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1 Last?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2013 09:09 AM (GsoHv)

2 Foist!

Posted by: Bigby's Big Finger at January 22, 2013 09:09 AM (3ZtZW)

3 Yo.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:10 AM (5H6zj)

4 Dammit

Posted by: Bigby's Hitching Thumb at January 22, 2013 09:10 AM (3ZtZW)

5 Meant to say that I have been enjoying your food posts, CBD.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:12 AM (5H6zj)

6 Two Strippers fighting over a dollar used to be Russia and Ukraine.....

now it is us.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:12 AM (LRFds)

7 Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:12 AM (5H6zj)

My pleasure. Any requests?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2013 09:13 AM (GsoHv)

8 The EU, doing today what the US left did in 1993.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:13 AM (LRFds)

9 Maybe it's just me, but I didn't find any of the eleven pictures funny.

Disgusting, yes.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 22, 2013 09:15 AM (O7Q1u)

10 Actually, I think zombies run my local Ace Hardware. That's why I never go there anymore.

Posted by: sinalco at January 22, 2013 09:15 AM (zDJDu)

11 Oh Alaska is the "real story?"

Alaska strippers are cutthroat and ruthless.

Always have been but still coming soon to Joisey I'd wager....

Mike Bloomy managed to double NYC's debt...helluva job being focused on shit that matters Bloomy

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:15 AM (LRFds)

12 I would enjoy a thread on food trends in various parts of the country and/or a travelers guide to restaurants in our home towns.

A post about food/wine events or festivals could be fun too.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:16 AM (5H6zj)

13 Two strippers fighting over a dollar, and one of them is pregnant!


You've got to be in seriously dire straits to be pregnant and stripping.

Posted by: EC at January 22, 2013 09:16 AM (GQ8sn)

14 I feel so sorry for Michelle Dorn-Obama she has such a hard life...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:16 AM (LRFds)

15 /points and laughs

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Meadow Party 2016 at January 22, 2013 09:17 AM (GBXon)

16 13 EC,

or catering to a niche market....

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:17 AM (LRFds)

17 Reading that Scarborough piece, I honestly can't decide who is more stupid: Mika or Joe. It's a big job to try and out-dumb Mika, but he's definitely putting in the effort.

Fucking asshole. I'd like to butt-stroke him in the jaw with an AR-15, since he's so outraged that we have the right to possess them.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:17 AM (mOyDx)

18 Like the pictures of Bill Clinton being the hound dog he is. And Chucky the glasses down the bridge of the nose only works well for the naughty librarian, not for you.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 09:17 AM (PuTIo)

19 Our lical Ace is very helpful. I had ours offer to (and actually do it) rebuild a lock for me. All I bought was a new key.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:17 AM (5H6zj)

20 I hear some guys are into pregnant strippers.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 09:18 AM (41VCE)

21 Cantor's expression was priceless, but yeah not much humor in yesterday.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:19 AM (5H6zj)

22 20 Gigg,

well at least one person has been....


*snare drum*

thanks I'll be here all night try the steak

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:19 AM (LRFds)

23 I hear some guys are into pregnant strippers.

That's how they got pregnant in the first place.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (O7Q1u)

24 Baazing!

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (41VCE)

25 I would enjoy a thread on food trends in various parts of the country

If you can't get tree bark, what kind of prairie grasses make good soup?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs intravenous tequila at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (ZKzrr)

26 Another post might be on indispensable kitchen tools.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (5H6zj)

27 Heh. The stripper story reminds me - I need to post the story of the time I saw two Korean whores brawling in a nightclub in Tokori.

Furniture was wielded.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (mOyDx)

28 sven,

I've never understood the "preggo" fetish. Seeing a naked, pregnant woman isn't a turn on. I think you've got to be semi-fucked up to get aroused by that.

Posted by: EC at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (GQ8sn)

29 Not totally OT since it is news:
This won't end well.

Printing free money. It's not just for the US anymore!

Japan adopted an "official" 2% inflation target.  At the same time the so-called "independent" BOJ said it will begin open-ended money-printing starting in January of next year, when it will begin buying a total of 12 trillion Yen of government bonds monthly.
http://tinyurl.com/bdkgho6

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (80/E+)

30 Yes Heather. That's it!

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (5H6zj)

31 Two strippers fighting over a dollar, and one of them is pregnant!


I wasn't notified...

Posted by: Thunder Dome at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (UZQM8)

32 Who separates two strippers fighting on stage?


Dude got a catfight for a dollar. Now THAT'S value.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (4c71i)

33 The "GayGuy" license plate is just a 'rear-ended' joke waiting to get written.

Posted by: 3MTA3 at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (JNqnB)

34 In Houston, 93 year old vets home looted and destroyed, every interior surface spray painted:

A 13- and 16-year-old were arrested after they ransacked the northwest Houston home of a 93-year-old World War II veteran, authorities say in reports.

Elbert Wood, who was awarded a Purple Heart, returned home from a doctor's appointment on Monday and found his home vandalized, with graffiti spray-painted inside, KHOU-Channel 11 says. Jewelry, cell phones, bullets and old coins were also stolen, according to the report.

"I was just amazed that somebody would do this," Wood, who lives in the 5000 block of Viking near Bolivia, tells KPRC-Channel 2. "I wondered who I'd made enemies of that would do something like this."

But he didn't have to wait long for an arrest.

Police tell KHOU that they saw two boys walking down Antoine with Wood's belongings. Red paint, possibly used for the graffiti, was on the hands of one of them, KHOU says. They reportedly confessed.

Wood, a widower who lives alone, says he would have "punched them himself if he had caught them in the act"

What is NOT reported is that the youths tried to break into a second home and do the same, and were greeted by a shotgun, at which point they turned and ran. Shotgun toting neighbor called the police

Posted by: Thunderb at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (Dnbau)

35 Let me add that I meant seeing a "naked, pregnant stripper" isn't a turn on.

Posted by: EC at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (GQ8sn)

36 The suit contends that the state violated the constitutional rights of James Cyrus Gilbert when it rejected his application for the tags 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR and GAYGUY.

I really want to vomit when I read shit like this. Why doesn't he just pin a fucking triangle on his arm

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (41VCE)

37 Off to tend to the pets. Later gators.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (5H6zj)

38 I feel so sorry for Michelle Dorn-Obama she has such a hard life...


Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:16 AM (LRFds)




Poor thing, she had to find an old Beatles wig to wear to the coronation

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 09:22 AM (1Jaio)

39 Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:16 AM (5H6zj)

That's a tall order!

Restaurant guides are tough because the local reviewers can be awful (mine, for example), and the on-line forums are often inundated with shills.

A roundup of food festivals would be fun though.

Any interest in recipes?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2013 09:22 AM (GsoHv)

40 Oh, uh, Geeksquad sux ass. Had my speakers replaced by them and the guy lost the clip to my window's crank handle - little omega-shaped piece of metal, right? Then he has the gall to smile and say they don't sell parts and shuts the door in my face. Manager was no help either.

Posted by: Bigby's Hitching Thumb at January 22, 2013 09:23 AM (3ZtZW)

41 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 22, 2013 09:23 AM (/eBe8)

42 :::32 Who separates two strippers fighting on stage?


Dude got a catfight for a dollar. Now THAT'S value.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:21 AM (4c71i)::

In these turbulent economic times, it only makes sense to stretch your entertainment dollar.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:23 AM (mOyDx)

43 If you can't get tree bark, what kind of prairie grasses make good soup?

Young dandelion leaves make a passable salad. Along with wild onion. Stay away from St. Augustine. No bueno.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2013 09:23 AM (80/E+)

44 Gum chewer in chief.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 22, 2013 09:23 AM (wbmaj)

45
17 Reading that Scarborough piece, I honestly can't decide who is more stupid: Mika or Joe. It's a big job to try and out-dumb Mika, but he's definitely putting in the effort.







At least Mika has the excuse that she's rather fuckable. Joe Scar doesn't exactly strike me as the type to inspire 50 shades of journalistic fantasies in women.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 22, 2013 09:23 AM (MBqvE)

46 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (mOyDx)

Fighting over you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2013 09:24 AM (GsoHv)

47 28 EC,

I dunno I still found Goof attractive when she was carrying boy. At some point for me though pregnancy became terrifying, I guess because we lost too many. It is simply part of the female form.

I don't find it "whoa she's loaded HAWT!"

Maybe a pride of "ownership" thing.

I try to keep from analyzing it too hard.

Lots of ways people trip their trigger mystify me, I cannot for the life of me reconcile looking at another male's posterior and thinking "love."

My sister cannot imagine looking at another woman's nether area and seeing the same.

I do know I think barry looks at my wallet and gets a hard on.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:24 AM (LRFds)

48 I do know I think barry looks at my wallet and gets a hard on.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:24 AM (LRFds)

Wonder what happens when he looks at his dog.

Posted by: cajun carrot at January 22, 2013 09:25 AM (UZQM8)

49 Somebody could momentarily stump me if it came down to which of the useless shitstains, Piers Morgan or Scarblowhard, I'd rather throw face first into the wood chipper.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2013 09:26 AM (cTbYx)

50 Recipes are always good. Maybe diet ones.

By food trends I mean things like right now tapas is big in Our area. Wheres the best place? Or pork bellies. Can you buy it and cook it yourself? That kind of thing.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at January 22, 2013 09:26 AM (5H6zj)

51 from the PO story: "as well as onerous retiree payments to the government."

what in god's name are they talking about

Posted by: Jeanne of the North at January 22, 2013 09:26 AM (BsHP5)

52 48 Cajun Carrot,

his mouth waters...

Mich...nah never mind I'm gonna stop there...no need to rattle Ewok's cage

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:26 AM (LRFds)

53 What is NOT reported is that the youths tried to break into a second home and do the same, and were greeted by a shotgun, at which point they turned and ran.

In Texas? Heh. "Dog bites man" stories rarely get reported.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2013 09:27 AM (80/E+)

54 :::46 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (mOyDx)

Fighting over you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2013 09:24 AM (GsoHv):::

No, they were fighting over our Training Room NCO, who was kind of the "mayor" of Tokori. He kept extending his tour and had been in country over two years and was the only one of us the locals accepted.

I can't do it the proper justice here, so I'll put it up later.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:28 AM (mOyDx)

55 sven,

I was proud of the fact that my wife grew about 10 sizes when she was pregnant with our son, but I don't want to go to a nightclub and pay to see women with a bun in the oven.

Posted by: EC at January 22, 2013 09:28 AM (GQ8sn)

56 Any interest in recipes?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2013 09:22 AM (GsoHv)



Yes please.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at January 22, 2013 09:28 AM (6BgmB)

57 Okay, Bobcat Goldthawit offers up Frank. A guy sick with the dumbing of America so goes on a killing spree.

http://www.magnetreleasing.com/godblessamerica/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (PuTIo)

58 It was cold as a witches tit this AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (9Bj8R)

59 26
Another post might be on indispensable kitchen tools.


I second that suggestion

Posted by: chemjeff at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (m/eXi)

60 Heh. The stripper story reminds me - I need to post the story of the time I saw two Korean whores brawling in a nightclub in Tokori.

Furniture was wielded. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (mOyDx)
Ah, another alumnus of the 2nd Infantry. Casey or Hovey?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my Hate cannot be found) at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (8cJXl)

61 If Obama blew a huge pink bubble during his state of the union, would that be in poor taste? Would criticizing such an act be deemed racist?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (wbmaj)

62 I do know I think barry looks at my wallet and gets a hard on.

If it's in your back pocket, that's not your wallet he's looking at.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (80/E+)

63 55 EC,

agreed was my point as well....but there must be money in it for their to be pics of it and film made....

*shudder*

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:30 AM (LRFds)

64 "I do know I think barry looks at my wallet and gets a hard on.



Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:24 AM (LRFds) "




Then it's good to know that the only redeeming thing about my wallet these days is that it can't provide Barky the erectile satisfaction he so craves.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:30 AM (4c71i)

65 If it's in your back pocket, that's not your wallet he's looking at.

Nor if it's in your front pocket.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 22, 2013 09:31 AM (/eBe8)

66 62 Rickb223,

I've taken to trying to hide from my wallet....

it's very hungry the last 6 years.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:31 AM (LRFds)

67 48 I do know I think barry looks at my wallet and gets a hard on.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:24 AM (LRFds)

Wonder what happens when he looks at his dog.
Posted by: cajun carrot at January 22, 2013 09:25 AM (UZQM






Fucker's got Babette's Feast playing 24/7 on the TV where I sleep.

Posted by: Bo, First Dog at January 22, 2013 09:31 AM (MBqvE)

68 If Obama blew a huge pink bubble during his state of
the union, would that be in poor taste? Would criticizing such an act
be deemed racist?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (wbmaj)




Is huge pink bubble a euphemism for some dude?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 09:31 AM (1Jaio)

69 64 burn the math witch,

well the US voter has him so happy we could use him to drill to china....

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:31 AM (LRFds)

70 Other than Cantor's picture, I find nothing funny about the funny pictures.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 22, 2013 09:32 AM (7ObY1)

71 Can anyone here imagine Laura Bush rollin her eyes and ignoring the Majority Leader while she shoveled food down her gullet?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:32 AM (9Bj8R)

72 58
It was cold as a witches tit this AM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (9Bj8R)

Naww, not quite that cold.

Posted by: Moochelle at January 22, 2013 09:33 AM (m/eXi)

73 - "Five Shot In Drive-by On MLK Blvd Yesterday"

The irony would be lost on liberals.

- "Likud Worried About Losing Votes To Further Right Parties"

Definitely. All politics operates in the middle of the political Bell Curve, not at the tail end fringes.

- "Big Pharma And John Kerry Raid Medicare"

By design. The Dems want to destroy Medicare. They want the visual of seniors struggling to make ends meet and going without medical care. That's the sort of "heartstring crisis" from which they could make their final push for single payer. Big Pharma, for its part, realizes the Dems are now in all but complete control. They're greasing the skids. By working with the Dems the likes of Pfizer, Lilly, GSK, etc., believe they can negotiate away price controls.

- "Reagan's 1981 Inaugural Address"

A moment in time. Sadly never to be repeated.

Back then we still had a hard-working populace that cared about things other than themselves. Politics by pure racial identity had not completely taken root. There were fringe elements on the right, granted, but they mostly were silent. People voted. They didn't stay home and not vote to send messages or to prove points. At least not nearly to the same extent. GOP primaries were not insane clown circuses. The primary selectorate realized the general election is what really mattered. A guy like Reagan -- older than ideal, divorced, formerly a Democrat, formerly a labor union leader, not opposed to immigration from Mexico -- easily could be named the GOP nominee, without even too many questions being asked.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at January 22, 2013 09:33 AM (r2PLg)

74 Wallets? Hell naw.

I am checkin out yo fine ass 401k.

Posted by: Emperor Dogeater at January 22, 2013 09:34 AM (EZl54)

75 Poor thing, she had to find an old Beatles wig to wear to the coronation


Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 09:22 AM (1Jaio)


Somebody told me they were "fake bangs" to which I replied that I think that describes their honeymoon.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2013 09:34 AM (cTbYx)

76 If Obama blew a huge pink bubble Reggie Love during his state of the union, would that be in poor taste? Would criticizing such an act be deemed racist?

Fairer question.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2013 09:34 AM (80/E+)

77 At least Mika has the excuse that she's rather
fuckable.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 22, 2013 09:23 AM (MBqvE)

A ball gag is mandatory.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2013 09:35 AM (GsoHv)

78 :::another alumnus of the 2nd Infantry. Casey or Hovey?:::

Hovey. C 1/9 IN(M).

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:36 AM (mOyDx)

79 Sarkozy's plans 'to dodge new 75% French tax rate by moving to London with wife Carla and setting up £1bn private equity fund'


Funny. Me thinkith this socialist gov in France will be short lived. But the funny thing, now because of obama isolationism foreign policy, france is not the leader of the free world.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:37 AM (9Bj8R)

80 Re: USPS and source of black jobs.


I did not realize that the USPS was a job pool for blacks. When did this happen?

Posted by: EC at January 22, 2013 09:37 AM (GQ8sn)

81 73 Tsar Nicholas II,

so the secret to stopping borderline commies form destroying our nation on purpose is to become de facto hard socialists ourselves...

The new RiNO game is trying to say that Reagan was a RiNO....

after lamenting that they ever let us hold sway even for two cycles they now seriously are arguing that Reagan was a moderating impulse?

Okay so Mitt Romney was too radical we really do have to run Joisey Buddah or is it Mike Bloomberg who is the answer now, what the fuck do people not understand about Barack Obama would be painted as a fucking radical right winger the minute he ran against a democrat these days?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:37 AM (LRFds)

82 I mean france is NOW the leader of the free world

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:37 AM (9Bj8R)

83 80 EC,

the 80s

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:37 AM (LRFds)

84
Former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb is
moving to New York and may appear in an upcoming season of Dancing With
The Stars, it emerged today.
What
should have been a mere 15 minutes of fame after ESPN commentator Brent
Musburger momentarily fell in love with her as she watched her
quarterback boyfriend play in the BSC Championships, has now turned into
what could well be a promising career for the 23-year-old.

The
beautiful swimsuit model was overheard telling fans at a trendy New
York eatery that she was planning to move to the Big Apple full time so
she could pursue her modelling career.







The best thing to happen to this girl's career was Brent Musburger talking about her. She ought to thank him. And he ought to tell the phony outrage crowd and ESPN to shove it up their asses

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 09:37 AM (1Jaio)

85 If Obama blew a huge pink bubble Reggie Love during his state of the union, would that be in poor taste? Would criticizing such an act be deemed racist?



Fairer question.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2013 09:34 AM (80/E+)


Or fairyier question

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 09:39 AM (1Jaio)

86
Just in case I'm not around when someone comments on the sidebar story about electronic medical recordkeeping...

Don't let this turn into a Red/Blue thing where dems are for it and republicans are against digital records. If you read the complaints, it's all about poor software and procedures, not the goal of having medical records available electronically.

Just because the pathetic slug that was just inaugurated is for this, doesn't mean we should be against it.

Posted by: jwest at January 22, 2013 09:39 AM (ZDsRL)

87 74 emperor dogeater,

you misspelled "natural resources, 401ks, savings accounts, property deeds, mineral rights..."

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:39 AM (LRFds)

88 re prairie grass-type recipes--if you get young pokeweed leaf (before it starts to flower AT ALL) can be cooked like spinach. That's a pretty ubiquitous weed that will only continue to flourish as things get worse and worse. The roots of Queen Anne's lace have a nice carrot flavor to them, too.

Posted by: barbarausa at January 22, 2013 09:39 AM (WWeoI)

89 #80 What can Brown do for you?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 22, 2013 09:39 AM (wbmaj)

90 And, HEY! You locusts!

David Attenborough says humans are a plague on Earth.

http://bit.ly/10NotMj

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 22, 2013 09:40 AM (piMMO)

91 86 Jwest,

That's right...

we should make total and quick access to every aspect of our lives available at the touch of one button.

Won't be useful for checkpoints or fishing expeditions at all.

We call it "privacy" ask Joe the Plumber how safe records are.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:40 AM (LRFds)

92 I was at Hovey as well. A/102 MI. I was there from 89-91.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my Hate cannot be found) at January 22, 2013 09:40 AM (8cJXl)

93 #76 Perfect. State of the union as coming out party.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 22, 2013 09:40 AM (wbmaj)

94 David Attenborough has used up his allotment of resources and then some. He needs to practice what he preaches and off himself.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 22, 2013 09:41 AM (O7Q1u)

95 Ordinary Iranians Americans deserve better than the regime and economy they currently have.

A little clean up from that Iranian story, though even their government leaders don't hate their own people the way ours do.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 22, 2013 09:41 AM (bS6uW)

96 Just because the pathetic slug that was just inaugurated is for this, doesn't mean we should be against it.

No, we should be against it because its a terrible idea.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 22, 2013 09:41 AM (/eBe8)

97 96 AllenG,

correct or be as ruthless in using it in our states as the leftoids are for their side.

End of story no more unilateral cession of rights.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:44 AM (LRFds)

98 60
Heh. The stripper story reminds me - I need to post the story of the
time I saw two Korean whores brawling in a nightclub in Tokori.

Furniture was wielded. Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:20 AM (mOyDx) Ah, another alumnus of the 2nd Infantry. Casey or Hovey?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my Hate cannot be found) at January 22, 2013 09:29 AM (8cJXl)
Crap, cant believe I read that. Saw the word Tokori and I was not 100% sure but I use to live in the apartment complex just up the hill from Tokori. Before you ask, I was a government contractor assigned to support the 2nd ID, 124th Signal to be more accurate.

Posted by: Taiwan_Joe at January 22, 2013 09:44 AM (e4Ho8)

99 Hey CBD!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 22, 2013 09:44 AM (da5Wo)

100 I have both the software and the hardware to go totally electronic and have for years but I have not done it do to the cost and the complexity and the pain in the ass factor

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:45 AM (9Bj8R)

101
"...we should make total and quick access to every aspect of our lives available at the touch of one button."

Access to that information can save your life and save hundreds of billions of dollars if it is done correctly. I worked with Jack Kemp and Phil Gramm twenty years ago on this to keep it while getting rid of HillaryCare.

We don't need to be on the wrong side of this issue.

Posted by: jwest at January 22, 2013 09:45 AM (ZDsRL)

102 Food deserts play hell with one's upbringing. For instance, when lobsters are scarce, one benefits from hoarding, gluttony, and chewing one's cud, but mostly chewing one's cud.

Posted by: Fritz at January 22, 2013 09:45 AM (/ZZCn)

103 Fuck Bobcat Goldthwait and anything he produces.



Forget the fact that he's basically a lib douchebag. Any comedian who's so fucking put out that Sam Kinison told jokes about women and gays that he's glad he's dead, not only has a defective sense of humor, but is so stone cold stupid he doesn't deserve to make a dime off his "work".

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:45 AM (4c71i)

104
84. Some say that Brent Musberger is a dirty old man; I say he's a starmaker with a thing for brunettes.
What's Jen Sterger doing now?

Posted by: Meghan's McCans at January 22, 2013 09:46 AM (tl7W6)

105 I accidentally caught a minute or two of TFG's speech, he sounded angry. I did not hear the entire speech nor do I want to.
If I were POTUS I would be happy and try to unite the country behind me on the Big Day, not piss off 50--60% of the US citizens.

The few words that I heard pissed me off more than I was to start!

















Posted by: CarolT at January 22, 2013 09:46 AM (z4WKX)

106 Another post might be on indispensable kitchen tools.

Bialetti Espresso pot. You can even take it camping.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 22, 2013 09:46 AM (evdj2)

107 David Attenborough says humans are a plague on Earth.



http://bit.ly/10NotMj



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 22, 2013 09:40 AM (piMMO)

I had noticed there were many comments on that article in agreement, Yet they were just like global warming crowd, They don't sacrifice 'themselves' for their greater good ideas.

Posted by: ette at January 22, 2013 09:46 AM (nqBYe)

108 WRT electronic medical records - the governments at all levels see it as simply too advantageous to pass up, sorry. It will get done. The best you could hope for is an opt-out clause, since opt-in will be assumed. That way when they violate your opt-out, which they will do, you might have grounds to complain somewhere and have that ignored by a faceless bureaucrat.

Posted by: Bigby's Hitching Thumb at January 22, 2013 09:47 AM (3ZtZW)

109 Reading that Scarborough piece, I honestly can't
decide who is more stupid: Mika or Joe. It's a big job to try and
out-dumb Mika, but he's definitely putting in the effort.



Fucking asshole. I'd like to butt-stroke him in the jaw with an
AR-15, since he's so outraged that we have the right to possess them.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 22, 2013 09:17 AM (mOyDx)


Meeka's as dumb as a post and deserves nothing more respectful than a Cleveland Steamer but she's never had an unexplained dead person show up in her office (unless her Jew hating father got clumsy in his Final Solution fantasies) like that piece of shit RINOburro did.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2013 09:47 AM (cTbYx)

110 101 Jwest,

I am not on the wrong side of this issue.

I trust the state like I trust the old Soviets.

*My* doctor needs my medical data and I will happily take the risk of dying a touch early to not have my personal data helpfully leaked.

I will give up what tattered remains there are of my privacy when I can look at Choom's curricula vitae or medical records.

Until then no.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:47 AM (LRFds)

111 David Attenborough says humans are a plague on Earth.



http://bit.ly/10NotMj



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 22, 2013 09:40 AM (piMMO)

In fact i wonder if they have made a list made of those that should be sacrificed for the greater good.

Posted by: ette at January 22, 2013 09:47 AM (nqBYe)

112 kid has flu. Took her to the doc yesterday. Totally digital records. Except the computer was down since the day before, and they were having to chart by hand, and then make the entries in the computer once it went back up. They had a day and a halfs worth of entries, and were eliminating patient appointments to catch up on data entry. Heh.

I think digital record are probably a good thing, but I don't assume users are so competent to use such information for other purposes

Posted by: Thunderb at January 22, 2013 09:48 AM (Dnbau)

113 108 Bigby's Hitching Thumb,

then the next time some helpful partisan political operative leaks i want it put into law they are open season to be lynched.

Then I will shut the fuck up.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:49 AM (LRFds)

114 "Access to that information can save your life and save hundreds of billions of dollars if it is done correctly."



And when do you expect the government to not only achieve an unprecedented level of competence in not only gathering information, but using it wisely?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:49 AM (4c71i)

115 I think digital record are probably a good thing, but I don't assume users are so competent to use such information for other purposes

If digital records were such a good, it wouldn't have taken the threat of slashing medicare reimbursement to get hospitals to embrace it.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 22, 2013 09:49 AM (evdj2)

116 112 thunderB,

it does not take particular competence to misuse the data flow just a willingness....

their inability to make it work now does not mean that they will not eventually make it work.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:50 AM (LRFds)

117 OBAMA: 'PEACE IN OUR TIME'

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/01/22/Obama-Peace-in-Our-Time

Can't believe it actually used that phrase?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:51 AM (9Bj8R)

118 The best thing to happen to this girl's career was
Brent Musburger talking about her. She ought to thank him. And he ought
to tell the phony outrage crowd and ESPN to shove it up their asses


Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 09:37 AM (1Jaio)


I hate Musberger with the heat of Mooch's inauguration farts but there wasn't a fucking thing wrong with what he said and that the cocksuckers at the World's Leader in Sports Entertainment Broadcasting had to apologize for him shows you why that's the fucking dump from which Bathtub Boy emerged post Moo U.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2013 09:51 AM (cTbYx)

119 Remember, he told his followers to vote for him out of "revenge". His followers are supposed to hate us.

105
I accidentally caught a minute or two of TFG's speech, he sounded angry. I did not hear the entire speech nor do I want to.

If I were POTUS I would be happy and try to unite the country behind me on the Big Day, not piss off 50--60% of the US citizens.



The few words that I heard pissed me off more than I was to start!



Posted by: CarolT at January 22, 2013 09:46 AM (z4WKX)

Posted by: Pyrocles at January 22, 2013 09:51 AM (cv5Iw)

120 114 Burn the Witch,

it also makes the assumption that Barack Obama gives three shits about saving anyone's life....


if you think Obamacare was about helping people I suggest you reanalyze your hypothesis.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:51 AM (LRFds)

121 I think digital record are probably a good thing, but I don't assume users are so competent to use such information for other purposes

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I have a lot of experience on this from the billing and purchasing side. Unless things have changed a lot (Clinical people are VERY slow to change how they do business) Your records are just in house. Your info is transmitted to your insurance provider for payment, but that info is pretty sparse. Think diagnosis and procedure. It's a lot like going to get your car serviced.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 09:51 AM (41VCE)

122 We should club Bobcat like a baby seal with moral outrage. As in "How dare you peddle such a movie after what just happened!!!!!!????"

Make the turd run.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 09:52 AM (PuTIo)

123 Man I wish there were an edit function here.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:52 AM (4c71i)

124 Bobcat made a movie? I am sure that went straight to dvd.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 09:53 AM (41VCE)

125 Crap, cant believe I read that. Saw the word Tokori and I was not 100% sure but I use to live in the apartment complex just up the hill from Tokori. Before you ask, I was a government contractor assigned to support the 2nd ID, 124th Signal to be more accurate.
Posted by: Taiwan_Joe at January 22, 2013 09:44 AM (e4Ho
I think Tokori's real name was Saesadong-3, if memery serves. I remember those apartments right outside the gate. Many a taxi ride ended there, then going turtle ditch hopping to get back the barracks. Fun times.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my Hate cannot be found) at January 22, 2013 09:54 AM (8cJXl)

126 Forget the fact that he's basically a lib douchebag.
Any comedian who's so fucking put out that Sam Kinison told jokes
about women and gays that he's glad he's dead, not only has a defective
sense of humor, but is so stone cold stupid he doesn't deserve to make a
dime off his "work".

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:45 AM (4c71i)


I always considered Bobcat a less funny version of Kinison.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2013 09:54 AM (cTbYx)

127 Correction, I mistyped on my post at 90. It wasnt the 124th on Casey, I supported then out of Hood. For the life of me right now I cant remember who the Sig Bn was at Casey.

Posted by: Taiwan_Joe at January 22, 2013 09:54 AM (e4Ho8)

128 "We should club Bobcat like a baby seal with moral outrage. As in "How dare you peddle such a movie after what just happened!!!!!!????"



Why? It's not like he has the intellectual capacity to grasp the point you're making.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 09:54 AM (4c71i)

129 I accidentally caught a minute or two of TFG's speech, he sounded angry.

That's his "spirit of unity."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs intravenous tequila at January 22, 2013 09:55 AM (ZKzrr)

130 121 Gigg,

The left are pushing to make the data portable, and when they are the single payer steward....?

Obamacare was designed to give the state judgement over your worthiness to live.

It is a gradual, sequential Chinese water trap.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:55 AM (LRFds)

131 Always ask those in love with the State as parent one simple question. So how well did Papa State do treating the Native Americans?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 09:55 AM (PuTIo)

132 >>>Unless things have changed a lot (Clinical people are VERY slow to change how they do business) Your records are just in house.

Not any longer. Some of it came about due to JEF's HIV intiatives, but much more of the changes are coming from your local Health Departments.

Posted by: Bigby's Hitching Thumb at January 22, 2013 09:56 AM (3ZtZW)

133 In fact i wonder if they have made a list made of those that should be sacrificed for the greater good.

They do. We're on it. They're not.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 22, 2013 09:56 AM (1Qpmy)

134
"I think digital record are probably a good thing, but I don't assume users are so competent to use such information for other purposes"

Having access to digital records (minus the actual patient's name) would be a quantum leap for medical research. Just being able to scan thousands of records and to manipulate the data in seconds instead of months or years would make a tremendous difference.

No one holds the government in more contempt than I. There is no entity on earth less competent than the US government. However, the possiblities for good if the data was available is too great not to do.

Posted by: jwest at January 22, 2013 09:56 AM (ZDsRL)

135 They had a day and a halfs worth of entries, and were eliminating patient appointments to catch up on data entry. Heh.

That's "increased access to healthcare", you trogolodyte Luddite wingnutz!

The hospital where my dad works has tablets. On a good day, his only reboots itself while he's seeing a patient two or three times.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs intravenous tequila at January 22, 2013 09:57 AM (ZKzrr)

136 We should club "xxxxxx" like a baby seal

Bumper sticker material.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 22, 2013 09:58 AM (80/E+)

137 It was the 121st Sig.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (All my Hate cannot be found) at January 22, 2013 09:58 AM (8cJXl)

138
Georgia Man Sues To Get "GayGuy" License Plate

Followed by "Georga Man wins right to 'GayGuy' License Plate" followed by "Georgia Man run off road, beaten to a pulp over license plate" followed by "Four Georgia Men held in hate crime", followed by "Georgia Man suing State For Granting Him 'GayGuy' License Plate That Lead To His Beating".

There is no winning...

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at January 22, 2013 09:58 AM (1hM1d)

139 130- of that we can be assured.
We can hope that the physicians try to hold the line a bit, but they will have to get payed. And when there is only one payer, well we all know how this ends.... not well.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 09:59 AM (41VCE)

140 Bobcat made a movie? I am sure that went straight to dvd.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 09:53 AM (41VCE)




It went straight to Betamax

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 09:59 AM (1Jaio)

141 133 Fox2!,

Ed Schitz sells to the idiots the notion that Obamacare is Dick Cheney's health plan...

fucking bullshit, but Big Ed wants control over it so he can kill Dick Cheney and us as soon as possible.

Funny they never say "the same care as tedster got." no?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 09:59 AM (LRFds)

142 134 Jwest,

Again what makes you think the Government wants better care to lead to longer lives for any but the chosen?

You are assuming facts not in evidence.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 10:00 AM (LRFds)

143 Having access to digital records (minus the actual patient's name) would be a quantum leap for medical research. Just being able to scan thousands of records and to manipulate the data in seconds instead of months or years would make a tremendous difference.

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I actually proposed this to my employer, and was scoffed at.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:00 AM (41VCE)

144 Nah, straight to VCD via Bit-Torrent since no one wanted to pay for a copy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:01 AM (PuTIo)

145
OBAMA: 'PEACE IN OUR TIME'



http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/01/22/Obama-Peace-in-Our-Time



Can't believe it actually used that phrase?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 22, 2013 09:51 AM (9Bj8R)



Like the dumbbells in that crowd would have any clue. Shit they probably couldn't name one country we fought against in WWII

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 10:01 AM (1Jaio)

146 Hey Moochelle, Prince Valient called and wants his hair back.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at January 22, 2013 10:02 AM (UU0OF)

147 It went straight to Betamax

He is lucky it did not go straight to laserdisc. Who is even aware of him anymore? He should be playing to a few homeless people trying to escape the snow in the back of a chuckle-fucks off an interstate someplace.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:02 AM (41VCE)

148 Like the dumbbells in that crowd would have any clue. Shit they probably couldn't name one country we fought against in WWII


Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2013 10:01 AM (1Jaio)

or last month

Posted by: ette at January 22, 2013 10:03 AM (nqBYe)

149 Gigg, all the machines to cut laserdiscs are in the scrapyard.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:04 AM (PuTIo)

150 No one holds the government in more contempt than I. There is no entity
on earth less competent than the US government. However, the
possiblities for good if the data was available is too great not to do.


The possibilities for great evil if the data is available is kinda a counterweight to this argument.

Posted by: GMan at January 22, 2013 10:05 AM (sxq57)

151 "Peace in our time" in the real world is like a character in a movie saying "What could go wrong?"

Bad things that is what.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:05 AM (PuTIo)

152 Two strippers fighting over a dollar, and one of them is pregnant!You've got to be in seriously dire straits to be pregnant and stripping.

In Meggy Mac's case, it would be a step up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 22, 2013 10:08 AM (zF6Iw)

153 150 GMan,

It is why Social Security keeps crawling towards the foundry pit, it is why medicare creeps along "but it COULD DO GOOD!"

Um yeah if unicorns do in fact start shitting skittles, and politicians become saints and men angels yes yes it could....

I cannot think of any power entrusted thus far to the Feds that they use well and to promote the common good without cost, and frankly they are now willfully using such power to do great harm at EPA and Dept of energy.

but I am certain they will use access to my medical data easily to do "great good."

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 10:08 AM (LRFds)

154
Sad Irony: Five Shot in Drive-By on MLK Boulevard in New Orleans
I always think of Chris Rock's queery, (when Chris Rock was still funny):
"Why is Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard ALWAYS in the most fucked up part of town?"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 22, 2013 10:08 AM (bWBdM)

155 she probably wasn't preggos and became a stripper. She was a stripper who became pregnant

Posted by: Thunderb at January 22, 2013 10:09 AM (Dnbau)

156 The possibilities for great evil if the data is available is kinda a counterweight to this argument.
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It sounds scarier than it should. Personal data should all be scrubbed from the data before submitting to a huge database. That is usually done anyway. The only thing really needed is a profile: Sex, age, bloodtype, Height, Weight, etc and related diagnosis codes. That in itself could provide great advances in healthcare.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:09 AM (41VCE)

157 Oh and FYI the government should have nothing to do with that data.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:10 AM (41VCE)

158
"Again what makes you think the Government wants better care to lead to longer lives for any but the chosen?"

Better care doesn't always mean longer lives. With the right information, it would be much easier for a Death Panel to make decisions about what is cost effective.

Approximately 70% of our healthcare dollars are spent on 5% of the population, the vast majority of which are in their last year of life. At some point, we need to make the call as to when extraordinary measures are called for or when it's time to make the person as comfortable as possible while they die.

It may seem like a cold way of looking at things, but we're going broke housing people that should be in a hospice in a critical care unit at 18,000 per day.

Posted by: jwest at January 22, 2013 10:10 AM (ZDsRL)

159 Except when researching a heredity disease like diabetes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:10 AM (PuTIo)

160 Personal data should all be scrubbed from the data before submitting to a huge database

Key word there is *should*. I don't trust the bastards in charge of this stuff as far as I could throw them.

Posted by: GMan at January 22, 2013 10:11 AM (sxq57)

161 158 - well you lost me there, life should always be preserved.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:12 AM (41VCE)

162 Key word there is *should*. I don't trust the bastards in charge of this stuff as far as I could throw them.

Well typically this would be done through a study. So your provider would ask your permission first. Then open getting permission, your information would be cleaned up then sent in for analysis. I have helped collate data for studies before, the personal information is not wanted. Its just TMI when you are dealing with the huge data-sets required for meaningful analysis.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:14 AM (41VCE)

163 158 Jwest,

Perhaps if we were to return to a free market there would not be this problem?

I don't recall people camping in hospitals in the stories I heard of my family prior to LBJ's games.

Do forgive me if I'd rather the medical business let me and mine choose fatality and care.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 10:15 AM (LRFds)

164 Jwest it seems you want a Death Panel like entity to make the call and not the family or the person given the legal power for such. Care to clarify?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:15 AM (PuTIo)

165
161158 - well you lost me there, life should always be preserved.

With the technology we have today, we can keep just about everyone "alive". It all depends on how much you want to spend.

If someone is spending their own money, I'm all for them being fed through a tube and on a ventalator for decades. If they are using taxpayer money, reasonable limits need to be set.

Posted by: jwest at January 22, 2013 10:15 AM (ZDsRL)

166 Ugh open = upon.

Also raw study data does not currently go to the government. The results would be published , and that would be it.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:16 AM (41VCE)

167 Joe Scarborough? You sleep with dogs, you get fleas.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 22, 2013 10:16 AM (wR+pz)

168 161 gigg,

It should revert to beiong a personal responsibility and overt charity not a "right" and definitely not ran by people allied with the malthusian Death Cult....

I'll die in my bed, reading or raging.

I will not take chemo if they cannot offer me at least a 30-40% success ratio.

I chose that because of my ethics, the rest of the notion that ome unaccountable board gets to murder people with actuarial tables is odious.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 10:16 AM (LRFds)

169 Reporting healthcare claim and encounter data to various state and federal agencies on behalf of payors is unfortunately the career albatross I had hung around my neck.

At this point, it's very much just rudimentary information being reported (and mainly for Medicare and Medicaid)...but they are laying the groundwork for commercial payors to report every bit of data on every claim they adjudicate as well - the "All Payor Claims Database" development was recently funded by stimulus dollars, not PP/ACA, so rest assured it's not going anywhere...even if PP/ACA was somehow declared unconstitutional. Ingenix (now OptumInsight, part of UHG) got that contract iirc.

The administrative simplifications provisions of HIPAA (which of course did anything but simplify administration) were there because Uncle Sam couldn't just start dictating how payors did business - but if they were able to dictate the format of data everyone within the claim data life cycle used to exchange data, they could back-door insist that everyone involved upgrade their IT systems to handle all that extra data. Now that the formats for data exchange are standardized and in wide use, the inevitable scope creep of what gets reported upstream is just beginning.

Next up, ICD-10...which a decent chunk of the rest of the world has been using since the 1990s...sigh.

Posted by: akula51 at January 22, 2013 10:18 AM (YesJa)

170 Restaurant guides are tough because the local reviewers can be awful (mine, for example), and the on-line forums are often inundated with shills.

Yes, that's why I'd like the morons' opinions based on their own experiences.
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There is a lot of gaming of the ratings, but I'll say that at least TripAdvisor will remove obviously bullshit reviews (if you point them out). Yelp does not. I tend to use TripAdvisor and ignore reviews by people who have only one or two reviews. You can also check to see if your tastes overlap by looking at their other reviews for restaurants you've visited.

Posted by: Y-not at January 22, 2013 10:19 AM (5H6zj)

171 Yeah, my sit-along showed up a while ago... (he just excused himself for a minute, which is why I can post now)

I guess I'm out for the day.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 22, 2013 10:20 AM (/eBe8)

172 Just in case I'm not around when someone comments on the sidebar story about electronic medical recordkeeping...

Don't let this turn into a Red/Blue thing where dems are for it and republicans are against digital records.

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I second this.

Frankly, most of the medical office staff I've encountered over the past couple of years are so incompetent, I wish the digital records thing would come to fruition.

Posted by: Y-not at January 22, 2013 10:21 AM (5H6zj)

173 As long as I can get a McRib, I don't need no stinkin' restaurant guides. And on my deathbed, they can liquefy McRib meat (and pickle) and pump into my veins as a preservative and a prophylaxis against my becoming a zombie. I shall enter Valhalla a contented man.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 22, 2013 10:21 AM (Ec6wH)

174 In the Peoples Republic of Maryland they want to control gun violence by reducing magazine capacity from 20rd to 10rds, boost regulations on owning a handgun, $25 million to up-armor schools, and of course creation of a new bureaucracy.
http://www.governor.maryland.gov/blog/?p=8020

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:26 AM (PuTIo)

175 172 Y-not,

so that political considerations will force a portion of the population to be served by perhaps people who are not the most qualified but are either connected through union power or of the correct gender and ethnicity to be bulletproof on employment.....

I just don't necessarily see that the gain outweighs the risk and that the "growing pains" will ever be shook out.

If centralization of data were this great cost saving panacea I am pretty sure the free market would have came up with it.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 22, 2013 10:27 AM (LRFds)

176 158



Posted by: jwest at January 22, 2013 10:10 AM (ZDsRL)



Completely lost me there. All the worst liberal arguments in favor of Obamacare all rolled into one.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at January 22, 2013 10:28 AM (4c71i)

177 Caught a couple of minutes of the Golf Channel this morning. I see that they have managed to browbeat Phil Mickelson into apologizing for his comments about CA's confiscatory taxes.

They had some lesbian golfer I didn't recognize and some black dude I also didn't know - both clearly Obama supporters - going on and on about how grave a mistake Phil made.

Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Y-not at January 22, 2013 10:30 AM (5H6zj)

178 I remember hipaa compliance in the 90s

Yes the big problem I see is when we go single payer. There will be death panels, not explicitly, but limits on care.

Because of medicare, medicaid the government already has in insane influence on healthcare in this country. Hospitals make most decisions based on how and what medicare, medicaid will pay for.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:32 AM (41VCE)

179 Now that the formats for data exchange are standardized and in wide use,
the inevitable scope creep of what gets reported upstream is just
beginning.


Hence my "I don't trust the bastards." That data, including identifying info is *going* to be sent to the government. It *will* be used against you, eventually.

Posted by: GMan at January 22, 2013 10:33 AM (sxq57)

180 I think Jwest has clarified their statement. If anyone takes government furnished money for their medical care, then the government should decide when to pull the plug on that person on cost-benefit grounds.

I think I will take my chances on being a Runner.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:34 AM (PuTIo)

181 From what I can tell the best option we can hope for at this point (barring divorce) will be a very shitty universal program. And for those who can afford a supplemental insurance plan, we will get better care. We will be driven into a class or cast system regarding healthcare. Who gets is and who does not.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:34 AM (41VCE)

182 ANd I cannot spell for shit today. :S

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:36 AM (41VCE)

183 If centralization of data were this great cost saving panacea I am pretty sure the free market would have came up with it.

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Back when I was a postdoc the Natl Library of Medicine was funding some efforts to do this sort of thing (or related things like making 'smart' asthma inhalers). I was on one of those training grants.

I think the challenge is there are a lot of legacy systems in place, lots of formatting challenges, and the orgs needing to implement this are largely non-profit hospitals which don't have the resources to change systems.

All I know is that for years I've felt that there's a great need for a concierge type service in healthcare. When my mom had lung then brain cancer 20 years ago I was shocked by how much information was delivered direct to her, the frightened patient, much of it verbally and by what a nightmare of scheduling various procedures, even transporting things like X-rays by hand to the next appt. Ridiculous. If someone could have an App for managing their own data records that would be great imho.

And don't get me started on medical billing. Could they possibly make that more opaque? Miraculously, I caught a sizable mistake in my husband's dr's billing, but most of the time I can't make heads or tails of the bills.

Posted by: Y-not at January 22, 2013 10:36 AM (5H6zj)

184 The Obama Economy: Two Strippers Fight Over A Dollar


Of course, that happened in Wisconsin, again....

Posted by: Janir at January 22, 2013 10:38 AM (pOZma)

185 183 but most of the time I can't make heads or tails of the bills.

...by design.

Don't worry, your doctor can't understand them either.

Posted by: akula51 at January 22, 2013 10:39 AM (YesJa)

186 173 As long as I can get a McRib, I don't need no stinkin' restaurant guides.
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That's sort of sad.

We have this wonderful country with so much cultural variety. When I travel, I want to go to THE best ribs place in town or try the regional specialty, not go to some chain restaurant, whether it be McDonalds or PF Changs.

Posted by: Y-not at January 22, 2013 10:39 AM (5H6zj)

187 Medical billing got so insane thanks to Medicare etc. It is crazy hard to get reimbursed for some procedures. It is a pain for the doctors support staff. Regular insurance providers were easy-peezy, but to get the medicare info properly submitted usually involved an animal sacrifice and a council of elders chanting around a fire.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:40 AM (41VCE)

188 Gigg, that is not a defect but design. For they need to summon the dark and terrible god of billing - Reimburse.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 22, 2013 10:41 AM (PuTIo)

189 I wish they woudl tell us up front what the costs of various procedures are.

Posted by: Y-not at January 22, 2013 10:41 AM (5H6zj)

190 189 I wish they woudl tell us up front what the costs of various procedures are.

If you know the procedure, in theory you can lookup the charge codes and suggested charge rates. It varies by zip code and your insurance provider. Most guys charge in the 70%. At least they did when I was involved with such things, in the long-away times.

Posted by: gigg at January 22, 2013 10:43 AM (41VCE)

191 187 Regular insurance providers were easy-peezy

And then they (we) all started bastardizing standard formats like UB92 6.0 and NSF 3.0... next thing you knew, if you were submitting claims to 4 different payors (and what provider isn't?), you had to use 4 distinctly different sets of requirements to generate the files, even though you were using a supposedly "standard format".

This was somewhat solved by HIPAA and the 1970s-era technology that we're all now using (ANSI ASC X12 EDI), but here we are 10+ years post-implementation, and there are still a ton of providers, payors, and some clearinghouses - that still can't support all of the transactions covered by the Act.

If folks think there's a seamless transition of *actual medical records* from provider to payor...well...you can't always believe the marketing literature...especially if it's transmitted to you on CMS letterhead.

Posted by: akula51 at January 22, 2013 10:46 AM (YesJa)

192 If there's one thing I love more than a stripper its a pregnant Alaska stripper. Yummy!


Posted by: Buck Bradley at January 22, 2013 10:50 AM (PDRXW)

193 They had some lesbian golfer I didn't recognize and
some black dude I also didn't know - both clearly Obama supporters -
going on and on about how grave a mistake Phil made.



Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Y-not at January 22, 2013 10:30 AM (5H6zj)


How dare Phil have an opinion.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 22, 2013 10:53 AM (cTbYx)

194 Anderson Cooperand I met Obama in the White House bath house and gave him a special media treat.

Posted by: Chris Matthews at January 22, 2013 11:00 AM (f+TdG)

195 Andrea Mitchell: 'I Was Very Moved, Being Up There, Looking Out Over The Masses'


The masses. To be looked out over. This is what our betters in the State Media think of us. Sometimes they even let it slip out on air, as she did here, but they usually keep it to their cocktail parties for The Capital's elites.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 22, 2013 11:35 AM (7ObY1)

196 No wonder the lady at the Ace Hardware counter looked at me funny when I bought a hatchet.

Posted by: Manolo at January 22, 2013 12:39 PM (osx1V)

197 Essential Zombie primer-
'Day By Day Armageddon-Origin To Exile'
by J. L. Bourne.
It is a slick read and makes a lot of sense. Reading this along with watching 'Walking Dead' has been quite a lot of fun for me. Of course, I realize that zombie doesn't really mean 'zombie'-zombie. As far as the Ace hardware surrounded by perfect circumstances? Fine except that looks like the Atlanta area. There will be lots of zombies. LOTS.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 22, 2013 03:14 PM (kxlCQ)






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