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  1. Video link :lol ''What?!!!! OMG.......'' I like the bartman clip at the end
  2. that it took 152 games into the season before the Marlins got a nationally televised game. I might be wrong, but I don't remember anytime this season the Marlins on ESPN or a nationally televised Fox game. A team that has been competitive for most of the season, the divisional race and wildcard, and the Marlins get no recognition. Everyone knows who Hanley Ramirez is, but have they ever seen him play ?? Well all I can ask for is we put up a great game on WED to show the nation who the Marlins are. Iv been Watching the Marlins since 1993, ill tell you, the media has got isssues with the marlins, its still a mystery why??! Iv had arguments on the phone with sport broadcasters as to why they were showing more highlites of the braves then the marlins, that was going back though about 10 years ago. One Sports Broadcaster I got on the phone told me ''I dont like the marlins!''
  3. Doesn't sound good if you're a fan of teal like I am: Q. Will the team have new uniforms? A. We’re two years away, but we started working on a new look for the uniforms, new colors, something special for the new home. Teal is a color for the ’90s. You have to be cognizant of your time. The seats will be a beautiful shade of blue. http://www.nytimes.c...ll/21loria.html I might not make it to the Grand opening, who knows though, still 3 years away. But I will Deff be going to a Marlins Game in this New stadium, and what an Exciting time that will be. Its gonna be here before you know it guys, and Jo-robie will just be a memory, a good memory though.
  4. How about the do it yourself solution? NHS patients told to treat themselves Millions of people with arthritis, asthma and even heart failure will be urged to treat themselves as part of a Government plan to save billions of pounds from the NHS budget. Instead of going to hospital or consulting a doctor, patients will be encouraged to carry out "self care" as the Department of Health (DoH) tries to meet Treasury targets to curb spending. The guidelines could mean people with chronic conditions: • Monitoring their own heart activity, blood pressure and lung capacity using equipment installed in the home • Reporting medical information to doctors remotely by telephone or computer • Administering their own drugs and other treatment to "manage pain" and assessing the significance of changes in their condition • Using relaxation techniques to relieve stress and avoid "panic" visits to emergency wards. Link So what is the consequence? Record numbers go abroad for health treatment with 70,000 escaping NHS Record numbers of Britons are travelling abroad for medical treatment to escape the NHS - with 70,000 patients expected to fly out this year. And by the end of the decade 200,000 "health tourists" will fly as far as Malaysa and South Africa for major surgery to avoid long waiting lists and the rising threat of superbugs, according to a new report. The first survey of Britons opting for treatment overseas shows that fears of hospital infections and frustration of often waiting months for operations are fuelling the increasing trend. Patients needing major heart surgery, hip operations and cataracts are using the internet to book operations to be carried out thousands of miles away. India is the most popular destination for surgery, followed by Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Malaysia, Poland and Spain. But dozens more countries are attracting health tourists. Research by the Treatment Abroad website shows that Britons have travelled to 112 foreign hospitals, based in 48 countries, to find safe, affordable treatment. Almost all of those who had received treatment abroad said they would do the same again, with patients pointing out that some hospitals in India had screening policies for the superbug MRSA that have yet to be introduced in this country. Link I am going to make the claim that the NHS is the worst health care system of any developed nation on earth. This opinion is also based on statistics regarding the lack of accessibility to biomedical equipment and the high mortality rate for common forms of cancer in the UK. I am going to refrain from posting these studies out of the interest of length. Please note that I did NOT focus on unique cases of dissatisfaction and neglect; I only referenced broad problems that are plaguing a large number of British citizens no matter what age, sex, income, or condition. Their system is that bad. I am also not making the claim that you can’t find broad cases of poor performance in the United States. Most of the horror stories in the US are case-by-case instances of payment nightmares. I am not denying this fact, but would adamantly say that the quality of care in the United States is unmatched by any country in the world. The United States can solve our payment dilemmas and still keep the high quality of care that we enjoy, but only on the condition that we completely refuse to implement the provisions outlined in Obama’s plan. Ultimately, Obama wants to move us closer to the NHS style of health care management. Obviously, if the quality of care is anything reminiscent of what the people in the UK suffer with, our country is faced with a serious problem. This isn’t even considering the fact that the UK is much smaller than the US and only has one fifth of the population. Imagine how these problems would be magnified under the US bureaucratic red tape. The issue of health care cost will only be remedied if the United States drastically scales back the role played by third parties in health care exchanges (the third party consists of both private insurance companies and federal and state governments). Costs in the United States have skyrocketed because the prices of care are completely invisible and unknown to the consumer. They are essentially paid by strangers or other participants in the risk pool. This practice causes the demand for health care to exceed the available supply because the patient has zero incentive to restrain their spending of other peoples’ money. This is why I support an individual health care market with high deductible savings accounts so that individuals will utilize more discretion when making health care decisions. How will Obama’s plan fare if implemented? A priori, one can assume that it will do little to solve some of the nagging cost problems because it strengthens the role of third parties, instead of scaling them back. There is a striking similarity between what Obama has proposed and what the state of Massachusetts has already implemented under Mitt Romney. Massachusetts now has an individual mandate, enforced community rating, and underwriting, and strict regulations on what types of coverage are legally required for each plan. All of these policies are the teeth of Obama’s plan. The only success exhibited in Massachusetts so far is the fact that the number of uninsured has diminished. However, this is not a victory but is merely the consequence of imposing a mandate and penalties upon anyone who does not purchase insurance. The most noticeable change is that premiums in Massachusetts have increased sharper than the national average. Health care costs in the US increased by 33% from 2003 to 2008, but increase 40% in Massachusetts over the same period. In other words, these regulations have done nothing to decrease cost but have actually increased it. So the result is that health care plans are very comprehensive, but at an incredibly high cost. What if you don’t need or want the requirements under the mandate? You are out of luck and have to pay unless you move out of state. This is why the most desirable option would be to utilize the commerce clause and allow consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines. Massachusetts has also implemented severe price controls, which are also integrated into Obama’s plan. These controls would artificially lower the price of a plan, providing incentive for the company to drop coverage altogether and severely limit consumer choice. Obama seems to think we have two choices: the status quo or the incremental march toward a complete government takeover. Not only is there a third choice, but it is the BEST choice. My thanks to anyone who read all of this. All Of what You say is False. Your getting your information from Reports who want to abolish the NHS Program, just like some people want to abolish health reform, same thing going on. el penguino, you have a nerve to say the things you do without first hand experience, you get your info online for goodness sake, Im here in the UK, I know more then you when it comes to this, your copy and paste writeups are 100% bulls***, but you dont even know that. Why dont you think about getting away from the pc for a while and travel before you copy and paste your bulls***. The bottom line is that other then canada, the NHS has the best Heathcare program to cover EVERYONE. One person without healthcare in the U.S. Is One to Many! Have a Good Day.
  5. How is this not acceptable evidence? At the very least, it is more verifiable than anecdotal evidence, despite what you might say. These are cases of widespread and virtually undisputed neglect that is being investigated by their Health Commission. Am I saying that every single institution in the UK is plagued by the same problems? Absolutely not. However, I was responding to an absurd claim by someone making a juvenile partisan attack that "100%" of the claims made by the opposing party are unfounded. This is the fallacious position that you should be criticizing in that it makes lofty, partisan claims while providing not one ounce of evidence indicating otherwise. Anecdotal evidence, while sometimes appropriate (depending on its usage), has little credibility and can rarely be verified. Given your posting history of being one of the more partisan posters here, there is certainly the possibility that you are fabricating or at the very least severely embellishing what claims you are making in order to make your point. One could certainly envision how this might be an appealing tactic because the veracity of the claim cannot be easily confirmed or denied by another person. I, on the other hand, have provided an article from a reputable British news sources that cites upon investigation of evidence actual findings that are being probed by their state health commission. I could just as easily evoke the fact that I've been working inside a rather prominent hospital since my first year of undergraduate education and have not seen any infractions that remotely resemble anything inside this piece. However, I recognize the shortcomings of this approach and will refrain from doing so. Nowhere did I claim that this is a routine practice in every British hospital, but I did provide it as a counter-evidence to a rather ill-conceived and clode-minded claim made by another member. It certainly is worthy in that respect. Nor did I claim that our current system is perfect or not in need of reform. Of course, we need drastic changes and should move toward reducing the role of third party payments in health care. I'm not satisfied with our current system in the slightest but I do not favor a transition to many of the proposed alternatives. Whatever "partisan" brush that you want to paint me with, it's frankly sad, and sick, that you'd consider the possibility that I was fabricating, embellishing, or questioning at all the veracity of my anectode. It wasn't personal enough for you already? It's not like I'm a troll and you and I haven't known each other on the boards for awhile now. If I wanted to embellish I would have started with the industrial sized garbage can that was full of that night's leftover's(pizza boxes, etc) from the workers that happened to be 4 feet away from where I was planted in that hallway that night. That whole story was told fairly. It was an uncommon hospital experience, but it happened. I've been hospitalized 6 times and never had anything like that happen. I only told the story because it just struck me as ironic that all the bad things that you cited in that 1 English hospital actually all happened to me in 1 US hospital. . . What's this about reducing third-party payments? What do you mean by this? sorry to hear about your experience pierremvp1. Where im at here in the UK, they just built a brand new clinic thats about 100 times better then the one I went to in the U.S. Average wait time when I go there is about 2 hours, thats without an appointment, I remember in the U.S waiting 3 to 4 hours. All the hospitals iv been to have been New, clean and provide what you would get in America but for a fraction of the cost. If you have a wart on your arm, yeah, you might have to wait 6 weeks to get it off, but anything urgent and your in within minutes with all the Modern tools. Also you can buy Private Insurance if you want the Highest Royal Service, and even that insurace is about a quarter of the price of insurance in the U.S. Drug Meds cost me about 6.00 USD for a months worth, in the U.S. THE SAME drug would cost me about 80.00 bucks.
  6. The Reports from the GOP about the NHS are 100% False. I was watching Fox News about two months ago (Cant get Msnbc) and heard a Republican saying the people in the UK die on the NHS?LOL, That Does not happen. Is that so? Patients died due to 'appalling care' at Staffordshire hospitals - Healthcare Commission Appalling standards of care have been exposed at Mid-Staffordshire Hospitals trust, where between 400 and 1,200 more patients died than would be expected in just three years, according to a damning report by the Healthcare Commission. By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor Published: 1:52PM GMT 17 Mar 2009 Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, described the failures as a 'gross and terrible breach of trust' of patients. A litany of poor standards of care was uncovered by the Healthcare Commission in one of the most critical reports of NHS treatment. It is not clear how many patients died as a direct result of the failures but the Commission found that mortality rates in emergency care were between 27 per cent and 45 per cent higher than would be expected, equating to between 400 and 1,200 excess deaths. Health Secretary Alan Johnson offered his apologies to patients and staff who suffered as a result and the trust chief executive Martin Yeates, and chairman, Toni Brisby, both resigned earlier this year. Sir Ian Kennedy, chairman of the Healthcare Commission, said the report is a 'shocking story' and that there were failures at almost every stage of care of emergency patients. "There is no doubt that patients will have suffered and some of them will have died as a result," he said. The investigation of the trust now called the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, found overstretched and poorly trained nurses who turned off equipment because they did not know how to work it, newly qualified doctors left to care for patients recovering from surgery at night, patients left for hours in soiled bedclothes, reception staff expected to judge how seriousness of patients arriving at A&E, patients left without food or drink, others who received the wrong medication or none at all, blood and faeces left on lavatories and floors, and doctors diverted away from seriously ill patients in order to treat minor ones who were in danger of breaching the four hour waiting time target. When high mortality rates triggered questions, the trust board of directors 'fobbed off' investigators by saying the rates were a result of statistical errors but the Healthcare Commission found this was not that case. The report said there was a 'reluctance to acknowledge or even consider that the care of patients was poor'. The trust was more concerned with hitting targets, gaining Foundation Trust status and marketing and had 'lost sight' of its responsibilities for patient care, the report said. Sir Ian said: "The resulting report is a shocking story. Our report tells a story of appalling standards of care and chaotic systems for looking after patients. "These are words I have not previously used in any report. There were inadequacies in almost every stage of caring for patients." Bill Cash, the Tory MP for the neighbouring Stone constituency, said: "We have a history with the hospital. Frankly, it just simply cannot go on like this. It has to stop, it has to improve. "What we have to do now is look to the future and have a complete radical shake-up. There are some wonderful staff, there is no doubt about that, and we've got to get back to bringing the hospital to the highest possible standards." Eric Morton, new Chief Executive of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The report has highlighted instances where care standards fell below those that our patients had a right to expect of their hospital and we regret this. "We would like to take this opportunity to offer our very sincere apology. We would like to reassure the local community that our focus is, and will remain, on providing high quality, efficient and safe health care for the people of Staffordshire. "As a NHS Foundation Trust we have made significant changes within a very short period of time and put in place new management, effective governance structures and made operational system changes, in order to address the key issues of accountability, staffing levels and staff training. In addition we have put in place a robust financial system which has enabled us to invest substantially in new staff, equipment and services in order for us to continuously improve. "As part of our ongoing engagement with our community, people who have any concerns can call our contact centre on 0800 783 4310 to receive further information." LINK Its very rare, I know, I live here, you dont. My family member was kept alive for years with great treatment without the worry of out of pocket costs. I respect your thoughts, but iv seen more good from the NHS then bad, but iv seen more bad from private insurace then good.
  7. Look, America can do better then what its done, Everyone should have healthcare. If America can spend 10 Billion a month on the war in Iraq, why cant she spend that much to secure healthcare for everyone and keep her people from going bust due to an illness. And the cost is just shifted to the insurance payer. The private insurance thing can only go on for so long before a total Gov take over happens, unless major changes are made for insurance companies and also people are given a choice for a public option so they wont go bust and shift their cost to the insurance payer. Its just a terible circle thats not working. Oh, but your opinion doesn't count here because you're from the socialist nightmare of the UK!! /sarcasm I'm sure you heard people in the US saying that the NHS in Great Britain would have killed Stephen Hawking if he lived in England, even though he both lives in England and uses the NHS? People here are really insane sometimes. I did hear about that. I lived in the U.S. (where im from) and im living in the UK. The Reports from the GOP about the NHS are 100% False. I was watching Fox News about two months ago (Cant get Msnbc) and heard a Republican saying the people in the UK die on the NHS?LOL, That Does not happen. report came out saying that 45,000 people per year die on private insurance, im not sure if thats true, but I would not be suprised. I got friends over there who are in a moutain of debt due to co-pays and lack of insurace, its hurting the U.S. Economy.
  8. superfish


    Superfish - take your crap elsewhere. This thread isn't as serious, but you opened your mouth with this garbage in Miri and Maxx's wedding thread, ffs. Get a life, and let others live theirs. its not garbage, im trying to give the kid some advise that will prevent him from getting hurt. I have a life, Im a player, I get want I want and then I get on with my life, thats the way it should be, dont hate me b/c Im independent. And please dont slam me down b/c im warning guys about women, b/c you know they cant be trusted, and if you trust them, then your blind.
  9. Even though there are 47 million of our citizens who go uninsured because they either cannot afford the outrageous premiums or they are denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition That's not true. Many people can afford to have insurance but choose not to have it. But my guess is your teacher will like that kind of BS so keep it in there and you'll get an A+. http://www.ibdeditor...333232530356809 ''Many people can afford to have insurance'' LOL... what BS! tell that to the 50 million people who dont have it, or the people who do have it but their coverage is in jeopardy, I know lots. You must live in palm beach By the way Adrenaline, good write up, your a fine American.:thumbup
  10. superfish


    Simple - start going with the mutual friend that both you and "Sue" have. That will show her.... Simple, dont get into relashionships unless you want a stressfull and sad life, get your action and move on, thats whats its all about anyway :hat
  11. superfish


    Women are evil. They complain when guys cheat, but truth is a lot of them deserve to be cheated on. Anyway, this girl seems like a real piece of trash so either forget her, or get even with her. Maybe show those pictures she sent you to everyone she knows. Or me.... :whistle Or Us...:thumbup :lol
  12. superfish


    Be carefull of it, its just a prick teaser, Its messing with your head, move on big time.
  13. When will they open it, 100 years from now? we'll all be dead
  14. I heard this on the news yesterday. R.I.P. My Fav actor ''hey johnny!, ill see you in the next life'' -Pointbreak
  15. Look, America can do better then what its done, Everyone should have healthcare. If America can spend 10 Billion a month on the war in Iraq, why cant she spend that much to secure healthcare for everyone and keep her people from going bust due to an illness. And the cost is just shifted to the insurance payer. The private insurance thing can only go on for so long before a total Gov take over happens, unless major changes are made for insurance companies and also people are given a choice for a public option so they wont go bust and shift their cost to the insurance payer. Its just a terible circle thats not working.
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