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Baron Samedi 02-11-2020 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by AkPatsFan (Post 2636078)
Some of those let go were holdovers from the Bush admin.

Same difference.

tehmackdaddy 02-11-2020 01:07 PM

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"Medicare for All Could Mean Doctors for None"
Under single-payer, drastic pay cuts for physicians would drive sharp young people into other, more lucrative fields.
By Sally C. Pipes
Feb. 10, 2020 7:00 pm ET


Professional groups representing doctors are buying into Democratic plans to remake health careóand thereby acting against the interests of their members. The American College of Physicians, the second-largest organization of U.S. doctors, recently came out in support of either a public option or single payer. At the American Medical Associationís annual meeting last year, some 47% of delegates voted to reverse the organizationís opposition to single payer. A new organization styling itself Physicians for a National Health Program has attracted some 20,000 members.

Some doctors evidently believe Medicare for All would deliver better health care for Americans. Some no doubt think more insurance would mean more patients. But it would also force physicians to work longer hours for less pay.

A single-payer program would pay doctors at rates similar to Medicare reimbursement levels, already at least 25% less than private insurance pays, according to estimates by Charles Blahous of the Mercatus Center. Under the current legislative drafts of Medicare for All, government rates over the first decade would be 40% lower than those paid by private insurers.

That amounts to an enormous pay cut for doctors. U.S. physicians earned on average $313,000 in 2019, according to Medscapeís international physician compensation report. The average physician in the U.K. earned only $138,000. The Commonwealth Fund reports that American general practitioners earned a little more than $218,000 on average in 2016, compared with $146,000 in Canada and $134,000 in the U.K.

Drastic pay cuts would inevitably drive physicians to give up the practice. Patients canít afford an exodus of doctors. Nearly 80 million people live in areas with too few primary-care professionals, the Kaiser Family Foundation reports. Even under current policies, the country may face a shortage of as many as 120,000 doctors in a decade, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The prospect of lower pay and stressful work would also discourage young people from entering the profession. Medical school is expensive; the median graduate takes on $200,000 in debt. Itís time-consuming, too. The typical doctor spends four years in medical school, followed by three to seven years in residency and fellowship. Lucrative jobs in finance, technology and law require far less preparation time.

One report from FTI Consulting found that Medicare for All would reduce the projected number of U.S. physicians in 2050 by about 44,000, including more than 10,000 primary-care doctors. Patients would have to compete for appointments with a dwindling number of overloaded and underpaid doctors. Everyone would have coverage, but thatís not the same thing as care.

Link
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Baron Samedi 02-11-2020 02:00 PM

The Leftist Wet Dream movie is back...

Controversial film 'The Hunt' gets green light, set for March release after delay

A studio source confirmed the project's revival to Fox News and granted access to a private screening to prep audiences for what's to come when it's released on March 13.

The movie drew criticism in part because of its level of violence and its politically charged theme. The dark comedy revolves around average Americans who are kidnapped from conservative America, and hunted for sport by pompous, politically correct elitists — often while being called "deplorables."


https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...e-date-trailer

I'm OK with this....

When is the movie where liberals get kidnapped and hunted down for sport? And the movie where minorities are kidnapped and hunted down for sport? I'm sure those would be just as morally acceptable.

I wonder....what are the odds of any of the conservatives in the movie being black?

EDIT: One of my favorite leftist excuses...."We just want to promote a conversation".

BostonTim 02-11-2020 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2636080)
Same difference.

Party/Politics is not the whole thing. Simply tossing the massive excess is a big part of draining. To put it differently, I don't care who he tosses, just keep tossing.

Cheers

Baron Samedi 02-11-2020 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by BostonTim (Post 2636100)
Party/Politics is not the whole thing. Simply tossing the massive excess is a big part of draining. To put it differently, I don't care who he tosses, just keep tossing.

Cheers

I'd like to see him fire everyone and replace them with his own...kind of like Hillary did with the White House Travel Office. Just fire all of them, and replace them with your own cronies.

Baron Samedi 02-11-2020 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2582760)
Smollet walks! No charges!

Of course, it doesn't hurt to have some uber powerful democrat politicians pulling strings for you, either. ROFL ROFL

Love Chicago.
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http://www.patriotsplanet.com/BB/sho...&postcount=276

Uh oh! The Bad month for leftists continues...

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

A grand jury returned a six-count indictment accusing actor Jussie Smollett of lying to Chicago police when he reported a racist and homophobic attack last year, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday.

https://www.inquirer.com/entertainme...-20200211.html

patswin 02-11-2020 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2636140)
Uh oh! The Bad month for leftists continues...

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

A grand jury returned a six-count indictment accusing actor Jussie Smollett of lying to Chicago police when he reported a racist and homophobic attack last year, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday.

https://www.inquirer.com/entertainme...-20200211.html

I'm just glad they finally will bring to justice the guy that did these horrible things to Smollet. :coffee:

Baron Samedi 02-14-2020 09:09 AM

Pro-Israel groups enhance efforts against Roger Waters for BDS stance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Oz...ature=emb_logo

johnlocke 02-14-2020 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2636528)
Pro-Israel groups enhance efforts against Roger Waters for BDS stance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Oz...ature=emb_logo

I so love Pink Floyd but Roger is and always has been a shitheel. His rabidness has only grown with age.

He's playing the Garden in July and I just can't bring myself to provide material support by purchasing tix to to a loud and proud Communist.

BostonTim 02-14-2020 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by johnlocke (Post 2636530)
I so love Pink Floyd but Roger is and always has been a shitheel. His rabidness has only grown with age.

He's playing the Garden in July and I just can't bring myself to provide material support by purchasing tix to to a loud and proud Communist.

He's an enigma as unpleasant as an enema. :coffee:

Cheers, BostonTim

patswin 02-14-2020 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by johnlocke (Post 2636530)
I so love Pink Floyd but Roger is and always has been a shitheel. His rabidness has only grown with age.

He's playing the Garden in July and I just can't bring myself to provide material support by purchasing tix to to a loud and proud Communist.

I went to his last Boston show and Iíll just say he donít like Donald. Holy shit people pay to see it too.

johnlocke 02-14-2020 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by patswin (Post 2636561)
I went to his last Boston show and Iíll just say he donít like Donald. Holy shit people pay to see it too.

Yeah, I've seen a video of that tour and just, wow.

He also is death on the existence of Israel and many other issues.

Baron Samedi 02-15-2020 09:01 AM

Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti guilty over extortion

Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump, has been found guilty of attempted extortion.

The lawyer was accused of seeking to extort up to $25m (£18.9m) from Nike.

He had threatened to release information that might be harmful to the popular sports brand.

Avenatti emerged as a vocal critic of Mr Trump two years ago when he began representing Ms Daniels, and even suggested he might run for president.

He was found guilty by a jury after a three-week trial and could face up to 42 years in prison when sentenced in June.
What was Avenatti accused of?

Federal prosecutors in New York said Avenatti, 48, met a lawyer for Nike in March 2019. During their meeting, he threatened to release damaging information about Nike unless it paid him between $15m and $25m.

At the time he approached Nike, Avenatti had been representing his then-client Gary Franklin, who ran a youth basketball league in Los Angeles.

Court papers said Avenatti threatened to hold a press conference alleging Nike had made illicit payments to young basketball players in Los Angeles. Revealing this would wipe billions from Nike's stock value, he had suggested.

Nike immediately reported the matter to federal prosecutors. Avenatti was arrested shortly after announcing he would hold a news conference about a scandal surrounding the company.

"This was an old-fashioned shakedown," prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said at the time. The jury heard that Avenatti had been at least $11m in debt.

Last month, Avenatti's lawyers said he was suffering while being held in solitary confinement and under 24-hour lockdown in the same Manhattan prison cell that housed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
What about Stormy Daniels?

Avenatti formerly represented Stormy Daniels, who tried to sue the president to get out of a non-disclosure agreement she had signed before the 2016 presidential election.

The non-disclosure agreement related to an affair she said he had with Mr Trump in 2006, but the case was eventually dismissed.

In May last year, Avenatti was charged with defrauding her of book proceeds, and faces trial in New York in April. He denies all the charges.

He also faces another trial in Los Angeles in May on accusations he defrauded clients and others of millions of dollars.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51511017

So...does this mean he's not going to run for president? ROFL ROFL ROFL

AkPatsFan 02-18-2020 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2636602)
Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti guilty over extortion

Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump, has been found guilty of attempted extortion.

The lawyer was accused of seeking to extort up to $25m (£18.9m) from Nike.

He had threatened to release information that might be harmful to the popular sports brand.

Avenatti emerged as a vocal critic of Mr Trump two years ago when he began representing Ms Daniels, and even suggested he might run for president.

He was found guilty by a jury after a three-week trial and could face up to 42 years in prison when sentenced in June.
What was Avenatti accused of?

Federal prosecutors in New York said Avenatti, 48, met a lawyer for Nike in March 2019. During their meeting, he threatened to release damaging information about Nike unless it paid him between $15m and $25m.

At the time he approached Nike, Avenatti had been representing his then-client Gary Franklin, who ran a youth basketball league in Los Angeles.

Court papers said Avenatti threatened to hold a press conference alleging Nike had made illicit payments to young basketball players in Los Angeles. Revealing this would wipe billions from Nike's stock value, he had suggested.

Nike immediately reported the matter to federal prosecutors. Avenatti was arrested shortly after announcing he would hold a news conference about a scandal surrounding the company.

"This was an old-fashioned shakedown," prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said at the time. The jury heard that Avenatti had been at least $11m in debt.

Last month, Avenatti's lawyers said he was suffering while being held in solitary confinement and under 24-hour lockdown in the same Manhattan prison cell that housed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
What about Stormy Daniels?

Avenatti formerly represented Stormy Daniels, who tried to sue the president to get out of a non-disclosure agreement she had signed before the 2016 presidential election.

The non-disclosure agreement related to an affair she said he had with Mr Trump in 2006, but the case was eventually dismissed.

In May last year, Avenatti was charged with defrauding her of book proceeds, and faces trial in New York in April. He denies all the charges.

He also faces another trial in Los Angeles in May on accusations he defrauded clients and others of millions of dollars.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51511017

So...does this mean he's not going to run for president? ROFL ROFL ROFL

He has another trial coming, maybe after that one is finished the Dems will announce his candidacy. lol

Baron Samedi 02-18-2020 12:17 PM

FBI Raids Business Tied To James Biden Influence-Peddling

https://breakingnewsandreligion.onli...ence-peddling/

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