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2014-03-20 12:36:35 PM  
Goofus Goes To The Mayo Clinic

Goofus: Just give me a cup and show me where the magazines are.

Nurse Hatchett:  What are you talking about?

Goofus: You mean this isn't a sperm bank?  Well I'll be Miracle Whipped.  I bid you adieu sweet princess, there is a seven layer salad somewhere that needs me.
 
2014-03-20 12:41:29 PM  
They're just trying to catch-up with the other special interests.  It's not that they relish the money they spend.
 
2014-03-20 01:20:28 PM  
four Tylenol 3 pills per hour?????

is Tylenol 3 a new tylenol product I am not aware of is subby confused about the numbers 4 and 3 or does subby mean 4 times 3 or what?
 
2014-03-20 01:31:02 PM  

SlothB77: four Tylenol 3 pills per hour?????

is Tylenol 3 a new tylenol product I am not aware of is subby confused about the numbers 4 and 3 or does subby mean 4 times 3 or what?


Tylenol 3 = Tylenol with codeine.
 
2014-03-20 02:03:40 PM  
that actually sounds like very, very little to me
 
2014-03-20 02:04:33 PM  
I was told there would be no math.
 
2014-03-20 02:05:18 PM  

dittybopper: They're just trying to catch-up with the other special interests.  It's not that they relish the money they spend.


That's just weak sauce.
 
2014-03-20 02:08:22 PM  
I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 5 paragraph article about the low-level lobbying of a single body.
 
2014-03-20 02:09:22 PM  
Glad to see the Prez finally got lobbying under control during the past five years.
 
2014-03-20 02:09:55 PM  

generallyso: I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 5 paragraph article about the low-level lobbying of a single body.


Correction:
FTA: The Post-Bulletin says the clinic's $480,000 expenditure puts it in 15th place on the lobbying list.

/still confused
 
2014-03-20 02:12:05 PM  

generallyso: I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 5 paragraph article about the low-level lobbying of a single body.


I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 23 word sentence about a 5 paragraph article.
 
2014-03-20 02:12:17 PM  

generallyso: generallyso: I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 5 paragraph article about the low-level lobbying of a single body.

Correction:
FTA: The Post-Bulletin says the clinic's $480,000 expenditure puts it in 15th place on the lobbying list.

/still confused


Trying to say something about the evils of lobbying, I guess.  I do think it's a shame that our government is pay-to-play on all levels.
 
2014-03-20 02:13:36 PM  

PainInTheASP: SlothB77: four Tylenol 3 pills per hour?????

is Tylenol 3 a new tylenol product I am not aware of is subby confused about the numbers 4 and 3 or does subby mean 4 times 3 or what?

Tylenol 3 = Tylenol with codeine.


"She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie - Codeine."
 
2014-03-20 02:13:46 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: generallyso: I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 5 paragraph article about the low-level lobbying of a single body.

I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 23 word sentence about a 5 paragraph article.


I'm just confused.
 
2014-03-20 02:14:32 PM  
Ha! That's nothing! You should see how much money they pour into downtown alone! Heated sidewalks and color changing bus stops don't come cheap. Meanwhile, if you live far enough from Mayo's main campus, the city can't even scrape the money together to fix street lamps that have collapsed due to disrepair!

/live a mile from Mayo
// ex-employee
///Mayo jokes died immediately after Airplane!, so don't even bother.
 
2014-03-20 02:14:56 PM  
Did T-3 become expensive all of a sudden?
 
2014-03-20 02:15:23 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: generallyso: I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 5 paragraph article about the low-level lobbying of a single body.

I'm confused as to why you would bother to write a 23 word sentence about a 5 paragraph article.



I'm not a professional journalist pulling an article topic out of left field.
 
2014-03-20 02:15:37 PM  
Well they're a non-profit hospital so they had to spend the money somewhere.
 
2014-03-20 02:16:58 PM  
So I guess I don't know what Fark wants, there is something wrong with a not for profit agency creating more positions that pay better than average?
 
2014-03-20 02:36:35 PM  

dennysgod: Well they're a non-profit hospital so they had to spend the money somewhere.


That's not what "non-profit" means.

Also it takes a shiatload of hoops being jumped through to get anything relating to medicine built. So $480k is not that much for a $6 billion expansion.
 
2014-03-20 02:38:09 PM  

techgeek07: Did T-3 become expensive all of a sudden?


I think the joke is, through a hospital they are. That bottle of $5.99 aspirin you can get at any grocery store becomes 10x more expensive when administered by a nurse.
 
2014-03-20 02:39:38 PM  
I wish I had some Tylenol 3.

Here's a picture of two girls kissing

i1198.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-20 02:40:10 PM  
img.fark.net

Give me a Hamm on five, hold the Mayo
 
2014-03-20 02:41:00 PM  
The governor with his $200 million Target\Dayton's  money stashed in South Dakota don't care about a measly $480,000.
 
2014-03-20 02:41:34 PM  
Obligatory i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-20 02:44:39 PM  
Okay, it's really simple -
#1 They're "doctors" they buy golf clubs, second wives, pretentious homes, NOT politicians.
#2They pay the AMA to buy the politicians, They have lobbyists to buy their politicians.
what's not to understand

I spent far too long in the company of lawyers and doctors to have any respect for doctors.  They aren't super human, they just sat through more bio classes than you did and when they make mistakes they don't want to pay - sadly neither do their insurance companies.  I really enjoy it when doctors start wringing their hands over the price of malpractice insurance.  It's expensive - really expensive and it's even more expensive if you aren't good at your job of cutting people open.  IOW's, insanely high premiums are about the only way to get a doctor out of the O.R. and into the cottage industry of Legal Testimony where they can make $1200-$1500 daily and never get caught lying on the stand.  But not your doctor . . .
Perfect.
 
2014-03-20 02:48:13 PM  

Marcintosh: Okay, it's really simple -
#1 They're "doctors" they buy golf clubs, second wives, pretentious homes, NOT politicians.
#2They pay the AMA to buy the politicians, They have lobbyists to buy their politicians.
what's not to understand

I spent far too long in the company of lawyers and doctors to have any respect for doctors.  They aren't super human, they just sat through more bio classes than you did and when they make mistakes they don't want to pay - sadly neither do their insurance companies.  I really enjoy it when doctors start wringing their hands over the price of malpractice insurance.  It's expensive - really expensive and it's even more expensive if you aren't good at your job of cutting people open.  IOW's, insanely high premiums are about the only way to get a doctor out of the O.R. and into the cottage industry of Legal Testimony where they can make $1200-$1500 daily and never get caught lying on the stand.  But not your doctor . . .
Perfect.


t.qkme.me

It's a wild ambulance chaser in his natural habitat!
 
2014-03-20 02:50:21 PM  

BiffDangler: that actually sounds like very, very little to me


Considering how most hospitals will charge you $15.00 for each Tylenol pill, Subby's math seems accurate to me.
 
2014-03-20 02:51:20 PM  
Wiki says that Mayo Clinic spends $500 million per year on medical research. I'm having a hard time begrudging them spending 0.1% of that to make sure Michele Bachman keeps her bible out of the hospital.
 
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2014-03-20 02:51:27 PM  

SoupJohnB: "She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie - Codeine."


"Well I got a friend you see, and his name's Codeine, and together we gonna wait around to die" - Townes Van Zandt
 
2014-03-20 02:57:05 PM  

Marcintosh: Okay, it's really simple -
#1 They're "doctors" they buy golf clubs, second wives, pretentious homes, NOT politicians.
#2They pay the AMA to buy the politicians, They have lobbyists to buy their politicians.
what's not to understand

I spent far too long in the company of lawyers and doctors to have any respect for doctors.  They aren't super human, they just sat through more bio classes than you did and when they make mistakes they don't want to pay - sadly neither do their insurance companies.  I really enjoy it when doctors start wringing their hands over the price of malpractice insurance.  It's expensive - really expensive and it's even more expensive if you aren't good at your job of cutting people open.  IOW's, insanely high premiums are about the only way to get a doctor out of the O.R. and into the cottage industry of Legal Testimony where they can make $1200-$1500 daily and never get caught lying on the stand.  But not your doctor . . .
Perfect.


I know doctors who charge more than that per hour of testimony. But the vast majority of physicians I know avoid litigation like the plague. And that bitterness is just going to eat you alive.
 
2014-03-20 03:02:11 PM  
Csb: when I moved to phoenix, i was a cashier. One customer came through my line with a Mayo Clinic badge, I didn't know about the facility here, so I asked if it was the same as the one back east. She lost her shiat at me. Apparently, I touched a nerve.
/didn't care after that
 
2014-03-20 03:04:14 PM  
Umeraken Ideut



Ha! That's nothing! You should see how much money they pour into downtown alone! Heated sidewalks and color changing bus stops don't come cheap. Meanwhile, if you live far enough from Mayo's main campus, the city can't even scrape the money together to fix street lamps that have collapsed due to disrepair!

/live a mile from Mayo
// ex-employee
///Mayo jokes died immediately after Airplane!, so don't even bother.


Heated sidewalks keep from disabled patients becoming more disabled and given how much snow and cold there has been this winter it saves money on shoveling and salt.

Now where is this color changing bus stop? I will be in Rochester tomorrow.

/you sound like a bitter fired ex-employee
 
2014-03-20 03:10:24 PM  
Less than half a million a year on lobbying for one of the nation's top research clinics? ...*yawn*

For comparison, here's Johns Hopkins University's numbers:  https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000022053 and Mayo's:  https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000035692&year=20 1 3. Both would be total lobbying that each do any place, TFA was just at MN capitol.
 
2014-03-20 03:10:40 PM  
In other news: The Mayo Clinic is a fantastic place if you ever need surgery. Single-patient rooms for all GI patients and pull out couch/recliners meant I got to spend every night with my fiance after her surgeries. Downtown Rochester is really nice but you can tell that it deteriorates the further you get from the clinic.
 
2014-03-20 03:12:55 PM  

SoupJohnB: PainInTheASP: SlothB77: four Tylenol 3 pills per hour?????

is Tylenol 3 a new tylenol product I am not aware of is subby confused about the numbers 4 and 3 or does subby mean 4 times 3 or what?

Tylenol 3 = Tylenol with codeine.

"She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie - Codeine."


It's stir-fried, it's stir-fried, it's stir-fried - Chow Mein.

/Just remember this fact
//It's made with dead cats...
 
2014-03-20 03:16:15 PM  

dennysgod: Well they're a non-profit hospital so they had to spend the money somewhere.


I had this picture of the Mayo Clinic as a place that charged based on ability to pay and did a lot of research, so often people who had exhausted all other options would wind up there hoping that someone would find their disease worth studying.  I.e., hardly an institution that anyone except maybe Ayn Rand could find cause to complain about.  How inaccurate is that?
 
2014-03-20 03:20:36 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Umeraken Ideut



Ha! That's nothing! You should see how much money they pour into downtown alone! Heated sidewalks and color changing bus stops don't come cheap. Meanwhile, if you live far enough from Mayo's main campus, the city can't even scrape the money together to fix street lamps that have collapsed due to disrepair!

/live a mile from Mayo
// ex-employee
///Mayo jokes died immediately after Airplane!, so don't even bother.


Heated sidewalks keep from disabled patients becoming more disabled and given how much snow and cold there has been this winter it saves money on shoveling and salt.

Now where is this color changing bus stop? I will be in Rochester tomorrow.

/you sound like a bitter fired ex-employee


If he only lives a mile from downtown he has a high probability of living in one of the shiathole areas of town (or were shiatholes when I lived there). The city's infrastructure was pretty sweet back when IBM had a bigger presence.

BTW - go to John Hardy's BBQ when you're there. It's on the frontage road on the westside of US 52 just north of where 52 crosses US 14 and Civic Center Drive. Google gives good directions, otherwise EIP.
 
2014-03-20 03:21:38 PM  
It's sad how cheaply our politicians are bought. $480,000 to get a $585,000,000 kickback? Make Mayo spend $300 million to get a $600 million kickback; the public is stuck either way, but at least corrupt politicians could hold their heads up high, aboard their private yachts, instead of slinking off with tickets to box seats a Twins game with complementary beer and pizza.
 
2014-03-20 03:24:59 PM  

Umeraken Ideut: Ha! That's nothing! You should see how much money they pour into downtown alone! Heated sidewalks and color changing bus stops don't come cheap. Meanwhile, if you live far enough from Mayo's main campus, the city can't even scrape the money together to fix street lamps that have collapsed due to disrepair!

/live a mile from Mayo
// ex-employee
///Mayo jokes died immediately after Airplane!, so don't even bother.


Cheer up, with Destination Medical Center on the horizon you will soon be encompassed in the Mayo campus.

/work in Roch
//live out of town.
/// Fark yeah I'm gonna use all three slashies!
 
2014-03-20 03:38:51 PM  

Nabb1: Marcintosh: Okay, it's really simple -
#1 They're "doctors" they buy golf clubs, second wives, pretentious homes, NOT politicians.
#2They pay the AMA to buy the politicians, They have lobbyists to buy their politicians.
what's not to understand

I spent far too long in the company of lawyers and doctors to have any respect for doctors.  They aren't super human, they just sat through more bio classes than you did and when they make mistakes they don't want to pay - sadly neither do their insurance companies.  I really enjoy it when doctors start wringing their hands over the price of malpractice insurance.  It's expensive - really expensive and it's even more expensive if you aren't good at your job of cutting people open.  IOW's, insanely high premiums are about the only way to get a doctor out of the O.R. and into the cottage industry of Legal Testimony where they can make $1200-$1500 daily and never get caught lying on the stand.  But not your doctor . . .
Perfect.

I know doctors who charge more than that per hour of testimony. But the vast majority of physicians I know avoid litigation like the plague
. And that bitterness is just going to eat you alive.


I couldn't agree more - it's only surpassed by my distaste for the banking industry, the bush family and, fexas politicians in general
After I was done doing the legal video business my wife thought I was a solid candidate for therapy.  I didn't disagree, I just didn't have any insurance to cover it.  Besides when you don't trust doctors, who would I see?
Never been so damn glad I quit drinking.

Deposed one doctor seven times - each time he gave a coy recommendation of "Malingering".
One doctor denied doing video depositions - ever.  I was there the day before and was doing two with him the day he said it.
that's just two doctors - I deposed several hundred.
Judges know it, lawyers know it, and the jury has no idea and think that the oath has meaning to the doctor.

Gotta stop now, I can feel the big vein in my forehead starting to bulge.
 
2014-03-20 03:39:37 PM  
The main thing I'm getting from this is that there are actually quite a few of us who live here in Rochester. Hi! I'm a very recent transplant.
 
2014-03-20 03:45:03 PM  
Solon Isonomia

If he only lives a mile from downtown he has a high probability of living in one of the shiathole areas of town (or were shiatholes when I lived there). The city's infrastructure was pretty sweet back when IBM had a bigger presence.

BTW - go to John Hardy's BBQ when you're there. It's on the frontage road on the westside of US 52 just north of where 52 crosses US 14 and Civic Center Drive. Google gives good directions, otherwise EIP.


I live not too far from Roch (for about 4 years), I am there at least once a week. Never been to John Hardy's but I have been looking for a reason and know exactly where it is.

North of 14 (Civic Center Drive) on Broadway the neighborhood gets a little sketchy but not as bad as out by Mayo High School or East side on 14.
 
2014-03-20 03:52:58 PM  

T Baggins: It's sad how cheaply our politicians are bought. $480,000 to get a $585,000,000 kickback? Make Mayo spend $300 million to get a $600 million kickback; the public is stuck either way, but at least corrupt politicians could hold their heads up high, aboard their private yachts, instead of slinking off with tickets to box seats a Twins game with complementary beer and pizza.


Common misconception.  Mayo is spending $6 billion, and the state is agreeing to upgrade the *City of Rochester's* infrastructure to go along with this.  It's not a Mayo Clinic kickback by any means.
 
2014-03-20 03:57:38 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Solon Isonomia

If he only lives a mile from downtown he has a high probability of living in one of the shiathole areas of town (or were shiatholes when I lived there). The city's infrastructure was pretty sweet back when IBM had a bigger presence.

BTW - go to John Hardy's BBQ when you're there. It's on the frontage road on the westside of US 52 just north of where 52 crosses US 14 and Civic Center Drive. Google gives good directions, otherwise EIP.


I live not too far from Roch (for about 4 years), I am there at least once a week. Never been to John Hardy's but I have been looking for a reason and know exactly where it is.

North of 14 (Civic Center Drive) on Broadway the neighborhood gets a little sketchy but not as bad as out by Mayo High School or East side on 14.


Make sure you go to the North Hardy's off hwy 52.  The last few times I've been to the South one the food has been not so good.
 
2014-03-20 04:06:35 PM  

Slikk210: T Baggins: It's sad how cheaply our politicians are bought. $480,000 to get a $585,000,000 kickback? Make Mayo spend $300 million to get a $600 million kickback; the public is stuck either way, but at least corrupt politicians could hold their heads up high, aboard their private yachts, instead of slinking off with tickets to box seats a Twins game with complementary beer and pizza.

Common misconception.  Mayo is spending $6 billion, and the state is agreeing to upgrade the *City of Rochester's* infrastructure to go along with this.  It's not a Mayo Clinic kickback by any means.


But I heard they all got yachts!  Private ones even!!  They're probably aboard them right now cruising around on their secret lake that they keep thawed all year around.
 
2014-03-20 04:09:18 PM  

WarshCloth: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Solon Isonomia

If he only lives a mile from downtown he has a high probability of living in one of the shiathole areas of town (or were shiatholes when I lived there). The city's infrastructure was pretty sweet back when IBM had a bigger presence.

BTW - go to John Hardy's BBQ when you're there. It's on the frontage road on the westside of US 52 just north of where 52 crosses US 14 and Civic Center Drive. Google gives good directions, otherwise EIP.


I live not too far from Roch (for about 4 years), I am there at least once a week. Never been to John Hardy's but I have been looking for a reason and know exactly where it is.

North of 14 (Civic Center Drive) on Broadway the neighborhood gets a little sketchy but not as bad as out by Mayo High School or East side on 14.

Make sure you go to the North Hardy's off hwy 52.  The last few times I've been to the South one the food has been not so good.


I go on occassion to the south JH BBQ for lunch. Went to the North a couple of times yeas back. Didn't care for it. Like the south. Different days, different experiences, I'd guess. Good music in the south, it was quiet at the north .
 
2014-03-20 04:32:43 PM  

Commode Eau Dragon: Downtown Rochester is really nice but you can tell that it deteriorates the further you get from the clinic.


Depends on which direction you go.  Most of the town is average & suburban, but the ring just outside of downtown can be a little industrial.

/ grew up in Rochester, MN
// plenty of pretentious restaurants there, but very few good ones -- for a town with so many highly-educated people
 
2014-03-20 04:40:35 PM  

BiffDangler: that actually sounds like very, very little to me


4 tylenol 3 is all of about 8 bucks round these parts.
 
2014-03-20 04:59:35 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: BiffDangler: that actually sounds like very, very little to me

4 tylenol 3 is all of about 8 bucks round these parts.


Cost me $3.37 for a Rx of 28 from the pharmacy up here in Canada land. We get T1s OTC here. Around $17 a bottle of 200 most places
 
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