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Generic Confusion

When you leave, my blog just fades to grey
Nu ma nu ma iei, nu ma nu ma nu ma iei

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

History FAIL

"Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexicans, to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land." - Barack Obama

It's sad to see an Ivy League graduate with no idea of when Mexico attained its independence.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More consequences of ObamaCare

Any actuary could tell you the likely consequences of a bill like ObamaCare. Here, the nonpartisan American Academy of Actuaries describes the consequences of the design of one of its features, the guaranteed issue requirement (with no underwriting) for children under 19.

A non-actuary could probably tell you that allowing the purchase of a policy at any time gives a strong incentive to wait until a child is sick to buy coverage. But this letter describes many more likely consequences. For example, for any company with group health insurance where the rates they pay are based on their own experience, there is a logical economic incentive to pay an employee with a sick child to not cover the child through the group insurance, but rather through the guaranteed issue individual insurance.

Yes, like most of Obamacare, it's designed in such a way that increased costs are all but guaranteed. And don't be surprised if, several years down the road, these cost increases are used by Democrats as justification for a total government takeover of health care.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Reducing the population, one at a time

A total nutcase, influenced by crackpots like Al Gore, takes hostages in the headquarters of the Discovery Channel, issuing a manifesto demanding population reduction.

This story has a happy ending. The nutcase is killed by police snipers, fulfilling his wish. None of the hostages are harmed.

I post the link to Jim Treacher, who imbeds the perfect music video. Hint... "You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals...."