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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    In the beginning of the formulation of Unions they were a good thing for workers improving working conditions and installing safety protocols while quelling the greed of the manufacturing owners. However as with anything else when an opportunity for greed and corruption to arise what may start out as a good thing on the surface can quickly evolve into an ever increasingly overbearing monster.
    Not all but a significant percentage of unions of today are more of a detriment to society than they are a good
    Much like the government. When you hear, "I am from the government and I am here to help you".... WATCH OUT..

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    Much like the government. When you hear, "I am from the government and I am here to help you".... WATCH OUT..
    I just tell them Fine did you bring your own gloves safety glasses and steel toed work boots? If not come back when you are ready to work
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    Some of the first x-ray machines were simply tubes suspended by the wires connected to each end of them. I live in Davenport, Iowa where Dr. Palmer developed his manipulation techniques that came to be called Chiropractic care. He experimented with X-rays, care for mentally ill etc. It is rumored that he gave his wife Mabel cancer from taking so many X-rays of her. That is what she died of. He also spent several stints in the county jail for practicing medicine without a license.

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    When I was a kid there was a department store that had a machine in the shoe department. The man would put your foot in it and you could see the bones in the top of it. I was born with my feet in bedded into the front of my shins. They had braces and straps that they used to move my feet to the right place. They took me to that place once and got me shoes.

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    Lots of shoe stores had those years ago.

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    Years ago I needed some x rays done to my spine they laid lead blankets over every part of me but the area they were taking an image of then the tech stepped into an adjacent room to operate the machine. I could actually feel heat from the machine as it took the image. half an hour later we were looking at a compression fracture of my T12 vertebra
    Just this past Friday night I went to our local hospital ER because a rusty staple had gouged into the first knuckle of my index finger on my left hand the tech rolled in a portable machine I placed my hand on it he stood there and took the images. seconds later he and I were looking at the computer screen showing a very tiny speck of rust embedded right in the knuckle joint. He was only a PA so he recommended I go to the main hospital ER some 71 miles away for them to make the evaluation. I told him that as small as it was I didn't think there was much to do about it but allow my body to deal with it. BUT NO he wouldn't have it since my hand had already began to swell, wanted to send my by ambulance to Abilene or Lubbock. I talked him out of that said I would drive. An hour and a half to get there an hour before I see a DR another round of pictures 2 specialists conferencing with that ER DR 2 hours later the result was there would be more damage to try and extract the speck and the recovery time would take longer than just leaving it alone and allow nature to take its course. I finally get home around 3 AM.
    In retrospect if it hadn't been several years since I had a tetanus shot I would have just gone to my fridge and grabbed the bottle of penicillin I keep for doctoring our critters grabbed a new syringe and needle given myself a shot and taken 2 Ibuprofen and called myself in the morning. Which was basically what they did other than write me a script. for some horse pills and charge my insurance company no telling how much. My hand is still swollen and my knuckle still hurts but I didn't have to self inject
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieL View Post
    Some of the first x-ray machines were simply tubes suspended by the wires connected to each end of them. I live in Davenport, Iowa where Dr. Palmer developed his manipulation techniques that came to be called Chiropractic care.
    Having worked on x-ray machines for sub-sea cable joint inspection, redeveloping them when the original tubes went obsolete to use a smaller more powerful dental tube, I've seen quite a few machines that were unsafe due to damage to the enclosures.

    My Chiropractor had a new x-ray machine a couple of years ago, out with the old (over 20 years old and beyond repair) and in with a new 'low power' 500K machine, as the practice is busy 7am to 8pm six days a week it's almost paid for now, saves a 5 hour round trip to the Chiropractic 'University' for x-rays for patients.

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