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The United States Of Hypocrisy (In One Cartoon)

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...because it's always what's not said that matters...

 

 

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Sun, 11/10/2013 - 21:20 | 4141688 Pig Circus
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This was read on Fox's Special Report last night:

 

This message came to us from Bill in Kentucky. 

 

"Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.  December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.  What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage.  Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks,  planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa,  Invading Italy, D-Day,  Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin - all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!  And in that amount of time - this administration can't build a working webpage."

 

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/blog/2013/11/08/here-email-i-read-air-tonight

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 21:29 | 4141714 A Nanny Moose
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It all serves a purpose.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 21:35 | 4141726 nmewn
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Yep.

Medicaid Enrollment is Soaring with Obamacare

http://www.seniorjournal.com/NEWS/Medicare/2013/20131107_Medicaid%20Enrollment%20is%20Soaring%20with%20Obamacare.htm

And of course, only the heartless would take away "the poors" Medicaid. Actually, Obama just defined them as poor. Grow dat gubmint...its job security ;-)

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 21:38 | 4141738 CH1
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Pointing out hypocricy is fine, but until people stop obeying, nothing will change.

Why should it?

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 21:43 | 4141750 Pure Evil
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That time frame back in the 40's was used to kill millions of people as opposed to Obamacare which is supposed to help.......oops.....my bad.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:11 | 4141831 Steve in Greensboro
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Obama lied. Healthcare died.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:15 | 4141840 Skateboarder
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"I'm sorry," the first golfer replied.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:37 | 4141879 Manthong
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..do the dumbo's on the token guilt figure have a certified co-efficient of lift?  

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:53 | 4141905 Fish Gone Bad
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The one with the horse face does.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 23:44 | 4142019 markmotive
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If Steven Seagal is even badmouthing the Obama regime then it can't be good!

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/11/steven-seagal-obama-regime-very-go...

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:04 | 4142041 Anusocracy
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I vote for government

I don't vote for government.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 03:24 | 4142188 Richard Chesler
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The executive is nothing more than the PR branch of the global criminal banking cartel. Why is there a monkey between the other 2 corrupt scumbags?

I dId hot run for office...... HAHAHAHAHAHAH...

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 03:36 | 4142197 Decolat
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I quit smoking this week. One less thing to fear! The brainwashing behind cigarettes makes a person realize how easy it is to be manipulated. .gov will literally kill you for cigarette taxes and sickcare enslavement. What else have I been manipulated into doing/wanting? Often.. it feels like Everything. There are so many methods of crowd control, but most of them are in my own head. (How did they get in there??) But I believe i'm now a step closer to waking up and finding genuine truth. 

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 04:25 | 4142211 SHRAGS
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Wecolme to the journey brother,  you have just started to wake up.  What you have sensed is just the tip of the iceberg, it's far bigger than you can imagine.  And yes, the true genius is the science behind using our minds against ourselves.  Here's a good starting point: The Handbook of Human Ownership - A Manual for New Tax Farmers

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 04:57 | 4142218 Decolat
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Thanks, I will check it out. The endless surveilence and bullshit propaganda of the country tells me that nation states are indeed giant plantations, and the little people are the slaves/livestock.

"To make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason." - Fredrick Douglass

'A nigger should know nothing but to obey his master - to do as he is told to do. Learning would spoil the best nigger in the world. Now, if you teach that nigger how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave.' - Captain Auld, Fredrick Douglass's former master

 

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:49 | 4142260 new game
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i smoke american spirits organic-cig smoking is a pleasure i indulge as is sex w/opposite sex.

somehow you equate it to propagana and the other shit going on around us. glad you quite but i think you will be smoking again. you need to quite for the right reasons...

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 07:59 | 4142288 Running On Bing...
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hopefully he will prove you wrong.

the best way to say *fuck you* to the Obamacare is to not pay for it, but more importantly, not need to use it. be smart about your choices.

Stay healthy.

Over.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:32 | 4142256 StandardDeviant
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That's serious indeed, MM.  But we'll only know it's really over when Chuck Norris speaks up.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:26 | 4141859 Long-John-Silver
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Obama lied. Healthcare died.

 

and you got a new tax to go with it.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 01:00 | 4142114 Tall Tom
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"I will not raise taxes on anyone who earns less than $250,000 per year."

 

~Barack "the Racist, Lying, Cheating, Thieving, Murdering, Homosexual, and Total Asshole***" Obama.

 

***I can prove any of those descriptive adjectives.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:39 | 4141883 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Cloward & Piven , Everything 's working fine ya'll were just gettin started..

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:06 | 4142049 forwardho
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Yes, overwelm the system with millions of dependents, then cut them all off.

Top down, bottom up, inside out... and yes we are at the point where a complete shut-off will get the ball rolling.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 01:59 | 4142157 holgerdanske
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Exactement!

You .ave .it your .head on the nail!

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 21:47 | 4141743 akak
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And don't forget that Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is means tested for both income and assets, meaning that all those (particularly middle class seniors) forced from Medicare into Medicaid under the ACA will by law be drained of virtually all of their savings and assets (minus their house, if they own one).  This insidious federal confiscation of private wealth mandated under Obamacare has not been given nearly the full exposure that it deserves.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:02 | 4141808 LawyerScum
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Medicare pays 100% of the costs for 20 days in a nursing home.  The average nursing home stay is 2+ years at an average cost of $50,000/year.  I expect due to central planning by the dipshits we vote into office continuously, these costs will skyrocket in the future.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 22:56 | 4141912 Fish Gone Bad
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That is sooooooo f'd up.  It costs less to be in nursing home than in prison?  That has got to be wrong somehow.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 09:17 | 4142354 Chief Kessler
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Sounds to me like all the Medicare and Medicaid boomers are whining like a bunch of Snap card carrying minorities, oops my bad, 50% of Snappers are red state trailer trash.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 23:19 | 4144708 sylviasays
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Don't feed the Obamatron brainwashed trolls 

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 23:03 | 4141927 skipjack
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If you are 65 you are in medicare, period. You can't be moved to medicaid...therefore, your statement does not apply to seniors, just to all those forced into medicaid who are under 65.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 23:19 | 4141961 akak
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My understanding (which may be incomplete or incorrect) is that that has changed, or will be changed, under the directives of the ACA, and that seniors CAN, and at least in certain cases WILL, be shunted from Medicare into Medicaid, or alternately that the means-testing of Medicaid will be applied (again, at least in some circumstances) to those currently on Medicare.  But I welcome any comments from those more knowledgeable on the matter.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:02 | 4142038 Imminent Crucible
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You are correct, akak. In fact, there were already circumstances in which Medicaid was applied in seniors-only households even before PPACA.

"Medicaid provides health coverage to more than 4.6 million low-income seniors, nearly all of whom are also enrolled in Medicare."

http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Population/...

Means-testing does apply in these cases, and I was told by the local Medicaid officer that seniors are encouraged to "spend down" to qualify.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 23:19 | 4141968 Harbanger
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"You can't be moved"  You can and will be moved wherever they decide to move you skipjack.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 23:45 | 4142018 Pure Evil
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You can be moved to medicaid if you end up in a nursing home for long term care. Medicare only helps pay for the first 100 days per year but will not pay for long term care. After that you either spend down assets if you have any and then move on to medicaid to pay for the nursing home stay. If you have any assets you can shelter them before going onto medicaid but you only end up giving them to some insurance company in the form of annuities.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 23:48 | 4142023 akak
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What if a senior citizen were to "shelter" some or all of their assets in physical gold, and pass it on to their heirs, either before or after going into long-term nursing home care, "under the table" as it were?

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:07 | 4142050 Imminent Crucible
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SHHHHHH!  Whatsa matta U? Of course you don't blab about it.

Medicaid Boss-lady said, "If people transfer assets to say, adult children in order to qualify, they must be very careful how they do it" nudge, nudge, wink, wink, "as CMS looks carefully at these sorts of issues. Sometimes. So to speak."

No mention of gold in particular.  I mean, who has any?

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:19 | 4142054 Pure Evil
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That would be considered a gift for tax purposes. And in the state of Florida anyone that gifts any financial assets can be denied Medicaid for 5 years. (Note: I'm only familiar with Floridian laws.)

Now, as you state the transfer is under the table, so to speak, and not lost in some tragic boating accident, like the Titanic, then what the state don't know, the state don't know. As long as no one opens their mouths and starts singing like a canary, disgruntled spouse or stupid children, then absent Martial Law and DHS searching everyone's abode for weapons and precious metals, I think no one would be the wiser. Cause who can say what belongs to whom when it comes to PMs.

And, of course since they want to see those financial statements prior to applying for Medicaid, (I think its three to six months, varies from state to state), one would need to start hiding assets in precious metals, gemstones, or other things at least six months in advance, preferably a year. Legally, you're supposed to do it at least 7 years in advance.

But, in order to apply for Medicaid you would need to provide a copy of all financial records for a specified number of months. They just want to verify that a shiite load of money wasn't being moved out of the accounts before someone applied for Medicaid.

Now if the the Medicaid applicant had a spouse or a gay partner, not yet legal in the state of Florida, a specific amount of assets can be sheltered but you would need to visit an elder care lawyer and watch all the money disappear into insurance annuities.

Note: they can only check accounts held in the persons name at financial institutions. If all their assets were in PMs or gemstones they would have no way of knowing they existed. Which, if anything, will be the driving force pushing gold and silver higher over the coming decade as people looks for ways to shelter their wealth. The only other choice is to place all your assets in a trust years before needing any form of government assistance and most people are either loath to do that or refuse to do it.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:25 | 4142075 Harbanger
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Ideally, you raised your kids right and you can trust them with all the $stuff you built for them long before you ever get to that point.  Again, I said Ideally.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 00:52 | 4142107 Pure Evil
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No you can't. Ideally, you protect yourself. Most kids will dump you in a nursing home rather than deal with having to take care of you in your old age. Believe me, I have spent the last seven years visiting nursing homes and a lot of children don't want the trouble or expense of taking care of their parents in their old age.

Your kids may be adorable when their young but you have no way of knowing how they will behave as they grow into adults. You would think they would take you in in your golden years but they may decide its too much trouble and dump you in an Assisted Living Facility or a nursing home. If you don't believe me check out the number of Assisted Living Facilities or nursing homes in your area.

It takes a lot of money to hire outside help to come in take care of someone and if your children both have to work and have children of their own it may be impossible to take care of you properly especially if you have a physical disability. Not to say that families across America aren't doing that, but the nursing homes and ALF's across America are pretty full.

Now, don't get me wrong, a lot of seasoned citizens in nursing homes are only there for rehabilitation after a hospital stay and then go home after a few months of rehab, but a significant number are there until they pass on. I've seen a lot families dump their parents off never to visit or rarely visit them.

At the same time, some people are beyond the ability of someone to take care of them on a daily basis, especially if the only family members are in their sixties or later. It can become physically impossible to toilet and bath someone that is unable to move on their own without help especially if your old yourself.

You get someone with a stroke or dementia and it can be a burden and exhausting to care for someone 24/7.

I'm not saying a lot of children don't take care of their parents, a lot do, but based upon the circumstances its not always possible. A lot of children can be in denial about the needs of their aging parents. They have cemented in their minds that their parents are nearly indestructible and can't imagine their parents might need help in their later years. So by the time reality rears its ugly head it may be too late to do what's necessary.

You should be preparing now how you're going to be warehoused as my mother says when the time comes. For me a bullet to the head is preferable to spending any amount of time in a nursing home.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 01:11 | 4142124 dogmete
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But a much better thing to think about is taking good care of yourself -- eating well and getting exercise everyday -- so that you can stay active and useful till you drop dead of natural causes. One need not go to an old person's home, or put the gun to their head. Stay healthy and die in your own house.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 01:50 | 4142154 Pure Evil
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My only advice is to live hard and die young.

You can't control the future. An accident could leave you moderately disabled. I saw an older lady coming out of a restaurant last year and trip over a cement parking block. She didn't lift her foot high enough and boom she went down hitting her head on the asphalt. I don't know what happened to her after that since I was in the drive thru lane and a mob along with her daughter were coming to her aid.

And I knew of a few old ladies past the century mark living in nursing homes. They still couldn't feed themselves much less bathe themselves or change their own diapers. If your lucky and get a decent roommate in the nursing home, it can be liveable. I know a few people that moved into one in their late 70's or early 80's. I guess they just didn't want to live alone. They were still capable of getting around by themselves but I guess they got tired of the hassle of life on the outside.

Much to the chagrin of those that believe in just taking care of themselves and exercising your body will eventually begin to break down. Your mental faculties will deteriorate and your ability to think clearly will disappear. The brain begins to atrophy and major organs stop regenerating themselves.

Of course there are the lucky few that can survive into their 90's and older with all their faculties about them and can easily take care of themselves. But, for the vast majority, a soylent green factory is the better way to go.

And one place you definitely don't want to get stuck in are the dementia wards. If you have mental disorders or combative dementia the nursing homes aren't required to take you. But, there are still places that warehouse people with mental problems and they keep them behind locked doors just like a prison. They're like the old state run mental institutions but are run by private corporations. I visited one and was blown away by the stench and lack of care. The staff were over worked and under paid.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 02:04 | 4142160 Skateboarder
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You're an asshole if you don't take care of your parents in old age [if they took care of you in young age]. That's all I'll say about it.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 02:28 | 4142165 Harbanger
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I hear you Pure Evil and can understand your stance.  I'm speaking from my personal observation of "ideal".  I wasn't raised in an ideal setting by far.  My parents were fked up hippies and I was raised by my WWII grandparents.  Some years later, circumstance caused my dad to have to put his $stuff in my name.  I didn't take his $stuff, even though I had plenty of things to be angry or vengeful about.  In fact it's all been spent 2 times over taking care of him.  He's living in the Apt below me as we speak, probably getting a BJ from his nurse.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:47 | 4142323 Acet
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First and foremost, people have to take care of themselves: healthy eating, exercising, keeping their minds busy, not too much drinking, not too much smoking.

A ton of studies out there show that all sorts of old-age diseases can be avoided or at least delayed for a long time if a person keeps on exercising physically and mentally.

If one takes care of oneself one doesn't burden one's kids with a living-dead husk of a person who can't even clean his/her own ass.

 

Now look at all the land whales driving themselves around in their mobility scooters who get Type-II diabeties in their 30s and just think how those people, thanks to food over-indulgence, are making themselves (if they live long enough) into a huge burden for their kids or the state.

 

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:23 | 4142477 rtalcott
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Mom is almost 95 and turning in to a full time job...but oh well we do what we do.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 01:19 | 4142127 Tall Tom
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"For me a bullet to the head is preferable to spending any amount of time in a nursing home."

 

You are increasing your odds that you will live in a Nursing Home. People survive Head Shots more often tham you'd like to believe. They end up disfigured, paralyzed, blind, or a vegetable. Look at the last scene of Fight Club. Tyler Durden survives.

 

The Head is Hard Tissue. Bullets do weird things when hitting Hard Tissue.

 

However they Blow apart Soft Tissue. Target the Blood Vessel Rich area of the Lower neck You will Bleed out rapidly. Use a Shotgun with Buckshot to maximize Damage. Or a 357 Magnum to the side of the neck. Use a Hollow Point.

 

Don't botch the job.

 

Personally I will inject 1800 Units of Insulin IM. I do not want to leave too much of a mess for others to deal with.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 01:57 | 4142156 Pure Evil
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I said it was preferable. Don't take me so literally.

And, by the time you get old it may be too late to off yourself. You may not have the mental acuity to perform the dirty deed. Something could happen and you could find yourself living in a nursing home incapable of killing yourself. I saw a young man that was paralyzed from the neck down and another woman suffering from the same condition.

In that case your only option is to refuse to eat. By law they cannot force you to eat against your will.

No matter how well you plan or take care of yourself sometimes the universe has a perverse sense of humor and throws a monkey wrench into the works destroying all your ill conceived ideas.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 04:45 | 4142214 Hobbleknee
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"Believe me, I have spent the last seven years visiting nursing homes and a lot of children don't want the trouble or expense of taking care of their parents in their old age."

 

That's because you're at nursing homes, get it?  You're at the only places where that kind of behavior can occur.  The majority of old people aren't even there.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 05:12 | 4142225 Hephaestus
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All nursing homes should put up a new sign that reads Daycare.

In the old days the elderly took care of the small children while the other adults worked. Why dont we combine all nursing homes with a daycare? The benifits of this are so astounding that I cant believe it isnt the norm. Its scary trying to find somebody you can trust to watch your kids. In this sick world anyone could be a psyco... even a teenage girl. That wouldn't be a problem anymore. A baby sitter can't get away with abusing your child if there are three dozen old people in the room who know him/her. At the same time it would be very difficult for nusing home staff to get away with anything either. With a constant stream of parents coming in and 40 sets of curious little eyes watching everything theft and abuse would be very hard to hide. Thats just the begining the goodness too. The old have so much to give to children.

Love - Kids need love and so do old people.

Wisdom - 40 people aged 80 carry 3,200 years of life between them. The lessons learned over many many lifetimes have real value if they are heeded.

History - Straight from someone who was really there. Did you ever notice that you can see the world through the eyes of someone you know well? Imagine a six year old with eyes that see 60 years into the past.

Patience - They have the time to really listen and want to hear about everything.

Entertainment - Lots and lots of stories. Tales of high adventure, great loves, and suspense!

 

The children are not coming to the table empty handed either.

Energy- Oh yeah they have that

Spontaneity - Gets kinda boring sitting around waiting to die.

Morale - Kids are twin turbo pick me ups for the elderly.

Health - Just light play can really help here.

Societal reconnection - Who the president is becomes important again. Even if you wont live to see the end of his/her term you dont want them screwing the litte ones who love you.

There is one massive drawback to all this. Well for insurance companies and medicaid anyway. The average in nursing home lifespan would probably triple. But hey its worth the cost. If someone will truly listen to our kids and teach them somthing worth knowing perhaps they wont fuck up the world like we have.

 

 

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 06:39 | 4142257 StandardDeviant
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Quite right, PureEvil.  Just ask King Lear.

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 21:46 | 4141757 Carl Popper
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Man it is going to be a feeding frenzy at the pig trough while it lasts. Insurance companies, doctors, hospitals.

I stand in awe of the biggest debacle of all time as adverse selection and a Kafka-esque system completely falls apart when the insurance rates are set for 2015.

It will be like the destruction of the Death Star when it explodes.

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