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Posted: 17 April 2012 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Taking it to the streets!!! LINK

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Posted: 17 April 2012 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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“I fix their teeth and they are happy.”

The ones that don’t die of infection!

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Posted: 17 April 2012 08:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A friend of mine who is a dentist travels around the world to take pictures of local dentistry. I have seen a lot worse than this video. My favourite picture was one from some village in Russia of a dentist using a small bust of Lenin instead of a “dentist hammer” (I don’t remember the proper name of that tool now). Most of the photos were very sad indeed.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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George - 17 April 2012 08:33 AM

A friend of mine who is a dentist travels around the world to take pictures of local dentistry. I have seen a lot worse than this video. My favourite picture was one from some village in Russia of a dentist using a small bust of Lenin instead of a “dentist hammer” (I don’t remember the proper name of that tool now). Most of the photos were very sad indeed.

You have to be extremely desperate or stupid to submit to such treatment. This was a shocker for me. Hadn’t seen anything like it before.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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They probably are stupid but that’s irrelevant. (No, India is not a threat to us.) What they are is indeed being desperate. Have you seen “Cast Away”? Remember Tom Hanks getting his sore tooth out with the ice skate blade? Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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This is off topic here, but I suspect that it is India’s caste system that is responsible for some parts resembling cities in the West where people are educated and smart (with low fertility), and the the rest being stuck in the middle ages.

You know what I think will happen one day? The same think that happened in Russia in October of 1917, but this time it will happen all over the globe and it’ll be bloodier. Actually, judging by the current events in the Middle East, it has probably already started.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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So who would be the Bolsheviks?

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I dunno, groups like Hezbollah I guess.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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George - 17 April 2012 12:41 PM

I dunno, groups like Hezbollah I guess.

And groups like the Tea Party in the U.S.??  red face

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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No, the Occupy.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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George - 17 April 2012 12:45 PM

No, the Occupy.

That does make more sense. And I would prefer them over the TP. We will see.

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Posted: 18 April 2012 05:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Problem is the Tea Party members have the guns. The Occupy movement is made of pacifists. The revolution will start when things get so bad the two groups unite against a common enemy, and that won’t happen until the Tea Partiers wake up and realize they are working against their own best interest.

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Posted: 18 April 2012 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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DarronS - 18 April 2012 05:35 AM

Problem is the Tea Party members have the guns. The Occupy movement is made of pacifists. The revolution will start when things get so bad the two groups unite against a common enemy, and that won’t happen until the Tea Partiers wake up and realize they are working against their own best interest.

Meh, I don’t see the Tea Partiers ever waking up to that. Not with Fox News alive and kicking.

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Posted: 24 April 2012 02:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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The poor have many struggles, this is one of them, where to find good dentistry.  I hope they can find cleaner dentistry, soon.  The city isn’t all hygiene and harmony.  Sometimes people take it down to the gutter, because that’s just where it all began.

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Posted: 24 April 2012 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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DarronS - 18 April 2012 05:35 AM

Problem is the Tea Party members have the guns. The Occupy movement is made of pacifists. The revolution will start when things get so bad the two groups unite against a common enemy, and that won’t happen until the Tea Partiers wake up and realize they are working against their own best interest.


I think this would only be likely to happen if we had a true return to the “Great Depression” or worse.

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