There is also the pot-kettle-black nature of someone who himself
participates in off-topic threads posting a list of off-topic posters with
the recommendation they be kill-filed. Or is there an Irony Contest going I
hadn't heard about?
If you had any sort of reading comprehension, you would know someone
else suggested filtering out off topic posters. I simply provided a
short list of those recently participating in off topic posts.
If you didn't have your head so far up your ass, you would have noted
there was no "pot-kettle-black nature" to the post, and about the only
irony would be you crying I "missed one" and then posting a bunch of
gobbledygook with my name on it, when the FIRST name on my list was my
You seem to have missed one:
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No argument with that, other than "many of their constituents recognize
as rampaging socialism." "Rampaging socialism" is easy to recognize, no
need to convince anyone with half a brain... it is what it is...
Only problem is that most everybody gets drawn into some completely off
topic political or gun or medical or other non woodworking topic. Yet, it
only seems to be you with your extremely limited intelligence that suggests
filtering everybody. I wonder why that is?
I never suggested any such thing. I merely provided a short list of
folks that post off topic when someone else suggested filtering names
rather than subjects. I may have correctly noted that filtering names
would be much easier than filtering subjects.
Then your list may need some tuning. I have NEVER started an off-topic
conversation (except maybe a humorous one or two and so labeled). On the
other hand, I don't let some things go unchallenged either.
My list of names had nothing to do with people that START off topic
conversation. The list was of people that PARTICIPATE in off topic
conversation, and you are definitely on the list.
Filtering only the person that started an off topic thread would get him
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I read an article recently on some of the folks funding opposition to health
care reform and was absolutely gobsmacked to discover how many of them are
owners or CEOs etc. of health care companies making nice fat profits with
things just as they are. No, really, guys getting multi-million-dollar
bonus checks at insurance companies and so on are opposed to the system
being changed--who knew?
What cracks me up is folks upset at the notion of some govt. bureaucrat
telling them which sort of health care they'll be allowed to have as if the
same damn thing doesn't happen today with insurance company bureaucrats. I
had an MRI awhile back and the hospital wouldn't give me an appointment
until they'd heard from the insurance company. Ditto with appointments with
specialists and so on, it all requires approval from some guy in a cubicle a
thousand miles away. I've also had a medication a doctor wanted to
prescribe for me disallowed by the insurance company in favor of a less
expensive generic--so I didn't get what the doctor thinks is the best drug,
but the one the insurance company is willing to pay for. And that's nothing
compared to what some folks have to go through, like having an insurance
company cancel coverage in the middle of chemo-therapy for breast cancer on
the flimsy excuse that the woman under-reported her weight on her original
application with the insurance company. For a start that sort of crap
should be flat-out illegal.
A friend of mine has health insurance provided by the employer as part
of the compensation package.
Absolutely every doctor's appointment, lab test, etc, must have prior
approval from the insurance company before it can even be scheduled.
This almost always costs several days/weeks delay before service is
Such is NOT the case with those on Medicare.
Sounds like maybe the government getting involved in a major issue
like health care might just be a good thing.
Here's the difference: If you don't like the way your insurance company
treats you - and your observation tends to imply that direction - you're
free to change insurance companies!
What do you do if you don't like the way the GOVERNMENT health-care system
I guess you could move to Canada...
I dunno - I never tried it. But thousands of hippies managed it back during
the Vietnam war and I just figured if a flea-bitten hippie could find north,
most anybody else could too.
I could be wrong. We never really heard about the hippies that wandered off
in another direction. I guess they were hit by cars or fell into the ocean
or died of the munchies.
Like I say, I don't know.
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