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Anaconda, Energy, and Funny: t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're charged for it Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for 07 216 357 queeranarchism: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. This  always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.
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Anaconda, Energy, and Food: t1 Gravitas Free Zone Retweeted db pooper @lonelydandruff 2h I just realised americans think their medicine costs as much as they're charged for it Your Trusted Wizard @Choplogik iguess if i was an american & saw all the wildly exorbitant medical bills people get i would wonder how universal healthcare'd get paid for 07 216 357 bogleech: the-library-alcove: flyingfishtailoutpost1: thebibliosphere: lizardtitties: withasmoothroundstone: robstmartin: titleknown: Blogging this tweet because this explains SO MUCH about the mindset of pretty much all the folks I’ve known who’re against single-payer, it’s not even funny… This…. This never occurred to me. Not once. That Americans are against Health Care because they think it actually costs tens of thousands of dollars for a broken arm, hundreds of thousands for a complicated birth, millions for cancer treatment. Because they’ve never known anything different. The idea that a broken arm is only a couple hundred bucks; a complicated birth a couple thousand; cancer treatment only tens of thousands; all easily covered by existing tax structures. This explains a lot.  And it’s a good example of what I was talking about in my post on scarcity being used to prop up ableism – always question the idea that a resource is genuinely scarce.  Even if it seems obvious that it is, quite often that’s the result of careful manipulation and misconceptions that you’re not even aware of.   And never think you’re too smart to be fooled by that kind of thing, it doesn’t work like that.  Similarly, don’t think people who are fooled by something are stupid.  Nobody can have all the information about everything, and nobody has the time and energy to investigate and put together conscious conclusions about every piece of information they’re given.  It doesn’t take being stupid, or even just gullible, to believe something like this. I currently live in a country without free medical care and still, it’s enormously cheap compared to the USA. An American expat wrote a piece for our English language paper about how she paid more for parking at the hospital than giving birth to her baby that’s pretty interesting: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2016/01/06/healthcare-in-iceland-vs-the-us-weve-got-it-so-good/ Yesterday I had to go to the hospital cause I injured my eye, I’m frankly dreading what the bill is going to be, but what made me balk was being told in the pharmacy that my insurance was denied for the antibiotic eye drops and it’d be over $100 out of pocket. So I didn’t get my eyedrops. I’ve had these same drops before living in the UK. They cost me seven GBP. It’s the exact same drug, same steroid, same strain of antibiotic. But somehow the US gets away with charging $100 for a generic non brand version of a drug which is easy to create and widely used. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. You keep the poor poor by making sure basic necessities remain unattainable and then you make it seem like the norm so no one fights it. The rest of the world is not like this. Eat the rich. Resist. It’s downright robbery, but also a form of eugenics through poverty and class warfare. THIS. THISTHISTHIS. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. My blood pressure medication (Candesartan) costs between $40-$125 USD for 30 tablets in the US.Here in Germany, 98 tablets costs me 5 Euro. The worst part is, the people pocketing the most of this money are powerful enough to keep it this way, and in the event that legislation of some kind actually brought prices down, they could cry to the government that their profits were taken from them and lobby to “make up” their losses in some way that you can guarantee will still hurt the lower classes.Most likely, they would end up getting billions in corporate welfare, and when it came time to make any budget cuts, they’d be able to use the same influence to keep their handouts while welfare and food stamps for poorer, hungrier people end up on the chopping block first.
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Animals, Books, and Ignorant: A DELTA HOFSTETTER/ST TSA PRECHK SK IR 1 006 DL 7 21 FEB op or server 69A DOCS BOARDING PASS SKY PRIORITY HOFSTETTER/STEVEN IR S 10A DLA 21 FEB PREM LOS ANGELES TOKYO-HANEDA OPERATED BY DELTA AER LINES TNC 13 While walking to my gate at LAX, l noticed a woman whose dog was in the middle of doing its business. The woman was loudly face-timing with her back to the dog, so l assumed she didn't notice. That was likely the thought shared by the gentleman who tried to get her attention. Excuse me, miss?" he said, in a polite tone. The woman glared at him. "Your dog," he sheepishly continued, pointing to the mid-poop pup The woman rolled her eyes and went back to face time as the man slinked away, seemingly embarrassed "Some people," she bellowed to her face-time companion with no hint of irony, "are just so damned rude 33 When her dog finished, the woman started walking away, leaving everything right on the airport floor. Another woman tried to stop her "You're not going to clean that up?" she asked, as shocked as the rest of us were "They have people for that," the offender replied, disappearing into the crowd, as much as someone yelling into their phone can disappear into a crowd stood near the pile and warned people to walk around it while someone else got a maintenance worker's attention. No one said anything -we were so shocked that anyone could be that horrible When I got to my gate, the woman was there, too. Great we were both going to Tokyo. When I travel abroad, l get embarrassed by other Americans doing things one hundred times less embarrassing than leaving animal feces on the floor of an airport. To make it worse, her dog was now barking at everyone who walked by have nothing against people flying with their dogs, l do it often. But it is a privilege l take seriously. My dog is well- trained and behaves better than most people. He certainly behaves better than that asshole Speaking of assholes, there is a pet relief area inside LAX past security, just two gates away from where The Party Pooper let her dog go to town. It didn't matter she was the type of person to litter three feet from an empty garbage Can While her dog barked at the world, the woman had moved from face-timing with no headphones to listening to music with no headphones. I don't like to throw around the word "sociopath" but I don't know how else l could explain just how selfish and terrible of a person she was. I'd bet her car was somewhere in long-term parking, parked across three spots with paint on the bumper from the child's bike she hit without leaving a note Everyone else tried to ignore her, sitting as far away from her as they could. I am not everyone else I sat down right next to the horrible woman. "Are you going to London on business? I said "I'm going to Tokyo," she responded gruffly, annoyed that l interrupted her DJing "Oh, I said. Then you better hurry. That flight got moved to gate 53C. This is the flight to London." figured l could give her a little moment of panic as payback for how terribly she was treating everyone. didn't predict what would happen next. She grabbed her bags and her dog in a huff, and stormed out of the gate without even checking. She was so self-involved, she didn't notice that the monitor at our gate still said Tokyo and almost everyone at the gate was Japanese Based on her actions, she believed me that the fight had been moved, so she's also an asshole for not thanking me "Some people," I thought as l watched her rush away from the gate without stopping her, "are just so damned rude The flight to Tokyo was at gate 69A, so the 53 gates were on the other side of the next terminal. And felt guilty knowing she probably berated some poor clerk who had to explain to her that there was no gate 53C I don't know if she made it back to this flight before we took off or not, but I didn't see her board and I don't hear her dog. Her missing her flight Was not my original intention, but it would be a fine punishment for her being so rude to everyone and making a low-paid stranger clean feces off the floor. What makes me wonder if I went too far is the knowledge that Delta only has one flight to Tokyo each day. Whoops Maybe she can re-book on another airline. l hear they have people for that EDIT For those of you who want to play internet detective and demand to see my ticket, I'm a stand-up comedian with a show in LA last night and a show in Tokyo tonight. But if that's not enough for you here's my ticket Comedian plays epic airport prank on nasty woman and kind of gets revenge
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Apparently, Computers, and Memes: Anonymous 12/23/13(Mon)10:04:04 UTC-5 No.522930202 Tell me about it went to the store on Thursday >bought a half gallon jar of pickles love me some pickles >eat one as soon as I get home tastes goodman bat so good l decide l'll have a few more >walk back to my computer and start to work but the urge is not sated >not by a long shot come back to life-giving pickle jar several more time >eat several pickles each time after an hour the jar is empty >400% of my daily sodium never tasted so good thirty minutes later l hear a churning in my stomach not a light rumbling, sounds like the noise an old tub makes when you suddenly pull the drain initiate sprint to bathroom mode barely get my ass on the toilet as a fucking waterfall emerges from my asshole never in my life have relief and horror been such close bedfellows after about ten seconds of continuous flow it subsides to a trickle and stops toilet water is green and smells like vinegar >body didn't even try to digest that shit clean up and go back to computer thinking "thank god that's over" >Not. Even. Close. five minutes later the rumbling is back >even louder this time sprint to bathroom, lather, rinse, repeat this happens five more fucking times s finally all gone stomach is concave; l have never had less food inside my body completely cleaned out >cue rumble >sit on toilet but it's different this time >l KNOW there's nothing in there >shit out a tiny amount of liquid, immediately feel better "well I guess there was just a tiny bit left, that wasn't so ba- >all at once the burning fire of a thousand young suns sets upon my anal sphincter >l had just shat out pure stomach acid frantically wipe at my ass to prevent it from melting away like the spaceship floor in Alien >craw in shower, turn cold water on full blast, and lie prone while gently sobbing eventually towel off and crawl exhausted into bed at 3:00 in the afternoon sleep for fourteen hours In retrospect, it was all totally worth it I love me some pickles. the pickle pooper also I apparently already posted the goalie one??? so oop
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9gag, Clothes, and Memes: STORM POOPER THE DARK SIDE The force is strong with this one ... Follow @9gag @9gagmobile 9gag Starwars Stormtrooper Baby Clothings

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Target, Tbh, and Tumblr: STATE POOPER democracyisdead: redditfront: A little bit of electrical tape can make a day precisely the type of content I’m looking to see on my dash tbh.

democracyisdead: redditfront: A little bit of electrical tape can make a day precisely the type of content I’m looking to see on my dash ...

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