Probably lost focus because of all the……ya know…..oppression. Poor 29 year old millionaire.
by jeffli6 with 2 comments
CHICAGO — Trailing by 18 points early in the fourth quarter Sunday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly had seen enough from quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick completed just one of five pass attempts for 4 yards. He was also sacked five times for minus-25 yards to give the 49ers minus-21 net yards passing in his three quarters of action.
In a result completely predicted here, as well as every other conservative site on the web, I could neither keep my insurance, nor my doctor. Obama and everyone on the Left lied. And instead of my preferred plan, which was affordable and worked perfectly for me but was made illegal, now under pain of law I am forced to purchase a piece of crap that covers nothing.
And they knew all that, and lied about it anyway, trusting Americans to be ‘stupid’ and believe their lies.
Dear Media. Psst. Pay deadly-close attention here, for this is nearly the whole game that lost it for you:
1) pols made statements about a new policy to help it pass.
2) policy passed.
3) public discovered the policy was not as described. In a really bad way.
4) pols laughed at the public for believing them in the first place.
5) public learned its lesson, and acted accordingly.
Media: remember who was cheerleading and protecting the politicians who were enacting ACA? Remember who was vilifying those making good faith arguments against it? Defaming them as racists? It was you. And we all remember being lied to by you, too.
When you weren’t simply mocking us.
And this is how you got Trump.
The media election freakout is awesome, because they did it to themselves. here….
Specialists are paid high fees to perform procedures. One stent may generate a fee of $1000-$2000 for a cardiologist who orders it, costing the system over $30,000 for that one procedure. Costs for procedures such as hip replacements and colonoscopies are similarly excessive, far higher in this country than any others. Specialists are not required to discuss actual risks and benefits with patients, and typically self-refer patients for these lucrative procedures without any stipulation that they are medically superior to less expensive alternatives. Contrarily, a doctor like me who can spend similar time grappling with complex medical and social issues with my patients, steering them on a rational medical course that is individualized to their wants and needs, will earn a tiny fraction of that fee. That is why only 20 percent of medical students are entering primary care and we are becoming a nation of specialists. Similarly, hospitals are paid well only if they hospitalize their patients; home care does not help their bottom line.
This perverse use of health care dollars is not difficult to fix. Doctor fees for visits and procedures are determined by the Relative Value Scale Update Committee, or RUC: a 31-person committee within the American Medical Association (AMA) that is specialist dominated and meets without transparency to determine doctor pay. With a single law that committee can be dissolved and doctor pay can be normalized, so doctors who think and converse with their patients are paid equally to doctors who simply do. Similarly, insurance companies such as Medicare can start paying equally for home care and hospital care so that both are feasible options. It is time we stop encouraging unnecessary procedures and hospitalizations through our insurance payment system, and start encouraging optimal medical care. That is what lies at the heart of our health care crisis, and fixing it will not only save Medicare and the ACA, but will save a lot of lives and give patients more genuine choices about how they receive the best care possible. here…
Just fix the damn mess. I would like to be able to afford individual health insurance at least once in my lifetime.by jeffli6 with no comments yet
There is a video associated with this post, go to Aces place to get the context of his rant. His anger is well placed.
“Stabbing a bunch of people for not believing the same things that you do is the very definition of hatred and intolerance, yet you self-absorbed little shits dare project the guilt for this heinous act upon the rest of us? No. Here’s the deal. The disgusting piece of trash who attempted this slaughter was here in this country as a guest, funded by taxpayers like me who’ve been in the workforce for 20+ years. We literally rescued him and his family, and this is how he repaid us–by whining about oppression and microaggressions as he plotted a murderous act of terrorism against innocent people.
We will not let you make this about your self-centered agenda. This is not your show. Your callow sloganeering “thoughts” on tolerance, diversity, microaggressions and general butthurtedness are unwelcome at this time, precious snowflakes. Never, ever presume to lecture the rest of us again.” Keep Reading….
Amen.by jeffli6 with 1 comment
Came into office as a one term affirmative action US senator after years as a community organizer. He was elected (and re-elected) because he was black…period. By blaming outside media influences for his failures is his natural fall back position in the grievance industry.
And he still doesn’t see the irony of his “fake news” complaints being published by a lib rag that is being sued for “fake news”. Idiot
by jeffli6 with 6 comments
Rolling Stone has apologized and officially retracted an article about rape on the campus of a US university following an independent review.
Managing Editor Will Dana apologized to readers and “all of those who were damaged by our story and the ensuing fallout”.
” This rather old saying, ‘chickens have come home to roost’, is normally used to mean that the bad things that someone has done in the past have come back to bite or haunt the individual.”
In one of the most shocking flip-flops in recent political history, German Chancellor Angela Merkel now says she will deport about 10% of recently arrived migrants — 100,000 of them.
Well, well, well, has Merkel seen the light? Doubtful, she’s up for re-election and her party is being creamed in local elections.
Her extraordinary change of heart has been prompted largely by a series of catastrophic local election results for her ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, which was trounced by the populist Alternative fur Deutschland in both her home state and the capital Berlin.
Politics 101….which way is the wind blowing?
But instead Mrs Merkel last week announced her intention to stand for a fourth term as leader of Germany, and now she is striking an increasingly anti-immigrant tone as she attempts to restore her battered reputation ahead of next autumn’s election.
And in her toughest rhetoric yet the German leader told MPs from her party this week: ”The most important thing in the coming months is repatriation, repatriation and once more, repatriation.” The stance marks an astonishing U-turn from the once pro-refugee Chancellor, who has been widely pilloried by critics at home and abroad for her decision to throw open Germany’s borders to millions of migrants. Keep Reading….
I’m in no position to tell the German people what to do and it may be to late at this point to change direction.by jeffli6 with 1 comment
In fact, a big reason for the populist rumblings is the otherness of the people in charge of our societies. Turn on a television and the news is full of smug experts dismissively discussing the “white working class” and the “uneducated males” as if they were describing a trip to the African bush. There’s no way to make that sound good.
It is not just a matter of aesthetics. Even if you can somehow knock the smug off these people and give them a respectful vocabulary, they are still left trying to reconcile the irreconcilable. For instance, patriotism and multiculturalism can never coexist. The former assumes a set of value judgments based on nationality and ethnicity. The latter explicitly rejects those values. In fact, multiculturalism is nothing more than the nullification of patriotism and nationalism. There’s no squaring that circle. Keep Reading…..
Like they say, first you have to admit there’s a problem.by jeffli6 with no comments yet