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Seems you took the two worst examples of... 556 Views / 41 Replies  
Seems you took the two worst examples of government interference in private enterprise. Both involve insurance schemes. The new Medicare Part D is fraught with problems. Before these programs the...
Posted by medicineman, on Sep 16, 2008 at 04:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The latin word for drop is gutta (guttae -... 1,619 Views / 80 Replies  
The latin word for drop is gutta (guttae - plural), hence gtt.
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 27, 2008 at 04:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.sparagus.com/members/rich/img022.jpg ... 1,619 Views / 80 Replies  
http://www.sparagus.com/members/rich/img022.jpg
The scribble at the extreme right means the doctor wants one month's worth of meds. Eight meds total.
1st - Cardizem LA 240mg - one daily
2nd -...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 26, 2008 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Permission granted. Do you need the decoder ring... 1,619 Views / 80 Replies  
Permission granted. Do you need the decoder ring to go with it?
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 26, 2008 at 03:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
oops. I messed up the conversation: "Do you... 1,619 Views / 80 Replies  
oops. I messed up the conversation:
"Do you have a good burn cream?"
"Is the skin red, blistered or open?"
"Why?"
"Because the treatments are different."
"It's red."
"You don't want to put a...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 25, 2008 at 11:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
hmm. What do we do all day? Let's see your Rx. ... 1,619 Views / 80 Replies  
hmm. What do we do all day? Let's see your Rx. The insurance card you gave me was for doctors and major medical, not the one for prescriptions. Perhaps the online error message will give me a...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
besson3c, I'm not sure where you're coming from. ... 740 Views / 49 Replies  
besson3c, I'm not sure where you're coming from. I don't know if you work for a large or small company. Mine is rather small. I thank my employees many times during the day for the great jobs they...
Posted by medicineman, on Dec 12, 2007 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You bring up a good question. Not a point but a... 740 Views / 49 Replies  
You bring up a good question. Not a point but a question. I hire people for a job of work and pay them wages to do it. That exchange allows us all to benefit from that work. The first question...
Posted by medicineman, on Dec 11, 2007 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I question the accuracy of our intelligence. Two... 672 Views / 42 Replies  
I question the accuracy of our intelligence. Two articles worth reading:

OpinionJournal - Featured Article (http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110010946) and
The Weekly...
Posted by medicineman, on Dec 6, 2007 at 11:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you're trying to be clever, you've failed. ... 1,244 Views / 114 Replies  
If you're trying to be clever, you've failed.

I trade under the assumption that this thread addresses the original post.
Posted by medicineman, on Nov 15, 2007 at 09:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You must have checked your reading skills at the... 1,244 Views / 114 Replies  
You must have checked your reading skills at the door. Intimating that I'm simple, dumb and ignorant doesn't dissuade my argument.

He wants sex without consequences. You approve. Cool.
Posted by medicineman, on Nov 15, 2007 at 09:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Basically, he's like a dog in heat. He wants to... 1,244 Views / 114 Replies  
Basically, he's like a dog in heat. He wants to have sex without personal/financial/parental consequences. And, he'd like you to approve of that behavior.

It's really that simple.
Posted by medicineman, on Nov 15, 2007 at 09:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You can remove your own stitches, as long as you... 778 Views / 26 Replies  
You can remove your own stitches, as long as you know what you're doing. There are 3 or 4 stitching patterns that are used. A doc can look and tell IF this is the right time to remove them, or...
Posted by medicineman, on Jul 10, 2007 at 10:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Insurance contracts include a fee schedule for... 778 Views / 26 Replies  
Insurance contracts include a fee schedule for every procedure, each with their attendant ICD9 codes. The contract also contains a clause saying, you will bill according to their fee schedule OR...
Posted by medicineman, on Jul 10, 2007 at 09:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If I understand you correctly, it cost you $80... 778 Views / 26 Replies  
If I understand you correctly, it cost you $80 for an office visit, x-rays, surgery and aftercare. What is the complaint?
Posted by medicineman, on Jul 10, 2007 at 10:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Libby and Fitzgerald have a history. Going back... 2,526 Views / 168 Replies  
Libby and Fitzgerald have a history. Going back to the Marc Rich pardon.

Interesting read: OpinionJournal - Hot Topic (http://www.opinionjournal.com/weekend/hottopic/?id=110009555)
Posted by medicineman, on Jul 4, 2007 at 10:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd rethink financing a MacBook. You'd be making... 960 Views / 47 Replies  
I'd rethink financing a MacBook. You'd be making payments long after the life of the new machine.
Posted by medicineman, on Jun 20, 2007 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The earliest humans buried their dead with their... 16,279 Views / 321 Replies  
The earliest humans buried their dead with their possessions and other trinkets. Were they just disposing of trash, they wouldn't have gone through this trouble. Perhaps a belief system is just...
Posted by medicineman, on Jun 18, 2007 at 06:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was watching a group of squirrels begin... 739 Views / 36 Replies  
I was watching a group of squirrels begin building an abbey the other day. They had just set the lintel, when a bunch of kids came along and knocked it down. Then the landscapers came and removed...
Posted by medicineman, on May 5, 2007 at 10:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Congrats! The joy on your faces says it all. ... 623 Views / 23 Replies  
Congrats! The joy on your faces says it all. Good luck to your new family.
Posted by medicineman, on May 3, 2007 at 09:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Early transition lenses did have a problem of not... 873 Views / 42 Replies  
Early transition lenses did have a problem of not reverting to clear over time. The newer ones are much better. You can choose either a grey or brown tint. They do not darken in a car. They...
Posted by medicineman, on Apr 30, 2007 at 06:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It must be great to look at the little picture... 1,219 Views / 74 Replies  
It must be great to look at the little picture and come up with fantastic ideas and recommendations.

What are excessive profits? When you sell your PSP on ebay for double or triple its cost? ...
Posted by medicineman, on Apr 29, 2007 at 12:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I assumed a bath to bring everything up to snuff.... 3,107 Views / 62 Replies  
I assumed a bath to bring everything up to snuff. Everyday grooming is what she will eventually learn. For *all* the pets we've raised, no vet has ever recommened monthly baths, for either our cats...
Posted by medicineman, on Apr 22, 2007 at 01:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cats are taught by their mothers to groom. She... 3,107 Views / 62 Replies  
Cats are taught by their mothers to groom. She hasn't had that. Give it time, she'll figure it out. As for the litter, there's really no need to constantly change it. Use a good brand, such as...
Posted by medicineman, on Apr 22, 2007 at 01:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Choose an online broker. I use Scottrade. Send... 6,157 Views / 4 Replies  
Choose an online broker. I use Scottrade. Send them a check to open your account. They require $500 as a minimum to open. Once the account is established (your check clears the bank) you're good...
Posted by medicineman, on Apr 3, 2007 at 11:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nebulizer and inhaler treatments (albuterol... 768 Views / 14 Replies  
Nebulizer and inhaler treatments (albuterol types) are know as 'rescue' treatments, and used for asthma attacks. If you're using them more than once a week, prophylatic treatment is recommended. ...
Posted by medicineman, on Apr 2, 2007 at 09:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The cold war was as real and deadly as a heart... 2,384 Views / 176 Replies  
The cold war was as real and deadly as a heart attack. Make no mistake about that. The fall of the wall culminated with Reagan, but there were steps before that. You can start with Kennedy, who...
Posted by medicineman, on Mar 12, 2007 at 10:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Coulter is no dummy. See her background here:... 2,384 Views / 176 Replies  
Coulter is no dummy. See her background here: Ann Coulter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Coulter) . When she first came on scene, she was just another...
Posted by medicineman, on Mar 5, 2007 at 06:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Edwards was right. Israsel won't rest until... 1,090 Views / 77 Replies  
Edwards was right. Israsel won't rest until they've converted the rest of the world to Judiasm. It says that in the Torah, someplace, somewhere, in code, if you exchange some letters and follow the...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 21, 2007 at 01:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You didn't offer much info for such a serious... 564 Views / 8 Replies  
You didn't offer much info for such a serious question. There is no one-size-fits-all answer at any rate. Keeping in mind that *most* businesses fail within 5 years, incurring debt is a monumental...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 19, 2007 at 11:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You would have to start by defining what you want... 430 Views / 30 Replies  
You would have to start by defining what you want to accomplish. What kind of coverage you want to provide. How you would determine eligibility. How you want to fund it. These are basic...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 16, 2007 at 02:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Medicare and Medicaid is: 1. Big 2.... 430 Views / 30 Replies  
Medicare and Medicaid is:
1. Big
2. Wasteful
3. Bureaucratic
4. Impersonal
5. Incompetent
Other than that, the're not bad.

I can't speak to Social Security.
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 16, 2007 at 02:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A federal or national health care plan is rather... 430 Views / 30 Replies  
A federal or national health care plan is rather more than a two-bit entity. Medicare D, which has just reached its first anniversary, is only enriching Benefit Managers and manufacturers, and doing...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 15, 2007 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If you love the post office or the state DMV,... 430 Views / 30 Replies  
If you love the post office or the state DMV, you'll love national or state healthcare.
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 15, 2007 at 09:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just as an added thought, I've come across... 11,072 Views / 635 Replies  
Just as an added thought, I've come across tropical fern fossils here in north Jersey. It must have been much warmer here at some point.
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 9, 2007 at 12:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I came across a great question in some article... 11,072 Views / 635 Replies  
I came across a great question in some article the other day. The author asked: 'What *is* the proper temperature of the earth?'

The earth is warming, or the earth is cooling, depending on which...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 9, 2007 at 12:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Most husband purchases have a WAF. (Wife Approval... 1,342 Views / 63 Replies  
Most husband purchases have a WAF. (Wife Approval Factor) That involves neither a logical nor concensus argument. Each encounter requires different tactics. Your mileage may differ.
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 5, 2007 at 12:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nice job guys. Very clean looking. Although I... 21,304 Views / 526 Replies  
Nice job guys. Very clean looking. Although I think a chair rail and crown molding would have made a more elegant look.

;)
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 2, 2007 at 04:23 AM, in Feedback
Aren't you first supposed to form an 'exploratory... 741 Views / 56 Replies  
Aren't you first supposed to form an 'exploratory committee'?
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 1, 2007 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Other forums seem highly Window-centric. Of... 396 Views / 7 Replies  
Other forums seem highly Window-centric.

Of course Canon has not seen fit to offer a Wiki or Forum (or keeps it well buried).

What do YOU folks do when you need peripheral support in such...
Posted by medicineman, on Feb 1, 2007 at 12:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If your business has ever been 'shopped' by the... 1,929 Views / 104 Replies  
If your business has ever been 'shopped' by the 'officials', you might understand. They've sent underage kids to my business to buy cigarettes, while they've sat outside in their Crown Vic. Nice...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 28, 2007 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What planning strategy meetings did you attend? ... 755 Views / 32 Replies  
What planning strategy meetings did you attend? I know of none that were published. What conflict or war have you known or read about that went as planned? Or even a battle, for that matter?
...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 25, 2007 at 08:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry this is so late. Cities of Germany and... 755 Views / 32 Replies  
Sorry this is so late. Cities of Germany and Japan were leveled about 60 years ago. You need not go back to the middle ages to find an analogy. Trade occurs between nations because it benefits...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 25, 2007 at 06:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry this is late. I thought this thread was in... 755 Views / 32 Replies  
Sorry this is late. I thought this thread was in the toilet.

Unlike many, I am not privy to military intelligence. I assume Rules of Engagement have dictated our activites there. While it is...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 25, 2007 at 05:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't mentioned a thing about *who* pays... 891 Views / 69 Replies  
I haven't mentioned a thing about *who* pays taxes. You've broken the eggs and are trying to make an omlet of dissimilar things. The taxes and fees you cite are State imposed. The Feds have no...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 25, 2007 at 03:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
'tax cuts for the rich' is a phrase that really... 891 Views / 69 Replies  
'tax cuts for the rich' is a phrase that really annoys me. If you are going to cut taxes, so that more money remains in the economy, who will receive those cuts. *Obviously* the people who pay...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 25, 2007 at 10:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
" the spending money they desired" Aye,... 891 Views / 69 Replies  
" the spending money they desired"

Aye, there's the rub, as young Mr. Hamlet would say. Everyone 'desires'. But do their desires match their wherewithall? You see the different threads in these...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 24, 2007 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I truly believe that if all the wealth in the... 891 Views / 69 Replies  
I truly believe that if all the wealth in the country were evenly distributed to every person, in 10 years, it would be back where it is now. Some people are industrious, others are not. Some will...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 24, 2007 at 03:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It has to be so. There is a pyramind or bell... 891 Views / 69 Replies  
It has to be so. There is a pyramind or bell curve or wealth. The largest amount is naturally at the top. Logically is has to come from the top down.

Our health care is a mess. You and I have...
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 24, 2007 at 03:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I've refrained from that. That's not my thing. ... 891 Views / 69 Replies  
I've refrained from that. That's not my thing.

:)
Posted by medicineman, on Jan 24, 2007 at 03:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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