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Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Sanders Medicare Thing by pondering_it_all @ Today at 06:59 AM

Quote:I didn't mean to be a smart ass, PIA. I didn't take it that way at all. I had no idea about all the bonuses they get. What about lawyers? Any special bonuses they get to equalize them with civilian pay?
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Sanders Medicare Thing by NW Ponderer @ Today at 05:27 AM

I didn't mean to be a smart ass, PIA. I worked with army docs most of my career. Many made more from "pro pay" than from their salary. Officers in other branches often resented that.
Finance, the economy & Economics
Jump to new posts Re: The Hoarding of the American Dream by pondering_it_all @ Today at 03:38 AM

But I thought Apocalypse includes Rapture. Why would all those Conservatives even care what happens on Earth once they are taken up by Jesus into heaven. Or do they not really believe they will be included? Christianity kind sucks if you know you
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Sanders Medicare Thing by pondering_it_all @ Today at 03:23 AM

Quote:Army docs get paid WAY more than that. I see. I only knew about the base pay: Quote:an Army doctor with the rank of major in paygrade O4 and with four years of service would earn monthly basic pay of $5,462 or $65,544 annually as of 2013.
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Today at 03:00 AM

Quote:The Washington Post reports that dotard meant "imbecile" when it was first used in the 14th century and comes from the Middle English word "doten," meaning "to dote," according to Merriam-Webster. "It was use
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Sanders Medicare Thing by NW Ponderer @ Yesterday at 08:42 PM

Four Charts that explain what Graham-Cassidy will do. Basically, shift money from Dem States to irresponsible GOP States. This is the worst partisan pork-barrel example in decades.
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Sanders Medicare Thing by NW Ponderer @ Yesterday at 08:14 PM

Army docs get paid WAY more than that. Army Doctor Vs. Civilian Pay - Chron. But, that is exactly the model that I think should be used. By the way, my experience with Army medicine was very good. For the most part the uniformed medical staff wa
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by rporter314 @ Yesterday at 04:10 PM

I knew the word "dotard" but I believe this is the first time I have ever seen it used .... kudos to whomever wordsmith used it
Finance, the economy & Economics
Jump to new posts Re: The Hoarding of the American Dream by logtroll @ Yesterday at 01:49 PM

Quote:So here’s a partisan YouGov poll on whether people think they could survive the apocalypse. Republicans think they’re more likely to survive the apocalypse than other people in their communities. Democrats and independents, less so. What do you
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by Spag-hetti @ Yesterday at 12:48 PM

In keeping with the Elton John theme set by "Rocket Man," Andy Borowitz wrote that Kim Jong Un called Trump "Honky Cat." I love Borowitz's satire.
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 12:00 PM

The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 06:33 AM

Trump: Hey Rocket Man! Kim Jong-Un: Whatever, Dotard. ,
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 06:28 AM

The best part of all of this? Kim Jung-Un humiliated #DotardDonnie on Donnie's most favorite medium. That has got to be one sick burn. Not even one of those spineless 17 GOP presidential cuckold's fought back against #BullyDonald, last year.
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 06:21 AM

I think that Kim Jong-Un delivered a TKO today. Just sayin'. ,
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 06:13 AM

My favorite Tweet today:
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 06:10 AM

Looks like 'Rocket Man' taught a few of a us a new word today!
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: Round Table For September 2017 by pdx rick @ Yesterday at 03:39 AM

I was thinking that Kim guy doesn't speak English very well. My bad. There really is the word dotard. It means: Quote: An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile. Oh snap! Dotard #DotardDonnie
Politics In General
Regarding Jimmy Kimmel calling out Sen. Bill Cassidy for lying about the new bill, and then for lying again about Kimmel's understanding of the bill: I get the impression the Senator thinks he is a big deal because he is A US SENATOR. One of 100 pe
Finance, the economy & Economics
Jump to new posts Re: The Hoarding of the American Dream by logtroll @ 09/21/17 12:48 PM

Another take on Universal Basic Income: UBI could fire the imagination
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Sanders Medicare Thing by pondering_it_all @ 09/21/17 03:41 AM

Quote: The simplest solution Just like joining the army to get through medical school and then you have to serve them for some time. We could do the same thing with a "civilian medical corps": They'll pay for your medical school but the
Politics In General
Jump to new posts Re: Sanders Medicare Thing by NW Ponderer @ 09/20/17 10:09 PM

Originally Posted By: jgwThis will, eventually get done just to save the nation but its not going to happen until we have dug a hole deep enough to scare the s**t out of everybody.I'm already scared. Do I count? Oh, I guess not. I'm not a paid-for
Foreign Policy & News
' Amid the horrors which the USA inflicted on Korea, a small difference and an unimportant difference ! .
Politics In General
Mostly, this new bill is about Republicans complaining that states that didn't accept the Medicaid expansion didn't accept the Medicaid expansion, so they got less federal money. Well who's fault is that? All they had to do was sign up. They're al
Foreign Policy & News
Originally Posted By: matthew... dropping twice the tonnage of bombs on that tiny country as were used in all theaters of war in the Second World War. As I said before "Dude you need to support your claimed facts." I'll use the section yo
History Roundtable
Jump to new posts Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017 by Jeffery J. Haas @ 09/20/17 05:24 PM

The last time the media encountered LaMotta, a reporter asked him what he thought of DeNiro's boxing in the film. LaMotta replied that he thought DeNiro was a fine boxer, maybe should have gone professional. Rest in peace, champ.
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