11/06/2009 1:04am, #261
I have always taken "None" in a person's style field as a warning that said person might only be on this site to talk ****, though I could be alone in this.
11/06/2009 7:27pm, #262
11/06/2009 8:11pm, #263
Your and Jack's posts in this thread have reached thousands.
They have been beneficial to many, self included.
Personally, you're one of my favorites on this site.
Keep up the good fight. The fact that you're having to wait so long for good medical attention is indicative of what's wrong with socialized medicine. The same crap being pushed here in the US.
Keep posting mister.
Someone here can come up with something better than "none" as you definitely have style.
11/06/2009 9:17pm, #264
Thank you for your kind words, Joe.
The problem is that CTE doesn't show up until the autopsy, and it's untreatable at present anyway. I hold out hope for breakthroughs along these lines, but it's going to be a full decade at best before there are any medical interventions.
11/06/2009 10:41pm, #265
I have Spastic Cerebral Palsy and the only reason I ever had health insurance was because my mother was a nurse. Unfortunately, seven years ago she was forced to retire early due to complications of her Lupus. Since then, no one in our household has had health coverage of any kind. My father has chronic heart problems, to give you an idea of just how much my household needs health care.
Has Russ had to wait seven years for health care the way my family has?
We have been able to pay for some things out of pocket and some things were covered by some commercial entity's Trustee Fund (go ahead, ask me about my ER visit), but we have been effectively disenfranchised for almost a decade.
I could go on with details, but the point that I wish I could make on the floor of a joint session of congress is this: health care is essential to the public good, no different than the police and fire departments, and should therefore be a public utility essential service. Our country has enormous medical resources and they will not magically disappear if they're paid for by our taxes.
Businesses can function outside of a purely capitalist system, and no one has yet given me a cogent argument for why hospitals should turn a profit. A problem with capitalism, not that I'm arguing that we should leave it behind, is that it gives the provider of a product or service an incentive to reduce the quality level (because it increases the profit margin).
I normally restrain myself from making posts like this because they belong on Sociocide, but this post isn't any more out of place than the quoted portion of your post.
11/06/2009 10:54pm, #266
Anyways, I'm going to point out that you've both got some merit to your points, and that you're both missing part of the picture.
-Not being able to afford critical health care sucks.
-Not being legally allowed to purchase better/timelier treatment also sucks.
Now, having said that (and acknowledging that I started this mess)... are y'all going to steer this elsewhere, or am I going to have to start posting high-res pictures of my scrotum?
11/06/2009 11:16pm, #267
Pictures of y0ur scrotum please.
I posted a response but apparently it didn't take.
Your post is taken to heart. Have been there with family and can therefore, from a distance, feel your pain.
Scrotum pictures now! Must include with granny panties for care package to Moose who's now in USMC bootcamp.
11/06/2009 11:39pm, #268“Most people do not do, but take refuge in theory and talk, thinking that they will become good in this way” -- Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.4
11/06/2009 11:43pm, #269
Thanks for understanding Joe; I'm sorry if I treated you like an effigy. If you want to discuss this further, just PM me a link to a thread on Sociocide.
For that matter, I wouldn't mind tips on what to write to our dear Moose. Every time I think about writing him, typewriter style, I don't see how could write anything he'd care about.
11/07/2009 12:09pm, #270
On a different note:
Guar gum gels like you would not believe. Last night I put about eight grams of it in with a cup of water, and it'd turned the cup's contents into jelly before most of it even had the chance to dissolve. I can only assume it did a bang-up job of slowing digestion of the various fats, proteins and vitamins I chased it with.
Also, flaxseed oil smells pretty bad.