Tuesday, April 22, 2014

taylorthepotatoo:

caffeinatedqueer:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

This is JUST the ambulance. With insurance.

I take free healthcare for granted, good God.

Monday, April 21, 2014
safepiercing:

APP member Luis Garcia, showing off his stunning new septum jewelry. 

Hahahahaha.  What happens when piercers get bored

safepiercing:

APP member Luis Garcia, showing off his stunning new septum jewelry. 

Hahahahaha. What happens when piercers get bored

luzfosca:

Nat Farbman

California, USA, 1954.

From Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Courtesy of maimanohaz.blog.hu

Milk partay!

Fresh septum piercing with an @anatometalinc steel captive bead ring #piercing #bodypiercing #philly #philadelphia #southstreet #AssociationofProfessionalPiercers #appmember #safepiercing #NoKaOiBodyPiercing #instagood #instacool #jewelry #bodyjewelry #picoftheday #mybodymod #bodymodlife #legitpiercingslook #legitbodyjewelry #septum #anatometal  (at No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo)

Fresh septum piercing with an @anatometalinc steel captive bead ring #piercing #bodypiercing #philly #philadelphia #southstreet #AssociationofProfessionalPiercers #appmember #safepiercing #NoKaOiBodyPiercing #instagood #instacool #jewelry #bodyjewelry #picoftheday #mybodymod #bodymodlife #legitpiercingslook #legitbodyjewelry #septum #anatometal (at No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo)

kittiezandtittiez:

This is why I told NASA that I didn’t want to be an astronaut.

Awesome

kittiezandtittiez:

This is why I told NASA that I didn’t want to be an astronaut.

Awesome

sadsappysuckr asked: How exactly does the needle go through for high nostrils? Like, do you pierce at an angle and receive it through the opening of the nostril? Or do you bend the needle?

I use clamps and pierce outside in, then guide the needle out carefully

Anonymous asked: Did the guy with the giant cheek piercing stretch it or was it cut out that way?

They were done at a very large size

Anonymous asked: What's your favorite piece of septum jewelry that you've seen?

I don’t really have a fav.

drillholesintomyeyelids asked: This may seem like a snarky question, but I'm actually curious. How do you think Mr. Bodymoded Punky eats food? Maybe he wears solid plugs in his cheeks to eat, or.... what? It seems like food would just dribble out the sides of his mouth.

Yes, he more than likely wears solid jewelry most of the time. I’m hoping he just took those photos for giggles and freak outs. I really wish he hadn’t though. With how social media works these days, that photoset is a headache for us to deal with.

Anonymous asked: I recently got my nape pierced and was wondering if you could let me know a little about the healing process? Thank you!

Did the piercer who did it bot go over this with you? Before I go over healing process, I’d need to know what jewelry style you were pierced with.

Healed conch to conch industrial with hand bend steel barbell, and healed pre-lobe piercings (love those guys) with steel seam rings, jewelry from @anatometalinc #piercing #bodypiercing #philly #philadelphia #southstreet #AssociationofProfessionalPiercers #appmember #safepiercing #NoKaOiBodyPiercing #instagood #instacool #jewelry #bodyjewelry #picoftheday #mybodymod #bodymodlife #legitpiercingslook #legitbodyjewelry #prelobe #industrialpiercing #anatometal  (at No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo)

Healed conch to conch industrial with hand bend steel barbell, and healed pre-lobe piercings (love those guys) with steel seam rings, jewelry from @anatometalinc #piercing #bodypiercing #philly #philadelphia #southstreet #AssociationofProfessionalPiercers #appmember #safepiercing #NoKaOiBodyPiercing #instagood #instacool #jewelry #bodyjewelry #picoftheday #mybodymod #bodymodlife #legitpiercingslook #legitbodyjewelry #prelobe #industrialpiercing #anatometal (at No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo)

Anonymous asked: Hi, I just got my septum pierced, but I don't seem to be able to flip the jewelry up (It's a curved barbell). I've read some reviews of people's experiences about how their septums weren't pierced in the right spot, so I was wondering if I should be worried about that. But I went to a place that seemed pretty nice; they had an autoclave, used internally threaded jewelry, seemed knowledgeable + confident, etc.

safepiercing:

Curved barbells/Circular barbells aren’t made to be flipped up. 

People see the gap between the balls on a circular barbell and figure they can be worn flipped up. 

While some people are able to because of the piercing location and shape of their septum, it typically doesn’t work. Or at least, they’ll constantly fall down once pushed up. 

If you need to hide the piercing, I would suggest a septum retainer. Here’s a couple of example pictures from Anatometal & Industrial Strength:

 

I doubt the issue is due to placement, but that is a possibility. 

Cody Vaughn - APP Outreach Committee

I’m going to disagree with this. A circular barbell can be flipped up and work as a retainer, as long as the gap has been adjusted. It’s perplexing to me that I keep seeing piercers say that you can’t flip a circular up, when many piercers have been doing this successfully for almost 2 decades.

Adjust the gap (which can be done by hand) properly, and it’ll flip up, and stay up just fine.