Age Cap

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Faceless Stranger, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 24, 2010
    We could always go the other way and make it so if you can survive till age thirteen you earn the right to live otherwise you are hunted down and killed. (just throwing out this little extremity to put the shoe on the other foot, so to say.)
     
  2. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    How can you be hunted and killed if you didn't survive to 13?
     
  3. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    I think John B. is losing it. When he joined NMA, he was still fine. But it's been down-hill since that DR2 video :D
     
  4. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    389
    Sep 24, 2010
    I'll admit that I have been, I need to go back to the way I used to be.
     
  5. smilodom

    smilodom Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 17, 2008
    What the hell is this "DR2"video ?

    Just curious or did i miss something ?
     
  6. Shoveler

    Shoveler Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 8, 2007
    No offense, but this is why there are problems with the Health Care systems, people going into the hospital for mundane things their family practitioner could have easily handled. And probably would've taken less than an hour.

    Same as with the OP going into the hospital with a wrist sprain and complaining about the wait. Lord, what's wrong with people.
     
  7. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    I didn't know it was a sprain at the time... gaw
     
  8. Hamenaglar

    Hamenaglar It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 2, 2009
    It doesn't matter, in the end you pointlessly wasted time of hospital staff. No more healthcare for you kiddie!
     
  9. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    I didn't really waste their time, because I never got a chance to see them
     
  10. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Because they saw they had more important things to do than treat your arm. So this discussion ended here?

    Cool because I think the accumulated knowledge and personality of a lifetime can truly rock, and it is sad to see them go.
     
  11. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Well over here (Finland) we don't have a 'family practicioner' system, whatever that is. You get sick, you go to a local health care station, don't know the exact translation. I was new around the place I live in back then so I wasn't sure where my local health care station was and besides they were closing in about a half hour so I figured I'll go to the main hospital.

    I'd had high fever (way over 38 deg Celsius) for about a week and was getting kinda worried so I think I had a valid reason to go there. About two days later I began to get better. Had I known about the waiting period to see the doc I wouldn't have gone though.
     
  12. Shoveler

    Shoveler Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 8, 2007
    Still, go to the family practitioner, they write you a referral for an x-ray, and send you to a place that, that's all they do is x-rays, and you'll know what's going on with your wrist. Take like 1.5 hours for the doc and the x-ray. If it's broken, you may have to go to the hospital, if it's not you don't have to kill 6-8 hours of your life in the ER for nothing.
     
  13. Shoveler

    Shoveler Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 8, 2007
    You don't have a doctor you can see, or take a sick child(fever or something lame) to? Just the local aid station where you'll see whatever doctor is around? Doesn't seem so great. The Family Practitioner "system" is in place to field the easy, non-emergency type stuff. Usually a doctor of your choice, someone you like and trust, and knows your medical history and family history. To think you have to go to the HOSPITAL for a cold, or bronchitis is just....depressing.

    And in regard to getting better 2 days later, letting your immune system do it's job is always preferable. My non-medical experience tells me whenever I get a nasty cold/fever I have several sick-free years in front of me. Cool how that works, probably just luck though heh.
     
  14. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Well we have free health care so it makes sense to use it instead of some 'pay out the ass' - system they have in the States.

    Now that I know where the the local health care unit is I don't have to go the hospital. Not that it made a big difference anyway.

    And about the immune system doing it's job, thats kinda what did happen since I didn't take the antibiotics, only a recipe for a anti-bronchitis cough medicine.
     
  15. Shoveler

    Shoveler Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 8, 2007
    That's the problem when it's "free" (hah!), everyone uses it, and you'll wait, and wait, and wait. Everyone with a hang-nail will get treated at the HOSPITAL. Everyone with a runny nose, will get treated at the HOSPITAL. Craziness. Funny that you mention the 'pay out the ass' system, plenty of "free" (hah!) health care going on around here too. You get what you 'pay' for after all. heh

    I know, I know here comes the inevitable our system is better rant.
    Never ends well for anyone.
     
  16. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jan 16, 2009
    Maybe it is because I live in the United States, but I cannot imagine living in a country where I would have to wait so long to get medical stuff done...

    At least here, if you have insurance, you can go to your family practitioner and get minor stuff done in about 15 minutes or so....and the emergency rooms are for emergencies so not too much crowding...
     
  17. Faceless Stranger

    Faceless Stranger Board Drifter

    Aug 19, 2010
    But if you don't have insurance... shudders
     
  18. Shoveler

    Shoveler Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 8, 2007
    If you can't afford insurance, in MOST cases you can get some version of Medicaid, which costs you nothing, and still have all the benefits of the privately insured. MOST of the 20-30 million uninsured Americans fall into this category. However, several million of those probably choose to be uninsured, due to laziness or choosing to pay as you go. IE, if I'm young and not sick, why pay for insurance. Which I can understand.

    "Free" health care is great, until you run out of other people's money. I'd rather pay, then have it taxed right out of my paycheck to the tune of 50% or more.
     
  19. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    It's a federal law in the USA that ERs have to treat anyone who comes in with a problem, regardless whether or not they have insurance. That's why lots of hospitals in the southwest have gone out of business. They're flooded with illegals who have no money and no insurance, but they have to treat them anyway and eat the cost.

    Contrary to the propaganda, people without insurance do get health care in the U.S. I've seen it happen many times. As an example, I have some farmer neighbors who don't have health insurance. One of their children contracted a life-threatening e.coli infection, and had to be taken to a hospital in Minneapolis for over a month. For starters, they sold some land to one of their neighbors, who sold it back once the child had recovered. More interestingly, the father was waiting in the hospital one day when a stranger walked up to him and asked him if it was his son who was sick. He said yes, and the stranger handed him an envelope and walked away. The envelope contained $10,000.

    It happens all the time.
     
  20. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    mmm tasty fat people...