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Comment: Re:Um, what? (Score 1) 433

by ProfBooty (#48471021) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Presumable he is referring to this:

One of the ACA architects has stated that:

A) the bill was written in such a way so that the CBO did not interpret the fine's as Taxes.

b) said : “In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in—you made explicit that healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed, okay. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to passLook, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

this was in the news recently.

Comment: Re:Noooooooooo! (Score 0) 56

by ProfBooty (#47614823) Attached to: Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

Those who are culturally jewish or not strict adherents tend to be more liberal. Orthodox jews vote far more conservatively.

The american left is a pretty strange coalition. Many of the subgroups within the coalition have opposing interests and are only united by the fact that they are anti-republican. If the republican party is disolved, it will be interesting to see how if the democrats can stay unitied.

Comment: adopt a 1950's standard of living. (Score 1) 389

by ProfBooty (#47418671) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

Probably because we spend more than before?

Productivity is way up since the 1950s. If you were to live according to a 1950's lifestyle including miles driven, size of home, vacation travel, amount of times going out to eat, drop internet, CATV, cell phones etc, you could save an enormous amount of money. Invest it in some index funds or take a dividend growth approproach and you would be pretty rich.

Comment: This has happened before and overturned by appeal (Score 1) 646

by ProfBooty (#47266027) Attached to: Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

This is not the first time this has occured. Last time, the federal circuit overturned the PTAB's decision as they had determined that the plantiff's had waited too long before filing as the Redskin's trademark had been around for years.

I would presume that the NFL would wind up making a similiar argument during an appeal as this trademark has existed for years.

Comment: Banned for life for physical harm? (Score 1) 398

by ProfBooty (#47183895) Attached to: The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

Have any players been banned for life for causing physical harm?

Nope, Javaris Crittenton is currently involved in the legal system for murder. Gilbert Arenas pulled a gun on another player over a dispute in the lockerroom.

There are a number of other examples, but I guess causing actual harm is less bad for the NBA than embarrasing the NBA and its sponsors.

Comment: Re:RightsCorp (Score 1) 196

There are plenty of places in PG, Fairfax, Montgomery, and Arlington for under 500 a month. My wife was making 19k a year as a UMD grad student just a few years ago and was renting rooms in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg for $300 a month. Somehow she saved 10k a year. After she got a real job, she paid about the same for a room in Philly near the italian market.

You can get signifigant savings if you are frugal and put the effort into it. Most people don't put the effort or feel entitled. They then go into debt or buy stuff they don't need which makes investors wealthy.

Comment: Re:Obamacare exists because... (Score 2) 288

by ProfBooty (#46803081) Attached to: $42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

What did you pay $500 for?

My inlaws are visiting from overseas so no insurance but:

$40 for a check up
$80 for x-rays
$20 for anti-biotics

All in cash.

Later we found out that we could have gotten it all for free via the county health department. I guess it depends on what you are getting treated for.

Comment: mistresses (Score 1) 196

by ProfBooty (#46149061) Attached to: EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

Americans get uppity about mistresses as it means the politician is compromised in some way. The politician could be blackmailed over it. The politician is not trustworthy. It implies that they are corruptible and have lied and makes us wonder what else they have lied about.

In our military, extra martial affairs are illegal for these very reasons.

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