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The Argument Chamber / "Free" healthcare around the world
« on: April 23, 2019, 07:08:02 PM »
I saw a post Pixie made on Facebook about this, I didn't want to respond to that and dilute that message that "insurance is good, free is bad" but there are different types of free out there.

If I want to go to a doctor, it used to be free for 6 and under, now 13 and under its free.  Great so if a young one is sick, there is no barrier to getting them seen.  Politics took it from 6 to 13 .. and not higher.  Some groups have free/cheaper visits, but for me it can be $50 to go see a doctor.  It sucks when you go along and they just say, well its not more serious, just viral.

Dental care is free up to 18, after that it really varies.  If you teeth are fucked, then you are looking at a major bill, could be easy to go into the thousands of $.  For us, when public health got rolled out, the dentists at the time said, cool but don't put us in.    Fuck that decision I say.  Most people who don't have dental issues don't understand as they have never had the financial or physical pain, let alone the shit that it does to your emotions when you worry about smiling.    Politicians sometimes talk about change but no progress in decades.

Public hospitals, A&E is free. If you need to get referred, a doctor will need to contact the hospital depending how bad it is, it might be declined or seen depeding on various criteria.
We do have a private health system in parallel, so people can use insurance/pay to bypass the delays or getting declined if you think there is something wrong.

As someone who has had a few health problems, I'm glad I live where I live, but I do have some other problems where I wish we were even more progressive.

Movies & TV / Re: Avengers Endgame
« on: April 23, 2019, 06:06:28 PM »
The first people will be in the cinemas righ now watching this .. I'm jealous ..

Movies & TV / Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
« on: April 23, 2019, 05:42:33 PM »
I've watched episode 2.   It was a mixture of wishing for different things, but also just enjoying what was presented.  Also there are a tonne of great memes coming out, pays to watch quickly so you don't get spoiled and can enjoy all the humour out there.

Bring on next week! four to go

Books / Re: 2018 Reading List?
« on: April 23, 2019, 05:31:48 AM »
do you ever enjoy the first 2 chapters of a book, read them over and over, and not move on?

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 23, 2019, 12:11:02 AM »
You do know what company is behind the Unreal Editor right? :P just checking

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 22, 2019, 07:23:34 PM »
One thing about Doom is there are 13 "classic levels' you can unlock. It looks mostly like some of Doom 1/2 but has new monsters in it.

Gaming General / Re: Free Games thread!
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:49:57 PM »
i try again, it shows me 0 EURO to get .. then says, sorry not in your region .. wtf, click back, now its trying AU dollars

Gaming General / Re: Free Games thread!
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:09:17 PM »
Hey you want to get a game that is completely free, please give us credit card details.



Movies & TV / Re: Rise of Skywalker
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:16:24 PM »
Rogue one was great. You knew where it would end up but not what would happen on the way. I fell asleep watching solo on a plane and when I woke I did not go back. I saw him get chewy I have no desire to spend more time on it

Movies & TV / Re: Avengers Endgame
« on: April 15, 2019, 04:05:29 AM »
Lego, its funny you talk about on video.  I hear she made a big impact on Blockbuster at the time. There are a bunch of the main actors out of contract after this .. so who knows.

Movies & TV / Avengers Endgame
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:11:06 PM »
How do we not have a thread for the movie I'm most looking forward to this year?   I only saw Infinity War and then of course Captain Marvel recently, so I'm quite excited to see where it all ends up.   Infinity war was great how it had so many characters and things going on without slowing down

Movies & TV / Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
« on: April 14, 2019, 09:37:44 PM »
So episode 1 has aired ..  I'm waiting a bit so if I have to pay money, I'll buy a months worth vs two.  Has anyone seen it yet?

Movies & TV / Re: Rise of Skywalker
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:44:52 PM »
its always no where near Phantom menace levels of meh

Movies & TV / Re: Rise of Skywalker
« on: April 14, 2019, 05:32:04 PM »
I'm possibly a casual fan who ate the popcorn and got some enjoyment out of TLJ.  There were bits I enjoyed, bits that were duller, but never felt desire to analyse things.

I wonder how this trilogy will be viewed to kids who are just kids right now.  My daughters seeing a female lead will be interesting. Will they pretend to have lightsabres as much as pretending to be regular disney princesses.  Also not having decades between watching the movies will be interesting.

Movies & TV / Re: Rise of Skywalker
« on: April 13, 2019, 03:45:51 PM »
I heard the only thing they would keep is topless Kylo

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