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  Medicare for all?
Posted by: PleaseReportToTheFrontDesk - 2 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Quote:Trump’s high-risk gamble with House GOP: Pass bill today or keep Obamacare

The House of Representatives was set to vote by late afternoon to overhaul the nation’s health-care system after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to Republicans: Approve it, or reject it and the president will move on to his other priorities. A panel that sets rules for House floor debate approved the revised legislation this morning as Trump and White House officials confidently anticipated victory.
By Mike DeBonis, Sean Sullivan and Ed O'Keefe30 minutes ago

I read something this morning where a Democratic email used the term, Medicare for all.

That bugs me for a very good reason. Medicare costs $100 a month right now and is subject to going up at any time Social Security goes up. 

Medicare for all is not what more advanced nations have. Is it? Don't they have free health insurance for all... paid for by all the taxpayers, meaning the burden of paying is greater for those who won't be hurt by paying for it, as opposed to even poor people paying $100 a month for the insurance. Or more. 

Tell me what you know about this? Why are Democrats pushing Medicare for all rather than Medicaid for all?

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  Trump's unerring dithering
Posted by: susnus - 10 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

I end up getting Pinocchios

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  Rock Chalk
Posted by: Jessamine - Yesterday, 10:35 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

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Just sayin'

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  More faces eaten by leopards.
Posted by: Gern Blanston - Yesterday, 10:17 PM - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

Quote:Beristain was detained during his routine voluntary check-in at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Indianapolis in February. He immigrated to the United States from Mexico illegally in 1998, deciding not to return after a visit to a family member in California. According to his immigration lawyer, Beristain was in possession of a legal Social Security number, work permit and driver’s license after registering with ICE in 2000.
“We were for Mr. Trump,” said Beristain’s wife, Helen, in an interview with WSBT-TV. “We were very happy he became the president. Whatever he says, he is right. But, like he said, the good people have a chance to become citizens of the United States.”
“I understand when you’re a criminal and you do bad things, you shouldn’t be in the country. But when you’re a good citizen and you support and you help and you pay taxes and you give jobs to people, you should be able to stay.”

It seems like a lot of Trump supporters want exceptions to the EOs he issued. He told you what he was going to do. Why did you think it wouldn't apply to you?

He made it clear in his speech on immigration.

Quote:But, unlike this administration, no one will be immune or exempt from enforcement — and ICE and Border Patrol officers will be allowed to do their jobs the way their jobs are supposed to be done. Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation — that is what it means to have laws and to have a country. Otherwise we don't have a country.

He told you there were no exceptions.

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  What an awesome job!
Posted by: Gern Blanston - Yesterday, 10:04 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

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  Yes, Sen. Roberts represents KS. We're sorry.
Posted by: Gern Blanston - Yesterday, 05:37 PM - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (11)

Quote:Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) has issued a hasty apology after he made a joke that made light of women potentially losing mammogram coverage as part of Republicans’ proposed health care legislation.
The trouble for Roberts started when Talking Points Memo reporter Alice Ollstein asked him on Thursday whether he was concerned about the Republican bill potentially cutting out Essential Health Benefits regulations that force insurers to offer coverage for basics such as emergency room visits, prescription drugs, and preventative services, including mammograms and colonoscopies.
“I wouldn’t want to lose my mammograms,” Roberts replied sarcastically, with the inference being that he wasn’t worried about losing a benefit that he personally would never use.
‘What a goddamn a**hole’: Internet slams GOP senator who joked about Trumpcare cutting mammogram coverage

Part-time comedian seems to also forget that men get breast cancer too and cowshit like this makes it harder for those men to get treatment and be taken seriously for their health.

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  Senate votes to violate your privacy
Posted by: Gern Blanston - Yesterday, 05:31 PM - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (7)

The US Senate today voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers' explicit consent before selling or sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies.

The rules were approved in October 2016 by the Federal Communications Commission's then-Democratic leadership, but are opposed by the FCC's new Republican majority and Republicans in Congress. The Senate today used its power under the Congressional Review Act to ensure that the FCC rulemaking "shall have no force or effect" and to prevent the FCC from issuing similar regulations in the future.
The House, also controlled by Republicans, would need to vote on the measure before the privacy rules are officially eliminated. President Trump could also preserve the privacy rules by issuing a veto. If the House and Trump agree with the Senate's action, ISPs won't have to seek customer approval before sharing their browsing histories and other private information with advertisers.

The Senate vote was 50-48, with lawmakers voting entirely along party lines.

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  Another arrest in the JCC bomb threats
Posted by: Gern Blanston - Yesterday, 04:57 PM - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

Quote:Jerusalem (CNN)A Jewish teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with a series of bomb threats that have rattled Jewish institutions and community centers across the United States and other countries, Israeli police said.
A months-long international investigation led to the 19-year-old suspect, who used "advanced camouflage technologies" to cover his tracks, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
The suspect holds dual American-Israeli citizenship, an Israeli security official told CNN. He was arrested in southern Israel after an undercover investigation with the FBI.
19 year old Israeli-American teenager is suspect arrested.

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  A More Realistic View of Starbucks
Posted by: Agnostick - Yesterday, 04:37 PM - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (7)

A handful of people, articles, propaganda pushers etc are suggesting that something bad is brewing at Starbucks. Allegedly, it all has to do with politics, and the political "agenda" of CEO Howard Schultz. Or so claims at least one article.

It's odd that Republicans/pseudoconservatives should choose the elephant as their mascot. You know, the elephant that "never forgets?"

While up in arms about the "10,000 Refugee Hiring Plan" that was unveiled back in January, they seem to have completely forgotten that Starbucks had launched a similar hiring plan a little more than three years ago: a pledge to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses in late 2013 (kindly note publication date of article).

How's the progress on this?  According to TheBlaze (yes, that Blaze, of the crying clown Glenn Beck), the plan is moving along quite nicely.

Quote:The Starbucks Veteran Network, which boasts 14 chapters across the U.S., said in 2013 that veterans already working at the coffee company wanted to see Starbucks hire more service members and spouses, according to the Times.

Since then, Schultz and his wife, Sheri, have not only encouraged their employees to visit military bases, they’ve made a point of visiting themselves. And with their own money, they’ve aided military members looking for work, and the company has planted military family stores at more than 30 bases around the country.

Real jobs... for real veterans.

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  Dramatic Environmental Changes
Posted by: rockchalker52 - Yesterday, 02:36 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Here's some photographic evidence of how the environment has changed in various locations throughout the world.

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