Patient Dumping in Baltimore

If this isn't enough to tell you just how much of a god-damned shithole Fundie'Murica has become, nothing is. What makes this worse is that this is not an isolated incident, nor did this despicable practice start with Drumpf.

The video of the patient being dumped is sickening enough, but the comments section is much worse. From whining about the debt to callously remarking about the 'choice' to be homeless, it's enough for one to want to commit Seppuku.

It's just another tentacle of the vampire squid known as Fundie'Murican 'Free' Market Capitalism and Wall Street worship. Why any other country would strive to be like us is anyone's guess, but there are people all over the world who regurgitate Porky talking points about how teh Soshlizum is bad becuz waiting times, death panels and other lines of bullshit about things usually caused by the Porkies themselves as a direct result of sabotage of the very systems they want destroyed.

I guess the best someone like me can hope for is that either I'm able to leave this shithole country or I die young (I am considered a burden because of my conditions according to the Porkies and their brainwashed sychophants), because the alternative is far worse than death.

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Amanda Matthews's picture

ill grandson. He will die either by suicide or police. They (OPD) have had contact with him for a number of years now. A female police officer yelled at me once because they’d “been callef out” to deal with Andrew over 300 times over the years. (Yes, you read that right, over 300 times and still counting). They arrest him and take him to the hospital for observation or so that he doesn’t hurt himself or someone else and they kick him loose in a few hours. There is no place else for him to be sent and they fucking don’t care. So the situation just repeats day after day after god damned day.

I’m surprised he’s lived this long. We’re just marking time and waitinf for the inevitable end.

EDIT TO ADD:

So I truly understand what life is like if you’re ‘different’ or ‘troubled’ or sick in some way. America has made those conditions a slow death sentence.

God bless America my dying ass.

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And this was Uni of Maryland-Baltimore County Medical Center, a quasi-not for profit.

The worst is the for profit hospitals. The policy is 'stabilizing care' only. Without a way to pay it's "You ain't gonna die...hit the street buddy".

Oh and... Meet up my dime. Message me.

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I want a Pony!

A Baltimore public radio station, WYPR, broadcast an illuminating interview with the man who intervened. Fortunately, he had the knowledge to act correctly. I provide this link for the convenience of people who don't use g@@gleware, e.g. utube.
http://wypr.org/post/compassion-above-all-else-local-good-samaritan-spot...
Patient dumping is an old practice. As Mr. Baraka points out, people involved seemed to follow practiced actions.

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@pindar's revenge You just can't argue with Fundie'Murican plebs who still believe there's a divide between the Repigs and Porky Dems.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

Guerrilla Liberalism won't liberate the US or the world from the iron fist of capital.

@The Aspie Corner @The Aspie Corner I used to participate in bulletin boards. I've never joined corporate projects like tooter or zuckbook. We need an alternative. Can we resurrect Usenet?
I used to have a lot of fun with utube before Giggle bought it and started using it to harvest user data. It would give you graphs of video usage, and a world map of where the hits came from. I'd spend hours listening to music I hadn't heard in decades, even the song/poem my handle comes from. Now I avoid it.
It's frightening how many web pages use giggle scripts to track users, and don't work unless you allow the scripts. Years ago I visited anonymizer.com, and was startled to see what the simple act of visiting the page told them about me. I don't think they put that info up anymore.

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If I'm wrong, it's the first time I'm happy to be confused. -Don Van Vliet

It is important to witness it. That is absolutely shameful and all these idiots who think health care is fine as it is should be forced to watch at least what I watched, if not the entire thing. I only watched the clip from the Humanist, after that I went off and had a good cry at the rage I felt when seeing that. That could happen to any one of us and people need to see that shit and be outraged by it. Idealist me, I know.

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@lizzyh7 And some of the comments were incredibly callous.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

Guerrilla Liberalism won't liberate the US or the world from the iron fist of capital.