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The Commish

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  1. When GWB out performs you in the approval game don't you have to kind of reevaluate who you are? I mean Carter has outperformed him for the most part (until the end of his term where all hell broke loose) He took office in Jan, and for all intents and purposes, people had him figured out by February
  2. BRING ON THE TARIFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a maroon!
  3. Disagree for reasons previously stated. Can you point me to your updated definition of "socialism" then? I missed it....TIA
  4. Yeah, this logic does not fit the requirements as you defined them with your definition: Obamacare is the LEAST socialist of all the things on that list going by YOUR standard
  5. This pretty much answers it. The company basically didn't want to do what was required in the individual market and bailed. That sucks. This is one of the things that left me wondering WTF when I read about the approach they finally settled on. It was hard to understand how the politicians didn't see the companies would simply bail.
  6. Did your insurance company happen to give you the details on what exactly changed for them? I ask because I am part of a group plan negotiated that has over 200,000 people in it and our company also claimed the changes in ACA were the reason they essentially gutted our insurance options and plans which is puzzling since ACA didn't deal with group markets.
  7. When we have a president who does things just to undo what Obama did and makes more decisions based on memes and Fox News than actual intelligence, nothing should surprise you. Oh, it's not remotely surprising that this is happening. When you have a toddler's working knowledge of the world, this sort of thing is expected.
  8. Yep....why they decided to blow up the relative stability of the Iran deal is beyond me. This is theirs to own. Let's see what brilliant approach they come up with. Maybe some tariffs?
  9. When I see questions like this I really wish they'd have demo questions to clarify "Republicans". Like how long they have identified as republican etc.
  10. This triggered a thought in me. Have any of you guys ever driven up to the drive through to find out the person in front of you paid for your order? That happened a lot to us when we were in SC. Only a few times here in Florida. Little things like that go a really long way in some people's lives. I always continue it by paying for the person behind me. For whatever reason it usually happens at Chic-Fil-A. One of the kids in the youth group at the church I attended up there said they had one morning where over 50 cars paid for the car behind them in a row. All triggered by one person who thought, "Hey, I'm going to pay it forward to the person behind me". That person probably has no idea that their one act of kindness morphed in to 49 other acts of kindness that day. It's really cool to see that in our society.
  11. When I initially started doing this sort of thing, it was just me and my wife. Working in the system I was working with, I got to know the people pretty quickly. Once we moved and I started having family, it was definitely a concern, but our help shifted to focusing on helping families. Some we took in (3-4 families) we didn't know until introduced at the facility. Some I got to know through the programs as a volunteer. Not sure exactly what you are asking here, but initially, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of people that were homeless. It's staggering. You peel that bandaid back for the first time to see the true situation and all you can say is WTF! I was obsessed with helping all the people all the time and it wore me down and pulled me away from my wife a bit. This was early in our marriage so I was trying to figure that relationship out too. This is a tough question because the answers are specific to the individual. I'd say 90% of all the people I dealt with just needed support. They needed consistency in their lives and needed a sense of normalcy. Most of that group had jobs already, but because of circumstances, bills etc couldn't put enough together for rent. But that's specific to the group I worked with. There was a set that also had no desire to work. They didn't want to invest in themselves because they had no self worth. That isn't fixed by giving material assistance. Not sure what you're asking here. There are agencies there to be profit centers. They work on donations and over half end up going to the staff and people who run the place. Those are drains on aid, much like the various places we donate money to. I find the large, national agencies kind of suck. If its something one wants to pursue, find one that is 100% local and focused on the people in the immediate area. There is a small battle lesser known organizations face in fighting off the stigma of being in it for the money, but that's generally on the donation side and not the need side. People truly in need will take help however they can get it.
  12. Wow thanks!! FSU fan so we share Gator hate and definitely not a ND fan. This will be a repeat trip for us since we enjoyed Athens so much in 2016. Preliminary feelers reveil they might have ONE ticket available....have another friend who's a season ticket holder, but that's an incredibly long long shot...asking him too.
  13. Almost all of these depend on one's definition/interpretation of socialism. The above are my interpretations. so·cial·ism noun a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. synonyms:leftism, Fabianism, syndicalism, consumer socialism, utopian socialism, welfarism; More policy or practice based on the political and economic theory of socialism. synonyms:leftism, Fabianism, syndicalism, consumer socialism, utopian socialism, welfarism;More (in Marxist theory) a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of Communism. By your definition, none of the above are socialism. The "community as a whole" doesn't own any of these and it's odd that the most clear cut example of the community NOT owning something you label as "yes" with Obamacare. Those are all regulations to the private market impressed upon said market by the federal government. Community owned is like a free clinic or those monthly events where dentists donate their time to do dental work for the area etc.
  14. We are back to the "polls are worthless" people using polls in an attempt to prove something?