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America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. corvussy: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care: The infamous $629 bandaid Woman charged $40 for holding her baby after a c-section Two South Korean tourists took their baby to the ER where he was only given some formula and took a nap before being discharged but were given a $18,836 bill Canadian man gets heart surgery in Florida and is billed over 600k USD Some more pictures of people’s hospital bills A public hospital’s ER is out-of-network with all private insurances, resulting in many patients being stuck with unreasonable bills and eventually resulting in a class action lawsuit over their billing practices Annual healthcare spending in the US is estimated at 3.5 trillion, and billing prices are pretty much unfair and inconsistent, even for insured patients with legal loopholes and hospital discretion in setting prices Billing announcements, and million dollar hospital bills on the rise Top 35 Most Expensive Health Conditions in the US Just… facility fees Hospitals are more likely to tell you how much parking costs than how much a basic ECG test costs (meaning they probably inflate prices arbitrarily for patients… possibly on an individual basis) Hospitals are magically able to “discount” hospital bills to less than a thousand dollars for patients that receive national attention in media (x, x) People in the US are less likely to seek medical care because of high prices, even though 42% of doctors believe their patients are receiving too much health care (falsely)
America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded
 SJPeace
 The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A
 first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat
 We need Universal Healthcare!
 RETWEET THIS
 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it.
 But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it.
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android
 1.9K Retweets
 3.6K Likes

 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it
 But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 down
 By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept
 trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was
 dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs
 of abating
 At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew
 had to go to the hospital
 I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different
 Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able
 to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost
 me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't
 qualify for Taiwanese NHI)

 My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to
 the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by
 an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given
 IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did
 an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or
 appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a
 particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis
 (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I
 began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and
 my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with
 a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication.
 Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am
 now pretty much back to normal
 The bill for the ER visit?
 US$80.00
 Eighty. American. Dollars
 Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance.
 At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan.
 And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that.
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money.
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
corvussy:
thatpettyblackgirl:


the US has no excuse


some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care:

The infamous $629 bandaid
Woman charged $40 for holding her baby after a c-section
Two South Korean tourists took their baby to the ER where he was only given some formula and took a nap before being discharged but were given a $18,836 bill
Canadian man gets heart surgery in Florida and is billed over 600k USD
Some more pictures of people’s hospital bills

A public hospital’s ER is out-of-network with all private insurances, resulting in many patients being stuck with unreasonable bills and eventually resulting in a class action lawsuit over their billing practices


Annual healthcare spending in the US is estimated at 3.5 trillion, and billing prices are pretty much unfair and inconsistent, even for insured patients with legal loopholes and hospital discretion in setting prices
Billing announcements, and million dollar hospital bills on the rise
Top 35 Most Expensive Health Conditions in the US
Just… facility fees


Hospitals are more likely to tell you how much parking costs than how much a basic ECG test costs (meaning they probably inflate prices arbitrarily for patients… possibly on an individual basis)
Hospitals are magically able to “discount” hospital bills to less than a thousand dollars for patients that receive national attention in media (x, x)

People in the US are less likely to seek medical care because of high prices, even though 42% of doctors believe their patients are receiving too much health care (falsely)

corvussy: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care:...

America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse
America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded
 SJPeace
 The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A
 first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat
 We need Universal Healthcare!
 RETWEET THIS
 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it.
 But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it.
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android
 1.9K Retweets
 3.6K Likes

 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it
 But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 down
 By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept
 trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was
 dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs
 of abating
 At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew
 had to go to the hospital
 I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different
 Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able
 to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost
 me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't
 qualify for Taiwanese NHI)

 My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to
 the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by
 an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given
 IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did
 an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or
 appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a
 particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis
 (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I
 began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and
 my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with
 a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication.
 Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am
 now pretty much back to normal
 The bill for the ER visit?
 US$80.00
 Eighty. American. Dollars
 Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance.
 At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan.
 And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that.
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money.
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
thatpettyblackgirl:

the US has no excuse

thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse

America, Android, and Bad: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. smallest-feeblest-boggart: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse I had a similar experience in Hong Kong. I was in bad shape; they fixed me up good and quickly. I was shocked when my entire emergency visit didn’t cost me anything. In the U.S, an unexpected hospital visit can easily cost you MORE than a month’s rent. people literally lose their homes trying to pay medical bills that even a small fraction of our military budget could easily cover.the thing is, we have weapon industry lobbyists. we don’t have lobbyists or big money advocating for the average citizen. right now, money is more important than people and that needs to change Same goes for Germany.Accessible Healthcare for everyone.The patient is more important than the money
America, Android, and Bad: StanceGrounded
 SJPeace
 The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A
 first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat
 We need Universal Healthcare!
 RETWEET THIS
 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it.
 But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it.
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android
 1.9K Retweets
 3.6K Likes

 The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand
 experience
 A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it
 would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A
 bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it
 But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every
 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely
 empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach
 fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I
 kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it
 down
 By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept
 trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was
 dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs
 of abating
 At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew
 had to go to the hospital
 I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different
 Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able
 to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost
 me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't
 qualify for Taiwanese NHI)

 My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to
 the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by
 an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given
 IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did
 an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or
 appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a
 particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis
 (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I
 began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and
 my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with
 a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication.
 Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am
 now pretty much back to normal
 The bill for the ER visit?
 US$80.00
 Eighty. American. Dollars
 Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance.
 At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan.
 And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that.
 This could have easily cost me hundreds or even
 thousands in the US without insurance. But here in
 Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care
 comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital
 for relatively small amount of money.
 Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear
 or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it
 America, it's time to stop making excuses.
smallest-feeblest-boggart:

thatpettyblackgirl:

the US has no excuse



I had a similar experience in Hong Kong. I was in bad shape; they fixed me up good and quickly. I was shocked when my entire emergency visit didn’t cost me anything. In the U.S, an unexpected hospital visit can easily cost you MORE than a month’s rent. people literally lose their homes trying to pay medical bills that even a small fraction of our military budget could easily cover.the thing is, we have weapon industry lobbyists. we don’t have lobbyists or big money advocating for the average citizen. right now, money is more important than people and that needs to change

Same goes for Germany.Accessible Healthcare for everyone.The patient is more important than the money

smallest-feeblest-boggart: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse I had a similar experience in Hong Kong. I was in bad shape; they f...

Tumblr, Alien, and Blog: enrique262: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, liquitadors, soviet personnel in charge of the clean-up operation, “the liquidation”, of the disaster, are sent onto the rooftop of the stricken reactor 4 building to clean it up of highly radioactive debris, many coming from the inside of the destroyed reactor itself, as to ensure minimal working conditions could be established, enabling workers to begin construction of the containment building around the stricken reactor, the Sarcophagus.  These men, sent after remote-controlled robots originally tasked with this mission constantly broke down due to damage from the heavy radiation, were nicknamed bio-robots, and worked in such heavily radioactive environment, they couldn’t afford more than a minute of working time each on the rooftop, as more than that would ensure absorption of a fatal dose of radiation. Notice the white flashes at the bottom of the pictures, remnants of the radiation itself present in such alien, hostile environment, which was so strong it reflected itself onto the film inside the cameras, as stated by the journalist behind these pictures, Igor Kostin. The world’s most dangerous job, in the world’s most radioactive place, during the world’s worst nuclear disaster, these men, perhaps unknowingly in many cases, rose to the challenge and ensured the world would never known the horrors they suffered during that fateful year of 1986 in the Ukraine. 
Tumblr, Alien, and Blog: enrique262:
Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, liquitadors, soviet personnel in charge of the clean-up operation, “the liquidation”, of the disaster, are sent onto the rooftop of the stricken reactor 4 building to clean it up of highly radioactive debris, many coming from the inside of the destroyed reactor itself, as to ensure minimal working conditions could be established, enabling workers to begin construction of the containment building around the 

stricken

 reactor, the Sarcophagus. 
These men, sent after remote-controlled robots originally tasked with this mission constantly broke down due to damage from the heavy radiation, were nicknamed bio-robots, and worked in such heavily radioactive environment, they couldn’t afford more than a minute of working time each on the rooftop, as more than that would ensure absorption of a fatal dose of radiation.
Notice the white flashes at the bottom of the pictures, remnants of the radiation itself present in such alien, hostile environment, which was so strong it reflected itself onto the film inside the cameras, as stated by the journalist behind these pictures, Igor Kostin.
The world’s most dangerous job, in the world’s most radioactive place, during the world’s worst nuclear disaster, these men, perhaps unknowingly in many cases, rose to the challenge and ensured the world would never known the horrors they suffered during that fateful year of 1986 in the Ukraine. 

enrique262: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, liquitadors, soviet personnel in charge of the clean-up operation, “the liquidation”, of...

Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody wanted a new background color on Tumblr It's just a color change. Nobody cares. Many people rely on higher levels of contrast in order to read due to vision-related disabilities. Now they can. Other people have different disabilities where higher levels of contrast can cause migraines or seizures. This was a bad idea. heres no one Size fits all solution for accessibility, but at least they made an effort to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. hey are in direct violation of other parts of WCAG. They should meet all standards, not just convenient ones WCAG has only been widely accepted for six years. Adoption takes time, and something is better than nothing. Standards don't exist in a vacuum. You need to talk to people with a variety of disabilities to ensure actual accessibility. This likely was not primarily prompted by compassion, but by digital accessibility lawsuits in the news, like the Domino's app case All of this could have been avoided by creating multiple color schemes, like many of their competitors do User choice leads to user satisfaction. Let people set up their own colors. This silly meme I made to vent my frustration probably put in more thought about this than all of Staff did. Meanwhile, there are still fucking Nazis here. youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading
Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody
 wanted a new
 background color
 on Tumblr
 It's just a color change.
 Nobody cares.
 Many people rely on
 higher levels of
 contrast in order
 to read due to
 vision-related
 disabilities. Now they can.
 Other people have
 different disabilities where
 higher levels of
 contrast can cause
 migraines or seizures. This
 was a bad idea.

 heres no one Size fits
 all solution for
 accessibility, but at
 least they made an
 effort to follow Web
 Content Accessibility
 Guidelines.
 hey are in direct
 violation of other parts
 of WCAG. They
 should meet all
 standards, not just
 convenient ones
 WCAG has only been
 widely accepted for
 six years.
 Adoption takes time,
 and something is
 better than nothing.
 Standards don't exist
 in a vacuum. You
 need to talk to people
 with a variety of
 disabilities to ensure
 actual accessibility.

 This likely was not primarily
 prompted by compassion,
 but by digital accessibility
 lawsuits in the news, like
 the Domino's app case
 All of this could have
 been avoided by
 creating multiple color
 schemes, like many
 of their competitors do
 User choice leads to
 user satisfaction. Let
 people set up their
 own colors.
 This silly meme I made
 to vent my frustration
 probably put in more
 thought about this
 than all of Staff did.

 Meanwhile, there
 are still
 fucking
 Nazis here.
youcannotnotbereal:

This all went through my head in like four seconds.
Image description below the cut. Keep reading

youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading

Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody wanted a new background color on Tumblr It's just a color change. Nobody cares. Many people rely on higher levels of contrast in order to read due to vision-related disabilities. Now they can. Other people have different disabilities where higher levels of contrast can cause migraines or seizures. This was a bad idea. heres no one Size fits all solution for accessibility, but at least they made an effort to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. hey are in direct violation of other parts of WCAG. They should meet all standards, not just convenient ones WCAG has only been widely accepted for six years. Adoption takes time, and something is better than nothing. Standards don't exist in a vacuum. You need to talk to people with a variety of disabilities to ensure actual accessibility. This likely was not primarily prompted by compassion, but by digital accessibility lawsuits in the news, like the Domino's app case All of this could have been avoided by creating multiple color schemes, like many of their competitors do User choice leads to user satisfaction. Let people set up their own colors. This silly meme I made to vent my frustration probably put in more thought about this than all of Staff did. Meanwhile, there are still fucking Nazis here. youcannotnotbereal: This all went through my head in like four seconds. Image description below the cut. Keep reading
Bad, Fucking, and Head: Literally nobody
 wanted a new
 background color
 on Tumblr
 It's just a color change.
 Nobody cares.
 Many people rely on
 higher levels of
 contrast in order
 to read due to
 vision-related
 disabilities. Now they can.
 Other people have
 different disabilities where
 higher levels of
 contrast can cause
 migraines or seizures. This
 was a bad idea.

 heres no one Size fits
 all solution for
 accessibility, but at
 least they made an
 effort to follow Web
 Content Accessibility
 Guidelines.
 hey are in direct
 violation of other parts
 of WCAG. They
 should meet all
 standards, not just
 convenient ones
 WCAG has only been
 widely accepted for
 six years.
 Adoption takes time,
 and something is
 better than nothing.
 Standards don't exist
 in a vacuum. You
 need to talk to people
 with a variety of
 disabilities to ensure
 actual accessibility.

 This likely was not primarily
 prompted by compassion,
 but by digital accessibility
 lawsuits in the news, like
 the Domino's app case
 All of this could have
 been avoided by
 creating multiple color
 schemes, like many
 of their competitors do
 User choice leads to
 user satisfaction. Let
 people set up their
 own colors.
 This silly meme I made
 to vent my frustration
 probably put in more
 thought about this
 than all of Staff did.

 Meanwhile, there
 are still
 fucking
 Nazis here.
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Click, Complex, and Microsoft: Java Developer Aclat, Incorporated Posted: Sep 29, 2014 DIVISION IT DURATION 6+ Months 40 Hrs/week APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK QUALIFICATIONS Any Degree COMPENSATION Paid TYPE DESCRIPTION JavaScript, also known as Java for short, is a scripting language that allows interactivity on websites. For instance, Java allows users to see different images based on where they scroll or click their mouse on the site. Java developers are the experts who work closely with team members, end-users and vendors to test and create websites that are easy to navigate for web visitors Java developers are responsible for programming JavaScript on commercial websites to create moving images, drop-down menus, animation and different sounds and music. These professionals also work closely with JavaScript to enable security settings that validate users and process business transactions. Java developers frequently communicate with their management team and end-users to ensure that the scripting language addresses user and business requirements improves website functionality, and enhances the overall design and usability of the site. Other duties for java developers include gathering and documenting user requirements, analyzing data and conducting unit and quality assurance testing Java developers should be highly analytical and technologically savvy, with strong problem-solving skills. Employers prefer candidates who have expertise with JavaScript development, as well as experience working with HTML, JSP, EJB, Eclipse and Microsoft SQL Server. Candidates should also have a proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Viseo. The ability to pay close attention to detail develop creative solutions for complex and abstract problems and concentrate for Employer Profile Javascript also known as Java for short!
Click, Complex, and Microsoft: Java Developer
 Aclat, Incorporated
 Posted: Sep 29, 2014
 DIVISION
 IT
 DURATION
 6+ Months
 40 Hrs/week
 APPROXIMATE
 HOURS PER
 WEEK
 QUALIFICATIONS Any Degree
 COMPENSATION Paid
 TYPE
 DESCRIPTION
 JavaScript, also known as Java for short, is a scripting
 language that allows interactivity on websites. For
 instance, Java allows users to see different images
 based on where they scroll or click their mouse on the
 site. Java developers are the experts who work closely
 with team members, end-users and vendors to test and create websites that are
 easy to navigate for web visitors
 Java developers are responsible for programming JavaScript on commercial
 websites to create moving images, drop-down menus, animation and different
 sounds and music. These professionals also work closely with JavaScript to enable
 security settings that validate users and process business transactions. Java
 developers frequently communicate with their management team and end-users
 to ensure that the scripting language addresses user and business requirements
 improves website functionality, and enhances the overall design and usability of
 the site. Other duties for java developers include gathering and documenting user
 requirements, analyzing data and conducting unit and quality assurance testing
 Java developers should be highly analytical and technologically savvy, with strong
 problem-solving skills. Employers prefer candidates who have expertise with
 JavaScript development, as well as experience working with HTML, JSP, EJB,
 Eclipse and Microsoft SQL Server. Candidates should also have a proficiency in
 Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Viseo. The ability to pay close attention to detail
 develop creative solutions for complex and abstract problems and concentrate for
 Employer Profile
Javascript also known as Java for short!

Javascript also known as Java for short!

Being Alone, Ass, and Family: Trevor Moore Follow @itrevormoore Remember. Kevin McCallister could have phoned the police at any time. He was a child who had accidentally been left alone. One call and he would have been safe. But it was never about safety. He was hunting those men. He wanted them to die. It was fun for him. He enjoyed it. 6:48 PM-25 Dec 2018 28,136 Retweets 140,632 Likes· @O.. dynastylnoire: that-catholic-shinobi: celticpyro: greater-than-the-sword: klubbhead: refurbishedchild: klubbhead: mysharona1987: Like, I know he is only eight. But the movie makes a big deal of saying he an incredibly smart eight year old. MENSA- levels of IQ.  Some of those traps were ingenious.  One 911 phone call saying ‘Help me.’ All it would have taken for this whole mess to get sorted.  The police come in, take good care of Kevin till the family arrives.  Arrest Harry and Marv.   But, no. Kevin chose the dark path of cruel sadism.  Kevin was a Sith How can anyone both see the Home Alone series, and think gun control will reduce violence? GIVE👏MINORS👏ACCESS👏TO👏GUNS👏 Let me just come back in defense of Kevin. If Kevin was so smart, he must have known that calling the police would cause his family to get in trouble for leaving him alone at the house. Given Kevin’s other actions in the movie, such as pretending that he was shopping for his mom who was in the car, it seems pretty evident that he took pains to keep adults, even responsible ones, from knowing that he was alone in the house. This shows a distrust of the establishment, and it’s possible that Kevin was even aware (as I was at the age of 8) of the general concept of a CPS investigation. By refusing to call the police, Kevin was acting selflessly to keep his family from being split further. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk. A couple of bandits come to rob some poor eight-year-old’s home and you call him a sadist for taking direct action. If some mofos came and invaded the safety of MY domicile you bet your sweet ass I’d concoct the most brutal means of retaliation imaginable to ensure those bastards never set foot in another home ever again. Broke: Kevin was a sadist Woke: Kevin didn’t trust the establishment and didn’t want CPS to investigate his parents Bespoke: Kevin had a God given right to defend his property Here for all Kevin McAllister theories
Being Alone, Ass, and Family: Trevor Moore
 Follow
 @itrevormoore
 Remember. Kevin McCallister could have
 phoned the police at any time. He was a child
 who had accidentally been left alone. One call
 and he would have been safe. But it was
 never about safety. He was hunting those
 men. He wanted them to die. It was fun for
 him. He enjoyed it.
 6:48 PM-25 Dec 2018
 28,136 Retweets 140,632 Likes·
 @O..
dynastylnoire:
that-catholic-shinobi:

celticpyro:


greater-than-the-sword:

klubbhead:


refurbishedchild:


klubbhead:

mysharona1987:

Like, I know he is only eight.
But the movie makes a big deal of saying he an incredibly smart eight year old. MENSA- levels of IQ.  Some of those traps were ingenious. 
One 911 phone call saying ‘Help me.’ All it would have taken for this whole mess to get sorted. 
The police come in, take good care of Kevin till the family arrives.  Arrest Harry and Marv.  
But, no. Kevin chose the dark path of cruel sadism. 


Kevin was a Sith

How can anyone both see the Home Alone series, and think gun control will reduce violence?


GIVE👏MINORS👏ACCESS👏TO👏GUNS👏


Let me just come back in defense of Kevin. If Kevin was so smart, he must have known that calling the police would cause his family to get in trouble for leaving him alone at the house. Given Kevin’s other actions in the movie, such as pretending that he was shopping for his mom who was in the car, it seems pretty evident that he took pains to keep adults, even responsible ones, from knowing that he was alone in the house. This shows a distrust of the establishment, and it’s possible that Kevin was even aware (as I was at the age of 8) of the general concept of a CPS investigation. By refusing to call the police, Kevin was acting selflessly to keep his family from being split further. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.

A couple of bandits come to rob some poor eight-year-old’s home and you call him a sadist for taking direct action. If some mofos came and invaded the safety of MY domicile you bet your sweet ass I’d concoct the most brutal means of retaliation imaginable to ensure those bastards never set foot in another home ever again.


Broke: Kevin was a sadist 
Woke: Kevin didn’t trust the establishment and didn’t want CPS to investigate his parents 
Bespoke: Kevin had a God given right to defend his property 


Here for all Kevin McAllister theories

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Doctor, Fashion, and Party: Canadian Dr.'s reply to companies requiring medical note after sick day... Dater: Ou Dear Employer: An employee of your company visited my office/emergency room for the purpose of obtaining a medical note to satisfy your company s absenteeism policy This request is a non-insured service, not funded by Medical Servic Insurance As a business operator in Nova scotia, I am asking for your support in elping to alleviate an unnecessary pressure on the health-care system.I hoping you wil] consider rvisiting your current absenteeism policy, and remove the requirement for your employees to obtain a medical note for missed time from work This policy creates an unnecessary burden on the health-care system and also exposes seriously 111 patients in my office to viruses that could cause detrimental consequences to their health. In most cases, the best remedy for a patient with an isolated illness (i.e., gastrointestinal virus or common cold) is to stay home, rest and drink fluids. Coming to a doctor's office or an emergency room for a medical note does not complement their recovery If, for whatever reason, your business decides to continue to require a physician to authorize their employees absenteeism, I wil1 require your employee to bring with them a written request from the organization for th medical note. Upon providing the service I will invoice your company 520.00per medical, note. This is a standard practice when providing non- medical necessary services for third-party organizations As Canadians we are lucky to have our health-care system, but the ability to access its services in a timely fashion is a growing problem. Health-care providers, business operators, governments and individuals all have a role to play to ensure its sustainabflity hope your business will consider changing your current absenteeism policy and therefore contribute to reducing the unnecessary burden on our health-care system and improve access for other Nova Scotians. Sincerely srsfunny:Reply From Canadian Doctor
Doctor, Fashion, and Party: Canadian Dr.'s reply to companies requiring medical
 note after sick day...
 Dater: Ou
 Dear Employer:
 An employee of your company visited my office/emergency room for the purpose
 of obtaining a medical note to satisfy your company s absenteeism policy
 This request is a non-insured service, not funded by Medical Servic
 Insurance
 As a business operator in Nova scotia, I am asking for your support in
 elping to alleviate an unnecessary pressure on the health-care system.I
 hoping you wil] consider rvisiting your current absenteeism policy, and
 remove the requirement for your employees to obtain a medical note for missed
 time from work
 This policy creates an unnecessary burden on the health-care system and also
 exposes seriously 111 patients in my office to viruses that could cause
 detrimental consequences to their health. In most cases, the best remedy for
 a patient with an isolated illness (i.e., gastrointestinal virus or common
 cold) is to stay home, rest and drink fluids. Coming to a doctor's office or
 an emergency room for a medical note does not complement their recovery
 If, for whatever reason, your business decides to continue to require a
 physician to authorize their employees absenteeism, I wil1 require your
 employee to bring with them a written request from the organization for th
 medical note. Upon providing the service I will invoice your company
 520.00per medical, note. This is a standard practice when providing non-
 medical necessary services for third-party organizations
 As Canadians we are lucky to have our health-care system, but the ability to
 access its services in a timely fashion is a growing problem. Health-care
 providers, business operators, governments and individuals all have a role to
 play to ensure its sustainabflity hope your business will consider
 changing your current absenteeism policy and therefore contribute to reducing
 the unnecessary burden on our health-care system and improve access for other
 Nova Scotians.
 Sincerely
srsfunny:Reply From Canadian Doctor

srsfunny:Reply From Canadian Doctor

Click, Complex, and Crime: When I became your Prime Minister the United Kingdom had just voted to leave the European Union. From my first day in the job, I knew I had a clear mission before me -a duty to fulil on your behalf: to honour the result of the referendum and secure a brighter future for our country by negotiating a good Brexit deal with the EU. Throughout the long and complex negotiations that have taken place over the last year and a half, I have never lost sight of that duty Today, I am in Brussels with the firm intention of agreeing a Brexit deal with the leaders of the other 27 EU nations. It will be a deal that is in our national interest one that works for our whole country and all of our people, whether you voted Leave' or 'Remain. It will honour the result of the referendum. We wl take back control of our borders, by putting an end to the free movement of people once and for all. Instead of an immigration system based on where a person comes from, we will build one based on the skills and talents a person has to offer. We will take back control of our money, by putting an end to vast annual payments to the EU. Instead, we will be able to spend British taxpayer's money on our own priorities, like the extra £394 million per week that we are investing in our long-term plan for the NHS And we will take back control of our laws, by ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK. In future, our laws will be made, interpreted and enforced by our own courts and legislatures We will be out of EU programmes that do not work in our interests: out of the Common Agricultural Policy, that has failed our farmers, and out of the Common Fisheries Policy, that has failed our coastal communities. Instead, we will be able to design a system of agricultural support that works for us and we will be an independent coastal state once again, with full control over our waters. The deal also protects the things we value. EU citizens who have built their lives in the United Kingdom will have their rights protected, as will UK citizens living elsewhere in the EU. A free trade area will allow goods to flow easily across our borders, protecting the many skilled jobs right across the country that rely on integrated supply-chains. Because our European friends will always be our allies in the fight against terrorism and organised crime, the deal wl ensure that security co-operation will continue, so we can keep our people safe. "I will be campaigning with my heart and soul to win that vote and to deliver this Brexit deal, for the good of our United Kingdom and all of our people." Theresa May has written an open letter to the British public to appeal for their support for the Brexit deal. She said her plan promises a "brighter future" for the UK and leaving the EU will be "a moment of renewal and reconciliation for our whole country". EU leaders are in Brussels for a special summit to decide whether to endorse the deal. Many UK MPs - including Conservatives - say they will vote against it. Click the link in our bio to follow all the latest as it happens. Brexit politics unitedkingdom EU bbcnews
Click, Complex, and Crime: When I became your Prime Minister the United Kingdom had just voted to leave
 the European Union. From my first day in the job, I knew I had a clear mission
 before me -a duty to fulil on your behalf: to honour the result of the referendum
 and secure a brighter future for our country by negotiating a good Brexit deal with
 the EU. Throughout the long and complex negotiations that have taken place over
 the last year and a half, I have never lost sight of that duty
 Today, I am in Brussels with the firm intention of agreeing a Brexit deal with the
 leaders of the other 27 EU nations. It will be a deal that is in our national interest
 one that works for our whole country and all of our people, whether you voted
 Leave' or 'Remain.
 It will honour the result of the referendum. We wl take back control of our
 borders, by putting an end to the free movement of people once and for all. Instead
 of an immigration system based on where a person comes from, we will build one
 based on the skills and talents a person has to offer. We will take back control of
 our money, by putting an end to vast annual payments to the EU. Instead, we will
 be able to spend British taxpayer's money on our own priorities, like the extra
 £394 million per week that we are investing in our long-term plan for the NHS
 And we will take back control of our laws, by ending the jurisdiction of the
 European Court of Justice in the UK. In future, our laws will be made, interpreted
 and enforced by our own courts and legislatures
 We will be out of EU programmes that do not work in our interests: out of the
 Common Agricultural Policy, that has failed our farmers, and out of the Common
 Fisheries Policy, that has failed our coastal communities. Instead, we will be able
 to design a system of agricultural support that works for us and we will be an
 independent coastal state once again, with full control over our waters.
 The deal also protects the things we value. EU citizens who have built their lives in
 the United Kingdom will have their rights protected, as will UK citizens living
 elsewhere in the EU. A free trade area will allow goods to flow easily across our
 borders, protecting the many skilled jobs right across the country that rely on
 integrated supply-chains. Because our European friends will always be our allies in
 the fight against terrorism and organised crime, the deal wl ensure that security
 co-operation will continue, so we can keep our people safe.
"I will be campaigning with my heart and soul to win that vote and to deliver this Brexit deal, for the good of our United Kingdom and all of our people." Theresa May has written an open letter to the British public to appeal for their support for the Brexit deal. She said her plan promises a "brighter future" for the UK and leaving the EU will be "a moment of renewal and reconciliation for our whole country". EU leaders are in Brussels for a special summit to decide whether to endorse the deal. Many UK MPs - including Conservatives - say they will vote against it. Click the link in our bio to follow all the latest as it happens. Brexit politics unitedkingdom EU bbcnews

"I will be campaigning with my heart and soul to win that vote and to deliver this Brexit deal, for the good of our United Kingdom and all o...

Tumblr, Blog, and Ensure: pleasedontsqueezetheshhh:To ensure a separation of powers, the U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial.
Tumblr, Blog, and Ensure: pleasedontsqueezetheshhh:To ensure a separation of powers, the U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial.

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Fire, Lazy, and McDonalds: thesylverlining infernalpume darkfrog2 schizoauthoress Today 1 learned that Van Halen have that rider in their contract about "a bowl of M&Ms with all the brown ones removed" inn order to know at a glance if the promoter read the entire contract. And the reason they do THAT is because they once had a stage collapse because a promoter hadn't read the proper way to set up all the specific technical stuff. So if the band goes in the dressing room or catering and sees brown M&Ms, they know they have to double-check the stage setup for safety 1 heard about this on Freakonomics Radio. Turns out the bit about no brown M&Ms is HUGE, in BIG font, bold, underlined and quotated like they're on the Group W Bench. The band was all, "We have fifty-pound lights hanging over owr heads and fire being shot out of cannons. We had to know whether they read our safety regs so we didn't flamebroil any roadies." interesting how this has become a meme in the music industry about divas. i've always heard jokes that amount to "this stuck up celebrity hates the green gummy bears!! they're refusing to perform just for that??" and its reading stuff like this that i realise how that joke might have come about. people get grumpy that the band refuses to play but cant admit its because THEYRE incompetent, so they make it all about the M&Ms. another example of artists using a creative method to ensure they have a perfectly reasonable request fulfilled that is then bastardised by lazy people who wanna make money off them. this is like the music industry version of hearing the truth behind the McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit Van Halen and the brown MMs
Fire, Lazy, and McDonalds: thesylverlining
 infernalpume
 darkfrog2
 schizoauthoress
 Today 1 learned that Van Halen have that rider in their contract
 about "a bowl of M&Ms with all the brown ones removed" inn
 order to know at a glance if the promoter read the entire
 contract. And the reason they do THAT is because they once
 had a stage collapse because a promoter hadn't read the proper
 way to set up all the specific technical stuff.
 So if the band goes in the dressing room or catering and sees
 brown M&Ms, they know they have to double-check the stage
 setup for safety
 1 heard about this on Freakonomics Radio. Turns out the bit
 about no brown M&Ms is HUGE, in BIG font, bold, underlined
 and quotated like they're on the Group W Bench.
 The band was all, "We have fifty-pound lights hanging over owr
 heads and fire being shot out of cannons. We had to know
 whether they read our safety regs so we didn't flamebroil any
 roadies."
 interesting how this has become a meme in the music industry about
 divas. i've always heard jokes that amount to "this stuck up celebrity
 hates the green gummy bears!! they're refusing to perform just for
 that??" and its reading stuff like this that i realise how that joke
 might have come about. people get grumpy that the band refuses to
 play but cant admit its because THEYRE incompetent, so they make
 it all about the M&Ms. another example of artists using a creative
 method to ensure they have a perfectly reasonable request fulfilled
 that is then bastardised by lazy people who wanna make money off
 them.
 this is like the music industry version of hearing the truth behind the
 McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit
Van Halen and the brown MMs

Van Halen and the brown MMs