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Reaction: ABC’s John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama’s anti-American ‘Health Care’ Plan (YouTube)

You know I’m really not for meddling with the system at all, but basically that video says “America can’t do it because England and Canada did it, and it doesn’t work, and there’s no way we could do it better.”

It also, in lieu of building a socialized medical system, justifies charging patients $5 for an aspirin because they need that money for innovations to improve trauma technology availability, cancer treatments, MRIs, etc.

So basically, the costs of all those innovations get distributed among everyone, even people not using it.

How is that not already a socialized system? So can’t America, the land of great innovation do it better? If not … well that’s a sad forecast.

I mean would a single payer system with incentives not solve the problem too? The title of this video is hardly accurate …

The video talks about how Obama purportedly is building a single payer system (this is purely conjecture), then it goes on to conclude that such a single payer system couldn’t work because Canada and England can’t make it work. It “destroys/pulverizes/crushes” a theoretical Obama “‘health care’ plan” that doesn’t even exist on the grounds that there’s no way America could implement a system better than Canada or England …

Beautiful.

 

Posted by on October 23, 2009 in Commentary, Politics

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Twitter weekly updates by crimulus for 2009-09-13

  • People, if you respect this country, respect its leaders and seek logical debate, don’t give your kids signs like this: http://abv8.me/17F #
  • Off to the homeplace to see how many people ask me what crazy beer I’m drinking ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • @THETETRA Yeah … I really can’t believe it’s been 10 years. #
  • It can take only seconds to forget, continuous repetition to remember, but quite often a lifetime to forgive. Also takes a lifetime to die. #
  • Rather than focus on the bad, I would like to now reflect on Sept. 11, 1999. I had just bought a Dreamcast (9/9/99) and Sonic. Good times. #
  • <?php @jeremytharp (); ?> ๐Ÿ™ #
  • RT @NPRPOLITICS What were you doing #on911? Driving down I-68 on my way to class in Morgantown. Got out of class at 11am & towers were gone. #
  • and the legend of the RENT was WAY HARDCORE!!!!!!!!!!!! #
  • In the days of the caveman, mammoths, and glaciers … bugs and trees were your food then. No pyjamas or doctors …… #
  • Finally ordered the sound card I need to make my studio come back to life. http://abv8.me/15y 1U Rackmount, 14 input channels + USB=SWEEEET #
  • http://abv8.me/15v Apology made, apology accepted. Now, can we move on and deal with the whole innovating-to-fix-the-damn-problem thing? #
  • RT @TheOnion Americans Observing 9/11 By Trying Not To Masturbate http://bit.ly/11ZD7y LMFAO #
  • Good job, Mr. President, calling the Congress to action. Way to call out the naysayers (on both sides) and proffer a real compromise. #
  • Coolest thing ever! Wardensville on CNN … http://abv8.me/14O Makes me very proud ๐Ÿ™‚ #
  • About the coolest picture ever ๐Ÿ˜€ http://abv8.me/14L (Crasher Squirrel) #
  • @NBA Clyde Drexler #Fathead Twivia (20k pts, 6k rebs, 6k asts) #
  • RT @factcheckdotorg Q: Did Obama change his back-to-school speech in response to pressure from conservatives? A: http://bit.ly/KVJxO #
  • @silverclassics Hey if you think about it today call about the FF table, see what’s up with that. #
  • RT @TheOnion President Obama Holds Surprise Rooftop Press Conference http://bit.ly/1CX2f #
  • Life tip: You are only as good as the ice cream you eat. Mmmmm … I am real good. ๐Ÿ˜€ #
  • http://abv8.me/13d Focus on McCain’s comments. This is the guy who would be President if Obama weren’t. If he can move on and compromise… #
  • @GSTEPHANOPOULOUS Wow! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Al Franken draws the US) http://abv8.me/13c #
  • http://abv8.me/13b AGREE: ‘the country has “become so polarized that we believe that our president is an enemy and not our leader.”‘ #
  • When you spend less time working on your focus, you can spend more time focusing on your work. I know. The profundity is eternal. #
  • I spent all morning and all night thinking about it, and all I got was this lousy update. #
  • RT @TheOnion White Sufficiency Movement Asserts Whites Right Up There With Other Races http://bit.ly/2bg1CC #
  • Wow, Obama wants so bad to indoctrinate your children that he’s letting you read his speech first …. http://abv8.me/12d … {{ crickets }} #
  • Screw reality, I’m going home. (A la Cartman?) #
  • A good read (essential, in a way) for anyone interested in understanding the foundations of this country (more to come) http://abv8.me/11L #

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Posted by on September 13, 2009 in Twitter Updates

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I always wondered how a sewing machine works!

http://home.howstuffworks.com/sewing-machine1.htm

Beautiful diagrams explaining it all.

Actually, I hadn’t really heard of the bobbin-less “chain stitch.” I can see why it was invented first.

However, I could never understand how the top thread with a bobbin worked — now I see the upper thread wraps all the way around the bobbin assembly, looping the top around.

Obviously, there is a lot of thread twisting going on, and I still don’t really see how the top thread goes around the bobbin when it is mounted in on a pin, but at least I get the concept!

 

Posted by on July 29, 2009 in How-To, Personal

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Quickly duplicate a barcode!

Fairly often in inventory circles, you just need to take a barcodeย  label you have and duplicate it to put on another item.ย  The quickest way to do so is on the Instant Barcode Duplicator by geeXmedia!ย  Just navigate to http://duplicator.ezbarcodez.com and scan the barcode into the box.ย  You can even add a title.

It currently supports 2″x1″ and 3″x1″ labels as well as label rotation.ย  And, if you need further barcode abilities, there is a full featured WYSIWYG label/barcode creator at http://www.ezbarcodez.com.

Currently only 128-B 1D style barcodes are supported, as it supports both numbers and letters, as well as some symbols, but it’s quick, and it will work for almost any application.

 

Posted by on June 4, 2009 in Computers, How-To, Programming

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