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"...and many people don't know that

When the mothers give their daughters massive numbers of birth control pills for when they’re raped on their way North, the reason they have to do that is that cheap pills fall out even though the girls put them in. Sad. “

On edit: I made this up. But he might have said it...

SNL is a ficking riot...

Best in years.

Fuckers. Nt

So I haven't been around much lately...

No it's not illness, it's not family issues, it's not exhaustion from politics.

As a healthcare practitioner I have been besieged by financial issues which have almost crushed me. It is the nature of private practice these days. I will give you a taste:

Forget I'm a dentist and have been practicing for 39 years in my own, progressive, yet highly undercapitalized office. Let's pretend that I'm a grocery store owner. Now my prices have been set, as t hey are in capitalism, by market forces and expenses and competition. So one day I'm stocking shelves and a couple well-dressed fellows come to my aisle and ask, "Are you the owner?" I reply "Yes I am..."

And they say, this is how it is going to be from now on: your prices will be determined by us and be roughly 60% at best of your prices now. You will not be paid when the customer leaves the store but perhaps three to six weeks later if we approve the sale. We reserve the right to review all sales and may, if we decide that you sold food inappropriately to someone, to demand our money back in full, although the customer will be entitled to the food he or she received. Such is the dental insurance industry - it is formidable and calling the shots for the most part

I am not asking for your sympathy: I only wish to tell you that I have been facing catastrophe which I looked right in the eyes and began doing battle in every way imaginable within the law.And I believe that I have turned the corner but am still a mite unsure. Time will tell. I should have been a high school teacher...I was very good at that and I would have a pension and summers off. What a schmuck I am. Oh well....

Oh and one more thing: keep your eyes on your practitioner that he or she is not trying to sell you some high end unnecessary items or services. It's getting more prevalent as people are getting more desperate. Good luck to us all...

Oh yes...and that creepy S.O.B is still the titular President. I am definitely gonna be sick...

He must have snorted a whole bottle of Adderall

Holy crap: frightening all the way around here.
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