You're welcome. Now please stop hugging me. Please? [Image from 'Ask Fluffle Puff' ] A year ago, members of the Minnesota Nurses Association, the union for the state's hospital nurses, started a long strike against five Twin Cities hospitals belonging to Allina Health. It lasted nine months before the hospitals and the nurses
"The situation has been improved by the Affordable Care Act — one estimate says medical bankruptcies have been cut by half — but medical debt remains the number one cause of bankruptcy in America."
The obvious solution to that is to ban bankruptcies. Are there no workhouses?
"They hate us for our freedoms," said George W Bush. "Unions are evil," say the Republicans, as they take away the freedom to unionize. I guess W was saying that the "they" in his stupid comment are the Republicans.
That's some rib-stickin' goodness, right there.
McCain is still pissed that he only got to screw Sarah once. She begged off the second time, claiming that she got splinters from the popsicle sticks and duct tape he used as splints. I despise the man.
When they're finished paying reparations in Soweto, they will get to your claim. Hope you have something to tide you over.
Not sure what that means.
I'm repeatedly baffled by the inability of otherwise intelligent people to distinguish between a generalization and a stereotype. A stereotype is inferring something about an individual from characteristics of a population and is a logical fallacy. Generalization is essential to all scientific discovery. We make inferences about characteristics of a population from sampling. We can talk about averages, trends, correlations, etc but certainly can't make inferences about any one individual. Getting upset because she made a comment about a population is exactly the same as if I said the average American male is 5'10" and someone argued that it's not true because their brother is 6'6". Nobody is talking about any particular individual but yes, by any measure of economic well being that you can think of, baby boomers are the first generation in the history of the US to leave the next generation worse off than they were and it directly correlates with their habits, attitudes, and policies. Of course, someone will say they didn't vote for those policies but, again, that's a logical fallacy. A majority did vote for those policies, a majority did behave in a manner detrimental to the economic well being of the next generation. So the population, not any particular individual, has caused problems for the people who have to inherit the mess. I really don't know where the inability to distinguish comes from but I think that a good course in logic and statistics really should be required of all high school students. But then, of course, we can't spend money on education anymore thanks to baby boomers (on average)..
No can do. Bankruptcy lawyers need work.
Well, alright, if you want to keep tilting at that windmill, go ahead. But it doesn't have to be all or nothing. A thing can actually be important to science and also upsetting, and you can use it without slapping people in the face with it, and acknowledge that it upsets people without abandoning it.
Buying up and forgiving medical debt is a good thing. It will be even better to get single payer for everyone. I have friends and family in Canada and Europe who look at me like I am from Mars when I talk about medical bankruptcy. I want to retire that word from our lexicon in such a way that it will no longer be cromulent. And a bazillion up votes to Dok Zoom for using Fluffle puff. SINGLE PAYER NOW. FOR EVERYONE. Write and call your senator and congresscritter and state legislators and push for this. It can be done.
They can go to work for trump. He's bankrupt morally and fiscally.
Pity - although if they are selling zombie debt I can see people not wanting to answer their phones, like years after the debt was supposed to be written off. No telling how many agreements the collectors have already violated, driving their primary prey underground.
Debts would get paid off and Ivanka would have labor to get her new line out. Win-Win right there. The Workhouse INitiative, or WIN, Act.
Well that's just bizarre.
Ikr? Apparently it's real complicated, but achievable. And I can personally testify that it's really fucking hard to learn that just because something identifies your group as a problem doesn't mean that thing is including you. REAL fucking hard. I'm personally working on that, but reading your audience is a skill that should also be learned.
FlufflePuffCare: Everyone gets a "Ppppbbbbbbbbtttt." And a happy gasp.