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But the Babble, their playbook, says that life does not begin until the baby takes it's first breath. I wonder how they reconcile what their infallible playbook says, with their interpretation of it?

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They're tortured first, though.

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Still think we'll look back on it fondly in a year or so.

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I thought one of the reasons he accepted the kind offer to be the most powerful vice president (besides Dick Cheney) was because he probably would not have won re-election in Indiana. True or no?

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This same thing happened to me with my private insurance, but I did manage to talk them into paying it eventually.

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FFS.Skin in the game? Really?! We all have skin in the game. We're here on this planet, in the world trying to get by. In the USA, as stated above, people working two or three jobs can't afford to get sick, have car troubles, etc. One paycheck away from being homeless.It's just punishment pure and simple, and more money to the rich.

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Has your dad filed a Workers Compensation claim for his lung disease? I was a medical paralegal in asbestos litigation for many years and know the ins and outs in CA. He should be able to file in his state. He should also file a civil lawsuit against the asbestos manufacturers, so have him seek out a good attorney who specializes in this type of litigation.

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Vincent Ricola: See my comment about asbestos litigation down below.

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I think someone should help Ms. Thayer to sue the state for lack of personal responsibility in a) loosing her payment record and b) taking six weeks to restore it.

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He hasn't, but I will definitely look into it. Thanks for the advice.

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You're most welcome.

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Indiana is a very religious state and as such, follows the teaching of the bible in all things.This is very much like the biblical parable:

"If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day."

"However, if you teach a man to fish and then take half of his fish and put those fish in a fish savings account, where he can retrieve those fish if he doesn't catch anything, unless he fails to go out fishing for a day and then you take his fishing pole, break it in two and not let him fish anymore ... you will teach him to have skin in the game."

So sayeth the Lord.

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But one of the assholes said that people without insurance can just go to the emergency room - so which one is it, go or don't go?

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Because of the crazy fans of the world:

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From Slacktivist, a highly relevant Dickens quotehttp://www.patheos.com/blog...

Charles Dickens, โ€œA Nightly Scene in Londonโ€My companion wrote to me, next day, that the five ragged bundles had been upon his bed all night. I debated how to add our testimony to that of many other persons who from time to time are impelled to write to the newspapers, by having come upon some shameful and shocking sight of this description. I resolved to write in these pages an exact account of what we had seen, but to wait until after Christmas, in order that there might be no heat or haste. I know that the unreasonable disciples of a reasonable school, demented disciples who push arithmetic and political economy beyond all bounds of sense (not to speak of such a weakness as humanity), and hold them to be all-sufficient for every case, can easily prove that such things ought to be, and that no man has any business to mind them. Without disparaging those indispensable sciences in their sanity, I utterly renounce and abominate them in their insanity; and I address people with a respect for the spirit of the New Testament, who do mind such things, and who think them infamous in our streets.

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Can't he just pull himself up by his own oxygen tank straps?

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