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ali-chapple dbaker's article
May 13, 2016 at 21:56
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Mar 21, 2016 at 14:11
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ali-chapple paulaston's article
Jan 8, 2016 at 10:08
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ali-chapple pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 6, 2016 at 8:41
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ali-chapple pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 18, 2015 at 14:59
Dec 18, 2015
Scott Sports Donate 6 Frames for Paul Basagoitia's Road 2 Recovery Foundation
So...The total cost of the NHS was 116m GBP last year, all of which is paid for by the British Taxpayer. This equates to 570m GBP for the US, given population differences. The average cost for a single individual in medcial fees in the US last year is apparently $5,615, which equates to an annual insurance fees of $1.85trillion to run the US system. This of course is an estimate, ignoring US government contributions, family discounted costs etc, etc, etc. 570m GBP equates to 848m USD. That leaves an estimated difference of $1 Trillion US.....There's only one place this goes...and it isn't to the government to pay for roads, schools, etc, etc. It goes to US insurance corporations. Now I realise this is one massive estimate but all my base facts are correct. Even if it cost twice as much to treat the average US citizen compared to the average UK citizen, theres still an approximate $200m that goes to insurance companies in profit...but it's more like $1trillion.... Thats fucked up....
ali-chapple pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 16, 2015 at 10:04
Dec 16, 2015
Scott Sports Donate 6 Frames for Paul Basagoitia's Road 2 Recovery Foundation
The NHS is the tits. As is most European health care. In the UK we don't even need to think about health care inurance, being cared for, whatever happens, is a given right. Quite honestly, one of the main reasons I would never live in the US is the dire state of the health care 'industry'. People are treated as customer not patients, and that scares me! The fact that the government/ health care businesses profit outrageously from peoples suffering is quite morally backward...Even in Canada (I'm a brit really) I sometimes find it a bit weird that to be fully covered I need to get 'medical benefits' from my work, and pay my medical fees each month. Whereas in the UK I just pay a bit more tax to know that I am covered for whatever and wont end up with a huge bill at the end...as well as knowing that no matter what job they do, how much money they have, or what medical issues arises, everybody else I care for can walk into a hospital and be treated as well, without having to remortgage their house, or pay a penny. I know you guys can't change this, and to be honest I think your that bit braver to still MTB given the situation, but there's definitely something to be said for paying more tax and receiving free healthcare.
ali-chapple mikelevy's article
Dec 3, 2015 at 10:51
Dec 3, 2015
Specialized Command Post IRCC - Review
I finally fine tuned the air pressure in this thing to come up at about the same speed as a reverb, after many, many, many painful attempts...but about 5-7PSI and you're golden.
ali-chapple paulaston's article
Oct 30, 2015 at 10:31
Oct 30, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Winter Ways
Where's the 'cry into a pillow and wait for all this to pass' option?
ali-chapple redbullbike's article
Sep 14, 2015 at 13:34
Sep 14, 2015
Video: Ruaridh Cunningham’s Winning Run at Hardline
to be fair, the guys in that video are shredding those old school bikes, shows how much new bikes will take as well as athlete progression I guess...
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