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vt_investor 235 posts  |  Last Activity: 19 hours ago Member since: Apr 29, 1999
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    The Employer Mandate Delay

    by w.heinlein Feb 13, 2014 5:49 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 14, 2014 11:37 PM Flag

    Sadly, I don't think My. K's rants have had any effect at all.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Feb 14, 2014 10:54 AM Flag

    As I've said before, competition is probably the biggest problem with Obamacre. It's really too bad that the Republicans didn't offer an amendment when they could to make it more competitive. It might have helped to add a few things to increase competition;

    - No insurance company - hospital and doctor links. Everyone should be able to chose their own doctor, regardless of which insurance company they use.
    - Doctors and hospitals should post prices that can be easily compared. (This is partly there, but maybe not strong enough)
    - Insurance companies should be able to operate across state boundaries. (This might require a constitutional amendment, so I understand why it was avoided.)

    These things are all very difficult to do, so I understand why they re not the now. Maybe these things could be part of the next step, if ways to do them are found. And certainly health care and insurance companies don't want to see more competition, and they have told their representatives in Washington that, especially the ones whose campaigns they have funded.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor by vt_investor Feb 14, 2014 10:39 AM Flag

    HPQ seems to have passed the $30 psychological barrier today. It's nice to see it crossing this hurdle. It should now be able to head up some more, as we approach the 1st quarterly report next week.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The Employer Mandate Delay

    by w.heinlein Feb 13, 2014 5:49 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 14, 2014 9:25 AM Flag

    God work! He agreed with you, and told you why, and then you you argue with him and continue to try to tell him that he is wrong. Like one of today's perfect conservatives - fighting with the people on your side,m first. No wonder today's Republican party is splitting 3 ways to Sunday now.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    D.C. shut down due to global warming blizzard

    by sick_of_blax Feb 13, 2014 3:07 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 14, 2014 12:26 AM Flag

    Sorry. I won't bring it up again. You need some training in engineering and science, in order to understand these difficult subjects. You first need to understand how things like a lever, and a radio generally work. Without this basic understanding, things like feedback loops, catalysts, and your radio's volume #$%$ will just seem like magic.

    There's no reason to discuss this any more with you.

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    Millions Enroll in Healthplans Due To ACA

    by billyliar66 Feb 13, 2014 1:06 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 14, 2014 12:01 AM Flag

    The Tea Party now seems to be coming around and repeating the same story, every time:

    - Don't you dare put you dirty government hands on my Social Security!

    - Don't you dare put your dirty government hands on my Medicare coverage!

    - Don't you dare put your dirty government hands on my Obamcare policy!

    Consistency is a good thing, usually...

    Sentiment: Hold

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    D.C. shut down due to global warming blizzard

    by sick_of_blax Feb 13, 2014 3:07 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 13, 2014 11:51 PM Flag

    Springer: "There are any number of ways to increase the planets temperature."

    Name them!

    And more importantly, name the way(s) they are causing the planet's temperature to rise today.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    D.C. shut down due to global warming blizzard

    by sick_of_blax Feb 13, 2014 3:07 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 13, 2014 6:00 PM Flag

    As you've already gotten your answers, here are the questions that you need to answer:

    What % of our atmosphere is does water, H2O, comprise, and how do H2O and CO2 (with a few other greenhouse gases, such as methane) work together to regulate the earth's temperature?

    If you wanted to increase the temperature of our planet, which component, water vapor, or CO2, would you work to change?

    Bonus Question: What role does H2O (water) play in photosynthesis?

    I understand that you probably have no understanding, yet, of amplification, and amplification controls, in electronic, physical, and chemical systems, so these questions will certainly be difficult for you. But see how far you can get. These skills might even help you when you are looking, again, for a good job.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Obamacare will kill 2.3 million full time jobs!!

    by cap_pig11 Feb 11, 2014 8:08 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 13, 2014 1:44 AM Flag

    So, you think that that's just what conservative firms like to do? Cut employees; cut sales; cut income; shrink the size of the firm. Just because that's how conservative run their businesses?

    Sentiment: Hold

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    A Really Important New Book

    by w.heinlein Feb 11, 2014 2:15 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 12, 2014 10:16 AM Flag

    So, write to your representatives and demand that they raise our taxes. I;'m sure you will find some allies who will agree with you.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Another lie from the Obama administration

    by springer_1994 Feb 11, 2014 7:45 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 12, 2014 10:07 AM Flag

    Springer, perhaps you have yet to go and try out the government site? EVERY health care insurance policy that they suggest for you is a policy from a private insurance company. And EVERY policy they suggest is compliant with the Obamacare laws, just like all the policies you can get directly from the companies, or from your employer.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Another lie from the Obama administration

    by springer_1994 Feb 11, 2014 7:45 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 12, 2014 9:50 AM Flag

    Sure, it's Obamacare. HPQ like every company in the country must comply with the Obamacare regulations. Every insurance policy sold in the US now is an "Obamacare" policy, by definition. And we've seen the effect of Obamacare over the past couple of years, as well. Over the last 2 years, since Obamacare has been in effect, our insurance premiums and co-pays have risen by just about zero %, white the increases in the previous decade were always in double digit territory.

    We did check with the government web site, and found that getting insurance there would probably reduce our costs by a fair amount. We chose not to do that this time because of a few changes coming down the pipe over the next year. Next year, we may very well go with the cheaper insurance..

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Another lie from the Obama administration

    by springer_1994 Feb 11, 2014 7:45 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 12, 2014 12:30 AM Flag

    My daughter, with pre-existing conditions, is cared for on our family health insurance policy, which we pay for ourselves. We are not subsidized, by either the government, or HPQ who we pay for the insurance.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    A Really Important New Book

    by w.heinlein Feb 11, 2014 2:15 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 12, 2014 12:23 AM Flag

    Yes, there are quite a few who spend their lives enjoying, big, high-speed highways to drive on, safe airways to fly cross country on, protection in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, police to protect against criminals, teachers to teach your children, courts to sue your neighbor in, water and food kept safe, and healthy, and lots more. and they don't want to spend a cent for it. Just get it all for free. Won't even pay a cent for all this after they are gone, and have enjoyed it all for a whole lifetime.

    Some people just seem to be born as selfish takers, who are always unwilling to pay their own way, or to pay anything for all the resources they have used for free.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Dems try to spin CBO report as good news!!!!

    by cap_pig11 Feb 10, 2014 1:21 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 11, 2014 3:16 PM Flag

    No, springer, no government subsidies. I didn't need to use the Obamacare signup sites, as we have our insurance provided through, and payable to HPQ.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Dems try to spin CBO report as good news!!!!

    by cap_pig11 Feb 10, 2014 1:21 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 11, 2014 2:55 PM Flag

    Amoulits1, I think that Springer is talking about my daughter, who i have mentioned here. Because of a pre-existing condition, she could never have gotten insurance on her own, before Obamacare. So far, she is young enough to be able to be insured on our family policy. Springer may be arguing that family policies should go away and everyone should get their own, separate insurance policy. Or, maybe, that she should simply remain uninsured? Oh, an in spite of the pre-existing condition, we still may more than enough to cover her medical care with our own insurance payments, so Springer is currently paying nothing for her care.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Another lie from the Obama administration

    by springer_1994 Feb 11, 2014 7:45 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 11, 2014 2:07 PM Flag

    Springer says, " less than one-third of new Medicaid sign-ups are a result of the 'Affordable' Care Act."

    That is absolutely false. Everyone who signs up for health insurance is signing up under the ACA, because the ACA is the law in every state. Every insurance policy, whether gotten through an employer, directly from an insurance company, or through a state or federal exchange must comply with the parts of the ACA that are currently in effect. Every US health insurance policy - even yours Springer - is now the result of the Affordable Care Act, along with insurance company business decisions, and various state regulations.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Dems try to spin CBO report as good news!!!!

    by cap_pig11 Feb 10, 2014 1:21 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 11, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    Amoulits1, Go easy on him. He may simply think that everyone has similar goals and methods as he has. If he does all those things, why would anyone else want to do anything different?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Dems try to spin CBO report as good news!!!!

    by cap_pig11 Feb 10, 2014 1:21 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 11, 2014 10:49 AM Flag

    So, let's check the Springer Report to see if it's true, and better than the conflicting reports from the government, and the interpretations form Billy, W.H., myself and others. If what Springer says it true, then we should expect Obamacase to let millions make decisions to stop working because they can get "fee" health care form the government Obamacare programs. If what Springer says is true, then unemployment should go up and the labor force should shrink over the next couple of years as Obamacare goes into effect.

    However, if the government reports and what W.H. and others say is true, then unemployment should drop, and the labor force should increase, because Obamacare is not actually incenting people to leave their jobs, and not work.

    Let's check back in in a year or two to see whether we should listen to the Sporing Report, or the reports from the government, and to see which reports are closer to the truth.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Dems try to spin CBO report as good news!!!!

    by cap_pig11 Feb 10, 2014 1:21 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Feb 10, 2014 5:18 PM Flag

    I'm sure that's what they have always called it -laziness -

    - Building an iRobot because he was too lazy to sweep the floor.

    - Creating a robot to bolt together an auto frame because he was too lazy to use a wrench.

    - Inventing an automatic transmission because he was too lazy to learn how to shift himself.

    - Building a bread machine because he was too lazy to knead the dough himself.

    - Inventing a telephone because he was to lazy to write a letter.

    - Creating modular houses because he was too lazy to build his house himself.

    It takes considerably less than half the labor it took to provide teh food, housing, transportation, and clothing that it took a century ago - and the needed labor continues to decrease. What should we do to keep everyone form being so lazy? Outlaw robots, computers, automobiles, and tractors? That should give you plenty to do.

    In reality, we can provide everything we need , and more, for less than 40 hours of labor a week, on average.

    Sentiment: Hold

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