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by Daz
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Awesome
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Awesome

hey at least i admit to being open to both sides of an argument!
by Daz
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Windows 7 and Bluetooth Headsets
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Windows 7 and Bluetooth Headsets

like kiryan said if i don't talk for a few minutes then it will arbitrarily just decide to stop working altogether, despite still showing as connected, being identified in the device manager, the headset itself remaining powered and functional - so i said screw it and spent 60 bucks on the fatal1ty ...
by Daz
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Windows 7 and Bluetooth Headsets
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Windows 7 and Bluetooth Headsets

i don't think that the service shutting down after 30 minutes on a brand new headset would be caused by battery life issues, although that was an early suspicion of mine
by Daz
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Windows 7 and Bluetooth Headsets
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Windows 7 and Bluetooth Headsets

So I bought a bluetooth dongle for my PC and a new bluetooth headset because i was thinking that using a bluetooth headset as a mic would be much more comfortable than any of those bulky gaming headsets. the thing is - after a while it always just disappears from the audio devices and stops function...
by Daz
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: healthcare, taxes and wages
Replies: 33
Views: 1824

Re: healthcare, taxes and wages

My health insurance went up along with my taxes . Proof enough. Even before the bill was passed?! Wow. I didn't realize time travel was in there, too. that was my thought. although from what im hearing from individuals, apparently the health care companies have already started inflating costs befor...
by Daz
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

kiryan you ask a lot of reasonable questions that i agree should be clearly answered and are not, but i also think that you make a lot of assumptions that i really just can't find a basis on beyond the widely shared pessimistic view that everyone is out to screw everyone. the one thing that stood ou...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

Yayaril wrote:It's kind of dumb that anyone would have to choose between dying and placing their family in financial burden.


how sad is it that i'm not 100% certain if this statement means that you oppose or support the reform bill.
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: State's Rights
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: State's Rights

the majority votes for the campaign promises that sound most congruent with their lifestyle and economic principles and that campaign devotes his term to taking care of the interests of the industries that financed those campaign promises while reconciling the difference to the best of his ability i...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: healthcare, taxes and wages
Replies: 33
Views: 1824

Re: healthcare, taxes and wages

Except you've missed a major problem:they are going to extract even more massive amounts of money now. Congratulations? prove it. show me a single credible economist who believes that this bill is going to increase the burden on taxpayers. and if you show me someone who uses the cost of health care...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: healthcare, taxes and wages
Replies: 33
Views: 1824

Re: healthcare, taxes and wages

we tried the private health care option. what happened? they showed that they are capable of extracting massive amounts of money in the name of security of health and that they would not pay out. so we are changing it. if you were a gambling addict, and your bookie kept taking your bets but eventual...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: State's Rights
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: State's Rights

for the record, its partially our own fault for allowing our representatives to ask for so much from the federal government on various lobbyist platforms' behalf. just my opinion, before you call me stupid, tell me how im wrong please and thank you.
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: The American Life
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: The American Life

the salad/big mac diagram is probably the most useful and relevant information i've taken from a toril forum in quite some time. thank you. i've always wondered why eating healthy costs so much more, but never thought to actually ask. thank you for giving me a starting point into my own private inve...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: healthcare, taxes and wages
Replies: 33
Views: 1824

Re: healthcare, taxes and wages

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011367936_walgreens18m.html Well look at this, walgreens no longer accepting new medicaid patients in Washington because basically the state doesnt' reimburse enough. Its happening all over the country from pharmacies to doctors. And you want governm...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Awesome
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Awesome

i see your Jane McGonigal and raise you some more awesome!

(we actually got our first Evoke a couple weeks ago, its an interesting place to say the least)
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

i think denial of claims plus lack of coverage combined to create the very hostile public sentiment in regards to their industry as a whole
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

you've heard the audio tapes from the presidential meetings leading up to the public announcement of the private health care industry right? i hate using michael moore's information, but you can hear for yourself here . basically from the very beginning the health care industry was created on the pr...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

or maybe its because the people running health care coverage have gotten progressively greedier - dipping their fingers into the cookie jar more and more. i'd like to see a chart showing the frequency of coverage denial and claim rejections for that period. my suspicion is that the answer to your qu...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

You are incredibly deluded if you think this is going to cost the middle class .9% of their income. Again - no free lunch. Someone is paying for this, and we can only begin to imagine the unintended consequences of that to all of us (including said middle class). i didnt say it would cost them - i ...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

Nobody manipulating the system will get sympathy from you? The system is not manipulatable. It is what it is. It's kind of like the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance. Tax evasion means that in order to save money on tax you didn't follow the law, thus you goto jail. Tax avoidance mea...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

i do not believe it is going to be a failure, but i think rather that the health care provider industry may collapse as they attempt to fail in hopes of a bailout or some sympathy that they might dellusionally think is coming their way from the public sector. as for taxing the rich too much....a .9 ...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

So the tax is only 2% of income. Let's get rid of the first $30k or so, as they will get Medicare. 40k income = $800 per year tax 60k income = $1,200 per year tax 80k income = $1,600 per year tax 160k income = $3,200 per year tax 320k income = $6,400 per year tax Ok so it seems pretty clear to me t...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

if one guy in a 25 man firm has a wife with cancer nothing will happen because effective 2011 providers are barred from basing price of coverage on your current health. At the end of the day, someone pays for it. You want to increase the amount of healthcare services that are being provided to peop...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:27 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

Insurance companies by their very nature spread risk around. For instance life insurance. They hire smart people who are able to figure out what the odds are that any particular person will die at any particular age. I bought a $750,000 policy that I pay about $500 per year on. If I die this year, ...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

thanks corth - while i haven't read the entire text of the final version that crossed the desk i did actually download the pdf predecessors and read through that books, and i've scoured the internet for viewpoints and the one thing i notice is that almost unequivocally the people who are inciting op...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

If one guy in a 25 man firm has a wife with cancer, you're rates are going through the roof. 5. Socalized medicine is on the way...Give it 10 years and recommendations not to do breast cancer screenings will actually become law. you haven't even looked at the bill, have you? if one guy in a 25 man ...
by Daz
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform blah blah blah greater access blah blah blah more fairness blah blah blah. Wait. My health insurance premium just went up what? not unless the republicans just passed a secret 'members only' legislation that i am not aware of. have you even looked at the bill itself? where are you...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

From whitehouse.gov : "Larger companies that offer coverage must automatically enroll any new eligible employees. Any company with 50 or more employees that does not offer coverage and whose employees access taxpayer supported health programs will be required to help offset the costs to the Am...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

sorry - it being a toril forum you know how it goes, i was anticipating hostility. i don't really have a hatred against the right, but i do have a strong disdain for how private HMO's make their money. i have close friends who work for CITNA and AETNA etc, and talking with them about their work both...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

a quick throwback to those polls - those polls reflect the current sentiment that americans are being fed at the moment - now that the battle is lost, the anti-reform marketing blitz is going to dry up, everyone is going to try and hop on the bandwagon, and the next batch of polls 6 months from now ...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

one popular theory is that this legislation is going to FORCE the private health care industry to play the game in a whole new way, and i believe that in 10-20 years when the HMO's realize that raping the sick and elderly is no longer the profitable fountain they have been drinking from for the last...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

a company that doesn't provide health insurance these days. Read the latter part of my old post Sarvis. Your statement was true before last night, but if we now all get "Universal Healthcare", why should companies have ANYTHING to do with it anymore? We just pay the standard(?) fee of $x ...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

So all the hundreds of thousands of people currently working for those HMOs will be out of a job soon? BTW, if those HMOs (which are crap) were making such a huge killing, did you invest money in their stock Daz? well the CEO of CIGNA health care has made over 120 million dollars in the last five y...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

businesses get an incentive Why should businesses have anything to do with my health insurance? you know, i keep hitting the backspace button a lot in this question. the short answer is that because it is the best way to provide coverage to the majority of americans without forcing every company in...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

from what i understand they are creating an 'exchange' where people without coverage can shop among various providers and options, you are right, there are few details available because the details have been changing so frequently and rapidly. to be honest, i'll bet the vast majority of people votin...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

Can someone explain to me why, if the purpose of this bill was to "reform" healthcare, did it not remove the responsibility of providing healthcare from companies and place it solely on the individual? Why should the place of business I work for be the one responsible for my healthcare? W...
by Daz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Healthcare Reform
Replies: 74
Views: 4662

Re: Healthcare Reform

While you seem upset that the government will 'require' everyone to have health care, and this is supposedly a bad thing - I can't help but wonder, isn't this simply a phrasing language? I mean I don't really believe at all that the government can be using this as an agenda to fine people into pover...
by Daz
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: ClimateGate Rebunked
Replies: 75
Views: 2333

Re: ClimateGate Rebunked

Maurice Strong, is the 'father' of the whole carbon-trading UN sceme, a canadian oil commodities trader who lives in China and is friends with Al Gore and happens to run a company that specializes in a $592 trillion dollar industry that depends upon the fear of global warming...then we discover that...
by Daz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Flowchart please?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Flowchart please?

i have been, i ran out of internet to surf and typed in torilmud.com for the hell of it and was like 'holy pants on the floor, they updated the site' so sheer shock drove me here
by Daz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: SCOTUS ruling on campaign finance
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: SCOTUS ruling on campaign finance

If corporations and organizations are to be treated as 'people' or citizens, shouldn't they be capped at the $2,300 campaign contribution limits like we are? :P
by Daz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Dragon Age: Origins
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Dragon Age: Origins

Dragon Age Origins is a sequel to Mass Effect 3, which I didn't realize until someone pointed it out. From spaceships to dragons, go figure
by Daz
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Flowchart please?
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Flowchart please?

I have been gone a while, but after a cursory examination of the board, I see that not much has changed in that Teflor and Sarvis still wage war like an Italian Catholic couple, with Kiryan and Corth chiming in with informed opinions occasionally, and Dalar linking MMO's ferverishly. Can someone pro...
by Daz
Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Anyone wanna see my bone structure?
Replies: 9
Views: 1527

i do a lot of leg excercises, and the pain is constant - but after four weeks i can walk brief distances without crutches. i haven't taken any of my pain medications, but i am cheating and alternating between ambien and ativan to sleep at night :P
by Daz
Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Truth in Environmental Science
Replies: 31
Views: 4875

if i wasnt unemployed, uninsured, handicapped, and two hundred thousand dollars in debt, i'd be all about people doing things for each other for money. that said, i am essentially useless as a human being, and every day becoming more so. thank you hippies, even though none of the millions of incenti...
by Daz
Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Truth in Environmental Science
Replies: 31
Views: 4875

i call bs on ashiwi. we aren't the type of country that would put someone in power with a primary concern for the oil and fossil fuel industry. thats just silly.
by Daz
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Interesting News Story, I instantly thought of Daz/Kwirl
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

im a duckfucker
by Daz
Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Are you proud to be an american?
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

意志あなたは私の大きく毛深い球を舐める
by Daz
Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: Are you proud to be an american?
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Are you proud to be an american?

I am undertaking a survey, the results will be published and the sources credited - so voting is appreciated.
by Daz
Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Archive
Topic: East Coast Mudders
Replies: 20
Views: 2498

is july 23rd too early? i can throw one hell of a party around that time

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