Discussion in 'The Red Room' started by Tuckerfan, Jan 9, 2020.
orange man is a big meanie - we get it.
No. The way you are presenting it is intellectually dishonest. And will only encourage people to be anti military. Does that make sense?
No, it doesn't make sense.
Absolutely no one was butthurt over vets getting care, you ass spelunker. Only pointing out the hypocrisy of how you and others of your ilk deride socialism for everyone but yourselves in this one case. The idea of not having to "earn" the right to a healthy life is a foreign concept to you.
Planned Parenthood allegedly has roots in eugenics and y'all sure haven't let that one go.
The honesty is appreciated here, but I'm afraid I'm not qualified to explain how to make it make sense in this instance, least of all because I haven't served
I do believe there is nuance you're missing, however.
Nuances hide when they hear OF coming.
not at all what I was saying.
Perhaps people are missing any nuance I'm expressing. OH SHIT! Is that "both sides?" Judges, let's get a ruling on this please.
I don't see how it's wrong to see the VA as a welcome perk of serving.
I also don't see how that precludes expanding VA or Medicare to all American citizens.
I totally agree with your fair & measured response. I said pretty much what you said a couple of times, but it wasn't landing because of the Pavlovian response to seeing OF in any form.
My problem is the fact that America is the only country in the world that has this shitty patchwork of health care systems to begin with. One for vets, one for children, one for the old, one for the poor, one for suckers who sucked who bought the Wendell Potter propaganda that he himself is working towards dismantling.
And yet people still slip through the cracks. Before the ACA, independent workers were essentially excluded from the health care market for all intents and purposes. My stepdad has a whole host of medical maladies that keep him at a job that is so far below the industry standard pay for the area because at his age he can't afford anything else. If I move outta San Diego, who the fuck knows if the VA will be of any good use.
Just yesterday my wife went to her doctor for something else and was able to get her first vaccine shot while she was there.
Just got number 2.
small world, I just took a number 2. That said I'm going the J & J version, assuming it is available when my category is eligible. Being way down the priority totem pole might play out okay because it might take a while anyway for the J & J version to get full FDA approval.
Politico is spinning this as "Biden's team sends mixed messages on vaccine availability."
I swear some executive said "you have to have exactly the same number of negative-sounding stories about Biden as you did about Trump, no matter what the news actually is."
I'm not seeing that article.
Looks like they've changed the headline. (Politico seems to do that fairly often ... I'm guessing they do A/B testing for the first few hours a story is up, then shift to whatever's performing the best.)
The J&J is approved and rolling out this week.
And I feel like shit! Ha!
Pfizer or moderna
That's the one my wife got. I got Pfizer. Moderna definitely was a worse hangover. Still better than the rona though.
Buckle up, pal. Excluding respiratory symptoms, I essentially had the flu for 36 hours.
I'm due for Moderna, and I'm hearing horror stories. But my daughter's a first responder, so she's had it and, aside from muscle aches the next day, she got through it. I'm hoping - shared DNA, same blood type and all - that it won't be that bad. Fingers crossed.
Still get it. 36 hours of suckage was far, far, far better than ending up on a vent or worse with 'Rona.
A week ago I did the funeral of a friend who went from not feeling well to dead with 'Rona in 10 days. She was sedated on a vent for a week and had somewhere between 12-15 strokes due to blood clots caused by 'Rona while on the vent. The doctors convinced the family to pull the plug. 10 days.
"Just like the flu" really pisses me off. 22,000 people died in the 2019-2020 flu season. The flu is serious fucking business. Making light of it shows that we really have become a nation of douchebags.
Okay, is this good news or bad news? My doctor says I have an underlying condition that would qualify me for priority with the next group.
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