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Questions Over $1 Billion U.S. Purchase Of Russian Helicopters For Afghan Military

Questions Over $1 Billion U.S. Purchase Of Russian Helicopters For Afghan Military

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 07:16:34 in Politics

“I agree and based on Pentagon logic the Afghan forces have years experience dealing with them. Win Win here.”
Doctor Accused Of Posting Pictures Of Drunk ER Patient On Social Media

Doctor Accused Of Posting Pictures Of Drunk ER Patient On Social Media

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 04:22:10 in Chicago

“The one problem here from the main article not the HP one was the hospital confirmed he accessed her medical records. He kind of screwed himself there. Pictures he was an invited visitor I agree, medical records pure HIPAA on that one.”

synergie on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:46:20

“The problem with that is that neither article, or any interview with the drunk girl indicates that any medical information was released at all, so no HIPAA violation.  She says she gave him permission to look at her records.  He's in trouble with the hospital, not for breaking a federal law. ”
Derek Hough Defends Julianne Hough In Blackface Controversy: 'It Wasn't Her Brightest Moment'

Derek Hough Defends Julianne Hough In Blackface Controversy: 'It Wasn't Her Brightest Moment'

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 02:24:11 in Celebrity

“There are not enough rows and columns on excel.”
Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Rollout Glitches 'Unacceptable,' But The Program's Going To Work

Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Rollout Glitches 'Unacceptable,' But The Program's Going To Work

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 23:11:03 in Politics

“The CBO report is based on prediction and a 40bil over 10 years savings. Granted actual figures come in at an increase in spending of about 20bil each year on just obesity related conditions alone per the CDC. So I guess it is saving when the increase is only say 160bil over 10years vs 200bil. Granted most people really don't consider it savings being it is like paying off one credit card with another, and still charging on it.
Second the op-ed is just that. What the writer is failing to disclose is that while saving is insentive based, it is the government figurtive gun to head method in the form of "Value based purchasing" which is conviently missing from this story. That is what is being stuck to hospitals. On paper it looks great, basically getting paid for outcomes vs number of procedures. Well it fails to take into consideration that hospitals have lawyers and accountants to and over the last 4 years prices raised to offset the fines that are going to happen, and still increase the profits.
You see I have spent the last 4 years assisting in adjusting charting and billing methods in the magnet hospital I work at. The sad fact is outcomes remain the same for the most part, but just look different on paper.”
Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Rollout Glitches 'Unacceptable,' But The Program's Going To Work

Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Rollout Glitches 'Unacceptable,' But The Program's Going To Work

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 02:01:21 in Politics

“So you know it will lower deficits and the overall cost of healthcare how? You, being informed, know that that law was written by lawyers and insurance agencies, but hey they have a great track record of being honest.

Granted the medical field knows that access to insurance does not equal improved health. They also know that what drives healthcare costs is treatment and care of chronic conditions like obesity, and related mobidities like diabetes, cardiac, renal, sepsis, and so on. They also know that despite over 80% of the country has had health insurance that these national health stats continue to climb at a rapid rate which eats up all those dollars. Please tell me how any current healthcare model in the US helps us?”
Ohio Judge Tells Man He's Still Legally Dead

Ohio Judge Tells Man He's Still Legally Dead

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 01:01:25 in Weird News

“You are now reading now the Zombie Apocalypse starts.”

xman00 on Oct 11, 2013 at 09:30:20

“LOL great one”

cgalaxia7 on Oct 11, 2013 at 05:53:08

“He'll turn in a week!”
Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 05:13:02 in Gay Voices

“Correct, they use a time and tested standard of deturmining sex which would be gentials. Now yes there are some cases of people being born with both sets, but out of a billions of people living right now, the decimal point percentage occurance rate just doesn't get it done. Also while there can be several more options then the typical, in this case they are going for the typical definition of female for that is what the paper now says, not female with testicles or some other sub gender.”

Pablito Garcia on Oct 12, 2013 at 09:09:32

http://www.isna.org/faq/frequency Your "minimization" of the degree of sex ambiguity.  I don't even care if you say her sex is male.  though I think it's irrelevant.  But her gender is female.  Period.  And it's better to have an idea which may use the term "sex" but it's really ABout gender is now correct.  There's no "subgender" she is a girl.”
Some States Asking Same-Sex Married Couples To File As Singles

Some States Asking Same-Sex Married Couples To File As Singles

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 05:06:09 in Politics

“The SCOTUS did not rule it unconstitional, they did not even mention it. Their ruling was based on jurisdiction or the lack there of.

If they did rule on it based on being unconstitional, they all the states with such bans would have found themselves in court. They aren't, so my point is still valid.”

GoodWillHumping on Oct 11, 2013 at 17:02:59

“If you do a bit of a google, you will find that indeed all of those states are finding themselves in court. Full Faith and Credit, and all that good stuff.”
Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 01:48:06 in Gay Voices

“In the end this is nothing but paper which is now meaningless other than telling a person was born. Gender is personal identity, sex is defined by DNA standards of this day which have not changed. Changing it from male to female doesn't change sex. What they should have done is just eliminate sex off the birth certificate and made it easy.”

Pablito Garcia on Oct 10, 2013 at 02:55:25

“Very few people have a DNA sample done to determine gender. And, even within Genetics there are several more options than just the typical gender binary we think of.”
Dan Snyder Defends 'Redskins' Name In Letter And Calls On Those Offended To Respect His Views

Dan Snyder Defends 'Redskins' Name In Letter And Calls On Those Offended To Respect His Views

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 01:36:20 in Sports

“That is the true history post white invasion and soon after conquer of the North American natives and that has been around longer than football nicknames.”
Some States Asking Same-Sex Married Couples To File As Singles

Some States Asking Same-Sex Married Couples To File As Singles

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 00:23:45 in Politics

“The thing is most of these states do not have laws banning gay marriage. These bans are written and voted by the people in their State's Constitution. The Feds are not going to start invaliding those. Now if the Fed made it a law or part of the US Constitution, then a different story.”

DK111 on Oct 10, 2013 at 02:18:57

“If the state constitution conflicts with the US constitution, the federal constitution prevails. For instance, 50 years ago many states banned interracial marriages and those laws were deemed unconstitutional. So if the Supreme Court rules that state laws and/or amendments to the state constitution conflict with the US constitution, those laws and/or amendments become invalid. Anti-gay marriage laws may and probably do violate the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Again, I am not a lawyer, so I can not say for sure. But I suspect that it will not be long before these anti-gay marriage laws or constitional amendments are deemed unconstitutional. For instance, California's Prop 8 did amend the state constitution and the US Supreme Court ruled it invalid and unconstitutional. So your statement that state constitution has status vs the US constitution is not valid.”
Trust Act Signed In California To Limit Deportation Program

Trust Act Signed In California To Limit Deportation Program

Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 23:19:53 in Latino Voices

http://www.us-immigration.com

Is the site for legal immigration / visitation. If someone does not fall under one of this methods and just entered the country they have broken Federal law to answer your question.”

joemondo on Oct 6, 2013 at 00:05:04

“Good lord, I am asking about the governor.”

joemondo on Oct 5, 2013 at 23:35:30

“I'm not asking about illegal immigrants. I'm asking about the Governor.”
Gene Simmons On Kurt Cobain And Amy Winehouse: 'What, Just 'Cause You Died, That Makes You An Icon?'

Gene Simmons On Kurt Cobain And Amy Winehouse: 'What, Just 'Cause You Died, That Makes You An Icon?'

Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 21:59:04 in Entertainment

“Michael Jackson, where is his send out? If not an icon who is? Freakish yes, icon yes.”

markusa on Oct 5, 2013 at 22:41:03

“Michael Jackson was a legend before his death.”

Jay Haney on Oct 5, 2013 at 22:25:55

“True enough...and I have to say that death was the best thing that ever happened to his image or career.”
Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Reach Spending Agreement

Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Reach Spending Agreement

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 06:17:16 in Politics

“Per the current articles this will not be a full government shutdown either. I am not sure if that is even possible really. I mean the military just doesn't stop, along with deemed essential services.”
Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Reach Spending Agreement

Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Reach Spending Agreement

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 05:58:36 in Politics

“Just read a little blurb about government shutdowns;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_shutdown#U.S.

In the end it is not the end of the world after all, on average it happens about every 2 years.”

carburetor on Oct 1, 2013 at 06:12:16

“Thanks... didn't realize how often that this actually happens. Good info.”

formerdweeb on Oct 1, 2013 at 06:05:51

“Those were agency shutdowns, not full government shutdowns.”
Can Popping Pimples Kill You?

Can Popping Pimples Kill You?

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 22:32:39 in Healthy Living

“But Mikey likes it!”
Can Popping Pimples Kill You?

Can Popping Pimples Kill You?

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 22:31:27 in Healthy Living

“I am a RN in an ICU and about 2 years ago we had a patient die from it, true story. So 1 time in 15 years and the only time we had heard about it. Bad teeth are are more of a killer.”
Middle-Class Decline Mirrors The Fall Of Unions In One Chart

Middle-Class Decline Mirrors The Fall Of Unions In One Chart

Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 23:25:01 in Business

“So I have to wonder if another, if not the biggest reason for union decline is loss of industry. I mean where is the strength of manufacturing in the US which was the biggest source of union membership. I mean they are lumping all unions into one it seems, where service type unions are doing a bit better. For example nursing unions, going pretty strong right now, the US would be hard pressed to ship those jobs oversea. So are all unions taking this decline hit or just a limited area of unions, and if that is the case I doubt it is laws that are really doing the bulk of damage.”

bigmaddy on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:05:12

“Right to work laws have weaken the unions, they are designed to divide and conquer and make it harder to bring a union into a work place. One more note years ago I worked for a company that talked their employees to decertify there union. Which is when I quit. 6 years later I was talking to one of their drivers and found out that they hadn't seen a real pay raise in 6 years and lost 1/2 of their benefits.”
North Carolina Soldier And Wife Charged With Making Dog Porn

North Carolina Soldier And Wife Charged With Making Dog Porn

Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 18:17:32 in Weird News

“The real life story of the Fox and the Hound. Disney should sue them!”
Gay Blood Donors Ban Endures In The U.S., Despite Lacking 'Sound Science'

Gay Blood Donors Ban Endures In The U.S., Despite Lacking 'Sound Science'

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 01:45:51 in Gay Voices

“2 months ago I took care of a pt in the ICU that contracted HIV from a blood transfusion is 1998. It was well documented in this case.

Yes, the chances are smaller than being bitten by shark while being struck by lightning, but saddy it still does happen.

No, I don't know anything about the donor other than they had HIV.”
Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 08:01:06 in Politics

“Read the data tables 1, 2, and 3 which lists and breaks down the results. Race is very much mentioned. I guess you didn't read the study or don't understand how to read a study. You pick.”
Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 07:58:14 in Politics

“I am just repeating the results of the study, facts can hurt I agree. It does not say blacks are the cause just the highest precent contributors by far.”

maraidia on Sep 14, 2013 at 08:36:43

“Their is nothing in this article about race, and there are no "facts" supporting your claims. The only thing your comment proves is that the NRA is racially biased as well as armed.”
Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 07:29:36 in Politics

“No one with common sense could dispute that fact, but again that is not new knowledge.”
Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 07:25:25 in Politics

“Those are not my conclusions, those are the studies. How you fix it is only simple in theory, and no short term solutions. You have a change a culture. Also I am not part of or agree with the NRA's many tactics. But I do agree with there root cause which is gun safety.”

maraidia on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:38:58

“I know exactly what you are saying. You are saying that black people are the cause of gun violence. It is the same rhetoric the NRA has been pushing during any discussion concerning gun violence on these pages for months.”
Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Gun Violence Study Links State Levels Of Gun Ownership And Homicide

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 06:45:58 in Politics

“So reading the study which took a bit, and I read evidence based studies all the time for work I take this out this study.

Young blacks ages 15-29yrs make up that "disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides." If that info is correlated with the same sources it shows that the largest group of owners of illegal guns are that same group.

Yes the study is valid based on the outcome desired by the use of proxy numbers, because the actual numbers can't be measured. This is common is science studies and does not make it invalid. Fact is more guns equal more gun deaths, which is pretty common knowledge long before this study. It also points out the greatest contributor group of all of the gun related homicides, which is also well known before this study.

Where the study falls short is the correlation between legally owned vs illegally owned guns used in the crimes. Also the prevalence of gun laws for each state and the changes they have made to those numbers.

So in the end back to nature and common sense, you are more likely to be attack by a shark in an area with large numbers sharks (amount of guns vs homicides) and those who are attacked are likely swimming with bloody chunks of meat tied all over their bodies (young black population).”

maraidia on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:16:39

“I didn't see any mention of race in this study, you clearly interjected your own troubling fears into this discussion. The only thing one can draw from your comment is that you and the NRA whom you represent, are both armed and racist.”

samw1819 on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:09:25

“The last fact is, the more guns, the more gun deaths. Of all those things used to kill each other with, the gun is the most deadly.”

kruggerX on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:06:43

“Thank you or the common sense post. We need a study into how guns get into the black market. Until we know the different ways criminals acquire guns we can not truly address gun violence. Recently we had 2 major gun arrests in NYC. 2 men were caught selling guns legally bought in SC and transporting them to NYC and selling them to criminals. I say criminals because "law abiding gun owners" ( I am one) don't buy on the street. We need research into ALL confiscated guns and how they got to were they did. Until we know how, where and when we will not stop gun deaths.”

maraidia on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:05:34

“Given the conclusion you (NRA) have drawn here, I would love to here your recommendation.”

vlpfl49 on Sep 14, 2013 at 06:53:30

“"Where the study falls short is the correlation between legally owned vs illegally owned guns used in the crimes"

It doesn't fit their agenda.”
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