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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby LordRetard » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:19 pm

What kind of rush do you get from smoking bees? Danger rush?
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Sahan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:42 pm

Hospital rush.
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:50 pm

Sahan wrote:Hospital rush.


Hospital rush?
I thought Australia had socialized health care...*

*I don't actually know that for a fact, but I figured most of the colonies went this way.
*Alternate joke for the Americans: Does your HMO cover rushing to the hospital?**
** Mediocre topical humour FTW.
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Sahan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:27 pm

I don't think socialised health care means that hospitals magically appear when you need them, unless you meant that as a joke about hospital waiting periods, and the other commentary just threw me off, in which case it is actually a Hospital-Premises Rush.
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Apocalyptus » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:04 pm

And it's not actually called 'socialised healthcare' I don't think...
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:08 pm

The preferred term is "Glorious People's Republican Health Care System".
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Apocalyptus » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:13 pm

What are you talking about Oldrac? We aren't some sort of secret underground communist state or anything...
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Cirtur » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:21 am

Yeah, if they were a communist state they'd had a big red rock or something.
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby LordRetard » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:00 am

You know nothing about the big red rock!!
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Cirtur » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:00 am

There is not much to know about it, oh man-who-quotes-futurama!
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:25 am

Sahan wrote:I don't think socialised health care means that hospitals magically appear when you need them, unless you meant that as a joke about hospital waiting periods, and the other commentary just threw me off, in which case it is actually a Hospital-Premises Rush.


This. Kind of. I know in Canadia we've had problems with ambulances being turned away from one hospital ER because they were just too busy, and thus having to speed off to another.
And in regards to my commentary on America, it was a joke that you would have to pay extra (or your HMO would) for the ambulance to exceed the speed limit.
And now the joke is dead. Which is fine. It was mediocre to begin with.
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Sahan » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:29 am

Public hospitals here do very well to get patients into an emergency ward when the need arises, it's trying to get in during a non-emergency situation that can result in very long waits.
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby Lethal Interjection » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:29 pm

Sahan wrote:Public hospitals here do very well to get patients into an emergency ward when the need arises, it's trying to get in during a non-emergency situation that can result in very long waits.


Obviously it depends on what sort of non-emergency situation, but that is the problem itself. People go in for sniffles and such, clog up the ER with patients, and then the real emergencies arriving in ambulances get re-routed to other, less crowded ERs. I haven't heard much of this in Canadia in a while, but back in the late 90s to early 00s it was a significant issue, at least in the Toronto area.
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby mountainmage » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:12 pm

Even without socialized health care, it can take like 2 hours in a hospital waiting room before you're seen. This is why I feel if we already have long waits, why not have socialized medicine too?
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Re: Why do others think you are insane?

Postby AHMETxRock » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:52 pm

Instead of waiting for treatment, we wait until the insurance companies realize we aren't going to die and they just cave in.
Just like an std, will never fully go away.
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