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re: If robots take over workforce in 30-50 years, how can we live without socialism? - JT
[quote]Well mine is basically the final frontier, so at least I know I'll be in the same boat as everyone else when the day comes [/quote] You are probably right. If not, it will at least be pretty amusing to watch a robot lawyer try to get money out of a robot doctor....
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re: Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death - JT
[quote]but the GOP says the solution to high cost of medical is to cap torts. how about publicizing who the MD was who was treating the dead person and providing a database so we can figure out who is a bad MD or the bad hospital or the bad lead nurse, whatever was the cause. You want markets? ...
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re: Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death - JT
Unfortunately there is still a lot of momentum in this direction. From inside the industry, it still seems that the grand plan is still to gradually decrease physician payments and to give lower level providers more responsibility. This will never have much of an impact, since payments to phys...
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re: The Issues of Sovereign Debt and Repaying Loans (non-US federal) - JT
Not sure how to solve this problem for the rest of the world, but it would be a big help in the US if we had a balanced budget amendment. If the government knows that overspending will necessarily create increased taxes (always unpopular), you have a protective feedback mechanism baked into the s...
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re: Trump Supporters and Looters/Violent Protestors Are Exactly the Same - JT
The thing many are failing to see is that on a certain level this Trump movement is too big to be explained by the usual voter motivations. I mean, this Trump guy is a terrible politician, yet he is drawing record crowds. Every time I see video footage of him he is making puerile remarks and actin...
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re: Trump kicks out reporter "Go back to Univision" - JT
Where does this delusion that it must be a one-time nationwide roundup come from? We just have to fix things so that the rate of deportation exceeds the rate of illegal entry / overstay. Even if it takes 25 years, it is worth it to us to fix the problem....
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re: Fashion - Grading the suits and overall look at the 1st GOP debate - JT
Christie looked like he took the whole "you look slimmer with a tan" thing too much to heart. He opted for so many layers of spray tan that he ended noticeably darker than everyone excepting Carson....
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re: How do you define "middle class," and what policies will help this demo grow? - JT
I would say that middle class is any person/family that is not on government assistance, yet [i]has[/i] to work for a living....
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re: This kid Roof is clearly insane - JT
Correlation does not equal causation. Furthermore, you are actually weakening the argument some have made about this country not caring enough about mental illness. It looks like mental illness was recongnized in these folks on the list and medication was prescribed to help them. What I get f...
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re: When is war necessary? Its it ever necessary? - JT
Human nature is immutable. If a person feels sufficiently stressed, his chemical balance is altered in ways which may enable him to justify committing violence. Until you can change this for every person on the planet, there will be war. Necessary or not....
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re: at what point during evolution did humans obtain free will? - JT
[quote] No, that is planning and decision-making. I think many people believe they have free will because they believe they are fully responsible for their thoughts. This is a false sense.[/quote] Without planning and decision making (requiring internal reflection, sense of self, understanding of...
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re: at what point during evolution did humans obtain free will? - JT
[quote]The origin of consciousness came about as a result of the breakdown of the BiCameral mind[/quote] An interesting theory/book. ...
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re: at what point during evolution did humans obtain free will? - JT
[quote]at what point during evolution did humans obtain free will?[/quote] Too many fuzzy terms involved for a precise, meaningful answer. "Free will" is not a well-defined concept. Yes, there is evidence that "lower animals" have some simpler form of this as well. But I would say that wha...
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re: Citizens United Spinoff: How would you like to see campaigns financed? - JT
This looks like a step in the right direction. I would like to see serious limitations to lobbying and purchasing of influence in daily life outside of the election cycle as well....
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re: Baton Rouge Traffic - JT
Well, thanks for the replies (and downvote?). I have a little more info now....
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re: Baton Rouge Traffic - JT
Haven't decided how much exactly we will spend to be honest. We are hoping for a 5 BR though, and there aren't many choices on Zillow that are near where I would work unless you are willing to go above 800K. Just looking for alternatives with lower price per square and reasonable commute....
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re: Baton Rouge Traffic - JT
And, I know Bocage would be ideal, but for the size house we need, the price per square is a little more than we want to put in a house at this time, especially before I've spent long enough in the new job to know it will work out....
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re: Baton Rouge Traffic - JT
[quote]It's all terrible. Live in AP off 73 exit. For where you're working that's your best option.[/quote] Forgive my ignorance, what's AP?...
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Baton Rouge Traffic - JT
Been a long time since I lived in BR and could use some advice about traffic patterns. We are looking to possibly move back to BR soon and I am considering where to live. I would be working near the Baton Rouge country club. How would the commute be from the Country Club of Louisiana area? ...
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re: Conservative hack site USA Today: "contrary to goals, ER usage rises under ACA" - JT
[quote]The only way to fix this ER problem is to have less people seen by the real ER docs. And that happens when you redirect them somewhere else.[/quote] Getting EMTALA fixed is political suicide. We are stuck with it forever. Theoretically you could get around it if your hospital could s...
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