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Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th April 2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,059
Posted By ThomM
Re: Apparently, I look like a suicide bomber

I had random cops follow me around after 9-11.
I tend to tan pretty dark and that with my long beard and freedom fighter hat apparently made me suspicious looking. It mostly happened out in western...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th April 2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

That's interesting coming from a man who was the poster boy for the Fascism I described. Hmm seems your post disappeared.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th April 2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

I was wondering about that 45% for teens . It seemed strange that it would jump from "normal" tax to that.
Now I'm wondering how you figure Capitalism equates to a way of organizing a society in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th April 2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Which is one way of saying you give money to your government through the tax levy and then the government covers your medical cost with that money through medicare. I also noticed in your other...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By ThomM
Re: Cops Drink n Drive All The Time. So Leave Me Alone.

I had to log in just to give your post a thanks;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Well all you're doing now is showing that you have very little understanding at all of understanding me or what I think.
I presented an idea earlier that I believe would make health insurance more...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Nope, I just understand what rights, privileges, and entitlements actually are. I also understand that what you call health care is actually health insurance and there is a big difference.
The rest...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

We must be using different internets.
To put that in simpler terms. You have a right to health care as in you have the right to take care of your own health. When you have to purchase health...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Exactly. It's not a right but a social contract you pay for. To break it down further you buy health insurance from the government.
Personally here I'd like to see a lightly regulated free market...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th April 2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Which makes it a privilege and not a right. The only difference in health care provided by anyone and other commodities or products is (where you live) prices are set by the government. No difference...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th April 2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

I don't agree that health care is a right, but I do agree it's treated like a commodity.
Like I showed above two of the problems we have here are the C.o.N laws many states have and the way medicaid...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

What's happened is the aca put more people on medicaid with the promise to doctors that medicaid payments would match medicare payments. Then the government lower medicare payments creating a net...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Another problem is Certificate of Need laws that many states have.
Basically it prevents new hospitals and doctor run hospitals from being built if the state determines there isn't a need for one....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st April 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By ThomM
Re: Minnesota cafe owner shows homeless man job, not the door

I've taken people in who needed help when I was struggling to make ends meet before. A few weren't the most savory people in the world. But they were also trying to better their position and that's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st March 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By ThomM
Re: This map shows which states have the most structurally deficient bridges

Percentages can be misleading and not tell the whole story.
For example New York came in at 11% of bridges being structurally deficient. That comes out in numbers to 2,012 bridges and doesn't take...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 29th March 2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By ThomM
Re: Minnesota cafe owner shows homeless man job, not the door

I was reading that story on FB yesterday and was amazed at some of the other responses she received.
Some where criticizing her for only giving him 2 hours, some because they thought she was making...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By ThomM
Re: Axl rose to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC?

They'd be better off doing all instrumentals.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By ThomM
Re: Generation X skinny and weak

Sure do miss the old days when it was the young generation and the old generation. With all these x,y,z, and millennium crap I don't know who's talking about who anymore.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd March 2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 515
Posted By ThomM
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By ThomM
Re: Why the new generation is so lazy

Someone I know posted on fb today that she couldn't believe little kids do nothing but play on computers all day.
She didn't like it when I reminded her she was a mother of two little kids who play...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By ThomM
Re: To My Dearest Sister, Edith

Brake out the whip cream and shave all them squirrels.
Looks like we got us a party em hare.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By ThomM
Re: You idiot

Stop spying on me:mad:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By ThomM
Re: Optical illusion for men

That reminded my of what happened with my father years ago.
He was 88 at the time and in very poor health. I went to his bedroom one morning to see how he was and keep him company. When I walked in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By ThomM
Re: Optical illusion for men

I keep looking at the license plate and wondering what country it's from.
I never heard of a GT-R until now and have no idea who makes them.
Yes the girl is nice but I know at my age I have no...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th March 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By ThomM
Re: Intellectual Property

I'll tell you both what I told and still tell my kids.
How's it feel to want?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th March 2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By ThomM
Re: Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

I can defiantly relate to that Frank. I've had two dogs that I miss and keep their pictures near my desk. When I got the cat I currently have my thinking was to get a pet I wouldn't get attached to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th March 2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By ThomM
Re: A Contented Dog Is A Happy Dog

I had a dog once that would eat my weed. She would also try her hardest to breathe in the smoke when I was smoking it. If I was having a cig she'd leave the room only to come running back in when she...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th March 2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ThomM
Re: R.I.P. Keith Emerson

If not for ELP I'm not sure I ever would of listened to classical music and enjoy it. I will admit though that I add in drums in my head with Carl Palmer in mind.:D
I saw ELP in 73 on their Brain...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th March 2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ThomM
R.I.P. Keith Emerson

Another great one gone.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Rondo/ Bach Improvisations - Live in Switzerland, 1970 - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,867
Posted By ThomM
Re: Cheryl Tiegs Criticizes Sports Illustrated Full Figure Swim Suit Cover

For example I think a female that thinks for herself, is intelligent and not afraid to get her hands dirty is sexy as all hell regardless of what she weights or looks like.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By ThomM
Re: Food for thought

I rant against social security and medicare all the time, yet when I turned 62 I signed up for it. I rant against it because I was forced to pay into it, which is the same reason I signed up to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By ThomM
Re: Food for thought

Just to clear things up here a little. Living off of social security and medicare at the end of your life is a tad different from living off of welfare and food stamps your whole life.
First you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,000
Posted By ThomM
Re: How much time you spend for workouts?

For almost all my life I've had jobs that were both physically and mentally challenging (after all I am mentally challenged to begin with;)). So I just called work exercise. When I mowed lawns I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By ThomM
Re: Not sure which song fits my week

Yes they are Whatever;)
Terra I've never heard that song, and I'm not going to listen now:D
Kay I knew the pipe was frozen, just didn't know it ruptured till it thawed. Usually here when a pipe...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By ThomM
Not sure which song fits my week

Thanks to the bitter cold weekend I had a water pipe freeze in the basement. After it thawed I found it had ruptured in two places. Both spots are in the old thick wall copper pipe and not the newer...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By ThomM
Re: If You Take Drugs Your Brain Will Turn into a Fried Egg, but No bacon Apparently!

Not really. In the case of dangerous drugs like meth it could be looked at as a health and addiction problem and lead to treatment instead of a criminal problem which leads to jail.
Decriminalizing...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ThomM
Re: Six ways Mushrooms can save the world

He may have been. Read numbers 1 and 5;)
11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms (http://www.livescience.com/48704-odd-facts-about-magic-mushrooms.html)
I don't actively hunt or grow Psilocybe...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By ThomM
Re: ZNation

I liked it more then TWD. The "crew" in Znation have a purpose and a sense of humor.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By ThomM
Re: ZNation

It was good. Darryl in the opening scene was great;)
If you haven't watched Znation though I'd highly recommend it. To quote Doc, "Zombies, Weed and GMO's, what could go wrong?"
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By ThomM
Re: ZNation

Yeah it was. If you had seen the wheel of cheese you'd remember;)
What I really liked about Znation is how they injected humor into the intense (or tense) situations.
Doc smoking a joint with a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ThomM
Re: Six ways Mushrooms can save the world

You sound like my old Entomology (and plant pathology , fruit science and vegetable production) professor.:D Most of the labs in his classes where outdoors and the two of us would spend a lot of lab...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By ThomM
Re: ZNation

Z Weed! Have you seen the wheel of cheese yet?
I'm a pretty big Walking Dead fan but I thought Z Nation was better. But then Z has The Murphy and my favorite "Doc".:D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th February 2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ThomM
Six ways Mushrooms can save the world

A short (17 mins) video from Ted Talk by Paul Stamets.
https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world?language=en
I've used his Fungi products for years both indoors...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10th February 2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm A Millionaire (Yeah, right)

So he didn't like his family? Did his family also die?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th February 2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,171
Posted By ThomM
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

When I got home from watching the game I caught that skit.
It was the hardest I laughed all day.:D
As for the game a friend of mine said it best I thought.
He said it looked like the old and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th February 2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By ThomM
Re: Free stuff, LOTS! of free stuff on reddit.com/r/freebies

Not sure if it;s in your area but freecycle is pretty good also https://www.freecycle.org/
I've gotten a few things through there including the Raspberry bushes in my yard.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st February 2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,171
Posted By ThomM
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

Not only the free super bowl ad but all the additional free advertising they are getting from the news stations reporting it. Of course with being located about 15 miles north of me they are all over...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th January 2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 338
Posted By ThomM
Re: Check Out The States With The Most Dry Counties — As If Prohibition Never Ended

When I lived in Tampa years ago Hillsboro county didn't allow alcohol sales on Sunday. Almost every road going out of the county had a convenience store just over the county line selling beer and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th January 2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,171
Posted By ThomM
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

Well I didn't see this coming. Winston is going to the Pro Bowl in place of Brady. That makes 5 Bucs, three from offense going to Hawaii. Jameis Winston Headed to Pro Bowl!...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

Simple pleasures for simple minds;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

I actually am pretty careful with it Frank.
I don't have a very long driveway but I break it up into small sections when I shovel. If it's a heavy snow my friend plows it for me.
I'm sure not...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

This is from a few years ago but pretty typical for my area.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150107961808343&l=76f8c28aaa...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

Same here Kay. When I plowed I had to be out in it and actually enjoyed it. Now I get what I need before a storm and watch the snow through the window:D
Unless it's a heavy snow I still shovel my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

Not even one snow flake.
In fact total snow accumulation in the yard for the whole winter so far is less then an inch.
We do have a chance of another rain storm this Tuesday though:D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,171
Posted By ThomM
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

That could be the 2016 Bucs with Mike Smith as O.C.:D
By the way did you see we're getting a new football league this year?MLFB - Major League Football (http://www.mlfbmedia.com/)
There's also a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By ThomM
Re: Would you eat dinner hanging from a crane 150 ft in the air?

Not me. I'd be to busy filling my pants from the front and back:D
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