O/T: Major Sea Changes

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Some of the major sea changes in my life.
VE Day was big, but VJ Day was bigger since it truly marked the end of WWII.
My graduation from college, a dream my father had but didn't live to see.
Enactment of the Civil Rights Act.
The passage of Medicare.
The birth of my children.
The end of the Viet Nam conflict
Today marks the latest major sea change in my life. The little guy won a big one today with the passage of health care.
I'm sure the law of unattended consequences will apply, but the bus has left the station, so hang on and enjoy the ride.
Lew
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Hear, Hear!
Now comes the real work, getting the amendments to do what the people really want, whetheer they kknow it or not. Oh wait, there are lobbyists too. Now there is a job for those who favor using guns defensively.
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On 3/22/2010 7:07 AM, Han wrote:

At the next election it may turn out that what the people really want is for Obama to shove his insurance industry windfall up his butt sideways.
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Han wrote:

Ha! You really think the Senate is going to take up the reconciliation bill and see it through? That was just smoke and mirrors, they've got the bill they wanted passed, it's going to get signed and passed into law. The reconciliation bill may get some lip service, but that's all it's going to get.
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I think there is too much contention about several provisions, so the Senate will want to make peace with the House.
Me, I'm FOR a public option (option, not compulsion), and FOR using insurance to guarantee a woman's right to use abortion. I'm not in favor of abortion other than as a last resort. I'm also in favor of teaching birth control to kids.
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Han wrote:
I'm also in favor of teaching birth control to kids.
You're not allowed to teach your kids birth control?
Where *do* you live?
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september.org:

I thought I knew English reasonably well, so pardon my surprise at your question. I live in New Jersey, Bergen county.
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Han wrote:

So you are saying you are not allowed to teach your kids birth control in Bergen county New Jersey?
Damn, government control has gotten way out of hand in your area, you should move...
Well, if you don't wish to move to a state that supports the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, I suggest you point out Article I to your local dictator. If you can't straighten things out with Article I, perhaps Article II can give you some help... Good luck.
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Jack Stein wrote:

Inasmuch as Article I deals with the Congress and Article II enumerates the powers of the president, I suspect you're referring to Amendment I (freedom of religion except polygamy, etc.) and Article II (keep and bear arms except in Chicago, etc.).
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HeyBub wrote:

Yes, Amendment I, dealing with free speech and religion and
and Article II (keep and bear arms except

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Han wrote:

There are many good arguments on both sides of the abortion issue. Heart-felt, logical, and compelling.
After studying all the positions, I come down on the side of abortion on demand for one little-mentioned effect: it reduces the number of liberals amongst us. The progressives eat their seed-corn (figuratively, of course).
In 1982, it was estimated there were 50,000 abortions in Florida. Had these abortions not taken place, these kids would have grown and would have been of voting age in the year 2000.
Some would have died, some moved away, some institutionalized (i.e., jail). Some would have come to Jesus and some would have rebelled against their parents. A huge number would not have voted in the 2000 elections. Still, even after all that, there were probably 10,000 votes that Al Gore did not get.
Bush won Florida, and the election, by 500-odd votes.
A more scholarly discussion can be found under "Roe Effect."
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On 3/22/2010 3:09 AM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

Yep, a "health care bill" that requires 16,000 new IRS agents instead of doctors is a "major sea change" alright.
Sounds more like the sheeple are due for another fleecing.
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On 3/22/2010 4:09 AM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

If this holds up the "little guy" takes it in the ass. He's required to buy something he can't afford or be fined an amount that he can't afford.
And if the government can make us buy insurance, what's next? Bail out the auto industry by compelling everyone to buy an American car, whether they can afford one or not and regardless of whether they actually want or need a car?
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What do you think "cash for clunkers" was all about?
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Getting the Obama stickers off the road?
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On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:37:37 -0700, the infamous "Nonny"

stickers on cars around here. Late the day of the election and the next day, there were hundreds. Now, I see one every week or so again. Very telling.
Someone ask Lew what the swirlies are doing in his sea change. I can't do it with a straight face. <snort>
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Nonny wrote:

You sir, owe me a new monitor and keyboard! [That windex is around here somewhere]
Good one!
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I know a number of people who bought FOREIGN cars during this program and benefited. If it was specifically for the American automobile industry, then it was worded incorrectly and there were unintended consequences. There will be thousands of unintended consequences because of this health care bill. First and foremost is the debt we are going to incur in a time of recession when money is tight all over. Sounds like a great time to start such a program.
Oh, and how does something that will create almost a trillion dollars in debt SAVE us 100-200 billion? Huh? It isn't going to save squat but what it WILL do is raise the cost of all the products and services in this country and will push us further down the global economic scale.
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On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 09:30:02 -0400, "J. Clarke"

Holy Cow! You and I agree on this one.
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On Mon, 22 Mar 2010 07:34:10 -0700, Doug Winterburn

I know you do. I just made a mistake in calling it Medicare instead of Medicaid. The point is, that you have to become indigent to receive it. Lose everything you own just to get medical aid. Not a what I'd call a fair system. Everybody contributes to your country, not just the rich and powerful.
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