Slateman

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  1. Slateman

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    This is so weird. I can't remember the last time I was looking forward to a Wizards game more than a Nationals game . . .
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    They made the paloffs?
  3. You mean that after they passed a law saying that everyone had to have health insurance and now the percentage of uninsured is at an all time low? Medical bills are expensive because they can be. It won't change unless you go to single payer. Which I would never trust the US government to run efficiently.
  4. This is a very broad assumption. Who was it that wasn't in the plan before but are now? There were far fewer healthy people who enrolled in the exchanges than people with previous conditions. The idea that somehow insurance went down because more people enrolled is naive at best, and illogical at worst. Do you not think there was a reason these people were not on an insurance plan before? It was not "overturned." The courts simply ruled that restrictions had to be based on equitable concerns and reasonableness and, sometimes, certain "inalienable rights." Of which, BC is definitely not one of them. This is why companies are free to fire employees for talking to the media, bringing a gun to work, as well as subjecting their vehicles and personal items to searches on their property. A private hospital should be able to do whatever the heck they want. Should they choose to not admit people of a certain race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc, they should simply lose government subsidies.
  5. So let me get this straight: Previously, you had to pay for this preventive care. Now, you've "changed" plans, and this doesn't cost anything. Yet they didn't drop anything else. So who is it you think payed for it? It was all the people who are also in your same company (and it's subsidiaries) whose premiums increased, as well as all the tax payers who payed for the subsidies to the company.
  6. Any organization/company that is religiously affiliated should be protected. I don't consider the Hobby Lobby any less of a church than LDS, Catholic Church, or Liberty University. And yes, if you sign a contract saying you waive your rights, then you have abandoned them within the confines of your employment. So if you sign a contract that requires you to only have sexual relations within a marriage, or you sign a contract saying that you will not use any form of birth control, you signed of your own free will. You have chosen to give up those rights.
  7. What? Of course religious employers have the right to impose their religion on employees. Do you know how many churches won't employ you unless you're a member of that church? The person looking for employment waives their freedom when they sign the contract for employment. You're welcome. So glad that the rest of us could pick up the cost for that.
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    All Good Things "Star Trek"

    Honestly, DS9 is the only thing I'd want to see. But not anything happy the last two years. Make it angry and dark. Make the Federation compromise it's values. Make it more like the Siege at AR-558 and less about Worf's wedding to the gut worm lady or Jake.
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    All Good Things "Star Trek"

    I just think between DS9's last couple of seasons and BSG, we've already been down that whole dark war. Granted, DS9 begged off, but it was covered. If you're going to do another Star Trek, it has to be like the original. Exploration, finding peace, and using SciFi to show current events and issues.
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    All Good Things "Star Trek"

    I feel like that was already done with BSG though.
  11. Keep thinking that They do with Medicaid. You're supposed to have a job your whole life and pay taxes.
  12. They do. They just have to cook it for themselves.
  13. Short term, perhaps. But then the employees who are worth anything would go to that company's competitor who does over private insurance. I'm asking because my company does offer private insurance, but I'm wondering if it would simply be cheaper to get an ACA plan. I don't have kids and won't for another year and my wife and are are pretty healthy. The only reason I get insurance is because I know that if I don't, I'll have some sort of accident that requires the hospital. Why? Because Murphy and I are old friends and he likes to screw me every now and again.
  14. Does a company only have to offer insurance to avoid the 2k penalty or does the employee have to use it?
  15. So, in reality, there's no reason for anyone who has private health insurance to switch, unless they're cheap ****s. What are "exchanges?"
  16. Maybe someone can help me, but what are the limitations to plans under the ACA? Like with normal insurance, some doctors won't take it, or to see a specialist you have to be referred by your primary care physician. Does ACA have anything like this?
  17. Slateman

    The Beer Thread

    Generally I'm not a Sam Adams fan, but I do like their Oktoberfest
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    Random Thought Thread

    He hasn't. Though he did say that they were looking to hire an office person/staff, but they haven't gotten an office yet so IDK Eh, let my wife take that one, if it becomes available.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Welp, its a landscape company and he owns a landscape company. I said go ahead and put my name in. Its an office job. If it were for like pushing a mower, I'd go to him first. But since he hasn't built an office yet, I don't see a reason to not at least put my name in for it.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Its not an offer. They're just putting my name in with other candidates
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    Random Thought Thread

    So, kind of in a bind. Temp Agency called and said they want to put me in for an office position with a landscaping company. Said company competes with my Brother in Law's position. I actually like my brother and sister in law. MiL? Can't stand, but the siblings, I can dig. Plus, he's got cute kids and I like being an uncle. So I call him and I ask him if he'd be all right with that. He said yes, but I got the feeling that he really wouldn't be cool with it. There would be ... tension. Thoughts? On the one hand, I need some work. But on the other, I don't want to cause any divide among the family. And, if I had to, i could push a mower for him for like 18+ an hour
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    Random Thought Thread

    His lawyer could be family or a friend?