Wtf lmao aw he cares about kids
well it’s one thing to be a criminal, it’s another to be actual fucking scum.
I can’t believe this exists. It’s a $2149 swiss army knife created by Wenger, and I’m pretty sure it’s the size of a torso.
But the best part is the description below their idiotic promo video.
seems like a sweet coagulant to treat gunshot wounds
THE WAR ON THE POOR AND MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES
Most Americans are on a downward escalator. Median household pay is dropping, adjusted for inflation. A smaller share of working-age Americans are in jobs than at any time in the last three decades.
Only 113,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in January, on top of a paltry 75,000 in December.
We need a new WPA to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, a higher minimum wage, strong unions, investments in education, and extended unemployment benefits for those who still can’t find a job. When 95% of the economic gains go to the top 1%, the middle class and poor don’t have the purchasing power to keep it going.
Yet too many still believe in trickle-down economics — that the wealthy are the job creators, and tax cuts for big corporations and the rich will boost the economy. The real job creators are the vast middle class and the poor — when they have enough money in their pockets. That’s the only way out of the vicious cycle we’re now in.
Watsky - IDGAF
i relate to this on so many levels.
Belleville News-Democrat ran a story about an 11-year-old girl making about $200 a month selling cupcakes that apparently left a bad taste in the mouths of Illinois health officials.
Middle-schooler Chloe Stirling of Troy, Ill., quickly learned a tough lesson about government regulation on small businesses after the story ran on Sunday. Madison County Health Department officials informed her family that the pastry party was over on Monday.
“They called and said they were shutting us down,” said Chloe’s mother, Heather Stirling.
According to the Post-Dispatch, health officials informed the Stirlings that they would have to “buy a bakery or build her a kitchen separate from the one we have” for Chloe to continue selling cupcakes.
“Obviously, we can’t do that,” Heather said. “We’ve already given her a little refrigerator to keep her things in, and her grandparents bought her a stand mixer. But a separate kitchen? Who can do that?”
Chloe was charging $10 for a dozen cupcakes and $2 specialty cupcakes. “I’m saving for a bakery,” Chloe said in the piece that got her into trouble.
“The rules are the rules. It’s for the protection of the public health,” said health department spokeswoman Amy Yeager. “The guidelines apply to everyone. People will react how they choose to react. But it is our job.”
I am Jack’s silent rage.
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
This is ridiculous…
Ok, so, when I was 10 I broke my arm (actually a really funny story but so not the time). I didn’t realise I’d broken it until the next morning when it was twice the size it should be and vaguely purple. My parents totally freaked and took me to A&E (The ER to you lovely non-brits) I got to sit in the waiting room for a bit, colour in, talk to the nice triage nurse, get a couple of x-rays, then they put it in a cast and I got to pick a colour. Then they sent me home. I had outpatient appointments to make sure it was healing properly, a weird plastic cast ‘wrap’ for bathtime, and eventually they took it off with a cool saw and decided whether I needed physio for muscle degeneration (I didn’t).
How much did I pay? Nothing, not one penny, my parents didn’t get a bill, I didn’t have to pay for pain meds or extras, it was all done for free at the point of access.
Sure we pay for the NHS, with taxes but is it an extortionate amount? I will say that I couldn’t find a lot of concrete numbers for this but using this article x
So, for an individual income of £25,500 (about $43,000) the amount of tax that goes to the NHS is £1,094 (approx $1800). That is in 1 year.
You earn less, you pay less tax. You earn more you pay more.
On top of this you pay just over £7 ($11) for a prescription, most medications are one charge, some are two.
(NOTE: This is for England, Wales and Scotland are different)
You are exempt from prescription charges if you are pregnant or have given birth in the last 12 months, a child (under 16), 17/18 and in full time education or over 60. You also may qualify if you’re on certain benefits but that gets complicated.
So, when I see posts from Americans saying ‘we don’t want free healthcare, just affordable healthcare’ why the eff would you not want free healthcare, why set your sights so low? Go forth and ask for national health service, sure it isn’t perfect but it’s bloody good value.
Those bills are staggering. What the fuck america.
The amount of times ive spent hours in A&E just for menial things. id be broke for no reason
As a T1 Diabetic I’d literally not be able to afford to live in the US