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83% of US doctors considering quitting because of Obamacare

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dreadnought, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. kochman

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    Thanks for the invitation. ;)
    Rather than finding it, I'll just say, many more states have banned smoking in bars/restaurants.
    Some are even banning it OUTSIDE in public spaces...
     
  2. LucyDuke

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    States? Can you name one please?
     
  3. kochman

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    Are you doubting the accuracy/updated status of Wikipedia!?

    I'm texting Formy on this immediately.

    CA, for one, your map is wrong. It shows CA as having all 3 banned, but, this site:
    http://www.no-smoke.org/goingsmokefree.php?id=519#maps
    Differs
    CA doesn't have 100% smokefree non-hospitality places of work laws...

    Anyhow, this other site is way more up to date and accurate. It's what they do.

    It's not a big deal, I was just pointing that I could recognize in one glance that previous map was incorrect.

    More importantly, this is another example of Wikipedia being factually incorrect.
     
  4. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Specifically, that article. All encyclopaedias have errors - it's just a matter of frequency and severity.
     
  5. peter grimes

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    Indeed. There's a vast chasm between something being slightly out-dated versus stating a contrapositive. Kochman's objections to wikipedia appear to mistake all errors as being contrapositives, which just isn't true.
     
  6. kochman

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    No, it's the frequency of the errors...

    Guys, I can go on there and edit in words right now to throw something off, just to do it. I could just post my opinion as fact... I would probably get found, if it wasn't true, but not necessarily right away...

    Wikipedia is too in flux and too erroneous.
     
  7. LucyDuke

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    Nope, I just get bored with empty criticisms. Good link! The Wikipedia map should probably clearly indicate that it just covers general rules and doesn't mean "100% smokefree". I'd be very surprised if differences reflected more than a list of exceptions.
     
  8. kochman

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    Fair enough...
    That map changes pretty constantly, as more and more areas crack down. I wasn't trying to be a jerk, just pointed out that it has become more restrictive...

    Authoritarians and all...
     
  9. caketastydelish

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    Would anyone care to cue me in on what Smoking-bans has to do with Doctors or "Obama-care" (which in itself, is right-wing propaganda used against the health care bill).
     
  10. LucyDuke

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    Public smoking bans are public health measures. The topic was sin taxes. It's not a terribly long thread.


     
  11. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Weren't you in the military?
     

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