Background: my mom worked at a very small hospital in a very small town for 30+ years and is close to most of the doctors, nurses, and office workers not only in the hospital but around the whole town as well. My GP who I have seen since I was ~10 years old is one of them my mother is close with. I moved away for college when I was 18 but continued seeing him due to just not wanting to mess with finding a new GP and my mom wanting me to continue seeing him since I've seen him half my life.
I get routine blood work done to measure how my liver is doing as well as monitor the levels of a certain medication I take to make sure that I'm not getting too little/too much. The results of this information or the fact that I have those tests done isn't a big secret I want to keep, they don't really mean anything unless I were to become sick and they don't test for information like say illicit drugs.
The first time I had this work done, I hadn't been to that doctor in a while to really remember if this had happened in the past, but they called my mom with my results. They even told her specifics, like what my liver enzymes were and what exact mg/mL the medication level was. Again, it's not like to my mother this is anything I want to hide, but it was a little concerning that she got the call and I never received any call about my results. I go in for these monthly, so the next month that I went I told the woman working in the lab of the office that I wanted to update my information to make sure I got the results (I thought also since I had been seeing this doctor since I was 10 I probably had never given them my phone number). A few days later my mother again got the call and called to tell me my results; I again got no call from the office. Once again, not a big deal, but since this happened when I explicitly gave my phone number in place of my mother's, I was a little tipped off that I wasn't called again. I chose to wait until my next lab work to say anything again anyway.
At this visit I had both lab work and an appointment to get a refill on birth control. He asked me to do a pregnancy test in with this blood work due to me running out of said birth control a few days earlier. I wasn't worried that I was pregnant, but I knew that now it was serious time to make them stop calling my mom with my results. I asked the lady drawing my blood to confirm my phone number to see if it even got put in last time. It did, so on my way out I stopped to talk to the women who always work in the office/at the desk and tell them explicitly that I and I alone want to be called for my results - not my mother. They nonchalantly agreed and I asked them to check my phone number on the system they use in the office, and it was there. I happened to be visiting in town during this time and staying with my mom, who, you guessed it, got the phone call right in front of me telling her my results including negative pregnancy test. My mom BLEW UP at me asking why I needed to take a pregnancy test (I didn't think this was a big deal especially since it was negative). That all blew over, but at this point I was pissed that she kept getting this information.
I ended up getting into it with my mom, telling her that that was a direct breech of HIPAA and she knows it after working in a hospital. She laughed it off and said something about the doctor knowing me since I was born, her being friends with the office ladies and the doctor, and the one that hit me the most, "it's not a big deal - I'm your mom!"
Since then, I've been getting my lab work done elsewhere. To no surprise there are no issues. I don't really know what to do here. Since I cut ties with that doctor, I no longer have personal problems with this, but I'm sure other people do without even knowing it. I don't have resources really for a lawyer. I might consider it depending on how serious you all think this is. So how serious is it really?
EDIT: TN, USA
I was beyond anxious. I was three days late for my period. I’m a college student, this could not happen to me. My parents could not find out about this. I was waiting in line at Publix at 9pm. There was one lane open, with 3 other people in front of me. I had an apple in one hand and a pregnancy test in the other, tapping it against my leg, hoping no one would notice. But you did. Once you got to the front of the line, you turned behind for some reason and looked at what I had in my hands. You had a cart full of groceries and your young daughter with you.
You said “Is everything okay, sweetie?” At first I thought you were talking to your daughter, but then I noticed your eyes on mine. “Yea, I’m fine,” I managed to get out, chuckling nervously. I shifted my gaze downwards and I think you noticed the tears welling in my eyes. “Go on ahead of me, honey.” Once I had checked out, you put your hand on my shoulder, and said “Everything is going to be alright. We’ve all been there.” I thanked you again, and headed home. I took the test. Luckily, it was negative. Even still, your small act of kindness made me feel like I wasn’t alone at a time when I couldn’t have felt more lonely. Though it’s been a few months since it happened, I still remember. Thank you.
The physics of the "collapse", the WTC was basically a steel structure, the only way it would have fallen straight down was with explosives. When something falls, it is always to a side because air does not have much resistance, if this were not true, rivers would be a straight line.
People in the pentagon wearing anti radiation gear. Watching the loose change documentary (2 or 3 edit) they interview a lady who says that as soon as she heard about the area of the pentagon that had been attacked, she knew it was because they were uncovering corruption and it was a missile, so made a call to warn that probably there were radiation in the area due to being hit by a missile not a plane, this turn out to be true and there are plenty of photos of people wearing anti radiation gear at the pentagon. There is no way a plane crash would cause radiation.
When Bush is (supposedly) told about the incident in the classroom, some guy goes there and whispers in his ear, not directly in front of him, anyone who receives hard to believe news as an instinct turns around to see they eyes of the messenger, Bush did not.
(Emphasis mine, because it's my favorite part).
While I was on my way to FIRE, it was rapidly accelerated when I had a windfall inheritance. With two young children I was forced to evaluate my priorities. Being 38/M/married with $3.2M, I wanted to make sure that we, meaning the entire family, were happy.
Because the ability to pick-up and travel would be difficult with the kids for now, I decided to focus on FI.
I still work, and I’ve honestly gotten better at my job. Because of the lack of fear of getting fired I can swing for the fences. I sell enterprise software and have decided to no longer climb the ladder. I’m making about $150K-$200K depending on the year, but live a lifestyle that I love. I go to the gym and come in late. I’ll take a few long lunches, and typically leave by 4 PM on most days. I still hit all my quotas, but I’m not kissing ass or showing off. I’ve actually started mentoring my coworkers recently when I find they are struggling.
I leave my laptop at work most nights and don’t answer emails from home. I will check my schedule on Sunday nights to help plan the week.
My wife and I take a few vacations a year, all paid by salary/bonuses as not to affect my principle in the market.
I have about 15 years before I really RE, but this lifestyle means I get to enjoy my life until then as opposed to hating life.
FIRE has many incarnations and it seems like this sub can get hung up on what it means sometimes.
How did this all begin ? What is happening in honduras to want them to depart by such large numbers suddenly? Also how could this have been organized ?
Like when people usually say if a girl/boy replies very quickly to your messages they like you, when I text the girl I like it takes me like 5 minutes for each message, I need to rethink what to say, think what to say in order not to drive the conversation to a dead-end and so on? Am I the only one?
I’ve had several messages of support from TSM fans during this worlds run and I’d like to say thank you.
Cloud9’s success at worlds this year will have a positive impact for our entire region not only for fan and sponsor support but more importantly in our players mentality. Our regions players can now confidently say that they are aiming to win worlds and be a real threat at future tournaments. Next year I fully expect C9 and TSM at worlds together and both getting out of groups!
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When I think of the most outlandish, ridiculous, absurd weapon of history I always think back to one of the United State's "pet" projects of WWII. During WWII a lot of countries were experimenting with using animals as weapons. One of the great ideas of the U.S. was a cat guided bomb. The basic thought process was that cats always land on their feet, and they hate water. So scientist figured if they put a cat inside a bomb, rig it up to a harness so it can control some flaps on the bomb, and drop the bomb near a ship out in the ocean, the cat's natural fear of water will make it steer the bomb twards the ship. And there you go, cat guided bomb. Now this weapon system never made it past testing (aparently the cats always fell unconcious mid drop) but the fact that someone even had the idea, and that the government went along with this is baffling to me.
Is there a more ridiculous weapon in history that tops this? It can be from any time period, a single weapon or a whole weapon system, effective or ineffective, actually used or just experimental, if its weird and ridiculous I want to hear about it!
NOTE: The Bat and pigeon bombs, Davey Crocket, Gustav Rail Gun, Soviet AT dogs and attack dolphins, floating ice aircraft carrier, and the Gay Bomb have already been mentioned NUNEROUS time. I am saying this in an attempt to keep the comments from repeating is all, but I thank you all for your input! Not many early wackey fire arms or pre-fire arm era weapons have been mentioned, may I suggest some weapons from those times?
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