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  1. Thread: Conavirus......

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    There is a wealth of disinformation spreading...

    There is a wealth of disinformation spreading around. So far I've found the Aljazeera news and updates to stick to the facts without any hype. The most concerning areas in my view are the middle...
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    Another vote for a mid-sized college town. I...

    Another vote for a mid-sized college town. I have lived in a larger metro area where most all routine business was close to home and much in walking distance, plus good bike lanes and public...
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    A lot probably depends on who controls the...

    A lot probably depends on who controls the Senate. I doubt that some of his wild ideas on free college education and medicare for all will advance to ideal completion, but there could be some...
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    Indeed. I find it hard for any conservatives, or...

    Indeed. I find it hard for any conservatives, or at least Trumpers, to get down on Bernie when there is a bromance between Donald and Putin. For that matter speaking of oppressive Communist regimes...
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    Made me laugh, too. I at least read wiki on...

    Made me laugh, too.

    I at least read wiki on Cuba. Their health and education systems looked pretty good to me, at least for a third world country subject to sanctions.
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    Poll: #3 It is simpler and doesn't have the other...

    #3 It is simpler and doesn't have the other distracting graphics that for me don't add much. I think you only need one graphic.
  7. Thread: Conavirus......

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    The recent WHO update said there is still hope of...

    The recent WHO update said there is still hope of it being contained, but that window is closing quickly. My level of concern is quite a bit more than a week ago before South Korea, Italy and Iran...
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    As long as the Senate remains Republican most of...

    As long as the Senate remains Republican most of Bernie's proposals are a long way off if at all. It's like how Donald was going to deport all the illegals and get rid of Obama Care.
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    My recollections from the debates were that this...

    My recollections from the debates were that this came up a few times. The general response, at least as I recall, is that there will be a few sacrifices to be made for the good of all. Could be off...
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    That's a thought worth entertaining. I think I'd...

    That's a thought worth entertaining. I think I'd at least want the drug insurance part, but when you consider the monthly charges for some of the more expensive Medigap plans over the years of a...
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    Interesting point. It gets complicated.

    Interesting point. It gets complicated.
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    I'm not sure I understand. Is it that if you...

    I'm not sure I understand. Is it that if you need some sort of expensive procedure an Advantage plan provider can arbitrarily change your coverage to avoid expenses.
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    [ That's my take. Everyone should have either...

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    That's my take. Everyone should have either an Advantage plan or Medigap, plus whatever it is people should make sure they have some sort of drug coverage. I recall there is a penalty for...
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    Tybee, you might also consider if you doctors of...

    Tybee, you might also consider if you doctors of choice will accept Medicare patients. The doctor I've used for years won't accept medicare patients but will take patients with advantage plans. ...
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    Did they have a medigap policy or a medicare...

    Did they have a medigap policy or a medicare advantage? I imagine that they offer both.

    Not all Medicare Advantage plans are the same. I'd offer as a suggestion the book, Medicare for Dummies...
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    The low or no cost supplemental plans are...

    The low or no cost supplemental plans are generally "Medicare Advantage" plans. The often have small co-pays, require a primary care physician referrals to see other doctors, and higher costs for...
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    I understand the many legitimate reasons why...

    I understand the many legitimate reasons why medications provided by big pharma are expensive and add to our health care costs. Without more information, I don't see eye to eye with Bernie's one...
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    Sometime I'd like to hear Bernie's rationale...

    Sometime I'd like to hear Bernie's rationale behind his rants on big pharma greed. Last night he quote a figure of big pharma profits as something like an outrageous many billions. I wonder where...
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    I was not dealing with all the anger and switched...

    I was not dealing with all the anger and switched over to the more tame PBS Nova show on weasels for a while. I think someone posted a piece of paper on Bloomberg's back that said kick me. I've...
  20. Thread: How to be happy

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    I have known people in or from poor counties who...

    I have known people in or from poor counties who were probably happier than the average American with all our wealth.
  21. Thread: Mattress Buying

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    I replaced old bedding recently and bought a...

    I replaced old bedding recently and bought a mattress pad and pillows with some sort of supposed newer cooling technology and materials. I sleep hot even in winter with the thermostat turned down. ...
  22. Thread: Mattress Buying

    by Rogar
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    I have slept on an expensive memory foam as a...

    I have slept on an expensive memory foam as a guest and was not very impressed. I've been happy with my Sleep Number. I bought the low end version and already had a frame with a solid bottom so it...
  23. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I get the feeling that Donald is having an...

    I get the feeling that Donald is having an adolescence "I'll show them I can do anything I want" hissy fit after his impeachment. At least McCabe is off the hook. He was probably a victim of...
  24. Thread: Impeachment?

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    The old story or myth about Silent Cal is from a...

    The old story or myth about Silent Cal is from a dinner party where an attractive young lady seated next to him said, "My friends have bet me that I couldn't get you to speak more than three words." ...
  25. Thread: Impeachment?

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    It probably depends on the measures used to...

    It probably depends on the measures used to define moderate and extreme. For examples, I think massive tax reductions along side big spending increases, especially military, is right wing that may...
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