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Everything posted by toonkee

  1. Can UNLV just get a loan for the rest? It would be awesome if it was just called Rebel Field/Stadium. None of that Wisepies b.s.
  2. What I don't understand is what Mark Davis gets out of all this. People are saying Las Vegas got played but to the benefit of whom? It appears to me that Mr. Davis thought he could manipulate Clark County, Shelson Adelson and Goldman Sachs. 1 out of 3 is good in baseball anyway. Maybe he should buy the A's. It just seems to me that Davis was way out of his league. Maybe I'm wrong and he comes over the top and gets it all done his way. We will see in the next few months, I guess.
  3. In my opinion, it's hard to say what would be best for UNLV football in the end. Las Vegas, and UNLV to an extent, are quite unique. Maybe the best thing for UNLV, specifically, is for them to play in a top-tier NFL stadium. Maybe that attracts more recruits and Las Vegans, rather than a more built-up and established collegiate atmosphere.
  4. No matter what happens in this scenario, it's good news for UNLV.
  5. Yeah, I'm not sure I know what to say about this. UNLV gonna UNLV, I guess.
  6. Obviously, this seems ridiculous. Do you have thoughts on how to fix this, while still protecting the rights of patients to seek appropriate damages in cases that are warranted?
  7. Here is some interesting discussion about how our current health care system was really "born". https://np.reddit.com/r/AdviceAnimals/comments/5pwj8g/as_long_as_insurance_companies_are_involved_aetna/dcvg53f/?context=3
  8. Of course all teachers wouldn't universally be the best and brightest, but maybe the profession could be more competitive with other "best and brightest" fields. Not all doctors are "the best". And to your point about not being able to pay them, I say where there's a will, there's a way. We just have no will.
  9. I know Roscoe invoked the Hippo oath which references the doctor, but I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that he really didn't mean doctors should bear the financial burden in the health care. Doctors should be compensated fairly and quite well, but we should also find a way for everyone to have health care, regardless of the patient's ability to pay. I don't necessarily think it's a "right", but it seems like the right thing to do if possible and and believe it is possible. A little OT but how do you feel about teachers salaries? Imagine the potential of our society if many of our best and brightest were attracted to teaching. It could be a new renaissance.
  10. Good point but we have to say that those are company profits so your ROI stuff doesn't really equate. In addition to likely holding stock in their companies, the CEO's and upper management types could be making tens of millions of dollars.
  11. Easy there, big guy. Just being silly. But since you asked... Maybe we could cultivate a society and economic system based on our best qualities of compassion, understanding and love instead of shareholder value and greed? It's clear that the quest for increasing profits produced tremendous advancements but what is not clear is how much those things have actually held us back.
  12. We'll just have to wait a few extra years so they can start producing the generic version of the cancer cure drug, lol.
  13. Not necessarily. Even though people may live longer, there may be such advancements in treatments that costs are reduced.
  14. That's been my position for a while now and it's something you said in effect. We already do have universal health care. It's called the emergency room. The problem is that's a bad way to do it but for some reason we have to jump through all these hoops to avoid calling things like they are.
  15. We're in luck! Donnie's a big fan of a lot of old German stuff.
  16. Sounds to me like your damned if you do, damned if you don't. They give you the run around in both systems. No?
  17. All along I thought the ACA would just basically be renamed by the Republicans. Sure, a few changes might get made, and hopefully for the better, but I think they're going to have a really hard time getting rid of things like no lifetime maximums, covered preventative care and no pre-existing conditions. I sincerely hope they can keep those important things and find a way to reduce costs.
  18. I imagine they expect significantly increased revenue by way of tickets, concessions, rent, etc. in that scenario and those monies would pay for the upgrades. Just a guess, though.
  19. They do have some tall mountains. Mauna Kea is the biggest rock on this planet. I say we keep 'em on account of that.
  20. I'm not sure. One of those NCAA years Rice inherited a pretty damn good team from Kruger. Rice also had 6 guys that got actual NBA contracts including a #1 pick (maybe AB didn't deserve it but still). I think sometimes the talent level overcame Rice's incompetence. Rice had 3 guys last year that are actually on an NBA roster right now and UNLV finished 7th or 8th (I can't even keep up anymore) in a down MW league! That's a special kind of coaching right there.