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    Quote Originally Posted by BassAle View Post
    Every other country on earth already figured this out.
    Every other country isn't the US. Sometimes fortunately, sometimes not.

    We are the greediest, most arrogant country on earth when it comes to the almighty dollar. Sometimes that is a good thing, and sometimes it isn't.

    Edit: and our society, as a whole, is much different than much of the rest of the world. Look at violence, general crime, lack of revolutions (see: Venezuela or the African continent), etc.

    It's very complex, unfortunately.
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    Ma'am, you might want to brush up on your history. Pol Pot. Stalin, the Turkey/Armenian kerfuffle......oh and that guy Alfred? Adam? Something that begins with A. Just sayin':

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    http://www.canadian-healthcare.org/page4.html

    What's so important about private health insurance in America having to downsize jobs for specialization that wasn't important enough to save the jobs in the auto industry, steel industry, etc.
    First they came for the auto workers
    Then they came for the steel workers, and I still said nothing
    Then they came for the private health insurance workers
    Finally then they came for me!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Every other country isn't the US. Sometimes fortunately, sometimes not.

    We are the greediest, most arrogant country on earth when it comes to the almighty dollar. Sometimes that is a good thing, and sometimes it isn't.

    Edit: and our society, as a whole, is much different than much of the rest of the world. Look at violence, general crime, lack of revolutions (see: Venezuela or the African continent), etc.

    It's very complex, unfortunately.
    Or, fortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    The best part? We can put those dip**** CEOs out on the street, figuratively speaking, for making hundreds of millions of dollars on he backs of the sick.

    **** them with a chainsaw.
    The fundamental flaw with the current game is that the CEOs and Boards do not have a direct financial stake in the company. Your company has a negative cash flow, you take a direct financial hit in your bank account. Positive flow? You are financially rewarded.

    Stocks are meaningless until you cash out.

    No way a CEO should be paid $45MM when the workers are being laid off.

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    Every other country on earth already figured this out.
    Every other country* on Earth also uses the Metric System. Doesn't make it right, does it?






    * Except Myanmar and Liberia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Every other country* on Earth also uses the Metric System. Doesn't make it right, does it?






    * Except Myanmar and Liberia.
    I may hate the metric system, but it makes way more sense than the crap we use...
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    Re: POTUS 45.19: Being Douced by Irma makes me sad!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I may hate the metric system, but it makes way more sense than the crap we use...
    The metric system is better for science. But a foot can be divided by 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, and 1/6ths and come out with an even number of inches, that's the beauty of a base 12 system. 1/3 of a meter is .33333 meters, or 3.3333 decimeters, or 33.333 centimeters. 1/3 of a foot is 4 inches.

    Fahrenheit is also better for every day living than Celsius; 0-100 in Fahrenheit encompasses most every day temperatures. 0-100 in Celsius covers the range of liquid water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    The proper misuse of hyperbole there, would be "Orwellian". No one over the age of 25 should take that delusional old bat and her drab, over-long fondling of the entitled, white, male nerd's superhero complex seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    No way a CEO should be paid $45MM when the workers are being laid off.
    That's why the CEO is getting paid 45MM. Do you not understand our capitalist system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    The Brits and Aussies have this too. A friend of mine fell seriously ill during a study abroad program in Australia. The hospital there actually gave her the treatment reserved for people with the private health insurance because they were refurbishing some of the standard care rooms and since she was American, she wasn't going to have any family visitors to help cheer her up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    No way a CEO should be paid $45MM when the workers are being laid off.
    According to the companies, the CEOs aren't getting paid $45MM, because that would be illegal for the past 20+ years to pay someone more than $1MM in cash, annually.

    Stock options cost the company next to nothing to create, but that's where the CEO gets its big payouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    According to the companies, the CEOs aren't getting paid $45MM, because that would be illegal for the past 20+ years to pay someone more than $1MM in cash, annually.

    Stock options cost the company next to nothing to create, but that's where the CEO gets its big payouts.
    It's not illegal to pay a CEO more than $1m/year, but the company can only deduct $1m/year of the CEO's salary. Most (all?) major CEO's make more than $1m/year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighting Sioux 23 View Post
    It's not illegal to pay a CEO more than $1m/year, but the company can only deduct $1m/year of the CEO's salary. Most (all?) major CEO's make more than $1m/year.
    Yeah, I mistyped at first and forgot to make the change after seeing my mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    No way a CEO should be paid $45MM when the workers are being laid off.
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    Remind me again which party you vote for...
    As long as they're God-fearing Christians though, it's ok. Those immoral libbies are gonna be the ruin of society as we know it.
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    Remind me again which party you vote for...
    The anti-choice party. That's all that matters.
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    Remind me again which party you vote for...
    Abortion > everything else. Even if no one is forced to have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Abortion > everything else. Even if no one is forced to have one.
    thus abortion, which they don't really give a **** about, is used to convince people to vote against their own interests so the GOP can funnel more money to the wealthy. Does Joe realize he's being used?

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