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Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:07 AM

As an Australian, I'd like an answer to a question. Excuse my Aussie ignorance.

Ummm. I noticed that the last President went to war over some slightly erroneous information and blew up everything in sight.

In keeping with that rationale, could we introduce a theory that the Insurance Companies are ruining your country and start a war with them?

I was thinking that it might be nice of you to perhaps, clear out the buildings first ..(well..except for the CEO's and Underwriters) and then send in the bombers and rockets.??

Would that be against any of your Laws ???? I hope not.

Thank You very much.

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:13 AM

1. If only the President could commandeer the airwaves, deprogramming could begin

and there'd be no need for violence.

Americans believe too many lies due to the vast propaganda machine in place. Brainwashing works.

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:14 AM

2. Just designate Insurance Lobbyists enemy combatants...

That might help.

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Response to trumad (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 11:36 AM

12. +10 Somehow that fits.

 

Any too big to fail lobbyist for that matter.
That would go a long ways towards getting this country back in track for "We the people..."

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:23 AM

3. I am a Canadian but I think to start a war on

anything it has to go through the senate and be voted on. Given that, there is no way such a vote would pass.

These guys are crooks, they know that so what they have is consumer protection laws. These laws appear to be a wee bit weak kneed but that's what they have. The ACA is a step in the right direction, no more junk policies, no more denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, lower co-pays and deductibles and the ceilings that bankrupted people are gone, I believe.

So who is going to win in your opinion, Tim, Tahan, Boog, Jade or Drew?

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:23 AM

4. Ah, no, can't do that!

We've really been trying to re-vamp downtown Columbus, Ohio and blowing up Nationwide Plaza would mess that all up. But it would be nice if all those people could be given USEFUL work....

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:41 AM

5. Drone attacks I could support!!! nt

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:50 AM

6. Saddam Hussein did not develop a robust lobbying infrastructure in Washington.

The insurance companies have. Therein lies a key difference.

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:51 AM

7. They are holding too many hostages.

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:59 AM

8. First of all, you have the best field sport on Earth, Footy…... Democratic legislators often

feel like they must be gentlemen and follow the rules…They don't always realize when the repugs
have any kind of control they change the rules to suit the Corporations that are their gods.

We need to keep hammering away that Americans are people too* and can only be respected if they
respect themselves.


Tikki
* in the U.S. corporations are people…

CARN the HAWKS

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 11:02 AM

9. I thought you were going to talk about my dog. nt

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 11:11 AM

10. Insurance companies were about $400 billion out of GDP of $14,500 billion, or less than 2.8%

That is all categories of insurance: health, auto, fire, flood, life, long term care, liability, commercial, etc.

http://www.bea.gov/scb/pdf/2012/05%20May/0512_industry.pdf

Health care is more than 17% of GDP.

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Response to BlueJazz (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 11:31 AM

11. Instead of bombing

we should just start carefully dismantling the insurance headquarters and offices with everyone inside. They would think better of it and just leave on their own accord.

Of course, we'd have to pass the requisite laws before any deconstruction could begin but right wing pandering and stupidity in the name of corporations knows no bounds so I'm hopeful.

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