Something's not right here. . For a non profit , the Pokecenter dues surprisingly well.. I mean, hell, they even ended up buying out PokeMart! Pokemon pokeman
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User avatar #2 - pringlez (04/06/2013) [-]
I mean, hell, they even ended up buying out PokeMart!
User avatar #35 to #2 - JariWeis (04/07/2013) [-]
What? Since what game?
User avatar #40 to #35 - hauntedpaintings (04/07/2013) [-]
black and white
#18 to #2 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
it was a merger
User avatar #29 - bonboy (04/07/2013) [-]
The Pokemart, where you have to spend money, is related to the Pokecenter. In the last version they join the center and mart together.
User avatar #27 - lockstin (04/07/2013) [-]
Pretty sure its government owned/paid for. that's the way healthcare is in Japan after all...and most of the world.
#30 to #27 - flyslasher (04/07/2013) [-]
The ***** your problem?
User avatar #60 to #30 - adunsaveme (04/07/2013) [-]
Do you have anger issues? Maybe you should get that check o- oh wait
User avatar #34 to #27 - garymuthafuknoak (04/07/2013) [-]
It's not completely free, though you do have to pay 30% of your medical bill.

But overall, it's better than merrica's
User avatar #150 to #34 - nastoy (04/07/2013) [-]
In denmark we pay it through taxes, bitch
User avatar #36 to #34 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
i like seeing my doctor when i need him and him actually being compitent thank you very much. but this will start a senseless argument in which neither side will let up so i bid you good day
User avatar #37 to #36 - thedutchs (04/07/2013) [-]
"Actually being compitent"

What you talking about, Willis?
User avatar #38 to #37 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
you know taking pride in his work and doing the best he can because it results in better pay. not the guy who sluffed it through med school
User avatar #39 to #38 - thedutchs (04/07/2013) [-]
You will find that in countries where we have free healthcare people don't deal with incompetent doctors. People are well paid, motivated and getting into med school is pretty ******* hard. As in you will need a grade above 8 out of 10 to be sure you can get in. Also, multiple doctors will always be working on a patient so if one makes a mistake, the other will point that out.

Free Healthcare works.
User avatar #43 to #39 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
im military i have free healthcare. it doesnt. by well paid i mean above your peers. i have a doctor assigned to me if i use free healthcare. without i am allowed to chose a good doctor. also if becoming a doctor is so hard how can you afford to have multiple doctors working on one person on everything? waits must be horrible over there if youve got two tied up with a sore throat while a kid is crying in the waiting room with a broken arm.
User avatar #44 to #43 - thedutchs (04/07/2013) [-]
I'm sorry that you have such horrid experiences with free healthcare, but we simply don't have these problems. Just because the millitary has this rigid way of dealing with things, doesn't mean a hospital itself does. If we want another doctor, we can ask for one. And someone with a broken arm goes to an emergency room and someone with a sore throat stays in the waiting room. You're really just assuming things now.
User avatar #45 to #44 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
no it was a three hour wait in the emergency room. that wasnt a hypothetical situation it actually happened. we do have hospitals in the military run by people with management degrees. they have the exact same limitations as other forms of free healthcare. what the government will give them and the amount of doctors they have
User avatar #46 to #45 - thedutchs (04/07/2013) [-]
Yeah. But the millitary does have a higher rate of injuries at less frequent times than a country. And I'm being honest if I say that we have enough doctors.
User avatar #47 to #46 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
higher rate yet less frequent? what you have is a smaller population. the US would not benefit from universal healthcare. we have a larger population lower education and a society that abuses the **** out of welfare. imagine a top rate doctor having to deal with eight people who have a runny nose while the person with a serious injury has to deal with the alright doctor.
User avatar #48 to #47 - aerius (04/07/2013) [-]
Runny nosed people go and see public doctors, people missing an arm go to the actual hospital. You clearly don't understand how other countries' healthcare works. Believe me, it DOES work, too. Plus, if you're really picky you can still get a private doctor and pay out the ass, but very few people do because the free doctors are just as good, the only real reason to pay is if you want an earlier operation.
User avatar #49 to #48 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
much like you will never understand how it wont work for us
#64 to #49 - obeyweegee (04/07/2013) [-]
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#66 to #49 - lazragoon (04/07/2013) [-]
I dunno, I live in Canada, and I checked in, checked up, seen by a doctor, prescribed medicine, went to drugstore, picked up medicine and went home all in the course of an hour. You probably had to wait 3 hours because you're a pussy who rushes to the hospital at a runny nose, man the **** up cunt.
User avatar #192 to #66 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
you completely missed the three hour wait in the emergency room didnt you? and it sounds like your talking about a scheduled visit not an o **** its past regular hours and the only place open is the emergency room but a lot of people thought there minor problems are just as much of an emergency as my broken limb
#196 to #192 - lazragoon (04/07/2013) [-]
I didn't schedule a visit, I arrived past regular hours. You're clutching at straws and are fully aware of it, back the **** down, you're fighting a long lost battle.
User avatar #197 to #196 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
so you walked into the emergency room and got all that done? thats the point im making i have had to wait for three hours on a broken limb and an hour on a potentially fatal heart condition in the emergency room. everyone is saying free healthcare works here. im saying it wont work in the US. if military healthcar has shown me anything the american people will abuse the **** out of free healthcare like they do every form of welfare
#198 to #197 - lazragoon (04/07/2013) [-]
Its not set on a first come first serve basis Mr Military, its set on priority. Obviously there were people there with a much more severe problem. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, they probably felt you could sit like a man for a while while they dealt with more serious problems you had and don't deserve more information about.
User avatar #199 to #198 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
right because the twelve year old boy clutching his chest barely able to breath should sit for an hour waiting
#200 to #199 - lazragoon (04/07/2013) [-]
Obviously they didn't detect a problem when you signed in, or you gave them understating information in the interview.
User avatar #205 to #200 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
my parents took me to the military one. i go to the private ones now that im on my own. the quality is far better
#202 to #200 - lazragoon (04/07/2013) [-]
sketchE
Are your hospitals ran by retards? You said you only went to hospitals with "compitent" doctors.
User avatar #201 to #200 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
what interview? do i have to go through an interview before them taking me to the back to get treated? i spent an hour in the waiting room like that
#54 to #49 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
Too bad we dont want to. Since it works for those of us who have free healthcare.
#53 to #49 - hairibar (04/07/2013) [-]
It DOES WORK. And you don't wait too much time. When I broke my arm, I went to the hospital. There, I waited less than 10 minutes, what I think is pretty acceptable.
User avatar #193 to #53 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
iv had to wait three hours on a broken limb and an hour on a potentialy lethal heart condition
User avatar #206 to #193 - limb (04/08/2013) [-]
I've been mentioned three times whats going on in this thread?
#141 to #49 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
... You know what people? You're being stupid. All of you, the kid wants to pay for his extremely necessary medical care... so let him pay. I know you're all in a fight like: 'Oh! Mine's better!' But seriously, shut up. Let him be stupid, it only hurts him.
User avatar #119 to #48 - oceanfrank (04/07/2013) [-]
I mean yeah the free healthcare system works but think about it, how much more taxes do you pay than the average American? How much longer do you have to wait for a simple pacemaker for a semi stable heart? Here were the healthcare isn't free and the doctors arent run by the government or third party government funded business I can easily call up my surgeon, ask him for a nose reconstruction surgery (I needed one in order to breath out of both of my nostrils) and he say, sure I can get you scheduled for a diagnosis tomorrow and the surgery in 2 or 3 weeks, I give him my healthcare card and we're all peaches and gravy. I dont want to wait 6 months for a 30 minute surgery that could save my life NOW not taking the chance waiting half a year and hoping that I'm next on the list.
User avatar #132 to #119 - aerius (04/07/2013) [-]
pacemakers? You get those immediately. The only things that get delayed are non-essential operations like laser eye surgery.
User avatar #131 to #119 - killerliquid (04/07/2013) [-]
I'd rather pay higher taxes than pay a medical bill that will put me into poverty instantly.
User avatar #188 to #119 - lockstin (04/07/2013) [-]
I wrote massive paper for my senior project on this subject. and at least in Canada the amount the average person pays in taxes that go towards healthcare is much less than the average Americans medical bills. also ive noticed that the only time the US mentions canadian healthcare is during those "6 month wait" horror stories that are very rare. I looked into one and the reason this womans wait was so long is because she didnt want to drive to the next city to see an available surgeon, she wanted this one particular surgeon, even if it ment waiting 11 months.
User avatar #72 to #47 - grotesquelettuce (04/07/2013) [-]
I don't know man, US government gives 170 billion "corporate welfare" dollars to businesses and spends half as much on social welfare. Country has your priorities ****** up bro
User avatar #74 to #72 - grotesquelettuce (04/07/2013) [-]
*less than a third
User avatar #191 to #72 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
and the people are just ass ****** most welfare is outright fraud
User avatar #73 to #45 - vigilum ONLINE (04/07/2013) [-]
In nations where free healthcare is the standard the hospitals usually get a lot more money.
User avatar #187 to #45 - lockstin (04/07/2013) [-]
In that case its the military healthcare system that is whacked. not the healthcare system of say Canada or the UK for example.
User avatar #194 to #187 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
the main point i was trying to get off in these comments is free healthcare will not work in america. the reason being is americans abuse the **** out of every free benefit they have. im getting annoyed at the people looking down there noses at us because we use what works for us. if the US were to have universal healthcare then the emergency room would be packed over the slightest things. military healthcare is just a small example of america with free healthcare
User avatar #203 to #194 - lockstin (04/07/2013) [-]
hmm, well there has to be sort sort of system that would work. I think its Germany that does this but i could be wrong: they give X free-healthcare cards to people, and people can use those for whatever sort of healthcare they want, but once they run out for that year they have to pay for the doctor afterwards.
User avatar #204 to #203 - sketchE (04/07/2013) [-]
i dont think that would stop them. we have limits on foodstamps and wlfare but most of it is still used fraudulantly. i work at a gas station. we sell nothing that would be considered a necessary food item yet half of the customers use food stamps and its usually for candy
User avatar #63 to #38 - admiralen ONLINE (04/07/2013) [-]
are you high? he the government, pays for 70% of the bill, not take away 70% you idiot
User avatar #41 to #38 - toughactintinactin (04/07/2013) [-]
I just don't see how dealing with people's lives and well-being can be considered a business. The drugs and stuff maybe but when you can only get the medicine and treatment you need if you have the right amount of money it starts too sound kind of like an Orwellian distopia.
User avatar #209 to #36 - garymuthafuknoak (04/08/2013) [-]
so **** all the people who can't afford healthcare?

k
User avatar #210 to #209 - sketchE (04/08/2013) [-]
free clinics
non profits
illegal to deny necessary treatment

we live in a capitalist society with more than enough people who have money and chose to use it to help others. i dont make **** yet i am forced to help people who dont want to help themselves
User avatar #59 - adunsaveme (04/07/2013) [-]
Everything levels up in Pokemon
#15 - shrapnelleader (04/07/2013) [-]
We can only dream...
#108 - zyconx (04/07/2013) [-]
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#112 to #108 - parralax (04/07/2013) [-]
**parralax rolled a random image posted in comment #21417 at Shin Anime Social Board **>MFW that was a good roll
#50 - iceidice (04/07/2013) [-]
I remember one of the first things I tried playing ruby/sapphire was taking the escalator several times. I was so used to those boring stairs from gold. MFW
I remember one of the first things I tried playing ruby/sapphire was taking the escalator several times. I was so used to those boring stairs from gold. MFW
User avatar #99 to #50 - yindragon (04/07/2013) [-]
> Pokemon
> World filled with monsters with magic powers that fight for your amusement
> ******** .jpg
> ESCALATORS
#113 to #99 - haunterbrony (04/07/2013) [-]
Okay, I gotta admit, that was funny.
User avatar #14 - majormoron (04/07/2013) [-]
Fun fact: You only have to donate roughly 2% of all income to charity to be considered "non-profit".

#20 to #14 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
Aside from the ones that have shops in them, where in the world does the income even come from?
#164 to #14 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
There are actually far more qualifications than that:

To qualify as a 501(c)(3) charity, your organization must serve the community.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit cannot be operated for anyone's private benefit, support or oppose a political party or candidates for office, or have as its mission the achievement of something that is only possible by passing some kind of legislation.

A nonprofit organization that qualifies for tax-exempt status according to the U.S. Treasury. Qualified charitable organizations must be operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to animals or children, or the development of amateur sports.

Nonprofit businesses, also known as public charities under Internal Revenue Code 501(3)(c), may not allocate profits left over, after paying employee salaries and bills pertaining to operations, to any individual or private shareholder.
#81 to #14 - ketiw (04/07/2013) [-]
false: You only have to donate roughly 2% to be consider charity organization.
User avatar #17 to #14 - makedonski (04/07/2013) [-]
I might create a non-profit company now. People could donate to my cause of feeding the hungry.

Sometimes, I get hungry, so I'd just feed myself.
#166 to #17 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
Please don't believe everything you read on the internet.
User avatar #3 - sacredthug (04/06/2013) [-]
It is (p)robably sponsored by Team Rocket
#76 - hybredmoon (04/07/2013) [-]
It's been a while since I played pokemon but, if you lose a fight dont you black out and wake up at the nearest poke-center? And isnt some of your money missing when you do? Now think of all the trainers you defeated and how many times they wound up there. Poke-center be rolling in cash yo.
It's been a while since I played pokemon but, if you lose a fight dont you black out and wake up at the nearest poke-center? And isnt some of your money missing when you do? Now think of all the trainers you defeated and how many times they wound up there. Poke-center be rolling in cash yo.
#133 to #76 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
Pokemart doesn't get the money... the trainer you lost to gets the money for beating you.
User avatar #79 to #76 - kaiyuni (04/07/2013) [-]
I always thought it was just like when you beat a trainer you get money. If you lose; you lose some of your money?

Also, I bet tons of rich people simply donate to the pokemon centers seeing how important they are for the tax write-off.
#80 to #76 - pitvipers (04/07/2013) [-]
you actually lose the money to the trainer you lost to D: beginning of the game explains how the loser gives up the moneys to the winner :)
#104 - yuukoku (04/07/2013) [-]
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I still think the humble little poke-centers from Sapphire/Ruby/Emerald were awesome.
User avatar #122 to #104 - burntcheesey (04/07/2013) [-]
Emerald master race.
#98 - John Cena (04/07/2013) [-]
They run a pokemon fighting ring in the back using the pokemon you leave in your PC
#82 - HumbertoL (04/07/2013) [-]
Considering that the entire economy of the pokemon world is based on the outcomes of battles, it makes sense for the government to invest in pokemon centers if they wish to see growth. I mean, the most powerful men are the ones with the strongest pokemon, and the gym leaders are pretty much the mayors and sherrifs. Not to mention that they only things you can buy are pokemon related. The entire world revolves around the idea of having free pokemon centers for pokemon trainers.
Considering that the entire economy of the pokemon world is based on the outcomes of battles, it makes sense for the government to invest in pokemon centers if they wish to see growth. I mean, the most powerful men are the ones with the strongest pokemon, and the gym leaders are pretty much the mayors and sherrifs. Not to mention that they only things you can buy are pokemon related. The entire world revolves around the idea of having free pokemon centers for pokemon trainers.
User avatar #90 to #82 - iwebby (04/07/2013) [-]
But lemonade isnt pokemon related, is it?
User avatar #93 to #90 - HumbertoL (04/07/2013) [-]
Pokemon recover health with it.
User avatar #58 - froggets (04/07/2013) [-]
Well they had some finacial problems in their second year, couldn't even afford windows for their places then!
#115 - analrespect (04/07/2013) [-]
the pokemart pays for it, they maintain each other
User avatar #95 - exclamation (04/07/2013) [-]
Well, in Gen 5 the size increase was to accommodate the movement of the Poke Mart inside the Poke Center
#100 - johnylingo (04/07/2013) [-]
also medical
User avatar #125 to #100 - thenameschuck (04/07/2013) [-]
Your blue, its so AMAZING
User avatar #120 to #100 - crazyeyedbioll (04/07/2013) [-]
I must say you are a beautiful shade of blue.
User avatar #70 - monkeybrains ONLINE (04/07/2013) [-]
Oh, they're a profit organization. Who do you think makes those Full Restores and Super Potions they sell at the PokeMart?
#94 - bdowns (04/07/2013) [-]
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#97 to #94 - fukkentyranitar (04/07/2013) [-]
That's one ******* stupid dog.
#106 to #97 - giygasman (04/07/2013) [-]
How? Just because he's getting rid of an itch on his leg while he's walking?
How? Just because he's getting rid of an itch on his leg while he's walking?
User avatar #128 to #97 - OsamaBinLadenz (04/07/2013) [-]
The fact that he's walking still makes me think he's smarter than he looks.
User avatar #114 - kwanzalord (04/07/2013) [-]
donations and corporate funding
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