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    you have no idea how a credit card company can compile purchasing data and sell it to a business to use it to its advantage?
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    I have no idea how it's legal under the protections of HIPAA. Huh, maybe that's the loophole though--HIPAA thoroughly regulates what health insurance companies and health providers are allowed to disclose about YOU... but I have no idea if it makes any of the same promises about what OTHER companies can disclose to THEM.
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    there's no loophole. if i want to sell cigarettes i buy a list of people who purchase cigarettes and market to them. if i want to treat lung cancer i buy a list of older people who buy cigarettes, call them, ell them they should come in for some test or other, find cancer, and treat it.
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    Holy shit that is really fucking creepy and an overreach.
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    well it's been happening for decades in other industries. like ivy said, it was only a matter of time.
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    it still seems pretty hypothetical. i am not sure what they can do other than take "proactive" approaches to talk with patients about their choices. this is more about hospitals than insurance companies, for now. the ACA as far as i understand won't let anyone use this data to deny coverage.

    but the data has to be hard to sift through. i have never paid for a gym membership, but know people who have, but never go. i walk outside or use my apartment gym which costs me nothing. or sometimes i buy things like diapers for a baby shower at work, does that mean i have a baby?
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    I need to start buying all my cigarettes and liquor straight cash.
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    Good plan. Keep all your drugs under the table.

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    i guess it was just a matter of time.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...or-health.html
    Eh. First, this is not really anything new; people in my field have been talking about this sort of thing for probably 10 years. Second, the reason it hasn't really gone anywhere in those 10 years is that the predictive power of these measures, while certainly greater than zero, is not all that impressive.

    I personally find it creepy as hell and have lobbied my colleagues that the potential negative PR tradeoff vs the very lukewarm gains that might be had makes it not worth doing.

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    but the data has to be hard to sift through. i have never paid for a gym membership, but know people who have, but never go. i walk outside or use my apartment gym which costs me nothing. or sometimes i buy things like diapers for a baby shower at work, does that mean i have a baby?
    no, but it's not like one transaction sets off an alarm. say target sells purchasing data to a large conglomerate that can basically produce any product you may need. they notice trends inbuying habits and use that information to their advantage, whatever that may be.
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    no, but it's not like one transaction sets off an alarm. say target sells purchasing data to a large conglomerate that can basically produce any product you may need. they notice trends inbuying habits and use that information to their advantage, whatever that may be.
    right, but let's say i throw a party ever three months and buy a bunch of soda. i never drink it, but i buy it for others who don't drink when i have a party. that may have been a bad example, but tom said it better. it seems hard to predict behavior based on individual purchases.

    and i remember taking a database design class ten years ago and we talked about this as an ethical issue.
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    I need this to be my avatar. Dani, can you make an exception to the file size rule? Because goddamn.

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    That looks fake. The kids head looks freakishly big for his body. It's creepy. But awesome.
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    June 2014

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    Denver to Seattle and back

    All vacation and having mostly fun.

    I hope July is as fun and rewarding ..... cr****
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    And how many children were left in your wake of pedophiliac destruction this past month?

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    Can some people give me "advice" on a house without the usual bs I get here ? (TomAz or the other financial buffs) cr****
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    Can some people give me "advice" on a house without the usual bs I get here ? (TomAz or the other financial buffs) cr****
    Do you honestly expect anything different at this point?
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    Can some people give me "advice" on a house without the usual bs I get here ? (TomAz or the other financial buffs) cr****
    Nobody wants to give you advice. Everybody hates you except Brokendoll. Why you haven't figured it out at this point is mind boggling.
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    can we just start a thread already called "ask a grown up" and by that i mean tom? christ, if you're older than woodstock and need to go to someone who mocks you endlessly that works in the health care industry just for advice on buying/selling a house, that's a problem.
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    Ron, why do you keep coming here? Nobody likes you. I'm not sure how else to put it.
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    My advice to Ron is to buy a house with a good, soundproof, easily concealed cellar. You know, somewhere they won't find the little girls.
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    Can some people give me "advice" on a house without the usual bs I get here ? (TomAz or the other financial buffs) cr****
    Well, if you want a basement I'd probably move out of Colorado. They don't have those there.
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    Let's hear him out, you guys. I want to know "what" he needs to be advised on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Can some people give me "advice" on a house without the usual bs I get here ? (TomAz or the other financial buffs) cr****
    Why don't you find a new message board where everybody doesn't know what an asshole you are yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Can some people give me "advice" on a house without the usual bs I get here ? (TomAz or the other financial buffs) cr****
    My wife and I bought a house in December. It was a pretty easy process, except for the part on our loan application where the bank wanted to know if either of us had ever had sex with Mexican child prostitutes. Fortunately, "neither" of us has. Whew! Day in the life. r****
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    "I just want to buy a house, near a nice school... in the woods..."
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    Well, if you want a basement I'd probably move out of Colorado. They don't have those there.
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    Figures I would get these responses. BTW, I have always had a basement. I just wanted to hear what people thought about paying off a house (no loan of course) or using the money for investment or something else. I have one house paid off and now that I have two I can't decide to rent, sell or ? to do with the new place. Amy, I have never tried to make people like me. It looks like I did a bang up job eh, but then ask me if I care. ..... cr****
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    BTW, I have always had a basement.

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