Fred Mangels 
Member since May 5, 2013

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Re: “'Profoundly Disturbing'

There should be more of a sanction for the players of Adult Protective Services involved in this. They shouldn't be able to just walk away.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 01/12/2017 at 7:42 AM

Re: “44

The whole thing began when a highway patrolman thought he saw a driver without a seatbelt. From that, the suspect slid though a stop sign. If he'd just went through the stop sign, that would be a legitimate concern, but it started over no seatbelt.

Not blaming CHP for enforcing seatbelt laws. I'm questioning the need for seatbelt laws and wonder if they don't lead to bigger issues as they did here.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 12/15/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “44

"was armed with a handgun and fled a traffic stop."

But let's remember this whole thing started over a perceived seat belt violation, something many question should be a law at all.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 12/15/2016 at 7:26 AM

Re: “There Will Be Trolls

I suppose someone should comment on this story, so here it is!

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 12/01/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Let's Talk About It: Bridging the Divide

I'll admit I'm new to the V.A. medical care system but I've found none of the complaints so common about it to be valid. As for privatization, I heard on a local talk radio show recently that the V.A. was trying to privatize their health care. He went on to describe what the V.A. recently started and some of you may have noticed. I believe it's called Choice, or some such, at least they referred to the card they gave me as a Choice card.

How it works is if you have treatment necessary within a certain amount of time- I forget if it's 30, 45 days or whatever, and the V.A. can't handle it at their Clement Street, San Francisco facility within a certain amount of time, you can use the Choice card to get treatment at a local private medical provider, assuming there is one and they'll accept V.A. reimbursement rates.

I'd say that's a vast improvement over having to drive to the Bay Area all the time, and thank you to the private sector for making it possible.

And don't forget the V.A. pays you for travel to Fort Miley, or wherever. From my limited experience, recipients of V.A. medical services have no room to complain.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 11/17/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Smarten Up

Maybe I'm misreading this, but it reads to me as If Marcy thinks the reason Trump won was people didn't pay enough attention to her and the rest of the media.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 11/17/2016 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Let's Talk About It: Aftermath

"The steady progress of medical and recreational legalization would continue, though a Clinton administration"

The writer seems to ignore statements by Clinton that she'd be tough on marijuana. Alsos, her daughter saying marijuana was killing people.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 11/17/2016 at 6:44 AM

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