From what I’ve been hearing, one of the reasons Sweden doesn’t have as many critical patients is because they are simply not treating many sick people in a hospital setting so they are more likely to get critically ill and die at home. I think that’s especially been true for elderly people. Their response has been really b…[Read more]
RufusTFirefly replied to the topic Biden vows to bring back Obamacare's individual mandate penalty for not having insurance in the forum General Discussion 6 days ago
Like the healthcare itself, the rule should be “everybody in, nobody out.”
It should be a part of the taxes we all pay.
But it should finance a government single-payer plan, not corporate socialism for rapacious private insurance companies.
You are absolutely correct. A public option would probably be the worst of all scenarios. It…[Read more]
Jim Lane replied to the topic A dueling town halls upside: Media finally focuses on the wide gulf between Biden and Trump in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
NBC unilaterally acceded to Trump’s request that the town halls be simultaneously. Many other media outlets criticized NBC’s decision.
Trump made a lot of money for NBC during the years of The Apprentice. I’ve seen the speculation that NBC, even more than other corporate media outlets, has a pro-Trump tilt as a result.
A less co…[Read more]
@doh1304 that’s just a sad fact.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Curfews and lockdowns as shaken Europe overtakes U.S. in virus surge in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 week ago
@doh1304 The global death rate has been declining; it’s been less than 1% for a few weeks. I don’t think we know yet whether it’s going to keep declining, or flatten out, or increase.
It’s also possible that it will increase in the United States, but not in the rest of the advanced countries, for only America will allow tens of millions of its…[Read more]
I like that description, @doh1304 !
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Researchers gave thousands of dollars to homeless people. The results defied stereotypes. in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
@doh1304 It’s the WOTC-Work Opportunity Tax Credit-signed into law by Bill Clinton and still very much on the books.
Ohio Barbarian replied to the topic Gallup: Majority of voters feel Trump will ultimately win re-election in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
@doh1304 I was starting to think I was the only one.
I have an educated guess to answer your question. The “Trump Bump” of people who refuse to tell pollsters that they are going to vote for Trump appears to be about 2-3%. Then there’s the enthusiasm gap you mentioned, which makes it more likely Trump supporters will vote than those who would…[Read more]
Cold Mountain Trail replied to the topic Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 10 in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Not the entire first, just the freedom of the press apparently. They…[Read more]
jbnw replied to the topic Videos Show Leftists Throwing Objects From Balcony at Trump Supporter Convoy on Portland Highway in the forum Latest Breaking News 1 month ago
I think it should be facts first. While I know many of the RW sites and agents, I don’t know all of them – but if I recognize one, I do perform extra validation.
In this case, as I said originally, I saw the Trump convoy on this route, recognized the location as I had been there minutes before, and had seen a police car on an overpass.
I cannot…[Read more]
A thing called term limits. Most of these down ticket elections become permanent in nature.
I’m really wary of all or nothing on down ticket elections.
mrdmk replied to the topic The United States has been collapsing for years. We just weren’t paying attention in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
I will take it to the Industrial Revolution of 1870…
The start of Public Education
The Tempest Movement
Everyone in the U.S.A. needs to go to church
All in the name of the better worker
But reality has a say in it as well. I fully appreciate the idea of a basic income. There were times I needed it. I may need it again sometime. The thing about it is that it has connotations of something the conservative right despises, communism.
I grew up in a relatively conservative household. My step-father always railed about those…[Read more]
Or at least one of them @doh1304
The other is that the person getting the additional or guaranteed or basic or whatever the hell anyone wants to call it will be encouraged to not work at all.
So, now lets talk studies.
You don’t just up and do anything even marginally close to a full blown legislation of this economic magnitude without…[Read more]
Cold Mountain Trail replied to the topic It’s Fine to Feel Like Shit About Joe Biden and the DNC (D. Sirota via Jacobin) in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago
Neither candidate’s personal ‘evil’ is important, imho. They’re just figureheads. More important is their backers and their supporters. They’re both pretty weak on supporters, but Trump’s seem more committed to him personally.
On their backers, it’s harder to say, but if you want to look for real ‘evil,’ start there
Todays attempts and yesterdays studies with a minimum income suggest just the opposite.
The US has had at least two trial regional MBI experiments all of which showed no effect whatsoever on any economic system problems. In fact, they were judged ‘inconclusive’ on the effects of the programs socially, but all of them showed no effects…[Read more]
In retrospect, I hated the way that Norman Lear portrayed the ARCH-Conservative ARCHie Bunker in a positive light as a hard-working all-American, while portraying “Meathead” as a liberal leach who could never hold a steady job (and who was later divorced by Gloria after she got her own show).
The poll is a few months old, but is still generating a lot of discussion.
Though Tulsi Gabbard gained only marginal support on the…[Read more]
Yanath replied to the topic Should Black and Latino people get priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine? in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
ThouArtThat replied to the topic World needs seven planets to eat like a G20 Nation – DW in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Yes – all the evidence points in that direction. The only question is how quickly or slowly it all falls apart.
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