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2013-02-27 03:21:05 PM
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Real Women Drink Akvavit: Prison has been my retirement plan for a long time. People think I'm joking but when I first heard of an old dude in a wheelchair robbing a bank then waiting patiently outside for the police because he couldn't afford his medications and his housing, I thought "better than dying like a dog in the streets".

Godscrack: That's what the state wants. Make essential living needs easier to get in jail. They need bodies for their prisons to make more money.

More and more people who don't want to be homeless, are doing it.


Some of our homeless people here turn themselves in on bench warrants for petty things when the weather turns bad. I saw one of them after he had told me his plan not two days later. The jail was so overcrowded that they decided someone with over a dozen tickets for hopping the light rail didn't need to go into the jail after all. He looked like he was going to cry.


If he was thinking faster he would have threatened to eat the judge's kids.
2013-02-27 11:03:16 AM
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Tenga: tricycleracer: Tenga: My brother just got released one year early because he was diagnosed with cancer.

They actually told him he has to come back and finish his sentence if he gets cured.

He won't have to go back.

Crime spree time.


He can barely get around on crutches due to the large bone tumor in his leg. Besides, they found out that his body is riddled with them, so he's basically just riding it out.


Aww, that sucks.  I guess becoming a bald meth cook is out of the question.
2013-02-27 10:14:55 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy: The current Obamacare system is a travesty and does little to alleviate the actual burden on those who need it most.


You had me up until this line. The Affordable Care Act is not implemented therefore the current system is the one we all know so well. The intent of the current system is transferring wealth from the sick and old to the already wealthy, not to provide health care. I have farkied you a nice purple hue reserved for all Republican shills.
2013-02-27 10:02:47 AM
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Who said we didn't have universal healthcare? Your two options:
1. Go to the emergency room (Romney's favorite)
2. Go to prison (this guy's solution).

So where's the problem? We don't need no Obammy care!
2013-02-27 10:00:55 AM
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FTA:

He was referred to a surgeon at a different hospital than the one I work at, and underwent an angiogram, to see the aneurysms better. The surgeons there said that he was sure to die if they did not intervene, and that they should schedule a surgery within the coming weeks.

Fortunately for him (or so he thought) he was released from prison one week later.

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These events were related.
 
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