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by Paula
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: China & Hong Kong
Replies: 12
Views: 964

China & Hong Kong

Hong Kong 2019 looks like Czechoslovakia in 1968.

Thoughts?
by Paula
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Getting old sucks
Replies: 66
Views: 9543

Re: Getting old sucks

I don't believe I fear death. I fear a bad death.

As I get older I notice the difference more and more. Flying on a Boeing 737 MAX doesn't scare me in the least. Dying of a stroke causes no distress.

Living after a debilitating stroke is terrifying.
by Paula
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Europe Longer Term for US Citizen
Replies: 18
Views: 2213

Re: Europe Longer Term for US Citizen

vexed87 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:05 am
Don't forget France also permits US citizens an extra 90 days over the schengen limit, so explore schengen area, finishing in France
Is this true? I've searched online and have been unable to find any details that the 90/180 rule is different for France.
by Paula
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 29
Views: 3675

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

As for getting medications approved on Medicaid - it seems cumbersome but once you push for it hard enough, it's doable. Most initial requests are denied and if your doctor is willing to step up and push, they can often approve it. One of the best options is Direct Care services such as Direct Prim...
by Paula
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Evaluating civilization collapse
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: Evaluating civilization collapse

@paula, vulnerable to what exactly? With the 2.8 million year history of the Homo genus, most lived experience has been outside civic society and its specialised technologies/economies. If we were so vulnerable in such a state, then surely the genus would have been faced with extinction many times ...
by Paula
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Evaluating civilization collapse
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: Evaluating civilization collapse

Indigenous tribes are best placed with skills and knowledge to live outside the system, but even they are vulnerable to AGW, inevitable displacement of the cities, water stress, pollution etc etc. History has shown that indigenous people are the most vulnerable. Their knowledge and skills are based...
by Paula
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Negative Wheaton levels
Replies: 38
Views: 4831

Re: Negative Wheaton levels

The negatives would have to involve those who are intentionally ignorant, who boast of their bad decisions, who are proud of their increasing debts, and who make every effort to force others to pay their way.
by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 29
Views: 3675

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

Getting at which company does that best for us appears a nontrivial moving target. Especially with changing regulation, I will not do that investigation until the last minute. When you decide to begin your investigation you may find this list of Medicaid drug exclusions helpful. https://www.medicai...
by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 29
Views: 3675

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

Scott, that is a good example but you are insured by your employer not an ACA plan. If you were on a silver or gold ACA plan what would your premium plus deductible plus copay be? Medicaid is paying for biosimilars for biologics.
by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 29
Views: 3675

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

Does anyone have any first hand experience that Medicaid is somehow more bureaucratic than the ACA plans?
by Paula
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America
Replies: 29
Views: 3675

Re: Estimating Healthcare Costs in America

classical_Liberal wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Some states also have limits on investment income or assets.
There are no asset limits for those using the ACA MAGI calculation to qualify for Medicaid.
by Paula
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?
Replies: 43
Views: 6206

Re: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?

The spectrum of self/other orientation runs from self-centered at one end to other-centered at the other end. Those with successful relationships fall in the healthy middle ground. An interest in plastic surgery at a young age is indicative of a strong self-orientation which makes relationships diff...
by Paula
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 372
Views: 42538

Re: Jordan Peterson

Here is a quote from his book. "If your child is the kind of determined varmint who simply runs away, laughing, when placed on the steps or in his room, physical restraint might have to be added to the time out routine. A child can be held carefully but firmly by the upper arms, until he or she stop...
by Paula
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 372
Views: 42538

Re: Jordan Peterson

Campitor wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:30 am
He suffers from food allergies which express as autoimmune disorders: severe psoriasis and arthritis.
It is sad that he is a supporter of corporal punishment for children.
by Paula
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Social Security And Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts For Low Income Earner
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Social Security And Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts For Low Income Earner

The tax you paid is self employment tax. There is no way around it. See Schedule SE then see where Other Taxes are entered on form 1040. They are below the Credits section so no amount of IRA deduction will help, regardless of your self-employment income amount.
by Paula
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In a pickle
Replies: 18
Views: 2209

Re: In a pickle

Is your state one of the 33 that extended Medicaid? https://familiesusa.org/product/50-state-look-medicaid-expansion If so, take a look at your income. Here are the income limits for each state. https://www.policygenius.com/blog/a-state-by-state-guide-to-medicaid/ That may not solve all of your prob...
by Paula
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?
Replies: 77
Views: 6976

Re: New NYT Editor, a bit bigoted?

Zerohedge is usually among the top domains being retweeted by the Russian twitter bots

http://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org/

Today both zerohedge and the Jeong story are being promoted by the bots.
by Paula
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Summit with Putin
Replies: 163
Views: 13544

Re: Summit with Putin

He didn't state that publicly as his intent, and maybe it was a happy accident, but it might have been an actual plan. He's not going about it in a way that I approve, or one that I can say unreservedly I support, but the goal is not nefarious. Happy accidents are wonderful! They are so frivolously...
by Paula
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Selling stuff?
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Selling stuff?

The OfferUp app is quite good where I live. Unlike craigslist, the buyer and sellers are somewhat verified and I've never been concerned about meeting people. Typically I will meet them in front of the coffee shop near my house. Both parties remain anonymous to one another and conduct communication ...