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2014-05-14 02:18:36 PM
So, where does he put his armies?
 
2014-05-14 05:29:35 PM
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-14 06:36:50 PM
Honestly, the state of our hospitals in this country has deteriorated to such a degree that in many cases you might want to travel the extra 10 minutes, even in an emergency. At least then you know you are getting the proper care needed instead of chancing it at a facility that is little more than a glorified meat grinder.

The hospital in question here was also a college facility, which indicates that some of the people practicing there are not fully trained or are in the process of being trained. Of course this was the facility being used to service areas like Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hills, which sport a more sophisticated and well-heeled demographic than you might expect. Honestly it's surprising that they are closing this down, who cares about the kind of people who generate good taxes, jobs, and tourism, right? It is all about the poor people now that Bloomberg is gone.

The new mayor claims he wants to help people, but instead of investing the cash necessary to make sure this facility gets up to snuff he just encourages everyone to pull out of negotiations. Because at the end of the day it is preferable to create a medical desert instead of going to the extra effort to help people who are valuable to the city. Lets just throw some more cash at those on lower end of the economic spectrum.

Let us take a look, shall we, at what medical options are going to be left to this community once the hospital compound is shut down?

i.imgur.com

South Beach Psychiatric Center and Manhattan Footcare. Which is appropriate since they will have to walk so far for medical treatment they are apt to have both the need of mental health services as well a podiatrist. Or perhaps the new mayor thinks that the residents of this part of town are so well off all they ever have to suffer are self-inflicted mental health issues and botched pedicures.

More likely it has to do something with the property values of this area, which are much too high for the kind of industry Blasio would like to bring to the area. Sure he would love to flood the area with his low-end jobs for the massive throngs he panders too, but how to do it when the asking industrial rent is so ridiculous? Of course only he could think that $5/SF is ridiculous, but as we have established he isn't really in tune with the locals of this area, is he?

www.loopnet.com

After he frees up all this new real estate, no doubt the factories will start moving in. The aggressive de-gentrification of these beautiful neighborhoods will begin just to make sure his voter base is happy. They will churn out worthless plastic baubles or other drek that should be made in China. God only knows how he will get the low-wage workers there anyways. Maybe bus them in from the nearest subway exit, paid for by a medical tax on Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill no doubt since the ambulances have to travel so far now.

It would be a travesty of unbelievable proportions if this is allowed to proceed uncontested. I hope that the brave and wealthy residents of Brooklyn Heights band together to fight this tragedy and greed. To have their historic areas blighted, their tourism shattered, by such a ridiculous action is unthinkable. Bill de Blasio claims to be walking away from Brooklyn Health Partners because he is unconvinced they will provide a full-scale hospital, but the truth is Peebles (the alternative bidder) has already said they won't. If BHS shuts down this facility, it will be months before a replacement facility opens, or never. Which is just what they are hoping for.

It is not enough that the good people of these areas have managed to turn their communities into such beautiful and valuable areas, they now have to be pillaged of all their wealth. No doubt Blasio and his advisors were looking at this when they were deciding where to steal real-estate.

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It is a short sighted ploy to cash in. This give away of real-estate to their fat cat donors or the worthless low-wage jobs they hope to 'generate' won't last for long. Those prices will plummet once people realize what is really going on in this area. When it is all said and done Blasio will just start plundering another section of the city for his supporters and Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill will be left shattered and broken. So yes, while it is a college hospital, and it does need to be improved, you shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

This is the same kind of reasoning and corruption that led to the city of Detroit declaring bankruptcy. I can just steal and steal while I am in office and ignore all the city services I want. Street lights turn off, fire departments cannot respond in time. I am just shocked that they are starting with something as critical as medical services. Did they really think that no would notice their wanton plans?

Sure people can just move to new gentrification areas, but eventually the disparity begins to take its toll on the area. We have seen it before and we will see it again:

www.ovginvest.com

The scum of the city will concentrate in this industrial ghettos with no real services while the those of true worth flee the city. The tax base will become nonexistent and everyone will pay the price in the end. Why can't Blasio and these 'people' be happy living off the fringe benefits produced by these neighborhoods. When you pillage of them of their wealth it only lasts so long. This is an insanity which has few modern rivals.
 
2014-05-14 07:11:53 PM

show me: So, where does he put his armies?


in his sleevies
 
2014-05-14 07:13:31 PM
Allow me to load up on the white whores in my white Trans Am.

/I'm turgid, in case you didn't know.
 
2014-05-14 07:14:07 PM
Alunan:

You need to calm down. You'll be in a hospital very soon for bloody fingers, and with a broken keyboard.
 
2014-05-14 07:14:30 PM
Better use a silver or enchanted weapon if you're going to try and stop him.
 
2014-05-14 07:18:05 PM
Alunan:

I can't pretend to know anything about NYC politics.

But are you really arguing against the re-introduction of jobs to a big city? I've just never seen anyone take this position sincerely so I can't tell troll or not.
 
2014-05-14 07:32:37 PM
We were given to understand that President Francisco Franco was still dead!
 
2014-05-14 07:34:47 PM
Hey, subby, I thought this was going to be something about Rupert Murdoch!
 
2014-05-14 07:35:51 PM
I have a long connection to this hospital. My great-aunt was a doctor, oncologist, a long time ago and my sister was born there. I've been to its ER more than any other hospital. The main problems here stem from when Continuum (a private hospital group) took over operations years ago and started transferring its well paying clientele in the specialty divisions to other hospitals in their system. Then SUNY Downstate took it over, but really was mostly interested in selling its incredibly valuable property to pay the debts on their other hospital which was, and is, hemorrhaging money (which is why they were glad to take over LICH, which by that point was *also* hemorrhaging money, they never anticipated holding onto it for long). SUNY then did their best to run into the ground, and have continued to act in bad faith for quite a while now, including defying judges orders several times. (this is particularly ironic because LICH was Downstate's original hospital waaaay back when)

The whole situation is a shame and the only people happy about it are politicians playing football with it and real estate developers salivating over the land.

If LICH dies the community is not only going to be left without a hospital (and yet more condos, hooray), but the people who will be hit the hardest are the poor (particularly in places like Farragut Housing) for whom the LICH ER was the closest medical care.
 
2014-05-14 07:36:48 PM
Cheney is recruiting?
 
2014-05-14 07:37:58 PM
Good luck on your Savings Throw.
 
2014-05-14 07:39:43 PM
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2014-05-14 07:47:51 PM

Alunan: Honestly, the state of our hospitals in this country has deteriorated to such a degree that in many cases you might want to travel the extra 10 minutes, even in an emergency. At least then you know you are getting the proper care needed instead of chancing it at a facility that is little more than a glorified meat grinder.

The hospital in question here was also a college facility, which indicates that some of the people practicing there are not fully trained or are in the process of being trained. Of course this was the facility being used to service areas like Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hills, which sport a more sophisticated and well-heeled demographic than you might expect. Honestly it's surprising that they are closing this down, who cares about the kind of people who generate good taxes, jobs, and tourism, right? It is all about the poor people now that Bloomberg is gone.

The new mayor claims he wants to help people, but instead of investing the cash necessary to make sure this facility gets up to snuff he just encourages everyone to pull out of negotiations. Because at the end of the day it is preferable to create a medical desert instead of going to the extra effort to help people who are valuable to the city. Lets just throw some more cash at those on lower end of the economic spectrum.

Let us take a look, shall we, at what medical options are going to be left to this community once the hospital compound is shut down?

[i.imgur.com image 614x430]

South Beach Psychiatric Center and Manhattan Footcare. Which is appropriate since they will have to walk so far for medical treatment they are apt to have both the need of mental health services as well a podiatrist. Or perhaps the new mayor thinks that the residents of this part of town are so well off all they ever have to suffer are self-inflicted mental health issues and botched pedicures.

More likely it has to do something with the property values of this area, which are much too high for the kind of indu ...


Vecna was an extraterrestrial.
 
2014-05-14 07:50:07 PM
You have to find the phylactery, or else he'll rise again in 1d10 days!
 
2014-05-14 08:01:37 PM
Is this about Republicans? I'm not in the mood right now.
 
2014-05-14 08:05:19 PM
"Build me an army worthy of Mordor"
 
2014-05-14 08:09:06 PM
Fox is hiring?
 
2014-05-14 08:10:04 PM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Allow me to load up on the white whores in my white Trans Am.

/I'm turgid, in case you didn't know.


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 08:13:21 PM
Better check for a cauldron being guarded by three weird old women in a swamp.
 
2014-05-14 08:17:56 PM

Gyrfalcon: Better check for a cauldron being guarded by three weird old women in a swamp.


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-05-14 08:22:59 PM

brantgoose: Is this about Republicans? I'm not in the mood right now.



Hard to tell. we're talking about the north east here.  I'm guessing the same group of greedy, real-estate scamming assholes that are all over the place and hold no political affiliation unless it is financially expedient to do so..

it is my understanding that every where north of the Mason-Dixon line is a liberal wonderland of rainbow unicorn farts and cuddly pink snow bunnies and where racism ceased to exist in the year 1864 and there is no division of the income classes.

So, I honestly have no idea what the article is talking about, nor a few of the threads contributors.
 
2014-05-14 08:28:00 PM

Farker Soze: Vecna


That's pretty clever.
 
2014-05-14 08:43:49 PM
Obviously the people of the state and city of New York are not paying enough taxes.
 
2014-05-14 08:45:02 PM
Nicely played, subby.
 
2014-05-14 08:57:10 PM

hasty ambush: Obviously the people of the state and city of New York are not paying enough taxes.


Well yeah, they only have to pay federal income taxes, state income taxes, and city income taxes. That's just not enough when you consider how expensive it is to run a great city like New York. This is why we need borough income taxes as well, and perhaps neighborhood income taxes. Somebody has to pay.
 
2014-05-14 09:07:45 PM
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-14 09:20:41 PM
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2014-05-14 09:21:01 PM

Farker Soze: Vecna was an extraterrestrial.


This discussion is now concluded.
 
2014-05-14 09:27:22 PM

Alunan: Honestly, the state of our hospitals in this country has deteriorated to such a degree that in many cases you might want to travel the extra 10 minutes, even in an emergency. At least then you know you are getting the proper care needed instead of chancing it at a facility that is little more than a glorified meat grinder.

The hospital in question here was also a college facility, which indicates that some of the people practicing there are not fully trained or are in the process of being trained. Of course this was the facility being used to service areas like Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hills, which sport a more sophisticated and well-heeled demographic than you might expect. Honestly it's surprising that they are closing this down, who cares about the kind of people who generate good taxes, jobs, and tourism, right? It is all about the poor people now that Bloomberg is gone.

The new mayor claims he wants to help people, but instead of investing the cash necessary to make sure this facility gets up to snuff he just encourages everyone to pull out of negotiations. Because at the end of the day it is preferable to create a medical desert instead of going to the extra effort to help people who are valuable to the city. Lets just throw some more cash at those on lower end of the economic spectrum.

Let us take a look, shall we, at what medical options are going to be left to this community once the hospital compound is shut down?



South Beach Psychiatric Center and Manhattan Footcare. Which is appropriate since they will have to walk so far for medical treatment they are apt to have both the need of mental health services as well a podiatrist. Or perhaps the new mayor thinks that the residents of this part of town are so well off all they ever have to suffer are self-inflicted mental health issues and botched pedicures.

More likely it has to do something with the property values of this area, which are much too high for the kind of industry Blasio would like to bring to the area. Sure he would love to flood the area with his low-end jobs for the massive throngs he panders too, but how to do it when the asking industrial rent is so ridiculous? Of course only he could think that $5/SF is ridiculous, but as we have established he isn't really in tune with the locals of this area, is he?



After he frees up all this new real estate, no doubt the factories will start moving in. The aggressive de-gentrification of these beautiful neighborhoods will begin just to make sure his voter base is happy. They will churn out worthless plastic baubles or other drek that should be made in China. God only knows how he will get the low-wage workers there anyways. Maybe bus them in from the nearest subway exit, paid for by a medical tax on Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill no doubt since the ambulances have to travel so far now.

It would be a travesty of unbelievable proportions if this is allowed to proceed uncontested. I hope that the brave and wealthy residents of Brooklyn Heights band together to fight this tragedy and greed. To have their historic areas blighted, their tourism shattered, by such a ridiculous action is unthinkable. Bill de Blasio claims to be walking away from Brooklyn Health Partners because he is unconvinced they will provide a full-scale hospital, but the truth is Peebles (the alternative bidder) has already said they won't. If BHS shuts down this facility, it will be months before a replacement facility opens, or never. Which is just what they are hoping for.

It is not enough that the good people of these areas have managed to turn their communities into such beautiful and valuable areas, they now have to be pillaged of all their wealth. No doubt Blasio and his advisors were looking at this when they were deciding where to steal real-estate.


It is a short sighted ploy to cash in. This give away of real-estate to their fat cat donors or the worthless low-wage jobs they hope to 'generate' won't last for long. Those prices will plummet once people realize what is really going on in this area. When it is all said and done Blasio will just start plundering another section of the city for his supporters and Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill will be left shattered and broken. So yes, while it is a college hospital, and it does need to be improved, you shouldn't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

This is the same kind of reasoning and corruption that led to the city of Detroit declaring bankruptcy. I can just steal and steal while I am in office and ignore all the city services I want. Street lights turn off, fire departments cannot respond in time. I am just shocked that they are starting with something as critical as medical services. Did they really think that no would notice their wanton plans?

Sure people can just move to new gentrification areas, but eventually the disparity begins to take its toll on the area. We have seen it before and we will see it again:



The scum of the city will concentrate in this industrial ghettos with no real services while the those of true worth flee the city. The tax base will become nonexistent and everyone will pay the price in the end. Why can't Blasio and these 'people' be happy living off the fringe benefits produced by these neighborhoods. When you pillage of them of their wealth it only lasts so long. This is an insanity which has few modern rivals.


That was the TLest of all DR WOTs I have ever seen.
 
Al!
2014-05-14 09:31:52 PM

kling_klang_bed: [img2.wikia.nocookie.net image 395x460]


Is that the General's Tan Do Li Ga?
 
2014-05-14 09:38:20 PM
I'd wondered when he'd be rising from the grave

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 09:46:32 PM

Al!: kling_klang_bed: [img2.wikia.nocookie.net image 395x460]

Is that the General's Tan Do Li Ga?


It's the necromancer from Diablo 3.
 
2014-05-14 10:26:51 PM

Tymast: show me: So, where does he put his armies?

in his sleevies


BINGO!
 
2014-05-14 10:48:52 PM
Let's up the ante - a draco-lich

digital-art-gallery.com

and this small little bugger that pretty much will kill entire parties in AD&D (if played properly)

img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-14 11:07:16 PM

K3rmy: Let's up the ante - a draco-lich


and this small little bugger that pretty much will kill entire parties in AD&D (if played properly)


Yup. One night the DM thought our party was too powerful and wanted to kill us off, so he threw one of these demi-liches at us. He had it hidden in a bowl of gems. When one of our party picked it up, the skull rose out, bellowing like mad and spinning around.

I was the mage. He came after me first. No saving throw of course.

/csb
 
2014-05-14 11:19:40 PM
It makes sense.... you load people into the ambulance, and then if they die before arriving at the hospital, nobody suspects anything.
 
2014-05-14 11:36:39 PM
Goddamn, this thread DELIVERS.
 
2014-05-15 12:05:51 AM
I play an undead necromancer in my Changeling: the Lost game, so I'm getting a kick....
 
2014-05-15 12:21:28 AM
Alunan:

img.fark.net
Brooklyn Heights, OH? Ohio? Really?
 
2014-05-15 01:27:28 AM

DrRatchet: Alunan:

[img.fark.net image 500x320]
Brooklyn Heights, OH? Ohio? Really?


This is highly suggestive of the idea that you actually read my post. I feel like I still win in that scenario.
 
2014-05-15 01:58:27 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: hasty ambush: Obviously the people of the state and city of New York are not paying enough taxes.

Well yeah, they only have to pay federal income taxes, state income taxes, and city income taxes. That's just not enough when you consider how expensive it is to run a great city like New York. This is why we need borough income taxes as well, and perhaps neighborhood income taxes. Somebody has to pay.


Don't forget the property taxes, and 8-8 7/8th % sales taxes!

/love NY
//hate the taxes
///at least they fix the potholes?
 
2014-05-15 02:09:20 AM

fusillade762: [img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 628x442]


wow, that was fast
/came4this
 
2014-05-15 07:23:08 AM
ibankcoin.com

Victory will be Skeletor's!
 
2014-05-15 08:02:47 AM

ybishop: [fc01.deviantart.net image 550x619]


Came to post something regarding this

/No Arthas you cannot have an increase of your armies. Not for you.
 
2014-05-15 01:24:54 PM
Yeah, but Stryker smacked down Terminus in "Vengence", so those Lich Lord armies don't always work as expected.

/what will Cygnar do with the dragon anthac?  Inquiring minds want to know
// also, when will Karchev get free from Cryx?  *sigh* another two year wait for THATstory to resolve, no doubt
 
2014-05-15 04:03:47 PM

Alunan: Honestly, the state of our hospitals in this country has deteriorated to such a degree that in many cases you might want to travel the extra 10 minutes, even in an emergency. At least then you know you are getting the proper care needed instead of chancing it at a facility that is little more than a glorified meat grinder.

The hospital in question here was also a college facility, which indicates that some of the people practicing there are not fully trained or are in the process of being trained. Of course this was the facility being used to service areas like Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hills, which sport a more sophisticated and well-heeled demographic than you might expect. Honestly it's surprising that they are closing this down, who cares about the kind of people who generate good taxes, jobs, and tourism, right? It is all about the poor people now that Bloomberg is gone.

The new mayor claims he wants to help people, but instead of investing the cash necessary to make sure this facility gets up to snuff he just encourages everyone to pull out of negotiations. Because at the end of the day it is preferable to create a medical desert instead of going to the extra effort to help people who are valuable to the city. Lets just throw some more cash at those on lower end of the economic spectrum.

Let us take a look, shall we, at what medical options are going to be left to this community once the hospital compound is shut down?

[i.imgur.com image 614x430]

South Beach Psychiatric Center and Manhattan Footcare. Which is appropriate since they will have to walk so far for medical treatment they are apt to have both the need of mental health services as well a podiatrist. Or perhaps the new mayor thinks that the residents of this part of town are so well off all they ever have to suffer are self-inflicted mental health issues and botched pedicures.

More likely it has to do something with the property values of this area, which are much too high for the kind of indu ...


I was subcontracted to work w/ NYFD to bring their GIS architecture into the 21st century (it was still a tabular system created in the early 80s).  Well, De Blasio defunded said project (at least the part I was part of).
 
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