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  1. US Politics- Stay Gold, Pony Boy

    Even those of us who have employer coverage can be affected. ACA also took away lifetime limits and set a basic standard a plan has to follow. My old company had us on a high deductible plan when my son was born; my share of the bill was almost a third of my annual income at the time. Such a plan didn't meet the Bronze thresholds in the ACA.
  2. January Reading 2017

    I will be interested to hear thoughts. There are very few reviews of this up thus far.
  3. January Reading 2017

    Damn. I loved the first two books and forgot the third one came out. I think I balked at the price and then forgot to ever check back. YES. I loved it. And couldn't get fifty pages into the second one for some reason. Plan on trying again through. I finished Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee today. It is fantastic. Plan on starting The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley but first I am going to finish up a reread of the Kitty Jay series.
  4. Agreed. But not expanding the safety net while it happens is equally foolish.
  5. December Reading 2016

    I was in the 120 range for a while. Changed jobs and now I am around 60. I must have read at work quite a bit in my last job.
  6. R.I.P. George Michael

    Faith is one of the three best songs to come out of the eighties. RIP
  7. U.S. Politics 2016: From Russia With Love

    When has Trump been refused service in a public establishment? Or by a government employee?
  8. December Reading 2016

    Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee was on an Amazon deal so I'll be starting it next. I have enjoyed his short stories before, though this book got mixed reviews. Early on it has the alieness that initially caught me in Ancillary Justice so I am hopeful.
  9. U.S. Politics 2016: From Russia With Love

    Going to spend the next four years accusing the left of conservative practices I see. But as the article you linked clearly stated the company had to 'clarify' (change after blowback?) their position after many Rocketts were, for some reason (a letter from their union?), under the impression that performing was manditory.
  10. US Politics 2016: Delay the Electoral College Vote?

    It should be unacceptable. China and the US are in contact and had all expect to resolve this issue. So Mr. I don't need intelligence briefings decides it's more important to pander to his base, international politics be damned! This really is a fucking nightmare.
  11. US Politics 2016: Delay the Electoral College Vote?

    I came here to embed the latest Tweet from Trump, calling China's seizing of a U.S. drone 'unpresidented.' But The tweet has already been deleted. We know its not because he thought better of calling out China on social media, so it must be embarrassment over ignoring his phone's spell checker. Stand by your words Trump! You know your followers will insist that it was always spelled that way!
  12. NFL 2016 Week 13: Bigger, Stronger, Faster to IR

    I am still trying to figure out what the Broncos have at QB. Looking at recent scores things are looking very grim. At best I would say, on the surface, Siemian is this year's Bortles AKA king of junk time stats. But I have actually been strangely impressed with him when watching the actual game. The O-line is horrible yet the man never shows fear under pressure; I have seen him stand in the pocket knowing a hit was coming. He also is not very turnover prone yet hits some impressive deep balls. He is clearly better than Lynch at this point and I expect him to be next years' starter as well baring something strange. Fact is I am apt to blame the offensive troubles on play calling and the o-line and I think this goes hand in hand. I know Kubs wants to run but it just...ain't...happening. And because of that in the first half Denver is fairly regularly seeing second and nine, third and nine, safe pass punt. I would love to see the playbook opened in the first half. In fact I would love to see Denver come out against NE in shotgun running some basic version of the Manning offense. Sanders deep, DT on a waggle, Durby chipping and running free. I truly think Siemian can handle it and it simply MUST be better than one two three punt. This Defense is still the best in the league. I know the stats don't show it but they just don't get a chance to rest before the offense puts them back on the field. The problem is Denver is never ahead anymore which doesn't let the strength of the defense (pass rush and secondary) shine. Come on Kubs, go for broke. Let the kid play. Playoffs are already an iffy proposition as best at this point, get there by trying rather than sitting back and hoping.
  13. NFL 2016 Week 13: Bigger, Stronger, Faster to IR

    You are right. Chiefs would own the division record tie-breaker. Didn't think about that.
  14. NFL 2016 Week 13: Bigger, Stronger, Faster to IR

    Despite the QB situation the donkeys still control their destiny as they have games with both the Chiefs and Raiders. Of course they also have the toughest remaining schedule with those two games and NE so I'm just desperately hoping for a wildcard spot. But they do still have a major bit of control over the final playoff picture.
  15. US politics 2016: I can see Russia from my White House

    True, but the Dems have to deal with reality too. If it was me I would refuse to hold a vote on a nominee because the people of the United States deserve to have their justices picked by a president who actually can win the popular vote. What's another 4 years after all?