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    That's interesting, Yppej. I suppose whatever...

    That's interesting, Yppej. I suppose whatever comes to be will somehow work out. If Medicare is optional, but not entirely single payer and like Buttigieg is promoting, I would assume the doctors...
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    Word I get from folks who have gone on Medicare...

    Word I get from folks who have gone on Medicare is that they have had trouble finding good doctors who will take the lower limits of medicare payments. I wonder if a the medicare option plan would...
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    I thought a lot of the discussion was around how...

    I thought a lot of the discussion was around how much government funding will expand in areas like health care, education, and a little on guaranteed income. And then how believable the ways to pay...
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    i listened to the whole smear and had a similar...

    i listened to the whole smear and had a similar take. They made the most sense to me, although I’m not so sure of what it would take to beat Trump. I wonder what the talking heads and polls will...
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    I would assume the same. Then would Pence be the...

    I would assume the same. Then would Pence be the obvious fore runner or would there be a political scramble of opponents?
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    It’s in my playbook that T announces a trade deal...

    It’s in my playbook that T announces a trade deal with China at a strategic time before elections. He is just Biden his time for the right moment. Assuming he’s still president then.
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    I don't agree with everything Warren proposes but...

    I don't agree with everything Warren proposes but some of the campaign promises are not going to fly. Sort of like when Trump said the first thing he would do in office is get rid of Obama Care. On...
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    LDAHL, I respect you personal choices, but with...

    LDAHL, I respect you personal choices, but with due respect I think you are not seeing this in it's true perspective. In the past, we have memorialized Native Americans on our currency along with...
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    Would you choose to eliminate certain other...

    Would you choose to eliminate certain other Eurocentric reminders of guilt, like say, Holocaust Museums?
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    Heck, we basically took everything and left them...

    Heck, we basically took everything and left them with some relatively hardscrabble parcels of typically worthless land. And treaties were basically worthless pieces of paper anyway.

    I would...
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    And what were we to celebrate on Columbus Day? ...

    And what were we to celebrate on Columbus Day?

    I don't know that there is a single answer, but we could always honor them for discovering the Americas. Or for leaving a nice pristine environment...
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    Perhaps I took your comment out of context, when...

    Perhaps I took your comment out of context, when you said this continent's original homesteaders were invaders. My apologies.
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    I think migration is the more commonly accepted...

    I think migration is the more commonly accepted term. The mammoths and ground sloths might differ.
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    And the Monster Slayer said, "Some things should...

    And the Monster Slayer said, "Some things should be left as they are. Perhaps it is better for all of us in the long run that certain enemies endure." From the Navajo Creation Story.
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    Happy Indigenous People Day

    I understand there is a trend to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. I am all in favor.

    It might have gotten past me at another time, but I just finished reading a book on Manifest...
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    The environment is my overriding issue as well. ...

    The environment is my overriding issue as well. It's not just clean air and water for us, but connected issues around how we stand as custodians of the planet and the other issues around our...
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    Maybe when it is all said and done history will...

    Maybe when it is all said and done history will tell a story, but I don't think we have had a modern president that has been worse for the environment. His deregulation of oil and gas, elimination...
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    Or, that and a quarter will buy you a cup of...

    Or, that and a quarter will buy you a cup of coffee.

    I think seniors incur a higher rate of inflation than the standard government figures for the rest of the population, but that's a mostly mute...
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    If we are talking Trump and campaign promises, it...

    If we are talking Trump and campaign promises, it seems like a big one was to make America safe again. Not exactly a stellar few years for mass shootings. I don't think he has done much for the...
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    I think we need a common cause that threatens the...

    I think we need a common cause that threatens the economic and physical well being of the country or world as a whole. My vote would be global warming.
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    I had to do a history review. The Supreme Court...

    I had to do a history review. The Supreme Court ruling was during the Nixon investigation and occurred before the formal vote for impeachment. It involved the release of the famous Nixon tapes,...
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    I don't necessarily see that as a problem.

    I don't necessarily see that as a problem.
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    I was told that once there is a formal vote to...

    I was told that once there is a formal vote to proceed with impeachment, documents or witnesses that have been requested by Congress but held up in the cumbersome legal process could be expedited (or...
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    I'm about done with Blood and Thunder by Hampton...

    I'm about done with Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides. It was a best seller back when it was published about 10 years ago. It is the story of manifest destiny and the opening of the west for...
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    I could be wrong, but it seems to me like it's...

    I could be wrong, but it seems to me like it's coming down to Warren in light of recent events. Bernie's heart attack has emphasized his age vulnerability, and Trump's convoluted conspiracy theory...
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