USA School Shooting Number 866382948569

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by lex-man » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:02 pm

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Jenuall wrote:Yeah, my bad - it was a crap joke that doesn't work.

I'm saying that USA is shite right - we can all get behind that right now?!

Not at all. Their gun laws are mental but it's still a great place.


It’s ok for a week or two.

Like strawberry float would I want to live there though. :dread:

I know what you mean but in the right context it would be amazing.


Last time I went around the US, I went to Arizona and California and I have to say everyone I meant was really friendly and nice. Even in the gun club I went to. I could have totally seen myself living their.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by <]:^D » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:21 pm

you get ill/sick/hurt and you pay a massive bill. or you pay insurance
you get into an altercation in the bar/car park you get shot
you have Donald Trump as your president

no thanks :dread:

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by lex-man » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:24 pm

<]:^D wrote:you get ill/sick/hurt and you pay a massive bill. or you pay insurance
you get into an altercation in the bar/car park you get shot
you have Donald Trump as your president

no thanks :dread:


Yeah I mean that part of it sucks but the day to day life if all's going well is pretty fantastic. I think it'd be pretty shitty to live in Alabama or some proper red neck place.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by <]:^D » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:31 pm

i dont want my day-to-day to be ok but if something goes wrong im up gooseberry fool creek without a paddle - thats not a civilised country.
plus the day-to-day for millions is terrible for various infrastracture and support spending.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Alvin Flummux » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:46 pm

<]:^D wrote:you get ill/sick/hurt and you pay a massive bill, and you pay insurance


Fixed.

If your insurance has a high deductible, $2k-$5k is common, then once you hit around $250 in bills paid for by your insurance (that's for all doctor visits, medical bills etc for the year), you have to start paying out of your own pocket until you hit your deductible, after which point your insurance will pay a percentage of any costs above that - say, 85%. So you're pretty well strawberry floated either way.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by <]:^D » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:56 pm

:dread:

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Hime » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:57 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hime wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hime wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Yeah, my bad - it was a crap joke that doesn't work.

I'm saying that USA is shite right - we can all get behind that right now?!

Not at all. Their gun laws are mental but it's still a great place.


It’s ok for a week or two.

Like strawberry float would I want to live there though. :dread:

I know what you mean but in the right context it would be amazing.


If you were a multi-millionaire and a long long long way away from the South, then maybe.

But I’d still prefer Canada.

I dunno, I've liked some places in the South. Plus it's massive so I'm sure there are lots nice places.

California is the place though, the idea of snowboarding one weekend and being at the beach is massively appealing. I just really like the lifestyle, eating out, etc.

I wimped out of moving there because of the employment laws and healthcare.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Lagamorph » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:57 pm

Wait, so even after you pay your excess/deductible the Insurance still doesn't cover all of the costs? What the strawberry float? I always thought that once you paid like....1 or 2 grand for the excess then that was all you'd have to pay if you had insurance.

strawberry floating hell.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:01 am

Just wait until the NHS goes private, so many people will be strawberry floated, and struggling with all the new insurance jargon foisted upon you by your cuntservative overlords. :dread:

Some insurance plans through employers are top banana though - I don't know exactly what "co-insurance" is, but if your employer's plan has it, you probably want it. Ours has it and it seems to have killed most of our medical costs. Am still scared shitless of seeking medical attention though. :dread:

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by KK » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:10 am

America is a great country if you’re rich enough and live in the right area, with access to the right facilities. Their houses for example are incredible. Transfer a £350,000 London home to the US equivalent and you’d have the run of the place, and a home life you could never dream of having in England outside of a lottery win or in the dying embers of retirement. It’s the cost of everything else that will wipe you out. That or a tornado, your lovely wooden home imploding.

Vast swathes of the US are also incredibly impoverished, the country made up of many small towns nobody has ever heard of, where literally the only form of entertainment (and jobs) is a solitary Walmart and a 7 Eleven.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by lex-man » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:28 am

I have been through the poor areas of Florida and there are towns that are just literally falling apart and I've heard there is a lot worse out there. But the nice parts of America are really something to behold.

There are other massive problems, even in the nice place California and Arizona should not have that many people living in them. They are targets for massive forest fires and running out of water.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Lagamorph » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:29 am

I honestly don't understand why anyone would live in a region named "Tornado alley". In a wooden house.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:16 am

Lagamorph wrote:I honestly don't understand why anyone would live in a region named "Tornado alley". In a wooden house.


They're cheap and easy to build, presumably. I would need some sort of mostly underground house if I was going to live there, though.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Moggy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:40 am

Lagamorph wrote:I honestly don't understand why anyone would live in a region named "Tornado alley". In a wooden house.


How else would you get to Oz?

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:22 am

Breitbart's heading up gooseberry fool creek:

The site dropped from 15 million unique visitors in October, per comScore, to 13.7 million in November, 9.9 million in December, 8.5 million in January and 7.8 million in February.

Its comScore figure for January was down 51 percent from the same month a year earlier, and the February number was down 49 percent from 2017. Last month was the site’s least trafficked since February 2015, four months before Donald Trump declared his candidacy for president.

There are several potential causes for Breitbart’s troubles, including changes to Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm, amped up investment in digital by Fox News, and the shifting status of Bannon. Once Trump’s campaign chairman, White House strategist, and closest ally, Bannon left the administration in August and returned to Breitbart, only to be forced out by the site’s board after he criticized Trump and his family in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury.” Without its driving force, Breitbart has struggled to find a clear identity. And after a significantly diminished presence at this year’s CPAC conference, there is a growing sense that its influence is on the wane.

“As a talk radio host, I haven’t used a Breitbart story in at least six months,” said conservative commentator Erick Erickson in an email. “They have a lot of readers and lot of people reading by habit, even if not as many. But they seem less able to stimulate a conversation or move an agenda now.”

Neither Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow nor a spokesperson responded to requests for comment.


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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Hime » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:59 am

Not a school shooting but another mass shooting in the US.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43855097

Guy was arrested at The White House before this, allegedly he was there to thank Trump for allowing those with a mental illness to purchase a gun. AR15 again.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Alvin Flummux » Fri May 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Good thing kids are so young, or they might not be so expendable.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by Moggy » Fri May 18, 2018 3:53 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:Good thing kids are so young, or they might not be so expendable.


You are supposed to protect life before it is born and then not give a gooseberry fool about it after. That’s the true Republican Jesus way.

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PostRe: USA School Shooting Number 866382948569
by KK » Fri May 18, 2018 4:51 pm

Should have armed the teachers.

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