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by Ellienor
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

I thought that was a good perspective too, Griffon. The injured person has no recourse except what they can obtain from the doctor. Another proposed system would be something analogous to worker's comp: Workers' compensation (colloquially known as workers' comp in North America or compo in Australia...
by Ellienor
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

OK...according to Hal, I have "proved his point" which includes that I want to "cripple the country." I want to "enslave the populace." I want people to be "dependent on the government." I am fed up with Hal's rhetoric. N.E. Brigand, your link appears to be de...
by Ellienor
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

California: Yet relative to other places, the state has historically been a pretty good bargain, with a low-cost, enviable higher education system, subsidized energy and an abundance of services for those down on their luck. »But three decades of staggering population growth combined with three high...
by Ellienor
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

This is the kind of thinking that allows people who want to pull down the popularly elected government of the United States to style themselves as "patriots".....disgusting.
by Ellienor
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Toyota recalls
Replies: 49
Views: 18183

Yes, I have always had a manual. My new car is a manual transmission with a 6th gear for highway cruising! It's pretty sweet. Although, I find downshifting into fourth gear difficult from 5th or 6th. I'm always putting it back in 6th or finding 2nd (at 50 mph, you don't want to find 2nd gear!!!) I i...
by Ellienor
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Toyota recalls
Replies: 49
Views: 18183

It is funny. There is a real "hothouse" going on with Republicans and those who hate government. I was out to lunch today with my coworkers and the right-wing contingent were complaining about how the government was making a big stink about Toyota because the government now owns GM. :) The...
by Ellienor
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Tim Tebow Ad, Take 2
Replies: 195
Views: 56698

Yeah, celibacy is a really attractive option, particularly within marriage. :P

See how well it worked out for the Catholic priests?
by Ellienor
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Tim Tebow Ad, Take 2
Replies: 195
Views: 56698

That is a good post, Mahima. And I agree with you the reason for the abortions when they are linked to gender selection, is abhorrent. But is the solution to make abortions illegal? Will that solve the problem? Or will people obtain them illegally, and/or will the girls that are born be "thrown...
by Ellienor
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Tim Tebow Ad, Take 2
Replies: 195
Views: 56698

And the pro-life position seems to go along with the acceptance of going hunting for "sport," as well.
by Ellienor
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

Holby, would "sweeping change" to health care include extending Medicare "buy-in" to at least the 55 and older crowd? What did you think of that idea? (Dead as a doornail, of course, now.)
by Ellienor
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

Yeah, that was the original idea, but the "blue dog" Dems (read: paid by insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies) didn't want that. And then cynically argued against it because "health insurance companies couldn't compete in that environment"......afraid of the market, a...
by Ellienor
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

I am personally really sorry that they didn't extend Medicare down to 55. Because the years in your 50s can be really difficult to keep yourself in health insurance through your job, because the job market just doesn't like people in their 50s. My husband found this out. Good thing he has his 44 yea...
by Ellienor
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

I found this interesting article on the BBC which helps me understand why people vote against their best interests. Because, I really haven't the faintest understanding of why people like Hal are so dead set against "politicians" and would prefer status quo and insurance company rule rathe...
by Ellienor
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Mammograms discouraged
Replies: 47
Views: 14873

Prim: that is so true. :(
by Ellienor
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: America Alone: from demographics to the fall of Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 10138

Those are good questions, regarding radicalization of young Muslim men. There does seem to be a pattern that exposure to Western ideas kind of turns them against us. I guess being in our culture kind of makes them feel alienated from their own background. Maybe there is a pride in their own culture,...
by Ellienor
Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Climate Science Blunders
Replies: 214
Views: 55637

What if we just pretended that even if CO2 was harmless in terms of its potential to warm the planet, that messing around significantly with concentrations of any constituent of the atmosphere is kind of a bad idea, considering how little (you allege) we understand about it? If you're going to be ma...
by Ellienor
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 684898

'Go on, wallow in your selfishness. If you won't fix it lie in the stinking bed of your own making and let the world despise you. Fed daily hate filled crap from your billionnaire propagandists you revel in your own ignorance. I just pity the people who have to share a nation with you.' I totally g...
by Ellienor
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Natural persons", a vanishing race?
Replies: 131
Views: 38358

Corporations can't vote. They are not citizens. So apart from the fact that they are spending huge amounts of money to influence elections, which inherently disenfranchises individuals, they shouldn't even be considered proper "people" to participate in the political process and influence ...
by Ellienor
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Natural persons", a vanishing race?
Replies: 131
Views: 38358

OWN this, people. This could be what bipartisanship MEANS: rallying together for the sake of the people.
The point is that we CAN'T, Vison. The SCOTUS had decreed that the first amendment of the constitution requires this result. We can't overrule the will of the Founders. :)
by Ellienor
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: "Natural persons", a vanishing race?
Replies: 131
Views: 38358

Interesting SCOTUS turned their back on 100 years plus of Congress trying to put the brakes on corporate/union contributions, Congress recognizing the inherent conflicts of interest and problems that arise in such situations. This is a situation of conservative "activism" and ignoring Cong...