OMG THE COLD

Discussion in 'onTopic' started by Briana, 26 Nov 2010.

  1. Briana

    Briana Vibrating erver closer to 4th Density
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    Lake Shore Drive Chicago = 21F

    Just came in from walking the dog, wearing a Shearling, and I was STILL COLD! That is just wild...If i wear my Shearling in 30F i can break a sweat if i get too active. But in 20F = cold through the Shearling. :(

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  2. Bulldick!

    Bulldick! Rampaging
    Notamused

    Try some pants next time... may help

    :hug:
     
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  3. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    A good wool coat (it may even be a "respectable Republican cloth coat"*) over a sweater works wonders, even in the winds off a frozen Lake Champlain.






    *See the Checkers speech, R.M.Nixon
     
  4. JohnnyVann

    JohnnyVann Acthp!
    caffeine

    Thermal underware is your friend
     
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  5. Fatz

    Fatz ..is a professional.

    It was 15 on my car thermometer at 6:00AM today. Kinda sucks. I wasn't expecting this kind of weather for another month. Oh well, it offsets the 70 degree weather we had a few weeks back.

    Living here or any other cold climate is irrational. Why not Florida on the beach with Mickey Mouse. There are condos in Daytona Beach right now for 35,000--not timeshares--full condos. Hmm..a winter home!
     
  6. Briana

    Briana Vibrating erver closer to 4th Density
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    $35k gets you a brand new 4 room home construction in Paraguay, and another $500-$1000 will get you 3 acres to put it on right on the outskirts of the Capital, Asuncion. Mineral/land rights are included so that means 12m underground your new reservoir of spring water waits for you to tap it...Not mention the wild growing mango tree's, the lack of need for Paraguay to have any imports to meet their survival needs, etc..etc..

    Paradise awaits.
     
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  7. Sarah Nerd

    Sarah Nerd Feels most comfortable around other misfits.
    Barefooter

    I'm sure I'm looking sexy right now in my multiple layers I put on in preparation for an outdoor auction. It's about 30 right now but when the sun goes down I imagine it will drop to the 20's. If I weren't so damn attached to my family here I'd love moving somewhere warmer.
     
  8. JohnnyVann

    JohnnyVann Acthp!
    caffeine

    Yeah, but then you would have to suffer with that commie socialistic health care stuff
     
  9. Briana

    Briana Vibrating erver closer to 4th Density
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    Paraguay is not like that. They do have private health care insurance.

    And most importantly...

    When in Rome, act in Roman kind.
     
  10. Charlemagne Allen

    Charlemagne Allen The Contessa

    I find Washington, DC to be fucking tropical because I spend much of my time in Chicago. However, I was in a car with one person from LA (i.e. crazy people) and another from Florida and they were complaining how cold it was....

    mon visage quand :

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  11. Charlemagne Allen

    Charlemagne Allen The Contessa

    SHUT UP, DAMNNIT!!



    (I can no longer take Nixon seriously because of this show ;) )
     
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  12. JohnnyVann

    JohnnyVann Acthp!
    caffeine

    I hope you caught my snark.

    I'm all for government run Universal health insurance, just not the way the US is trying to do it.
     
  13. Morgaine Alter

    Morgaine Alter ppl watching what I like

    I wish I livd up north where you can have a nice large home with lots of space and seasons!
    You guys are nuts!
     
  14. Briana

    Briana Vibrating erver closer to 4th Density
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    I don't know why U.S. people are so keen on Universal Health Care when all the so called socialist countries that were used to prove it viable are moving from such health care systems.

    When the German Chancellor told Obama that his economic plans are wrong for U.S. and damaging, he should have listened. France said it, England said it, China said it, and several other Asian countries.

    Somehow 40-something year old Mr. Obama and TimTim Geitner know better than these socialist leaders with their countries history of socialism to draw from when coming to their conclusion about what may be wrong economically for the United States - which is why their party did so well this past November 2nd....Not.
     
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  15. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    Which countries are scrapping their socialist national health care systems?
     
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  16. Briana

    Briana Vibrating erver closer to 4th Density
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    Ah ah ahhhh, i said "moving away from", not entirely "scrapping", but instead restructuring so as to alleviate the heavy financial burden on the state - which no state can afford while still maintaining itself as a dominant world power - fiscally impossible.

    However, for starts, it was Germany - the oldest socialized health care system in the world I believe. England has also stated they are going to restructure so as to limit the impact of universal health care on their economic system. I also read a while ago France was doing the same, but after this recent round of riots for raising the retirement age by 2 years, who knows how the people would respond there. So I would not be surprised to see the matter moved to a less priority while things calm down there.

    Here is a good article: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/nov2010/heal-n17.shtml
     
  17. Cody

    Cody a.k.a. Ecliptic Lackey
    Balanced

    *shivers*

    Cold.
     
  18. Fatz

    Fatz ..is a professional.

    At this point in the Obama presidency, I'm better off now than I was 2 years ago. Whatever advice you're saying he was given--I'm glad he didn't listen to it.


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  19. Briana

    Briana Vibrating erver closer to 4th Density
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    I don't understand how anyone with a modicum of knowledge in national and international economics thinks that the U.S. can be both the dominant world leader and a provider of universal health care at the same time for 40+ million people - is just ludicrous. If just 50,000 of those people in 1 month underwent a hospital stay and a medical procedure (say, a colonoscopy, endoscopy, CT-scan, or MRI, and you are looking at $10,000usd on average (i stayed in the hospital mental ward, and received nothing except pills, no blood work, no lab work, and my bill was over $7,000), thenyou are talking something in the area of 5 billion dollars just for 1 month of servicing so those people, let alone the idea that out of 40 million uninsured, at least a million are on some sort of medication that costs anywhere from $10 to $1500 a month just for a prescription (My drugs cost roughly $2300 per month for: Invega, Depakote, Zoloft, Ativan), and now you are adding easily another 20-50 billion per month, and that is only hypothesizing about the 'Low End' medical needs of 1.5 million people, let alone 40 million or even 60 million, or what will the number be if the current number of 16-20 million illegals residing in this country are allowed access to it as well. The costs of health care for this country can run at hundreds of billions to a trillion dollars a year quite easily.

    And stating: OH THE DEFENSE BUDGET IS "X" AMOUNT OF DOLLARS - well that keeps us safe, not 65 million people who need varying forms of medical assistance. The weight of a fully realized universal health care system in the U.S. is not feasible. Look at Europe, and what does Europe do? Nothing, why not? Broke as a joke, FOREVER.

    I don't care for our country to decline into a weakened, welfare state because of the greedy demand of its citizens - including the illegal residents - to be cared for from the cradle to the grave.
     
  20. ev0L

    ev0L Ghost in The Shell

    ummm... just sayin... Canada provides universal health care for 30 million + people.
    although... we still have to pay some sort of health premiums.. aprox $30 a month in most provinces (its more like a tax).
     

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