• MelissaWV's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 PM
    Which is why I am sure you will shortly rally to defend angelatc from someone naming her Angela in his post. You also may want to reread the posts in this thread belittling the "medical profession" (weren't you just pointing out sarcasm quotation marks...) as a bunch of profit-seeking monsters only interested in stringing people along to make a buck, dispensing pills and cashing big ole checks. This is not the first thread to do that, nor will it be the last. It's a pattern old as the forums themselves, so no, not projecting .
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 PM
    I don't think it qualifies as an essay, but the shortest assessment would probably be... we're fucked. Or even just good old-fashioned... fuck.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 PM
    You know, I always seem to be on the wrong side of everything. This time, my choice of profession makes me the devil as well. It may shock you to learn that some people actually do get better after medical treatment! I know! I KNOW! Crazy! It might shock you to learn that not everyone in the "medical profession" is out there rubbing their hands together plotting to rob you. It might even shock you what a number of things wind up costing, and how much the providers are reimbursed by payers. It would certainly NOT shock most decent medical providers to know that there are a large number of very beneficial "alternative" treatments, and some of them wind up being incorporated into common practice. A good doctor is going to listen to you and then provide their expert guidance. That expertise should usually extend to diet (including supplements, discussions about pH, etc.) and to more natural cures that, at worst, do no harm. The strangest part to me is seeing a lack of animosity on the part of the physicians, nurses, administrative staff, etc., that I work with... towards those who advocate natural cures, yet seeing the hatred that those who advocate natural cures have towards "medical professionals." Most of you would still head straight to the ER to have a bone set, though, or if you thought you were having a heart attack. It's an odd puzzle. Then, once you were back on your feet, you would be back to demonizing an entire industry's worth of people. The medication-shopping used to be for painkillers only. Now you see people doctor-shopping for antibiotics, or because little Timmy's cast needs to come off before football practice in a couple of weeks ---- never mind that his arm will probably not heal properly if he gets it taken off too early. Oh and if Timmy's arm does heal warped, his parents will sue the first doctor. People stomp in and demand a certain brand-name drug, even if it obviously clashes with another condition the patient has, or just isn't the best treatment for them. I mentioned briefly about reimbursement. How much would you pay for someone to drive to your home --- even if they lived, say, 60 miles from you --- and give you a bath, tidy your home, take your vital signs, trim your nails, do your hair, take care of your laundry, etc.? If you said anything more than $30, you're ahead of most insurers. How about a nurse driving to your home to deal with a wound big enough to put both fists into, which is non-healing, and needs to be unwrapped, cleaned, measured, checked for signs/symptoms of infection (hint: one of those signs involves smell, so that nurse WILL be getting in there and taking a good, deep whiff), packed, wrapped, and any number of other fun things? If you said more than $31, you're ahead of Medicaid. If you said more than $115 or so, you're ahead of most commercial insurers. That includes supplies, by the way. It also assumes the insurer authorized the care, and in the case of Medicaid it assumes that the provider filled out a five-page questionnaire within 24 hours of admission, obtained the physician's order on a special form, printed out a plan of treatment on a different specific form, which was in turn reviewed and signed by an on-staff RN for accuracy and correct diagnosis coding... you get the idea. You don't even want to know what goes into being reimbursed by Medicare. So maybe the "all 'medical professionals' are greedy cockbags" can end, but it probably won't.
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    Let's run this pipe dream out. If Gary Johnson prevented either from reaching 270, what then? Are you hoping that Ron Paul would be appointed as our next president?
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    Then don't vote for either one of them. I don't think Gary Johnson is worthy of my vote either. Unfortunately there is no stopping the fact that 1 of 2 liberals from NY will be our next president. All I can say is that I prefer Trump of Clinton and some supreme court justices are better than others in my opinion. I feel very confident that Clinton would nominate the worst of the worst.
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    Gary Johnson is irrelevant. Trump will be nominating better Justices than Clinton would. This is just a simple fact. I feel bad for people that have such blind hatred of Trump that they can't see that. It doesn't mean that Trump is a great guy It doesn't mean that Trump wasn't once a Democrat It doesn't mean that Trump hasn't ever suggested gun control It doesn't mean that Trump is a libertarian It doesn't mean that Trump has nice hair It doesn't mean that Trump will do anything else useful
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  • PaulConventionWV's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    I've come to realize there is no real path to freedom. The forefathers, when they said the tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of tyrants, didn't just mean they had to keep killing people who tried to usurp power (at least to my understanding), but rather that tyranny would come for a time and nobody would even realize it and then it would get bad enough that there would be a revolution. The only real path to freedom, as I've come to consider, is not to seek a revolution or figure out the best governmental formula, but rather agorism, or the idea that you should simply mind your own business and do your thing until somebody comes and tries to interfere with it. I'm in the nominally communist China and I've found that people don't really talk about politics over here, and it actually seems to work out quite a bit better for society. The police don't harass you much and there aren't that many regulations on business as far as zoning and safety regulations are concerned. Although there are many bad things about the Chinese government, including its gun policy, people at least aren't under the impression that they can somehow change things by voting, so they don't really concern themselves with politics. Instead, they're highly driven to succeed in business and learn skills that help them or others in life. Crazy as it seems, I think it's better this way. The government doesn't really interfere with my life here and so I don't bother with it. This seems to be true of almost everyone, and thankfully there aren't these weird social justice trends pervading society, so I find human interaction a lot more sane. I was drunk at a club last night for the first time in a long time, and I was dancing with a Chinese girl who was into me, but apparently the foreigners in the room took issue with it and regarded it as creepy, so I told them to piss off and slept with the girl later. This is only ever an issue for foreigners, usually Americans. Everyone else minds their own business. There was another guy at the club when I mentioned the movie Grease who took it upon himself to explain how it was a terrible movie because it reinforced gender roles and how women are supposed to give up their lives for men. I kindly exited that conversation and left him alone because I don't have to concern myself with that shit here. There are plenty more sane people around, and it's only the foreigners who are ever concerned about stupid things like that. The sickness we see in American society is largely due to the government, and I the government itself is reinforced by the idea that we still have some modicum of freedom that we can defend by voting or politics, when really it's an illusion, and I find it better when people aren't under that ruse. It may not be ideal, but I think it's the best we can do for now. Vote with our feet by finding a place where we can mostly be left alone and only concern oneself with government when it interferes with you. Otherwise, stay out of it. It does absolutely no good to try to change things. I reckon if I was in America, I would eventually snap under the pressure of being hassled by cops for speeding tickets and being talked down to like they have more rights than I do. It's not a healthy environment. That's why I say forget about it and do something productive, don't reinforce a system that takes intelligent minds out of productive endeavors to be politicians, not to mention all the people who work campaigning rather than doing something that can actually help people or finding the cure for cancer, as the cliche goes. Anyway, sorry for the ramble, but that's my two cents.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    It's a messy day in the SEC altogether. Auburn and LSU are duking it out rather evenly at the moment. That A&M game tonight could be quite interesting.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Can't begrudge them the win. Gators imploded --- and they weren't playing THAT well to start with. It's obvious this crew can't hack it at away games. There's still some intriguing talent coming up through the next few years, at least, but this is just not going to be "the year." Even if Florida wins out (which I do not see happening) the odds of winning the SEC are slim, which means any playoff hopes are about gone. It's a wacky year though. Maybe. Just maybe.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    Answer to my own question: Wishful thinking. That imaginary punch that was called that led to an ejection was hilarious, though.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Dobbs is on fire and the Gators have more cramps than a prissy HS girl. Why do I have the feeling this could wind up being another OT game?
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  • The Rebel Poet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Considering the alternative of Donald Trump loading up the Supreme Court, I can't see the difference.
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  • The Rebel Poet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    Et tu Eduarde?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    I have some bad news for you.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    At which point all of the body cams will malfunction, and you will become a statistic :(
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    That is a person having a really good time right now. * * * Also... Georgia... Note for posterity's sake: I posted this as Georgia fumbled, Ole Miss recovered, and the score stands ate 45-7 near the start of the 4th quarter.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    People probably are gifting her clothing, plus she wears a lot of the same slacks over and over again. I'm not sure how I feel about this as a whole... hoping that Trump does not win, either, since it will start a rerun of orange tans and comb-overs for men, and unattainable runway looks in impractical colors with straight hair and smokey, glittery eye makeup for women.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    I wonder if they will extend that to high-speed chases, etc..
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    Suz is the one skewing women's driving skills. I knew it! * * * Most of my life has been an embarrassing story, but not the laugh-at-it kind. I do see a lot of embarrassing injuries people have suffered, but it's nothing you can't imagine or figure out with a Google search.
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    You won't get any help from me. I just am not interested in debating issues in depth these days. I am not interested in studying this issue in depth so I could have a great debate with you. The way I see it, everybody should make their own personal choice and not force their view on others. If you want to vaccinate your children, power to you. Just don't ask the state to force vaccines on mine. I wouln'td claim to know that vaccines are 100% safe nor would I claim to know that they cause Autism. What I do know is that vaccines do in fact have a risk and each individual should decide if they want to tolerate that risk.
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    Its true. Angela is very clear thinking normally except when it comes to vaccines and then she buys the government story hook, line and sinker. To her it is good science just like man made global warming is good science to the nuts of California. Science is great, especially when it isn't tainted by a government bureaucracy with an agenda.
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    Ted Cruz lost my respect long ago but I have to agree with him here. I am just surprised it took him so long to figure out. Anyone that can't see a future of Hillary Clinton loading up the Supreme Court being the worst possible option is strangely blind.
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  • The Rebel Poet's Avatar
    09-23-2016, 09:17 PM
    You think they are pretending to be Trump supporters? I thought they were pretending to be Ron Paul supporters?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    09-23-2016, 06:52 PM
    Not really. Couple of injections, wrap her up with boning and a brace. That would be impossible to sit in, and obvious if she were to bend over, but standing up the whole time (partially obscured by a podium)? Doable.
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  • The Rebel Poet's Avatar
    09-23-2016, 05:59 PM
    This sums up my thoughts nicely.
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    09-23-2016, 11:05 AM
    It definitely is petty, but he will still be a better option than Shillary. It sure is a shame that we don't have a real libertarian running against Trump and Clinton.
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  • Cleaner44's Avatar
    09-22-2016, 11:41 PM
    Its because he is a lying douche bag politician. I hope endorses Trump, again reversing himself and breaking his word not to endorse because he was defending the honor of the wife that he cheats on.
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    09-22-2016, 09:29 PM
    Hillary is such a weirdo. I especially like the part when she says her dad is a business. And why does she hold her hands like Mr Burns?
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  • The Rebel Poet's Avatar
    09-22-2016, 08:44 PM
    Cf. posts by the Trumptards on this forum supporting a wall, tariffs, and assorted other big government policies.
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