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Comment: Re:Time for medicare for all in the usa (Score 3, Insightful) 162

by Richard_at_work (#47703789) Attached to: Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

I never said it was free, but we all pay taxes while only some of us don't have to fork out ridiculous additional sums for medical cover.

For example, I will never be hit with a bill for medical treatments my insurance won't cover. There isn't a moment I have to worry about getting charged for my stay in hospital. I don't have to worry about whether my insurance will cover the drugs my doctor has prescribed me, the most I will pay is £8.05, even if the drug costs £10,000 a course.

Comment: Re:bass akwards (Score 3, Informative) 162

by Richard_at_work (#47703453) Attached to: Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

Moving to the UK's system means no insurance company, and your employer et al do not have access to your medical records. In-fact, most doctors do not have access to your medical records - they are only now bringing in a system where your medical records are shared on an on-demand basis with other hospitals and surgeries. Walk into an A&E department and they won't have your medical records.

Comment: Re:Time for medicare for all in the usa (Score -1) 162

by Richard_at_work (#47703427) Attached to: Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

I am so glad I live in a country where the most I will ever pay for non-elective medical care is the price of the prescription (currently £8.05). Heart attack with a week in intensive care? Won't cost me a penny. Broken my leg, need a cast and physiotherapy? Won't cost me a penny.

Comment: Re:PL = Honorable Institution. (Score 1) 226

When you are in another country, you abide by that countries rules. When you play in a football league, you abide by that leagues rules. Suarez abided by neither, and thus deserved his punishment.

And again I suggest you actually investigate what he said, because "negrito" is far from the sole term he used, and it most certainly was not used in the same manner as his grandmother apparently uses it.

Comment: Re:US Fair Use Exception rule, quote (Score 1) 226

In the US, they have no right to stop you from making a vine of it. But that may not apply to England.

It might not even apply in the US - "fair use" is a defence, not an exception, and showing only the goals or other significant action in a football match could violate the "substantial" clause depending on how well the arguments are made to the judge.

A violation of clause 4 is also a potential due to the resale value of goal footage for round up sports programs etc.

Comment: Re:PL = Honorable Institution. (Score 5, Insightful) 226

"Blackie" in the UK is a racist and offensive term - he is employed and works in the UK, so he is subject to UK laws and levels of standards with regard to his actions in the UK. Oh, and he said a lot more than just calling Evra a "blackie" - I suggest you refresh your memory of the incident...

Besides, Luis Suarez should be permanently banned from professional football for his various issues over the years. He is uncontrollable and has absolutely no conscience with regard to his past actions.

Comment: Re:Competiton, good for everyone? (Score 1) 338

by Richard_at_work (#47676283) Attached to: Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

The legislation existed before Uber but they ignored it - there is no elimination of competition going on here, there is competition failing to compete by the same rules and restrictions as their competitors.

Imagine a company being founded along the same lines as Uber, but their service being "build a house" - they may be cheap, but they get there by ignoring local building codes... No one is going to bitch about local government enforcing those pre-existing codes, so why should they bitch about pre-existing transportation laws being enforced here?

Comment: Re:Uber is quite retarded (Score 1) 338

by Richard_at_work (#47676261) Attached to: Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

sure, if you don't equate commercial transport license to "Taxi medallion more costly than the car itself".

The taxi medallion is more costly than the pants the owner wears as well, but it still doesn't mean shit.

The medallion is a license - the car is the tool. The two have no link other than you use the tool under the license.

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