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Old 01-30-2012, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Well isn't that handy.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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And while I'm at it, Ray, has your poor wife cracked you over your fat head with her frying pan lately?
No. As we get older we get along quite nicely. Maybe she trained me well?
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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My daughter had to be medevaced to Seattle for urgent care. Our bill for that service was over $108,000.00. Thank God for insurance. Another "hidden cost" of living here.
Yes. It was real good for you to have that kind of insurance.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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Yes. It was real good for you to have that kind of insurance.
I cannot help but wonder what happens to those who do not have it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I cannot help but wonder what happens to those who do not have it.
Good question. In my view it's a good idea to buy that insurance even if one never uses it. Well, if one has a lot of money then it makes no difference. But for the average family $100K or more just for emergency transportation can be a huge economic hardship.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Anchorage, AK
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Good question. In my view it's a good idea to buy that insurance even if one never uses it. Well, if one has a lot of money then it makes no difference. But for the average family $100K or more just for emergency transportation can be a huge economic hardship.
A hardship? For the average family $100,000 for transportation alone would be prohibitive. Yes, it's a very good idea to buy the insurance, if you can afford it. Sadly, many cannot, unless they get it through their employer. What about the rest? There are people who work full time and have NO health benefits, nor can they afford them on their own.

Oh, hell...this is a whole other discussion, so I am going to shut up now. Temporarily.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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And while I'm at it, Ray, has your poor wife cracked you over your fat head with her frying pan lately?

Oh, so now your trying to "up" the sales on bent frying pan replacements!

Marking brilliance at its best!
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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the problem with people being homeless is they didnt plan ahead they didnt think but most of all they lived above there means

If one buys what they need and do without the candy bars the moviethe out for a sunday drive oh i have a good job lets buy this 500,000.00 dollar home when we can onlly afford a 100,000.00 dollar home then oh damn i lost my job and now i cannt pay for everything

Now they are homelessand they want everyone to feel sorry for them no you need to live inside the means of your income and then lower that means to save money that meab cutting all the so called extras out that you dont need to survive on

people are homeless because they did foolish things with there money yes its not the economy its the person if it was the economy then we all would be homeless
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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]the problem with people being homeless is they didnt plan ahead they didnt think but most of all they lived above there means

If one buys what they need and do without the candy bars the moviethe out for a sunday drive oh i have a good job lets buy this 500,000.00 dollar home when we can onlly afford a 100,000.00 dollar home then oh damn i lost my job and now i cannt pay for everything

Now they are homelessand they want everyone to feel sorry for them no you need to live inside the means of your income and then lower that means to save money that meab cutting all the so called extras out that you dont need to survive on

people are homeless because they did foolish things with there money yes its not the economy its the person if it was the economy then we all would be homeless[/quote]
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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the problem with people being homeless is they didnt plan ahead they didnt think but most of all they lived above there means

If one buys what they need and do without the candy bars the moviethe out for a sunday drive oh i have a good job lets buy this 500,000.00 dollar home when we can onlly afford a 100,000.00 dollar home then oh damn i lost my job and now i cannt pay for everything

Now they are homelessand they want everyone to feel sorry for them no you need to live inside the means of your income and then lower that means to save money that meab cutting all the so called extras out that you dont need to survive on

people are homeless because they did foolish things with there money yes its not the economy its the person if it was the economy then we all would be homeless

You are living in fantasy land!
I've been homeless 8 times and in each case it was because of people STEALING EVERYTHING WE OWNED!!


I know a lot of homeless people and not one of them is homeless because they spent too much money or bought a 500,000 home.

It has absolutely nothing to do with living above their means!! Go to the shelter and talk to people and find out why; and throw that soap box away you are perched on James1313
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