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  1. jacksonsdad says:

    I’m about halfway through “Hating Breitbart” and it makes me proud to be a Revoista. He lives through us and others like us who demand that truth be exposed.

    Ted Cruz is a Champion Of Truth. God Bless him!

  2. Z says:

    That’s one of my all time favorite Seinfeld scenes, and episodes.

    “Bookman? The library cop is named Bookman?”

  3. FlatEarther says:

    I’m getting blocked download security messages on every revo page as it loads.

    Seems to me this has happened in the past due to a skunky video post on the site.

    Can you please check it out?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I am not seeing it. If you are getting it on every page, it probably isn’t a video. I might be the Facebook or Twitter share scripts or the counter in the sidebar. I don’t know what else would be on every page.

      The site itself is clean. Just ran a scan. No viruses, no phishbots, nothing…

      • BrunDawg says:

        I have been getting the message “Do you want to open or save analytics.js from a.sitemeter.com?” for a day or two but the two strikes against me are I just rebuilt my computer, and I use IE. Not sure if that is the problem. It doesn’t bother me, just thought it might help.

        • Locke n Load says:

          Yup, me too. Gonna change browsers and see if it keeps up

          • reboot says:

            I run Firefox with no-script and no-add addons from their site. I do not get the errors you guys are seeing though. I don’t understand why a java script would try to save to your computer.

            • BaconNeggs says:

              I gave up IE (when I could not even open MS own Hotmail in IE without problems I dumped IE for FF which was much faster.
              That was a few years back, since then FF keeps upgrading and have now become heavy bloatware.

              FF has become just as annoying to use and its down to soley to Adobe Flash player that is constanly upgraded and wont open/launch applications that ran fine before.

              If Adobe Flash player wasnt a necessary plugin needed to view video, I would dump it because it behaves a lot like a virus by hogging resources and slowing down your web-browser.

              Also during the recent Washington Navy yard shooting, the access to RR was slow/difficult, probably due to the shared Server reality, as RD pointed out.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          That little device below the James Madison quote on the right is a Sitemeter tool that allows me to track hits, page visits etc. It is harmless and gives me no personal data. It does help me see our usage however. I don’t know why it would do that but it won’t hurt you. It has been on the site since the first week in 2007.

      • Jim22 says:

        Nothing here but the Revo has been loading really slow for a few days.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          Load speed seems back to normal now. It was slow as hell a couple of days ago. I suspect some site we share a server with was getting a big bump in traffic. I can complain to the host but it never fails that, by they time they look at the site, it is back to normal.

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    Okay, Sitemeter.com, which has been a part of this site since 2007, made some changes, partnered with Google Analytics and it is now causing IE to puke all over it. Chrome and Firefox aren’t showing the error.

    I am given to understand that Sitemeter is fixing it. So, do you want me to take Sitemeter off or can you live with it? It won’t hurt your computer at all. It is safe.

    • Uke says:

      I recommend no one use IE. Ever.

      FF or Chrome. Problem solved.

      • jacksonsdad says:

        Agreed. Bought a new Gateway desktop yesterday… couldn’t believe how slow it was. Seriously… it was no faster than the 10 year old Gateway it replaced.

        Got rid of the pre-installed Norton, downloaded Vipre and Firefox and she’s purrin’ like a jet.

      • reboot says:

        A self initiated virus. Can’t stand that browser. Never have.

  5. FlatEarther says:

    I’ll go to chrome I hate it but FF has trouble getting through security here at work

  6. Jim22 says:

    The site is sloooow today.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      It is for the last couple of hours. It was fine this morning.

      Guys, we are on a shared server. That means we share a server with other sites. If one of those other sites is having a fire sale or has a photo of the Loch Ness Monster, we suffer as a result. It would cost me many hundreds of dollars a month to be on a dedicated server. I guess what I am saying is that sometimes it is going to be slow and there isn’t much I can do about it that doesn’t cost a hell of a lot of money. Sorry.

  7. BrunDawg says:

    Judge rules law of the land may be unconstitutional….

    Judge Sophia H. Hall allowed to move forward claims questioning the constitutionality of Illinois’ marriage law based on discrimination for sexual orientation and a claim that there is fundamental right to marry.

  8. R.D. Walker says:

    As Seen on Facebook… From an old grandfatherly type from my hometown.

    My Twilight Years

    As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn’t any “more”.

    No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “Did you hear the one about…..” This is true for marriages, family relationships, and, especially, old friendships.

    It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, “He was my friend, and I know where he stood.”

    So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this…….I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!

  9. Ray Davies says:

    Ta know, I was just thinking. About the most valuable job I had in the military was running a weekly sick call at the Cam Lo whorehouse. I kept the girls happy, Mama-san happy, the VC and NVA happy, and my guys disease free(at least from this house).
    Now, that is doing something useful with military training.

  10. BigJimTX says:

    I would put this on the main page, but I have no words for this. Muslim appreciation month.

    http://nationalreport.net/obama-declares-november-national-muslim-appreciation-month/#sthash.zJOn7Kev.dpuf

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    Made it to Frankfurt.

  12. BigJimTX says:

    Does anybody have any real info about the power grid testing that’s happening in a couple of days?

  13. reboot says:

    “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

    Goebbels is laughing in his grave.
    Orwell shrugged.

  14. Jim22 says:

    Just as I thought:

    ugly-feminists

  15. Z says:

    I find this so infuriating.

    CBS’s Bob Schieffer Falsely Claims ‘Polls Say That Most People Favor’ ObamaCare

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2013/09/29/cbs-s-bob-schieffer-falsely-claims-polls-say-most-people-favor-obamacar#ixzz2gON45SBO

  16. Z says:

    SEE IT: Pack of motorcyclists chase driver, his wife and child in SUV, attack him in upper Manhattan after fender bender on West Side Highway – NY Daily News

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pack-motorcyclists-chase-man-suv-attack-upper-manhattan-street-fender-bender-west-side-highway-article-1.1471585

  17. MadBrad says:

    Prepare yourselves. I just picked up a brand new HD GoPro Hero 2. Halloween here in the Haunted Hood of Horrors will be documented.

  18. Jim22 says:

    “In winter, lying in bed, I thought of one thing until my head hurt: there, on the shelves in the shops, there had been canned fish. Why hadn’t I bought it? Why had I bought only eleven jars of cod-liver oil, and not gone to the chemist’s a fifth time to get another three? Why hadn’t I bought a few vitamin C and glucose tablets? These ‘whys’ were terribly tormenting. I thought of every uneaten bowl of soup, every crust of bread thrown away, every potato peeling, with as much remorse and despair as if I’d been the murderer of my own children. But all the same, we did as much as we could, and believed none of the reassuring announcements on the radio.” – Dmitri Likhachev, Reflections on the Russian Soul: A Memoir (of the siege of Leningrad)

    From Survival Blog,

    http://www.survivalblog.com/2013/10/jims-quote-of-the-day-2920.html

  19. fubar says:

    I started reading this guy’s blog and his beatdown of a pro abortion proglodyte is a sight to behold.

    “Seven persuasive pro-choice arguments from a rational, thoughtful progressive”
    http://themattwalshblog.com/

  20. FlatEarther says:

    I’ve decided that I don’t like being called a tea bagger.

    In protest, everywhere I go on the net, I am going to refer to the dim dems as “liberal scrotumites”. After all they are the ones focusing on that body part.

    I invite all revosta’s to join me in this effort, and maybe we can make it stick.

    Childish I know, but when your dealing brain dead libs sometimes name calling is all you have left.

  21. R.D. Walker says:

    A new crisis has arisen! Michelle Obama has been forced to reduce her Tweets per day due to the government shut down!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FLOTUS/statuses/385085480275939328?screen_name=FLOTUS

  22. Jim22 says:

    DH30B-GF D&H Black Teflon 30rd 5.56 AR15 Magazine $10 ea

    mil spec ar mag

    M16/AR15 30rd aluminum mags with Black Teflon finish and green followers, these mags have a stamped born on date as well.

    Go to Widener’s

  23. BrunDawg says:

    From AsMainGoes.com
    The Affordable Health Care Act, government cheese and slavery.

    In the instant case a high school drop-out working in a low skilled job who earns about $17,000 a year will have to pay about $55 per month toward their premium. In addition to a subsidized premium, this individual worker will also be eligible for another subsidy to help pay for his/her out-of-pocket expenses such as co-payments, and deductibles.

    Now, let us look at your average skilled worker in one of the trades [plumber, carpenter, electrician, etc.,] who is a productive citizen and earns about $46,000 a year. He gets to pay about $360.00 a month premium [seven times more than our above mentioned low skilled high school drop-out] while there is no subsidy for him to lower out-of-pocket expenses [co-payments and deductibles]. Keep in mind both workers mentioned above are assumed to work a 40hr week, yet one is enslaved by the iron fist of a thieving government to subsidize Obamacare costs for the other. Is this not the very definition of slavery?

    http://www.asmainegoes.com/content/obamacare-government-cheese-and-slavery

  24. R.D. Walker says:

    The People’s Mujahedin of Iran was screaming something through loud speakers in Piazza Barberini today. Of course I didn’t understand a word of it and, like just about everybody else, pretty much ignored them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Mujahedin_of_Iran

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  25. R.D. Walker says:

    The horror!

    Only 15 people will care for the White House and the Obama family, down from their usual 90.

  26. R.D. Walker says:

    Today is a big one for me. I am 50 years old today. Ouch.

  27. fubar says:

    this is interesting:

    http://thehayride.com/2013/10/remember-how-awesome-it-is-that-pre-existing-conditions-get-covered-in-ocare/

    I knew that part about the “you don’t comply you won’t get your income tax refund” part was Bs. and if they suspend your drivers license, how will you work to pay your fine?

    ps. anyone else hear about car insurance premiums shooting thru the roof if you don’t show proof of health insurance? was on the road yesterday and heard it on poorly recieved AM station.

    • reboot says:

      I think it will be about 10 years before we actually know what’s in nobamacare and the rules, just say thank you to the voters who keep pelosivitch and harry in office.

  28. jacksonsdad says:

    The Dipshit In Chief is really pointing that bony finger of his… “Reckless Republican Shutdown”. I hope people will remember that this is what happens when you force through an unpopular bill chock-full-o-gimmicks and bribes and passed in the dark of night. I also hope they will remember how (D)’s seethed at the suggestion of using ‘the nuclear option’ when there was a (R) President. See if you recognize THIS guy….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s6BmRvhLpw

    The chickens are finally coming home to roost and they keep saying “but but but… it’s the law of the land”. Yeah… why don’t we have a frank discussion about how that came to be.

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    A room with a view in Florence.

    wpid-IMG_20131003_132825_543.jpg

  30. jacksonsdad says:

    Here’s more of the usual suspects opining about ‘tyranny of the majority’ way back in ’05…

    • RJ says:

      The thug quick braked him causing him to bump the bike, (intentional) he was calling 9-11, thug was right beside him and knew he was on the phone just before the same thug did the quick brake, he stopped at accident site, they swarmed the vehicle and started damaging it, causing him to fear for his family safety, he did one of two things he could have to prevent injury to his family, he fled.
      The only way this could have ended better would have been if he had been CHL carrier and when they cornered him in traffic and commenced the pull out and beating him he could have head shot three or four of them.

  31. BrunDawg says:

    When an asshat opens it’s piehole, fecal matter falls out:
    “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) asked why Senate Democrats would want to fund the National Institutes of Health to “help one child who has cancer” Wednesday…”
    http://freebeacon.com/reid-why-would-we-want-to-help-one-kid-with-cancer/

  32. Van-a-gram says:

    I’ve heard of specialty products, but this takes the cake….

    shampoo

  33. fubar says:

    anybody have a good home-made barbecue sauce recipe?
    a neighbor offloaded a couple bushel of tomatoes at my house.

    • Locke n Load says:

      Damn straight I do, but give it up?? Hmmm…
      What kind of BBQ sauce do you like?
      For Pork, Chicken, or Beef?

      • reboot says:

        You’ve surfaced! Hell, send me yer BBQ sauces also. Hehehe…….let’s see, and red rice n’ beans would be nice Sir!

      • fubar says:

        >>What kind of BBQ sauce do you like?

        dinosaur brand. peppers and zing.

        >>For Pork, Chicken, or Beef?
        all. either. any.

    • Locke n Load says:

      how much are u gonna make? are you good with recipes that dont include precise amts? like 19th century style recipes?
      making the sauce is pretty straightforward but assembling the spice mix can take a bit…

      • reboot says:

        I’m good with that, I like playing around. For sauces it’s for 3 people, red beans and rice it’s a 5qt slowcooker and freezing.

      • fubar says:

        >>are you good with recipes that dont include precise amts? like 19th century style recipes?

        that’s the only way I cook. (except for baking)

        made paste with maters. but getting more.

  34. R.D. Walker says:

    There is no photography allowed in the Galleria dell ‘Acccademia in Florence. I couldn’t leave Revoistas hanging, however. Here, then, is a stealth photo of the bum of Michealgelo’s David.

    Enjoy.

    wpid-IMG_20131004_125520_042.jpg

    The museums are still open here, by the way, and Italy is even broker than the US.

  35. Z says:

    I’m not sure what’s going on here – but this is a video of the mangled cop car that we saw with shooting at the WH the other day.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/04/new-video-captures-the-moment-a-d-c-cop-car-rams-into-barrier-during-high-speed-chase/

  36. Z says:

    Who says science hasn’t been bought?

    “You’re study on global warming doesn’t support global warming? No soup for you!”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/04/sting-operation-the-stunning-percentage-of-science-journals-that-accepted-a-completely-bogus-study/

  37. BaconNeggs says:

    Another sign of the future – Obamacare website, has built in denial of service, says IT experts…

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131004/analysis-it-experts-question-architecture-obamacare-website

  38. sortahwitte says:

    Nota, see innercircle.

  39. R.D. Walker says:

    A room with a view in Venice too.

    wpid-IMG_20131006_151627_681.jpg

  40. Greg B says:

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/10/daniel-zimmerman/the-truth-about-barrel-length-muzzle-velocity-and-accuracy/

    Kinda wish this had been written before I built my last rifle.
    No matter, I suspect my skill level is far below what is necessary to achieve the same results.

  41. Z says:

    http://twitchy.com/2013/10/06/shutdown-meltdown-elderly-residents-kicked-out-of-private-lake-mead-homes-60-families-affected/

    “Thanks to President Stompy Foot, elderly residents have been forced out of their private homes on Lake Mead because they happen to be located on federal land.”

  42. R.D. Walker says:

    One more from Venice. The Grand Canal.

    Not a Venetian blind to be seen, by the way…

    image

  43. notamobster says:

    So pretty.

  44. BaconNeggs says:

    Since these raids have been announced I have questioned the wisdom of both operations, sending our guys in harms way, when armed drones can easily get the job done. Unless of course this is all for political show and marketing.

    None of it makes sense, one day you are training and arming Islamic Jihadist in Jordan and Syria and the next you are sending our guys to “arrest” them in Somalia and Libya.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2446081/Navy-SEAL-Team-6-raids-Somali-terror-stronghold-Delta-Force-captures-U-S-Embassy-suspect.html

    • reboot says:

      It’s a show, boner and company aren’t budging on the NO for the ACA so barry has to flex something. Hopefully neither one of them cry. I’m glad the HOUSE is standing up for something. First time in farking forever.
      Just another wag the dog for the media.
      I think the elections next year are gonna be rather special.

  45. fubar says:

    here you go:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/26/usa-listeria-colorado-idUSL2N0HM2EV20130926

    food producer being criminally charged with deaths related to food-born illness. I’ve been following this story for awhile and what strikes me is:

    we are headed to a world where all your food is sterilized, bleached, irradiated or comes in pill form, because we have killed our immune systems with “Kills 99.9% bacteria” practices and overuse of meds for simple illnesses due to inability to deal with any strife or uncomfortableness in our lives.

    90% of food born illness is caused by poor in-home practices, but if there is money to be made (sue the farmers! sue the sellers of fruit!) it will be done.

    • reboot says:

      But, soylant green will lessen your worries, and shorten your cooking time MAN!
      Growing up in Nebraska, eating “cannibal meat” (raw hamburger and spices on crackers) I’d never heard of all of the issues they have, in the damn 70’s!
      Stoopid people, stoopid times. Still haven’t had food poisoning since a young teen and shytty spazghetti from pizza hut. Does that make me abby normal?

      • fubar says:

        i was at an auction this weekend, I saw an Amish boy drop his gobstopper in the dirt, pick it up, wipe it on his shirt and continue licking it. (it was too big to fit in his mouth – lol)

        Nobody started screaming, Nobody called for bleach, nobody ran him to the ER.
        I’m assuming the Amish boy is still alive.

        I’ve seen reference to that Soylent Green movie quite a bit. Should I watch it?

        • reboot says:

          Watch it, the original. A little old, a little out of date, but the premise is still there.
          I Am Legend is another good one, but not based on soylant green.
          If yer farking with me, may you be overcome with a pox!
          In the Navy, if you dropped it on the ground it was a 30 second rule and it wasn’t dirty. Gobstopper? LOL, I remember when them bad boys were almost the diameter of a Kennedy 1/2 dollar!!! Damn thing barely fit in yer mouth.

          • Ray Davies says:

            Boot, you’re thinking of “OMEGA MAN”. Still a good Heston flick though. Soylent Green stands alone. Hell, it might even be on You Tube. Brad???

    • Jim22 says:

      Get out of the country and you will have some gastric distress because their bugs are different than our bugs. After a few days on the throne you won’t have any more trouble because you will have been immunized.

      The secret is to expect it and not be freaked out. Carry some Pepto-Bismol or something like it.

      Many Americans think they should be able to live their entire lives without discomfort.

      • Greg B says:

        Heh.
        You don’t want to know how bad I felt after I left Turkey. I’ll NEVER eat Turkish Delight again.

      • reboot says:

        Bottled water and don’t eat anything with ICE! Kids it can damn near kill. My daughter got a really bad intestinal infection just from small amounts of water while taking a shower.
        Some areas like Hong Kong you can’t even brush your teeth with the water because of HEP in the water supply, no shyt.

        • slinger says:

          Yup, I got the Turkish T’s while in Turkey. In Ethiopia, I kept my mouth shut in the shower, and I rinsed my toothbrush with bottled water.

          • reboot says:

            Living over-seas, you learn quick!

          • BigJimTX says:

            If I’m outside of North America or Western Europe, I brush my teeth with bottled water. You have to be real careful though because they refill bottles with tap water and glue the seals back together in some places.

  46. Z says:

    CARNEGIE HALL STAGEHANDS MAKING AVERAGE OF $419,000 END STRIKE

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/05/Carnegie-Hall-Stagehands-Making-on-Average-419-000-End-Strike

    I hope these guys are masters of their fields:
    2. Dennis O’Connell, Properties Manager: $464,632
    3. James Csollany, Carpenter:$441,223
    5. John Cardinale, Electrician: $425,872
    7. John Goodson, Electrician: $395,207
    8. Ken Beltrone, Carpenter: $371,813

  47. Z says:

    Boehner vs Stephanopoulus

    Political operatives discussing the shutdown:

  48. Ray Davies says:

    Oldest MOH winner dies
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/10/05/WWII-vet–oldest-Medal-of-Honor-recipient–dies

    May he find the rest he so richly deserves

  49. Greg B says:

    Looks like Bracken is going to offer his EFAD Trilogy free on kindle in the coming weeks.
    More details at Matt’s FB page.
    Or check RITR.
    http://co-ironwill.blogspot.com/2013/10/bracken-efad-trilogy-free-on-amazon.html?m=1

  50. BigJimTX says:

    Does anybody know where I can find a comprehensive list of house bills that were proposed to fix the healthcare system – i.e. portability, interstate competition, etc.?

  51. Z says:

    MSNBC’S ANDREA MITCHELL LEFT SPEECHLESS BY GOP CONGRESSMAN’S OBAMACARE ADMISSION
    worth the watch

    At the end of the segment, Duffy gave a final dig at Mitchell: “I think the media should start doing its job.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/08/msnbcs-andrea-mitchell-left-speechless-by-gop-congressmans-obamacare-admission/

  52. Ray Davies says:

    ‘Gestapo tactics’: Yellowstone park rangers held tour group captive

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/08/gestapo-tactics-yellowstone-park-rangers-held-tour-group-captive/#ixzz2hAVUfMYD

    • Ray Davies says:

      Obama said he wanted a civilian army that was equal to the US military. Could this “shut down” be a dry run for a complete take over? Getting to be some scarey shit folks, with the park police shooting un armed women in DC and the general actions of the feds. When are they going to start shooting for real? President for life obama? He’s already pisses on the Constitution and Bill of Rights

      • BigJimTX says:

        Just for clarification. The US Military would lose a war against the American Citizens. They may have technology and all the other bullshit that scares all the Non-American P@$$1es out there, but we aren’t them. We are free men and women. Our military (mostly due to influence from DC) have not been terribly successful at routing the third world jihadis. How well would you say they would fare against 30-40 million gun owners?

        He won’t win.

        • Greg B says:

          I think Ray was referring to the DHS mall ninjas.
          And those pussies wouldn’t win either.

          • reboot says:

            Heh, lol, have you seen Dawn of the Dead, original? They couldn’t hold their own against dead scrotumites. 🙂

          • Ray Davies says:

            Right Greg. I don’t think the military would fire on us civilians and would probably join us. But, let’s look at all the other “armed forces” pulling crap. TSA, park police, forrest rangers, etc.

  53. slinger says:

    Stop the presses! I just received word that a small order of .40 I made about 17 months ago finally shipped today!

  54. Z says:

    Random question: What was the positive case made for passing the law that health insurance wouldn’t be allowed across state lines?

    Surely the true statesmen brought up the economic effects, but I wonder how it was sold to the low info voter, or if anyone even knew it was going on.

    I’ll look it up too, but I’d be interested in what the group has to say.

    • Bman says:

      Well, I get my insurance from Blue Cross/Blue Shield….of Mississippi. I live in North Dakota. I believe its a state by stae case. i don’t think you can buy out of state coverage in Washington, for example.

    • Z says:

      I found this:

      http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2009/November/06/health-insurance-across-state-lines.aspx

      “Why is there skepticism about the concept?

      “It always sounds appealing to offer more choice,” said Kenneth Thorpe, an Emory University health policy expert and a health official in the Clinton administration. “But if you do look at it more closely, it does raise issues of regulation.”

      If insurers can sell beyond state lines, the concern is that consumers would be attracted to the least comprehensive policies because they’d be cheapest. For example, someone could buy a policy in a state that doesn’t mandate coverage of diabetic supplies. “You get what you pay for in these policies (and) consumers won’t realize it until they are sick and it’s too late,” said Jerry Flanagan, health care policy analyst for Consumer Watchdog, a California consumer health group.

      There are also fears that consumers dealing with out-of-state companies would have difficulties resolving disputes, and that insurers selling across state lines would market policies to younger, healthier individuals. Older and sicker individuals would face ever-rising rates – or face being turned down – because their insurers would have fewer healthy people to spread risk. And, since health costs vary geographically, insurance purchased in one state might not cover as much of the cost of care in a more expensive state.

      Finally, critics say that selling insurance across state lines might not save much money, and point to a 2005 CBO report that says: “if only those benefit mandates imposed by the states with the lowest-cost mandates were in effect in all states, the price of individual health insurance would be reduced by about 5 percent, on average.” “

      • Uke says:

        Yeah because God forbid people be able to choose catastrophic-only plans, or that younger, healthier people pay less. How TERRIBLE that would be.

        /sarc

    • reboot says:

      I like his writings. Can’t wait for the trilogy linked above. We used to be taught a similar thing by the Marines in security force training- I was a sailor. The rest I have is all cross reading and mob-thinking theories. There’s not a damn chance in hell I’d live in a big city.

  55. fubar says:

    just back from Dr’s appt with new doctor.

    Was not asked about guns. Did not fill out any probing health questionnaire.

    WAS asked to sign a paper releasing my medical records to a possible non-medical personnel. When I asked about this, I was told it is in case my records need to be accessed by a neighboring hospital network, in case of ER visit or something.
    did not sign.

    I’m sure they will access them anyway, because what doctor doesn’t spend more than 1/2 the “exam” typing away on their laptop?

  56. Z says:

    Yamaha R1 vs Mercedes SL63 AMG at 300km/h

    Thought the Revo would enjoy.

    • notamobster says:

      That was freaking awesome! That crotch rocket got it’s ass kicked! Thoroughly. Wow!

    • reboot says:

      The bike have a speed governor on it, or was it transmission limited? 214 MPH. My car has a speed governor that cuts out at 116, JUST like that bike.

  57. RJ says:

    Happy dead Che day one and all.

  58. notamobster says:

    Great information on the progressive takeover of the Republican Party and their attempts to squash people like us who are damaging their progressive agenda.

    • reboot says:

      Notice today, mcrino is kissing back up to the conservatives like the libtard he is? Makes me sick.

    • reboot says:

      It’s in the mid-west, the libtards don’t care about it. Sioux City got 6 feet of snow. I don’t remember that since 1977 or so, and sure as shyt not in October.