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Comment HGere's a crazy idea (Score 4, Informative) 118

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 5, Insightful) 481

The dumbest thing Americans do is assume that consumers act rationally, never-mind should be expected to act rationally. Health care is an insurance product that you want everyone to be forced to pay into so that they take the quickest path to getting back to contributing towards the GDP. None of this should be up to "consumers" in so far as somebody who needs health care gets to shop around if they're sick, blind, alone, or otherwise disadvanted in a miriad of other ways - nor providers, who shouldn't be looking at competition and profit margins for the kind of work they're in.

But I get it - you grew up with a hammer, and everything looks like a nail.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 2, Interesting) 481

Subsidies just drive up prices. What we need is to do away with insurance completely, make people pay for their own health care. Then you'll see how people start actually looking at their bills and questioning prices. When that happens there will be an end to hospitals charging $100 an aspirin and the other medical nonsense that we have now.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score -1, Troll) 481

Crybaby liberal. Actually, it is no surer than the HRC coronation was. My first thought on reading this was "Obamacare, direct cause and effect" (was just talking to another friend who lost his family doctor to the "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor" lie). There are things in Obamacare that could explain the drop. Trump could drive the numbers back up.

Comment Great System (Score 2) 238

Authorities have said only drivers with odd-numbered registration plates can drive in the capital region on Wednesday. ....

Great System. Rich self entitled bastards with multiple cars get to drive whenever they want, working stiffs trying to get to their jobs have another burden. Also, if people have multiple vehicles and one is a small relatively clean and efficient vehicle and the other is a large dirty low mileage vehicle, this law tells them to drive the dirty inefficient vehicle some of the time.

Comment Self Awareness... (Score 1) 75

I agree, and I have always hated that aspect of social media. No FB for me. I was on Instagram for a couple of years, but I started to feel like I couldn't keep up. One day I noticed I was like a chicken, always having to peck peck peck at my phone. So I just stopped. Haven't been on IG for a few months now, and quite honestly I know I am not missing anything important.

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