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by Maddy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Oxycontin
Replies: 46
Views: 1698

Re: Oxycontin

Who are these "medical professionals?" How, in this day and age of computerized-everything, does this kind of prescribing pattern go unnoticed? Who in their right mind spends $200,000 for a medical degree and then risks everything? Who are these peoples' professional peers, and why aren't they speak...
by Maddy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Long Term Care
Replies: 53
Views: 1896

Re: Long Term Care

The problem is that LTC insurance is unlikely to be much help, given the structure of covering only the first 2-3 years. For many people that's ok since most are in nursing homes less than that time, but by the same token that should be a piece of cake for a couple with a big retirement portfolio. ...
by Maddy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 49
Views: 1135

Re: Climate Change

Well here's something new and different: A study published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology reports this week that the dietary habits of white people are disproportionately responsible for the greenhouse gases behind climate change. https://www.climatedepot.com/2019/03/27/study-white-peoples-eat...
by Maddy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 49
Views: 1135

Re: Climate Change

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:48 pm
If the working class organized to increase bargaining power, [would they] use it to buy more stuff or buy the means of production[?]
That's the great thing about Utopia. The people that live there are equally idyllic.
by Maddy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 49
Views: 1135

Re: Climate Change

In case you missed it: Greenpeace co-founder and former president of Greenpeace Canada Patrick Moore described the cynical and corrupt machinations fueling the narrative of anthropocentric global warming and “climate change” . . . Moore explained how fear and guilt are leveraged by proponents of cli...
by Maddy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 49
Views: 1135

Re: Climate Change

Even if we reduced our carbon emissions ala the NGD, would it matter if China, India and other emerging countries did nothing and continued to pollute the crap out of the environment? Up until this point, the beneficiary of and the propelling force for all that crap generated by China has been the ...
by Maddy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 3 in 5 Millennials Say Life More Stressful
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: 3 in 5 Millennials Say Life More Stressful

With a broken phone screen, how could you possibly concentrate on getting a job?
by Maddy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: 3 in 5 Millennials Say Life More Stressful
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: 3 in 5 Millennials Say Life More Stressful

THIS could be the contingency that Harry Browne failed to account for.
by Maddy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Re: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches

It's interesting, though, to speculate why all of a sudden this time-honored tradition is not only being called out, but prosecuted. It's always worth watching and analyzing the power dynamics at play, as there appear to be major shifts under way. Decades ago, I worked with a visiting physician/scie...
by Maddy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 183
Views: 11178

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Today's young people seizing the means of production? To do what with it?
by Maddy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Re: Largest College Admissions Scam Includes Hollywood Actresses and Coaches

Well said, Tyler. Are we supposed to be shocked and dismayed to learn that the elite grease the skids for their kids when it comes to both college admissions and jobs? Makes you wonder who's on the grill to have warranted such a strange expose.
by Maddy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 126
Views: 4438

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

The CDC did its job during the AIDs epidemic, and did it reasonably well under difficult circumstances. They were in part muzzled by the Reagan administration, which regarded AIDs as a disease specific to undesirable groups (gays, IV drug users, prostitutes) and therefore not something they wanted ...