“No, read my post again. I mocked this site for making a big deal out of a commonly known practice, something it has a tendency to do. It was not about the people who don't know this technique.That you would think this is an indication of your defensiveness.
And your response wasn't amusing or ironic. It was just a passive aggressive attempt to turn the tables in your own defensiveness; and you've been disingenuous about your motives and approach from the start. You can claim that I want attention, but I didn't jump in lobbing insults. The irony here is is that you've exhibited the very behavior you attribute me.”
“Actually, we don't know what the March numbers will be and we will only have a better idea in late Jan./early Feb. Anyone who claims to know is just bluffing or deluded, since we can't know with any certainty how people will respond, given the novelty of this program. The MA system, which is the closest thing we've seen did experience an huge uptick after the roughty 120 enrollees in the first month, and many people also opted for the penalty in the first year, but the program, overall, as been successful. We shall see.
I do agree, however, that Republicans will exploit whatever they can, however they can....”
“Nope. My days are quite good... I was responding to your attempt at an insult and claiming humor as a defense. No more, no less.”
NitramNos on Dec 6, 2013 at 23:12:58
“Uh, I started this conversation because you insults everyone who was unaware of how to prevent tangling headphone cord. I thought you would be amused at my ironic response to your sarcasm. Wrong! You are just a defensive child who want attention.”
“See my reply to your previous reply.
I hope you feel better after your rant, but I'm not interested in the venting of someone who is blatantly biased, misinformed, myopic, and exhibits classic "hedgehog" thinking (look up Tetlock's book, if you don't know what I mean). This pathology is too deep to address in a forum like this.”
“You need netter data, reasoning, and sources (AEI, Fox, and Newsmax...really?). As of May, the CBO puts the non-elderly uninsured in 2013 at 53 million. The estimated number of people who will be need reinsure range from 4-5 million out of a pool of non-group insured. This is a difference of roughly 48-49 million who could benefit and you're belly aching about 4-5 million people who simply need to update their plans to more robust coverage under the ACA? I reiterate that you are myopic.”
“Yes, I fear that, while the Internet has been a wonderful tool and environment for sharing information, it may serve to dumb down or inhibit common sense, problem solving, and handing down practices on some level. Cheers to you, too.”
Dec 6, 2013 at 16:24:21
“The affairs and actions of people can't always be viewed in purely in terms black and white, good or evil. As individuals, we are complex, and relationships are often more so. Apartheid was wrong and so was the U.S. for supporting it. We can't condemn Mandela for having an affinity with a leader and nation who supported the effort to end apartheid and the deep, unjust, and unnecessary suffering of Mandela's countrymen and women.”