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Beltway Car Pool"Under the proposal, regional 'health alliances'—essentially, giant insurance-buying pools—would collect money from employers and individuals and in return offer them a variety of competing health plans. A national health board would control the alliances' budgets and prevent them from raising insurance premiums over a certain amount. Cool!"
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"It's simple enough, Langdon, but I'll explain again. To help pay off the debt that we incurred when we bought this company, we've sold some of you into slavery."
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Where Yule Logs Come From.
Many of the clan elders were excited upon hearing the name of Grog's new invention, However, as Grog explained his concept, excitement quickly turned to disappointment,
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Penguin Mating Rituals Modernize With Fashion
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"Sometimes, son, the guilt inside builds up so much you have to vent the shame silo."
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"Do you mind if I use yet another sports analogy?"
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"I'm a doctor-I can add 'ectomy' to any word I choose."
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"But I haven't finished explaining about dollar-cost-averaging." "Sorry, I didn't register for this course."
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"The mansplaining was bad, but I'll take it over this insufferable manpologizing."
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"Just relax completely..don't worry if you don't understand everything, that will just be because you're stupid."
'Quid pro quo? It means the f*** is. we f*** them.'
Presentation: Thinking each other are idiots.
'The market shifted on me.'
"Never talk down to patients. I'll be back to explain why when the big hand's on the 12..."
"I know what you're thinking, but let me offer a competing narrative."
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'Johnson, there's more to this business than just piling up big numbers.'
Playing the French horn:
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'Why do you ask me questions if you don't want to hear the answers?'
"Nothing personal, but could we break it off right there at the 'moreover'?"
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"Since you're always asking, here's a list of my various kinds of sighs, with explanation of what each one means."
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"From right to left, you have your tekkamaki, your futomaki, and then your yamaimo roll. The little pile of pink stuff is ginger, the green one's wasabi. And, of course, you already recognize your vodka martini."
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'He had a very high IQ when he was five, but he grew out of it.'
"Let me try to explain this from another angle..."
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