re: Welcome back JoshuaChamberlain - carbola on 11/5/13 at 12:16 pm|
Do we still have that "obama's done" gif? ...
| Political Talk|| re: Jay Carney Mocks Reporter - carbola on 11/5/13 at 11:58 am|
[quote]John I think everyone else here understands what I'm saying[/quote]
I don't. So am I enrolled or not over the phone?...
| Political Talk|| re: Cali Required Ins. Companies Cancel Plans To Participate In States Obamacare - carbola on 11/5/13 at 10:25 am|
[quote]“In order to participate in Covered California as a qualified health plan, the contract required us to cancel non-ACA-compliant plans on December 31,” said Steve Shivinsky, a Blue Shield spokesman. “Blue Shield supports this policy because it assures a large and balanced risk pool of individu...
| Political Talk|| re: Did A Premier Republican Think Tank brainchild ObamaCare? - carbola on 11/4/13 at 1:22 pm|
[quote]What the hell are you taking about?[/quote]
It's pretty simple...he is saying Republican != Conservative. That because a conservative think tank came up with idea does not mean it is a republican idea. You are auto lumping republican and conservatives together....
| Political Talk|| re: Obozo's lies are an "overblown conspiracy", he just "misspoke"- NYT - carbola on 11/4/13 at 9:38 am|
Brand New Progressive Obama talking Points just in!
Obama OVERPROMISED when he said you can keep your health insurance.
He misspoke, overpromised [/quote]
[quote]"First of all, they tried to do too much on this website, you could just have the ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The Official Dragonball Discussion....ITS HERE!!!...Pg 137 - carbola on 11/3/13 at 1:25 pm|
I'm sure this has been posted in the past 150 pages, but I feel like I should post it anyway
| More Sports Board|| re: OFFICIAL Gamethread #7 Tha U (14) @ #1 FSU (41) |FINAL| - carbola on 11/2/13 at 9:51 pm|
Is anybody else not seeing/hearing this Robert guy? Every time they go to him nothing happens and then the announcers start talking about something random....