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(TwinCities.com)   Mayo clinic spends an average of four Tylenol 3 pills per hour lobbying at the Minnesota State Capitol every year   (twincities.com) divider line 68
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2014-03-20 04:59:38 PM
// plenty of pretentious restaurants there, but very few good ones -- for a town with so many highly-educated people

What do you think of Mac's downtown? I ate there at least twice each time I was in town and thought it was really good for the money.
As far as the quality of the town, I guess I never wandered too far from the downtown area. I grew up in the Twin Cities but never got down to Rochester until we needed the Mayo.
 
2014-03-20 05:19:40 PM

Marcintosh: 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.


If only you could see a doctor for that problem.
 
2014-03-20 05:24:35 PM

Commode Eau Dragon: // plenty of pretentious restaurants there, but very few good ones -- for a town with so many highly-educated people

What do you think of Mac's downtown? I ate there at least twice each time I was in town and thought it was really good for the money.
As far as the quality of the town, I guess I never wandered too far from the downtown area. I grew up in the Twin Cities but never got down to Rochester until we needed the Mayo.


Mac's is my go to downtown lunch place if I'm going to sit down and have a meal.
 
2014-03-20 05:28:27 PM

jshine: 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


JM or Mayo? (seriously, who'd want to go to a round school...)
 
2014-03-20 05:30:03 PM

WarshCloth: Commode Eau Dragon: // plenty of pretentious restaurants there, but very few good ones -- for a town with so many highly-educated people

What do you think of Mac's downtown? I ate there at least twice each time I was in town and thought it was really good for the money.
As far as the quality of the town, I guess I never wandered too far from the downtown area. I grew up in the Twin Cities but never got down to Rochester until we needed the Mayo.

Mac's is my go to downtown lunch place if I'm going to sit down and have a meal.


Wong's is gone, isn't it?
 
2014-03-20 05:33:26 PM

Solon Isonomia: WarshCloth: Commode Eau Dragon: // plenty of pretentious restaurants there, but very few good ones -- for a town with so many highly-educated people

What do you think of Mac's downtown? I ate there at least twice each time I was in town and thought it was really good for the money.
As far as the quality of the town, I guess I never wandered too far from the downtown area. I grew up in the Twin Cities but never got down to Rochester until we needed the Mayo.

Mac's is my go to downtown lunch place if I'm going to sit down and have a meal.

Wong's is gone, isn't it?


It's still around, just not downtown anymore.
 
2014-03-20 05:35:31 PM

Commode Eau Dragon: What do you think of Mac's downtown? I ate there at least twice each time I was in town and thought it was really good for the money.


I love that place, actually -- good call.
 
2014-03-20 05:36:54 PM

Solon Isonomia: jshine: 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

JM or Mayo? (seriously, who'd want to go to a round school...)


JM

/ though today you'd have to ask about Century too; they've been graduating students for a while now
 
2014-03-20 05:42:49 PM

Solon Isonomia: WarshCloth: Commode Eau Dragon: // plenty of pretentious restaurants there, but very few good ones -- for a town with so many highly-educated people

What do you think of Mac's downtown? I ate there at least twice each time I was in town and thought it was really good for the money.
As far as the quality of the town, I guess I never wandered too far from the downtown area. I grew up in the Twin Cities but never got down to Rochester until we needed the Mayo.

Mac's is my go to downtown lunch place if I'm going to sit down and have a meal.

Wong's is gone, isn't it?



The old Wong's location is now Sontes.

Wongs is now near JM, by the Eagles Club (Elks?  ...whatever).  The items I used to order on the old (downtown) menu are still on the menu in the new location, and still taste the same.
 
2014-03-20 05:59:59 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.


In my time (a few years ago) one of the more commonly faked RX along with Norco.
 
2014-03-20 06:06:00 PM

Carn: 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.


Nice to meet you confused, I'm grumpfuff.

/that's right, I went there
 
2014-03-20 06:07:52 PM

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


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2014-03-20 06:18:03 PM

jshine: Solon Isonomia: jshine: 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

JM or Mayo? (seriously, who'd want to go to a round school...)

JM

/ though today you'd have to ask about Century too; they've been graduating students for a while now


Century, oye, the bonding vote was held when I was a senior. They marched those of us who were 18 into the cafeteria to give us the low down on the bonding request and expected all of us to vote for it. I still think it's idiotic they spent $3 million on a tennis center but wouldn't spend $1 million on a pool.

Hmmm, Wong's for lunch would've been pretty cool back in high school...
 
2014-03-20 06:22:58 PM

grumpfuff: Carn: 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.

Nice to meet you confused, I'm grumpfuff.

/that's right, I went there


That's ok, that's pretty much my level today.
 
2014-03-20 06:36:48 PM
Our government is the best investment you can make.
Spend $400 grand on lobbying, get $585 million in funding.
Damn!
 
2014-03-20 07:31:58 PM
when I had my first cataract surgery, they asked me if I wanted anything for the pain and I accepted 3 tylenols.  On my bill, they charged "Pain medications - 450 dollars"

that's 150 dollars for an at most 20 cent pill.

same surgery center wanted an arm and a leg for a Baerveldt valve procedure set up (for glaucoma that is really bad).  I got the surgeon and the anesthesiologist to give me a cash price, more than half off their regular price because I'm uninsured and paying out of pocket.  The most the surgery center would do was 10% if I paid up front.  It was more money than I had left in my IRA.  I had to cancel the operation.

fark you, Elliot 1-Day Surgery Center.
 
2014-03-20 11:10:51 PM

jshine: 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


Victoria's manages to draw huge crowds. That's how bad the restaurant scene in Rochester is.
 
2014-03-21 01:35:27 AM
when did T3s become so expensive that they could be used as a supposedly shocking cost indicator?

Everytime the doc has prescribed me a bottle of the things, I feel like I've paid 5 bucks for a 2 year supply. You get so many of them for so cheap, they expire before I can even use them all.

I was surprised to even see mention of T3s on Fark though, I assumed statistically that most subbys were americans, and I've never met one in person who even knew what T3s were. Thanks for surprising me today guys.
 
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