Privacy.

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  1. Two Thumbs
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    Do we have the right to privacy?

    Seems some Dem Senators think, whole heartily that we do when it comes to private companies that ask for your FB passwords. If you don't give the pw, you don't get the job.

    I agree with them, too the point that I would refuse to continue the interview process as I would never want to work for such a company. I don't even have a FB account.


    Now this brings up an interesting question.

    By 2015, the government can demand that you surrender your privacy by telling them if you have health ins or not. If you refuse to surrender that information, you will be fined.

    ahh

    Don't you just love being able to cut the irony with the hypacracy?
     
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    I feel we have the right to privacy. And it's generally within the scope of private communications and your home. And your private health issues..like having an abortion. That's pretty private.
     
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    Then there were those pesky illegal wiretaps by ATT and Verizon at The Bush Administrations request. And that entire Patriot Act thing, recently strengthened and re authorized by 42 TP cacus members, along with the rest of the assholes.
     
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    I dont consider whether or not I have health insurance as "private" information. That's quite prudish.

    Passwords, actual health information, etc, on the other hand? That's private.
     
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    We agree?



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    That also.

    So we agree that obamacare cannot move forward?
     
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    privacy is privacy

    We have the right to privacy.

    Not

    We have the right to privacy except....
     
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    I agree, "privacy is privacy," which is why I said that what I do and dont consider private.
     
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    It will move forward because the best option single payor was shot down by medical industry lobbyists and their minions.

    but yes it sucks but something had/has to be done about containing medical costs or it will eat our lunch in another decade.
     
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    The problem with healthcare is that at some point we are all going to use it. This is a public problem because there are costs associated with that, that impact the public. Hospitals, by law, must treat everyone that arrives in an emergency room. And if that person can't pay..then everyone else has to pay.

    There are several solutions to this. Status quo..which are driving costs sky high. Single Payer..which personally..I think would have been best. Or the plan put forward by the Heritage Foundation as a counter to Hillycare and later implemented by Governor Mitt Romney.
     
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