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#2649508 Bring your id

Posted by teeray on 10 February 2014 - 07:57 PM

Unfortunately the Republican party has spent the last six years trying to find ways to jerry rig elections instead of trying to find ways to win them.


#2649381 Bring your id

Posted by teeray on 10 February 2014 - 06:28 PM

The fact that some of you guys still believe that voter ID is NOT about voter suppression is the real irony of this thread. 




#2646949 "Aid in Dying" Movement: Thoughts

Posted by teeray on 08 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

Really dont see why someone has to aid someone to die if they really want to die unless that person is a para or quadraplegic.

My stepfather preferred to live every moment he could still talk and what have you.

Then he suffered for a week as the family stood around him and listened to him moan loudly as cancer slowly killed him.

Once he was in that state we should have had the ability to help him crossover in a more peaceful manner.


#2646944 "Aid in Dying" Movement: Thoughts

Posted by teeray on 08 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

As someone who recently went through this I have to say I am in favor of this.


#2646584 So, with ObamaCare, you don't have to work anymore?

Posted by teeray on 08 February 2014 - 07:31 AM

Yes...2.5 million that will lose their jobs were stuck in job lock.

Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.


They aren't losing their jobs.


#2646406 So, with ObamaCare, you don't have to work anymore?

Posted by teeray on 07 February 2014 - 10:04 PM

Let me give a quick easy example. Say you have health insurance through an employer, and developed some type of ailment

Before Obamacare if you left that job and wanted individual health insurance you would be denied for having a preexisting condition. Therefore, you could not leave your job because you needed the health insurance to cover your treatment.

Therefore, you are essentially locked into your job even if you hate it or wanted to persue an endeavor that better fit your talents or was more fulfilling.


#2646398 So, with ObamaCare, you don't have to work anymore?

Posted by teeray on 07 February 2014 - 09:53 PM

Actually "job lock" is a real issue with people staying in jobs for the sole reason of keeping the company health insurance at a group rate or other accumulated benefits like retirement instead of persuing more fulfilling opportunities.

Both Reagan and Clinton passed legislation to attempt to help reduce "job lock"


#2646301 17 month old shot by 3 year old.

Posted by teeray on 07 February 2014 - 07:57 PM

For every insurance of someone actually killing an perpetrator there will be 100s of instances where simply pointing a gun at someone will diffuse the situation. And 99% of those instances go unreported.




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Same data showed that of 29 million violent crime or crime attempts between 2007-2011 only 0.8% we thwarted by threatening or firing a gun.

Again, if they are supposed to keep us safe they are doing a terrible job

Also over 200,000 guns are stolen from people's homes annually.


#2645441 17 month old shot by 3 year old.

Posted by teeray on 07 February 2014 - 01:22 AM

If only the 17 month old also had a gun.  This would have been prevented.




#2645362 Creationism vs. Evolution, Live Tonight @ 7PM

Posted by teeray on 07 February 2014 - 12:11 AM

I don't know how I define myself. I consider myself Christian but not a literalist and do not regulàrly attend church.

It allows me the convenience of believing in the theory of evolution and believe the broader concepts of intelligent design.

I guess you could say I cheat to be able to play both sides. :D


#2644097 Do you think Russell Wilson could possibly out shine Cam in the next 10 years

Posted by teeray on 05 February 2014 - 10:13 PM

We'll see. Cam is already a good QB and has so much room to grow.

Wilson is great. But how much can he improve?

It is going to be fun watching all these young QBs over the next decade.


#2643796 So Clay Aiken...

Posted by teeray on 05 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

I went to high school with Clay. True story. Nice kid.

I voted for Reuben tho. :D


#2643094 CBO and ACA

Posted by teeray on 05 February 2014 - 09:19 AM

Unsurprisingly that is not what the CBO said.

It said that there would be 2.5 million less full time workers by 2024. That number is calculated based off what the predict that workers want to do. NOT employers. In fact they said there was no compelling evidence that part time employment has increased because of Obamacare. It is theorizing that workers will move themselves voluntarily to part time in order to receive subsidies for health insurance.

That is not necessarily a good thing either, but is a little different than "losing 2.5 million jobs". Especially since it is theorized that it will be the employees doing this and not employers.

Also interesting note from the report, did Fox News do an alert that premiums are lower than expected and 25 million more people will have health coverage?? Because I did see them do the "Breaking News" alert and then mislead the public on what the report actually said about these jobs


#2642749 Obama's secret deal with Hillary

Posted by teeray on 04 February 2014 - 09:50 PM

I'm not ashamed to say I have a crush on Michelle Obama.  I can understand some of the passion against Barack when he was a candidate and now as president.  But I've never understood how some people seem to hate Michelle so much.

 

It is one of those things where I wish everything was not so political, because I will be with some conservative friends and family and say something like "She is so pretty" and they are all like "Ewww are you serious?  I fugging hate her.  How can you like her?"  I always say "Ummm because she is beautiful, smart, successful, funny, and seems pretty chill.  Unlike your fat alcoholic husband/wife"  

 

Just kidding I don't say the last sentence.  But seriously, how do people hate her?  I don't get it.




#2642659 Obama's secret deal with Hillary

Posted by teeray on 04 February 2014 - 08:30 PM

Guess to gauge the bet, we'd need to know where the steak dinner would originate


Steak and Shake?