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Old 06-01-2007, 07:41 AM   #181
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Clearly stupid pictures of your dog with food are her head don't belong in this forum or any other in my opinion, since you are a moderator I can't filter out your posts, how about acting like a moderator?
There's nothing wrong in my opinion with lightening up a thread with an amusing digression, and it happens all the time here. Why, here's a non-sequitur by one Teejayevans in the Universal Health Care thread:
Speaking of tort reform being needed: Washington DC JUDGE is suing a dry cleaners for losing his pants, for ....drum roll please...
$65,000,000
Ignore the posts if you wish. Personally, I'd love to see the little critter wearing Cheetos.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:44 AM   #183
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Cheeto earrings!!
A bagel over his tail? The possibilities are endless
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:30 AM   #184
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Clearly stupid pictures of your dog with food are her head don't belong
in this forum or any other in my opinion, since you are a moderator I
can't filter out your posts, how about acting like a moderator?
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I believe she was doing an incredibly excellent job as a moderator.

Providing a distracting, entertaining piece of subject matter in a thread that features posters with vested interests who continue to spin opinions and snippets of facts into some allegedly whole cloth and the end result is that
the thread keeps chasing its own tail certainly adds far more than locking it.

Nice Berries Martha...I just woke up so I need a little time to fabricate an appropriate response.

At this point it might be a fairly mundane result. A piece of the cedar planked salmon I grilled last night on ted's head. Unfortunately that will have to be a fast snapshot and my lunch will be a sacrificial...uh...lamb?
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Sooo - second cup of coffee wise I can clearly see the relavance of a dog with food on his head to a politician solving a major problem.

I caught a news snippet that Mitt may take some credit for the MA health experiment - it being good politics and all. The razzberry for me((he's an evil one of 'them' , me being a DEM and all).

So - is a non emotional dynamic simulation model possible? An actual red bead experiment type neutral study?

Nah - now about those lobsters!!!

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There's nothing wrong in my opinion with lightening up a thread with an amusing digression, and it happens all the time here. Why, here's a non-sequitur by one Teejayevans in the Universal Health Care thread:
Speaking of tort reform being needed: Washington DC JUDGE is suing a dry cleaners for losing his pants, for ....drum roll please...
$65,000,000
Ignore the posts if you wish. Personally, I'd love to see the little critter wearing Cheetos.
A. Pictures suck up bandwidth for those on dial-up
B. She is a moderator, or suppose to be...
C. Forcing your dog into stupid poses is animal cruelty, I think the dog
should sue!
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Teejay, as I am a moderator I can make a suggestion: Go to UserCP, then to Edit Options, then to Thread Display Options, and turn off images. Also available for those of you on dialup.

Me, I'm thinking about pulling out my kayak, sitting Judy on top, and putting an entire salad on her head. She will do anything for a piece of cheese.
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Crap! - my dogs have agents - and I can't afford their price.

Pssst - long ago and far away I once had webtv/slow dialup - brings back memories.
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tjevns - don't you get it - the dog is a metaphor - duh!

fruit= answer to healthcare

us= dogs

very relevant!
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This is the most popular thread I've ever started! 10 pages already. I never want it to end!
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I don't want to appear to be in support of a moderator . . . but . . .

I view one of the posters involved in this thread as an internet troll. Trolls are very difficult to discourage. They take up everyone's time. They mislead many posters who are not savvy about a particular subject. They hurt the board. You can't have a meainingful discussion with a troll because they don't stick to a point, don't keep to the facts, and will argue in circles endlessly. They misinterpret other poster's arguments and beat their dead horse mercilessly.

I'm generally against censorship on the boards, so how do posters gain control from a troll? . . . One answer is to show how ridiculous they feel the thread has become using kayaks and animals with food on their heads. I think this is an excellent use of bandwidth.

Good work, Martha.
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Thank God(tm) for broadband...

As someone whose primary function on this board is to make wiseassed remarkscracks, I wholly approve of any comedic relief that provides a pleasant diversion from the endless diatribes pissing contests rants serious dialog...

Farthermore, Martha was posting a herself, not as a moderator...
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This is how you get rid of trolls:

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...=ignore&u=6882

It was the very first thing I did with the new forum software...
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Thank God(tm) for broadband...
Farthermore, Martha was posting a herself, not as a moderator...
But I can't put her on my ignore list, so it doesn't matter how she posted.
Nevermind, I'll solve the problem another way....
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But I can't put her on my ignore list, so it doesn't matter how she posted.
Nevermind, I'll solve the problem another way....
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"Under Obama's proposal, everyone would be able to obtain health insurance, and the Illinois senator would create a National Health Insurance Exchange to monitor insurance companies in offering the coverage. In essence, Obama's plan retains the private insurance system but injects additional money into the system to pay for the expanded coverage. Those who can't afford coverage would get a subsidy on a sliding scale depending on their income, and virtually all businesses would have to share in the cost of coverage for their workers. The plan that would be offered would be similar to the one covering members of Congress.

His package would prohibit insurance companies from refusing coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

"My plan begins by covering every American. If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is that the amount of money you will spend on premiums will be less," Obama said. "If you are one of 45 million Americans who don't have health insurance, you will after this plan becomes law."

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Insurance companies are just an unnecessary middleman. Get rid of the middleman, they don't have them in Canada and per capita cost of healthcare is lower.
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In the 20 pages of this thread there has been very little discussion of what Obama's plan entails. From what I understand, his plan would not require people to have health insurance. If that is the case, it is problematic. People may not choose to buy insurance until they have a health problem and under his plan they cannot be turned down. The ultimate adverse selection problem.
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In the 20 pages of this thread there has been very little discussion of what Obama's plan entails. From what I understand, his plan would not require people to have health insurance. If that is the case, it is problematic. People may not choose to buy insurance until they have a health problem and under his plan they cannot be turned down. The ultimate adverse selection problem.
I have to tell ya, I don't like government programs much, but if the health care industry doesn't figure out how to reduce costs so everyone can afford health care, I am going to vote someone in that can get it done. I would be willing to pay higher taxes for it, yes.

Health care technology keeps advancing, which should normally reduce costs in any other industry, but it doesn't seem to apply here - why?
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