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keepinitreal

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Heh Heh. Works for me, since I’m among this great country’s wealthiest 10%, which owns 80% of US stocks. Love the tax cuts. Can’t wait for the next batch. Ka-ching!!! 🤑


What I was thinking

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What I was thinking


Damn straight!  Hell with the losers who haven't positioned themselves to take advantage of stock ownership.  Go back to whatever shi!thole regions you came from.
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Damn straight!  Hell with the losers who haven't positioned themselves to take advantage of stock ownership.  Go back to whatever shi!thole regions you came from.


We're both anti-socialists.

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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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Or scalds and butchers hogs, watches Grandma make cracklins, and knows how to smoke meat, milk a cow, churn butter, and make cheese. Neither do they know how to raise crops, build and use a corn crib to feed their animals through the winter. I strongly believe that everyone should have the basic skills to survive outside of depending on McDonald's, or a grocery store to provide for them. If your children don't know how to garden, find fresh water or drill a shallow well, fish, kill and process a deer, or hog, then you have done them a disservice. One that might someday cost them their lives, and end your DNA footprint on this earth. Nature, and mankind are harsh, and unforgiving. At least teach your children the basics of self preservation. And no, being a Boy scout, or Girl scout and going camping one weekend a year and earning merit badges and participation trophies doesn't cut it.
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But according to some posters here without the Obamacare takeover of 1/6th of our economy that shot would have cost you over $1500
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I always hated the knee injections the worst. A close second was having a spinal injection. I can't imagine the hip joint. We are wearing out fast, and all the moving parts need replacing. It's like working on a truck with 500K miles. Fix one thing, then another craps out. Hope you can get everything in working order without a great amount of pain, or monetary damage.
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I kind of messed up and got myself hurt again.  I took off today and went to the Doctor.  I am messed up a lot more than I thought.  In fact, the Doctor said he did not know how I can walk.  Long story short, my right hip and right knee are "severe" and I need replacements as soon as possible.  I am in season and so, I told him I can't get it done until June.  He gave me a shot in my knee but said that my knee won't last long.  Then, he said that my hip is worse.  He would not give me a shot in my hip.  He said that I have to go to the hospital for that shot.  

As a sign of the times, the hospital called and asked me what type of payment plan I wanted in order to pay for that shot.  Tomorrow, that shot that I am getting will cost $950.  I had this shot one other time back in 2007.  It cost $185.  


Is that from the coverage you get through your school system?

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And Dewey and Scottie think the Russians tilted the election to Hillary.

Who knew obama was a Russian operative

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Yes.  Before Obamacare, I had a $10 deductible on simple things like a Doctor visit.  I had an overall out of pocket at $900.  Now, my typical deductible is $50.  My overall payout has to reach $5,000 for surgeries, etc.  So, this $950 will go toward my $5,000 when I have to have the first surgery. 


Then you are not on Obama care. How is this applicable? My wife's coverage  through the school system is much better than that. I'm 68 and still haven't signed up for Medicare yet.

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Then you are not on Obama care. How is this applicable? My wife's coverage  through the school system is much better than that. I'm 68 and still haven't signed up for Medicare yet.


You don't have be on Obamacare to have been screwed over by it. 

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Then you are not on Obama care. How is this applicable? My wife's coverage  through the school system is much better than that. I'm 68 and still haven't signed up for Medicare yet.


He never said he was on ocare, specifically said, in response to your question, that he was on the school systems plan - reading comprehension is key.

Typical liberal know it all bullsh1t

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Ocare was supposed to at least introduce some price slowdown.  I saw the exact opposite happen.  Premiums have shot up more quickly than ever.  40% a year several years straight.  And deductibles make it all completely unusable.  
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Mine hasn't.
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So if your wife's school system insurance is so great, what is your maximum out of pocket for your family per year? My wife works for our local school district, and her policy has a $2500 deductible, and 25-45 dollar co-pays, but the coverage isn't that great, and doesn't cover a lot of things that most women require outside of the annual well woman checkup. Her portion is about $450 per month. Their cost of the policy goes up more than their pay increases each year. My insurance costs $1064 a month and has a $5600 deductible. I used to have a policy that was around $330 a month with a $2500 deductible before requirements in Obamacare caused the insurance company to stop issuing that policy. Just because you don't buy from an Ocare exchange does not mean that your policy was not affected by Ocare. My current policy is required to have a children's dental plan attached to it, even though my kids are grown. I believe that the cost of maternity coverage is also in my policy because of Ocare requirements. There used to be plenty of insurance companies and products to purchase. Now there are only 2 carriers of private health insurance in my county.
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Mine hasn't.

Obamacare Exchange rates went up 50% in 2018, usually reflective of market. 
http://www.macon.com/news/local/article175842756.html

This article indicates Georgia had 51% to 57.5% rate hikes across the board.
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/10/02/georgians-facing-huge-health-premium-hikes-in-2018.html

So that leaves only a few options.  But there is a problem.  You claim you are a small business owner.  So even if your employer was eating all the costs, you would still know this, since you are the small business owner.

So the only option is that you are on medicare/medicaid and don't care about how much it costs working people to provide you free insurance.  Those hard working taxpayers can choke on their crumbs as far as you are concerned.

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Another possibility is a public sector union employee whose health care benefits are defined by contract so he never sees any change, tthe difference is made up on the backs of bonds and taxes.
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What is the makeup of the state houses in Illinois and Georgia?
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What is the makeup of the state houses in Illinois and Georgia?

May be part of it.  But it seems GA went up more than 50% this year alone.  I suspect either Freshy is completely uninformed of what people are paying for insurance, or straight lying.

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We pay about 350 a month for coverage. Out of pocket last year was around $1000.00. Cheaper than Medicare, so haven't filed for anything there. Main problems are melanomas. 1 stage 1 cut off my back. Have 3 more unknowns that might require additional treatment. Arthritus, asthma and optical only other issues.
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Can you get me added to your policy? The cheapest I can find is about $875 a month with a 7500 deductible and high co pays.
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It’s great being a government employee. I know because my DD was a Federal employee and what would have cost the average person a high co-pay, and maximum out of pocket cost them nothing. Two babies in a Nicku. One for a month, the other for two months. That would have broke the average family and possibly bankrupted them. The Federal employee paid something like $250. Try that on a private insurance policy. People that pay taxes, and purchase their own policies subsidize government employees. It’s a great way to suck off the taxpayer. Just say your premiums have stayed steady, and declare, what’s the problem people? My insurance is cheaper than most and hasn’t gone up in price. They will tell you they love their insurance, it’s low priced, and can’t understand why people are complaining about the high cost of insurance and taxes.
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I feel for new teachers like my daughter.  Teaching is going to become very difficult to do with all of this non teaching stuff becoming a part of evaluation.  (Note, I haven't mentioned any of the non teaching stuff.)  


I left work early today after an incident with a parent left me unable emotionally to continue for the day. I have already made the decision to leave teaching at the end of this year, and today, I don't know if I will make it even that long. Parents have become far too disrespectful, and their children are even worse. Administration always seems to err on the side of keeping the parent happy, which leaves me with no way to do the job I was hired to do...teach kids.
I am including photos that I took in my classroom over the past two days. This is how my classroom regularly looks after my students spend all day there. Keep in mind that many of the items damaged or destroyed by my students are my personal possessions or I purchased myself, because I have NO classroom budget. I have finally had enough of the disregard for personal and school property and am drawing a line in the sand on a myriad of behaviors that I am through tolerating. Unfortunately, one parent today thought it was wrong of me to hold her son accountable for his behavior and decided to very rudely tell me so, in front of her son. 



http://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/04/04/Z1TQtcz/facebook-rant-enabler-parent

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LOL, and you guys think liberals are sensitive. I'll bet when that shelf came loose, she lost it! Gum in the window sill......oh, the humanity.
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Most teachers are liberals
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 Most parents can't stand to spend more than a couple hours a day with their kid, but we spend 8 with yours and 140 others just like him.
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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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lowry wants to politicize the classroom.  It doesn't matter the make-up, the desires or the leanings of the teachers and that is her point 

This is almost all I hear from other teachers as well, and they are leaving the profession in droves. There is going to be a teacher crisis in this country before too many more years has passed unless the abuse of teachers stops. 
People absolutely HAVE to stop coddling and enabling their children. It's a problem that's going to spread through our society like wildfire. It's not fair to society, and more importantly, is not fair to the children to teach them this is okay. It will not serve them towards a successful and happy life. 



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"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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Other teachers echoed her sentiments, saying that they retired at a young age and that "parenting" should be made a mandatory class in school.

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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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 And this, Julie, is why I refuse to teach in America. When I taught abroad I was treated with respect and even honor. Parents would come down hard on their kids for giving me any problems and sort the kids out right in front of me. Like you, I love teaching. and I am good at it. Really good. But I won't be abused my some snot nosed little git and his or her helicopter parent because junior can't behave or do his school work. I'm sorry this has hurt you so much. I agree, the administration is at fault in most cases for bowing down to the parents. Once again the instant gratification generation has lost an opportunity to excel.

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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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