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Comment Honda Diesel? (Score 2) 8

I know they are available, but they are of no relevance in the US as you can't buy a Diesel-powered Honda in the US for any amount of money. I see that the source here is from the UK - where they are available - but the headline or summary could better reflect that this does not include any Honda vehicles on the road in the US today.

Comment Re:Troll! (Score 1) 60

you haven't even defined "somehow significantly differ"?

It's pretty simple. A bill significantly differs if the policy - and not just the name - is substantially different. HIIBA is the bill that the conservatives and the Heritage Foundation wanted. It also ensures that the insurance industry will remain strong for a long time to come. It doesn't involve the government in the administration or practice of health care any more so than the pre-HIIBA situation did.

Yet everything that has been proposed by any of your elected or campaigning politi-critters to date has just been HIIBA with their name on it. We still have to buy health insurance, the industry is still protected, the individual is still just a number forced to deal with a huge corporation to beg for health care.

Comment Re:Troll! (Score 1) 60

To get back to the point, you keep lying when you claim that your favorite congressional critters are proposing HIIBA replacements that somehow significantly differ from HIIBA.

Serious question: how do you argue one can "keep lying" when you haven't even defined "somehow significantly differ"?
To the extent that this is all politics, and it's really all one Progressive Party with Demmican and Republocrat wings, there is some basis to reject the noise and call for actual Federalist reform, stripping power from Leviathan.
As I have argued, and you seem to crave pretending it's all a 17th Amendment quibble.
I speculate that the need to say other people are "lying" is an effort to stir the adrenaline and preclude actual analysis, amIright?

Comment Re:What they really need (Score 1) 313

Con-Agra was going to get tax abatement anywhere they went, and in fact, even with the tax abatement, they're going to be paying more taxes than they did in Omaha after the move to Chicago.

Boeing's tax bill also went up after the move to Chicago. However, the Federal subsidies were enormous. And again, those subsidies had nothing to do with the City of Chicago. Every state in the US offers companies sweeteners to move. It's why we have a race to the bottom in this country.

So really, you're the one who's wrong.

Comment Re:Troll! (Score 1) 60

Sorry, what is "HIIBA"?

Same thing it's been for about 5 years - Health Insurance Industry Bailout Act. I've used it more regularly and consistently - and with more support of others - than you and the silly hashtag you like to use to describe one of your favorite conspiracies about President Lawnchair.

To get back to the point, you keep lying when you claim that your favorite congressional critters are proposing HIIBA replacements that somehow significantly differ from HIIBA. You are also lying when you claim that the mandate in HIIBA is not what the Heritage Foundation demanded in the very article of theirs that you linked to previously.

Submission + - Did DHS Edit The Wikipedia Page Of Kevin McCarthy (

schwit1 writes: An IP address originating from the Department of Homeland Security was tied to entries made on the Wikipedia pages of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, alleging that the two Republicans were having an affair. McCarthy dropped his bid to be the next Speaker of the House earlier today.

It is unclear if someone at the federal agency actually was behind the edits. But both changes — McCarthy's and Ellmers' — show that a user at the IP address,, made them on Thursday. That address comes from DHS' offices in Springfield, Va.

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