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  1. Kraft Macaroni and Ventilators?

    Kraft Macaroni and Ventilators?
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    I don't see any compelling reason any of this...

    I don't see any compelling reason any of this will happen. What impetus is there to bring manufacturing back to the US. All of the cost structures which sent factories to Asia will still be in place....
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    In the real world scenario, Trump is more of an...

    In the real world scenario, Trump is more of an opportunistic infection which aggravates the condition and makes treatment more difficult.
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    Yes, that was the point of the rope. It was the...

    Yes, that was the point of the rope. It was the minimum safe distance. I thought about stepping inside and with my last dying effort, pressing the lid on the can and then play dead while they figured...
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    An allegory for a time of plague

    Many years ago, in another life, I found myself sitting in a room with about one hundred other people, waiting for our "team building" seminar to begin. This is the kind of event that's been parodied...
  6. All evidence suggests this is true. Apparently a...

    Most reckless asshole then. Trump and Patrick are painting a tapestry that going outside and to stores is "pro-America!"

    We already know that MAGA hat wearing political idiots will swallow...
  7. Thread: Typhoid Rand

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    Where in the Libertarian philosophy does...

    Where in the Libertarian philosophy does negligently exposing other people to a contagious disease fall?
  8. That is epic assholery, but by no means the...

    That is epic assholery, but by no means the biggest asshole Texas ever produced.
  9. The basic flaw in Rand's economic premise is that...

    The basic flaw in Rand's economic premise is that all her narcissistic millionaires think their genius is unique and unreproducible. Through out history, the number one reason for not doing something...
  10. My meager experience in labor law comes from...

    My meager experience in labor law comes from dealing with unemployment insurance compensation disputes. The only time I have seen a viable lawsuit over a lost job was when the employee was protected...
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    Hospitals cannot avoid the bad debts, so it's an...

    This means what you call a "way over charge" is not an overcharge at all. It's fair compensation for the cost of delivering healthcare in the US. In fact, all who actually pay their hospital bill,...
  12. This is an excellent plan to reduce the number of...

    This is an excellent plan to reduce the number of neo-nazi white supremacists.
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    The Hoffman affair had an unexpected twist. He...

    I recently watched one of those Forensic File Episodes from back in the '90s. A forger was selling early Mormon documents to buyers. To keep his secret he pipe-bombed a person who was on to his...
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    Somebody watched Raiders of the Lost Ark too many...

    Somebody watched Raiders of the Lost Ark too many times.

    The sale of fake religious relics is at least as old as the Crusades. There were thousands of people ready and willing to take gullible...
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    O tempora o mores.

    I'm not arguing that he's not inept; but that more of the electorate is satisfied with his performance than a week ago.[/QUOTE]

    O tempora o mores.
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    This means what you call a "way over charge" is...

    So, when someone tears up a bill, or more commonly, does not have wealth or income and cannot pay, who pays this bill?[/QUOTE]

    That's why hospitals way over charge--to cover the cost of those who...
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    This is the use of the adjective 'presidential',...

    We all know about his early clowning wrt coronavirus. But now he's taking it seriously, acting presidential, at least for him.[/QUOTE]

    This is the use of the adjective 'presidential', with which I...
  18. I was watching a You Tube video about the...

    I was watching a You Tube video about the Gnostics of the early Christian church. The first point made was there was no such thing a Gnostic in the 1st through 3rd century. The label didn't exist and...
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    Poll: I'm self employed, which is sort of like...

    I'm self employed, which is sort of like unemployed. I'll classify myself as under employed. I never hot a lot of foot traffic, so it's not much different. My neighbors are a jeweler, a dress shop,...
  20. No true Scotsman would be a Libertarian.

    No true Scotsman would be a Libertarian.
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    So, when someone tears up a bill, or more...

    I guess we'll call this system Half-lifecare, where hospitals provide care at no cost. The doctor doesn't get paid, the company that sells scalpels and bandages doesn't get paid, and then the...
  22. The people I have known who most faithfully lived...

    The people I have known who most faithfully lived a libertarian philosophy were toddlers. Adults I know who claim to be Libertarians never outgrew that phase.
  23. Why should resigning from office shield anyone...

    Why should resigning from office shield anyone from prosecution for insider trading?

    Would the Feds have let Martha Stewart go free if she agreed to quit her cooking show?
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    I guess we'll call this system Half-lifecare,...

    What planet have you been living on? Anyone who can "barely pay $300 a month is very likely eligible for an ACA insurance policy, which will probably cost less than $100 a month, and likely to be...
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    What planet have you been living on? Anyone who...

    This is a brilliant piece of sophistry.

    First a less than subtle bit of character assassination. Second, a very strange bit if economic analysis, where sickness is compared to winning the...
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