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Post by WJMorris3 on Fri May 05, 2017 12:32 am

Don't forget the fact that they held a freaking party at the White House Rose Garden celebrating the fact that the bill passed the House.

CW: DV/rape:
Did they mention that, and I'm not making this up, that rape and domestic violence are also pre-existing conditions?

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Post by Wondering on Fri May 05, 2017 2:39 am

Medical care for them were before Obamacare and could be again.

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Post by WJMorris3 on Fri May 05, 2017 10:39 am

It's almost like being a woman is a preexisting condition, which should not be.

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Post by Wondering on Fri May 05, 2017 7:03 pm

Well, one of the protections that's now out the window is that insurance companies can't charge women more than men.

So, yes? Being a woman is a pre-existing condition! Or, to extrapolate from Alabama asshole: Being a woman means you haven't lived a good life.

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Post by Hirundo Bos on Sun May 07, 2017 4:01 pm

So. At least not LePen.
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Post by Wondering on Mon May 08, 2017 9:52 pm

Yes, thank goodness.

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Post by WJMorris3 on Tue May 09, 2017 8:54 pm

Trump has fired the head of the FBI (who is investigating Trump.)

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Post by Wondering on Wed May 10, 2017 2:36 am

I am reminded of this thing I posted back at the end of November.

Wondering wrote:Thing I saw on the internet today:

General populace: "We're fucked."
Educated populace: "The president can't legally do all these awful things."
Highly educated populace: "We're fucked."


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Post by bomaye on Wed May 10, 2017 6:12 pm

Wow, the BC Provincial election is ridiculously close.

44 seats to form a majority government. The BC Liberals won 43 seats. One riding went to the NDP by 9 votes. We're now in recount mode (it's automatically triggered when votes are really close) plus waiting on counting absentee ballots to see what the deal is going to be.
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Post by Wondering on Wed May 10, 2017 7:35 pm

Is a riding like what we call a precinct in the US? Or is it more like what we call a seat (in the legislature)?

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Post by bomaye on Wed May 10, 2017 7:38 pm

What are they things that get gerrymandered in America? Electoral districts?
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Post by Wondering on Thu May 11, 2017 12:42 am

Districts.

We don't usually say "districts" are reporting. We say "precincts" because each district has multiple precincts which is where you vote (or send your ballot if vote by mail).

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Post by bomaye on Thu May 11, 2017 6:19 pm

Yeah, it's the equivalent of a state district. One party won one district by 9 votes, and how the automatic recount and the tallying of the absentee ballots (there's a military base in that area) will determine if the incumbent government retains a majority position or if we end up in a minority government.

Literally 9 votes are determining an election for us right now
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Post by Wondering on Fri May 12, 2017 9:17 pm

http://shareblue.com/white-house-says-diabetics-dont-deserve-health-insurance/

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