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    Quote Originally Posted by NeiljohnUK View Post
    ....... saves a 5 hour round trip to the Chiropractic 'University' for x-rays for patients.
    It is my understanding that insurance companies, in their infinite wisdom, no longer pay for X-Ray's taken with machines in a Doctor's office in the USA. The Dr has to write you a prescription for the x-ray, then you take that to a hospital or one of many businesses that have sprung up to fill this need.

    Perhaps this was due to old machine becoming obsolete, but, I am thinking it is more about the insurance company saving money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    The Dr has to write you a prescription for the x-ray, then you take that to a hospital or one of many businesses that have sprung up to fill this need.

    Perhaps this was due to old machine becoming obsolete, but, I am thinking it is more about the insurance company saving money.
    More likely collusion between insurance co's and medical co's, something we're starting to see in the UK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    It is my understanding that insurance companies, in their infinite wisdom, no longer pay for X-Ray's taken with machines in a Doctor's office in the USA. The Dr has to write you a prescription for the x-ray, then you take that to a hospital or one of many businesses that have sprung up to fill this need.

    Perhaps this was due to old machine becoming obsolete, but, I am thinking it is more about the insurance company saving money.
    I think they will pay as long as the Dr's office is a certified ER clinic with triage but It has been a long time since I've seen a stand alone GP's office
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    Brooklyn Navy Yard workers applying finishing touches on BB 61 USS Iowa 175-ton 16-inch main armament
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    Each of the 16" rifles weighs 239,000 pounds or about 120 tons.

    When I toured the Iowa (now located nearby in San Pedro) we were told that each of the turrets weigh 2100 tons, very close to the weight of a WWII Fletcher class destroyer.

    As with most battleships, the turrets are not secured to the ship. Rather they sit on rollers on their mounting ring. If these ships ever capsize, their turrets will fall out. I believe that is confirmed by pictures of several of the enemy battleships sunk during the war.
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    On the shore opposite where the Iowa is moored they have one of the rifles from the New Jersey along with a dummy shell for scale. Here are a few photos I shot of it...

    Vintage work crew photos-barrel-1.jpg

    Vintage work crew photos-barrel-2.jpg

    Vintage work crew photos-barrel-3.jpg

    Vintage work crew photos-barrel-4.jpg

    Vintage work crew photos-barrel-5.jpg

    and here, on the Iowa, is what they look like in situ...

    Vintage work crew photos-iowa-12.jpg
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    We had toured the USS Alabama in Mobile AL. IDK if they allow it anymore, but at one time you could get inside the turret.
    IIRC, (and correct me if I'm wrong) the turrets and guns were of the same size/caliber as the Iowa Class.
    Not a lot of room to wiggle into it from the deck, but it was worth it. All kinds of cables, hydraulics, etc.

    The USS Alabama kitchen area was used in the movie Under Siege w/ Steven Seagal & Tommy Lee Jones

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    So Marv, now I understand where the term "Loose cannon" came from.

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    Deep-boring machine 2959 for boring holes with a diameter of up to 1.3 m, length up to 30 meters. The length of the machine is 95 meters. The weight of the machine is 650 tons. The maximum weight of the product is 240 tons. Production Kramatorsk heavy duty machine tool building Plant. 1954
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