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Posted on April 7 at 10:06 a.m.

Looking back on the years I lived in IV, especially as a 3rd year on DP, I remember a lot of Halloweens. After I graduated, moved a little inland to the 6500 block of Picasso Rd and there I stayed until I could afford a mortgage.

The big parties have always drawn large numbers from out-of-town. Some students, some not. It used to be Playboy's list would get the word out. Now it's Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Not being a sociologist, I would wager the "Las Vegas" syndrome (what happens in Vegas ...) was a big factor in this year's Deltopia. That's something many of us can probably relate to or at least understand.

I'm not trying to apportion blame to specific groups. And I doubt anyone here has the cred to do so. But I do appreciate Robert Bernstein's attempt to figure who was at Deltopia this year:

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Posted on April 5 at 10:10 a.m.

Before the ACA aka "Obamacare" came to be, there definitely were crap health insurance plans out there marketed as "affordable" (affordable only if you didn't need to make any claims):

To the extent that many of those plans can't be foisted on consumers today is a win. There still are some however:

The argument that males should have access to plans that don't cover certain things (e.g. pregnancy) is shaky in my opinion. What about colonoscopies? Breast cancer? Yeast infections? Should I demand a cheaper policy that doesn't cover BRCA cancer because I'm not Jewish? Sickle cell anemia because I'm not African American? Mental health coverage because my family doesn't have a history of problems?

Individualized insurance polices tailored for one's own risk profile is probably appealing to libertarians, but goes against the concept of a shared risk pool.

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Posted on April 2 at 10:37 a.m.

Spiritof76's last paragraph is not logical. It doesn't follow that just because one doesn't subscribe to the NP, one doesn't support Mike Eliason or his work.

Nor does it follow that one would need to purchase the NP to support Eliason.

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Posted on April 2 at 10:17 a.m.

^^^ realitycheck88, if you lived in the area, you'd know there are more lawn signs backing conservatives than liberals come election time.

The author's second sentence should say "re-opened".

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Posted on March 31 at 9:16 a.m.

Coincidentally, This American Life just aired "Bad Baby":

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Posted on March 30 at 1:56 p.m.

That Goacta "report" is pretty uneven. Too many broad characterizations to have any serious impact for me.

Heck, even I failed the report's litmus test (who were the generals at the Battle of Yorktown?) yet I'm pretty sure I received a great public education and am a productive member of society.

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Posted on March 29 at 4:26 p.m.

^^^ Might have been unfamiliar with the area and relied on GPS. There are stables on the lower part of OSM so there may have been no choice as well.

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Posted on March 29 at 9:21 a.m.

^^^ I thought you were from ANdorra :)

Good luck against Wisconsin.

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Posted on March 29 at 9:08 a.m.

Good point. I'd park on APS and walk rather than pay $12. Then again, I'm more of a Hamburger Habit fan.

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Posted on March 29 at 8:52 a.m.

^^^ That accident occurred on Old San Marcos Pass Road (i.e. the road that goes up to the Trout Club) not the 154.

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