Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by zapvor, Apr 24, 2007.
paulman pointed out that i own some babolat starting clamps which i had no idea was even valued.
they are worth a pretty penny. I heard it's really good in terms of clamping power. is it hard to clamp with or do you need finger strength of steel?
i was given a bag of tools. the one i have out i don't use much but it feels okay
Yeah, it seems to have very good holding power while still not needing crazy force to handle them. I told Sap I'd trade my regular Gamma starting clamp for his Bab one. He's a smart one - he declined... :cry:
Yeah, I believe I remember being there and talking to Auzzie that 2nd year when his singles partner in crime, with the AeroStorm Tour, lost the sudden death point that ended it...
i was just down at the supreme court
a mad house
no one in my office is doing anything other than reading this supreme court decision
your tax dollars at work
a good read on obamacare i came across couple of days ago. not trying to sway you one way or another but good set of highlights.
^^^ the rest
i'm fine with the ACA and i'm pretty happy with Chief Justice Roberts for what was a smart political move in maintaining the legitimacy of the court as an actually independent arbiter as opposed to just voting with the party that nominated you.
basically this decision just drops the actual politics of health care back to the elected branches with a wide berth to work in, which is how it should be. we'll probably see a fair amount of stuff repealed/added in congress.
i'm just glad that the past 2 years of work in my office haven't been a waste of time. we worked a lot with implementing this.
So Downs, how many glasses of Scotch have you had today working from home? :shock:
so inquiring minds want to know, r u a lobbyist or a fed?
"... it's not telling people to buy a certain thing, just to have a certain thing..."
i'm a fed, work at IRS
dude, I got an offer to work at the new carrollton metro for IRS. is a nice building there. my job would of been doing process engineering for the healthcare reform act.
i've actually never been out to that office, i work in exempt organizations and we're anticipating a flood of applications for the new 501(c)(29) tax exempt insurance co-op thing that was upheld today. we've spent the past 2 years writing guidance and procedure for how these are supposed to work but we've never actually had to approve one yet. it's going to be an exciting few months.
but IRS is a great place to work and probably has the most career mobility of any of the sub-agency bureaus, it carries the same "resumé clout" as the cabinet-level agencies
tax exempt as in churches? they were in the news not long ago regarding the new healthcare act. congrads on the victory, I think its going to benefit the majority of Americans,
yeah, churches, charities, anything you can make a deductible donation to
and thanks, i agree with you. as a lawyer there was some interesting jurisprudence going on in this decision and i'm very proud of Roberts for handling it the way he did instead of blowing up the commerce clause, which he had the opportunity to do.
Eff the IRS and Eff cabinet level agencies
Eff the majority of Americans, how does it benefit me? Poor people get free insurance. Insurance comapnies get more poepel paying them for insurance. Poeple like me will see no change.
From what I've read, he didn't blow up the commerce clause, but may have weakened it a bit.
That's sort of the plan right? Not to make waves. With people in a panic about the Gov taking away their healthcare, the law was designed so the if you have coverage, you basically would not see any changes while providing coverage for the uninsured who may not get coverage under medicare or medicaid.
Personally speaking, sections of the law that eliminate restrictions on pre-existing conditions, extending insurance to my daughter past the age of 18 (if needed), requiring that 80% of premiums go towards healthcare instead "admin costs", and increased competition for my healthcare dollars outside of what's offered by my employer could prove beneficial.
Not perfect but some important improvements.
you don't have to buy it. you'll just pay extra when you do need medical care and without insurance. not much different than your car insurance.
It is different than car insurance. I pay car insurance because I chose to have a car and drive it.
This penalizes me for something I don't have. I need health insurance because why? I have a body?
hmm yes. but it doesn't penalize you but rather offers some deductions IMO.
for example, i've already seen many more allergy pills which has generic counter parts. i've been able to reduce my monthly allergy medication by quite a bit.
edit.. you CAN opt out. but will have to pay if you need to pick up insurance to seek medical care. <---makes sense to me.
No it doesnt.
Eff amking sense .Obvioulsy if you were a millionire like me you would be mad that you have to account for another.9% in taxes to cheat on.
this is exactly the thought process that keeps glen beck on tv. republicans will loose this election as an result and i'm not even a democrat
Exactly, why am I penalized (by the government) for deciding to opt out of something?
This one might be too close to call. Don't think either side could claim to have this election on lock.
no, you will be penalized if you WERE to pick up insurance to seek immediate medical attention. of course you can always just take out your credit card and charge the whole thing yourself. it's like i know my car is going to break down next month so i'm going to buy extended warranty on my engine without paying for the regular warranty beforehand.
On the thing you posted, it said there was a penalty if you opt out. It said if everyone just waited until they needed insurance nobody would have it, hence this penalty.
Bottom line, if the government said everyone had to give me tennis rackets or else, I would still think it was ********.
Now give me your f***ing Ti Radical!
Also, your car analogy is no good... that is a deal between you and a private company. The government doesn't come in and say you also owes money because you didn't get the warranty.
i'm not going to try to sway you on way or the other. i just want some facts on the table before all the nays and yays.. on to happier things.
oh and the ti radical is made in austria or australia... i forgot.
returning to normal programming
I use double half hitch knots.
Sappy was this you? I know you like to hang out in the hood.
Getting away from politics (not worth straining friendships over), anyone watching the Nadal-Rosol match? It's a gud un.
Hey Zap. What's up? Did you get my email the other day?
Just got my NYC from TW. swings really nice.
drool drool nudge nudge tweak tweak.
what string to put on? *evil brain working again*
I came late to the party, so I'm opening the can of worms again.
Health care needs reform. Period.
I have no insurance. I have tried, several times. Cobra was way too expensive. Any other plan I applied for (which I could afford) denied me for pre-existing conditions. Such as...about 8 years ago I had two moles removed on my back. Nothing was wrong, they were benign, but they irritated me and, since I spend a fair amount of time in the sun, I thought it best to have them removed.
When I applied, I got a phone call, first asking me about the procedure (which I had completely forgotten about) and then practically accusing me of lying about having had skin cancer.
Same company also used my one and only UTI as a reason to deny me coverage. UTIs are VERY VERY VERY common, especially in women. The fact that I've had only one in my life is somewhat of a miracle.
I also have an endocrine disorder for which I take no medication and really have been asymptomatic for about 6 or so years. DENIED.
Do I deserve to have coverage? What do you think Hollywood? Because to me it sounds like you think affordable health care is a bad idea? I'm not a slacker...I work and go to school. Shouldn't I have coverage if something happens to me???
And, before anyone asks, no, NOVA doesn't offer health care to their students, but they recommend a few companies. They thing that is biting me in the arse of course, is pre-existing condition (which thankfully won't be an issue in a few years). A fellow student told me about 'bridge' insurance from Kaiser, but they are no longer accepting applications.
I'm considering Medicaid, but I'm not sure if I will qualify. I've looked into PCIP, as well, but it is kind of pricey for me, too.
Well said Striker.
I remember you talking about it...I think I'm remembering '09? Not sure.
Makes me think twice about playing tri for him. If I do, and the same thing happens, then we'll know we've got a situation on our hands!
just did my first efficient string job! pretty happy with myself
Topaz, you might want to look into 501(c)(29) tax exempt qualified nonprofit health insurance issuers
we've only got two applications for htem thus far, but now that they are here to stay we should start getting a deluge of apps.
^^^thanks, I will!
I wanted to make a mojito but the wife threw out my mint leaves during her fridge cleaning fury.
So I made a Cuba Libre.
what's up pureprestige, what racquet should I buy? I am stuck down in the south and I have no clue about the new sticks that are out. you know my game, any suggestions? Dont feel like demoing either
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