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2021-01-23 1:53:40 AM  
9 votes:
Iceland has universal health care... so let's give them a big hand!
 
2021-01-23 1:29:49 PM  
3 votes:
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2021-01-23 9:39:36 AM  
3 votes:

lizaardvark: johnphantom: Anybody that is against Medicare for All should be aware that the founding fathers thought mail was important enough to include in the Constitution.

//good morning

Medicare is not actually a mail program, sweetie. Have you taken your meds this morning?


That's your argument? Yeah, healthcare is not a communications system. Now, brainiac, tell me, what makes mail more important than healthcare? I know you will come back with some imbecilic answer.
 
2021-01-23 12:25:06 PM  
2 votes:

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: gozar_the_destroyer: orbister: I wonder why two donors and not just the one. Don't arms normally come in pairs?

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Maybe he was going for this look?

Most likely because the arms had come from accident victims that were brain dead, so the other arm may not have been viable on one of the donors.

Healthy people without underlying conditions tend not to die from shiat that leaves everything intact and in good shape - and then you lower the odds further with needing people that have arms that'd be a medical match, a relative size match, and were willing to donate and put that in writing.  That's not a big pool.  Accidents or purposeful violence are the major cause of death in otherwise healthy people so yeah likely both arms weren't in great shape from either donor.


Apparently, required seatbelts and the use of airbags have really cut into the available organ supply, which gives perspective on how effective those are. Motorcyclists are still out there becoming donors, though. Be sure to tell your family you want to be a donor-emotional people sometimes make weird decisions.
 
2021-01-23 10:21:45 AM  
2 votes:
Vintowin:

Right. But pink glasses lady at the head with the mask has it upside down. If the camera is the patient perspective, they're about to gas the patient with the mask upside down
 
2021-01-23 7:39:28 AM  
2 votes:
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2021-01-23 7:03:44 AM  
2 votes:

gozar_the_destroyer: orbister: I wonder why two donors and not just the one. Don't arms normally come in pairs?

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Maybe he was going for this look?

Most likely because the arms had come from accident victims that were brain dead, so the other arm may not have been viable on one of the donors.


Healthy people without underlying conditions tend not to die from shiat that leaves everything intact and in good shape - and then you lower the odds further with needing people that have arms that'd be a medical match, a relative size match, and were willing to donate and put that in writing.  That's not a big pool.  Accidents or purposeful violence are the major cause of death in otherwise healthy people so yeah likely both arms weren't in great shape from either donor.
 
2021-01-23 6:57:28 AM  
2 votes:
There's probably a reason photos of the results were not included. If those new arms and hands actually work I'll be damn impressed.
 
2021-01-23 6:27:26 AM  
2 votes:

orbister: I wonder why two donors and not just the one. Don't arms normally come in pairs?


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Maybe he was going for this look?

Most likely because the arms had come from accident victims that were brain dead, so the other arm may not have been viable on one of the donors.
 
2021-01-23 6:10:27 AM  
2 votes:
Anybody that is against Medicare for All should be aware that the founding fathers thought mail was important enough to include in the Constitution.

//good morning
 
2021-01-23 6:07:16 AM  
2 votes:

leviosaurus: Iceland has universal health care... so let's give them a big hand!


And a double slap on the back!

/modern medicine is farking awesome!
 
2021-01-23 12:55:22 PM  
1 vote:

doomsdayaddams: Apparently, required seatbelts and the use of airbags have really cut into the available organ supply, which gives perspective on how effective those are. Motorcyclists are still out there becoming donors, though. Be sure to tell your family you want to be a donor-emotional people sometimes make weird decisions.


Larry Niven explored a solution for that.
 
2021-01-23 11:20:57 AM  
1 vote:
This article right here is why I say most electricians are worth every penny.  I can do a lot of repairs and installations, but I don't mess around with A/C at any voltage for the most part.....
 
2021-01-23 8:08:14 AM  
1 vote:
The operation was "his biggest dream", Gretarsson's wife Sylwia told Friday's news conference, adding that she herself never felt that the operation was truly necessary as he "wasn't missing anything".


'great, now he's going to want to touch me again...'
 
2021-01-23 7:28:16 AM  
1 vote:

johnphantom: Anybody that is against Medicare for All should be aware that the founding fathers thought mail was important enough to include in the Constitution.

//good morning


Medicare is not actually a mail program, sweetie. Have you taken your meds this morning?
 
2021-01-23 7:14:58 AM  
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2021-01-23 7:10:29 AM  
1 vote:
Cythraul:

God the picture bothers me. If this is from the patient perspective the mask is upside down in the shot.

/irrational
//also how are they in a circle around the patient
///wheee
 
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