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8. Marzo 2013, 20:53:13
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Some people think the constitution is outdated, but that's nonsense
(V): "and institute tort reform to correct the REAL problems with health care."

[ Tell that to the lawyers... the same ones that are at the heart of much of the tort problems in the USA. ]


It's not enough to tell them. If the law says you can file frivolous lawsuits and sue for exorbitant claims then why wouldn't they? It's not just McDonalds that can be forced to pay someone for spilling coffee on themselves. Doctors and hospitals are also forced to pay out more than they should have to, and so the cost of health care naturally rises to cover those costs.

It's not the lawyers who are at fault, it's the fault of lawmakers who have steadfastly refused to fix this problem. Instead, they want to take control of healthcare and completely change how it is payed for and administered. This is what they have wanted to do for a long time, so it's no wonder why they have refused to fix any of the real problems that drive health care costs up.

8. Marzo 2013, 20:07:32
(V) 
Asunto: Re: Some people think the constitution is outdated, but that's nonsense
Iamon lyme: It would be fair to say that there are some things that were never imagined of when it was written.

"In order for it to no longer be relevant people would have had to become fundamentally different, and last time I checked people have not evolved into some other species."

Our world has though, especially the way we do business. As you mention technology has changed greatly, transferring funds takes seconds... with little or no paper trail.

"Empower the politicians (all of them) to reject government funded health care,"

Then empower the people to have good access, not just high cost ER.

"and institute tort reform to correct the REAL problems with health care."

Tell that to the lawyers... the same ones that are at the heart of much of the tort problems in the USA.

"Defund unnecessary government programs (to reduce spending) and stop discouraging businesses from growing and hiring new people."

In the UK it has been seen recently that even if the Government gives money for banks to help businesses they won't. Even when they have said they will.

"If government can defer its greed for a few years and stop interfering with our lives and businesses, reduce the tax burdon instead of increasing it"

Same with private enterprises. The UK contracted out to a private company the roll of getting people back to work who've been out of work for a long time because of health problems....... The company made several promises, but it turned out that they were just interested in making a profit. In the end it's gonna cost the UK more.

"Grocery stores understand how low price / high volume will net greater profits than simply charging as much as they can get away with."

Right..... lol... ... ... No. In theory, yes... in reality... it depends. If the store knows it can charge more due to the likes of position... it will. Now adays loss leaders are more used.

"Taxing less encourages growth, and growth means more taxable income. How hard can this be for anyone to understand?"

If the taxation collected was properly collected. Greece got screwed up because no one was paying what they were supposed to and no one was standing up and making sure it was paid.

"I remember when there were so many jobs to chose from it was an employees market, and businesses were bending over backwards trying to entice people to work for them"

Yep.... and then other countries started up factories who's employees would work for a pittance.

China... India... and many others.

Can't expect Americans to work for nothing can you... unless they are prisoners, the only form of '''slavery''' left.

8. Marzo 2013, 00:33:47
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: We've always managed to reverse or at least slow down our own self destruction, but we may have gone too far in the wrong direction this time.
(V): There is only one circumstance I can see that could turn things around in the US, and do it relatively fast... like within 10 years. But I also know it's a pipe dream and won't happen.

In order to correct (just one of) the problems we are creating for ourselves, half of the population of this country would need to change its mind about taxation, and insist on limiting government according to the constitution. Some people think the constitution is outdated, but that's nonsense. In order for it to no longer be relevant people would have had to become fundamentally different, and last time I checked people have not evolved into some other species. They still need the same things they've always needed, and still do things in the same way.The only thing that has changed in over 200 years is technology... people are still fundamentally the same.

So here are a few suggestions for the powers that be to ignore: Empower the politicians (all of them) to reject government funded health care, and institute tort reform to correct the REAL problems with health care. Defund unnecessary government programs (to reduce spending) and stop discouraging businesses from growing and hiring new people.

If government can defer its greed for a few years and stop interfering with our lives and businesses, reduce the tax burdon instead of increasing it, then government coffers would beginning filling up again. Increasing a tax burdon insures there will be fewer sources to tax, but reducing tax burdon means more sources spring up for the government to tax. Grocery stores understand how low price / high volume will net greater profits than simply charging as much as they can get away with. Less is more, but many of the geniuses in Washington can't seem to grasp this simple concept. Taxing less encourages growth, and growth means more taxable income. How hard can this be for anyone to understand?

I remember when there were so many jobs to chose from it was an employees market, and businesses were bending over backwards trying to entice people to work for them... we won't see that happening again anytime soon.

7. Marzo 2013, 10:58:10
(V) 
Asunto: Re: We've always managed to reverse or at least slow down our own self destruction, but we may have gone too far in the wrong direction this time.
Iamon lyme: .... there is no quick fix that is a fact. Not for any country.

This has been building for decades. No-one challenging the bosses.....

.... .... demonstrations are getting more common in Europe though. The people want less talk and more action on those who created this mess and allowed it to happen.

N' yes we see America possibly going 'broke'.... Not able to come together as one people and act in the common good.... divide and conquer. :/

6. Marzo 2013, 21:08:08
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Obama and Biden are a team, and it's Joes job to make his boss look good by comparison. Good luck with that, Joe.
(V): "What do you think??"

I think regardless of candidates or party, the US will be involved in damage control for at least the next 20 to 30 years.

It takes far less time to tear something down than it does to build it up. We've always managed to reverse or at least slow down our own self destruction, but we may have gone too far in the wrong direction this time.

6. Marzo 2013, 19:10:43
(V) 
Asunto: Re: Obama and Biden are a team, and it's Joes job to make his boss look good by comparison. Good luck with that, Joe.
Iamon lyme: Don't worry, there will be plenty of candidates to fill that roll for the Republicans next election.... no need for jealousy that the Democrats can find a better idiot.

... maybe the Republicans need to change from good idiot and bad idiot to 'thinker/idiot'

What do you think??

6. Marzo 2013, 19:06:10
(V) 
Asunto: Re: One video does not make Biden an idiot.... ... ... that takes years of practice!!
Artful Dodger: I hoped you would get it!! lol

6. Marzo 2013, 06:37:44
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use.
Artful Dodger: "Biden had something else in mind."

They always have something else in mind. That's why politicians like him end up becoming confused. The problem is that as they get older the machinations of their own minds become harder to manage... they can literally lose control of their own mental processes. My mental processes on the other hand are quite simple, so there is very little that can go wrong.

I came, I saw, I farted... how hard can that be?

6. Marzo 2013, 06:04:35
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re: Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use.
Iamon lyme: if the average man tried to get out of debt and borrowed say, 100,000 to pay off his 100,000 debt, he'd still be in debt for 100,000 dollars. I did that once to lower the interest rate an to go from a 30 to a 15. But when you lower the interest you pay you are lowering your debt. Biden had something else in mind.

6. Marzo 2013, 04:41:09
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use.
Artful Dodger: "To spend more we have to borrow, thus putting us in more debt. So to summarise, to get out of debt we have to get more debt."

That might make some sense if we were borrowing to pay down the debt, but as you say they are doing it so they will have more to spend. The powers that be don't seem concerned about paying off any of that debt right now.

I tried something like that a long time ago. I borrowed against my next allowance, but then got less allowance on my next 'payday'. I didn't like that at all, but I was only eight or nine years old at the time.

6. Marzo 2013, 04:25:45
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re: Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use.
Iamon lyme: we have to remember that Biden told people that the way to pay off the US debt is to spend more money.

To spend more we have to borrow, thus putting us in more debt.

So to summarise, to get out of debt we have to get more debt.


6. Marzo 2013, 02:45:19
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use.
(V): Obama and Biden are a team, and it's Joes job to make his boss look good by comparison. Good luck with that, Joe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4-AKcH3eC8

6. Marzo 2013, 02:08:55
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: One video does not make Biden an idiot.... ... ... that takes years of practice!!
(V): One video does not make Biden an idiot.... ... ... that takes years of practice!!

5. Marzo 2013, 23:23:04
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use.
(V): [ One video does not make Biden an idiot.... ... ... that takes years of practice !! ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWlSX9TT2eo

5. Marzo 2013, 20:39:35
(V) 
Asunto: Re: Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use.
Artful Dodger: stand correctly, point, squeeze trigger.

... Aim big, hit big.

I was allowed to shoot them as a scout of 14.... they are easy.... and at short range far better than a AR15. Which, was designed for the battlefield.

"He's telling rookies they are easier than the AR15. He's an idiot."

Yes they are. One video does not make Biden an idiot.... ... ... that takes years of practice!! ;P

5. Marzo 2013, 16:26:35
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re: Biden's self-defense advice to the women of America - "Buy a shotgun!"
(V): Biden is telling women who have never owned a shotgun to buy one. He's telling people who've never shot one how easy they are to use. We're not talking about experienced users, we're talking about rookies. He's telling rookies they are easier than the AR15. He's an idiot.

5. Marzo 2013, 11:04:55
(V) 
Asunto: Re: Biden's self-defense advice to the women of America - "Buy a shotgun!"
Artful Dodger: No.... they clearly show people who've never fired one before or have not heard that they kick.

Woooppeeee.

Farmers mums can handle them as this video demonstrates..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ka5pedLmLs

Or as this police training video shows..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cun-LZvOTdw

5. Marzo 2013, 02:39:41
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re: Biden's self-defense advice to the women of America - "Buy a shotgun!"
(V): They clearly show that using a shotgun isn't "easy" as Biden suggest. He's an idiot.

5. Marzo 2013, 00:38:58
(V) 
Asunto: Re: Biden's self-defense advice to the women of America - "Buy a shotgun!"
Artful Dodger: The video demonstrates alot of wrong techniques, including cherry picking video moments.

Come on.. I expect better evidence off you!! ;)

4. Marzo 2013, 16:17:51
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re: Biden's self-defense advice to the women of America - "Buy a shotgun!"
(V): the video demonstrates they are not easy to use. If you know how to use one yes. Biden is still an idiot.

4. Marzo 2013, 15:50:00
(V) 
Asunto: Re: Biden's self-defense advice to the women of America - "Buy a shotgun!"
Artful Dodger: A double barrelled one... scare the poop out of most as they do tend to cut you to pieces if hit by one. More effective than a pistol for home defence, less need to be 'accurate'.

4. Marzo 2013, 15:47:57
(V) 
Asunto: Re: but I don't watch much television so any UK programing I get is whatever is shown on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
Iamon lyme: Just put Yes Minister or Yes Prime Minister in on youtube. Plenty there :P

3. Marzo 2013, 23:20:15
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Can I say Joe Biden is a dumbass?
Biden's self-defense advice to the women of America - "Buy a shotgun!" J...: http://youtu.be/Gj-WcafGjbM via @youtube

3. Marzo 2013, 21:47:44
Papa Zoom 
World's Biggest Fart - The Hippo: http://youtu.be/PSKQ3ZNQ_O8 via @youtube

3. Marzo 2013, 21:00:14
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Maybe it's a game, and the Republicans are supposed to chase after Obama... and if we catch him, then he'll sit down and pretend to seriously negotiate in good faith.
(V): [ Does one have the ability to watch old UK TV shows such as "Yes Minister" or "Yes Prime Minister"?? ]

Probably, if I had cable or satellite, but I don't watch much television so any UK programing I get is whatever is shown on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).

3. Marzo 2013, 20:46:32
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re:Hey did ya watch the hippo fart?
(V): [ No... the link was a mobile version...didna work. ]

Didn't work for me either, so I copied and pasted the title... World's Biggest Fart - The Hippo ...into the youtube search engine and it took me to the video.

3. Marzo 2013, 12:08:51
(V) 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on the hippofartamus!
Artful Dodger: Reminds me of this incident. It was a live TV children's show :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Cj2TtFd_E

3. Marzo 2013, 12:04:36
(V) 
Asunto: Re: Maybe it's a game, and the Republicans are supposed to chase after Obama... and if we catch him, then he'll sit down and pretend to seriously negotiate in good faith.
Iamon lyme: I like what the daily show said about the recent deadline... everyone was on holiday.

"a charge of racism is leveled by someone wielding power and influence to attack a police officer, who did nothing wrong. No politician in his right mind would try pulling a stunt like this."

Don't know the case. Usually politicians don't make public statements like that unless they have some idea.

... Then again..... ..... No, usually that's when they skip around the subject. UK politics is a case of reading between the lines.

And slagging each other off, blaming each other, part histories...

.... .... Does one have the ability to watch old UK TV shows such as "Yes Minister" or "Yes Prime Minister"??

3. Marzo 2013, 11:37:48
(V) 
Asunto: Re:Hey did ya watch the hippo fart?
Artful Dodger: No... the link was a mobile version...didna work.

2. Marzo 2013, 06:08:20
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on the hippofartamus!
Iamon lyme: fertilizer spreader

2. Marzo 2013, 05:31:51
Iamon lyme 
Ego pedere ergo sum

2. Marzo 2013, 05:31:03
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on the hippofartamus!
Artful Dodger: Did you see what his tail was doing? It looked like a propeller!

2. Marzo 2013, 05:12:13
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on the hippofartamus!
Iamon lyme: It shook my computer!

2. Marzo 2013, 05:09:57
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on the hippofartamus!
Artful Dodger: "Hey did ya watch the hippo fart?"

Yep... watched AND heard him.

28. Febrero 2013, 04:12:46
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: After all, when has a policy of appeasement ever NOT worked?
(V): "So.. stating something that has been seen to be true in many cases"

But in this case (the one I was talking about) a charge of racism is leveled by someone wielding power and influence to attack a police officer, who did nothing wrong. No politician in his right mind would try pulling a stunt like this, but this is who we have had as president for 4 years and will have for another four.

But at least he's not hiding under his desk, and has learned how to hide in plain sight. He's been running around complaining that Republicans won't work with him, but refuses to sit down to actually meet with them... to work with him. (?) And when Republicans submit a budget or anything they've authored Harry Reed just sits on it... like a hen sitting on an egg.

Maybe it's a game, and the Republicans are supposed to chase after Obama... and if we catch him, then he'll sit down and pretend to seriously negotiate in good faith. Yeah, that must be it... he's playing the 'catch me if you can' game.

27. Febrero 2013, 22:48:12
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on them or else!
(V): Hey did ya watch the hippo fart?

27. Febrero 2013, 22:46:32
(V) 
Asunto: Re: After all, when has a policy of appeasement ever NOT worked?
Iamon lyme: Depends on who the appeased are. The Nazi's, Iranians, Egyptians, various South American governments who are supported and placed despite being nasty bully killer types.

"He criticised the police for being racist, then held a news meeting with both sides for the purpose of repairing his own image."

So.. stating something that has been seen to be true in many cases. .... .... The Met police in the UK was found to be institutionally racist.... it's being "robustly" dealt with, but that word "robustly" seems to be the in word at the moment for meaning jack.

27. Febrero 2013, 22:35:08
(V) 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on them or else!
Artful Dodger: nooo.... I'll pick some sentences and put one or two of his in the mix.

26. Febrero 2013, 06:50:06
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: This hippo is expressing his view of Obama.

26. Febrero 2013, 06:44:29
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on them or else!
(V): I'd know the difference. But give me some examples of his statements.

26. Febrero 2013, 06:43:11
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Re: Obama started off embarrassing himself (and us) by going on his world apology tour
The Col: Obama is a showman and everyone likes a good show.

25. Febrero 2013, 22:20:24
The Col 
Asunto: Re: Obama started off embarrassing himself (and us) by going on his world apology tour
Iamon lyme: reWho are you referring to when you say "This part of the world"?

I can't speak for the rest of the world, only the section I inhabit.The opinions here were positive when he toured during the election.I guess you have a different perspective.

25. Febrero 2013, 22:10:28
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re: Obama started off embarrassing himself (and us) by going on his world apology tour
The Col: "This part of the world enjoyed it, and found it refreshing ..I don't think anyone considered it an "apology tour" other than Republicans"

Who are you referring to when you say "This part of the world"?

Of course only Republicans would call it an apology tour... and only Democrats would see it as something that can improve relations between the US and people who regard the US as their enemies. After all, when has a policy of appeasement ever NOT worked?

25. Febrero 2013, 21:37:17
The Col 
Asunto: Obama started off embarrassing himself (and us) by going on his world apology tour
Modificado por The Col (25. Febrero 2013, 21:39:24)
World to you:

This part of the world enjoyed it, and found it refreshing ..I don't think anyone considered it an "apology tour" other than Republicans

25. Febrero 2013, 21:28:33
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: IMO
Obama started off embarrassing himself (and us) by going on his world apology tour, and interjecting himself into news stories that have nothing to do with his job as president. Like the time he commented on a black professor who ran afoul of the law. He criticised the police for being racist, then held a news meeting with both sides for the purpose of repairing his own image. But now he's settled into doing what he does best, making speeches to promote what his party wants. I think this is mostly what he will be doing from here on out. It's either that or hide under his desk for the next four years.

25. Febrero 2013, 20:58:07
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: IMO
I thought Obama was Carter on steroids, but it's actually the other way around. The difference between Carter and Obama is like the difference between watching a train wreck in real time and watching it in slow motion. Carter created so much havoc in so little time it shocked the voters into making a drastic change. Obama on the other hand just plods along, putting himself in front of the cameras so as to keep us busy focused on peripheral issues.

Republicans have made the mistake of thinking they need to do more than simply hold the line. They will probably lose more ground than they will gain in the next four years no matter what they do, but at least voters will be able to clearly see where the Democrats are taking them...and they will have to decide for themselves if that's where they (the voters) want to go.

25. Febrero 2013, 15:03:30
(V) 
Asunto: Re:Don't pick on them or else!
Artful Dodger: Dennis Prager statements could apply to all major parties in the USA.. replace lefty with righty and no-one would know the difference.

I pick on that point.

At least you don't have a situation where you've got Silvio Berlusconi running again. You'd think being on trial for sex with underage prostitutes and tax fraud would mean he ineligible.

25. Febrero 2013, 14:58:03
(V) 
Asunto: Re:What?!?!? Harvesting green farts was MY idea!! I knew I should have patented it
Iamon lyme: I've already patented a removal of nappy mess system. I bought a load of non used mechanical meat stripping machines (the ones who strip meat of carcases) to recover baby poo. Then it is processed into fertiliser.

23. Febrero 2013, 07:01:07
Papa Zoom 
Asunto: Gorgeous Men Farts board.
Iamon lyme:

23. Febrero 2013, 06:57:10
Iamon lyme 
Asunto: Re:Hey, don't hate us just because we're gorgeous!
Artful Dodger: No kidding, you would be surprised at some of the "technology" that has been pirated by the 'you know who'... It's not just the high end stuff. A few years ago someone in California went to court to sue (to sue who, the Chinese government?) over a particular type of packing material and design he developed for packaging electronics. He discovered the same packaging material and design was showing up in US markets, but it wasn't his stuff.

But that's not what I wanted to talk about. I had something important to say about farts, but if we keep this up they might have to rename this the Gorgeous Men Farts board.

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