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deleted my sets today...it was the right thing to do.
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sydfloyd:
Are you gonna make any more?

Either way, if you did the best thing, good for you.
fatkidlovescake:
change is good. hopefully things will work out better for you in the future
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Anyone know a good (and hopefully not TOO expensive) podiatrist in LA?

I woke up the other night with a horrible pain in my foot. I thought it was a cramp because it was a strange kind of hurting feeling...but it still hasn't gone away. It feels like if a cramp and a bruise got together and fucked on the ball of my...
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mutantbaby1:
Get well soon kiss
gerry_d:
now you will always know where the hippie wagon is - the falafel is the best

http://twitter.com/Green_truck
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Happy 2010 everyone!

I was going to pick up a friend and drove by the SG office today, I never knew it was so close by!
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ellyshia:
hmmm he loves you more than he realizes, and you will pass as long as you spend all Wednesday studying smile
cassiel:
I just saw that you're a Sisters of Mercy fan. smile What's yr fave album?
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CLARITY -- By Kharisma




A breath of fresh air enters the mind,
someone has been messing with the fine tuning knob,
Clarity is subjective.

And the stars will be painted red. Don't say I didn't warn you.
They move in packs like wild dogs hungry for destruction,
Devouring everyone in their path.

The shadows control what you see,
look deeper.

Face value means nothing...
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badronald:
Onwards and inwards.
nijichan:
its great!
i wish i wrote more.. but im not good with words..
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for those of you who don't know, I'm writing a book. In order for me to better organize my thoughts and stories I'm going to be posting some of them online in a blog.

feel free to follow along with me on this exciting venture!!! smile smile smile


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harshrocker:
Good luck.
leandra:
AHHHH!! Of course i'd remember you!! You should've said hi frown That's such a weird coincedence! I just got home.

So was this near the Kroq stage where the bands were being interviewed or watching Alice in Chains while some shirtless guy wouldn't leave me alone? hahaha.
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ok, so I know I should be happy to even HAVE a job right now in this economy. But is having a job that makes me sick to my stomach with stress, gives me panic attacks, and keeps me up at night REALLY worth it?

Is it worth it to literally sit at my desk and bawl my eyes out at least once a week...
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harshrocker:
That sucks. Time to start looking for something new.
fishinfool:
i have to say its time for a new job. you will be able to find a new one. hopefully one that doesnt cause you so much pain
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PLEASE, if you never read ANYTHING I post EVER again...please read this.


For those of you who live in the US, I'm sure you are very aware of the health care/insurance bill that Obama is trying to pass. He made a statement that he will "sit down and go over the bill line by line" with any congressman that wants it. Last...
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codyz:
ummm....

with all due respect...

this list looks awfully suspicious. using words such as '... More bureaucracy:...' and '... Government Healthcare Bureaucracy...' sounds like a third party inserted their own words. this is hardly the wording that is used by gov't agencies and lawmakers back in dc.

i'd consider where this list came from. sounds like more right wing misinformation and scare tactics.

bottom line is a 'backwater' country such as cuba does a better job of getting healthcare to the individuals in it's society than does the usa. in fact the usa is the only western industrialized nation that makes no effort to provide care to it's population.

[unless you are 65 on medicare/medicaid or are in the military or are a veteran... gov't run medicine btw that provides healthcare to it's clients on 4% profit margin... and with no 'death panels'...]

our media is of no help in giving proper information. they point towards canada and the uk telling of horrible medicine and people waiting in lines to die. just not true.

i lived overseas and have been well taken care of if i needed medical attention... and i'm an american citizen, a foreigner in their countries. they didn't care. they saw me as a human being in their country that needed assistance.

on one trip home to see my doctor here, he instructed me to see my doctor in england, because the issue i had would be dealt with better there than here.

the real deal is that we live in a nation that is a warrior culture. we have no problem spending trillions of dollars in exporting death via our wars to other parts of the world. all in the name of protecting americans and our society. protecting us from???... [while russian missile boats patrol off of our coasts...]

yet within our own borders we allow tens of millions of people of all ages to go without healthcare. and it's easy to be without. just lose your job and you're one of the screwed millions. or have diabetes. or high blood pressure. god forbid you've had breast, skin or prostate cancer... or any other sort. hiv or aids?... you will never ever get insurance in the usa. that is the existing 'death panel' which uninsured americans face each day.

if you are going to get sick and lose your house or life savings or even die, you probably don't really care about being 'protected' form foreign forces, when your own nation [the gov't, the media and all of the psycho town hall protesters] could care less about your uninsured plight.

modern countries see this as barbaric. personally i think it's criminal. access to medicine should be a right in this country. as it is in other developed societies. and under-developed societies such as cuba.

our situation has nothing to do with political parties. it's all about corporate greed. and a government that believes the corporations will take it's place in caring about and for it's population.

[do you really think an employer cares more about humanity than it does about the dollar? ask your friends or family members that have lost their jobs in the past year... and as we head into the business environment called '4th quarter' where employers rape and suck the last ounce of life from their workforce in an effort to make the numbers which the bailed out financial institutions on wall street hold them to... ask those which lose their jobs this holiday season when those numbers are not met...]

why do pharmecuticals need to advertise their drugs on prime time tv and in full page ad's in mags like 'time' and 'people?' who pays for that? your doctor [a good doctor... not a bought doctor] is going to prescribe what she or he thinks will help you. no public sector advertising required.

something else to think about...

the third most profitable prescribed drug family for the pharmecuticals are anti-depressants. seventy-five percent of the worlds supply are used in the usa. of that, seventy-five percent are prescribed to women. per capita the suicide rate for american women is higher today than it was in the 1950's. who is really being helped by the drug therapy? who is making the profits? where do the profit's go? how do other countries with nationalized health care do better than us? [what are we doing to the women in this country?]

this is just one example that points to a whole industry - pharms, medical, insurance, healthcare providers, etc. that needs to be looked at in the usa. it's way out of control.

and nobody in this country should be left without access to medicine. especially not when we plow our tax dollars into wars.

sadly, americans seem to care more about animal rights and their pets, than they do about their own neighbors. [the homeless are visible... the uninsured are not... and all are happily being ignored]

just thoughts...

[listening to oldskool pm dawn and art of noise. way off topic. but very cool vibes right now.]
codyz:
more on this list from politifact.com

The e-mail includes almost 50 claims about the health care bill in its original form. (The bill is still in Congress, so it's expected to change as members negotiate for votes.) We've ruled on the first 15 claims below. We wanted to publish our initial findings promptly, and we're still deciding whether we should proceed with checking all the claims after finding so many problems with the first batch. We'll make our decision based on reader feedback, so e-mail us your thoughts at truthometer@politifact.com or message us via Twitter @politifact .

The e-mail begins, "Subject: A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the Healthcare bill in congress. Contact your Representatives and let them know how you feel about this. We, as a country, cannot afford another 1000 page bill to go through congress without being read. Another 500 pages to go. I have highlighted a few of the items that are down right unconstitutional." Below are the e-mail's assertions, followed by our findings.

Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure! False: Section 113 of the bill requires the Health Choices commissioner to conduct a study to make sure health reform does not unintentionally create incentives for businesses to self-insure or create adverse selection in the risk pools of insured plans. There is no mandated audit.

Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! False: Section 122 outlines broad categories of benefits that must be included in an essential benefits package. It prohibits cost-sharing for preventive care and limits annual out-of-pocket spending to $5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for a family, indexed for inflation. It says nothing about rationing or limiting treatment.

Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process) Barely True: Section 123 establishes a Health Benefits Advisory Committee that makes recommendations on what types of health insurance coverage will be defined as basic, enhanced or premium. The committee will be chaired by the surgeon general, with members appointed by the president, the comptroller general, and representatives of federal agencies. This committee makes recommendations on insurance regulations, so in that sense it does set standards for benefits. But it does not make decisions about treatments for individuals.

Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. Pants on Fire!: Section 142 outlines the duties of the Health Choices commissioner, who is charged with regulating insurers. The commissioner should seek insurers to offer different types of insurance, including basic, enhanced and premium. Individuals will be able to choose among competing insurers who are regulated via the exchange.

Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services. Pants on Fire! Section 152 includes a generic nondiscrimination clause, which says insurers may not discriminate with regard to "personal characteristics extraneous to the provision of high quality health care or related services." It says nothing about "non-US citizens" or immigrants, legal or otherwise. In fact, the legislation specifically states that undocumented aliens will not be eligible for credits to help them buy health insurance, in Section 246 on page 143.

Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard. Barely True: Section 163 sets out goals for electronic health records. It says one goal should be real-time confirmation of which services a person qualifies for and how much they will have to pay. That could be achieved by machine-readable beneficiary cards, according to the legislative language. But the legislation does not require the cards.

Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer. Barely True: Section 163 sets out goals for electronic health records. One of the goals is to include features that "enable electronic funds transfers, in order to allow automated reconciliation" between payment and billing. The legislative summary says the intent in the section is "to adopt standards for typical transactions" between insurance companies and health care providers. The legislation generically describes typical electronic banking transactions and does not outline any special access privileges.

Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN) . Pants on Fire! Section 164 creates a temporary reinsurance program to help employers or employee associations pay for coverage for workers ages 55 to 64. It does not mention labor unions or community organizer groups, though presumably they could qualify for subsidies like any other employee association that previously offered health insurance. The section's point, however, is to offer subsidies to employer-based insurance programs, not unions or community organizers.

Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange. True. Private health care plans must conform to government rules to participate in the exchange, and this page begins an explanation of exchange rules. However, the requirement that insurance companies must conform to is also presented much earlier in the bill. We spotted an earlier reference on page 15, Section 101.

Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans) . Mostly True. Section 203 sets rules saying that plans must offer basic plans before they can offer plans with extra benefits. These extra benefits are defined as enhanced plans and premium plans. (The unstated assumption here is that enhanced and premium plans will be more profitable for the insurance companies.) But this isn't the page number that requires health plans to participate in the exchange. Technically speaking, private insurance plans are not required to participate. Rather, only insurance sold on the exchange will satisfy the mandate that people have health insurance. In effect, private health plans that want to sell to individuals will have to sell through the exchange, under the terms of the bill.

Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens. Half True. Section 204 outlines more regulations for health insurance plans in the exchange. One of the requirements is that they provide "culturally and linguistically appropriate communication and health services." Another part of the bill mentions that this includes "effective methods for communicating in plain language." There is no mention of citizenship status.

Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan. False. Section 205 says the Health Choices commissioner is charged with publicizing the options on the health care exchange. The legislation says the commissioner "may work with other appropriate entities to facilitate the dissemination of information." The bill does not mention ACORN or Americorps. The bill also says that the commissioner must publicize the "Exchange-participating health benefits plan options," which would include private insurance plans.

Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter. False. This page describes people who would qualify for Medicaid, a government insurance program for people with very low incomes. It says that individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid only if they have "not elected to enroll in an Exchange-participating health benefits plan." So the auto-enrollment only happens if they have not chosen another plan.

Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed. Barely True. Section 223 discusses how the government will pay doctors under the public option health insurance; they will pay 5 percent more than Medicare pays. It's true that this section does not set out any sort of judicial review, but it specifically states that health care providers do not have to accept patients under the public option. The bill also says that the Health Choices commissioner has the authority "to correct for payments that are excessive or deficient," taking into account "amounts paid for similar health care providers and services under other Exchange-participating health benefits plans." There may be a broader case to be made that the government can outcompete private insurers through the public option, but this section of the plan doesn't have to do with lawsuits or judicial review.

Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages. Barely True. Section 225 discusses payments for physicians who choose to accept the public option insurance. Again, there may be a broader case to be made that the government can outcompete private insurers through the public option, but this section of the plan only applies to payments to doctors for patients who are part of the public option. The government does not set wages for doctors because doctors are free to decline to see the patients.

Finally, a few words about the e-mail's origins. It appears that someone out there based it on the work of Peter Fleckenstein, who publishes commentary on the Twitter messaging service under the name Fleckman . (Some of the e-mails we receive credit him, but many do not.) Fleckenstein strongly opposes the Democratic health plan and labels most of his posts #tcot , which stands for "top conservatives on Twitter." Fleckenstein has also posted the analysis at his blog, Common Sense from a Common Man . Many of the e-mails we received have made changes to Fleckenstein's original tweets, and the e-mail we've checked here has made changes as well.
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this about sums up my feelings right now

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typhannie:
no problem hun!! and thank you!! kiss
typhannie:
HAHHAHA!!!! she said fart icecream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOLOL i got a fuckin kick outta that shit! thank hun
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I hate how whenever I go into Home Depot I get swamped by old men who are trying to "help me" with my home fixer-upper problem.


Last night our kitchen sink got all clogged up for some reason and nasty rotten broccoli started coming up through the drain and into the sink basin puke actually...I know why it's happening...because our upstairs neighbor uses...
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pawn2king4:
You should totally do a "Home Depot" shoot. smile
harshrocker:
My dad always complains that nobody is around for help when he's got questions.
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I just went out to my car....


....it was broken into and my GPS, ipod charger/hook-up, and cell chargers were all stolen.



FUCK MY GODDAMN FUCKING LIFE ALREADY.


I'm so sick of all of this bad shit happening to me. What the fuck did I do to deserve all of this? WHAT?!
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king_:
awww mama im so sorry to hear that i would hug you i if i could. what assholes !people can be and times are so hard. It just brings out the worst in people i hope things get better soon. ooxoxox
sydfloyd:
Yes, This is a cut and pasted message but I'm trying to let all my friends know that I'm still around and miss them. Ive been without internet for a while so please write me something nice while I wait to get my computer back.