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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #420 on: March 26, 2021, 10:12:46 AM »
I loathe the Capitalist's Pigs and the elite that run the country which includes banks ...

Heh! I'm a capitalist pig!! I'm not elite and don't run your country so will you let me off the capitalist bit?
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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #421 on: March 26, 2021, 10:19:28 AM »


Heh! I'm a capitalist pig!! I'm not elite and don't run your country so will you let me off the capitalist bit?


Your definition and my definition may be two different things. I'm leaning more toward the corporate part of the unbalanced scale. Besides, if you are one of the well-off Capitalists (elite), good for you! Now, share the wealth.


What, pray tell, are you capitalizing on?
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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #422 on: March 26, 2021, 12:24:38 PM »
I'm a capitalist philosophically having lived through a socialist alternative. Socialism may be fair (though I have my doubts) but everything is reduced to its lowest common denominator. The problem is that most (not all) people are not natural grafters. And I don't just mean the people at the coal-face I mean everyone from the bottom to the top. Capitalism seems to provide the motivation needed to get stuff done.
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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #423 on: March 26, 2021, 01:40:31 PM »
Deb, your son can take his first two years at a community college and not pay nearly as much. No one asks where you did all four years. They ask where you graduate from, if they even care about that. Those transcripts? Only MAYBE for the first job, after that, who the hell cares?

There is no reason to go to a four year college for four years. Except so they can pay the football and basketball coaches. The educational staff doesn't make nearly as much money as they do.

Your bank CEO is making peanuts
https://www.si.com/college/alabama/bamacentral/nick-saban-is-college-footballs-highest-paid-coach#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20USA%20Today,million%20in%20compensation%20in%202019.

A stupid football coach makde $9.3 million which is nine bank CEOS.
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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #424 on: April 16, 2021, 10:26:01 AM »
Patti, Dillon is almost finished with his first two years at community college. He has a handful of AA degrees.

College costs are ridiculous. Books for each class are outrageously priced and changed just enough so they have to be purchased new every year. So, forget about saving money on a used book for your classes. All they do is change a cover and rearrange some chapters. They are teaching the same stuff. Corporate greed produces so much waste, it is unsettling.

The books really tick me off. We're talking $300 for a textbook! These are not gold plated.

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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #425 on: April 17, 2021, 09:27:08 AM »
It makes you wonder how society lets shit like that happen. It smells of corruption rather than profiteering though. Surely the college and the publishers must be working together with a kickback from the latter to the former?
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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #426 on: April 17, 2021, 09:52:20 AM »
i have long thought that textbooks like this should be in loose leaf binder form, so the rlevant pages could be updated when necessary, and new material added at the back.

The savings in time and material would be environmentally sound.

I would make an exception for medical technique text books, where a missing page could result in some poor bastard having an operation without anaesthesia, or being sent to recovery with his guts still hanging open.

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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #427 on: April 17, 2021, 02:10:49 PM »
Or all the swabs and retractors still inside him.  Do you know that this state of affairs is described by surgeons as "retained material".  As if the poor immobile patient had somehow induced his lower colon to lasso the stuff and hang onto it despite the surgeon's efforts to retrieve it!  Perhaps they think that admitting they forgot to remove it all - adapting the ramblers' motto, to leave nothing but stitches and take nothing but what they went in for - would undermine our confidence in them.  As if!

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Re: Why the fork?
« Reply #428 on: May 03, 2021, 02:57:51 PM »
So, in ORs here, we do a count before the case starts, often before the patient is even in the room. We count all the instruments, then the "sponges" which are really far more like rags, and needles. Instruments are only counted on abdominal / thoracic cases, because you really can't lose big metal things anywhere else. Then, before the wound is closed, all the counted material has to be accounted for. When you lose something, x-rays are taken and you have to find it before you can close. The rags have stuff in them that show up on x-rays.

Even so, I've seen one case in twelve years where someone left a sponge in there and we had to go and retrieve it. How damn hard is it to count to five?
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