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Knife vs. gun

April 13, 2013

I find it extremely interesting that this paper (Williamsport Sun- Gazette) chose to put the article regarding the college students from Texas that were "stabbed" late Tuesday morning on page A-4 of......

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rmiller

Apr-15-13 7:51 AM

Jerry,

"You small government guys can't have it both ways, you can't say we want the government to stay out of our lives and then turn around and demand government interview whenever you feel like it. What makes you think YOU can pick under which circumstances government intervention is fair and just? "

Here's a novice idea? How about we allow the US Constitution define the powers of the govt., their scope and limitations? If the judicial system needs tweeked, a vote by referendum (i.e., "will of the people" shall prevail?)

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JerryfromRI

Apr-14-13 9:26 PM

Thx Bufftrev.

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Bufftrev1

Apr-14-13 8:30 PM

Hi Jerry.. regarding your 1107 post.. amen, brother!!

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JerryfromRI

Apr-14-13 11:11 AM

Erik-

While it is true that I have not passed the bar in PA, I feel confident when I say that as a defendant in a civil matter, if no jury is involved it is because you've waived that right.

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JerryfromRI

Apr-14-13 11:07 AM

You small government guys can't have it both ways, you can't say we want the government to stay out of our lives and then turn around and demand government interview whenever you feel like it. What makes you think YOU can pick under which circumstances government intervention is fair and just?

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USABorn

Apr-14-13 8:39 AM

That should have been "tort reform."

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USABorn

Apr-14-13 8:38 AM

JerryfromRI - 8:51 PM

"limits on punitive damages"

We already have limits on punitive damages, it's called "a jury of your peers".

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Unfortunately, a LOT of those juries have acted quite "crazilly!" We've all seen articles about huge jury awards for ridiculous reasons, that made our blood boil as we read them. And then wonder why people have been clamoring for tote reform!!!!

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eriklatranyi

Apr-14-13 7:04 AM

Jerry said:

"We already have limits on punitive damages, it's called "a jury of your peers"."

I am sorry to inform you, but not all liability cases have a jury.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-14-13 7:02 AM

USABorn asked:

"WHO makes the decision to ALLOW generics to RAISE their prices to that of patent meds upon expiration of the patent?"

That would be your elected officials, the FDA and the US Patent Office.

I'll take gov't failures for $200, Alex.

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USABorn

Apr-13-13 11:06 PM

eriklatranyi - 6:48 PM

"they do not have to charge high prices because the patent expires in 5 years."

I was given a prescription many years ago for Percocet. My insurance "preferred" Endocet which was a generic version. The co-pay was $7.00. When the patent ran out on Percocet, my medicare insurance raised the co-pay for endocet to $60.00. When I called to find out why, I was told when Percocet's patent ran out, that Endocet was no longer CONSIDERED a generic. So the price rose accordingly.

I can understand a pharmaceutical company having to recoup the billions they spend on bringing a drug to market, or they wouldn't be able to then work on more new drugs.

WHO makes the decision to ALLOW generics to RAISE their prices to that of patent meds upon expiration of the patent?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-13-13 10:45 PM

"OJ was innocent."

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The gloves were responsible for the murder.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-13-13 10:41 PM

"I see.

You're against the FDIC too."

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I didn't say that; it was initially set up just fine but continues to take increased money fees and rates from banks that are just passed on to depositors and taxpayers. It is just another insurance where the premiums continue to rise. Taxpayers get to bail out S&L's in the 90's and banks at the end of GWB's term.

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JerryfromRI

Apr-13-13 8:51 PM

"limits on punitive damages"

We already have limits on punitive damages, it's called "a jury of your peers".

Small government, love it, live it.

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enigma

Apr-13-13 7:19 PM

Buff,"I've seen nothing constructive proposed by the majority of republicans in power."

First, I don't care about the Republicans in power. Unlike you, I do not blindly follow a party. Second, there are many Republicans in state governments and a few in the federal government who want to put armed security in the schools. That will stop school shootings much better than any gun control legislation. It has become a cliché, but is still true that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. That's why we have men with guns guarding our President, Congress and almost any other government building, except schools. It doesn't make sense to leave children without protection.

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Ritty77

Apr-13-13 7:07 PM

Sham, Obamacare's problems are legion and well known. Google "double counting" or "CLASS Act" or "Obamacare waivers" or "Medical Device Tax Repeal."

Check into articles about how premiums have reacted and how the promised costs of the program have tripled.

Read about how employers are simply going to drop coverage and pay the penalty or how they are going to keep more people at part-time status.

Research the various issues that are still in the courts and how few people in the end will actually be helped.

Or not. First opportunity to repeal or vastly overhaul this debacle, it shall be done.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-13-13 6:51 PM

Buff:

Yes, I have a dark view of gov't based on history.

Can you show me one gov't that has expanded and did not become abusive or usurp citizen's freedom?

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eriklatranyi

Apr-13-13 6:48 PM

Buff:

The conservative ideas are clear...****petition across state lines, limits on punative damages (no limits on compensatory damages), fewer mandates on coverage and extending the patent lifetime of pharmaceuticals so they do not have to charge high prices because the patent expires in 5 years.

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Premier

Apr-13-13 6:32 PM

Shaman: "No...what's "shocking", is...every time one o' you folks is provided the opportunity to IDENTIFY what (within Obamacare) has precipitated your rant, you "magically" disappear."

Uh, maybe you haven't heard but our entire healthcare system is now called Obamacare. There was no "rant". It's called statistics, you know just little things called "facts" that seem to escape the liberal thought process. So what am I supposed to identify since I “magically” reappeared?

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JerryfromRI

Apr-13-13 4:58 PM

I see.

You're against the FDIC too.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-13-13 4:53 PM

"FDIC deposit insurance, a 'shackle of government regulation' or proven necessity?"

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More like transfer of liability and responsibility from banks to the taxpayers. Then the banks get too big to let them fail.

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WKnapp

Apr-13-13 4:40 PM

With all the idiotic schemes being put forth by those intent on destroying America under the guise of "change", it's difficult NOT to have a dark opinion of government.

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JerryfromRI

Apr-13-13 4:07 PM

FDIC deposit insurance, a 'shackle of government regulation' or proven necessity?

Also, consider this, very often the folks who go off about the 'shackles of government' are the same folks that demand tort reform. On the one hand they want government gone and on the other they want government to protect them from civil damages.

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Bufftrev1

Apr-13-13 3:35 PM

Erik,

I'm beginning to wonder if you aren't writing within the confines of the prison system, given your dark portrayal of our government. Perhaps you and enigma share a cell and idylly conspire against the powers that be for a perceived sleight. If not, feel free to move up here to Tioga County, we're pretty free here to do as we please. Lots of toilets for you to choose from at Butters Home Supply..

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Bufftrev1

Apr-13-13 3:21 PM

Erik,

Yes, conservatives have an idea on healthcare. It is, essentially, if you have the money to afford it, then good. If you don't, that's your problem, not ours. Beyond that, the parties standard bearer has offered nothing beyond a catch phrase that polls well.

Your lack of response toward the latter half of my post would seem to validate what I believe to be true. But I'll give you another opportunity to represent. What's the conservative alternative being proposed?

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eriklatranyi

Apr-13-13 3:20 PM

You can live free and accept the possible dangers of living among other people who can go beserk at any moment....

or

....you can live shackled by the gov't with regulations and burdens, but still next to people that could go beserk at any moment.

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