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flamingemt2011 last won the day on June 6 2011

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  1. Not only can it differ by state if can differ by county/city and employer. Your best bet would be to contact each state's governing body, it is only 50 calls
  2. Content deleted by Dwayne. It was simply a rant about being unfairly censored by the 'thought police' and made no attempt to participate in the thread. Consider yourself policed. For the record, I have no idea who deleted Flaming's previous posts.
  3. Really, 20 million unemployed, but all we have to do is say "I am Bill Gates", I am Bill Gates", I am Bill Gates", and all will be just fine. Sorry doc, maybe in your circle of friends that is true, but not in the real world. Simple statistics should tell you that if only 1%of america has this much wealth, I do not think we can blame the other 99% for not reaching the goal. And for many of these super wealthy, it was given to them by their parents.
  4. Really doc, we could all choose to be Bill Gates. If that is so, why isnt everyone a multibillionaire, if it is so easy, we all would have done it. As far as government spending, you are assuming we would continue at present levels. I would not. How much money is wasted on corporate wellfare and tax breaks for the rich. Those figures are what is quoted by their accountants after they do all their funny math to it. Reminds me of an old joke, 3 accountants are applying for a job, and are asked one single interview question: "What is 2+2 ? The two that answered "4" were not hired, th
  5. The authors text: 1) Let's get education on track. Paramedic should be an associate's degree. EMTs and Advanced EMTs should require more anatomy and physiology. Educators should know more than the book, and be trained to teach, in order to push students to a higher standard. Not everyone can be successful in EMS, and that's okay. 2) Push for a living wage. That would include a working environment that doesn't require 60-80 hours a week in order to make ends meet. EMS providers have families, take vacations, save for retirement. Don't all of us deserve that? 3) Be more than what we are.
  6. Nice try doc, but let me school you a little on economics. First of all, I never said we would pay off everything in one year, I imagine it will take many more years to dig out of this economic mess that republicans created, and yes net wealth is the same as income, it is just a different way of looking at it. Most of these billionaires do not draw a true pay check, if they do it is a modest amount. Rather, they are paid in stock options and bonuses, that are taxed differently. Then the "invest" in houses, boats, cars, jewelry, investments. There is where the comment about Buffett paying
  7. Spoken like true republicans living off the government but in denial that you do. I do not know where you work, but if you are in EMS, you are totally funded from the government tit. You are either funded by a municipal government body through taxes, or you work for a private/hospital service that is funded through Medicare/Medicaid. Either way, the government pays your salary and benefits. Do either of you have any idea how much health insurance costs, I do not mean your portion, I mean the whole bill for you and your employer combined ? It's between $600-1000/month, for a bare-bones p
  8. If I were king your first million would be tax free, everything over a million taxed at 100%, that is fair, no one needs more than that too live in the us.
  9. Yes, I eat out at restaurants, but I always ask my waitress to palm my plate, and not touch the top. And to your other question, I do not have sex with strangers. I am not a germophobe like Monk, but you have to know that the human hand is the nastiest thing on this planet.
  10. Other than a handshake, no, and then I whip out my sanitizer and fix the germs.
  11. 1. He got rid of that horrible redneck military policy of "Don't ask, Don't tell". We can now serve in the military with pride. 2. By passing healthcare for all, he really helped the gay community, as many of us are employed in industries that do not provide health care: Florist, Designers, Writers, Actors, Musicians, Chefs, etc........... 3. And he finally stood up to the evil rich and said that you need to pay your fair share of taxes. In his next term he will be able to balance the haves and have-nots.
  12. The only logical choice is to reelect Obama, republicans will drive us back into that trickle-down economic theory that got us into this mess. It is amazing that so many white people are republicans, when it is the democrats that are for the working man. I understand why rich white people are republicans, but I will never understand why the middle class choose to be republican. I can not wait for my Obama Healthcare Card.
  13. smash, revenge, american horror story, being human, fairly legal,shameless, teenwolf (MTV). They all have LBGT characters.I do not understand america's fascination with Beck, Rush, or Shawn. All they do is whine and complain all day, I would rather turn on the mexican channel and listen to marriuchi bands
  14. Actually I do not use public restrooms or wash my hands in them. I carry hand sanitizer. And if i did use a public restroom, I would not wash my hands. If you use a public restroom, you have only touched your penis if you do not wash hands. When you wash your hands in a public restroom, you have touched everyone's penis (or worse). Every shift, I wipe down everything that could have been touched by other employees including the clipboard and radios.
  15. In the age of C-Diff and MRSA you guys are still letting your bare skin touch a patient ???? I just looked up thermometers in our supply catalogue, you can buy digital thermometers for less than $5.00, you can by a box of 100 tempadots for $10.00. Sometimes you have to band together and demand that your cheap bosses provide you with the tools to do your job.
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