Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on March 20, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

ELLEN DEGENERES: It’s doing very, very well. I think it surprised — it had a rough start, but you’ve got 5 million people that have signed up so far. Which is an enormous number of people have signed up, so it’s successful. … Well, people are starting to applaud here. I think that everyone’s very grateful that you did this. And I think it is important for people to sign up and to — it’s just better to be covered.

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We’re starting to get indications from insurers that premiums on the exchanges will go up significantly in 2015. Here are four reasons why. …

4. Obamacare’s design gave insurers an incentive to ‘underprice’ in 2014

One last point. The various mechanisms that Obamacare’s exchanges use to keep insurers on board—what industry wonks call the “three Rs” of risk adjustment, reinsurance, and risk corridors—have been exploited by some insurers to offer prices that, while still high, are relatively lower than their competitors. Obamacare incentivizes insurers to do this, because they know that in the early years of the exchanges, they’ll be reimbursed by taxpayers for doing so.

This is why Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), among others, has been sounding the alarm about a taxpayer-funded “bailout” of Obamacare-participating insurers. But as time goes on, the incentive that insurers have to use these tactics recedes. In 2015, many insurers who tried to underprice their premiums relative to their costs are planning to bring rates more in line with what they’re actually spending on health claims. That’s going to drive prices upward.

***

If a person with subsidized insurance falls behind in paying the premiums, the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover his medical bills for 30 days.

But for the next 60 days, insurers can hold off paying those claims — and ultimately, deny them if the patient doesn’t pay the premiums in full. An insurer’s denial means doctors don’t get paid for their services. If the insurer ends up canceling the policy after 90 days, doctors can bill patients directly but may face difficulty collecting.

“This puts the physician and their patients in a very difficult situation,” said Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, president of the American Medical Association, which about how to minimize their risk.

“If a patient is being treated for a serious illness that requires ongoing care, the physician is having to assume the financial risk for this,” she said. “That’s the bottom line.”

***

Terri Durheim and her family now have health insurance, thanks to Obamacare. What they don’t have are local doctors and hospitals who will take it.

This worries the Enid, Okla., resident since she has a teenage son with a serious heart condition. They now have to find a pediatric cardiologist in Oklahoma City, more than an hour away.

And if there’s an emergency … “obviously we’d have to pay out of pocket and go here in town, but that defeats the purpose of insurance. I’m truly grateful we have insurance. It’s reasonable and affordable, but it’s not doing me a lot of good,” said Durheim, who just had to drive 90 minutes to Stillwater, Okla., for a CAT scan for herself. “It’s so frustrating.”

Like Durheim, many Americans who’ve enrolled on the Obamacare exchanges are realizing they have access to a relatively limited set of doctors and hospitals. In many areas, the largest hospitals are not participating and many doctors are not accepting the coverage.

***

The hospital bills are hitting Larry Basich’s mailbox.

That would be OK if Basich had health insurance. But he doesn’t.

Thing is, he should be covered. Basich, 62, bought a plan through the state’s Nevada Health Link insurance exchange in the fall. He’s been paying monthly premiums since November.

Yet the Las Vegan is stranded in a no-man’s-land where no carrier claims him, and his tab is mounting: Basich owes $407,000 for care received in January and February, when his policy was supposed to be in effect. Instead, he’s covered only for March and beyond.

Basich has begged for weeks for help from the exchange and its contractor, Xerox. But Basich’s insurance broker said Xerox seems more interested in lawyering up and covering its hide than in working out Basich’s problems. Nor is Basich the only client facing plan-selection errors through the exchange, she added.

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Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits.

An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state’s insurance exchange. MD Anderson Cancer Center says it’s in less than half of the plans in the Houston area. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is included by two of nine insurers in New York City and has out-of-network agreements with two more.

Doctors and administrators say they’re concerned. So are some state insurance regulators.

In all, only four of 19 nationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers that responded to AP’s survey said patients have access through all the insurance companies in their state exchange.

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Barefoot Diva – nite J. Over and over. Write well.

Nite HA

Nite America

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:44 AM

Velocidade

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Writing background noise :)

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:46 AM

G’night Schad…

OmahaConservative on March 21, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Nite OC

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:47 AM

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Just try to keep Sparky from throwing all the ballast overboard.

INC on March 21, 2014 at 12:47 AM

WAIT!

Noticed that. Glad I have a choice.

31giddyup on March 21, 2014 at 12:31 AM

Sorry. I’m harmless.

KCB on March 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Oh, I know you are Darlin’. No apologies necessary. ; )

31giddyup on March 21, 2014 at 12:48 AM

31giddyup on March 21, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Its hard to make people giggle these days. What with ObamaCare looming like a grim reaper on steroids. I would like to do something mean with a scythe, like eviscerate him and then disembowel him also.

That is what RWM does to trolls. She eviscerates them so fast she has time to disembowel them also.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2014 at 12:49 AM

INC on March 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Thanks, Inc. :) The effective and efficient use of language, particularly in accurate expression, is my lifeblood.

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:49 AM

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Thank you for these, Paladin. :)

I collect them, bookmarked, and use them while I work. They’re wonderful, and so are you. :)

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:51 AM

DOUBLE WAIT…

OC, give ratso some rubs behind the ears for me. ; )

NOW, G’NITE FOR REAL

31giddyup on March 21, 2014 at 12:51 AM

31giddyup on March 21, 2014 at 12:51 AM

Goodnight, Rhonda. :) Sleep well.

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Hey, Sparky! Sure, Scrumpy can come, but I thought you were the expert at making kerfuffles!

INC on March 21, 2014 at 12:39 AM

I’m better with Flan. Well B9 taught me about Flan.

ps: How come no one mentions Zima anymore?

SparkPlug on March 21, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Good evening!

ELLEN DEGENERES: It’s doing very, very well. I think it surprised — it had a rough start, but you’ve got 5 million people that have signed up so far. Which is an enormous number of people have signed up, so it’s successful. …

Gee, Ellen, it is a big number, just not as big as the number who have LOST their insurance, and it’s just a tiny fraction of the number that will lose their insurance….

Doc Holliday on March 21, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Still Got the Blues – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Just try to keep Sparky from throwing all the ballast overboard.

INC on March 21, 2014 at 12:47 AM

We gotta ditch everything except the karaoke machine. I got 21 more monthly payments to make.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Are all Barky supporters bipolar?

AppraisHer on March 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM

You’re kind and generous.

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Doc Holliday on March 21, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Goodnight, Doc. :)

Good to see you. Just on my way out. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:55 AM

DOUBLE WAIT…

OC, give ratso some rubs behind the ears for me. ; )

NOW, G’NITE FOR REAL

31giddyup on March 21, 2014 at 12:51 AM

I’m not ready for bed yet. I thought Schad was. Ratso loved the rubs…

OmahaConservative on March 21, 2014 at 12:55 AM

Frank Sinatra – Too Marvelous for Words

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:56 AM

Axe on March 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Wow. I’m impressed. I will have to look him up. I have a few books that had such incisive impact on me that they’re on my own changed-my-life list.

INC on March 21, 2014 at 12:57 AM

It’s doing very, very well. I think it surprised — it had a rough start, but you’ve got 5 million people that have signed up so far. Which is an enormous number of people have signed up, so it’s successful. … Well, people are starting to applaud here. I think that everyone’s very grateful that you did this. And I think it is important for people to sign up and to — it’s just better to be covered.

I don’t care how you cow-tow to that community, save the Conservative ones who comment here, you’ll never get their demographic to vote for a Republican or especially a Conservative.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 12:58 AM

Ah, dang it.

*HUGE YAWN*

Wow. I’m impressed. I will have to look him up. I have a few books that had such incisive impact on me that they’re on my own changed-my-life list.

INC on March 21, 2014 at 12:57 AM

List please. :) –No, I’m fading fast. Too fast.

List tomorrow or at your convenience please. :)

*powering off out of sheer necessity to get you interesting people out of my kitchen*

Axe on March 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM

The effective and efficient use of language, particularly in accurate expression, is my lifeblood.

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:49 AM

You’re welcome. My role in life is frequently that of appreciator!

INC on March 21, 2014 at 1:02 AM

31giddyup on March 21, 2014 at 12:42 AM

Schadenfreude on March 21, 2014 at 12:44 AM

thatsafactjack on March 21, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Good nite. We need more hot airains in the pacific time zone.

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 1:03 AM

We gotta ditch everything except the karaoke machine. I got 21 more monthly payments to make.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2014 at 12:53 AM

As long as the karaoke has some variety, and you don’t sing too loud.

Axe on March 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM

You shouldn’t mention powering out when Sparky is still around to short-circuit things.

Yes, one book I own two copies—one to lend and one to not let go. Another book I’m on about the third copy due to lending and losing!

INC on March 21, 2014 at 1:06 AM

saxon and motorhead starstruck Dio Tribute Cover 2014 – This Is Your Life

The only tracks that have been released early?

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Good night all, morning time is rapidly approaching, and Fridays are nuts.

Doc Holliday on March 21, 2014 at 1:10 AM

What … the … schnickies?

Oh, everyone’s gonna leave because I commented.

Go, go …

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:13 AM

OBAMA RATED 5th BEST PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY

From a total of 44 US Presidents: Obama is rated as the 5th best. The A&M’s Public Relations Office released this statement “After only 5 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best President ever.”

These are the details according to Texas A&M:

1. Reagan & Lincoln tied for first,

2. Twenty three presidents tied for second,

3. Seventeen other presidents tied for third,

4. Jimmy Carter came in fourth, and

5. Obama came in fifth.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:14 AM

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:14 AM

People in all 57 States were allowed to vote.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:16 AM

People in all 57 States were allowed to vote.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:16 AM

But they had to be alive or have been alive once.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:18 AM

People in all 57 States were allowed to vote.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Now that Crimea is lost, there are only 56 states.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:20 AM

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Now that Crimea is lost, there are only 56 states.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:20 AM

Crimea was only half of a state 56.5.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:21 AM

Dearborn is now part of Saudi Arabia, so make that 56.25.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Dearborn is now part of Saudi Arabia, so make that 56.25.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Good riddance.

KCB on March 21, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Oh yes, and San Francisco is now part of Oz Land, so it really is 56.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:25 AM

And soon now it will be 55 as New Jersey will tip over into the Atlantic and sink if Christe starts to gain weight again.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:27 AM

And soon now it will be 55 as New Jersey will tip over into the Atlantic and sink if Christe starts to gain weight again.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:27 AM

There’s not going to be anything left.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:32 AM

There’s not going to be anything left.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:32 AM

The tidal wave from New Jersey tipping over and sinking will probably flood at least 4 other states for at least 10 years. Hopefully it will take out DC too.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:35 AM

The tidal wave from New Jersey tipping over and sinking will probably flood at least 4 other states for at least 10 years. Hopefully it will take out DC too.

VorDaj on March 21, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Nice job there, that’ll screw up the Blue-Crabbing in the Chesapeake.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:38 AM

Jesus, Hawk. Who knew you were in HARP?

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

That’s pretty cool williamg. I was listening to the Jimi Hendrix Experience while doing … this …

https://www.miconstruguia.com/en/how-to-install-hardwood-flooring/

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Jesus, Hawk. Who knew you were in HARP?

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

What made you think of that? I thought you knew.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

What made you think of that? I thought you knew.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Nope. Your screen name doesn’t exactly make me picture your real name. Wonder if Schadenfreude is there, too?

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:45 AM

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Nope. Your screen name doesn’t exactly make me picture your real name. Wonder if Schadenfreude is there, too?

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:45 AM

Lance, I wonder about you sometimes. We’ve been FaceBook friends for about five years now.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:49 AM

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

Nope. Your screen name doesn’t exactly make me picture your real name. Wonder if Schadenfreude is there, too?

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:45 AM

Still, how did it even come up?

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:13 AM

I’m here. Hey blue crabbing in the chessepeak? Best food on earth. Maryland blue crab. Better than lobster. I used to catch them. Got bit many times.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Billy Mumy avatar.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:51 AM

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:13 AM

I’m here. Hey blue crabbing in the chessepeak? Best food on earth. Maryland blue crab. Better than lobster. I used to catch them. Got bit many times.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Weirdest thing that ever happened to us was a live cage we kept about a 100 Blue Carbs in that we had caught on the inter coastal waterway near the NSC outer Banks. Finishes at 2 in the morning. We got up at about eight to start boiling them and there was nothing left but shells.

The horror

The carnage

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Lance, I wonder about you sometimes. We’ve been FaceBook friends for about five years now.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:49 AM

I don’t think we’re friends. I guess I just expected your name to be Tony Hawk or something.

Still, how did it even come up?

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Because of your comment to me on that ‘family’ wearing the, whatever the hell it was. And the only reason I know your name now is because of the Schadenfreude e-mails.

Billy Mumy avatar.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:51 AM

Little Anthony Fremont. He made a two-headed gopher which he told to “be dead”.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:56 AM

Got bit many times.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Bit or pinched?

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:57 AM

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:56 AM

You know who else is a good friend of mine you should make up with? Uppie. She has a heart of gold and treated my unit like gold when we were deployed.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Waaater-fall!……May This Be Love!

williamg on March 21, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Little Anthony Fremont. He made a two-headed gopher which he told to “be dead”.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 1:56 AM

Great episode. He played a truck stop customer in the movie about the same kid.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:04 AM

Lance, did you leave?

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:06 AM

You know who else is a good friend of mine you should make up with? Uppie. She has a heart of gold and treated my unit like gold when we were deployed.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:01 AM

She has never been nice to me, contrary to what she said several weeks back. I made the decision years ago not to speak to her any more than necessary. And until this crap with the AoS broads coming in here to pester Antwerp, it was working just fine for us.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Lance, did you leave?

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:06 AM

No. I am drinking a beer.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 2:07 AM

That’s pretty cool williamg. I was listening to the Jimi Hendrix Experience while doing … this …

https://www.miconstruguia.com/en/how-to-install-hardwood-flooring/

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

…..that’s cool……but not quite as fun as the concert itself…….

williamg on March 21, 2014 at 2:07 AM

….Even Better…..

williamg on March 21, 2014 at 2:10 AM

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 1:43 AM

…..that’s cool……but not quite as fun as the concert itself…….

williamg on March 21, 2014 at 2:07 AM

lol, tell me about it. I’m beat up and will be sore again in the morning.

Bob Dylan said he never imagined All Along the Watchtower the way Jimi sang it. He said after he played it, the song became his. The way it was supposed to be.

That’s quite a compliment.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Probably the only man that does it justice. Eric Johnson again.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:15 AM

Bob Dylan said he never imagined All Along the Watchtower the way Jimi sang it. He said after he played it, the song became his. The way it was supposed to be.

That’s quite a compliment.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2014 at 2:10 AM

.…’Zactly!

williamg on March 21, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Ellen has not been to Healthcare.gov to buy insurance.

She also hasn’t lost her doctor of the the past 15 years. [I have].

Nor, has she been told by the surgeon to whom her “new” doctor referred her that they don’t take the insurance purchased to replace the prior insurance — even though the surgeon is listed on the carrier’s web site, complete with provider code. [I have]

Of course, all of us are lying. Ask slobbering Harry Reid.

IndieDogg on March 21, 2014 at 2:38 AM

The Earth’s zebraprint jacket: Nasa discovers new giant striped structure in the planet’s radiation belt
*Electrons in the inner radiation belt display giant zebra pattern
*Stripes caused by the rotation of the Earth

NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft spotted the pattern, which that resembles slanted zebra stripes.
The structure is produced by the slow rotation of Earth, previously considered incapable of affecting the motion of radiation belt particles, which have velocities approaching the speed of light.

Hmmm… John Butler Trio – Zebra

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 2:53 AM

Brilliant Fireball Over Canada Sparks Meteorite Hunt

The basketball-sized fireball was spotted at 10:24 p.m. local time in seven all-sky cameras operated by Western University’s Southern Ontario Meteor Network, according to meteor scientist Peter Brown of Canada’s Western University in London, Ont. Two other camera systems in Ohio and Pennsylvania operated jointly with NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office also spotted the fireball, he added. This video of the March 18 fireball shows all nine camera views of the meteor flare-up.

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 2:59 AM

kcewa on March 21

evening kcewa… I was just reading that..
I think I should go check the yard..

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:07 AM

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:07 AM

I checked my apartment. Nothing found.

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:13 AM

I live next to southern ont…
but the yard still has a foot of snow
so i am going to call off the search till spring

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:15 AM

I think you would have heard something

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:17 AM

but the yard still has a foot of snow
so i am going to call off the search till spring

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Foot of snow? Are you insane, going2titan? It’s gonna be 82 tomorrow!

Eighty freakin’ two!

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:20 AM

shrugs…nothing..
so hows things on your end?

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:21 AM

Eighty freakin’ two!

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Way too hot. 65-70 is perfect…

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Lanceman on March 21

tell me about it
i was south of you last week
race temp was like 80
it was 22 when I got off the plane
its going above freezing tomorrow..
so we got that going for us

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:23 AM

so we got that going for us

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Which is………………..not……nice…

But bear in mind I lived in cold for many years. Never again, sir, never again…

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Putin looks to Asia as West threatens to isolate Russia

Russians play chess. Obama’s administration plays beer pong.

The Holy Grail for Moscow is a natural gas supply deal with China that is apparently now close after years of negotiations. If it can be signed when Putin visits China in May, he will be able to hold it up to show that global power has shifted eastwards and he does not need the West.

“The worse Russia’s relations are with the West, the closer Russia will want to be to China. If China supports you, no one can say you’re isolated,” said Vasily Kashin, a China expert at the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) think thank.

Some of the signs are encouraging for Putin. Last Saturday China abstained in a U.N. Security Council vote on a draft resolution declaring invalid the referendum in which Crimea went on to back union with Russia.

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:27 AM

Ready for Rand?

Nearly every election cycle, a poll comes out suggesting that many Americans, and a big chunk of swing voters, think of themselves as “fiscally conservative but socially liberal,” and therefore possibly open to libertarian candidates who want to police the deficit but not your sex life. These voters are the political equivalent of people who describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” It’s basically an empty formulation to avoid picking a side or a fight; it’s shallow, but it sounds good. The problem, at least for Rand Paul, is that “fiscally conservative but socially liberal” is not a long way of saying “libertarian.”

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:33 AM

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:23 AM

And you can understand my aversion for going 2 mars. We’ve been there since 1974.

Titan has hydrocarbon lakes. I wanna catch a gasolinefish. The telemetry from Cassini suggests that there is but a 3mm difference in the liquid height, which indicates zero wind, or, as I would suspect, a more viscous liquid. Possibly ethane with a high tar content. In essence, a smoker’s lung lake.

Why they couldn’t build Huygens better than Venera 9 is beyond me.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:34 AM

I should inform you that I am a proponent of the abiotic oil theory.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:36 AM

kcewa on March 21

or in modern terms..

Russians play Civ V. Obama’s administration pong.

you almost can see the small circus car stop
and two dozen midget clowns get out… laughing..

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:36 AM

And Titan is a prime reason.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Ain’ no damn dinosaurs on Titan.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:37 AM

The Melodic – “Roots”

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:34 AM

maybe you could fish here..

http://www.space.com/25147-new-mars-gully-nasa-photo.html

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:40 AM

68-72 is PERFECT – Northern Michigan – about a foot of snow left – down from over 2 feet about a week ago… Can. NOT. HANDLE. anything above 74.…. you can have your 82 degrees Lanceman…. got it a pleasant 70 in here right now…. LONGEST COLDEST WINTER EVER UP HERE – 307WOLVERINE KNOWS WHAT I am talkin’ about – he is one county east of me, but also closer to Lake Huron. Maybe 4 days over 20 deg. for 3 straight months…. I am hibernated – haven’t been out of my driveway since November 19, 2013….just me and the 2 cats – Mommy peeps & Butchy Boy… thinkin’ about maybe goin out next week, but it is going back down into the 20s…so, maybe the NEXT week… My electric bill was 337.00 this month – COLD… Kathyk

kennedyk49 on March 21, 2014 at 3:44 AM

maybe you could fish here..

http://www.space.com/25147-new-mars-gully-nasa-photo.html

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:40 AM

In a dry gully? I think not. I understand your fascination with Mars. But since I had nothing to do with Odyssey and Spirit, and since Mars never really fascinated me, (remember, I had text books in grammar school that had the photos of, what was it? Chryse Imbrium or something?)I will stick to lifeless places like Titan, Triton and Pluto/Charon.

I keep looking at the New Horizons dealy on the NASA website waiting for that thing to wake up. :)

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Chryse Planitia.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Ain’ no damn dinosaurs on Titan.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Dinosaurs on Mars! – The Experimental Rocket

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:47 AM

Dinosaurs on Mars! – The Experimental Rocket

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:47 AM

I did like that movie with Gary Sine Eze…

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:48 AM

kennedyk49 on March 21

welcome fellow Michigander..

I started one of my cars yesterday
first time since thanksgiving..
so I know what you mean..
did you run out of fire wood yet ??

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:52 AM

kennedyk49 on March 21

welcome fellow Michigander..

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 3:52 AM

Heh. You guys should understand this.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Heh. You guys should understand this.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 3:54 AM

Da Yoopers…heh

kcewa on March 21, 2014 at 3:57 AM

Nope, don’t do wood – I am too dam old..and I am a gurl… My honey passed away 14 years ago, so, no help. Propane is easier for me. My brother in law ran out in Feb. had to go out in the woods & get more. I have a 500gal propane- Used 289 gallons- $764.00 in 2 months PLUS my Edenpure that is on 24/7 – don’t usually use THAT much, or have $337.00 electric bill !!! It has been NASTY this year. Just glad I am retired & don’t have to go out in that COLD crap – cept to feed my birdies & get the mail. kathyk

kennedyk49 on March 21, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I feed my birdies too (for the cat to watch).

But those damned doves keep eating and wasting the food. Fixin’ to start blasting them.

Lanceman on March 21, 2014 at 4:04 AM

Lanceman on March 21

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/titan_images.html

heres some cool Titan pics
and even a audio from the Huygens Descent..

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Lanceman, YEP !! I started my car once – fired right up . That video from the yoopers had my 59 Ford red & white – my first car that my daddy got me in my junior year ’66, so I could go to school & work. Cooooool !!! I miss my truck – 93 GMC 4×4 – NO problems with a foot of snow… my lil cavalier NOT so much… easier for me to hibernate for 4 months !!! Thanks Lanceman..!!!! kathyk

kennedyk49 on March 21, 2014 at 4:07 AM

kennedyk49 on March 21

I have a cousin in Marquette..
we’ve run her supplies up that way
cuz her husband is ill…
we also get better deals downstate..
i’ll put you on the list for a couple dozen eggs
when we go next time..

going2mars on March 21, 2014 at 4:10 AM

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