We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Now that we know that climate change is responsible for everything from global warming to cooling and attacks from uncontacted tribes in Peru. It's all beginning to make sense. Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, et al are all due to climate change! These are not legal issues, these are weather issues!
We have only begun to plumb the depths of catastrophic effects of climate change. No doubt it's the cause of the rise in the number of recipients of food stamps, disability, social security, the sorry state of our schools, the price of vodka in Russia, the price of oil everywhere. We've finally found the Social Unified Field Theory!
Anti-Fems against Feminists: Them Fems, being Lefties, just can't cope with disagreement. It makes the soooooooooo MAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDD!
Tikka Marsala/Cultural Appropriation: If thou art not Chinese, thou shalt not eat any Chinese food, nor use chopsticks. Thou shalt not adopt any religion from another land. (Hey, all! Anyone can play this game. Join in!) Mexican food is RIGHT OUT.
Slums: Better than where they came from. Like kids in factories--better than working all day dawn-to-dusk on the farm.
EVERYTHING is caused by HotColdWetDry. Including this response.
Imagine no religion: Another instance of Can't Trust The Press/Media--likely because the government won't let them. Or, they're all Lefties on that bus.
It's not the price of post-hole diggers. Those are still made by political prisoners. It's the disgusting rise in wages for the people digging the post holes - caused by the demand for high-priced consumer gear imported from the "free territories." The ChiCom government needs to get a handle on this!
Single payer not working in Vermont, consider how well (or not) the current Federal programs (Indian Health Service, VA, Military Healthcare, prisons) are doing. They have been unable to control increasing costs despite excellent cover for malpractice, salaried (not fee paid) providers, negotiated medication prices, formularies, rationing etc). As Megan Mccardle points out elsewhere, moving to Single Payer means stepping on a lot of corns which no one seems interested in doing and won't control prices.
At the link it is only talking about wood stoves; not coal or gas. Mine is Natural Gas (mostly since my late wife couldn't carry logs) and is double walled sheet metal with the outside sleeve carrying outside air for combustion and the inner core handled the combustion gases. There was a heat exchange between the two sections and warmed the outside fresh air coming into the house.