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by Ashiwi
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off
Replies: 14
Views: 2006

Re: innoncence project, this stuff just pisses me off

For years I have supported a reform of capital punishment laws based on a foundation of overwhelming evidence. Save the fortune of support costs (and the heartbreak of mistaken judgements) by making capital punishment mandatory with limited appeals in certain instances where the crime(s) is/are cons...
by Ashiwi
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: What would you put in a healthcare reform bill
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: What would you put in a healthcare reform bill

Oooooh, also drop in there a slight reduction in premiums or tiny tax incentive for those who register with a national organ donor service. People probably don't realize how much it costs us to offer extended medical care to those who are waiting on a transplant donor. A reduction in time spent on t...
by Ashiwi
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

Please remember to share your joy with the world around you. A gift of your time, effort, or spare change can make a huge difference to those who have so little.
by Ashiwi
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Death panels
Replies: 24
Views: 485

Re: Death panels

In response to insurers not utilizing services like this... They already do, but you're certainly not going to see them presented quite like this yet. Most of the large name insurers are starting to move toward a format of diagnosis-based case management and utilization reviews. See how that sounds ...
by Ashiwi
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: What would you put in a healthcare reform bill
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: What would you put in a healthcare reform bill

Total cost transparency may not be entirely impossible, but it's definitely unrealistic, and asking it from an insurer is beyond unrealistic. An insurer has no way of knowing what services are going to be filed until the claim has been received, and a provider isn't entirely sure what services will ...
by Ashiwi
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: What would you put in a healthcare reform bill
Replies: 11
Views: 917

Re: What would you put in a healthcare reform bill

1) Allow drug reimportation. I very heartily agree with this. The main two problems I really see with it immediately are the issue with fraud, since non-US providers wouldn't be held to our regulations, and the issue with quality, for the same reason. It's ridiculous to pay over $100 in the US for t...
by Ashiwi
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: healthcare as an incentive to work
Replies: 18
Views: 1050

Re: healthcare as an incentive to work

Sigh. How does everybody miss the obvious in this topic? If you don't work, and you don't have money, there's a good chance you can get Medicaid on the taxpayer's dime. If you don't have Medicaid, you can find free clinics or income-based medical care which is typically offered at medical school cli...
by Ashiwi
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Wind farms vs endangered bats
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Wind farms vs endangered bats

Since when do Christians consistently interpret the Bible? One group may believe that "reaping your blessings" means gathering wealth, while another sticks with the whole "camel and the eye of a needle" concept. There's a thousand different Christian factions, and Unitarian churc...
by Ashiwi
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: tiger woods crash: f*ing ridiculous
Replies: 36
Views: 848

Re: tiger woods crash: f*ing ridiculous

What's the difference between a Cadillac and a golf ball?

Tiger Woods can drive a golf ball.
by Ashiwi
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: tiger woods crash: f*ing ridiculous
Replies: 36
Views: 848

Re: tiger woods crash: f*ing ridiculous

It may be due to local regulations, but I think around here a ticket is issued because the fault has to be assigned. If you hit a hydrant and it's not your fault, you don't pay for it. If you hit a hydrant and it's your fault, you get a ticket and likely fined for the cost of repairs. If somebody's ...
by Ashiwi
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Really, we need to regulate yoga?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: Really, we need to regulate yoga?

Kiryan, I understand what you're saying about licensing them to teach, but consider this for a moment... If you teach a friend the yoga moves you know at no charge, you don't have to be licensed. If you have some friends and the friends of some friends come over for a party and you get down on the f...
by Ashiwi
Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Why I never talk to police.
Replies: 38
Views: 1100

Re: Why I never talk to police.

Actually, last I heard the radar guns have gotten quite a bit more accurate, although I don't think they're foolproof, by any means. And yes, they can use them while moving. From what I understand the standard radar is best used while on the same road as the moving vehicles, because you don't have t...
by Ashiwi
Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Really, we need to regulate yoga?
Replies: 25
Views: 481

Re: Really, we need to regulate yoga?

Having a license in no way proves that somebody is qualified to teach a course. It just means they're registered with the local government agency as an operating business. There are some businesses that have stricter licensing requirements, but for the majority of businesses a license is just an exp...
by Ashiwi
Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: tiger woods crash: f*ing ridiculous
Replies: 36
Views: 848

Re: tiger woods crash: f*ing ridiculous

He was driving, he hit a fire hydrant. The damage he did necessitated the replacement of the fire hydrant and additional work from the city. Unless you can prove somebody was at fault, he needed to be charged with something. Or is it now okay for celebrities to destroy public property without any co...
by Ashiwi
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Its starting already.
Replies: 90
Views: 3759

Re: Its starting already.

Just a personal observation ... Every woman I know who has been diagnosed with breast cancer found the initial mass through self-examination.
by Ashiwi
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Time to plan...
Replies: 66
Views: 3908

Re: Time to plan...

Well pffffft. I posted a long reply with prices and destinations, but timed out and lost it all. The gist was: pick your destinations and I'm all for price shopping if Dartan's dad can get us a good deal. One option I was looking at is back-to-back cruises. We could fly to Miami and take an Eastern ...
by Ashiwi
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Time to plan...
Replies: 66
Views: 3908

Re: Time to plan...

Yeah Leah, Virgil would be jealous if we all came to visit you. We'd have to bury him in the sand and kidnap you. Neo, when you said you don't want to do South America ... did you mean southern North America, or actual South America? Is Mexico completely out? Not all of it is in such turmoil, and mo...
by Ashiwi
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Calinth
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Calinth

Ummmmm, no. That would be awful. Sorry about that.

Nothing to see here! Move along! Move along!
by Ashiwi
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Calinth
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Calinth

Treehugger! Check your PM.
by Ashiwi
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Time to plan...
Replies: 66
Views: 3908

Re: Time to plan...

Dude, I live in Oklahoma ... I want to see something NEW!

Besides, I have a terrible weakness for Native American men. I'd get myself in trouble.

What about one of those resorts on Vancouver island where they specialize in deep sea fishing?
by Ashiwi
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Time to plan...
Replies: 66
Views: 3908

Re: Time to plan...

What about a cabin in Alaska?
by Ashiwi
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Time to plan...
Replies: 66
Views: 3908

Time to plan...

Yes, yes, this is another "exotic getaway" thread. Laurel, you keep asking me about this, can we please start planning? You mentioned summer, but you know Mexico is out during the summer. Are you thinking Canada or Alaska? Did you want a cruise, or a flight to a resort with a multi-day sta...
by Ashiwi
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: xkcd
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: xkcd

For Larble.

http://xkcd.com/61/

Think of you every time, dude.
by Ashiwi
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: absolutely ridiculous
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: absolutely ridiculous

Have you ever looked at the chemicals put into the process of creating paper? You touch that stuff every day! And microwaving your food in plastic??? Are people insane?!? The toxins created from cooking with grease are known to be cancer-causing. Household cleaners are cancer-causing. Pesticides spr...
by Ashiwi
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: absolutely ridiculous
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: absolutely ridiculous

Yeah, I can see them doing that when they attack all of our ills the same way. I don't see mangled bodies on the labels of Jim Beam, or tumors on every package of food with known cancer-causing additives.
by Ashiwi
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: New Home Sales Jump 9.6%
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: New Home Sales Jump 9.6%

Rags, give it up. We're only this far in, with three more years to go. That's a lot of brick wall for you to bang your head against.
by Ashiwi
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Right to Healthcare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2942

Re: Right to Healthcare?

My personal belief is that the whole "government run healthcare" issue is part fake-out. Watch and see. We'll end up with another option that may actually stand a chance of working, and it'll get passed in record time because people are so afraid of what's already been put in front of them.
by Ashiwi
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Right to Healthcare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2942

Re: Right to Healthcare?

And I completely agree with you on that, but until we become the perfect Communist state, what's the fix for it? Much of what's causing our problems today stemmed from the fixes that went in to bring us out of the Great Depression. We've had great abundance since that point, so something about it ob...
by Ashiwi
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Right to Healthcare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2942

Re: Right to Healthcare?

I don't think fully comprehensive healthcare is what I was driving toward. Basic medical necessity is something that should be offered to all in the US, whether they can afford it or not. Immunizations, semi-permanent to permanent birth control, disease control and emergency services are what I'm re...
by Ashiwi
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Right to Healthcare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2942

Re: Right to Healthcare?

Thank you Corth, for touching on what people seem to miss time and time again. In our system, healthcare is a "scarce resource." It's going to have a limit no matter where you go, because it's always going to be based on the level of the population that decides to go into a healthcare prof...
by Ashiwi
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Another Cruise?
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Another Cruise?

Alaska is more expensive, but Laurel and I were talking about perhaps taking an Alaskan cruise. How great they are depends on what you like and how you respond to it. Not sure if these links will work, but here's a few just to think about. http://www.carnival.com/Itinerary.aspx?embkCode=SDG&itin...
by Ashiwi
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Right to Healthcare?
Replies: 52
Views: 2942

Re: Right to Healthcare?

In order to get these statistics into perspective, can we please get a comparative breakdown between numbers waiting on upcoming healthcare in these other countries and numbers who don't bother trying to get healthcare because they can't afford it here in the US? Didn't think so, but in order to rea...
by Ashiwi
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Gratz to Vena and Kiryan
Replies: 15
Views: 1160

Re: Gratz to Vena and Kiryan

Neo, give it up, already, and just show us what you know we want to see!!!

A detailed invoice.
by Ashiwi
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Another Cruise?
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Another Cruise?

So if we took one next year, what would anybody be interested in? Cabo San Lucas? Acapulco? Baja? Cozumel? Jamaica? Puerto Vallarta? Alaska? Right now I'm leaning towards an eight day Mexican Riviera cruise with two days in Acapulco for $429.00, sailing out of San Diego. There's also a seven day Wes...
by Ashiwi
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Census to count all people equally
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Census to count all people equally

it is very well documented who pays the bulk of taxes, the rich. Its not illegals making $10 bucks an hour drywalling or $8 an hour picking crop. They may pay sales tax and Social Security taxes on a false SSN, but they are not coming anywhere close to paying their way. Those illegals do contribute...
by Ashiwi
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Exercising makes you fat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1270

Re: Exercising makes you fat?

For one of the questions above about the time you've been out of the gym ... If you didn't really do yourself any good in the first place, you haven't really lost anything, but once you start to build actual muscle then stop, it's much easier to get back to where you were than it was to build it up ...
by Ashiwi
Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Obama Joker
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Obama Joker

I just hope that when the same stupid posters are made of Bush, you don't look at that and say that was good, but instead try and ignore it, and rationalize why he began wars etc. http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blbushjoker2.htm Not quite the same, but it's been done. People don't li...
by Ashiwi
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Death panels
Replies: 24
Views: 485

Re: Death panels

Before a bunch of rhetoric is posted, can we please clarify? This "drug intended to prolong the life of individuals with advanced cancer," for example ... what kind of drug is this? I would almost bet that's just a vicious spin on how to say "This plan doesn't cover experimental and i...
by Ashiwi
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Board Game recommendations?
Replies: 43
Views: 2219

Re: Board Game recommendations?

OMG, Awful Green Things from Outer Space!!!! I haven't played that since I was a kid and Tiny Games was putting it out in little plastic ziplock baggies at sci fi cons. Or am I remembering the wrong game? Isn't that the one they put out about the same time they put out Tiny Dungeons? Wow... way back...
by Ashiwi
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3866

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

Okay, you've got me laughing and throwing up my hands again. Dude, you are a masterpiece.

And if you did admit you were wrong previously, I apologize. I just don't think I've ever seen it.
by Ashiwi
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3866

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

Sarvis, you've been vehemently jumping all over Kirayn throughout this thread for multiple issues, but you kept going on and on about how he was advocating ME doing something harmful to myself. The "harmful" thing was an ADA supported diet, which I practice on a regular basis. You grind yo...
by Ashiwi
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3866

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

I understand perfectly. I advocated that Ashiwi harm herself to lose weight. I mean really ... can you please do some research before you open mouth/insert foot? Another instance of you going off on something you obviously know nothing about. http://professional.diabetes.org/UserFiles/File/Make%20t...
by Ashiwi
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: justice
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: justice

Remember that picture I took in New Orleans that got me lectured on how "sometimes taking pictures of people can be considered an invasion of privacy." Well if the cop had stayed out from behind the bar and away from their till, I wouldn't have taken the picture! You don't see that kind of...
by Ashiwi
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3866

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

Yup, I've heard it. I've heard it all. My doctor's last advice to me on the subject was, and I quote, "You should probably give up trying to lose weight, because considering the medication you take and your condition it's just not likely to happen, and you're just frustrating yourself." Do...
by Ashiwi
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3866

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

::cough:: I'm sure everybody here who has met me or seen pictures of me is well aware of the fact that I am substantially overweight. On the average I consume less than 2000 calories per day, and more often than not I take in fewer than 1500 per day. I was out of the gym for a little bit, but I'm ba...
by Ashiwi
Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Cancelling my health insurance.
Replies: 109
Views: 4385

Re: Cancelling my health insurance.

Alta wrote:At least I didn't pretend to be a woman.


Things that make you snort milk out of your nose. This is one of them.
by Ashiwi
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Cancelling my health insurance.
Replies: 109
Views: 4385

Re: Cancelling my health insurance.

Kifle, great points, and in your argument that would make perfect sense if the sanctity of life applied only to newborns. Now, let me reiterate...

Quoting Sarvis:
"How about "as many as we can?""
by Ashiwi
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Taxing fat people for being fat
Replies: 96
Views: 3866

Re: Taxing fat people for being fat

So once they get lung cancer from smoking for years and lose their jobs and have to go on Medicare and disability ... what are you going to tax again?
by Ashiwi
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Cancelling my health insurance.
Replies: 109
Views: 4385

Re: Cancelling my health insurance.

Before anybody but Sarvis replies, I'm going to go ahead and retract part of what I said to Kifle. He makes a very good point, and truth be told, I actually support testing like this, in spite of what some may think after this. However, I was responding to Sarvis, who doesn't have a clue. Seriously,...
by Ashiwi
Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: T2 General Discussion Archive
Topic: Cancelling my health insurance.
Replies: 109
Views: 4385

Re: Cancelling my health insurance.

Kifle Odd, I don't remember such restrictions being placed on this before other examples were given. I believe I was replying to Sarvis's uncalled-for and overly melodramatic accusation, and while there is a very narrow window for the particular condition you're referring to, the "strawman"...

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