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* Why is that companies can efficiently charge your credit card instantly with one click on a purchase, but if they screw up and owe you a refund, it takes 7-10 business days?
* What goes through the heads of some marketing executives when they design monthly subscription auto charges & renewal? You know the ones–where they enroll you without your knowledge, never inform you that you’re being charged, or make it time-consuming and excruciatingly difficult to cancel? Do they think they’re going to build brand loyalty and encourage future business by scamming an extra monthly charge or two?
* Who came up with the idea of putting Skip Bayless, Michael Irvin, and Richard Sherman on the same sports show–three of the most clueless, annoying assholes in all of sports commentary? And what is about sports show executives that think, “Let’s hire the cockiest, loud, unsportsmanlike, hated ex-players we can find!” Think about it–Michael Vick, Randy Moss, Warren Sapp, Keyshawn Johnson, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, and on and on. The only reason most NFL fans even know the name Richard Sherman is because of his classless taunting of Michael Crabtree at the end of the NFC Championship, with his follow-up rant to Erin Andrews. I don’t think Michael Irvin, who is totally incapable of speaking at a conversational volume, ever caught a pass is his storied career without doing some kind of in-your-face celebratory taunt. I miss the Barry Sanders’s of the world, who would celebrate amazing plays by handing the ball to an official or fan. At least I’m thankful Irvin, Bayless, and Sherman are all isolated on the same show now, which makes it easy to skip.
* Speaking of sportsmanship, I love baseball, but why is it taboo in Major League Baseball to shake hands with opponents at the end of games, which is commonplace in almost every other sport? At least in MLB, they know how to handle overly celebratory & unsportsmanlike players, who can expect high & tight brushback pitches at their next at-bat.
* I regularly see ridiculous polls such as 64 percent who would never vote for Trump, or 53 percent of Republicans who wouldn’t support him as the Republican nominee. If these idiotic polls were even remotely close to true, then why are Democrats so anxious to keep him from running in 2024? Why not let him run, get slaughtered, then pursue any legal actions afterwards, if necessary? Is it because, as usual, the polls are total bullshit? Or maybe because it’s more important to continue criminalizing the questioning of a stolen election? 🤔
* The Biden admininistration began their new Medicare “price negotiation” program–yet another government idea which sounds good on the surface. What in our past experience leads us to believe that ANYTHING government gets involved with in health care will lower costs? Putting aside the crony capitalism corruption that will likely occur as political allies are rewarded (and enemies punished), when government implements price controls, two things happen — 1) consumers over-buy something they wouldn’t have spent on if the price was higher, and 2) suppliers stop producing the good or service, as the potential profit is reduced or eliminated. Both lead to shortages, and guess what happens to prices when you have shortages? Plus, as with other medical costs, when health care providers are forced into lower payouts for Medicare, they jack up the prices to non-Medicare patients. People love to hate on health insurance companies, but I remember a time when health insurance was ultra-cheap, so cheap that it was provided standard no-cost to almost all employees. Then, government had to stick its nose in things, more than tripling the annual cost from 1992 to 2016. Bill Clinton started the trend with HIPAA and other legislation. George W continued with his Medicare Drug Program, etc. Then, of course, the biggest meddling legislation, Obamacare. While de-regulator Trump was in office, costs rose only at the same low rate of inflation (which was practically nothing back then), but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. Just in case, government should definitely get involved again. It surely will work THIS time! 👍
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