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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27615 on: February 14, 2020, 03:06:50 PM »

You immediately assume the woman was being soaked for the 120k?

Hospitalization costs

Those were covered by his Medicare and supplemental insurance, and OoP charges, like some chemo drugs,  they had handled by taking out a second mortgage.  Hence the term "surprise. "  Given that you had none of the details about this,  and still have very few,  it was you who were making assumptions.  And,  as you were whizzing around on your rocket,  there was a larger point that you missed.   She is an artist,  of extremely modest means,  had played fair and helped with all of his payments, and is now broke and still with the second mortgage,  etc.   People are being ruined because the whole hospital system,  doctor groups,  and insurers are all profit-centered now,  and driven by people who want to be in the one percent.   Remember when BC/BS was all nonprofit?   
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27616 on: February 14, 2020, 04:49:45 PM »

I know plenty about med and hospital bills.  Does take a chunk of your rainy day fund and other savings.  I would recommend to your friend the very popular GO FUND ME avenue.  No shame in this.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27617 on: February 14, 2020, 04:52:37 PM »

http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/hard-to-fathom-child-marriages-are-on-the-rise-in-australia/ar-BBZZ5Lj?li=AAgfYrC&OCID=AVRES000

'Hard to fathom' child marriages are on the rise in Australia

Sky News host Rita Panahi says “it’s hard to fathom” that while Australian women “enjoy unprecedented prosperity, opportunity and equality, there exists a subjugated subclass who are forced into taking part in devastating cultural practices”.

Data released in the past week revealed a sharp increase in the number of forced and child marriages in Australia.
Ms Panahi said terms like forced and child marriage did not reveal “the full horror inflicted on victims who are often subjected to terrible abuse”.

“We cannot allow concerns about political correctness or cultural sensitivities to cloud our judgment.

“Forced marriages are the start of long-term abuse, with girls and women forced into a life of submission and humiliation.”


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Exactly why Trump was elected President in America...to rid the nation of political correctness, cultural sensitivities, and BS.
The wall is part of his plan to take back the borders, and give them integrity again!
Hail to the Chief!   play that music.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27618 on: February 14, 2020, 04:56:37 PM »

I know plenty about med and hospital bills.  Does take a chunk of your rainy day fund and other savings.  I would recommend to your friend the very popular GO FUND ME avenue.  No shame in this.

It’s how Kid keeps paying for his series of lobotomies. 
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“He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.”

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« Reply #27619 on: February 14, 2020, 05:12:46 PM »

I know plenty about med and hospital bills.  Does take a chunk of your rainy day fund and other savings.  I would recommend to your friend the very popular GO FUND ME avenue.  No shame in this.
The shame is ours.
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Re: Trump Administration
« Reply #27620 on: February 14, 2020, 05:59:06 PM »

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Trump: If Romney Was Truly Religious, He’d Have Supported Both Impeachment Articles, Not Just One
If that so-called religion of his were any good he would have called down a Devine intervention—a bolt of lightning, for example…..
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« Reply #27621 on: February 14, 2020, 06:01:10 PM »

I know plenty about med and hospital bills.  Does take a chunk of your rainy day fund and other savings.  I would recommend to your friend the very popular GO FUND ME avenue.  No shame in this.

You’d be surprised how many folks don’t have rainy day funds... no, you wouldn’t give a shit.
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« Reply #27622 on: February 14, 2020, 06:07:42 PM »

US reaches TRUCE deal with Taliban

Still just first stage but could lead to US troops leaving Afghanistan


Yeah, sure.

Unlike the administrations of Obama and George W. Bush before him, Trump has shifted attention away from issues of governance in Afghanistan toward emphasizing the importance of Afghans shouldering the cost of modernizing their security forces.

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/trump-reversed-obama-s-troop-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/

Trump cuts a deal and the Taliban says, “Thanks! See ya!”

https://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nbcnews-com/flashback-the-destruction-of-the-buddhas-of-bamiyan-409457219869

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« Reply #27623 on: February 14, 2020, 09:01:08 PM »

Trump has had Barr create a special Adderall division at the DOJ to manufacture evidence to support his paranoid delusions and to attempt to confuse the trail of his criminal rampage.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/michael-flynn-prosecutors-barr.html
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« Reply #27624 on: February 14, 2020, 11:06:54 PM »

I know plenty about med and hospital bills.  Does take a chunk of your rainy day fund and other savings.  I would recommend to your friend the very popular GO FUND ME avenue.  No shame in this.

Lots of shame in this - not theirs, but society's shame.
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« Reply #27625 on: February 14, 2020, 11:10:04 PM »

Trump has had Barr create a special Adderall division at the DOJ to manufacture evidence to support his paranoid delusions and to attempt to confuse the trail of his criminal rampage.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/michael-flynn-prosecutors-barr.html

The lights are on and the roaches are scattering.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/justice-department-drops-leak-case-against-former-fbi-acting-head-n1137066
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« Reply #27626 on: February 15, 2020, 12:24:27 AM »

Trump has had Barr create a special Adderall division at the DOJ to manufacture evidence to support his paranoid delusions and to attempt to confuse the trail of his criminal rampage.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/michael-flynn-prosecutors-barr.html

The lights are on and the roaches are scattering.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/justice-department-drops-leak-case-against-former-fbi-acting-head-n1137066

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President Donald Trump is deeply invested in the idea that there is a "Deep State" embedded within the government bureaucracy -- and centered in the Department of Justice -- which actively worked to defeat him in 2016 and then sought to undermine him once he won the presidency.

That conspiracy theory, which has never had much merit, suffered a near-fatal blow Friday afternoon when the Department of Justice declined to pursue criminal charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
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« Reply #27627 on: February 15, 2020, 12:27:33 AM »

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/404844-gop-senator-responds-to-trumps-latest-attack-on-sessions-the-united-states-is

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Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) rebuked President Trump's latest attack against the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday, warning Trump that the United States "is not some banana republic."

Sasse condemned Trump's tweets Monday afternoon in which the president criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for pursuing criminal charges against two GOP congressmen.

Trump argued that Sessions should have taken into account the political ramifications of pursuing the cases against GOP Reps. Chris Collins (N.Y.) and Duncan Hunter (Calif.), who were both early backers of Trump.

“The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice – one for the majority party and one for the minority party," Sasse responded in a statement.
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« Reply #27628 on: February 15, 2020, 12:30:15 AM »

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/banana-republic-judge-slammed-doj-for-stringing-along-mccabe-investigation-to-help-trump-politically/

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According to revelations from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Justice Department attorneys were met with “mounting frustration and skepticism” from a federal judge regarding documents related to the investigation of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, The Daily Beast reports.

According to federal judge Reggie Barnett Walton, President Trump’s involvement in the McCabe investigation was “disturbing,” a “mess,” and reflected a “banana republic.”

“I think it’s very unfortunate,” Judge Walton told prosecutors as the case stalled in late September. “And I think as a government and as a society we’re going to pay a price at some point for this.”
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« Reply #27629 on: February 15, 2020, 09:59:50 AM »

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/14/bill-barr-learns-that-trump-is-crafty-badger/


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Bill Barr learns that Trump is a crafty badger
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In the early days of the Trump administration, a time when weighty decisions had to be made about war and peace, the president maintained a singular focus — on badgers.

A new book by Daily Beast journalists Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng reportedly describes President Trump’s obsession with the beloved mascot of Reince Priebus’s home state of Wisconsin.

“Are they mean to people?” he would ask Priebus, then his chief of staff. “Or are they friendly creatures?” Trump asked Priebus for photos of badgers and to explain how badgers “work.” Does it have a “personality,” or is it boring? How aggressive is it when threatened?

Markay and Suebsaeng write: "An obviously enthralled president would stare at Priebus as the aide struggled for sufficiently placating answers, all the while trying to gently veer the conversation back to whether we were going to do a troop surge.”


Priebus should not have been so dismissive of this line of questioning. Trump might have been offering clues into his way of thinking. Consider some of the traits the 45th president has in common with the wily mammal:

Badgers are “gruff and grumpy,” “burly” and “slow and awkward.”

The badger is a “voracious eater” and has a distinctive fur pattern on its head.

The badger is “solitary,” but the male “may mate with more than one female.”

The badger “has lots of different dens and burrows.”

Under attack, the badger “hisses, growls, squeals and snarls.”

Its ferocious cousin, the honey badger, is an Internet celebrity for having “no regard for any other animal … It just takes what it wants.”   
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