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Senior Contributor

Re: So whassup with Medical costs?

all fine and good................ except Insurance costs did not seem to go down.  Always had increases in the premium cost. They had years upon years to figure it out but did not.

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Re: So whassup with Medical costs?

So when Don was buying that 13 inch TV for 11,000 K and can now buy a 55 inch TV for 1,000 K, what did it cost for a heart transplant compared to now, or dialaysis.

 

Maybe that is why insurance hasn't gone down?

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Re: So whassup with Medical costs?

I don't think that any proposal for reform proposed by either party....and there have been proposals for on each for over 80 years....has ever been about health insurance premiums for health care consumers in your economic strata going down. They have been about getting coverage and care to more of the rest. That is starting to sink in with the public. Most who would be thankful to be as able as you. That should normally sell with someone who is as perpetually obsessed with a desire to be envied as you are.
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Re: So whassup with Medical costs?

the government has granted numerous antitrust exemptions to the health care/pharma industry.
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Re: Daily Double gift for many here

My son in law bought solar panels for his house. He sells the excesspower generated back to the electric company. HIs power production during the daytime exceeds what he consumes during the night. He just bought a 2012 Nissan leaf for his work car.  He intends to power his daily commute with "free" electricity.

 

His solar panels cost $$$ less the government tax incentive. It pleasures him greatly to run his household efficiently as will the gasless commuting to work and back. Is it paying out? He seems to think so and he has amighty sharp pencil.

 

When he builds his next house you can bet it will be heated and cooled with geothermal equipment. I wonder if his present home would sell better with the solar panels installed.

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Re: Daily Double gift for many here

'less the government tax incentive.'
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Re: Daily Double gift for many here


@kraft-t wrote:

My son in law bought solar panels for his house. He sells the excesspower generated back to the electric company. HIs power production during the daytime exceeds what he consumes during the night. He just bought a 2012 Nissan leaf for his work car.  He intends to power his daily commute with "free" electricity.

 

His solar panels cost $$$ less the government tax incentive. It pleasures him greatly to run his household efficiently as will the gasless commuting to work and back. Is it paying out? He seems to think so and he has amighty sharp pencil.

 

When he builds his next house you can bet it will be heated and cooled with geothermal equipment. I wonder if his present home would sell better with the solar panels installed.


Why have you not yet coverted your house over to solar?

Senior Contributor

Re: So whassup with Medical costs?

Maybe ............ or, lack of competition through collusion and monopolies.

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Re: Daily Double gift for many here

They already have nuclear reactors that can be fueled using existing nuclear waste, producing energy, while reducing the amount of nuclear waste.

However, the USA cannot build those, it seems to be an unintended consequence of some nuclear anti-proliferation law or treaty from somewhere (the process produces plutonium).   They are being used in some European countries, where they say that their existing waste could provide enough energy to produce their full electricity needs for a couple hundred years.

 

http://world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/Fuel-Recycling/Processing-of-Used-Nuclear-Fuel/

 

  • Used nuclear fuel has long been reprocessed to extract fissile materials for recycling and to reduce the volume of high-level wastes.
  • New reprocessing technologies are being developed to be deployed in conjunction with fast neutron reactors which will burn all long-lived actinides.
  • A significant amount of plutonium recovered from used fuel is currently recycled into MOX fuel; a small amount of recovered uranium is recycled.

A key, nearly unique, characteristic of nuclear energy is that used fuel may be reprocessed to recover fissile and fertile materials in order to provide fresh fuel for existing and future nuclear power plants. Several European countries, Russia and Japan have had a policy to reprocess used nuclear fuel, although government policies in many other countries have not yet addressed the various aspects of reprocessing.

Over the last 50 years the principal reason for reprocessing used fuel has been to recover unused uranium and plutonium in the used fuel elements and thereby close the fuel cycle, gaining some 25% to 30% more energy from the original uranium in the process and thus contributing to energy security. A secondary reason is to reduce the volume of material to be disposed of as high-level waste to about one fifth. In addition, the level of radioactivity in the waste from reprocessing is much smaller and after about 100 years falls much more rapidly than in used fuel itself.

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Re: Daily Double gift for many here

I thought you loved tax cuts or tax avoidance> What are you complaining about? You subsidize 3020's pediphilia group and don't comlain about that.