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Expensive! [Aug. 21st, 2006|03:04 pm]
randomposting
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=WofFb_eOxxA

*shrug* I thought it was interesting. I wish my cats could do that.

And your factoid!

If the price of grocery items grew at the same rate that medical care and prescription drugs has risen since the 1930's a dozen eggs would cast $46 today, and a single roll of toilet tissue would be $14.

The more you know. ;)
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2006-08-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
i would just buy my own chicken at that rate
dang
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:45 pm (UTC)
lol, for real.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:46 pm (UTC)
lol. Yes. yes, pills.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2006-08-21 08:13 pm (UTC)

So sad.

That is a crime.

It drives me nuts that I kiss almost $300.00 goodbye every month just for my family's healthcare.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-08-21 11:41 pm (UTC)

Re: So sad.

That sucks. I pay almost $200.00 a month just for myself. They cut our hours at work and raised our premiums. Between that and the price of gas I almost need to get a second job. God help me when the heat bills start up again.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:50 pm (UTC)

Re: So sad.

I know!!! It's bad bad bad bad bad stuff, folks. :.(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:46 pm (UTC)

Re: So sad.

Yeah, it really sucks. :(
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2006-08-21 08:23 pm (UTC)
Robbery.

I want to know your sources...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:48 pm (UTC)
That one I got off of a pharmaceutical benefit company page.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-08-21 08:23 pm (UTC)

I would not want their water bill

We get *reamed* on health care. I'm all for a universal coverage/single-payer system like every other industrialized democracy in the world provides its citizens. As it is, we pay more per capita on health care than any other country on earth, often with worse outcomes, usually because an insurance provider doesn't want to pay for preventative care.

But then whenever I say that I get called a commie...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:47 pm (UTC)

Re: I would not want their water bill

If that makes you a commie, sign me up, and I'll start wearing red. I'm on the same page with you 100%!
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2006-08-21 08:31 pm (UTC)
Well...to be fair, though...there's beem mo real progress on the egg. It hasn't changed much; it's still an egg. No one's doing massive, expensive research and testing on it, no one's designing equpiment to aid it, no one's going through years of backbeaking training to learn how to use it..

So, yeah, I agree with just about everyone else, we pay way too much for healthcare - mediins in particular - but the comparison isn't quite the same.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:49 pm (UTC)
True, but why is aspirin going up so much in price too, you know? Like $7 for a bottle of aspirin, of which they don't do any more studies at all... I mean, that's just thievery.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-08-21 08:51 pm (UTC)
sweet jesus! thats an expensive omelette
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-21 11:50 pm (UTC)
LOL. Yes.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2006-08-22 01:35 am (UTC)
Awww! I love the flushing kitty. I wonder if the owners shut the door when they're out? That can get expensive if they're on city/county water. Phew!

I'm so glad TP and eggs haven't exploded in price like medical care! In 2001, 4 units of whole blood cost around $1500...Yep. That was insane! I think we'd all be down to using leaves and raising chickens again if they cost so much. (Chickens are evil! Evil!)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-25 12:57 am (UTC)
Seriously! SOOOO much money!!!!
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2006-08-22 04:07 am (UTC)
::giggles:: That looks so much like my cat . . . and she loves the toilet flushing, too. She has not yet tried pulling the handle, however!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-25 01:00 am (UTC)
Aww! Then your kitty is very cute!!!
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-08-22 02:19 pm (UTC)

Holy Mary.....

Damn, no wonder my mom hates to shop, lol.

Kitties! :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-25 01:11 am (UTC)

Re: Holy Mary.....

:)
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From: skittish_derby
2006-08-22 07:48 pm (UTC)
if communism didn't control our religion i would sign up! speaking of religion, this country pretty much as strict about religion if not socially, then governmentally as a communist country... did anyone see the episode of 30 days where the agnostic lived in the christian household? wow.. that was random.

hmm.. and yes, i wouldn't want their water bill either
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-08-25 01:24 am (UTC)
And no I haven't seen the episode but I'm very interested.
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