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1) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - drop in and say hello! (Message 43889)
Posted 16 Nov 2010 by ProfileEs99
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winning because..... oh wrong thread.

No..lol. You're a winner anyway.
2) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - drop in and say hello! (Message 43846)
Posted 15 Nov 2010 by ProfileEs99
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so.. how much have you tried it? hehe..
I mean.. one normally talks out of experience... i assume.. ;-)))


Oi cheeky!

I only wesr them when ther's an R in the month....

or during your annual performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
3) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - drop in and say hello! (Message 43677)
Posted 10 Nov 2010 by ProfileEs99
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Oooooh! I got the last post in the old thread and the first one in the new one!

You go gurl!

To be honest I was surprised this thread was still going. I had forgotten about it until Blurf messaged me over on seti saying it needed to be re-spawned.

Glad to see you`ve all been chit chatting away.
4) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 43660)
Posted 10 Nov 2010 by ProfileEs99
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THREAD CLOSED.

Please take your chit chat to the new Milkyway chit chat thread.
5) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 43659)
Posted 10 Nov 2010 by ProfileEs99
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THREAD CLOSED.

Please take your chit chat to the new Milkyway chit chat thread.
6) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - drop in and say hello! (Message 43658)
Posted 10 Nov 2010 by ProfileEs99
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Time for a thread tidy up!

Come in and say hi to your fellow Milkyway crunchers.

7) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 43657)
Posted 10 Nov 2010 by ProfileEs99
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Hiyah Lurker Mike. At least we get some pleasant talk with friends in this thread.

Chitting, and chatting before Es closes this


Why would she want to do that?


'cos I was asked to. :p

I received word that this thread is a tad long and needs a tidy up.
8) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 31568)
Posted 26 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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Ugh..someone dialed a wrong number and woke me up too early. Now I can't get back to sleep!
9) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 31450)
Posted 24 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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What?

You have an Ikea over there?

Dang me britches and hope to melt.

Yes...that is why I didn't bring a lot of my furniture as most of it was from Ikea.
10) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 31425)
Posted 24 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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I have been informed that the Sally Anne up in North Vancouver (near where my cousin lives) has rather good stuff. It's just a question if I can persuade my other cousin to help me out with her pickup truck.

I signed the lease today so I will soon be a proper person with an apartment, internet and cable TV once again. just no furniture! I am wondering if I can make a trip to Ikea and have stuff delivered on the day we move in.
11) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 31376)
Posted 23 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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Starting again is quite fun.


And expensive, Miss Moneybags! ;-))

Well yes...but furniture and stuff is cheaper here...and after having to get rid of everything I own in England i realised just how much junk I'd collected that I didn't need. I shall try to be careful not to do that again!
12) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 31345)
Posted 22 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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Hallooooohooooohoooooooooooooo...?? ;-)

..ahh.. it feels good to have so
much room all for myself ;-D




@ Esme; Hei! and congrats with your goal reached so far! ;-)

Thanks Arizona. I've now found an apartment..now all I have to do is find some furniture for it! :D
Starting again is quite fun.
13) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 31246)
Posted 20 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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Yup. We've arrived safely in Canada.

Though on our first day someone drowned while we walking along the beach. My cousin helped pull him out of the water and do CPR, but he was convinced he was dead. Amazingly we heard afterwards that he had survived.

On our second day my cousin's wife was held up coming home because she saw someone jump off a bridge. We don't know if that person survived :(

On our 3rd day my cousin texted me to ask where we were as there had been a shooting outside his window. I thought he was joking until we got back from the mall and saw all the police tape. 2 people had been shot dead. Weirdly enough this sort of thing is very rare in Vancouver, especially where my cousin lives.

Very odd.


We're still looking for an apartment and are camped out at my aunt's for now.
14) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 31224)
Posted 20 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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Go to your happy place Chris....
15) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 30338)
Posted 7 Sep 2009 by ProfileEs99
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is a Duneyear a unit of space or of time?
16) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Dune Finkleberry is User Of The Day (Message 29676)
Posted 24 Aug 2009 by ProfileEs99
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Happy Goat Day! and well done with your record breaking UOTD attempt!
17) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 29444)
Posted 17 Aug 2009 by ProfileEs99
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Even 36 mil is shockingly high. But that is not the figure we've been told.

I'm sure the news is different between the countries.

I think you need to check your facts on this. That isn't what is proposed at all.

Read the bill it's in there. All the politicians are denying it but it is in there.


Read this: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_081209/content/01125108.guest.html

Also; about the painkillers->http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_081109/content/01125108.guest.html

Nothing personal on you Banditwolf, but those links are to Rushlimbaugh's site. He's a known rightwing nutjob.

Even in those links there is nothing about forcing you out of private healthcare or putting you on painkillers. Just Rush going on about it and citing some irrelevant example where Doctors disagreed on the best care for a patient. That happens in all systems.

Have you got a better source?
18) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 29410)
Posted 16 Aug 2009 by ProfileEs99
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How does he know he wouldn't have got the secondary scan on the NHS?


His consultant told him at the time that the NHS does not have the resources/funds to go looking for problems where there are no reported symptoms.

Edit: Although I gather your point is that people still have the choice to use private health care here. One of the lies told to the American people is that we are not allowed to use private health care.


My point was that all UK citizens have the right to free health treatment, whether it be a prescription for a cold medication, or a triple heart bypass. Those that can afford it, or have it paid for them, can use private medical insurance to receive an enhanced level of care.

It is my view that any 21st century society, in any country, should provide free basic medical care to its citizens. Sadly in some 3rd world countries this is just not possible, hence the number of International medical charities. Can you remember Biafra......

How much would it cost for the USA to introduce the equivalent of the NHS? Surely more than Congress can afford or vote through. Politics rule, always have, always will, and all the while innocent people suffer. This is the way of the world we live in. The press of course are as much to blame as anybody else.

We hear in the UK that if you have a heart attack in New York, people will step over you on the sidewalk and ignore you. If the medics are called, and you can't produce a medical insurance card, they also walk away. True or not true?

In the UK people get treated first and questions get asked later, but then we have what they call a welfare state.


Please address My concerns in the health care bill as I was held hostage against My will until I signed. Note back then I was uninsured except by the county, The Hospital(See below) would only accept their coverage or whatever they did allow, Even My brother wouldn't go there as His Government medical coverage wasn't welcome there(He was retired US Navy with just 20 years of Service, He died in 2005, The NAVY and SSA deserted Him in the last two weeks of His life and wanted the final two weeks of the money He was given sent back as He had retirement pay and SSDI as He was Disabled, Cancer claimed His life, He was 61 years old and very frightened and I couldn't be with Him when He died as I live 45 miles away from His Widows house, I could only visit once a month then) and I suspect Medi-Cal/Medicaid isn't either as SSI as I said later on wouldn't pay for any of My medical bills related to 2002.

Desert Valley Hospital
www.dvmc.com

16850 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA 92395
(760) 241-8000

I do know about California or at least the part I've lived in for Most of My life, Paramedics if called by dialing 911 will come and they will transport one to the nearest Hospital, In San Bernardino County if the nearest Hospital is a for profit Hospital they will only take You there, Unless It's full of course then It's on to the next closest Hospital, For Me a "for Profit Hospital" is a Dirty word, As once they get You If You are uninsured or have any form of health insurance that they don't cover and that could/would(does in one case) include Medi-Cal(Medicaid) and so before any treatment happens they want someone to sign on the dotted line(financial responsibility form) and they view You as their property and You have no rights at all(Civil or Constitutionally), You can refuse treatment, At least as long as You can withstand any and all pain, But You will be denied the right to call anyone including a lawyer or the police/sheriff or even Ones relatives until You sign on the dotted line, I had that happen to Me, My civil rights were violated and I was forced to sign under duress back in 2002 and I couldn't leave as I had a broken leg and I was tied down to a gurney unable to move more than My arms, So I was trapped and My right to freedom of choice was ripped from Me. Cause the only alternative was a trip of 44.2 miles one way(52 minutes on the freeway through a mountain pass) or 47.1 miles(1hr 5mins directly over the mountains) in the back of a Pickup Truck and there are no belts there and no seats and I was barely able to keep from slipping into unconsciousness(Shock) and Shock can lead to death as My injury was considered life-threatening(Broken lower left leg). So since I didn't have the money to bankrupt afterwards, I had to endure a $16,000+ bill that kept growing that I could never afford, I was awarded SSI Disability in 2004 and awarded payments back to 2003, But SSI/Medical would not touch My Hospital bill from 2002 at all, So I had to out wait It as My credit such as It was, Was already ruined and since I had a small income below $1800 a month I could not rebuild My credit at all as I couldn't even afford to get a Car loan or even a secured credit card, Today I could barely afford either one, But If I did It I'd have no cushion at all.

Oh and the bill? In California there is a statute of Limitations of 4 years on debt(I looked It up once), So after 2006 I was legally off the hook, In early 2009 It should according to one credit reporting agency be off My credit history entirely, And I didn't go bankrupt once, No one in My family has done that.

That is a barbaric story. I am so sorry you had to go through that.

I hope that a proper debate can be had in the US and you all get the health care you want and deserve.

Just don't listen to what is being said about the NHS. There are no 'death panels'. You get to see a doctor when you need and discuss your care. No one forced you do anything you don't want and you NEVER, EVER, EVER get sent a bill.

It doesn't matter how old, how sick or how poor you are. You get the best treatment available.

I think it is telling that so many people who can easily afford to buy private health insurance here don't, because they know they will get excellent treatment on the NHS.
19) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 29409)
Posted 16 Aug 2009 by ProfileEs99
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48 million Americans cannot get medical insurance.

Isn't that high. The number thats going around is 36 mill. That is made up of ~10-15 mil of people who choose not to get it, 10+ mil who are out of work now, 10+ mil of illegial mexicans.

Even 36 mil is shockingly high. But that is not the figure we've been told.

his plan is to put ALL non-goverment americans on the gov't plan. It is in the bill to force you to leave your current plan and be put on it. Also everyone is told to take pain pills and die. This is not a better plan.

I think you need to check your facts on this. That isn't what is proposed at all.
20) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milkyway chit chat - CLOSED (Message 29395)
Posted 15 Aug 2009 by ProfileEs99
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I'll relate a tale of someone I know from 3 years ago. He found a lump on a testicle and his GP sent him immediately to a consultant. It was diagnosed as cancer and he was operated on straight away. As he was being treated as a private BUPA patient, the Consultant also arranged for a full body scan as a precaution.

That's when it was discovered he also had early stages of prostate cancer, despite not having had any symptoms. This was also treated successfully with radiation. He says he wouldn't have got the secondary scan under the NHS and might not be here now.

How does he know he wouldn't have got the secondary scan on the NHS?

Edit: Although I gather your point is that people still have the choice to use private health care here. One of the lies told to the American people is that we are not allowed to use private health care.

48 million Americans cannot get medical insurance. So although those that can afford the best medical insurance get outstanding care under the US system. 48 million don't get any care at all.

The NHS is not perfect (no system could be), but it allows every single person access to high quality care.

Britains have a better life expectancy than Americans and the cost of the healthcare is actually cheaper per GDP than the American system.

Apparently at one of the recent demonstrations in the US a man who is against Obama's health plan was injured. He then had to ask for donations towards his treatment as he had recently been made redundant and had no health plan.


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