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re: Live comfortably on $55,000 per year? - Flame Salamander
Fifty Thou a year... buys a lot of beer! Your futures so bright you gotta wear shades!...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
how can you say that it is clear from the laws of supply and demand that premiums will decrease? There are a lot of single payer type systems in industrialized countries around the rest of the world that would belie the conclusions you have reached. Survey after survey has shown that the ove...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
[quote]The simple physics of economics dictates that as more people get "in" the cost will go down. oh for christ's sake here's a "college econ" question- what happens to the demand curve for health services when more people receive health benefits? what happens to the price level of the service i...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
[quote]Here is an article from today's Politico that pretty much cements my comments. Those comments run counter to very recent comments made by many of the same parties. Again, the proof will be in consumer pocketbooks and in the voting booth. As the employer mandate hits, rumor has it that pric...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
Here is an article from today's Politico that pretty much cements my comments. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/health-insurers-obamacare-105676.html [i]Health insurers got their first taste of Obamacare this year. And they want seconds. Insurers saw disaster in the fall when Obamacar...


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re: (7-5) Cardinals 4 - (10-2) Brewers 0 - Flame Salamander
Chief Justice goes Yard. 4 - 0!!!...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
[quote]quote:time scale need "economy of scale" there too?[/quote] That's what you come back with? Scale One word Two meanings ...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
[quote]quote:Healthcare is a commodity...just like any other widget. As the economy of scale increases the costs per unit decrease. Well well, this Autumn likely has quite a surprise awaiting your cost decrease thesis.[/quote] Why have you limited the time scale to essentially one quarter. It so...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
[quote]quote:As the economy of scale increases the costs per unit decrease. "economies of scale" is not how risk pools work. at all. [/quote] Of course risk pools take economy of scale into consideration. Edit...this is the same model that HMO's use...you surely aren't saying that the ent...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
[quote]quote:So you are of the opinion that the fundamental laws of Supply and Demand aren't valid? What are you babbling about. This has nothing to do with supply and demand. quote: As the pool gets bigger and more healthy people are brought into it the costs will subsideNo they will not. Healthca...


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
[quote]This is good news! As more people sign up the premiums will continue to shrink. It will not be good news when they actually use real numbers and not guesstiments. The CBO is basing their projection on what the numbers will be based on the numbers they have. The real numbers have not even bee...


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re: DEA raids home gardener after buying 16 oz of fertilizer at garden store - Flame Salamander
This is not an example of big government overreach...it is an example of the Police mentality run amok. The outrage should be the same whether the offender is the Feds or your local donut hunters....


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re: CBO: Obamacare will have lower premiums, insure more, and cost government less - Flame Salamander
This is good news! As more people sign up the premiums will continue to shrink. The US already spends way, way more per capita on health (with poor results) than anywhere else in the world. This will level the playing field and become a first step in bringing us up to the level of healthcare ...


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re: Louisiana bill would name Bible as official state book - Flame Salamander
[quote]I hope you guys have read my previous entries about this being a good idea on the federal level. I hope you know the first Europeans came here due to religious problems back home? Do you know why those that came after them fought for freedom from England? Are you aware of the original intent ...


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re: Hadron Collider finds new form of matter - Flame Salamander
The current states of matter are: solid, liquid, gases and plasma. This means there is a new state that doesn't adhere (obey) the general rules/properties of one of the above states. Edit...[link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_matter)]States of Matter - Wiki[/link]...


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re: Gas Prices - Flame Salamander
[quote]quote:Then how come it can be less than $1/gallon in places like Mexico and Venezuela that have nationalized oil companies? subsidies. [/quote] Yes, but even the most conservative estimates on the price of gas after nationalization here in the US predict a 50% drop at the pump from what ...


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re: Gas Prices - Flame Salamander
[quote]Considering the amount of work that goes into drilling for oil, shipping that oil, refining it, and then shipping that product to gas station a quarter of a mile from my house, 3 bucks a gallon seems like a steal. [/quote] Then how come it can be less than $1/gallon in places like Mexico a...


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re: Have Baby-Boomers 'Double-Dipped?' - Flame Salamander
[quote]Screw means testing. So if I save my money basically I'd get that much less money from SS? Well frick that, I would spend everything I can now.[/quote] Did you even read the Link I provided? The only place that means testing was brought up was in one of the comments at the bottom....


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re: Have Baby-Boomers 'Double-Dipped?' - Flame Salamander
[quote]quote:There is no SS crisis. This is just a political scare tactic. All that has to happen is to up the contribution rate a bit and spread out over 30 years that shortcoming is compensated for...voila! [/quote] [link=(http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/01/retirement/saving-social-security.mon...


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re: Would Obama let Iranian terrorist enter the country? - Flame Salamander
Ever hear of the Stern Group?...


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re: Have Baby-Boomers 'Double-Dipped?' - Flame Salamander
[quote]I feel for young people today who will most likely not get the benefits of Social Security. And I am developing a thought on how the retires of today have gotten their cake and ate it too. Most retires tell you that they have 'paid for social security.' Maybe so, but their generation (thro...


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re: 8 Disgusting Things People Eat Around the World - Flame Salamander
Spotted Dick, anyone? It's not actually gross...just the name is a turnoff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_dick ...


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re: Scarborough reporting Rashard Robinson may be inelligible - Flame Salamander
Why isn't the players union standing up for him?...


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re: Some Denver Panhandlers Net Between $35,000 - $100,000/Year Tax Free - Flame Salamander
I heard that everyone wins in Vegas too! It is just an urban legend that panhandlers make this much money. If you really could make that much money wouldn't everybody be doing it?...


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re: What was the first porno you saw? - Flame Salamander
It was back in the early '70's. They were 8 mm "Stag" films (no sound) that a guy borrowed from his dad (who kept them for the American Legion) and showed them on the wall of a mechanics shop after hours. I remember a greyhound and a woman...full penetration. Then there were two girls with an...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Flame Salamander
If this was someone like the Uighers wouldn't they want to keep the hostages as trade bait to get their own people released?...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Flame Salamander
[quote]Who said the pings are from the same satellite? As I understand it the last ping is on a satellite that wasn't pinged on prior...hence they don't know if plane turned north or south but they know based on distance from satellite and previous position the plane couldn't have still been heading...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Flame Salamander
[quote]They just said again...it's in the Indian Ocean[/quote] Counter Intel trying to throw off the hostage holders so they will relax their guard a little before the impending rescue mission....


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Flame Salamander
I don't think that you understand my question. They should be able to draw an arc for each hourly ping based upon the angle with the satellite. If you superimpose each hourly arc on a map you would be able to determine the direction of flight. If I had the data I could do it....


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Flame Salamander
Here is what I don't understand. If the engines ping every hour and they are able to draw an "arc" of maximum possible distance based upon that hours ping...then they should be able to construct a line of travel based upon superimposing each hourly arc onto a map. It should be simple to do this...


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