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    Poll: Ok, you guys have convinced me on the absolute...

    Ok, you guys have convinced me on the absolute need for someone to watch over you in a hospital setting. The stories are pretty scary. I have more examples on my own....again why it prompted me to...
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    Poll: Pls believe me.....the people with whom I was...

    Pls believe me.....the people with whom I was having this discussion (that prompted asking on COTH) are in the medical system....one is an RN, another a hospital billing administrator.

    Both were...
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    Poll: This is exactly why I'm asking. I hear about all...

    This is exactly why I'm asking. I hear about all this s***t on a regular basis and was wondering how to counterbalance the problems patients may face.

    When I asked about a paid advocate, the...
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    Poll: Well...I think there are enough posts to describe...

    Well...I think there are enough posts to describe generally what I meant. Someone to be there to speak up for you. With or without medical knowledge...though having an advocate that knows medicine...
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    Poll: It is interesting to hear how daughters, wives,...

    It is interesting to hear how daughters, wives, granddaughters step up to advocate for their in-patient relatives.....so the need is there.....seems enough cases have been described.

    What if you...
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    Poll: So what do you do if you are elderly, in the...

    So what do you do if you are elderly, in the hospital, childless, no close relatives and have no one to "oversee" your care?

    Help me understand why a temporary MPOA could not be given to an...
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    Poll: In-Hospital Patient Advocatge-Would You Pay?

    The concierge doc thread and a recent discussion about medical errors (while admitted to a hospital) got me to wondering if people would pay out of pocket for an RN to "watch over" their care in the...
  8. Best to do this before they hit puberty. Studies...

    Best to do this before they hit puberty. Studies have shown that one learns a language without an accent if learned before puberty. Not to say that with work someone can ditch the accent, but...
  9. Maybe some lawyers could educate me how these...

    Maybe some lawyers could educate me how these people couldn't be restrained thru some sort of "business interference" statute.

    I understand the concept of "free speech"....and how these people...
  10. Offer to host a high school exchange student,...

    Offer to host a high school exchange student, then ask if the sending family would reciprocate....or send your kid off to Spain or any other Spanish speaking nation to a boarding school. In a year...
  11. Too bad the NY Daily News didn't highlight front...

    Too bad the NY Daily News didn't highlight front and center the potential real estate power grab. Horses in the city can be debated. Real estate hustle most people understand.
  12. "Barn Drama" makes Apr. 14 Wall Street Journal

    Anyone read the article?
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    Bones take 8 weeks to fully heal. It might take...

    Bones take 8 weeks to fully heal. It might take 6-9 months or a year for knee to have full range of motion and return to pre-break. I suggest books and videos.
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    A Boy and His Dog

    A Boy and His Dog
  15. Most any movie made in the 1930's-40's. ...

    Most any movie made in the 1930's-40's. Interesting to watch in the context of pre-War or during the War. The Thin Man series is great...specifically Asta the dog.

    Anything with Cary Grant,...
  16. Someone who tightens the noseband.

    Someone who tightens the noseband.
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    Spirig is great. Have met Michael Spirig who did...

    Spirig is great. Have met Michael Spirig who did an adjustment on a saddle.

    The US rep is Shari Koller. Bought 2 saddles from her. She can be reached at:
    609-234-7293 or...
  18. Make sure you can afford the real estate...

    Make sure you can afford the real estate taxes.....

    THAT's huge in some areas and it can make or break a deal. You can afford the asking price, but the on-going drain every year for taxes that...
  19. Try your State's Attorney General's office. I...

    Try your State's Attorney General's office. I know in a couple of states they have consumer advocates for fraudulent practices. This sounds like fraud, though most likely ineptness.
  20. I prefer FSBO. I detest realtors....right up...

    I prefer FSBO. I detest realtors....right up there with car salesmen.

    In a FSBO you get to meet the owners. This way you get to "vet" the owners....are these people who love their house, proud...
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    Horses are a metaphor for life. And, you say,...

    Horses are a metaphor for life.

    And, you say, what does this have to do with car/truck shopping?

    Everything!

    Would you let a horse walk all over you? NO! So just treat the salesman as a...
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    Thank you! Someone who "gets it." For a...

    Thank you! Someone who "gets it."

    For a bunch of liberated and enlightened 21st century women, some of the comments sure sounded a mite Victorian.
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    As I said earlier, you guys are rediscovering...

    As I said earlier, you guys are rediscovering that the earth is round....and justifying your exploratory missions.

    Explore away.....We can talk in about 30 years.
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    Never said Marriage = Paid Sex.....I said...

    Never said Marriage = Paid Sex.....I said commitment.

    Without commitment, it is a simple financial transaction.

    What I said earlier, there is hypocrisy, pretense and the presumption of moral...
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    Dearie....once you get a few years on you, you...

    Dearie....once you get a few years on you, you will understand. Talk to a few 80-90 year old women about what they did when they were young.

    There is nothing new here.

    You guys are...
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