Snake going to bed
This ginkgo tree has existed for 1400 years.
Lit father, lit son
Dog's 'cancer' turns out to be four teddy bears
My Pops finally beating Super Mario Bros. on Christmas night, 1988. The Nintendo was a present for "me and my sister".
Toilet at my local coffee place
What can i get for you?
HMB, I'm playing a round of Rumba Pong
DiSgRuNtLeD eX-eMpLoYeE fUcKiNg KiLlS rEpLaCeMeNt
A reminder for tomorrow
This penny I got in my change is 150 years old
Cutting a slice of 23 layer chocolate cake [640 x 640] [GIF]
[OC] Closing a box made of perfect mirrors with a light bulb inside
Getting ready for a night on the town
The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History
roses are red, i put jam on my crackers
some reflective time to realise how drunk you are, and how much more you can get
The cutting board I ordered from Nick Offerman's Wood Shop came with a note.
Spooky lone oak tree, North Yorkshire, UK. Simon Baxter (OC) [1440x1080]
PORG, the cat!
This truck in the swimming pool
Best Friends "Forever"
We need Jesus in this town.
Hold My Catnip, I'm going to the butcher to pick out my lunch
My wife said she wanted just one child of each gender
The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History
Mandatory plot twist before official death of meme. Buy buy buy but be ready to sell soon.
When you choose to live away from the water so it hunts you down
TIL former NFL player James Brooks was found to be illiterate when he was unable to read court documents after admitting to not paying over $100k in child support. When the judge asked how he graduated from Auburn without being able to read, he said, "Didn't have to go to to class."
Compact Zoomies
Old Man roast eGirl LUL
My three year old son’s Steve Harrington costume
Siberian jay ready to fly, oils, 25x35cm
The way the sun hits the painting
Such a shame
MRW I'm at summer camp and my bully makes fun of my profuse sweating and premature baldness in front of my crush so I wait until he's about to do the slackline and then I blow on it to make it shake so he'll fall off.
Dave Grohl of The Foo Fighters invites Fan Dressed as Gene Simmons on Stage and The Kid Shreds. Austin, Tx 4-18-18
Couldn't figure out why this pen wouldn't write until I found the ink chamber was black...
1 TheGreatZarquon Given the popularity of this post, I'd like to remind everyone of Bill and Ted's Law: [Be excellent to each other.](
4092 AKATonyStarks The hilarious and depressing point that the original thread misses is that the US actually spends more *public* money per capita on healthcare than the UK, France, Germany, Sweden etc. All that money just for Medicare and Medicaid. And that's before your private insurance premium ($6,690 was the 2017 nationwide average for an individual plan purchased through an employer). The inefficiency in the US healthcare system is mind-boggling. *edit. Sources: *edit 2: A lot of people are conflating overall health costs and pharmaceutical spending. Currently pharmaceutical spending is about 10% of US national health expenditure. Even a huge cut to our prescription drug spending would make a tiny dent in our overall healthcare costs. It's not quite as big an issue as the debate around it would lead you to believe.
4579 VeryWeirdPerson It's funny, I always tell people "University is free in my country" and americans always response with "you pay taxes"... Well so do you. Turns out I currently pay the exact same tax rates as americans, only the tax rate limit is far higher in Germany for richer people. So we pay the same taxes but I got University, health care, public transportation (certain types) etc, and you pay the same and get shit.
1024 Huwbacca Wait a second... Is that guy saying the higher taxes is a worse trade off? Like, with all the extra you pay in insurance and then on the medical care itself, hes ok with that as long as the government don't get taxes? I mean. Shit, I moved from the UK to Switzerland and I absolutely miss the NHS. Private healthcare here is like £300 a month and then a huge franchise, plus extra costs... Tax may be 16% points lower, but spending on healthcare closes that gap considerably and, for the first time in my life, I have had to consider money over health.. how is this a better system lol
800 herefor1reason Haven't been to a doctor in over a year because i can't afford it. last time i went it was because i'd had a persistent cough for around 2 months and i'd delayed because i knew that no matter what, if i went, we probably wouldn't be able to get food for a while and would've been at risk of not being able to afford rent. bit the bullet and went when it got so bad i was throwing up from coughing so much. turns out i had pneumonia and if i'd kept leaving it untreated i'd have died. if i get a cough like that again i won't wait but who the fuck knows what else i'll have to "wait and see" to get treated or looked at? can't go for everything, me and my family wouldn't be able to survive from the debt. has to be something that's VERY CLEARLY a threat to my life or long term quality of life in a serious way (something that would handicap me).
468 dalismiro921 I live in the U.S. and a few years ago my mom’s gallbladder ruptured after being infected for 2 weeks (we didn’t know until later). We were the only two home, and I couldn’t drive at the time. My mom refused to let me call 911 because just the ride in the ambulance alone would’ve cost too much for us. If my dad hadn’t luckily been on his way home, she wouldn’t have made it. The healthcare system in America literally has rational people choose to not seek medical attention for fear of the immense debt it may cause. It’s fucked, and seeing my mom on the floor like that while not being able to DO anything fucked me up for a while too. Oh, we also spent the next 4 years paying off those bills, with insurance.
2149 lakerswiz I always love the "but what about the long wait times" bullshit. You're waiting longer, for non-emergencies, because more people are getting their health taken care of. It's highly unlikely that the increase in wait times is going to negatively affect you anymore than simply waiting longer. And again, it's for everyone to get taken care of. Fair fucking trade off.