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Stirling Newberry: A Tale of Two Posts, One Chart

Send in the ponies? In our dreams. Stirling's most recent post draws comparisons to the 1948-9 downturn, not only in depth of job losses but in the causes.

"You Are Here, in the Pit of a Depression" is how he titles this. Click through to see the chart Read more about Stirling Newberry: A Tale of Two Posts, One Chart

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Low-fi Health Insurance Parasite blogging

Hmm. I wonder why this song has been running through my head today?


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The full (?) HELP bill, so far - for those doing distributed research

The first published part was not linked in our previous discussion; I am providing links via the Center for Policy Analysis.

The first part is (most of?) the body of the bill itself; some sections have not been filled in. I have not had time to go through this and see what is here and what is not here. (It does not include the sections describing the requirements for qualified health plans, the description of the Community Health plans, nor the setup of the Gateways, which were in the second part, below.)

First part [pdf]

The second part is what we were analyzing last week. It includes the three topics mentioned above, among others. Read more about The full (?) HELP bill, so far - for those doing distributed research

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There is a sycophant problem at the White House

Talk about burying the lead, Harper at Sic Semper Tyrannis does it in spades. In a post first devoted to Dennis Ross's firing by the Clinton State Dept., he notes the following from his inside sources: Read more about There is a sycophant problem at the White House

Huge Goldman Sachs FAIL as 32 megs of proprietary trading code stolen, and uploaded to a German server

[Sorry for the mother of all paste-os, readers. I pasted the whole post in, instead of a YouTube. Fixed now. Multi-tasking... --lambert] Read more about Huge Goldman Sachs FAIL as 32 megs of proprietary trading code stolen, and uploaded to a German server

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AHIP's crocodile tears

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Insurers defend rescissions, take heat for lack of transparency

Rep. Joe Barton (R, Texas), followed that response: "Doesn't it bother you that people are going to die because you insist on reviewing a policy somebody took out in good faith and forgot to tell you they had been treated for acne?"

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An amendment to the HELP plan to encourage (a few) State single-payer systems?

Ellen Shaffer is a co-Director for the Center for Policy Analysis. Last Friday she wrote in her blog:

I am in DC, where Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced an amendment to the coverage section of the Senate HELP Committee's draft health reform bill. The amendment would provide funding to up to 2 states a year to establish state-based single payer systems, if the states apply to do so.

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How God communicates with the first BlackBerry president

Well, the linked item is about how Obama gets religious malarkey sent to him each day by Our Nation's Blessed Pentecostal Minister.

But I was more intrigued by this part:
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Joe Biden prepares for his Nobel

Interviewed by George Stephanpolous on ABC's This week:

BIDEN: The truth is, we and everyone else misread the economy. The figures we worked off of in January were the consensus figures and most of the blue chip indexes out there.

Now, I grant that Biden used "we," instead of the passive voice. But the best is yet to come: Read more about Joe Biden prepares for his Nobel

Goodnight, moon

Well, I just went out and pissed where the deer like to snack. Maybe that'll keep 'em off.

On another note, I'm going to have to figure out a better way to grow potatoes than piling the mounds higher -- since the base of the mound expands as the height increases. And pray gawd they don't have any kind of blight... Read more about Goodnight, moon

Pascal wagers: "I'll take door #2!"

Reuters:

Game show looks to convert atheists
What happens when you put a Muslim imam, a Christian priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk in a room with 10 atheists?

Turkish television station Kanal T hopes the answer is a ratings success as it prepares to launch a gameshow where spiritual guides from the four faiths will seek to convert a group of non-believers.

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What our Greatest Democratic President Knew

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But our newest one refuses to believe:

This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.

As our Nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. "Necessitous men are not free men." People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, during his
2nd Inaugural Address, 11 January 1944.

We are united in determination that this war shall not be followed by another interim which leads to new disaster- that we shall not repeat the tragic errors of ostrich isolationism—that we shall not repeat the excesses of the wild twenties when this Nation went for a joy ride on a roller coaster which ended in a tragic crash.

Roosevelt had said this before, during that memorable wartime Read more about What our Greatest Democratic President Knew

Chacun à son goût

It's not clear to me what accusation myiq is making, here.

Which is the real reason I don't read the Confluence much: The quality of the writing. There's very little there I can't get elsewhere from more authoritative sources, and I don't have time to wade through the bad writing to figure out what the point is and get to whatever's good. It's a shame. But, to each their own, and good luck to them all! Read more about Chacun à son goût

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