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Get government out of healthcare and healthcare insurance altogether. This is the only way to get the politics and bureaucracies out of it. Otherwise, everyone’s ox will eventually get gored because the politicians will continually change the laws and rules to keep shifting the costs around so as to avoid being blamed by enough voters long enough to get kicked out of office.
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Obama's Promise of More "Shovel Ready" Jobs

Nik L Wrote: May 17, 2014 8:30 AM
Just what does Dear Ruling plan that those shovels will be shoveling? More of the same that he’s been shoveling since before he was elected the 1st time?
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The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change

Nik L Wrote: May 16, 2014 8:31 AM
The article reads, “CO2 composes 80 percent of harmful emissions.” This is not accurate in a significant way. CO2 comprises 80% of HUMAN-caused emissions. And human-caused emissions comprise only ~ 5% of all emissions of CO2 (the remainder occur naturally). Further, the effect of CO2 on temperature diminishes with increasing CO2 concentration. So, trying to control climate by reducing human-caused emissions of CO2 is wasted effort, even if it could be done cheaply. To spend $trillions to do so would be immoral (for the deaths & dislocations that would be caused).
The democrats are scoundrels, and everyone knows this. So, their behavior is expected. Therefore, the republicans are to blame for the dismal results of the democrats’ behavior because they have not resisted it. Worse, they have become democrat-light.
I challenge Dear Ruler to define publically what it means to be an American – and what it does not mean.
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Boehner: I've Been "Nudging" Jeb Bush To Run

Nik L Wrote: May 14, 2014 11:04 AM
Boehner needs to nudge Bush to run - run away, and then follow him.
Can anyone name one legally-codified/protected individual right that those who assert that they are heterosexual have that those who assert that they are homosexual do not have? Anyone. Just one.
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The Nightmare of a Defenseless America

Nik L Wrote: May 01, 2014 7:20 AM
The article reads, “The President’s senior military advisor was a general, chosen for the job not because of a sterling combat record but for being the Public Affairs section’s telegenic face of ‘The New Military.’” Note the “retirements” yesterday of two (more) generals, and note that they are just the most recent of what could be characterized as a continuing purge that began ~ 5 years ago. Note also that there was no military response to the attack on the Benghazi consulate despite in-theatre capability and the attack lasting for many hours.
These are not the first (and probably will not be the last). The number of conspicuous retirements of senior military officers over the past 5 years begins to look like a purge – reminiscent of the purge ordered by Stalin in the 1930s (although those retirements were a bit more severe on the affected individuals). That purge had devastating consequences for the USSR when Nazi Germany invaded in 1941.
Will someone please specify exactly what "fundamental right" is being denied to those who identify themselves as gay?
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Bureaucracy, Boondoggles, and Bad Behavior

Nik L Wrote: Mar 30, 2014 9:01 AM
It continues to amaze, with so much evidence in our everyday lives and over history, that government is effective in so few things and is inefficient, incompetent, corrupt, or all three in everything else, that people continue to, not only have faith in government, but advocate that it do more, have more power, and spend more money.
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