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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    I think you hit it. The song reminds me of the saying - 'what you do for yourself dies with you, what you do for others lives on after your gone.' I think a lot of people here who have coached or volunteered in sports relate to that. The child development - in this case autism - subplot makes the movie interesting for those who have faced child development issues. The following trailer seems to capture that part of the movie well.
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    Jul 19, 17, 07:40 PM
    Could not find a thread here on The Accountant so I hope this i not too late since its on HBO now. But I loved the movie and have really taken a liking to the closing score of the movie. Sean Rowe's - To Leave Something Behind. Many here should relate to it. Being of certain age helps.
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    Jul 19, 17, 04:57 PM
    There has been some coverage of the repeal/replace effort. Some links. This one by WaPo seems to be a very readable summary. Senate health care bill 217 Obamacare changes - Washington Post More.
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    Jul 19, 17, 04:15 PM
    Just saying the chart shows that US HC spending has leveled off since ACA - and that would be what the previous administration would want to report. But individuals and families across the board are paying more in premiums and deductible and total cost. So that chart a) maybe skewed by slanted reporting and b) does not represent the impact on PEOPLE. BTW, some of the elements of ACA have greatly helped individuals and families who were...
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    Jul 19, 17, 06:29 AM
    I did notice that but hard to read since this data is (self-promoting) government statistics. We know that end consumer cost - premiums - have not leveled off and are rising in some form for all. I am also looking at a medical bill right now. Where the base charge is $2,400. The insurance company 'adjustment' is -$1,600. The adjustment is the 'discount' negotiated by insurance company and its well over 50%. I think this is where a good...
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    Jul 18, 17, 07:19 PM
    Obamacare light or Obamacare V2 is not what the message was during the elections. It was repeal (in total). And then the 'and replace' was added. And it had to be added since ACA is now embedded in all levels of the structure. The Repubs have been talking repeal for 7 years. And it does not take much to figure out that 'replace' had to be part of the equation. Ryan was a shoe-in to repeat as House leader. McConnell was going to be...
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    Jul 18, 17, 06:54 PM
    I am certainly not advocating rationing or death panels. Just indicating the amount of dollars in play is enormous. And when we talk about rising HC costs a good chuck of that cost is born by medicare. And as medicare or ACA spending grows so grows the deficit spending and that drives future interest payments. We may be gone in a few years but our children will hate us when we are dead if we stay on the current path. Because they will...
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    Jul 18, 17, 02:29 PM
    A chart of relevance - HC as percent of GDP. Health expenditure, total (% of GDP) | Data Basically a little over 17% of US GDP. What is the current GDP and history. Basically, a bit over 18 Trillion dollars. Gross Domestic Product | FRED | St. Louis Fed
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    Jul 18, 17, 08:50 AM
    I am almost as disappointed in this cycle of ACA as I was back in 2009. I am disappointed in the office of the President - seems like little leadership here. I am disappointed in our senior Senator - he seems to be going with the Repub herd. I am disappointed with the few highlights of the current bill. It sounds like ACA V2 that simply bails out the insurance companies; adds more funding (and debt on our children) to current...
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    Jul 18, 17, 08:38 AM
    The base, at least financially, is the problem with ACA it its current form. There are things to keep in terms of coverage but the entire structure is unsound financially. I am thinking that a new national 'entitlement' that covers long term and catastrophic conditions may be more palatable that mandated purchasing of a financial product from a financial company (insurance companies are really banks by another name). Medicare/medicaid...
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    Jul 17, 17, 08:54 PM
    http://kstp.com/news/mohamed-noor-officer-involved-shooting-justine-diamond-fatal-minneapolis-shooting/4544324/?cat=1 The Minneapolis police officer said to be the one who fired the shot that killed 40-year-old Justine Damond Saturday night in southwest Minneapolis had three complaints on file, according to city records. .... (Mohamed) Noor joined the department in March 2015 and is currently assigned to the 5th Precinct in the...
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    Jul 17, 17, 08:32 PM
    Used car market is flooded supposedly - and that is driving down used car prices and forcing the deals on new cars. Son got a VW GTI Autobahn through CarMax. They pushed their financing but he did a CU loan at only 2.5%. He had them transfer it from NC after finding online. Cost $200 for that. I decided to keep the leased Cruz he was driving and even though it had a buy out that was at book value and pretty good, Ally (GM leasing...
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    Jul 17, 17, 04:45 AM
    I am still confused why the credit union offers a mortgage or HELOC at 3 to 4% and a new car loan is only 2.5%. The depreciating asset has cheaper money that the appreciating asset? And its below the Fed rate. Who is making that money available to keep the car industry alive?
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    Jul 16, 17, 09:26 PM
    The Fed wants to raise rates. To raise rates the storyline from media, government, etc. has to be positive. So this type of reporting will continue as long as there is rate raising in the future. Does Fed care how it affects mid-terms? Remember the supposed Rothchild quote from the 1800s - "Give me control of a country's money supply and I care not who makes the laws."
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    Jul 16, 17, 09:17 PM
    When The Five gets a prime time spot and you don't at Fox your days are numbered. Anything for ratings or personal gain in the talking head game.
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    Jul 16, 17, 11:30 AM
    Lobsters are great as long as you ignore that fresh lobsters usually meet their fate being either grilled or boiled alive. Doubt if PETA girl wants to simulate that part of journey.
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    Jul 16, 17, 08:46 AM
    Well, I was going to respond to this thread with a sarcastic response of 'me'...:lol2:. On topic - I am not sure if there is anyone on any network that is worth putting time into. National level politics seems a lost cause and is Kabuki theater mostly. And since both Dems and Repubs want Trump gone we know what the messaging will be from all the talking heads regardless of channel. Politics gets more real closer to home. State and...
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    Jul 13, 17, 07:44 PM
    "Clean-up isle five...." Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton's emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show - Chicago Tribune Helium suicide.
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    Jul 13, 17, 03:05 PM
    Can Richmond's Paul McAvoy become Kentucky's first NHL player? Kentucky has been home to minor-league ice hockey teams, and the sport has a growing club presence around the Bluegrass State. Still, it's one of 10 states including Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming believed not to have ever produced an NHL player. Paul McAvoy, an incoming freshman for the Division I Colgate...
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    Jul 12, 17, 12:49 PM
    While the article is excellent I do think the title is off somewhat. As some have pointed out above - being 'happy' in a marriage can, and usually is, a very key component in a committed relationship. I would refine the point to say that the expectation of the other partner 'making you happy' is what one should not expect. If one or both partners expect the other to simply 'make them happy' all the time things are going to be rough eventually...
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    Jul 11, 17, 08:01 PM
    It seems the DNC felt the need to use foreign nationals for their IT support - why? While the Russia spin continues, here you have foreign nationals with access to DNC and potential sensitive security information. What background check did they get? Probably none, its difficult to run even the most basic US background check on foreign nationals since they do not have SS#s. So why were foreign nationals from 3rd world nations used...
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    Jul 11, 17, 07:51 PM
    Read Donald Trump Jr.’s e-mail chain about the meeting with the Russian lawyer - The Globe and Mail Email chain from TJR. If this is supposed to be a smoking gun it seems to be a cap gun. Trump Jr was not seeking specific information and never talked to anyone in the Russian government. Of course, it will be spun like crazy based on collusion on the meaning of 'collusion'.
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    Jul 11, 17, 04:50 PM
    Awan brothers should be summoned back to US. Their involvement and their laptop - that is in custody - should reviewed.
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    Jul 11, 17, 04:17 PM
    So people still sulk every day and ask what can be done to 'get rid of him'.... That is some serious hate. Destroying is always easier than building. And some only look at what or who they can destroy. The rhetoric has already been over the top and dangerous with calls for 'blood in the streets' and worse. Not sure how long we have to keep hearing about unsubstantiated and irrelevant supposed election interference. Especially...
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    Jul 11, 17, 12:09 PM
    Another interesting turn. Seem photo may have been from 1935. Japanese Blogger Points Out Timeline Flaw In Supposed Earhart Photo : The Two-Way : NPR While the photo may have been used as the icon of this special I found it be only a small part of the story. The presentation of previous research and facts seemed to be far more interesting that what the photo did (or did not) show. I really liked the analysis of the former Air...
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    Jul 11, 17, 11:40 AM
    It seems that one of the Marines who was assigned to recovery remains in 1944 spoke up in 1960s and that led to an expedition that did recover bone fragments - and had them analyzed by a lab that concluded that the fragments came from a Caucasian woman around 40 years of age. Earhart was 39 at the time of the disappearance. Clips from that expedition was part of the special on Sunday. As part of the special they did a new did in the...
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    Jul 11, 17, 07:49 AM
    From CIA reading room... https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP75-00149R000200480009-2.pdf
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    Jul 11, 17, 12:12 AM
    I just finished it after DVRing. They did a good job of tying together the pieces and including previous research, documents, transcripts and eyewitnesses. It went well beyond just the photo. They trace things back to Saipan where it appears Earheart and Noonan were likely executed as spies. For a two-hour special they 'fit-the-curve' of the data points quickly and without a lot of tree-knocks or whoops. It moves at a good pace...
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    Jul 11, 17, 12:02 AM
    As CWB says above - go with the best for doors. We have Marvin windows and Pella doors. At the time (10 years ago) I really liked Pella doors and went with those over the Marvins. Instead of a sliding door maybe look at a french doors with faux panels. We have a 3 section unit where only one door is 'operational'. The other two are static.
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Bluegrass area resident. Youth sports involvement - LexCath booster involved in football and lacrosse. Formerly ran house roller hockey in Lexington and coached national silver medal Kentucky roller hockey team in 2008. Active with KY Middle School Football Association. 3 sons, 3 in college. Married to hockey/football/lacrosse/Spartan mom.
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