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Offline gogators!

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Brother, can you spare a dime?
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:36:57 AM »
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A nightmarish accident on a Boston subway platform on Friday — described in gory detail by a local reporter, Maria Cramer, as it unfolded and quickly retweeted by thousands — is one you might expect to see in an impoverished country.


Maria Cramer

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 Awful scene on the orange line. A woman’s leg got stuck in the gap between the train and the platform. It was twisted and bloody. Skin came off. She’s in agony and weeping. Just as upsetting she begged no one call an ambulance. “It’s $3000,” she wailed. “I can’t afford that.”

5:45 PM - Jun 29, 2018

In the face of a grave injury, a series of calculations follow: The clear and urgent need for medical attention is weighed against the uncertain and potentially monumental expense of even basic services, like a bandage or a ride to the hospital, and that cost, in turn, weighed against all the known expenses of living that run through any given head on any given day.

This discord, between agony and arithmetic, has become America’s story, too.


What has happened to our once great nation?

Here's the racist explanation:



Russia as an agent for diversity. Who woulda thunk it?

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Re: Brother, can you spare a dime?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 11:55:21 AM »
Won't she just sue someone for $5billion though?
« Last Edit: July 03, 2018, 12:05:49 PM by AvecPommesFrites »
Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?

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Re: Brother, can you spare a dime?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 12:08:57 PM »
My old boss once told me that he wiped out so hard while riding a bike, he knocked himself unconscious. When he came to, people were surrounding him trying to call 911, and he just told them not to. It's too expensive.

It's sad when seeking instant medical attention for a potentially scarring event has to be weighed against anyone's financial situation.



People will get hurt and the people on top won't care as long as they're making money
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Re: Brother, can you spare a dime?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 12:24:15 PM »
Won't she just sue someone for $5billion though?
And in the seven years before they finally settle out of court?

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Re: Brother, can you spare a dime?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 10:33:14 PM »
Won't she just sue someone for $5billion though?
And in the seven years before they finally settle out of court?
And the derail chugs along.