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  1. I bumped into Micheal when I was 11. For what 's it's worth. I knew James B. as well. Who would have thunk? Augusta GA.
  2. Dear Abby, I've never written to you before, but I really need your advice. I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs. Phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with "the girls" a lot recently although when I ask their names she always says, "Just some friends from work, you don't know them." I always try to stay awake to look out for her coming home, but I usually fall asleep. Anyway, I have never approached the subject with my wife. I think deep down I just didn't want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to really check on her. Around midnight, I decided to hide in the garage behind my golf clubs so I could get a good view of the whole street when she arrived home from a night out with "the girls". It was at that moment, crouching behind my clubs, that I noticed that the graphite shaft on my driver appeared to have a hairline crack right by the club head. Is this something I can fix myself or should I take it back to the pro shop where I bought it?
  3. We do. At least. I do. Love that First Amendment Liboy! Well spoken Sir! Go dude! Freedom! That's what we're about. If you don't agree with me , then don't. Core values. Thank God and people who defend our rights. Progressives, (Libs), Conservatives, Democrats, Republicans? The entire system is is fundamentally broken. It is! By the way. Learn to depend on yourself and not the idiots that claim to have your interest in mind. No one cares about you, but you!
  4. Told Ya So!!!!! Funny as Hell!!!!!! So, So typical, not Atypical, mind. Probably need to look it up.
  5. Looks like the Libs grabbed this thread. Negs for everyone! just remember, "Stupid is as Stupid does"! The Gubment goona make it all right! Keep dreaming. We outta money. Been out. Trade ya a can of green beans for an ounce of silver! Sweetening the deal. Two cans of green beans! Never know when you'll encounter a demon.
  6. BUMP!! You are so crazy!! What a laugh!! Slay.
  7. I'm in love again! She is such a classy lady, always has been. Thanks littlesam.
  8. It is Indeed! People, whatever your're current situation, You need to educate yourselves, and each other. This is not the current Administrations fault. They are merely proceeding with it. A systematic failure of the United States of America! It's been going on for a long, long time. No links, to many to post anyway. Ask yourself, How can a Nation implement measures like DHS and the Patriot Act only days after a tragedy like 911. Where did ObamaCare come from? Obama is a stoner, you think he wrote it! Think not! Sandy Hook? Three days after. Massive gun control measures in place heading for approval, only 3 days later! Hell, we can't even reach a decent budget plan! GIVE ME BACK WHAT I PAID INTO SS OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS, WE'RE EVEN. This junk has been planned for a while now. Our elected Officials are not in control of this Country. Hell, we don't even have a workable budget. Power and Money is in control. How's that European Union working out? 27 Countries, all bankrupt. Including Germany. Hasn't been told yet. I suppose the 7 influential Gazzillionheirs that wan't to control world don't have family. Gonna live forever. Pisses me off! Slay.
  9. There is an uncontrollable downward spiral attached to Obamacare that is affecting his voters. Wasn't supposed to be this way. Only the beginning. The federal budget cuts that went into effect April 1 are already beginning to take their toll on cancer patients. Cancer clinics across the United States have begun turning away Medicare patients, according to a report published April 3 in theWashington Post. Oncologists are blaming the federal cuts and say that they cannot treat patients with expensive drugs and stay financially solvent. In fact, one practice has made the decision to eliminate one third of their 16,000 Medicare patients, according to the report. "If we treated the patients receiving the most expensive drugs, we'd be out of business in 6 months to a year," said Jeffrey Vacirca, MD, chief executive of North Shore Hematology Oncology Associates in New York. "The drugs we're going to lose money on we're not going to administer right now," he explained. The automatic across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration, have slashed Medicare payments to physicians by 2%. The reduction does not apply to the Medicare allowed charge for a given service, but it does apply to the 80% share that the government pays to a physician, as previously reported by Medscape Medical News. Leaders of organized medicine have spoken out against the 2% Medicare cut, noting that even this seemingly small decrease can harm fragile medical practices, especially in light of rising expenses. They have warned that physicians might decide to see fewer Medicare patients to keep their practices afloat. Unintended Consequences Although the sequestration cuts were not a surprise, "everyone was under the belief that saner heads would prevail," said Ted Okon, MD, executive director of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). Healthcare reform was supposed to boost efficiency, increase coordination between patients and providers, and cut costs, Dr. Okon told Medscape Medical News. However, "it is having the exact opposite effect." It is more expensive for Medicare when patients are treated at a hospital, he noted. "It is self-defeating." Especially Detrimental to Cancer Patients Medicare cuts are especially detrimental to cancer patients because of the way treatment is covered in the outpatient setting, according to a joint statement issued by the COA, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Oncology Network (a division of AmerisourceBergen), and the US Oncology Network. Community cancer clinics are reimbursed on the basis of the average sales price (ASP) of the chemotherapeutic agent plus 6% for administrative costs, the statement explains. However, even before the current cuts, this payment scheme failed to adequately reimburse community cancer clinics for the total costs of essential therapies. The ASP formula produces ASP values that are below the actual prices clinics pay in the marketplace, it notes. According to the statement, oncologists are being put in an untenable position. It would be one thing for community-based oncologists to absorb the 2% Medicare cuts being applied to physician and provider services, "but it is entirely another for the sequester cut to apply to the market-priced underlying drug costs paid by practices." The sequester cuts apply to payments for Part B drugs and the 6% administrative fee. After patient copayments are taken into account, reimbursement will be cut to ASP plus 4.3%. This is effectively a 28% cut, and not a 2% cut, for payments intended to compensate for the significant operating expenses of procuring, storing, preparing, and handling Part B drugs, the statement points out. It also notes that a recent survey indicated that the sequester cut will force 72% of cancer clinics to deny new Medicare patients or send all Medicare patients to the hospital for treatment. No one with cancer should be forced out of their own doctor's officeASCO "This potential crisis underscores that Medicare's system of reimbursement for cancer care is deeply flawed," according to a statement issued by ASCO. "We need payment approaches that maintain patient access and focus on supporting high-quality, high-value and patient-centered care. ASCO is examining a range of specific payment models that can meet this need and provide fair reimbursement for the critical services that oncologists provide to their patients." "No one with cancer should be forced out of their own doctor's office" at such a difficult and precarious time, the ASCO statement notes. The society is urging Congress and the Administration "to take immediate action to reverse these cuts to reimbursement for life-saving cancer drugs — cuts that may, in the long run, cost the government more." Immediate Action Needed There are a number of ways the Administration and Congress can act to avoid these cuts. For example, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has the authority to exempt cancer drugs from the sequester cut or to apply the 2% sequester cut only to the 6% administrative fees. In addition, Congress can pass H.R.800, which is legislation designed to help sustain community cancer care by aligning Medicare drug reimbursement with actual costs. However this matter is addressed, the organizations warn, it must be done immediately to preserve patient access to community cancer care. Now we are sliding backward.... Sequestration is the last strawDr. Ted Okon, COA "In the past 40 years, cancer care has evolved into one of the most efficient systems in the world by allowing patients to be treated in the community," said Dr. Okon. "Now we are sliding backward. Shortfalls have led to a consolidation in terms of cancer care, and the sequestration is the last straw." The organizations that issued the joint statement have sent letters to Health and Human Services and all members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Responses have come from a number of members of Congress, and all have been positive, explained Dr. Okon. "That is encouraging, but we haven't heard anything yet from the Administration."
  10. In 40 years, you asked a 30 year year old who Jane Fonda was. By then, the history record will most likely make her out to be a hero. Kinda like John Kerry. As always, "Just my opinion", sorry Shabs, It seemed to fit. Hope you don't mind.
  11. NICE!! It's been awhile. Thanks littlesam!
  12. To everyone's reply and remarkable contribution to this thread, KK, I jumped yours, it was shorter. Slay was born a sinner, as we all are. I'm not necessarily proud of what I've done in my life. Some good, some bad, and some right down horrible. I consider it time well spent. We are all a work in progress. When the gong tolls, you're on call. You decide where you are when it's your turn.
  13. Did a great job! April fools to poster as well. Hope we can reverse all those negs. Got a great sense of humor. Right? Patty, you really do that don't you! Pretty Awesome!
  14. Shouldn't post when you're drunk. Happy New Year to you as well!!! I've been out of town. Thanks Dog!
  15. Day 1 in training was a little "Ruff" on him.
  16. Dog53! Now that's funny!!! You go diver. Dogs got a sense of humor! onetwoya!
  17. LMAO HARD!! Looks like waste storage to me. What were we talking out. I forgot.
  18. I just love it when you talk dirty! When anybody talks dirty really.
  19. Jim Carrey managed to pull off about 200,000,00 negs all in the same day. There's a distinct line between funny and stupid. Talking out his a-- as usual. This guy seems to think so as well.
  20. dontlop, It's times like this when I really really miss all those brain cells in the early 80's.
  21. I Want to Buy ThatA blonde goes into a nearby store and asks a clerk if she can buy the TV in the corner. The clerk looks at her and says that he doesn't serve blondes, so she goes back home and dyes her hair black. The next day she returns to the store and asks the same thing, and again, the clerk said he doesn't serve blondes. Frustrated, the blonde goes home and dyes her hair yet again, to a shade of red. Sure that a clerk would sell her the TV this time, she returns and asks a different clerk this time. To her astonishment, this clerk also says that she doesn't serve blondes. The blonde asks the clerk, "How in the world do you know I am a blonde?" The clerk looks at her disgustedly and says,"That's not a TV -- it's a microwave!"
  22. I've lost a few good service buddies in recent years myself. Thanks for posting Saint. Lest we never forget.
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