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  1. #26911
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Yep.

    Right after I take out a HUGE life insurance policy....

    Actually, I'm much more apt to rent a pair of snowshoes and go stomping through the woods, assuming there are trails that don't see so much traffic.

    I'm not a big "crowds" person. Give me a quiet trail through the woods and I'm a happy dude.
    If you go on the blacks and double diamonds, you wouldn't believe how peaceful it is out there. Most people won't go over on them. I suggest you get a bit better before you try that too!!

  2. #26912
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Yep.

    Right after I take out a HUGE life insurance policy....

    Actually, I'm much more apt to rent a pair of snowshoes and go stomping through the woods, assuming there are trails that don't see so much traffic.

    I'm not a big "crowds" person. Give me a quiet trail through the woods and I'm a happy dude.
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  3. #26913
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    spent whole weekend with just the 3 of us very nice.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  4. #26914
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

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  5. #26915
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    Mourning Bret ! Mourning guys...hope y'all had a good week-end. Bret glad you had some quality time with Karen & Andy. I pretty much did squat. I did make some messes in the kitchen experimenting on some recipes and some turned out well. I made homemade ice-cream without having to crank or have an ice-cream maker and it turned out great. Simple and easy that's how I'm going to roll this year.
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  6. #26916
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    'Evening Bret and everyone.... Had a bit of an "is it safe?" moment at the dentist's office.. Taking out a stubborn wisdom tooth.. When you see the doc and the assistant sweating bullets, while the mask spattered with your blood is moving as the doc is saying stuff like "I've never had one this difficult" and "I'll need to cut into the bone some more" in a country without free health care, you get a bit concerned.. Fortunately, it went well and I expect to make the wedding on Saturday more or less ok. No drinking though as they have me on amoxi.

  7. #26917
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    I had a great doc in 1977 who did two fully impacted and two partially impacted.

    In his office.

    Valium IV.

    45 mins in the chair.

    He was the surgical instructor at the U of P.

    We will never see his like under Obamacare, unfortunately.
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  8. #26918
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    'Evening Bret and everyone.... Had a bit of an "is it safe?" moment at the dentist's office.. Taking out a stubborn wisdom tooth.. When you see the doc and the assistant sweating bullets, while the mask spattered with your blood is moving as the doc is saying stuff like "I've never had one this difficult" and "I'll need to cut into the bone some more" in a country without free health care, you get a bit concerned.. Fortunately, it went well and I expect to make the wedding on Saturday more or less ok. No drinking though as they have me on amoxi.
    WTF are you doing.......getting dental work done in Mexico???
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  9. #26919
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    We will never see his like under Obamacare, unfortunately.
    Wouldn't expect it under a scheme where tax dollars are blown on private insurers. Even in Soviet Russia and Communist Cuba they developed some TOP NOTCH medical professionals. Russian clinics are now where you wanna go to fix anything vision related and they pioneered a good chunk of modern medicine. The Cubans have a top-notch medical establishment, too. The main issues with the US health care involve having your insurer's accountants start telling doctors what to do and malpractice insurance taking up a huge chunk of the operating budget. Then there's the gouging from the pharmaceutical industry. We have that in Canada as well, but it's not as bad.

  10. #26920
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    WTF are you doing.......getting dental work done in Mexico???
    In Chile.. They have a decent private health care system and the M.I.L. insisted and pulled some strings to get me in with this guy (close to retirement so he only takes care of friends and long-time patients).. That needed to be done anyway and I don't expect that they could have done better in Canada other than putting me under for the procedure and giving me at least T3's for the pain. It's not that bad that I can't get around without a bit of codeine in me and I've had surgery done while on local before.

  11. #26921
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    In Chile.. They have a decent private health care system and the M.I.L. insisted and pulled some strings to get me in with this guy (close to retirement so he only takes care of friends and long-time patients).. That needed to be done anyway and I don't expect that they could have done better in Canada other than putting me under for the procedure and giving me at least T3's for the pain. It's not that bad that I can't get around without a bit of codeine in me and I've had surgery done while on local before.
    Glad to see you're not abdicating your imminent position of head of your family and succumbing to the demands of the Mother in Law.........
    How's the skirt fitting there MR...??
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  12. #26922
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrunner View Post
    Wouldn't expect it under a scheme where tax dollars are blown on private insurers. Even in Soviet Russia and Communist Cuba they developed some TOP NOTCH medical professionals. Russian clinics are now where you wanna go to fix anything vision related and they pioneered a good chunk of modern medicine. The Cubans have a top-notch medical establishment, too. The main issues with the US health care involve having your insurer's accountants start telling doctors what to do and malpractice insurance taking up a huge chunk of the operating budget. Then there's the gouging from the pharmaceutical industry. We have that in Canada as well, but it's not as bad.
    There is a difference between an insurer and a provider.

    An insurer is spreading the risk out over a large number of people, most of whom will not need the benefit.

    A provider is a structure or entity that delivers benefits to everyone, and the premium payments cannot hope to cover those costs.

    The scheme of Obamacare is to eventually force people into single payer, or government as provider, not insurer. This is what makes it unaffordable.
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  13. #26923
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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