Universal / National Health Care Insurance

Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by Chaos Descending, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Goes hand in hand, with significant overlap as to blur the distinction toward meaningless :shrug:
    But, you do make a good point -- stupidity isn't necessarily a choice.
  2. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    Don't be obtuse.

    Ignorance has a cure, stupidity doesn't.
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  3. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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  4. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow, who knew it was possible to curb-stomp someone with a Tweet so hard that it's actually a Crime Against Humanity?
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  5. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Republicans once again forcing us to ask the question, "are you a complete moron, or are you just incredibly dishonest?"
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  6. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    Which raises the question, why not both?
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  7. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Only one man can claim that title:



    Should be required reading.
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  8. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    FYI Dan Carlin finally wrapped up Supernova in the East (after 3 years!) in case you have 27 hours to burn.
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  9. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Son, I've listened to every episode of his on the day it launched since Punic Nightmares Part 1 in 2008. ;)
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  10. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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    Admiral King was rip-roaring son of a bitch (in fact he said of himself after being called back to serve as CNO post Pearl Harbor and as the Japanese were running wild in the Pacific) "When things get tough they send for the sons 0f bitches". He was also a hard-core Anglophobe with a deep seated hatred of the Royal Navy due to run-ins he had with them in WW I. He was also a visionary who realized that the next war would be a carrier war and went through naval flight training in 1926 at the age of 48 so he could qualify for carrier command. He also had the spine to go face to face with Douglas MacArthur, since one of the keys to winning a war is sometimes fighting bigger battles with your own people than with the enemy. That documentary is the most even handed examination of his career that I've ever seen (although I am hardly a WW II scholar).
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  11. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    It has some of the best lines:

    "WWII: A conflict in the mid 20th century who's primary belligerents were Admiral King and the Royal Navy with peripheral involvement of the militaries of Germany and Japan."
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  12. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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    My favorite was the description of a tense meeting between the US and UK brass that was judged a success because it ended without gunfire…
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