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    Or rather, pointless to argue with that. :)

    Or rather, pointless to argue with that. :)
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    So, then, that link is not really relevant to...

    So, then, that link is not really relevant to this thread.

    We humans are very good at making up excuses and other types of rationalizations regarding the harm attributable to choices we make. That...
  3. Hospitals have a number of avenues they can...

    Hospitals have a number of avenues they can pursue, depending on the nature of the service provided and the cause of the need. For example, if an indigent woman gives birth, the hospital of course...
  4. ERs are required to stabilize patients without...

    ERs are required to stabilize patients without regard to the ability to pay. They are not required to eat the cost if you are unable to pay, but rather can treat the bill as any other bill you don't...
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    We've finally started enjoying harvest meals,...

    We've finally started enjoying harvest meals, after quite a delay in our growing season here in the northeast. We picked up zucchini and squash from the farm at Walden Woods and corn from Hutchins...
  6. Thread: Secretary of State

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    That is indeed the Secretary of State's job. We...

    That is indeed the Secretary of State's job. We haven't had a time during my lifetime when American interests were not in some way in danger overseas, so there has never been a legitimate reason for...
  7. Thread: TV withdrawal

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    The vast majority of the PBS audience is in a...

    The vast majority of the PBS audience is in a much better situation digital, but there are two small groups that aren't: Obviously, the folks on the fringe of the viewing area now will be unable to...
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    Such small services are a ripoff for both sides....

    Such small services are a ripoff for both sides. A friend of mine started a little computer help business when he was unemployed during the recession and eventually learned that he's better off not...
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    I recently read an article making clear that...

    I recently read an article making clear that that's simply the way things are, generally.
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    We had it for free for a while, but ditched it...

    We had it for free for a while, but ditched it when the free trial ran out. They kept coming back with better offers, but the best offer (confirmed on the dedicated online forums) was $25 for six...
  11. Thread: TV withdrawal

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    OR... get Congress to decide that cable companies...

    OR... get Congress to decide that cable companies should be regulated utilities with their rates and services dictated by public utility councils.

    There's a reason why cable was deregulated. A...
  12. Thread: workplace 401k

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    Maxing out my 401k since my first day of work...

    Maxing out my 401k since my first day of work after university, thirty years later it still isn't worth enough to fund my retirement, but it is getting there. I can probably work another ten years...
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    LastPass has a secure notes feature, along with...

    LastPass has a secure notes feature, along with its password vault feature. We store our security question answers there, since after all I may know the answers to these questions as they pertain to...
  14. Thread: TV withdrawal

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    Our only comparable switch was when we turned off...

    Our only comparable switch was when we turned off HBO and Showtime. There was one summer during which we were a little lean on choices for television (we watched shows like Wipeout! and other OTA...
  15. Thread: Going into Iraq

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    It was an analogy. If you want to keep the...

    It was an analogy. If you want to keep the analogy at the same level of gravity, you have to recognize that the Iraqi people who appreciated American assistance were being killed, not just falling...
  16. Thread: Going into Iraq

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    When I help someone up off the sidewalk after...

    When I help someone up off the sidewalk after they've slipped and fallen, I don't place expectations on them to never fall again. I won't accompany them along all their travels to catch them should...
  17. Thread: Indoor TV Antenna

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    I remember reading once that line of sight from a...

    I remember reading once that line of sight from a typical home antenna, on a perfectly round earth without hills and valleys or trees, was approximately 63 miles (i.e., due to the curvature of the...
  18. Thread: Indoor TV Antenna

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    Mount Wilson hosts numerous transmitters for the...

    Mount Wilson hosts numerous transmitters for the Los Angeles area. Elevation 5,713 feet.

    By comparison, transmitters for the Boston area are on the Needham flats. Elevation 162 feet.
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    We received our discs of the series last week.

    We received our discs of the series last week.
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    The DVR rather detaches when you watch a program...

    The DVR rather detaches when you watch a program from when a program is broadcast. (Tonight, we're watching Orphan Black from last night, and Being Human from April.) We're indeed recording nothing...
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    Timely... ...

    Timely...

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/10/meet-an-atheist-who-believes-in-god/?hpt=li_bn10
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    Many people don't understand agnosticism very...

    Many people don't understand agnosticism very well. It includes beliefs that allow for the possibility (likelihood, really) that human beings don't have the capacity to understand the nature of God,...
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    A very politic answer. By the way, there is a...

    A very politic answer.

    By the way, there is a difference between being a pantheist and being a Pantheist. Subtle but significant.
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    It is a myth that Sagan was an Atheist. In one of...

    It is a myth that Sagan was an Atheist. In one of his last books, the aforementioned Pale Blue Dot, he wrote, "A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by...
  25. Thread: Indoor TV Antenna

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    You live in what CEA refers to as a yellow zone...

    You live in what CEA refers to as a yellow zone (which may seem strange, since their yellow zone gets easier access to signals than their green zone - their scale goes yellow, green, red - but their...
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