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    [–] [#29|+5687|374] 2017 is coming to an end and it has been 1250 days now since Flint,MI has had clean water [/r/pics] magnora7 0 points ago in undelete

    So what? It's important. Important things deserve to be talked about more. Our government is failing to provide us with basic infrastructure, that justifies a few reposts, in my mind

    [–] [#29|+5687|374] 2017 is coming to an end and it has been 1250 days now since Flint,MI has had clean water [/r/pics] magnora7 -1 points ago in undelete

    It's so sad that, in 2017, our society can't band together to make basic things like clean water happen.

    Then why are you justifying the removal of the OP article in a previous comment? Because the goal of the article is to bring about that exact type of change, and keeping this type of conversation relevant. The situation is NOT being taken care of.

    [–] My new desk's parts came separated by steps instead of by item. magnora7 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    I believe so, yes. But the utilities were cheap so it didn't add much. And you could pay it all to the cashier in the family mart / 7-11 downstairs in the building. Who would give you a receipt that was a lottery ticket, as all receipts in taiwan are. It's a program they instituted to cut down on tax fraud because it incentives customers to ask for their receipts, which forces the vendors to pay taxes.

    This place I worked was also committing tax fraud it turns out, they were underreporting my income to the government so they paid less taxes on it, yet were charging me the full amount, and were pocketing the difference. Lol it wasn't a huge deal, but it was interesting to me. Anyway.

    Taiwan is a pretty interesting place, but it's got downsides just like any other place. Some of the nicest people I've ever met though, in general. They really love Americans there, and all schools teach American English, not British English

    [–] My new desk's parts came separated by steps instead of by item. magnora7 3 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    Outskirts of the outskirts of taipei, it was a 1 bedroom. But I had a washer/dryer and it was furnished, and I had an underground garage parking spot for my bike. And that included the $100/mo security fee for security guards at the entrances, despite the fact it's safer than Japan.

    [–] hmmm magnora7 1 points ago in hmmm

    French kissing is for armless losers

    [–] My new desk's parts came separated by steps instead of by item. magnora7 5 points ago * (lasted edited 19 hours ago) in mildlyinteresting

    Sure. They allow you something like 30 doctor visits a year for free, then after that you have to pay. And the pharmacy was in the same place as the waiting room, so the second I was done they printed my pill packet strip out of a machine, and said I owe 80NTD (about $2.50) for the pills.

    I also got a waiting number before the visit, waited maybe 30 mins, very clean and professional clinic, doctor spoke perfect English, as did every doctor I visited in Taiwan. She asked me questions about my condition (I had a bad cold) and then she gave me an application of minty throat-numbing spray for free, before handing my pharmacy ticket to the pharmacists located 15 feet away, who printed off my packets in about 3 minutes.

    It was one of the least expensive, and yet most professional and streamlined, visits I've had with a doctor's office.

    Another time I got an ear infection on a trip while in England. The doctors visit was free because of the NHS, and took about 15 minutes total, I don't even remember waiting at all. The pharmacy was downstairs in the same building, they gave me the ear medicine and my aunt paid like $8 for it. It was just so... easy. As was Taiwan, even without speaking a lick of Chinese.

    I looked up every pill in that packet strip on the internet out of curiosity, and I only took about 1/4 of them that treated the symptoms that were actually bothering me, but they had all sorts of ailment cures included in these packets.

    These two experiences showed me how bad the US system is. It's so expensive and slow. I once got a bad stomach ulcer and waited 12 hours in a US emergency room, and the doctor gave me pepto bismol as treatment and I had to pay hundreds for the experience... By contrast the free health clinic in Taiwan was 1/4 a mile from my brand new apartment with marble floors that cost $400/mo. Life was just so easy when I lived there, for so many reasons.

    [–] Where do you work out? magnora7 30 points ago in bonehurtingjuice

    This meme can now be retired, it cannot be used better than this

    [–] My new desk's parts came separated by steps instead of by item. magnora7 5 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    This is how they give you pills in taiwan, after you go to the doctor. Each packet is 1/3 of a day, usually. It's genius, and also cheap as hell (like $2.50 for this giant packet string of various pills) because they have an awesome nationalized healthcare service.

    [–] Ken M on free sausage magnora7 19 points ago in KenM

    That is the perfect way to describe Ken M.

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 4 points ago in news

    They have money power. We have people power. The only problem is the hundreds of millions of people are not unified against those actually causing the problems, they are tricked by the media and political system in to fighting each other, and created a society where money runs the conversation.

    [–] Tolerance is not a Christian virtue magnora7 2 points ago in Catholicism

    But he hung out with them, and tolerated them. If he had no tolerance, he wouldn't have spoken to those people in the first place.

    [–] That's Offensive! magnora7 0 points ago in PoliticalHumor

    How come every "joke" on this sub these days is a ridiculous strawman that applies to maybe 5% of the population at most.

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 1 points ago in news

    Surprised the mods haven't locked this thread yet, since it makes the police look bad

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 3 points ago in news

    Prison lobbying is one of the largest lobbying groups in the US, and we wind up with things like mandatory minimums to ensure they get as many prisoners as possible, because they get paid by the number of prisoners they have.

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 2 points ago in news

    Meanwhile the CIA is growing enough poppy in afghanistan to fuel a heroin epidemic in the US, and no one bats an eye. What justice

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 3 points ago in news

    AKA rich people bought politics, justice, and everything else. And we let them.

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 3 points ago in news

    Because it's not the answer he wanted to hear, and god forbid the actual answer be a thing that might make a person emotionally uncomfortable

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 2 points ago in news

    "The truth is uncomfortable, so let's just ignore it" is way too prevalent a viewpoint these days. I'm getting pretty sick of people lying to themselves and others just to preserve their fragile emotions

    [–] 77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana magnora7 1 points ago in news

    Conspiracies can be true, also. People conspire to give themselves more power all the time

    [–] ONLY THE LEFT Can Live in an Echo-Chamber magnora7 0 points ago in DarkEnlightenment

    See you assume neutrality is associated with cowardice, and then you project that assumption on to me.

    [–] Tolerance is not a Christian virtue magnora7 -2 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in Catholicism

    Remember when Jesus used to hang out with prostitutes and tax collectors?

    [–] hmmm magnora7 29 points ago in hmmm

    I was thinking /r/fakealbumcovers