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Old 07-31-2019, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I am not bothering with these debates until they are down to a handful of candidates.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:42 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I am not bothering with these debates until they are down to a handful of candidates.
Does anyone else feel like the some of the lower polling Dems should "take one for the team" and drop out before we (Dems) splinter even more in all the confusion?

About 1984 or so, Eddie Murphy did his RAW stand up routine. In it, he does a metaphorical story about starving, and then getting a saltine cracker. The plain saltine cracker is unimaginably delicious when you are that hungry.

This is how I feel about the Dems. I am madly in love with every last one of them because I have been starving for almost 3 years now.

Every time I think I have a favorite, someone else says something awesome, and I like that person for 5 minutes. I need some people to drop out so I can get some traction behind one or two people.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:47 PM
 
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What the hell is on Mayor Pete's forehead?
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Whatever it was, it's gone now.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/31/polit...hBvVw_jJuptUb8

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Buttigieg says smudge on his forehead during debate may have been a gnat he killed
Aha!!
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: California
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Hare are my picks and ratings from the first night of debates.

#1 - Elizabeth Warren . . . 10.0 . . . awesome and excellent
#1 - Bernie Sanders . . . . . 10.0 . . . awesome and excellent
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#3 - Beto O'Roarke . . . 7.0 . . . better than a month ago
#4 - Marianne Williamson . . . 7.0 . . . great ideas and policy plans
#5 - Amy Klobuchar . . . 5.0 . . . too moderate and right wing / not progressive enough
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#6 - Tim Ryan . . . 1.5
#7 - Steve Bullock . . . 1.0
#8 - John HIckenlooper . . . 0.0
#9 - John Delaney . . . 0.0 . . . way too right wing . . . should be a republican
#10 - Pete Buttigieg . . . 0.0 . . . kept contradicting himself ... had no specific plans
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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Thanks, Ladybug - I saw that part.

These pols are counting on getting votes from these freebies, not realizing they'll lose votes from the moderate Dems.
I agree. I kept hearing free, but no solution on how to pay for it. Like I said earlier, some of them are part of the problem as to why we are in the debt we are.

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I am not bothering with these debates until they are down to a handful of candidates.
I thought about not watching them too. However if certain ones don't make it, I can completely see why. If the favorites in the political world make it over some of the others, then you can say it's rigged and people are not informed. After just last night if Bernie makes it over Morrison, you then know it's not ok. She made some very good points (except on the reparations part) while Bernie was trying to convince himself he was telling the truth. I mean think about it, when a kid does something wrong and the parent sees them doing it, the kid usually cries "I tell the truth" while trying to get out of trouble.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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I am not bothering with these debates until they are down to a handful of candidates.
Me either. I'll wait until they're down to 2-3.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I donít think most Americans under 65 are on prescription drugs.

75% of us are overweight/ obese and Diabetes is an epidemic. It should come as no surprise we spend the most.

Rest of the developed world has Universal Healthcare. No two countries do it the same way. Some rely entirely on private insurers. Most are a mixed bag of public and private.
I want to know how they prioritize who the doctors see first and who gets sent to the nurse practitioners instead of a doctor. Because Rahm Emmanuel was proposing people who are of the age that's part of the workforce should come before older people and young children when he was touting single payer/government run healthcare when Obama was president. It was in his Lancet article.

That's a lot of illegal aliens over Americans, wouldn't you say?

By the way, the top 10 medications by number of monthly prescriptions/Most Prescribed drugs in order are:

Synthroid (levothyroxine), 21.5 million: treats an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. Low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is injured by radiation/medications or removed by surgery.

Crestor (rosuvastatin), 21.4 million: help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood.

Ventolin HFA (albuterol), 18.2 million: a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Albuterol inhalation is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing of the airways in the lungs, in people with asthma or certain types of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Nexium (esomeprazole), 15.2 million: used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Esomeprazole is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid)

Advair Diskus (fluticasone), 13.7 million: used to relieve seasonal and year-round allergic and non-allergic nasal symptoms, such as stuffy/runny nose, itching, and sneezing. It can also help relieve allergy eye symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes.

Lantus Solostar (insulin glargine), 10.9 million works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar.

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), 10.4 million: medication that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people over the age of five as well as for moderate to severe binge eating disorder in adults.

Lyrica (pregabalin), 10.0 million: used to treat epilepsy and anxiety. It is also taken to treat nerve pain.

Spiriva Handihaler (tiotropium), 9.6 million: long-acting, antimuscarinic bronchodilator used in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

Januvia (sitagliptin), 9.1 million: a diabetes drug that works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes.


I had to look up what the generic drug (what's in parentheses) did on a different page.


https://www.webmd.com/drug-medicatio...g-drugshttp://
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:23 PM
 
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Even though I am not the biggest fan of Elizabeth Warren for me she did score points with that, why go to all the trouble to run for president to say what we can't do.

But Elizabeth should have kept going... we all know why it is... those people who say "never happen" mean.... I won't allow it to happen because I want to keep my relationship (cash) with big pharma and big health and thus, I am going to convince you that forces other than me make it impossible.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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I have to wonder, how in the hell do they comeback to the center after all this juicy for the Republicans to use against them that has been put out there.


Socialism is Rape.
Capitalism is consensual sex.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:32 PM
 
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Does anyone else feel like the some of the lower polling Dems should "take one for the team" and drop out before we (Dems) splinter even more in all the confusion?.
No, I don't think so because the lowest polling Democrats are the most moderate, based on my answers on isidewith. https://www.isidewith.com/ (As I score right in the middle on quiz after quiz, and have an equal number of liberal and conservative positions when it comes to issues, I figure the candidates who score highest with me are the most moderate.)

I think the Democrats need to at least have the possibility of a "left/leans left" candidate to counteract all the damage the extreme leftists are doing. I might be way off base here, but if the extremists don't stop, they are going to lose a large portion of moderates for a very long time, just like the many racist Republicans lost a large amount of moderates for a very long time.

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