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Why are we not talking about Derrick Coleman????

  • He’s been legally Deaf since he was 3 years old
  • That’s 20 years
  • He received a letter from a fan who’s also Deaf and he wrote back an inspirational reply
  • He’s the first ever Deaf offensive player in the league.
  • He’s also the first to score a touchdown
  • In order to play football, he has to watch everyone else and move when they move, wear hearing aids, and he has to read Quarterback Russell Wilson’s lips in order to know what the play is, and he still manages to do it and do it well.
  • He’s just an inspiration to me and a lot of others.

Who’s not talkin bout him? I love this guy

fuckin sick. high levels of sight, reflexes and reaction speed. superhero type shit right here

Dude, I live in seattle and I’m a Seahawks fan and I had no idea! This is awesome!

sainatsukino:

dorianpink:

elenilote:

andro-saurus:

violentxfemmes:

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 crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

This is absolutely ridiculous.

I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.

Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.

No. They don’t.

My husband spent 3 months in hospital and is on lifelong medication for his health. In the four years since his stroke, maintaining his health has cost us grand total of £0. Nothing. Zero. Not a penny. Even the medication (which normally carries a prescription fee of £8.05 per item) is free.

For all its fault, I am eternally grateful that the NHS is free to use. Interestingly, if you are on holiday in the UK and get sick, you will get free emergency care too.

Reblogging to back up elenilotes comment. My mum was in hospital for three months when she had cancer, and i’ve given birth twice on the NHS. I can’t even begin to imagine what that would cost in the USA.

There are a lot of things in this country i’m not proud of, but i will defend the NHS to the end. Unfortunately it’s currently under threat by the conservative government, for ideological reasons. We need to do our best to defend it.

I … I actually think 160 is pretty outrageous

dorothyoz39:

truestargoddess:

I don’t know who it was that went on a John Sheppard/Joe Flanigan binge last night, but can I just say something? Thank you. I enjoy waking up in the morning and seeing my dash filled with gorgeous man flesh.  

To be fair, it was my queue, so I’m not sure I should take credit… I did at some point programmed… You’re welcome ;-)

PS: It’s possible there’s more tomorrow (no promises though, I have no idea what’s in the queue)

You are a true hero

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