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Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6510 on: March 14, 2017, 11:22:25 PM »

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Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6512 on: March 16, 2017, 11:15:45 PM »
BREAKING NEWS! CONGRESS JUST LAUNCHED A FULL INVESTIGATION OF GEORGE SOROS.  3.16.17.



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« Reply #6513 on: March 16, 2017, 11:19:06 PM »
BREAKING NEWS! CONGRESS JUST LAUNCHED A FULL INVESTIGATION OF GEORGE SOROS.  3.16.17.



Rev up those ovens!

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6514 on: March 18, 2017, 12:38:39 PM »
http://idahostatejournal.com/news/local/pocatello-boy-watches-family-dog-die-after-cyanide-bomb-explodes/article_d0003a2f-6b7f-5d31-b427-68db03d3b93a.html

Our government won't secure our border but is putting M-44 "cyanide bombs" on our land for predatory control, like against coyotes? Why not use the "coyote" excuse to put these mines on our border? Cheaper than a "wall," and there are a couple of different types of "coyotes" down here that nobody would miss.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6515 on: March 18, 2017, 03:09:35 PM »
Interesting starting at about 0:47 seconds on the time bar.
Anonymous - Obama Flees after DRUG Bust on Lady Michelle....  3.18.17.





Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6518 on: March 19, 2017, 05:20:01 PM »
Just what I've been thinking for years.  You thought there was a blacklist in the 50's.  Well it ain't got nothing on today.

Tim Allen Compares Hollywood With Nazi Germany

http://pagesix.com/2017/03/19/tim-allen-compares-hollywood-to-nazi-germany/


Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6520 on: March 20, 2017, 10:25:35 AM »
In line with my last post on this thread comes this post from The Hollywood Reporter.

A New McCarthyism in Hollywood?


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a-new-mccarthyism-hollywood-987245


Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6522 on: March 20, 2017, 10:32:48 PM »
Fuck your identity politics, your perpetual imagined victimhood, inability to debate and your slavish love of the State. Just fuck you.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6523 on: March 20, 2017, 11:18:34 PM »
Carlo M. Cipolla, the author of this thesis, was a Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and seems to have the best explanation of what we see going on these days.

For those with the inclination and attention span, it's well worth reading.  ;)

THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY

By Carlo M. Cipolla
illustrations by James Donnelly

http://harmful.cat-v.org/people/basic-laws-of-human-stupidity/


Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6524 on: March 21, 2017, 06:07:25 AM »
Good one, Pyewacket.

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« Reply #6525 on: March 21, 2017, 08:39:18 PM »

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6526 on: March 22, 2017, 07:09:05 AM »
Good one, Pyewacket.

I figured those individuals falling to the right of the line POM (see fig. 3) would appreciate it.  ;)

Speaking of the POM line- candidates should be required to pass a basic test before running for office.

Feinstein worried Gorsuch would abide by Constitution as written, cites women burned at stake for witchcraft


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On Monday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., expressed concern that Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s choice to replace former Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, would (gasp) follow the Constitution as it is actually written, not as how she thinks it should read.  To make her point, she cited the Salem Witch Trials, which took place about 100 years before the Constitution was adopted.

http://conservativefiringline.com/feinstein-worried-gorsuch-abide-constitution-written-cites-women-burned-stake-witchcraft/

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6527 on: March 22, 2017, 08:22:52 AM »
I figured those individuals falling to the right of the line POM (see fig. 3) would appreciate it.  ;)

Speaking of the POM line- candidates should be required to pass a basic test before running for office.

Feinstein worried Gorsuch would abide by Constitution as written, cites women burned at stake for witchcraft


http://conservativefiringline.com/feinstein-worried-gorsuch-abide-constitution-written-cites-women-burned-stake-witchcraft/

I can't decide who is dumber, Feinstein or Pelosi.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6528 on: March 22, 2017, 11:25:34 AM »
Al Franken clearly doesn't know what a scrivener's error is.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6529 on: March 22, 2017, 02:11:01 PM »
Al Franken clearly doesn't know what a scrivener's error is.
Vitium Clerici ("clerical error) is very commonly dismissed because an error but grammar does matter, especially when it come to statutes (because one presumes during the debate over the law the exact words that the legislature/etc would be precise and intend what they write.) The much debated and argued, at least among pedants, the "Oxford Comma," (or serial comma,) was the main feature in a recent case:
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2017/03/15/oxford-comma-maine-labor-dispute/

*“For want of a comma, we have this case,” U.S. appeals judge David J. Barron wrote.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6530 on: March 22, 2017, 07:55:53 PM »
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/22/jfks-diary-reveals-fascination-with-hitler-compared-to-legend.html


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A young John F. Kennedy filled dozens of pages in what historians believe to be his only diary. In one of the most interesting entries, Kennedy compares Adolf Hitler to a "legend."


After the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, JFK visited Hitler’s bombed Bavarian Berghof residence and Eagle’s Nest mountain retreat.




After the visit, which was part of his German tour as a Hearst newspaper war correspondent, a 28-year-old Kennedy wrote about his fascination with the dictator, who had just committed suicide four months prior to JFK’s visit.


“He had boundless ambition for his country which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him,” he wrote. “He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.”




Kennedy predicted in his diary that Hitler would “emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived.”

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6531 on: March 22, 2017, 08:46:08 PM »
BREAKING - INSIDER SAYS "NYPD HAS HAD ENOUGH WITH JAMES COMEY" NEW WEINER LEAKS HAVE BEGUN.  3.22.17.


Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6532 on: March 22, 2017, 09:38:43 PM »
Examining The Impact of Voluntary Restricted Distribution Systems in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.  3.22.17.


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« Reply #6533 on: March 22, 2017, 09:48:57 PM »
BREAKING - INSIDER SAYS "NYPD HAS HAD ENOUGH WITH JAMES COMEY" NEW WEINER LEAKS HAVE BEGUN.  3.22.17.



Note to self:

Don't google "Weiner leaks"

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6534 on: March 22, 2017, 10:03:05 PM »
Examining The Impact of Voluntary Restricted Distribution Systems in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.  3.22.17.

I got a few ideas. To solve both the companies' issues about cost of development of new drugs and profit margins and complaints from patients who need the drugs.
1) Let the bidding for Medicare pricing be open so that the rest of the market (competitors, insurance companies, generic drug mfgs, other countries' markets, and end-users/patients can see it.)

2) Make it illegal to directly market to end-users prescription drugs (or any drug maybe*) and marketing only by post to doctors.# That would cut most the "marketing" costs for those companies, which instead could be used to reinvestment in new drugs or returned as dividends to shareholders. No more TV ads demanding you ask your doctor about a drug for a problem you likely don't have.

3) Pass some law indemnifying, or placing some caps on damages, or some such scheme for the companies who release a patented new medicine to other companies for generic mfg against any lawsuits etc. That eliminates much of the companies' REM "concern."  This could be some kind of risk pool between the mfg's or a law like we do with certain vaccines.

4) they/he should redact the personal information on the documents presented. At least black out addresses and/or personal information but show the pricing differentials etc. What is it our government doesn't "get" about securing personal information?

5) Require that all doctors, hospitals, and pharmacists ask "patient," when possible, if you want the generic drugs.

6) Better oversight and testing for all drugs, especially those made overseas, and especially for cheap generic made by foreign companies. Even after their efficacy is known. I don't want "fake drugs," or worse, coming in as generic drugs that could harm patients.

*1) 1st Amendment you say? Ok, instead of passing a law against pass a law giving treble damages (or more)above any judgement, or settlement, for any successful lawsuit against a drug that was marketed directly to the end-user in television, internet, radio, mail, or print.

#2) Ok, some former University of Kentucky cheerleaders and saleswomen will have to find a new job. Too bad, but, luckily for them looking good and being a good salesperson can almost always find you a job. Maybe not as lucrative but there is always places for good salespeople. But that is how my doctor gets me "free samples" you say? True but those "free samples" are coming at a larger cost to the system. Plus I would allow actual scientific conferences on new drugs (but not just golf and fishing trip to learn about the new pill) and sample to be sent with literature but to doctors only. And advertising, of a scientific/medical nature, in the trade publications.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6535 on: March 22, 2017, 10:22:31 PM »
I got a few ideas. To solve both the companies' issues about cost of development of new drugs and profit margins and complaints from patients who need the drugs.
1) Let the bidding for Medicare pricing be open so that the rest of the market (competitors, insurance companies, generic drug mfgs, other countries' markets, and end-users/patients can see it.)

2) Make it illegal to directly market to end-users prescription drugs (or any drug maybe*) and marketing only by post to doctors.# That would cut most the "marketing" costs for those companies, which instead could be used to reinvestment in new drugs or returned as dividends to shareholders. No more TV ads demanding you ask your doctor about a drug for a problem you likely don't have.

3) Pass some law indemnifying, or placing some caps on damages, or some such scheme for the companies who release a patented new medicine to other companies for generic mfg against any lawsuits etc. That eliminates much of the companies' REM "concern."  This could be some kind of risk pool between the mfg's or a law like we do with certain vaccines.

4) they/he should redact the personal information on the documents presented. At least black out addresses and/or personal information but show the pricing differentials etc. What is it our government doesn't "get" about securing personal information?

5) Require that all doctors, hospitals, and pharmacists ask "patient," when possible, if you want the generic drugs.

6) Better oversight and testing for all drugs, especially those made overseas, and especially for cheap generic made by foreign companies. Even after their efficacy is known. I don't want "fake drugs," or worse, coming in as generic drugs that could harm patients.

*1) 1st Amendment you say? Ok, instead of passing a law against pass a law giving treble damages (or more)above any judgement, or settlement, for any successful lawsuit against a drug that was marketed directly to the end-user in television, internet, radio, mail, or print.

#2) Ok, some former University of Kentucky cheerleaders and saleswomen will have to find a new job. Too bad, but, luckily for them looking good and being a good salesperson can almost always find you a job. Maybe not as lucrative but there is always places for good salespeople. But that is how my doctor gets me "free samples" you say? True but those "free samples" are coming at a larger cost to the system. Plus I would allow actual scientific conferences on new drugs (but not just golf and fishing trip to learn about the new pill) and sample to be sent with literature but to doctors only. And advertising, of a scientific/medical nature, in the trade publications.

+1

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6536 on: March 23, 2017, 07:18:10 AM »
I'd require pharmacies to prominently display drug prices and allow them to advertise. Same with doctors - actual prices and what the actually collect from insurance companies. It's really wrong for cash patients to pay the highest prices.

The best cap on damages would be to return to the system that existed prior to the late 70s. Make the plaintiff sue for a specific amount of money, require proof of the amount, and don't allow the jury to return a higher verdict. The insurance companies, in a stirring example of unintended consequences, convinced states to change the rules to require the plaintiff to demand "an amount in controversy in excess of" generally 10-15,000 dollars.  That change allowed juries to return unlimited verdicts.

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6537 on: March 24, 2017, 11:52:29 AM »
Another disturbing indicator of societal decline. When lines are blurred and there's no set 'right' or 'wrong', some people consider it a green light to do whatever they please- no matter how harmful. Look at the cultural influences infecting their thoughts, speech, and actions.

Let's apply Prof. Cipolla's theory of THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY
- shall we?

This 20 year old, violated the privacy of two people she was employed to look after. She not only intruded on violated their privacy, but recorded them without their knowledge or permission and posted it on social media, inviting the public to join  her in this criminal act. She also exposed her employer, the facility, her fellow employees, and other residents (and their loved ones) to the fallout from liabilities and bad publicity.

Nursing home employee secretly recorded seniors having sex, posted video to Snapchat


http://wric.com/2017/03/22/nursing-home-employee-secretly-recorded-seniors-having-sex-posted-video-to-snapchat/


Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6538 on: March 24, 2017, 12:16:45 PM »
Another disturbing indicator of societal decline. When lines are blurred and there's no set 'right' or 'wrong', some people consider it a green light to do whatever they please- no matter how harmful. Look at the cultural influences infecting their thoughts, speech, and actions.

Let's apply Prof. Cipolla's theory of THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY
- shall we?

This 20 year old, violated the privacy of two people she was employed to look after. She not only intruded on violated their privacy, but recorded them without their knowledge or permission and posted it on social media, inviting the public to join  her in this criminal act. She also exposed her employer, the facility, her fellow employees, and other residents (and their loved ones) to the fallout from liabilities and bad publicity.

Nursing home employee secretly recorded seniors having sex, posted video to Snapchat


http://wric.com/2017/03/22/nursing-home-employee-secretly-recorded-seniors-having-sex-posted-video-to-snapchat/

I get that she's young and stupid but I still hope she does some time over this. A good year of being fucked over and recorded by other cons would be a good outcome.  ;)

Re: Random Political Thoughts
« Reply #6539 on: March 24, 2017, 03:18:10 PM »
I feel sorry for everyone under about 40. Every move has been videotaped since they popped from the womb.  Their parents destroyed any sense of privacy with the Betamax and VHS recorders.