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  • The Real Repeal Obamacare Bill has been Languishing in Committee since February 10

    03/25/2017 8:43:02 PM PDT · 30 of 47
    adorno to Fungi

    Valley boy?

    Get off your high horse and get real.

    I have no idea what the “f” a valley boy is or what he sounds like, or what he “f”ing does. (Like my language? I only reserve that kind of language for when I meet up with an idiot).

    I live in FL. I was raised in NY, but born in P.R. Perhaps it’s my Puerto Rican accent which threw you off?

    And, what the “F” is wrong with starting a sentence with “like”, as long as contextually and grammatically, it does not violate any rules of language?

    So, take your “valley boy” comment and shove it deep in “your valley”.

  • The Real Repeal Obamacare Bill has been Languishing in Committee since February 10

    03/25/2017 8:18:54 PM PDT · 12 of 47
    adorno to ReformedMedia

    Like I’ve posted before, it doesn’t have to be so difficult to repeal Obamacare,and then replace it with a more practical health care bill.

    First, repeal Obamacare, but allow it to continue in place, but no new applications allowed, and no funding, and no subsidies to any part of the program, including no subsidies to insurance companies or to applicants.

    Then, create a “new” plan, which replaces the most costly parts of Obamacare, and replaces the mandatory insurance regulations. That “new” bill can be improved and added to as the need arises, and as improvements are thought of. However, we do need something that starts the ball rolling, and that new and initial bill needs to get voted on and approved by the president. The understanding is that, it’s a “living document” law that changes as the need arises.

    In due time, and on its own, Obamacare will have died, and eventually, all traces of it can be done away with, by an “official repeal”.

  • Hollywood Gloats, Jokes & Otherwise Reacts To Trumpcare Failure

    03/24/2017 7:27:04 PM PDT · 14 of 18
    adorno to bryan999

    They can only celebrate the delayed death of Obamacare, but the death is coming for certain.

    Let’s allow them a tiny victory for now, and then, WHAM!!! “Obamacare GONE!”

    How loud will they celebrate then? Obamacare is inevitably gone, one way or the other,and I’m pretty sure they know it, but need to mask their true back-of-their-minds feelings.

  • Would YOU choose to live forever? Age-reversing pill Nasa wants to give to astronauts on Mars...

    03/23/2017 8:05:29 PM PDT · 75 of 99
    adorno to 2ndDivisionVet

    Robert Byrd would still be in office, and staying there until he met with some accident or was “accidentally” poisoned.

    Imagine Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi and Hillary and Bill Clinton and Putin and other Lenin/Stalin/Hitler-like people living forever. Life would not be worth living for the rest of humanity.

  • Maxine Waters: ‘Obama Has Put In Place’ Secret Database With ‘Everything On Everyone’

    03/23/2017 7:47:23 PM PDT · 46 of 74
    adorno to Enlightened1

    I’ll do Maxine Waters one better, and report that...

    Trump has the goods on Obama (isn’t it nice to be president and have so much power?), and has gotten a hold of Obama’s REAL birth certificate.

    So, Obama (and democrats who imposed him on America) had better lay low, otherwise, BOOM!!!, the real birth certificate will be outed.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/23/2017 2:18:29 PM PDT · 131 of 131
    adorno to Swordmaker
    You iFANATICs and iZombies and iAPPLEWORSHIPPERS always keep coming up with lame excuses as to why an iPhone is worth spending more money on, and still, you keep coming up short in your arguments. So, how can anybody, including YOU iZOMBIEs and iFANATICs and iKOOLAIDDRINKERS, keep convincing yourselves that any iPhone is worth paying 3 times as much as for a phone like I described? Let's see: $285 vs $900. Which one is less? And, for basically the same stupid things with the same stupid specs and with the same basic apps.

    BTW, the 821-based phone I got my wife doesn't need the 4GB memory, but it's a bragging point and one that Apple will be adopting in the near future, just like Apple claimed a few years ago that bigger screens was overkill and not necessary, but hypocritically adopted a few years after the Android market and the Windows Phone market had made phones with the bigger screens.

    Battery life (since you brought it up) on my wife's phone is about 2 days, even with all of the FACEBOOKing and media consumption she does. I got jealous about that battery life as compared to my LG V10, which lasts just over a day. I'm going to be trading in my V10 for something with better battery life soon. BTW, both the 821-based phone and the V10 have battery life that is better than that of the iPhone 7S which my son-in-law has.

    When it comes to expandable storage, that's something that other smartphone makers are putting into their phones, since it's something that users all over have been clamoring for, including millions of iPhone users/buyers. So, just because you're excusing Apple's decision to not include expandable storage does not mean that it's not a popular feature. And, that stupid idea about security issues with expandable storage, is just that, STUPID. People want it, and the vast majority of usage is not on the business side, so, it's something that regular users want and it's something that the makers are providing, and Apple may follow along in the future. What will you say then? That's it's a stupid idea, even from Apple, or that it's a good idea because Apple deemed it necessary?

    BTW, I could have had the 128GB storage for a mere #20 more, but I figured that my wife did not need that much storage. So, how much more does Apple charge to add 64GB to its storage? Likely something like $200 more, which is almost the total price which I paid for the 821-phone.

    When it comes to "enumerating" features that make my wife's phone SUPERIOR to what the latest iPhone provides, HOW ABOUT THE MUCH LOWER PRICE for a smartphone that is about equal in specs and maybe even better, with that price being $285 vs $900 for the iPhone 7? There is no way that you or Apple can beat that. Absolutely NOT!

    Okay, iZOMBIE, carry on with your iFANATICISM!
  • We All know State Surveillance is High,But its Actually more Prevalent and Sinister Than You Think

    03/22/2017 7:36:52 PM PDT · 15 of 28
    adorno to hoosiermama

    So, Trump was wiretapped over a “ZILLION” times?

    How many zeros is that?

    And, wasn’t that overkill?

    Also, who that writes seriously about a serious matter, uses “Zillion” in their vocabulary?

  • New Reuters/Ipsos poll has Trump's approval at 47%

    03/22/2017 7:27:20 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    adorno to Conserv

    47%?

    People can win elections with “only” 47% of voters nowadays.

    Though Romney lost when he used that famous 47% comment.

  • Behold The Big Bend - the incredible U-shaped New York skyscraper

    03/22/2017 7:20:30 PM PDT · 15 of 43
    adorno to DUMBGRUNT

    If the space between is wide enough, there will be daredevil pilots flying through the loop.

    Also, it’s going to be very tempting for the Nik Wallenda.

    And, there will be unauthorized climbers aplenty.

    It would also serve as the 2 ends for a huge hammock.

  • We All know State Surveillance is High,But its Actually more Prevalent and Sinister Than You Think

    03/22/2017 7:08:11 PM PDT · 14 of 28
    adorno to hoosiermama

    HAMMER: A tool, used to bang nails into wood?

    Or...

    something else?

    Educate me.

  • We All know State Surveillance is High,But its Actually more Prevalent and Sinister Than You Think

    03/22/2017 6:53:18 PM PDT · 10 of 28
    adorno to davikkm

    Obama performed surveillance on Trump.

    Now, it’s Trump’s turn to get the dirt on Obama.

    And so, there is a rumor (started by me, right here, right now), that part of Obama’s Secret Service detail, are watching Obama’s every step and recording and reporting to, the NSA and FBI and (you guessed it) Trump.

    Obama is probably paranoid by now.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/22/2017 4:31:02 PM PDT · 127 of 131
    adorno to Swordmaker
    So much for YOUR distortions and lies...

    Here's what an "independent" tester found...

    As he summarized (from testing the A10 Fusion and the Snapdragon 821):

    "Millions of Qualcomm and Apple processors are being used right now in handsets all across the globe. When taken as a whole package including the CPU, GPU, ISP, DSP, and modem there are pros and cons on both sides. Clearly both processors are advanced pieces of tech. The Snapdragon 821 is the more rounded processor since it contains an integrated LTE modem, the same type of modem that is used by the iPhone 7, plus support for quick charging and more graphic APIs (OpenGL ES 3.2 + Vulkan). And this fits with Qualcomm’s business model, the Snapdragon series are mobile processors that are sold to OEMs to build phones, tablets, set-top boxes, media players, whatever. The A10 is designed specifically for one thing, the iPhone (and maybe later the iPad).

    As for performance, it seems clear that the A10 Fusion has the upper-hand, however not by much, but that does depend on the workload. In some of AnTuTu sub-tests the Snapdragon 821 matched the performance of the A10 and for my home brew tests written in C then the Snapdragon 821 actually beat the A10!

    In terms of power efficiency it is hard to say, power is used by some many components in a smartphone including the CPU, GPU, memory, various Wi-Fi and cellular radios, etc. But from what I see there isn’t much between the two SoCs.

    As a final word, I know this article will stir up various “fanboy” sentiments, all I can ask is that you remember that there are lots of problems in the world and lots of reasons why people get angry with each other, however which smartphone you use shouldn’t be one of them."


    Meanwhile the biggest issue which I presented in my prior posts, is that of price, and why would anyone in his/her right mind want to pay 3 times as much for an iPhone7 when the specs and performances aren't worth that much in the difference? You can't argue that any iPhone is that much better than the specs for the Snapdragon 821 phone that I mentioned earlier.

    And, in fact, the overall specs of the phone I mentioned earlier are superior to those of the iPhone 7 or 7S.

    How much more would an iPhone 7/7S cost if the storage were to be 64GB and/or the main memory were to be upped to 4GB, or the screen were to be higher than 1080P, or came with 2 high-resolution cameras, and cloud storage of 1TB FOR FREE, and/or 2 year warranty, and fingerprint recognition, and that could do everything (and oftentimes more) that come by way of apps, expandable storage by way of a memory slot, dual window, plus a bunch of other stuff?

    Though Apple might have won in certain aspects when compared to the Snapdragon 821, one has to keep in mind that, the processor alone does not make the smartphone, so, when it comes to the whole smartphone with specs and features, the iPhone 7 comes up real short.

    No doubt that, for the extras that come with the Snapdragon phone which I got my wife, that Apple would likely double the price of their current offerings in the iPhone 7 line. And yet, I only paid about 1/3 of the price of the current iPhone 7S, for something that is actually superior to that iPhone 7S.

    And, btw, it's kind of a role reversal for the iPhone loyal fanatics, who are not claiming that, higher resolution doesn't really matter, while a few years ago, higher resolution was the biggest selling point for Apple and the biggest reason that the iFanatics went for those iPhones a few years ago. Can you spell: HYPOCRITES!!!
  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/22/2017 6:07:10 AM PDT · 121 of 131
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Business use is going up? You must be referring to the business environment of 4-5 years ago, when all the talk was about iPads in businesses.

    Nowadays, hardly anyone talks about iPads in business, and in fact, more businesses are removing them from use than are adopting them. Why invest money on a device which is losing ground to just about every other type of device out there, and could probably suffer from support, not only from Apple itself deciding to drop it, but from lack of support from developers, who have been dropping development since the huge sales drops are indicating that the device may not be worth developing for.

    I keep up with technology, and what I see and hear and read, says something completely different from what you assert.

  • North Korea's latest missile test has failed, Seoul says

    03/21/2017 8:30:39 PM PDT · 7 of 42
    adorno to TigerLikesRooster

    Trump did it!

    And democrats want an investigation about Trump’s involvement.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 8:09:43 PM PDT · 105 of 131
    adorno to Swordmaker

    The iPad is number 1, and I never denied that. But, for certain it’s sales are on an unrelenting downhill slide which Apple knows they can’t do anything about.

    And, that there are some 250 million still in use, does not change the fact that it’s a product which will eventually end up gasping for air, and on the doorstep of death. If the product had staying power of any kind, there would be a lot more than those 250 million you mention. So, in a way, you’re making the point for me.

    Those POS iPads will not be replaced with newer iPads once they become useless, which essentially they are now, since they’re outdated technology when it comes to usefulness. So, even business usage will dwindle and it’s going to be taps for the “never-was-a-real-need” device.

    But people like you will keep the memory of the device in your minds, and will look fondly back at it, as if it were something to treasure, like the old pet rocks.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 7:25:21 PM PDT · 99 of 131
    adorno to Swordmaker

    Nope! Never claimed the iPhone to be a fad. I did, however, say that it was way overpriced for what it was/is, and it’s still way overpriced for what it is, especially considering that there are many better Android phones with better specs and better options and much lower prices. Heck, I just bought my wife an Android phone for Xmas that has much better specs than the iPHone, with the Snapdragon 821 CPU and 64GB storage and 4GB memory and better graphics than the iPHone 7/7S, and front-facing 16MP and rear-facing 8MP cameras, expandable storage slot, fingerprint recognition, with free 1TB storage at the maker’s cloud...

    And all of that for $285. That’s about 1/3 the price of the iPhone, and with 2 year warranty. It’s a Chinese brand, but, what the heck; aren’t all phones made in China lately, including the iPHone?

    So, why would anyone in their right minds spend so much more than they need to? It’s absolutely insane to do so!

    The iPad remains a fad, because, that’s what it was in the beginning, and it’s still a device looking for a problem to fix.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 6:17:57 PM PDT · 91 of 131
    adorno to Crusher138

    300 million sold, but, that’s before people got wise and realizes that it didn’t really serve any useful purpose. And, if it was really useful, sales would not continue declining quarter after quarter.

    Most of those 300 million are just gathering dust in a corner in in a closet, or have been trashed by now.

    The idea sounded good at its inception, but, nobody could really define a good use for them, other than perhaps as a media consumption device, for e-mail or Facebook or playing games. But, even that kind of usage is better done on hybrid devices and on the bigger-sized smartphones.

    It’s quite apparent that it’s you that needs professional help, and continuing to be an iZombie is not healthy for your mind.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 4:30:53 PM PDT · 68 of 131
    adorno to Crusher138

    My Android? The only reason I use it is because, MS seems to have given up on their Windows-based smartphones, otherwise, it wouldn’t be Android or iOS.

    In any case, you are one of the tiny group that has found iPads useful, but not everyone in business needs iPads, and in reality, no regular user needs an iPad. Fact is that, if the iPad had never been developed, you would have found some other device to get your ‘work’ done. IOW, if iPads were to disappear from the gadgets landscape, you would have to find some other device to take its place, and you wouldn’t even miss it after a few weeks with some other “non-iPad” gadget.

    Nevertheless, there are millions out there who are nothing more than iZombies, even if you don’t feel like one yourself. So, go “F” yourself, and go find something better to do your work with. Toys should not be used for real work.

  • Brian Williams Hopes Gorsuch Becomes Liberal on the Bench

    03/21/2017 4:03:18 PM PDT · 9 of 30
    adorno to Kaslin

    Liberal means not believing in the strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Ultra-liberal means reinterpreting the constitution to suit your own beliefs or to suit the needs or wants of those that you favor in society or in a court case.

    Unfortunately, we’ve had far too many liberals and ultra-liberals in the SCOTUS. Conservatives have been had in the past, and anything is possible. Judge Roberts is our best current example of a soft-conservative bordering on liberal.

  • Giddy CNN Swoons Democrats Are Giving ‘Testier’ Gorsuch ‘A Run for His Money

    03/21/2017 3:51:51 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    adorno to samantha
    If I had a name that sounds like a tooth,or a cat barfing a fur ball, I would keep a low profile.

    I'm missing the connection to anything that you might have found along the way.

    Can you elaborate?
  • Giddy CNN Swoons Democrats Are Giving ‘Testier’ Gorsuch ‘A Run for His Money

    03/21/2017 3:39:52 PM PDT · 18 of 32
    adorno to Kaslin

    Gorsuch getting “testy”?

    Just like Trump got testy in the final weeks of the campaign? He was going to lose, and Hillary was a sure thing.

    Trump lost, BIGLY!

    But, what he lost is a trip back to being “just Trump, the real-estate magnate”.

    Hillary won, a trip back to irrelevance.

    Gorsuch is a certainty for the SCOIUS, and democrats want to create the slightest bit of “hope” they can imagine from the hearings. Someone should create a trophy or plaque for liberal losers, just so they don’t go to bed with their feeling hurt.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 3:30:26 PM PDT · 50 of 131
    adorno to avenir
    Jealous much? (Heehee...)

    YOu sound like a 5-year old.

    No wonder you find that toy useful.
  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 3:20:24 PM PDT · 46 of 131
    adorno to philled
    Some "fad," Adorno.

    It was a fad, and it doesn't matter how many were sold. Time and practicality proved that it was a fad. Sales volume is not an indicator of usefulness.

    Sales have been going down, year after year, and even those that fell for the fad initially, are not coming back for more of the useless device. Yeah, except for the blind loyalists, like the iZombies.

    My son-in-law has had one for 4 years, the only use he's had for it is as a "broadcaster" of movies to the Chromecast attached to his TV. Otherwise, he never uses it, and in fact, he's discovered that he doesn't even need the iPad for the "broadcasting", since any smartphone can serve the same purpose. So, he'll leave it to his 2 4-year old daughters to play games with. Other than that, not really a useful device.
  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 2:09:10 PM PDT · 6 of 131
    adorno to Swordmaker

    The iPad was a fad from the beginning, and it took off because of great advertising and because of the novelty of the item.

    But, from the beginning, it was a product looking for a reason to exist. That it was and still is the biggest money-maker in the tablet market, does not change the fact that, nobody needs a tablet for any reason. Especially now with the 5-6 inch smartphones that have become the prevalent size in the industry.

    But, there will always be someone that will justify a reason for anything to exist, and nobody is more adept at doing that than Apple and it’s loyal followers. Apple can’t do wrong with those iZombies.

  • Mika Brzezinski: 'Everyone Should Ban' Kellyanne Conway

    03/21/2017 1:58:09 PM PDT · 37 of 77
    adorno to drewh

    Yeah, that’s the ticket!

    Ignore Kellyanne,and maybe she’ll go away.

    Perhaps they should do the same with President Trump.

    Ignore him and perhaps he’ll go away and not be president anymore.

    But, the strategy doesn’t work, as witnessed by MSNBC, which almost nobody watches, but they continue sticking around. Meanwhile, more people see and hear and are affected by what Kellyanne did and does, than from what MSNBC has ever done.

    Kellyanne is precisely what republicans needed to get the democrats to reveal their insanity and radical ways.

  • Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

    03/18/2017 7:29:07 PM PDT · 101 of 255
    adorno to upchuck

    #11: Lists of things that will disappear,

    along with...

    #12: Lists on the internet that take 10 or 20 or 30 or 50 or more pages that take those many page turns in order to get to the end, while forcing people to suffer through 5-10 pieces of advertising on each page. (Hopefully).

  • Shepard Smith says Fox News has 'no evidence' to support Trump's wiretapping claims

    03/17/2017 7:13:43 PM PDT · 118 of 131
    adorno to ZULU

    If one were to take an average of the ratings for the liberal news channels together, they wouldn’t look so good. Then, if one were to toss in the average rating for the “Shep show” on FOX, the ratings for the liberal Channels would go up tremendously.

    Shep rightfully belongs on CNN or MSNBC, but he knows that he would be just another nobody in lieberal land, so he’s stuck being the anti-Trump/anti-republican on a network that he undoubtedly hates but can’t bring himself to admit it and say so, so, he reluctantly stays on FOX, seething every time someone mentions Trump and/or Obamacare’s demise.

  • Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu: 'The best way' to oppose fake news is ...to watch MSNBC

    03/17/2017 6:53:06 PM PDT · 17 of 17
    adorno to Sean_Anthony

    People brought up under fake news, won’t recognize it as fake news. It’s their “normal”.

    It’s like those brought up under the Muslim religion won’t be able to recognize how evil it really is. To them, it’s normal, and every other religion or belief system is evil.

  • 'I Feel Fury': 'Captain America' Actor Chris Evans Blasts Trump

    03/17/2017 5:45:21 PM PDT · 75 of 101
    adorno to GuavaCheesePuff

    Captain America hates Trump...

    Logically, Captain America hates America...

    Because, America elected Trump.

    Logically, Chris Evans should not be playing Captain America, because he hates America.

  • It's time we all stopped saying 'God Bless You' (when people sneeze)

    03/16/2017 6:51:18 PM PDT · 100 of 116
    adorno to Zakeet
    I used to work with an Italian "kid" who, instead of "bless you" would say "f" you (the whole "f" word). His family had Mafia ties, so, nobody called him out on it.

    But, I'm open to using the "f you" instead of "bless you" to those who don't like the "bless you".
  • Mother and Son Transition into Transgender Father and Daughter

    03/16/2017 2:35:57 PM PDT · 52 of 58
    adorno to Malone LaVeigh

    If the dad made love to his “former wife”, would that make him gay?

  • David Brock Offers Cash Incentives for Trump’s Tax Returns

    03/16/2017 12:03:31 PM PDT · 6 of 44
    adorno to MarvinStinson

    We could come up with fake tax returns for Trump, and claim that they’re the originals.

    It worked for Obama with his fake birth certificates, so, since liberals are so easily duped, the scheme could work.

  • Muslim Marries 13-Year-Old, Does MORE Than Consummate On Wedding Night

    03/16/2017 8:57:58 AM PDT · 24 of 30
    adorno to HomerBohn

    Any liberal who would allow anyone into our country with the kind of belief system that is their way of life, should have to spend at least one year in a Muslim country of their choice, like Afghanistan and Iraq and Iran and Yemen.

  • Did Trump Leak Tax Returns to Discredit Media in Epic Chess Move?

    03/15/2017 7:03:59 PM PDT · 17 of 41
    adorno to sickoflibs
    Maddow got the highest ratings of her 9 year show scamming viewers ranting for over 20 minutes before pointing out she had nothing on Trump.

    That gives me an idea, which I'm willing to give away for free, to some enterprising media person...

    who should create a TV show, sort of like SNL, but different, where...

    the news is all "fake" and with "breaking fake News" segments and "fake news discussion segments" and with discussions of what was purported to be real news in the regular media, but turned out to be as fake as the "news" on the CNN.

    This could be done on a "throw-away hour", like 12 or 1 AM on FOX, and it it becomes a hit, it could then move on to a prime-time slot on a regular network, like the big FOX network.
  • Did Trump Leak Tax Returns to Discredit Media in Epic Chess Move?

    03/15/2017 6:50:04 PM PDT · 13 of 41
    adorno to Rufus Shinra

    I’m pretty sure that there’s at least one good Photoshop artist in here that can draw Madcow with egg all over her face, with the splattered egg showing bits of Trump’s tax return and the $38 million and 25% tax rate showing through somewhere on her face.

  • Home Depot Co-Founder Langone: Trump Has ‘Guts,’ Could Go Down as One of Our Best Presidents

    03/14/2017 3:13:01 PM PDT · 5 of 17
    adorno to ChicagoConservative27
    Trump has the potential to “go down as one of our greatest presidents ever

    And, that's the democrats' greatest fear. So, they must stop Trump before that kind of prediction does become true.

    After all, they don't want another Reagan on their hands, and they don't want any kind of conservatism to succeed that makes their socialism look like the perennial loser ideology that it really has been.
  • Numbers Don't Lie! Christina's Fortune Worth More Than Tarek's[Chelsea Clinton model]

    03/11/2017 4:50:31 PM PST · 13 of 17
    adorno to Red Badger

    Home renovations, face renovations. What’s the difference?

    Anyhow, the above was merely a piece of advertisement, free of charge, for C. El Moussa. Likely, she’s only lending her name to the business.

  • UNINSURED MOTORIST VS. OBAMACARE

    03/11/2017 3:39:15 PM PST · 17 of 17
    adorno to TheNext
    Taxation destroys. Therefore more taxation is better.

    Simple-minded...

    Call it taxation if you wish, but, charging more for a product that harms people might be the only way to have people pay for their bad habits.

    Heroin and marijuana users, should be charged more upon the purchase of those "products". Those "products" are very costly, not only upon purchase, but upon victimization and treatments. So, why not have those people pay "up front" for the medical insurance for treatments that will be demanded down the road?

    Don't call them "taxes". Call them: additional medical insurance premiums, because, those people will be demanding care and treatments when they become "victims" of their own bad decisions. Most people don't incur expenses from drugs or alcoholic drinks, but they do end up paying for other people's bad decisions, through higher doctor and hospital bills, and through higher medical insurance premiums, and through governments picking up the tab upon services rendered.

    People are being taxed, in a way, when they purchase automobile insurance. It's not called a tax, but it might as well be. We might not be paying those premiums to a government, but we're still being charged for use of vehicles that can cause us and others harm. The difference between "bad habits" and authorized use of vehicles, is not that different when it comes to us having to pay for potential damage down the road.

    Taxes, insurance premiums, service fees... they're all basically the same, except for who collects them.
  • UNINSURED MOTORIST VS. OBAMACARE

    03/10/2017 8:29:08 PM PST · 5 of 17
    adorno to TheNext
    Taxation destroys

    Sure enough...

    But, alcohol kills people, including the users and their victims. Alcohol is also very expensive for those who have to pony up to pay the bills incurred by the user and the victims. So, while taxes can be expensive, the "taxes" being paid at the back end can be a lot more expensive, for victims and users and for those not directly involved, since, they too will be paying for the bills and other expenses associated with alcohol and drugs, etc.

    It's like the old saying goes: "pay me now, or pay me later".

    Sometimes, what you don't see directly can be a lot more expensive in the end.

    Get used to it, since you'll be paying, no matter if by taxes or by government spending or by bigger bills at the doctor or hospital or via your medical insurance premium. So, why would you want to pay for someone else's bad habits?
  • UNINSURED MOTORIST VS. OBAMACARE

    03/10/2017 7:42:03 PM PST · 2 of 17
    adorno to DIRTYSECRET

    You bring up a good point, and it reminded me of an issue which I’ve often thought about in the past.

    Regarding medical insurance, people should have to pay for it. Some can’t pay, so, some kind of assistance might be offered.

    HOWEVER....

    And as you reminded me...

    People should have to pay for their bad habits and their risky behaviors.

    So, an alcoholic should have to pay for the costs incurred by him and every other alcoholic, by taxing alcoholic drinks at a level that will cause them to drink less, while at the same time helping to pay for the medical bills that he/she will incur in the future. The taxes should be held in a “kitty” for the sole purpose of paying for the bills that alcoholics incur, and for the bills that the cause other people to incur (like from accidents).

    Likewise for marijuana use, and for heroin use, and for tobacco smoking, and any other illegal substance. Like I said before, those kind of habits should be taxed at a rate that makes people think twice and more about how expensive those habits have become for them. In any case, taxes collected for each of the bad habits should be held in medical accounts (expense accounts) to take care any bills that are incurred by “users” and other victims.

    It would be the same for other risky behaviors, such as mountain climbing or parachuting (which I’m sure people already get insurance for those out-of-the-ordinary activities), etc.

    People who are overweight are also paying for their over-eating, but they’re not paying for the health issues which accompany their “unfortunate” weight gains. So, should “regular” folks who don’t have the weight issues have to pay for those who “suffer” from obesity and other weight-related issues?

    In any case, there was a time when people “paid a price” for their own bad behaviors and risky behaviors. We should be able to find a way to have people pay for their own “mistakes”, and not put the burden on those who don’t share the same bad habits or behaviors.

  • Sources: FBI Investigation Continues...'Odd' Computer Link Between Russian Bank/Trump Organziation

    03/09/2017 7:03:40 PM PST · 57 of 126
    adorno to drewh

    Something “odd” was found, therefore, huge evidence of Trump collusion with the Russians to tamper with the election.

    Jumping to conclusions = the first stage of fake news; the slightest thing will be turned into the biggest issue of the century.

    Hasn’t CNN learned its lessons yet? (Don’t answer that; I know).

  • Obama’s Role in Undermining Trump’s Presidency

    03/09/2017 6:58:58 PM PST · 12 of 16
    adorno to MHGinTN

    It’s okay to disagree. You know, democracy and all...

    But, Trump is one that doesn’t forget easy, and Obama and Trump went after each other with the BC issue, for years.

    Trump might just turn the grudge match into the biggest disclosure in American history.

  • Ha! Reasons To Vote For Democrats Book Filled With 266 Blank Pages

    03/09/2017 6:55:26 PM PST · 14 of 14
    adorno to DUMBGRUNT

    Don’t give them any ideas.

    It’s possible that, if they keep their mouths shut, they could gain some seats in congress and some more state governorships.

    The more they open their mouths with their radical agenda flowing from their lips, the more dangerous they become to America and themselves.

  • Malik Obama shares photo of brother Barack's Kenya 'certificate of birth'

    03/09/2017 6:46:15 PM PST · 39 of 59
    adorno to Kyle Olson

    Re-posting (from another discussion):

    Obama’s worst nightmare came true when he (and democrats) realized that Trump would be the republicans nominee for president.

    Why a nightmare?

    No, not because Obamacare and the rest of his “legacy” would be erased by Trump and republicans. Erasing Obama’s legacy is very big, but Obama’s fear and nightmare comes from something he (Obama) never wanted anybody to know or find out...

    And that is...

    That Obama’s birth certificate was/is really a fake, and that Obama was not a “natural born American citizen”. The fear is that, with Trump getting so much power as president, he (Trump) might be emboldened enough to finally get to the bottom of the BC issue.

    It’s why Obama and democrats have been working so hard to stop and even remove Trump from office. Imagine how huge the scandal would be if Obama was finally exposed as a phony and not qualified to have been president to begin with. Democrats (and Obama) and the liberal media would have a lot to answer to. Heck, the media might be running as scared as Obama, and so would those who presented Obama as their candidate back in 2007/2008.

    (I was never convinced that Obama was legit).

  • Illegal border crossings decrease by 40 percent in Trump's first month, report says

    03/09/2017 6:36:22 PM PST · 12 of 21
    adorno to Hadean

    Democrats will now say that there is no longer a need to build the wall.

    Democrats will also say that Trump is killing jobs, because those people dealing in illegal transportation of people will have to cut staff.

    Democrats will also point to disenfranchisement of those Mexican voters, since they won’t be able to enter the country to cast their votes.

  • Hillary Clinton lights up social media with a new haircut (Libtards go gaga alert)

    03/09/2017 6:25:57 PM PST · 19 of 173
    adorno to Zakeet

    Too late!

    She could have won with that cut.

    (not really, but, let’s play with the libs)

  • Billionaire George Soros fuels Democrats’ push to lower voting age to 17

    03/09/2017 6:21:39 PM PST · 48 of 69
    adorno to davikkm

    If I were George Soros, and I wanted to be as loony as possible, while still trying to make sense out of the un-sensible, I would take his idea even further, and call for ALL citizens of ALL ages, including the newborns, to be granted voting rights. After all, whatever laws and bills and regulations are in existence or come about in the future, will affect all of the kids and children too, now and in the future. So, shouldn’t kids and babies have the same rights as adults?. So, imagine school teachers taking their students to the voting booths and instructing them on who to vote for (after lecturing the kids parents, of course).

    It’s as sensible as Soro’s idea, where he would take those with the least amount of knowledge on the issues and get them to vote with their hearts, and not with their brains.

  • Obama’s Role in Undermining Trump’s Presidency

    03/09/2017 6:04:26 PM PST · 7 of 16
    adorno to detective

    Obama’s worst nightmare came true when he (and democrats) realized that Trump would be the republicans nominee for president.

    Why a nightmare?

    No, not because Obamacare and the rest of his “legacy” would be erased by Trump and republicans. Erasing Obama’s legacy is very big, but Obama’s fear and nightmare comes from something he (Obama) never wanted anybody to know or find out...

    And that is...

    That Obama’s birth certificate was/is really a fake, and that Obama was not a “natural born American citizen”. The fear is that, with Trump getting so much power as president, he (Trump) might be emboldened enough to finally get to the bottom of the BC issue.

    It’s why Obama and democrats have been working so hard to stop and even remove Trump from office. Imagine how huge the scandal would be if Obama was finally exposed as a phony and not qualified to have been president to begin with. Democrats (and Obama) and the liberal media would have a lot to answer to. Heck, the media might be running as scared as Obama, and so would those who presented Obama as their candidate back in 2007/2008.

    (I was never convinced that Obama was legit).

  • Rep. Alcee Hastings Maxes Out Girlfriend’s Salary for Fifth Straight Year

    03/09/2017 6:15:47 AM PST · 8 of 30
    adorno to MarvinStinson

    Most people around the country keep clamoring for term limits, yet, the hypocrites that they are, they keep voting in the same crooked and useless people into office.

  • REVEALED: Russia now suspected of giving WikiLeaks documents about CIA hacking (tr)

    03/08/2017 8:01:55 PM PST · 44 of 66
    adorno to TigerClaws

    US “Intelligence believes”.

    So, we’re now working on the “belief system” for intelligence?

    Next we’re going to be attacking Russia and China, on the “belief” that, they’re getting ready to attack the U.S. after our “intelligence” agencies start “believing” that spying on American citizens “may be” an act of war.