Do You Believe In A God Or A Supreme Being To Whom We Are All Answerable? If So, Do You Believe There Is More Than One Path To Reach Him/Her/It? If You Don't Believe In An Almighty Deity, What Do Believe Happens To Us After We Pass On?
I tried believing in God for a long time, but eventually I had to admit to myself that there is probably nothing out there.
I believe my consciousness is a function of my human brain. When I die, my brain will stop functioning, and so my consciousness will cease to be. Obviously none of us really know, but I suspect it will be similar to how it was before I was born. It won't hurt.
Men/Women: Will you be buying a new bathing suit this summer? Post some that you like.
I still fit into my current swimming trunks, so no.
Do you enjoy the unsolicited life advice from Amirite?
No, but it's no big deal. I treat it the same way I pick out food in a cafeteria. I'll have a little of that, a little of that, but none of this.
To anyone living in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom.. Would you trade your health care system for the system we have in the United States?
Never...we have one of the best systems in the world , but it's not as good as it was, but still good...
Thanks for the responding.
Weary of Terrorist Apologists
Agreed, deport Islam.
Sounds like a Jihad to end the Jihad.
**Pizza is still better than sushi.** //Amirite?//
I enjoy sushi, but I could live on pizza.
☮️ To all my Muslim friends & colleagues, you have as much to apologize for as any American has to for someone like Timothy McVeigh. ☮️
Muslims don't need to apologize for terrorism. However, it would be nice to hear more of them speak out against such acts and for Western values. Perhaps they do and I just don't know where to look.
You wrote - "I suspect a big part of the problem is that these laws are being shaped by the "stakeholders" in the industry."
I think that's just one more reason for government to stay out of it.
I would prefer the stakeholders didn't hold sway over our government.
How was it "optional" with what was handed to us with Obamacare? We have the "option" to buy healthcare services or pay a fine. Some choice.
I didn't say Obamacare was optional. I was simply pointing out that people in those other countries do not have an option either.
I promised Budwick, that I will not be politically inclined or involved this time around.
Nevertheless, we have pretty much free health-care system here in Scandinavia. Yes, you have to pay for the ambulance, but surgeries are free for everyone. It doesn't matter, if you are rich or poor, covered with a huge health care plan or just a drunken old yobbo. It's all free.
Why would anyone, as a sane person - that is, want to have any system that is or has been used in the USA? We are doing fine here.
Thanks for commenting.
I would like to see everyone have the means to get medical care. I never agreed with the Obama plan of covering 20 million while leaving another 20 million uncovered and claiming that as his legacy. Especially since it was done as a piramid and was not sustainable. I personally know some low income people that are paying $70/month for healthcare. Anyone with half a brain knows that healthcare costs much more than that. I decent price with a higher deductable is going to cost about $600/month. So the question comes down to: How do the 124 million fulltime workers in this country pay for the 40 million people that are not covered with health insurance. People need to face the facts of the money and stop with the emotional **** arguments about how mean the rich corporations are. Find a viable way to pay for this where everyone has skin in the game instead of blaming the other guy.
People that are against it say they like the old days where costs were lower and if you had a job you were covered. I like the much older days where if there was a doctor within reach no one was turned away.
Yes, it all comes down to economics. How do we distribute the costs and benefits of health care? Basing the distribution solely on the laws of supply and demand would put many services out of the reach of millions of Americans. There are a lot of people who could not afford a $75k bypass surgery. And of course the Obama plan has many problems as well (I'll let others list them off if they are so inclined).
And what we spent before went to healthcare.
Add tort reform and insurance sales across state lines and costs could drop dramatically.
I do not know much about tort reform, but I've heard a lot about frivolous lawsuits and unreasonably large settlements. I agree that this has to drive up health care insurance costs.
I'm not sure how much competition across state lines means either, but I hope you're right.
I suspect a big part of the problem is that these laws are being shaped by the "stakeholders" in the industry.
I would simply like to point out that in the countries you mentioned, no one is required to buy health insurance (as it's included in their taxes).
IMHO, if they in Congress really wanted all Americans to have health care, they would have done this here as well (and eliminated the health care programs of Congress as well).
If the cost of health insurance is covered by taxes, and those taxes are not optional, then the people are indeed being forced to pay for their health insurance.
I agree with your comment regarding Congress. Congress receives a lot of money from health care "stakeholders" (e.g. drug companies, insurance companies, etc). Plus those same industries spend millions on lobbying. A Congressman that refuses to "play ball" with these companies probably faces an uphill battle for re-election.
I live in USA. I would trade our lame **** Obamacare or the proposed ACA for what we had prior to democrat abomination - free market. Add tort reform and insurance sales across state lines and I think we got a winner.
According to the web site where I got those figures, "These data predate the major insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In 2013, the U.S. spent far more on health care than these other countries".
In addition, we have been spending more than other countries on health care (as a % GDP) long before Obamacare was implemented.
You want to be adored.
Yes. By millions. Is that too much to ask for?
What is the worst possible outcome from having a faulty pitchfork?
If you were transformed into a machine, what machine would you like to be?
With that, you can see her pet beaver every now and then.
True, but with these types of telescopes I think it would be upside down.
A big telescope..
There is a pair of inseparable Siamese twins. One of them shoots and kill someone despite the protests of the other. The good twin actually tried to prevent it by grabbing the gun from its sibling but failed. How should the courts handle this ? Or ..what would you do if you were the judge ?
Execute the bad one...
Lethal injection or the electric chair?
People say "you are very nice" Then it changes...and you get conflicting messages... What to do...who to believe? Amirite?
Honestly, I would probably reflect on it for days and days, wondering what happened.
If you've done your best to be kind, you can put your confidence in that regardless of which way the wind blows.
I wish I could love your comment more than once.
I remember my mom telling me something similar. She said, "all you can do is try your best". Meaning.. don't worry about the outcome now. Just try your best. If you succeed, great! If not, you have nothing to be ashamed of.
There is nothing to be learned from the old guard.
Ow yes you can....ow no you can't ....ow yes I can...
Everyone has a favorite Roy.
Vince Foster exhumed
But, you want this to be true.
Nah. I don't give Hilary too much thought. She's in the past.
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