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  1. steross

    Proud to be an American

    Any board behavior you get from me you have brought on yourself. Change your rude ways if you don't want rude in return. Don't post rude responses in threads I make if you don't want rude right back at you. That is responding, not "trolling." Look at someone like @Rack. We disagree on most...
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    Proud to be an American

    Obviously @Rack was "fooled by my crap" as he liked it. Well, you already agreed above that calling someone's thoughts and ideas a rude name is not any different than calling the person a name. And, you just said that you will not call me a name unless I do first. So, we will see how long...
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    Dumb/Sometimes LOL Political Pictures

    Biden after the Area 51 raid
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    Proud to be an American

    Yes, me proposing essentially the golden rule of I won't be nasty to you and you won't be nasty to me is "insane" in your mind. Yep, pretty obvious for all to see.
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    Congress price fixing our "free market" healthcare

    My honest opinion is that it would make marginal differences. Third-party payment for routine services with no price transparency because it is the payer, not the consumer, that contracts will never be an efficient method of obtaining goods or services. Adding more insurers to the mix to...
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    Congress price fixing our "free market" healthcare

    If anyone really wants to get into the weeds of why this issue has gone from simmering for decades to a full blown war, here it is. But, if you think that handing victory to the insurance companies is the best plan because the private equity companies that have purchased docs, it is basically...
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    Congress price fixing our "free market" healthcare

    Well, I agree with you that our system of "insurance" is insane which is why I wonder why so many people defend it so strongly. I guess the counter point to "requiring" the ER doctor to take what the insurer chooses to pay in-network is to "require" the insurer to pay what the doctor charges...
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    Congress price fixing our "free market" healthcare

    So you said doctors should be forced by the government to accept a rate from an insurance company that they have no contract with but arbitration would be involving the government too much. That it too stupid for words. Can you give me an industry that bills “ what it costs” Do you even read...
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    Congress price fixing our "free market" healthcare

    Your "whole point" is something you didn't even say. Right. Read the article is your first option then you would not look quite as much like an idiot. But, since you don't seem to have that ability. I'll see if I can simplify it enough for you to understand. Although I admit it is unlikely...
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    Congress price fixing our "free market" healthcare

    If you want to avoid looking damn clueless, probably better to read the article in the post you are responding to when it addresses your only suggestion that isn't pure nonsense. Hey, hospital struggling to get one radiologist to cover weekends, now you need to have 10 because there are 10...
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    No Borders, No Bosses, No Binaries

    Capitalism says Hahahahahaha, sure socialists, sure. Have your meeting here.
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    Proud to be an American

    Ha, I knew you were way too big of a dickhead to ever agree to simply be nice without some caveat to get you out of the agreement when you became yourself again. Instead of my offer of simply agreeing to be nice, you want me to agree to let you decide if I make an "ignorant statement" and if I...
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    No Borders, No Bosses, No Binaries

    Man, usually when I go to a conference, I'm eating all kinds of food I am not used to and drinking a lot of beer. This bathroom idea is a horrible set-up if that epic dump that is always just a moment away decided it was ready during conference time after your morning coffee.
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    Dumb/Sometimes LOL Political Pictures

    Why leave out suicides? It is very important in suicide death rate.
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    The Republic Is Collapsing: The Time to Act Is Now

    Good one......... I get it now but for a bit, I thought you were being serious.:D