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Comment Re: America = lame (Score 1) 241

Jedidiah, you're normally pretty astute, but on this issue I must inform you that with all due respect you have not got a single fucking clue.

*Neither* of those things happened to me when I was hospitalised in China a couple of years ago.

What I did get was prompt, professional, and effective treatment by very qualified doctors and staff using the latest equipment in a very modern and well-maintained facility.

I also received a bill for 1600RMB, because I'm not a Chinese citizen and I informed them that I was able to pay.

Can you remind me which US hospital it is that only charges $250 for ER admission + overnight stay? I can't seem to recall...

Comment Re:Feminist/SJW Echo Chamber Circling The Bowl (Score 1) 135

It has a specific definition, and refers to tangible actions and a describable ideology.

No it doesn't, not any more than a miscellaneous grab bag of "shit I hate on the internet". But sure let's go down this route. So, I've got two questions for you (and maybe a third):

1. Do you think I'm an SJW?

2. What's your definition of "SJW"?


if yes to 1:

3: do you have any evidence of the things you're accusing me of?

Comment Re: it'll still be political (Score 1) 135

Yeah, you're right, all those civil rights activists who got lynched and the 'four dead in Ohio' at Kent State were asking for it because they were a nuisance.

Do you believe you should be allowed to stand on my front lawn, exercising you free speech with a megaphone at 2am?

If no, then where do you draw the line?

If yes, then you don't have the faintest clue what free speech is or what it's for.

Comment Re:Who gives a shit (Score 1) 135

Ah yes, the truth is out there. Just like aliens!

wooo ooooo eeeee ooooo

I remember you making this claim many times. I remember you linking rather dubious, peripherally related things, but you've never ever once provided anything which could be described as "credible evidence" that she was subject to a drive by shooting because she was housing men.

Comment Re:Logic Says It Should Be Legal (Score 1) 241

Ever had a big-mac in another country? Not the same... Heartbreaking shit : (

No. I've had many Big Macs/Whoppers/etc. in about 20 countries.

In many of these places, the food's actually *better* than at the same chains in the US due to local food safety/quality regulations.

The lone exception being that I've yet to find a KFC outside the US that serves biscuits instead of replacing them with bread rolls. *snif*

Comment Re:IP law has nothing to do with logic. (Score 2) 241

...[Y]our real problem in this world isn't actually the FDA, it's the insurance industry. The FDA may be able to shut down businesses which don't comply, but, by and large, they let an awful lot of stuff get through. It's the insurers who are deciding what actually gets used in our medical system...

Tell me about it. My mother has cancer. Her physician-recommended treatment isn't covered by insurance because they consider it "experimental", despite the fact that it seems to have worked quite well for Jimmy Carter.

Comment Re:You have no rights when applying for entry to a (Score 1) 133

If you're flying via Beijing and you don't already have a Chinese visa, the Chinese authorities will issue you one that's good for 1 day so you can move about the airport freely. Or, if your layover is long enough, you can take a cab into the city and mess around for a few hours.

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