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whatever said...

I comment on this board because Chattanooga and the USA were my life for 65 years and I hope that one more perspective is useful to the CTFP readers.

A reasonable position, one that's hardly out of bounds in terms of behavior. Nothing wrong with checking back on where you've been.

And I'm sure you've offered something to those willing to listen.

Me, I think I'll leave when my paper subscription runs out...which is today!

Later then.

October 6, 2010 at 8:47 p.m.
whatever said...

According to another site, prosecutors will recommend 2-4 years of prison, and drop conspiracy charges.

I think that's a little less than I'd support.

October 6, 2010 at 8:33 p.m.
whatever said...

Wow, still arguing here?

Well, I guess there's just too much division here. But then when the other person writes you off as insane, what can be expected?

Is that better or worse than being on crack?

October 6, 2010 at 8:22 p.m.
whatever said...

Well, there's a pot calling a kettle black.

Or do you think you're somehow contributing to the discussion?

Believe it or not, I actually did write a reply, but perhaps it got deleted because of the link in it or maybe I just closed the window without actually posting it. Dunno.

But to answer the person who, unlike you, is part of the discussion, my answer was that copying is the wrong way to put it. We should learn from every country, some of whom are doing better, some of whom are doing worse. Lessons to be learned either way. At the least I'd like to examine the system France has for medical information storage. The Carte Vitale is quite nice.

October 6, 2010 at 8:16 p.m.
whatever said...

I don't think relativity justifies taking the creation myth in the Bible as literal fact.

October 6, 2010 at 7:58 p.m.
whatever said...

I'll take the one that stands up against the big insurance companies for the everyday man instead of the one that goes after the everyday man in favor of his big credit card and mortgage clients.

Why pick the lesser of two evils? Let's get a divorce lawyer in the running!

Also, as far as spelling goes, I don't mind the occasional mistake, but I do mind people who take an arrogant pride in their sloppy spelling and disregard for how poorly they communicate. That's a bit much.

October 6, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.
whatever said...

Still not following the connection to the problems of today, but let's hear what you would do instead.

October 6, 2010 at 5:32 p.m.
whatever said...

Maybe if Chuck Fleischman had agreed to a debate then...

October 6, 2010 at 5:13 p.m.
whatever said...

Technology only affects Lasik and Cosmetic surgery and not the rest of the healthcare system?

I was explaining part of why improvements you alleged (but didn't specify) in those particular fields were happening.

We could certainly work on determining how much of an impact technology has overall had on the health care field, but that would require a rather comprehensive effort. Sometimes it would increase the costs, but increase the results, other times it might be more negative.

Do you think that would help advance the discussion?

Wage & price controls were put in place during World War II. There was fierce competition for able bodied employees so nearly all big manufacturing employers started offering health insurance as part of the total compensation package to draw and retain people.

Well, that's an interesting perspective. I'm not sure how what happened 50-60 years ago reflects on the problems of today though. Can you explain what the government did besides spend a lot of money and take away a good amount of the labor force, and how it had such a long term impact?

October 6, 2010 at 5:12 p.m.
whatever said...

Or IOW, no principle or philosophy is immune to corruption.

I think that's part of human nature, sadly, we just don't measure up to our ideals.

October 6, 2010 at 4:41 p.m.
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