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stewartsage

Quote from: Pent"DURR SOCCER MAKE NO SENSE; WHY THEY NO USE HAND?" generation -____-;


Correction: My 80 year old coworker who grew up in rural West Virginia is a lifelong soccer fanatic.  Apparently they played it in elementary-middle school.

Penti-chan

Well, I guess it's different for Texas; where football is the greatest thing since the civil war :\

Chocofreak13

as kids, we avoided the houses that gave out carrots. after awhile they learn.

as for this lady (if it's not a hoax), i hope she gets sued.

LeaflameSD


NejinOniwa

I think K just crossposted in the wrong thread, lel
YOU COULD HAVE PREVENTED THIS

Penti-chan

@Nej: She was talking about the article she posted on the previous page; about the psycho woman giving out fat-shaming letters instead of candy on Halloween

NejinOniwa

November 02, 2013, 12:45:52 pm #771 Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 12:55:38 pm by NejinOniwa
Huh, i was sure i saw that in RPT

NEXT UP!

Insurance.
How much time/money do you spend on your plan? Do you know what it entails? What do you feel about insurance and insurance companies in general?
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Chocofreak13

nej, if you want a future career as an insurance adjuster, tell us in topicless.

NejinOniwa

By no means! My insurance - as a student - is paid and cared for by the state, coincidentally maintained by the same government agency that my dad is a secret agent of. All hail communism and the Knights Templar!
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Bella

November 02, 2013, 09:41:14 pm #774 Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 09:45:40 pm by Bella
My insurance plan involves taking borderline-overdose amounts of vitamin C and D in an attempt to keep my immune system from collapsing, flu shots, surgical masks and lots and lots of hand sanitizing and going to the ER when can't bring my fever down / get the bleeding to stop / generally nurse myself back to health on my own. Just as the Founding Fathers intended.

Despite being super duper poor, unemployed, a student, and a dependent of somebody who isn't well-to-do either, I got kicked off of medicaid (the US's supposed healthcare system for "underprivileged" people, I say "supposed" because many people who should be able to take advantage of it are unable to) at the age of 20 and am unable to re-qualify. It seems likely that the ACA/"Obamacare" isn't going to help either, because the state I live in chose not to expand medicaid aid for low income people AND the poorest people are exempt from any insurance requirements (the irony is rich and bitter with this one). It's not insurance, but I'm a part of a Community Care program at the local hospital, basically people who report less than such-and-such amount on their tax returns can get highly discounted clinic visits, specialist medical care at something like 20% of the "sticker" price and $20 (or is it $50? I honestly forget) ER visits. The only routine medical care i get is dental care, and that's only because it's a lot cheaper to maintain teeth ($200-$300 for cleaning and xrays, twice a year) than it is to fix them (just having a filling RECONSTRUCTED cost me something like $250, extractions are twice that and root canals and the like can get close to a grand, or so I've heard).

Penti-chan

I don't have any sort of health insurance, and only did for a few months between dad starting at the hospital and when I started working there (Dad and I agreed to drop me from his insurance since I was told my position as equipment orderly would go full time in a year, which would have meant my own insurance. However, it never did before I was laid off). As a result of no insurance, I basically never went to the doctor unless it was an emergency (Like with the allergic reaction to some tainted chocolate) or whenever they ran some kind of event during the summer allowing young children to get free vaccinations. While there is a children's health insurance thing in Texas like what Bella talked about having up in NH, dad refused to let mom sign my sister and I up for it; because he felt we'd be "taking money away" from people that "need it more" (Even though it likely would have meant I would have received the chickenpox vaccine, which would have saved me over $600 in bills some 20 years later >_>; ).

I have "health insurance" through Pizza Hut that is basically just a prescription plan, and honestly is completely worthless :\

NejinOniwa

Sidetrack FiMFic drama: Just got like the third ragerant in a row from the same guy on one of my fics, complaining about favoritism and whatnot, and once again I play the patient card and bother writing up a reply for him. Then I realize I just said all these things to him in my last comment already, and start thinking if he might be some kind of trolldouche...

...lo and behold, his userpage blog post was a long haterant against Obamacare and how many billions of taxpayer dollar$ it will cost the state, and how stupid everyone is for buying into things like that.

I looked at my screen, went all, "Oh, this guy is a teaparty plebscum. He doesn't listen to people when they talk to him. OK.jpg" and proceeded to stop caring.
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Penti-chan

Yeah; people like that are best to step away from.

I'm now reminded of a Tumblr someone on GameFAQs posted the link to; showcasing extreme racism on Twitter, with snark on part of the guy running the blog. Amusing when he pointed out that this one person, after posting some anti-Obama tweet, went on to tweet a few minutes later saying "NEW EPISODE OF DUCK DYNASTY IS ON!"

Chocofreak13

i lol'd.

my insurance through the state ran out years ago. i briefly had insurance through my school (it was required if you didn't have insurance already, damn mass...) which was VURY expensive (something like $1500/semester) and i didn't even really get to use before i got kicked out anyway. i'd like to have insurance again, if only because it'd help with the NUMEROUS tooth problems i give myself and because i'm starting to think my eyes are getting worse (last eye exam was 3-4+ years ago), but i'm also very gunshy about supposed "free" insurance programs offered to me because either they're free in name only and are going to cost my DEARLY later or because they're going to be like pent's "insurance", meaning i'll be paying for something and getting basically nothing in return.

i live in a constant state of sick in the winter, which is making me a bit worried given i can't really go to the doctor anymore. most of the stuff i take is basic pharmacy stuff anyway, but having the OPTION to go to a medical professional was really, REALLY nice.
though it's just as nice to not be bothered about things like physicals and the like every time i go there. >>;

Chocofreak13

http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?p=11830

i'm sick to my stomach, and that's not just because i'm ACTUALLY sick.