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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:21 PM
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I think I get it now, Dimson is running the war like my insurance PPO!
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 09:28 PM by icymist
I just started a new job and have just 31 days to ponder what kind of health insurance I want and can afford to have.

In my proposed PPO, there are three choices, a really good plan that's very expensive, a middle plan that costs half the price every month, but covers considerably less for my medical well-being, and a low plan that is kind of affordable, but has huge deductibles and covers practically no meaningful medical treatments what so ever.

In Dimson's 'War on Terra', after Sept. 11th the entire resolve of the USA and NATO could have been thrust at the people who attacked us. This would have came at great expense of the American people who would've sacrificed much to focus on and eradicate this enemy that attacked us, and this war would be no issue today. That would be like the really good PPO plan. A middle plan could also be drawn up that would share the expense and sacrifice through NATO and America's allies. This would take longer, but have a similar result of the expensive plan. It seems that Dimson took the cheaper plan, with the huge deductible in American lives, military infrastructure, and reputation in the world. This cheaper plan ignores any quick recovery of the disease by diverting attention to Iraq as a preventative, although unrelated, way to treat this ailment. The huge deductible is being paid by the American people, while Dimson, Chaney, and company directs the coarse of action and makes an obscene amount of money through billing while covering meaningless military treatments.

Congress, seeing the bad deal it got with the cheapest coverage, wants to change it to one of the better plans. Unfortunately, the PPO can only be changed in September regardless of the consequences because these are the rules the Bu*h plan was agreed to. Now the insurance plan wants to take another preventative military 'treatment' in Iran.

Meanwhile, the original disease (Al Queada) is gaining strength but all claims are denied as a pre-existing condition.

on edit for better grammar.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:24 PM
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1. By George, You've GOT it!
Interesting analogy.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:57 PM
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2. This is no joke
Insurance must be one of the most ruthless of businesses because at its core it is about breaking the contract without getting caught. It is also a hugey successful business for investors.

They put an insurance co. exec in at the VA - hence the pre=-existing personality disorder. That cannot be a coincidence.
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 04:14 PM
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3. I never meant this analogy to be a joke.
PPO's and HMO's are dead serious (no pun intended) and Dimboy's war.... isn't that just as serious? I just couldn't help but point out the similarities between the two.
-icy
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 11:10 PM
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4. Your analogy was great
and I didn't think it was a joke.
I guess what I mean is that it is likely more literal than we realize.
You saw the similarities between the way insurance is marketed and the methods this administration used to launch a war with lies.
I do not think that is an accident. I believe that successful industries are worshiped by this administration and Rove uses their models to shape government.

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