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December 4, 2021 at 6:45 pm #40131
Yeah Enco, cogito ergo Enco, racism used to be the titular horror for the most egregious shit. Now just say racism and see the targets take cover. We’ve made a lot of progress in the good ole USA. The kickback is a little awful though, in’it?
As to that NY state of mind love them thar Adirondacks. Don’t love the mind-bending laws and regs and a whole history of corruption. I got a speeding ticket there. Sunday afternoon. Light traffic. Was without being aware passing through a construction zone. Tiny inconspicuous sign. No workers or work being done. Cop waiting for the out of stater. 1200 bucks for that hoseyaverymuch. There is a law firm devoted to helping victims of speeding tickets. That is what they do. That is all they do. There were some 6 attorneys last i knew. Any other state such a niche would be unavailable.December 2, 2021 at 7:29 am #40123
Enco, that is racist!
Famous Amos wouldn’t have been famous if it were all the same to us.
Competition, markets good for consumers. Except when it isn’t. Big bizzz does not want competition to drive down prices and their profits so they pay to procure favorable laws. They purposely price out mom and pop to extinguish em. And when R & D produces some lifesaver for a lethal medical condition and they lack competition those consumers who would be saved in the name of libertarianism are SOL. Businesses utilize ruthlessly whatever means to further their interests. If we really get the government out we can bring back slavery. Now that is MAGA!
Praise the lord and pass the ammunition and we’ll all be free…December 2, 2021 at 5:16 am #40119
Enco, that is racist!
Smoke smoke have a toke. Pass it down to sis or bloke.November 29, 2021 at 6:04 pm #40115
Enco in just a cursory perusal of your links, CON law was established in the 80s as fed.law to combat the uneven distribution of health care, rising costs and access. But it wasn’t working so it was repealed. But states continue to have CON agencies and regulations. Even so 22 states have dropped the CON requirements in light of the pandemic to expedite shit. Florida is not one of the more enlightened states one might add without fear of contradiction.
I am not going to defend government beaurocracy as a whole. You don’t need to read a Russian novel to get the gist or even have bad experiences with it. It falls in line nicely with the tired line…that gov is best that governs least.
On the other hand part of the problem is capitalism. There is suspicion that the entrenched business interests in medicine don’t want to compete with expansion or new biz. We as a nation would be wise to copy more enlightened nations and have some form of socialized medicine.November 29, 2021 at 12:18 am #40104
Moon babies would look adoringly at the pale blue dot.
Regaled in stories of yore before earth was destroyed the moon babies play in craters the way earth babies played in sand boxes.November 28, 2021 at 11:39 pm #40102
Humans are already breeding like blind monkey rabbits even as civilization is on a collision course with its extinction.November 28, 2021 at 10:54 pm #40099
Read an article couple a days ago indicating that our own little moon has ample oxygen to support a great many humans for a long time. But it is not in the atmosphere. It is in the surface and we have the technology to extract it. I am not averring the truth of the matter asserted only being messenger tellin all y’all.November 27, 2021 at 7:47 pm #40084
Sounds like a rough patch Enco. It is always a big relief to get shit like that behind you with clean bill of health.
But i think the shortage in qualified professionals has as much to do with the cost of education as some collusion or other. I also am guessing that certificates of need for diagnostic equipment relates to the pandemic as opposed to a kafkaesque reg.November 27, 2021 at 6:07 pm #40079
What if the question were presented as follows: A five year old boy has been raped repeatedly. Was it a Catholic priest, atheist, Muslim or Satanist?November 27, 2021 at 5:50 pm #40076
Theists do so care about the truth. As long as it aligns with their preconceived truth! I am not asserting that
having an atheist’s foundation as aforementioned will shake many believers of their theism. Nor am i denying that
theism predisposes believers to being more credulous in other areas of BS.
However the association with reliable investigation and exposure of politicians, conspiracy, political media and others is a very positive one. As long as the journalists, investigators and authors fail to betray political leanings and give the appearance of objectivity it would be a winner without a chicken dinner. Elevation of atheists by association in a craven and falling nation…November 27, 2021 at 5:12 am #40074
Here is an idea.
Have an atheist organization that is dedicating to outing lies and exposing BS. Make it nonpartisan. Public figures who tell whoppers. Call em out. The world of woo? Expose it. Perhaps an affiliation with the Skeptical Inquirer for the world of woo. Fake scientist who just have degrees to lend credence to creationism or any other religious nonsense. Out them. Politicians who are lying or who are serving financial interests contrary to their espoused objectives. This has to be done without political agendas. There is plenty of lying bullshit on both sides. Same thing with news media. CNN, MSNBC, FOX-all major bullshitters who are more concerned with advertising and their agenda then truth. Major mouthpieces with podcasts or big audiences on net should be scrutinized.
If it works it will be a way of associating atheists with honesty and integrity. It would be a monumental public service to have a trusted evaluator in a world miles deep in BS.November 26, 2021 at 7:06 pm #40069
Yeah Enco just let the market handle all of those niche opportunities to be magnanimous. It is not like Businesses won’t prioritize profits over public welfare.
As to lobbying you got that part right. But lets see, why is our government sold out to big corporations? How is it that they write the laws through their oracles the legislators? Oh yeah it is those magnanimous free market forces again.November 24, 2021 at 10:29 pm #40036
I only count to three.November 24, 2021 at 9:56 pm #40029
Highly unlikely transforms into highly probable when conditions are duplicated countless times. Or angels did it.November 24, 2021 at 3:41 am #40019
Unseen, if it is my creation then i am going to exclude any founders who are ideologues, who are not amenable to persuasion when a better argument presents, and i am going to look for people who are interested in the welfare of the masses as opposed to particular classes of skinny or fat asses. Yes that reflects a preexisting value judgment. I want some balance of individual arete and aid for those who are in need. Quite naturally you won’t sit on my panel unless you are an exceptional thinker. I also want thinkers with a great knowledge of history and culture. Furthermore i am gonna require the experts to come to a consensus. In horse racing consensus selections usually outperform individual handicapper’s. I expect that to be the case in this endeavor also.
Cultural relativists can find another think tank.