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re: Jason Whitlock: "BLM is changing the hearts, minds, and sexual appetites of white bigots" - longwayfromLA
[quote]Whitlock is legit braver than any public figure on the left. He can't walk down the street without black folks accusing him of cooning[/quote] It's hardly brave to see there is money in a particular schtick. I mean was his profile nearly as high back in 2012 when he wrote this article pret...
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re: Trump will deliver remarks on the America First Healthcare Plan at 4:30pm ET - longwayfromLA
[quote]Creates more competition in the marketplace[/quote] How exactly does this create more competition? It doesn’t add new entrants into a market. Explain this to me? [quote]Incentivizes healthcare providers to differentiate their services in other ways to attract patients.[/quote] Hospital...
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re: Trump will deliver remarks on the America First Healthcare Plan at 4:30pm ET - longwayfromLA
[quote]How is it anti-capitalist to list prices of products or services? You gonna tell restaurants to get rid of menus?[/quote] Firstly, not all restaurants have menus nor listed prices and indeed there is nothing in the law that would require one to. Indeed many of the best restaurants in the w...
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re: Trump will deliver remarks on the America First Healthcare Plan at 4:30pm ET - longwayfromLA
[quote]Yes! Finally requiring hospitals to post the cost of services online. I've wanted this for years.[/quote] I continue to find it odd that so many "conservatives" would like such a blatantly anti-capitalist idea. This is what I would expect from AOC... ...
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re: How many people have actually died from Covid? - longwayfromLA
[quote] believe there's a metric called 'excess deaths' which takes the number of expected deaths per year from seasonal flu, diabetes, coronary diseases, etc and compares then to this year for covid related deaths[/quote] That's not what excess deaths does. It's simply how many people died this...
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re: Sports Teams Tax Subsidies - longwayfromLA
[quote]I'm gonna get pretty far out here on a limb and say because the economic benefits are way more than the cost.[/quote] I don't think this actually true. I think that billionaires tend to get their way on this because billionaires tend to get their way on everything....
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re: Our President: Bob Woodward had my quotes for many months! - longwayfromLA
[quote]Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 13m Bob Woodward had my quotes for many months. If he thought they were so bad or dangerous, why didn’t he immediately report them in an effort to save lives? Didn’t he have an obligation to do so? No, because he knew they were good and proper answers. Ca...
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re: Is it time for a multiparty system in the US? - longwayfromLA
[quote]A viable party outside the current two will never happen in our lifetimes. Maybe ever. The two parties have ensured that. [/quote] That's not why. It is feasible that we can end up with another party other than the two that we have now, but we will ALWAYS have a two party equilibrium b...
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re: Australia with like 100 total cv19 deaths just reported a Q2 gdp decline of 8%. - longwayfromLA
[link=(https://www.yahoo.com/news/a-covid-second-wave-in-spain-holds-a-warning-for-us-134312147.html)]A second COVID-19 wave in Spain holds a warning for U.S.[/link] Here's an article about what happened in Spain. Apparently, they decided to follow our lead rather than the other way around. ...
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re: Why is health care basically tied to your place of employment? - longwayfromLA
[quote]widespread usage of health insurance for every medical treatment and dr visit under the sun is one of the worst things to ever happen to the health care system in america.[/quote] I dunno. Most of the $$$ spent in healthcare is not at the doctors office, but rather the hospital and Payers ...
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re: Australia with like 100 total cv19 deaths just reported a Q2 gdp decline of 8%. - longwayfromLA
[quote]This is the seven day avg, so the gap b/w france and america is likely gone at this point.[/quote] I retract. Not BS. Though we seem to have a fairly material source conflict. But this is legit....
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re: Australia with like 100 total cv19 deaths just reported a Q2 gdp decline of 8%. - longwayfromLA
[quote]I think sweden's approach will end up being regarded as the finest display of public health leadership in the history of the world.[/quote] More than Taiwan? More than New Zealand? More than their neighbors Norway, Finland & Denmark which has seen much, much, much better outcomes and a les...
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re: Australia with like 100 total cv19 deaths just reported a Q2 gdp decline of 8%. - longwayfromLA
[quote]BTW, france and the spain are now seeing more per capita daily new cases than we are. I thought you guys said these countries "showed us how its done"?[/quote] I haven't checked in on this in a while. Let's see if this is actually true or just BS. [link=(https://www.worldometers.inf...
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re: Why is health care basically tied to your place of employment? - longwayfromLA
[quote][b]Guess my point is the size of the employer does nothing to mitigate their potential liabilities. It’s not like fortune 500’s employ healthier[/b] People than an engineering office of 10. Imo they should market the same plans with the same rates based on age or whatever other factor they em...
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re: Australia with like 100 total cv19 deaths just reported a Q2 gdp decline of 8%. - longwayfromLA
[quote]Taiwan also had something no other first world nation had: a population with memory immunity from previous exposure to SARS.[/quote] Seems like a argument that our plan should have been to very closely emulate the Taiwanese. ...
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re: Why is health care basically tied to your place of employment? - longwayfromLA
[quote]size of the employer should have no effect on premiums imo it should be across the board.[/quote] The eff it shouldn't. What insurance companies sell, at the end of the day, is discounted rates for medical services. They obtain those discounts via their market power relative the hospitals ...
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re: Why is health care basically tied to your place of employment? - longwayfromLA
[quote]Your (private) employer is under no obligation whatsoever to offer you health insurance. Them doing so is simply a BENEFIT offered to entice quality employees. If your employer offers you a health insurance plan below the standards you desire you are free to (a) pay for a private plan or (b) ...
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re: Australia with like 100 total cv19 deaths just reported a Q2 gdp decline of 8%. - longwayfromLA
[quote]Australia with like 100 total cv19 deaths just reported a Q2 gdp decline of 8%. Which is almost IDENTICAL to our Q2 gdp decline Dems can argue till they are blue in the face, but there is very little evidence that America’s economic contraction in Q2 was something that could have been a...
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re: Why the push for voting in arenas and stadiums? - longwayfromLA
[quote]That's true but the downside to this is that stadiums and arenas aren't located in every precinct like voting stations are. Do you really want to travel for 20-30 minutes to go vote where you can usually travel about 5-10 minutes to go vote in your own neighborhood? I wouldn't. Now if the nei...
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re: Trump roasts Biden: "I know a 78-year-old that’s not so sharp" - longwayfromLA
[quote]Trump roasts Biden: "I know a 78-year-old that’s not so sharp"[/quote] Wait. I thought the story now was that Biden was sharp now because he got secret, illegal brain'roids...
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