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    Maybe I'll go to the 50th but that's a ways off...

    Maybe I'll go to the 50th but that's a ways off yet.
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    Fame, success and money cause fewer problems, and...

    Fame, success and money cause fewer problems, and solve fewer problems, than generally claimed.
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    Did I say that the risk was exactly the same? No....

    Did I say that the risk was exactly the same? No. I said that it isn't clear to me how much "safer" money is in a savings account versus a checking account. The difference seems to be decreasing day...
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    Not knowing how it is done doesn't mean the risk...

    Not knowing how it is done doesn't mean the risk doesn't exist. The point is that savings accounts are not "safe". There are paths leading to loss whenever we own anything - even gold bars. The...
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    I suppose some people are "corporate" but many I...

    I suppose some people are "corporate" but many I suspect merely put up with it and work hard to work well within that system because it best serves their family's needs.
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    Examples of fraud against checking accounts? ...

    Examples of fraud against checking accounts?

    (The point is that if you do your basic research to prove your own assertion, you'll find the example of what I pointed out. I really don't have the...
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    As I said, it simply isn't as hard to commit...

    As I said, it simply isn't as hard to commit fraud against a savings account as most folks think - simply isn't as hard as it once was. It has become a lot easier, almost as easy as committing...
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    It isn't clear to me how much "safer" money is in...

    It isn't clear to me how much "safer" money is in a savings account versus a checking account. The difference seems to be decreasing day by day.
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    There are, of course, (at least) two schools of...

    There are, of course, (at least) two schools of thought in this as in all things. The American economy is, regrettably, a consumption economy rather than a production economy. Lots of folks want to...
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    :doh:

    :doh:
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    There's a difference between a flawed (really:...

    There's a difference between a flawed (really: "imperfect") analogy and a false analogy. All analogies are imperfect. (If they were perfect, they wouldn't be analogies.) A false analogy is one which...
  12. You are incorrect. That had nothing to do with...

    You are incorrect. That had nothing to do with how that number was arrived at.

    Naively or intentionally refusing to acknowledge the political realities of the world we live in will never lead to...
  13. No, it isn't. The bill doesn't provide any reason...

    No, it isn't. The bill doesn't provide any reason why $6,000 was chosen. You're simply wrong.

    Read something that isn't there.
  14. So what you're saying is that it improved things...

    So what you're saying is that it improved things for some folks, but not for everyone.

    I agree.
  15. It is harder for some folks than for others to...

    It is harder for some folks than for others to understand the inherently mutual aspect of insurance.
  16. There was no such assumption; it was merely the...

    There was no such assumption; it was merely the end-result of the ascertainment of what was practicable.
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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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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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