The best Obamacare-makes-healthcare-affordable story you ever heard. Also, survivalism.

Wednesday, 29 July, Year 7 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

So a six dollar set of speakers managed to ruin a six hundred dollar laptop through the oldest procedure in the book : breaking off the jack so that the metal part is left stuck behind, buried inside the hole, while you dangle the plastic end of it like an idiot that really shouldn't be buying six dollar speakers.

Thus therefore an order emanated from my fortress of evil yesterday evening, and it went "find me some hooked tweezers in this god forsaken shithole!" By morning I had word that the item was found, specifically in the medical supplies quarteri . I opted to go pick it up in person. This, because I couldn't believe the price. Here it is :


Twenty pesos is, of course, about two dollars and a quarter at the "official" rate, or otherwise a dollar and a half if you don't make a habit of breathing through the mouth. What a steel, eh ?

And here's the unquestionable item in question :


Good enough steel to take to the autoclave, and in any case worth every penny of the relatively few pennies involved. Thanks Obama, and don't forget now - if you've made an unaffordable healthcare, you didn't make that unafordable healthcare! It was there from before. All together now...

PS. Oh, the survivalism. Here's the deal - if you manage to cut yourself up, I could probably stitch you back together again for less than the cost of the gasoline the chainsaw burned to fuck you up in the first place. What a thought, huh ?

  1. They do that third world thing here - also seen in Egypt - where all the shops of a certain kind go in the same place. There's a "window manequin" plaza, there's an office chairs street, there's of course the pond shop street etc.

    We're still looking for the "not retarded people" street, sadly. []

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  1. I went through perhaps six pairs of such tweezers in my adult life, prior to buying the first that didn't turn out to be a piece of shit (you will find that they dull and otherwise deform very quickly if used in earnest.) It was a 'Wiha'. Easily ten times the cost of Chinese tools, but hey, what do you expect...

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 31 July 2015

    One of those places where vanadium-tungsten-niobium steel actually pays.

  3. Hi Mircea,

    You have a real way with words. As someone that works in health care / health insurance (UK) this made me chuckle.

    Great site you have. Keep up the good work.

    Take care,

  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Wednesday, 11 March 2020

    Conversely, your site is really derpy, and who the heck is Greg.

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