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by Ego
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 66
Views: 2717

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

lifestyle diseases are why health care costs are exploding. it doesn't really matter which system of (re)distribution is used, the costs are simply too high. the only way to make health care affordable for almost all humans it to make almost all humans not have lifestyle diseases - which is a cultu...
by Ego
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 66
Views: 2717

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

The "lifestyle diseases" don't usually begin to creep up until sometime in the 40s or 50s for most people, even though that die may be cast much earlier by bad choices. That is changing fast. https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/12_0316.htm Conclusion The prevalence of having 1 or more or 2 or more ...
by Ego
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: TMBA and ERE etc
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: TMBA and ERE etc

maybe it is easier to generate social-cashflow than actual cashflow? actual cashflow comes with customers, expectations, taxes, liabilities.. whereas collecting non-monetary compensation in the form of trades, goodwill, or what not could have a much better RoI. But those things, the customers, expe...
by Ego
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 66
Views: 2717

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

jacob wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Note, for practical purposes you'd want it on the chest anyway, not on the ass (wrong side/area anyway, duh!).
Depends on the position the EMTs are most likely to discover the victim. 8-)
by Ego
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: TMBA and ERE etc
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: TMBA and ERE etc

Bottom feeder online marketing strategy. Controversy attracts eyeballs. Attack someone who has created a movement that is tangentially related to yours in the hope that some of their followers will join your tribe. Better yet, make sure the criticism is something that is obviously wrong, that way th...
by Ego
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 66
Views: 2717

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

So, im interested in any practical, actionable insight into what an early retiree should do to protect against medical bankruptcy. Well, one of the unexpected consequences of Obamacare was the significant decline in the divorce rate among middle-aged couples in the states where Medicaid was expande...
by Ego
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread
Replies: 188
Views: 35308

Re: Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

You don't want to be a cheerleader.
Cheerleaders cheer for other people.
You want people to cheer for you.
The game is on the field.
Life is to participate, not to spectate.


http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19007438
by Ego
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Conspiracy theory you deem most likely to be true
Replies: 87
Views: 9689

Re: Conspiracy theory you deem most likely to be true

The Trump-Putin conspiracy is getting rather interesting. Seth Abramson produced a good 50-post twitter mega thread about it with links to stories about each point. https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/846135383129772032 It looks like Chris Steele may testify before a televised session of the int...
by Ego
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Consuming Cannabis Again
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Re: Consuming Cannabis Again

Is it harmful or useful to use substances to improve life quality? If you are using it to alter your perception of chemo-induced nausea then go for it. If you are using it to alter your perception of your day-to-day reality then it might be better to take action and change your reality then to arti...
by Ego
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is living in the moment a privilege?
Replies: 18
Views: 1039

Re: Is living in the moment a privilege?

Awareness Disclaimer: A critique of the fetishization of powerlessness follows. :lol: . https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2017/03/23/the-last-thing-on-privilege-youll-ever-need-to-read/ “So much of the privilege conversation really is fancy people contemplating their own fanciness,” ...
by Ego
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 66
Views: 2717

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

Although the fraction of my dna that runs libertarian would squeal, I'm not totally against a single-payer system. I was exhausted when I wrote that. My post didn't say what I intended. Sorry about that. I don't care who got there first. I thought it was interesting that the ACA was essentially a R...
by Ego
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 66
Views: 2717

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

It will be a major budget item for everyone going forward. There's just no way around that in the bloated system we have now. Ahem. I refrained from doing my taxes until this was resolved so that I would know the MAGI number I would have to limbo under. As it stands I am able to get under the limit...
by Ego
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thoughts on data privacy: Are you okay with Google knowing everything about you.
Replies: 34
Views: 2628

Re: Thoughts on data privacy: Are you okay with Google knowing everything about you.

Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/senate-votes-to-let-isps-sell-your-web-browsing-history-to-advertisers/ The US Senate today voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs to get consumers' ex...
by Ego
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to live in the moment?
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: How to live in the moment?

+1 C40
by Ego
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Holiday hacks
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Holiday hacks

Jetstar to Bali.
by Ego
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is living in the moment a privilege?
Replies: 18
Views: 1039

Re: Is living in the moment a privilege?

People define mindfulness in a variety of ways. It is a tool. Like any tool, its usefulness is determined by how it is used. It makes sense for companies to encourage their employees to pay attention to the present moment because, for the most part, they are paying people for their attention. There ...
by Ego
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What resources to use when looking for a new place to live
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: What resources to use when looking for a new place to live

I usually rent apartments before they hit the market. I believe this is how it works for most places that have a desirable combination of price, location, and amenities. If I were you I'd pick the spot that is your ideal location then use google maps to search apartments within a few block radius of...
by Ego
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1706

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

What's horrifying for those of us who take our shared reality seriously is how easily these urban legends spread [like viruses] in people who share them completely sincerely (so not tounge-in-cheek) because it speaks to the complete lack of an effective "general education", that is, the lack of an ...
by Ego
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?
Replies: 33
Views: 1518

Re: What to do for six weeks b/w college graduation and full-time work?

Cliches are cliches for a reason.

Cursory search shows Boston to Paris on WOW Airline $189 plus 39 Euro for your bike on June 1. If you search hard you'll probably find something similar on the way home. Get a stamp in that new passport and go for a long ride.
by Ego
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1706

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

@C40, exactly what criteria did you use when swiping right on that one? And please tell us how you explained string theory.
by Ego
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Conversations that Changed Everything
Replies: 25
Views: 3374

Re: Conversations that Changed Everything

Reminds me of this quote from Robert Twigger. We are lead to believe that all 'top jobs' are occupied by smart people. But really smart people don't have jobs.I mean- why would they? Of course at times they work very hard. But this work is like the work you do on a hobby that really absorbs you. An...
by Ego
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Alternative History
Replies: 29
Views: 1384

Re: Alternative History

Ahhh... I see rigger is reading David Brooks again. His column this morning: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/opinion/the-unifying-american-story.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur Today’s students get steeped in American tales of genocide, slavery, oppression and segregation. American history is t...
by Ego
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Free exercise
Replies: 31
Views: 1758

Re: Free exercise

:lol: His laugh makes me want to run away.
by Ego
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Free exercise
Replies: 31
Views: 1758

Re: Free exercise

BRUTE wrote:what's Dragline's 500m pace on the rower?
Ooohhhh. I often warmup on a concept 2. I sense a competition coming.