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Old 05-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #616
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Enjoying your 8-hour workdays?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #617
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There are mutterings in Seattle about some good-timey fun-lovin' anarchists showing up to the marches/protests today, to spread some joy like they did in '99 with the WTO riots.

I'm really hoping the media and police are exaggerating or wrong.

I'll be sure to be on the bus before things start at 5, and if shit starts going down, I will gladly skip the Snow Patrol concert tonight rather than have to come anywhere near a shitstorm or traffic nightmare.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #618
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:36 PM   #619
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your weekends? your 2 weeks minimum of vacations?

(believe it or not, other than weekends, i don't get these things either)
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #620
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your weekends? your 2 weeks minimum of vacations?

(believe it or not, other than weekends, i don't get these things either)
Are you enjoying your Bush tax cut?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #621
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Are you enjoying your Bush tax cut?

hard to say -- it gets eaten up by having to purchase my own private health insurance.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #622
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you have the right to choose to purchase health insurance
enjoy it, while it you still can
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:20 AM   #623
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Are you enjoying your Bush tax cut?
Conservative economics mean that one illness/injury will ruin my life. Thanks, private health insurance!

I'm serious, though, I'm 95 percent sure I tore my rotator cuff last month. I've been ignoring it the whole time because I have no money for the co-pay since all my remaining money is meant for my next payment for college. This is a great system, definitely.
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Been struggling to open doors because of my shoulder. Definitely can't go back to my normal job in the factory since I can't lift anything. But yeah, let's vote for Romney so that everything can be private and a few thousand rich people can live their extravagant lives off of the labor of the rest of the country. That sounds like a plan for America, you guys.
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That sucks, PhilsFan, I'm sorry. I hope at some point you can find a way to get that taken care of.

And then of course there's the people who don't have insurance, period, and yeah, good times for all!

The only people the Bush tax cuts have helped are the rich. The rest of us have yet to see any possible benefits from them. But go on and keep believing they will do wonders for our economy.
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Been struggling to open doors because of my shoulder. Definitely can't go back to my normal job in the factory since I can't lift anything. But yeah, let's vote for Romney so that everything can be private and a few thousand rich people can live their extravagant lives off of the labor of the rest of the country. That sounds like a plan for America, you guys.
One could always accidentally throw ones self down a flight of stairs at a local Happy Valley establishment...
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Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!
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I'm a big proponent of walking things off. I only become concerned when injuries aren't healing on their own.
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Conservative economics mean that one illness/injury will ruin my life. Thanks, private health insurance!

I'm serious, though, I'm 95 percent sure I tore my rotator cuff last month. I've been ignoring it the whole time because I have no money for the co-pay since all my remaining money is meant for my next payment for college. This is a great system, definitely.
First of all I hope that turns out to be nothing more than tendinitis.

But you seem to be bemoaning the fact that your medical insurance requires a copay rather than the fact that the soaring cost of college tuition basically leaves you with no money? Or are you pissed at both as I don't mean to put words into your mouth.
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First of all I hope that turns out to be nothing more than tendinitis.

But you seem to be bemoaning the fact that your medical insurance requires a copay rather than the fact that the soaring cost of college tuition basically leaves you with no money? Or are you pissed at both as I don't mean to put words into your mouth.
College tuition and insurance are ridiculous. I don't mind a co-pay so much as I mind the fact that if you actually have a serious injury insurance companies are free to find any excuse they want not to cover it. We actually had to sue our health insurance company back in 2000ish because they decided they didn't want to cover a $200,000+ hospital bill that we had no control over. We won and they ended up covering it, but we were lucky enough to afford good lawyers.

The other problem is hospital bills. They're not even remotely realistic, so it isn't entirely the insurance companies' fault. I recall looking at a detailed hospital bill for my mom when she was in for a week and it actually said "$40 -- soap for shower" per day. That was among many other ridiculous things that they charge you for without even telling you. When that adds up it can add up to thousands of dollars, in some cases doubling what the original bill would have been. It's no wonder insurance companies don't want to cover that.

Edit: http://hospitalbillingformula.blogspot.com/

This guy talks about it a little bit.
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