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Re: “White flag waved on Trumpcare

Stephen E, Max, and others;

Is it possible the Republicans have devised a secret (and sneaky) way to keep Obamacare in place? In my feeble way of trying to think like a Republican (oxymoron?) and wishing to keep Obamacare in place, I would propose a very draconian bill (e.g. Trumpcare) that would more than likely stand an excellent chance of going down in flames. By this method, I could have my cake and eat it while simultaneously blaming democrats for its failure. Perhaps these thoughts are a fata morgana, yet they make a great conspiracy theory.

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Posted by theBMC1 on 03/25/2017 at 7:06 AM

Re: “'The night we almost lost Arkansas'

Stephen E

I have to straddle the fence on this one. After years of association with Sandia Labs, countless "atomic trips" to Oppenheimer's ranch, his Berkeley office, my stroll of Hiroshima in 71, etc; I cannot get enough information or trivial on the Manhattan project. It is true an H-Bomb would detonate only if its atomic bomb, as a catalyst, is first initiated. Yet the sequence of the shape charges in an implosion bomb must act together in unison and not in a singular ignition starting with one of its wedges. Still, as a former engineer, I am reluctant to embrace the idea of "never," especially in light of industrial nuclear accidents which have revealed management decisions to take a short cut in costs over human safety. The makers and maintainers of our atomic weapons are not immune from such events. I hope those that are in control are telling us the truth; however, I do see much good in hedging our bets and declare that we do not believe them. Perhaps this will force a closer scrutiny and a stronger review of all prior safety factors and protocols. In my way of thinking, we are not likely going to get rid of nuclear weapons in this century. However, there is good merit in demanding the keepers realize the deadly potential of an ICBM and go above and beyond constant re-evaluation and review. It would also help if the keepers would pretend there is something they overlooked and try to flesh it out on a regular basis. Good books to read on this subject are Richard Rhodes "The making of the Atomic Bomb' and "Dark Sun". In the meantime Max, keep on printing documents like this and don't be afraid of being called an agitator.

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Posted by theBMC1 on 09/19/2016 at 4:40 PM

Re: “'Million-dollar Thursday'

Conservative Arkansas

If you get a chance, please read the Jewish Carpenter's parable in Matthew 18:23-35 concerning the attitude and fate of those who wish to hammer an indivdual who commits petty crimes. See if you can pick out the character that most resembles you in this homily.

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Posted by theBMC1 on 09/03/2016 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Report: Ground shaking in Northwest Arkansas

I felt it in Cabot!!!

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Posted by theBMC1 on 09/03/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Rutledge seeking to join lawsuit challenging FCC rule limiting exorbitant prison phone fees

Ebenezer: Are there no prisons?

First Collector: Plenty of prisons.

Ebenezer: And the union workhouses - are they still in operation?

First Collector: They are. I wish I could say they were not.

Ebenezer: Oh, from what you said at first I was afraid that something had happened to stop them in their useful course. I'm very glad to hear it.

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Posted by theBMC1 on 02/25/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Bundy outwaited

Maybe they confused the "Bird" Sanctuary with the "Bürgerbräukeller"? They share similar letters that make it hard for the 3rd grade educated Bundies to decipher.

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Posted by theBMC1 on 02/24/2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Gov. Asa Hutchinson seeks to "debunk" argument that supporting his Arkansas Works plan is supporting Obamacare

Ms. Jane,

Would you please give more detail about the "safety net" we had before the Obamacare (AKA RomneyMassCare)? Was pre-existing conditions part of the safety net? Did the legal provisions allowing a health insurance company to drop a premium paying individual from their rolls because that individual was running up a large bill from, e.g., cancer, part of that safety net? Please advise.

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Posted by theBMC1 on 02/16/2016 at 6:31 PM

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Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism


 

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