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You are making the claim that the writer is on an anti-government rant unless he backs up his statements of fact with citations to your approved sources, whatever those might be. Back it up.
barracuda, check-ups, spinal adjustments, dental cleanings and stubbed toes are not really something you should be insuring against. Do you expect your car insurance to cover oil changes, flat tires, and tune-ups? What do you think your car insurance would cost if you expected it to cover those things.
The reason premiums for individual plans are now skyrocketing under Obamacare is exactly because plans are being required to cover a lot of things that are not really insurance issues, like check-ups and office visits for minor issues.
If it's any reassurance, and it shouldn't be, your annual check-up WILL be covered under Obamacare. Of course, your premium will be increased far more than it would have cost you to pay for your check-up yourself.
fatherof5, the only way some people will "pay less" is by shifting their costs to others. And strangely, even though cost-shifting of poor people's ER bills to hospitals, the insured, and the State was denounced when Obama needed arguments for why we desperately needed to throw out our previous system and implement this new one, suddenly cost-shifting is no longer a negative, but a positive.
I assume that when someone picks my pocket, the pickpocket benefits. And if we induce enough people to become pickpockets, the "program" of picking pockets will perform well "overall for the many." That, however, will never be "the question" in my mind.
"The Bonneville Power Administration has been forced to pay for wind power that wasn’t needed due to adequate production of hydropower, which Washington state does not recognize as a renewable energy source."
"Power bills are rising in our state due to the requirement to increase use of “renewable” power, which water is not considered to be. "
Those are all statements of fact. If you disagree with them, why don't you back up your disagreement with your version of the facts? Is water/hydroelectric considered a renewable source for purposes of state law's demands for sourcing or not? Are bills rising or not? Was hydropower sufficient to meet our power needs or not? If so, then Mr. Davison's factual claims are correct. If not, then they're incorrect. But you cite no factual claim in opposition. Is this just more of your continued "Everyone who disagrees with me is an idiot" rant?
Hey, you have to break some eggs to make an Obamlette!
And that Bush Administration lie would be what, exactly? And if it's on WMD and Iraq, I frankly would have expected better of you.
After 20 previous convictions (and who knows how many dozens or hundreds of uncharged crimes), Mr. Bennett says, "I am tired of drugs and I want to change."
How about the rest of us who are tired of having our credit cards stolen and tired of risking our lives driving to the grocery store while Mr. Bennett blows through stop lights eluding the police?
A two-year respite from Mr. Bennett's criminality would have been appreciated.
I wish him luck in breaking his drug habit, but he'll also need discipline, commitment, courage, and a grip of steel on whatever is left of his self-respect. And I guess the rest of us will need luck, plus a good credit reporting service and an excellent trauma center nearby.
How comfortable it must be to have perfect confidence in your own perfect knowledge of all things!
Jim, I know nothing about the modeling done for aerospace but at a guess, I suspect the number of variables and the sheer amount of data that have to be handled are a small fraction of those involved in long-term climate change modeling. If that's true, then climate modeling inputs are either going to omit potentially important variables or make assumptions about included variables that are not data-driven or fail to account for all possible effects of those variables on each other, resulting in GO = garbage out.
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