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Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 5

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

Comment Re:ChumpChange (Score 3, Informative) 400

Apples and Oranges. Building one train line like this is relatively simple, compared to urban light rail.

A more apt comparison would be to compare Puget Sound's Sound Transit 3 to LA's Measure M. Both are rather complex light rail expansions. Measure M's projected cost was $121 billion, compared to Sound Transit 3's 54 billion.

Also, Sound Transit's tax base is three counties, not two.

Comment Re:Will this be unique to India? (Score 1) 291

I'll happily bash the current government with little provocation, but - practices such as drilling proper sanitation procedures into doctors' heads (wear disposable gloves, wash hands between patients) and repeatedly telling patients to take ALL of their antibiotics, even if they already feel better, have very little to do with government rules and regulations.

Comment I'm curious (Score 3, Interesting) 141

So Egyptian investigators are claiming it was a bomb, while the French say there was likely a fire which started on the flight deck. Are the French investigators disputing the claim that "traces of explosives" were found on some of the victims? Or are they saying "well sure there was explosive residue, but that's not what brought the plane down"... because that would be weird and scary.

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