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  2. Because of the type of work I do, I spend a lot of time in hospitals and physicians’ offices. I confess, i don’t understand how, on the one hand, health care providers complain loudly over the niggardly reimbursement system of Medicare -and the insurers who take their lead from it - while on the other hand, every hospital I see has got significant construction underway, is building freestanding outpatient centers in the community, is buying up physician practices, etc. They’re obviously making money somehow.
  3. I imagine the aliens who seeded humans here originally could probably answer those questions. I wonder if they also seeded other worlds? If they had an environmental "package" they used to determine where to begin?
  4. What is the ideal temperature of the Earth? What is the ideal level of the oceans of the Earth? What is the ideal CO2 level of the Earth?
  5. Maximizing Profits....its what corporations do. Not sure why you keep using the word "evil" Unfortunately Subaru is 20 years late to the hybrid vehicle market and instead of focusing on vehicle emissions (a MUCH bigger environment issue that solid waste) they choose to pound their chest over reducing solid waste. By refusing to address climate change in their corporate vision they have turned a blind eye to the real environmental issue of the 21st century while still looking like a responsible corporate citizen. Very slick of them. Maximizing Profits....its what corporations do. Of course, your recent posting of articles from climate change denying sites makes me think that this line of argument will be lost on you.
  6. It doesn't surprise me. I recall when I had heart surgery that the bill was some ungodly amount before insurance and by the time insurance had done their part and the hospital had done its deductions and everything else, it ended up being easily manageable. It's been a long time, but I'll see if I can track down ballpark numbers to give an idea.
  7. The hospital's charges have little to no connection to their cost for the services, so those figures honestly don't tell us whether the hospital is still making a profit at that level of payment. The "window sticker" charges at hospitals are almost never paid by anyone: private insurance companies aren't paying anything close to those charges, and most poor uninsured people don't pay full boat because the hospitals just write off the charges. Because of the way our health care system works, the hospital's charge list exist mainly just to (a) be the place to start the negotiations with insurers (public and private) over discounts and actual reimbursement rates, and (b) get over in those rare cases where a wealthy person is willing and able to pay out of pocket.
  8. Evil in Indiana: https://www.scientificamerican.com/custom-media/scjohnson-transparent-by-design/zerowastefactory/ https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/07/27/indiana-subaru-plant-hasnt-taken-out-trash-14-years-saves-12-million-lafayette-landfill/825735002/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/07/27/indiana-subaru-plant-recycle-landfill-free/847847002/ https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/subaru-celebrates-10-years-zero-landfill-manufacturing.html
  9. I thought it was going to be related to the old joke about something else that bears do in the woods. 😀
  10. Source: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_global_station.shtml?stnid=680-140 Also see: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265234206_Sydney_Harbour_Sea_Level_Rise_Vulnerability_Studies
  11. The Green New Deal: Economics and Policy Analytics - https://www.aei.org/spotlight/green-new-deal/ Is "By any means necessary" in the BP mission statement? Why do you hate profit, Night Hawk?
  12. Guess that's the best you got....I understand your defensiveness
  13. you actually can't comprehend. I have repeatedly indicated it textbook Dem...I mentioned Clinton, and the Dem candidates with their Easter worshipping tweets. Has it been the card played by Obama?...heck yes and that's irrefutable. So he doesn't get off the hook...but its hardly his approach alone. Its a left approach. Is he the originator and the rest are followers, I don't know. Perhaps yes. Kind of defensive there you Obama buttsmooch....
  14. When the lack of regulation makes it more profitable to dump than to pay fines or clean up costs. It is in BP's future plans to maximize profit for their shareholders. By any means necessary.
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