But, on the bright side, Humboldt does at least have Ryan Burns, and the Journal's editor and publisher haven't prevented him from doing his job. Sometimes it just takes one decent reporter. And even the Substandard has a good reporter.
You write "Why should we have to pay for your health problems?"
I suppose there's little point in offering you a moral or ethical argument, so I'll just cut to the chase. In this country, when people get really, really sick, they receive medical care whether they have health insurance or not. (It's something to do with civilization.) That means that you are already paying for older people's health problems.
The difference that "Obamacare" can make is that the system will now attempt to treat older people's health problems earlier, when they are more affordable to deal with.
Obamacare actually has NOTHING to do with health care, it is simply a way of protecting citizens against the worst abuses of the insurance industry. The reason it is imperfect is that the existing insurance industry has a great deal of money at stake. If it did not, you can be sure that something like national health insurance would exist in the US, just like it does in much of the world.
You might wonder why much of the world has national health insurance. It might be rewarding to investigate why this is so. Are there reasons people believe the "free market" and "health care" are incompatible? What might they be? Have you ever asked?
You talk about "haters." Does that mean someone who disagrees with you?
Not an EPD veteran? Has he killed anyone at least? Or is this a dreadful mistake?
Good luck, Mr. Mills, and watch your back.
Fresh-faced? Is he trim? It's hard to tell from the photo.
Ah, I see the TS reports it has done the acquisition. I guess we'll eventually find out whether this was a good idea or not.
Wow. This sounds like the biggest non-pot story w/r/t Humboldt's economy in years. They vote on Monday?!
Has anyone done the necessary analysis to determine what the cost of handling "all above-ground hazardous waste" will be? Will this be transferring millions of dollars of mandatory costs onto the Harbor District? I'd love to see the facility put to good use, but "free" rarely means free, at least in the world of business to government transactions.
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