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    Yes - this business of tying healthcare to your...

    Yes - this business of tying healthcare to your employer is just foolish.
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    My daughter seems to be a big fan of the UK's NHS...

    My daughter seems to be a big fan of the UK's NHS for her medical care. Then again, she's 22 and healthy. She does have to pay into the plan as a documented alien, but it seems cheaper than what ...
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    Well, let's start by cutting the military budget...

    Well, let's start by cutting the military budget in half.
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    Concur

    Concur
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    "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not...

    "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the...
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    No, they seem surprisingly inept. It'd hardly...

    No, they seem surprisingly inept. It'd hardly be sporting.
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    How does your voice betray your sexual...

    How does your voice betray your sexual orientation?
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    Well, I hear they are marching in the streets...

    Well, I hear they are marching in the streets these days.
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    I sort of liked Bush, Reagan, and even in his own...

    I sort of liked Bush, Reagan, and even in his own way Nixon.

    Trump is distinctly a different critter...
  10. What increase? The rate seems to be way *down*...

    What increase?

    The rate seems to be way *down* over time. It's about 1/3 what it was in the 1980s.
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    If Putin is using Trump, I suspect it isn't...

    If Putin is using Trump, I suspect it isn't anything as unsubtle as Bond movie-style blackmail or Manchurian Candidate sort of things.

    I think he's just playing on Trump's psychology. That's far...
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    CNN's Town Hall LGBTQ event tonight

    I'd be curious to hear folks' thoughts after this is done.

    So far, I'm liking this format better than the Thunderdome Debate format, as each candidate is getting 30 minutes, and more nuanced...
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    I think he's succeeded beyond his wildest hopes.

    I think he's succeeded beyond his wildest hopes.
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    Which specific divisions are you concerned about?...

    Which specific divisions are you concerned about?

    What would "healing" be?
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    I'm no great fan of the US having troops all over...

    I'm no great fan of the US having troops all over the planet, and spending more on our military budget than pretty much the whole rest of the planet combined. I'd be quite happy reducing our...
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    Tonight is also the CNN Town Hall for the...

    Tonight is also the CNN Town Hall for the Democratic candidates, focused on LGBTQ issues. Starts 7:30PM Eastern Time

    I do find this business of the President constantly going out for divisive...
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    There would seem to be some serious First...

    There would seem to be some serious First Amendment issues with that.

    All that's going on right now is some private political organizations are running around trying to select their candidate.
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    And ask yourself - who benefits from all of this?...

    And ask yourself - who benefits from all of this?

    (Did you see the bit the other day where Trump threatened to destroy the economy of a fellow NATO ally?)
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    This is the line of thinking that led to the...

    This is the line of thinking that led to the Jewish population of Austria, which had a vibrant culture, dropping from 250,000 people in 1933 to an effective population of about 0 by 1944 (*).
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    Which Kurds are they attacking? The Good Kurds,...

    Which Kurds are they attacking? The Good Kurds, the So-So Kurds, or the Naughty Kurds?
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    Are you going to wear it when the articles of...

    Are you going to wear it when the articles of impeachment are handed to the Senate? Or are you going to wait for an actual conviction?
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    That must be sort of handy, to be able to set up...

    That must be sort of handy, to be able to set up dozens of little Star Chambers!

    It's weird, when I was an elected official, we had to formally memorialize by vote any delegation of powers to...
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    My understanding is that the US Constitution does...

    My understanding is that the US Constitution does not specify the procedures used by the House to investigate possible impeachment. The text seems to clearly indicate a vote *would* be required to...
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    It would seem to be more convenient to deal with...

    It would seem to be more convenient to deal with the warrant up-front, on your own schedule, than to be rudely surprised some day while travelling or something.
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    It would depend on the jurisdiction and the...

    It would depend on the jurisdiction and the charges.
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