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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 December, 2019, 11:20:58 pm »
God help us all. I'm half Brit myself, but what the hell's going on over there?

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Proper good girl art today. Great stuff.  RIP Babs Hershey!

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 11 December, 2019, 10:59:38 pm »
Ah, man. See you, David.  Didn't he appear in The Cursed Earth? Also I think he'd always wanted to be buried in an Irish peat bog, so either he'll be very well preserved in a couple of thousand year's time, or he'll be inside my stove warming my boat.

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Another lovely one from Gail - weird that she can't post. I'm sure one of the mods can sort that out if you get in touch.

It's a lovely bit of work. ABC Warriors McMahon gets Sláine McMahon to hold the fort for a bit.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 December, 2019, 05:16:11 pm »
I was in A&E recently after falling off my motorbike.  The ambulance crew put me in a wheelchair and gave me some kind of vape to smoke which got me absolutely off my tits and most definitely killed the pain. I had a great time.  Sorry, I realise this doesn't advance discussions in any way. 

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 December, 2019, 07:25:27 am »
I was born in Calhab but live in the US now, and radiator speaks true!

The health care system here is madness.

Imagine you go to the Doctor (with insurance coverage), they immediately charge you money before you get to the waiting room (about $20 or so: this is called an Office Co-Pay.  Co-Pay seems to be doublespeak for "You Pay").

Then, you get to see the Doctor. Whatever treatment you get is costed - but you're not told what the cost is. If you ask the Doctor, they'll tell you they don't know: that's up to their finance office and your insurance company. If you ask the finance office, they'll tell you they don't know: that's up to the insurance company. If you ask the Insurance Company, then you're on hold for hours: and then the person who answers the 'phone is a minion that deals with millions of people and often doesn't have a clue what's going on either.

Several months later you get a bill (actually, several) for a mystery amount of $$.

My daughter broke her leg last December. She was insured, which cost $2130 per year. For the broken leg we had to pay $4661.  (Again, note: that's with insurance.) Without the insurance, we'd have had to pay much more (more than $6791, if you're wondering if the insurance was "worth it"). By the way, the cost was spread out over 23 separate bills, one of which I had to battle over to get the correct costing: saving me $382 after several long 'phone calls over several months.

More crazy: your insurance might insure you for a particular hospital, but when you visit you sign a form that says "anything we do that isn't covered you have to pay for". This may include the treatment you are given, or the Doctor that treats you (who charges you separately for their time).

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TL;DR

Fight tooth and nail for your National Health Service. It's rock solid gold.

What he said.  I listened to a New York Times podcast last week who interviewed a woman who was sued by a hospital as her daughter needed a series of operations which turned out not to be covered by her insurance policy.

Our own healthcare system here in Murphyville isn't quite that bad but appalling nevertheless.  The NHS is precious. Hang onto it.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 December, 2019, 02:30:24 pm »
Ah, bloody hell. They had some really nice pop songs and I really fancied her when I was a young lad.

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Right, raffle now entered. Clarky, you're a credit to the board.  And it's nice to finally see what you look like! ... My old maths teacher with a touch of Eric Morcambe  ;)
Well I never.
I’ll be in my form room after school and I expect you to bring me sunshine and a pictorial proof of Pythagoras' theorem. 😉

 :lol: 

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Right, raffle now entered. Clarky, you're a credit to the board.  And it's nice to finally see what you look like! ... My old maths teacher with a touch of Eric Morcambe  ;)

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Yep, tis amazing work alright Darren.  You've really nailed the McNeil Mechanismo look.  And yeah, Eamonn''s podcast is moving and brilliant. Now I really need to stop procrastinating and enter the raffle!

And I agree with pretty much everything Tordelback says about Frank too, particularly the bit about being a good virtuafriend.

EDIT: I've just noticed Ming's second pic with the flattened Blackblood! Brilliant

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Missed Franks art, maybe not a bad thing! Where is he by the way.

Hmmm. He may have been given a week'a holiday from the board. Happened me before (I definitely deserved it).

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 06 December, 2019, 01:42:02 pm »
Sorry to hear about your cousin, tjm,  and your own situation.  You assume that people are decent souls like you, but very often they aren't.  Hope you get through this soon

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 December, 2019, 01:39:03 pm »
Aw, no.  I liked his dark and textured art a lot, and it was the perfect fit for Creep.

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Can yous PM it to me? I need it for, erm, something. 


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It seems to have disappeared though. Maybe a bit too much mickey for the boardelay bosses

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