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General Discussion / Obama and healthcare reform, what's going on?
« on: September 02, 2009, 04:12:11 PM »
Sat here in my lovely cosy country with a National Health Service (which is far from perfect, but hey) and through the marvel of the internets I've been getting little snippets of what Obama seems to be doing with healthcare in the US, at least enough to know it's got Faux news and certain youtubers hyped up.

I am tempted to make a video on the subject but will admit I am in a state of bewildered ignorance, and don't want to speak on subjects I have no understanding of.

I was just wondering what the system is currently in the US, what Obama is proposing, what people's opinions are, the arguments for and against what Obama is doing, and what the best third option is (because there is always one.)
Am I right in thinking that there is some remnant despise for the word "socialist" in America?
And why is America ranked 37 in the world for Healthcare, when several countries with some sort of universal healthcare are ranked higher?
(UK is 18th)
http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html
(No idea how old this is, or whether the fact that healthcare is universal bumps it up the rankings.)

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Future Episodes / MMR - autism link
« on: October 29, 2008, 03:48:57 AM »
I think this one is important, because a lot of people believe it, (I don't personally know whether it is true) but if it is bogosity then there are kids out there not being vaccinated because of it.
Youtube search showing quite a lot of videos
Maybe you could actually go through the evidence and see if it is bogosity. I'd find you an example video but I'm off to lectures in a few mins...

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General Discussion / The Ultimate US Election 2008 Challenge
« on: October 26, 2008, 03:24:52 PM »
The challenge is:
Think of someone who would be a worse VP/President than Sarah Palin, and say why, and guess the first thing they would do upon taking office.

Also, any McCain/Obama/Biden/Palin gaffes (esp. videos) and general election-related stuff here too, who thinks McCain is going to win?
The first of hopefully many McCainisms to come?

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1. The moon.

Everyone make sequential suggestions.

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Future Episodes / Geocentrism
« on: October 26, 2008, 11:59:16 AM »
I recommended this to Shane in a yt PM, but here are the videos in particular:
Malcom Bowden and his "three covered-up experiments"

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Episode 9: Lunar Lunacy II / Jarrah White and his astounding maths skills
« on: October 23, 2008, 11:43:30 AM »
Our favorite maths expert has a video where he "worked out" how much the original apollo "jump salute" clip was "slowed down." He admitted that increasing a presumably half-speed video by 50% only increased it to 75% it's "original" speed, yet made the mistake again.
He increased the original video by 150%, and then "worked out" how much he needed to slow it down back to the original. It took him some fancy video software to work out he needed to slow it by 67%, or 2/3. So, whilst the "original speed" was 150%, or 3/2 (a number he pulled out of his ass) he basically proved that 3/2 * 2/3 = 1. That's it. He didn't prove anything other than that.

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