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Originally posted by ShadeWolf
reply to post by daynight42
I think you've completely missed the point. Nobody is saying that he should get a free ambulance ride for being a hero, we're saying he should get a free ambulance ride because he's a human being. Healthcare should be for everyone, regardless of what they've done or how much they can pay.
Originally posted by Juggernog
reply to post by cahlmac
Excuse me, but you sir are an idiot. I'm assuming by that ridiculous comment you made you have never swam in the surf. I'd be surprised if you'd actually seen the ocean before from what you've been saying.
Well, since you are wondering.. I have lived within 5 miles of the Gulf since 1992 or so and have spent many, many hours swimming/surfing in the Ocean, prior to that, I was in the Coast Guard for a few years.. I am very familiar with the sea.
Idiotedit on 5-8-2012 by Juggernog because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by defcon5
He went to the hospital and got admitted as a patient, after doing something on his own time, which was not covered under his work insurance. Hospitals are not charity organizations, they are businesses, they operate on funding without which they would not exist.
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by My_Reality
It would have been a non-issue in times past my ass. In saner times he would have been awarded a medal of some sort. Been labeled a hero, and probably been humble enough to deny it. We are not living in sane times these days. "How dare you do anything good without being paid for it!"