today’s KisPtips audience participation

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  1. Exactly.

    Comment by Caged Insanity — January 16, 2013 @ 11:47 am

  2. The assistant quack that interviews you before you see the main quack at the local VA started asking shit like this more than a year ago. Along with ten different variations of ‘have you ever considered suicide or had other depressing thoughts?”

    Most of the patients I talked to considered it highly advisable to answer NO. Conspiracy theorists are highly over represented in VA patient ranks.

    Comment by Joe — January 16, 2013 @ 11:53 am

  3. They’ve turned me into a liar……..I hate them for that. Too.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 16, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

  4. That doesn’t apply to their practicing (when do they finally become proficient) medicine on me.

    Well, unless I came in with a gunshot wound, I’ll give them a pass.

    And i wouldn’t have seat belts on firearms either. If I had any.

    Comment by mech — January 16, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

  5. C. NYFB (none of your f’n business)

    The AMA had a standard form that asked that.
    I was at an emergency room and left it blank. The receptionist said I had to fill out all the items. I asked her if that meant they would refuse to treat me, and would she put that in writing, please. I got treated.
    At my own doc’s office, I apologized to the examining-room nurse once, ‘caue I forgot to leave my piece in the car. She said, “Oh, no problem. It happens all the time. Just set it over there while you get weighed.”

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 16, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

  6. Oh, and the seat-belt-use question?
    Are you now, or have you ever been, a lawbreaker?
    Lessee, Fifth Amendment, Fifth Amendment …

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 16, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

  7. The picture cuts off a later question:
    Have you stopped beating your wife? Yes No

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 16, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

  8. My CCL instructor (who was also an FDLE agent) told us “unless you’re dealing with a LEO, never be truthful. That’s why its called concealed.”

    Comment by danintampa — January 16, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

  9. My CHL instructor (a LEO himself) says there is no law on the books that makes lying to a Doctor a crime.

    Comment by Rob B — January 16, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

  10. ^ Yet.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 16, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

  11. I had a GP’s assistaqnt hand me a form with a similar question on it at an OHSU clinic.

    I asked to speak to the doctor ( resident in training, like all of them ), and asked him if he had taken Medical Ethics.

    He said yes.

    I asked him if he knew what a “Boundary Violation” was. He said yes.

    I then pointed to the relevent question, and asked if OHSU considered such boundary violations standard practice, and did I need to write a letter to the State of Oregon medical practices board?

    He said he would talk to his supervising teaching pkysician, and asked me to leave that part of the form blank.

    A got a call from his supervisor later that week, telling me that the CDC boilerplate had been permanently purged from their admittance forms, and apologized for the trouble.

    Don’t just lie. Raise holy hell when you see crap like this.

    Comment by Kristophr — January 16, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

  12. Doug: I used “NOYFB” and made the nurse write it down.

    Comment by mojo — January 16, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

  13. A very long time and good friend of JRs came to him last night and apologized and acknowledged what a mistake he’d made voting for Obama. JR asked him what it was specifically that brought on his genuine and sincere regret and he said it was THIS. The gun stuff.

    I have to admit I never would have dreamed that this friend would have voted for him but he did and now he acknowledged that we were right. So very very right.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 16, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

  14. Why would I need a seatbelt at home?

    Comment by MIkeG — January 16, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

  15. Yes, the left love to apologize for the damage after it’s too late. But they always seem to change their mind before the next election.

    See: The MFM

    Comment by Merovign — January 16, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

  16. Firearms at home?
    No. It’s here with me in my holster.

    Oh, and it’s “Firearms” not “Fire Arms.”

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 16, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

  17. We will now find out just exactly what this nation is made of.

    The fraudulent election didn’t mean shit because we have no control over the cowardice of our reps, senators, and judges who stood by with their thumbs in their butts while all of this went down.

    This one is up to the people.

    Let’s roll.

    Comment by JoeBandMember™ — January 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

  18. #17 Truer words were never spoken– We shall see. I think we all know. Nothing has happened to show us anything different.

    Comment by geezerette — January 16, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

  19. I was at the clinic today. Doctor razzed me about gaining weight. Next time I leave the .45 at home. That will shed a couple pounds right there.

    Comment by MikeG — January 16, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

  20. saw that and others along the same line when I entered Medicare 4 years ago, and Doc said it was a requirement to answer all the questions to get a ‘free’[spit] physical.
    1. The Medicare physical was a joke. There was no physical. Doc read the form questions and recorded my replies. He never touched me or did any tests. I refused to answer any of those questions at the end of the forms.
    2. Since the first encounter, I have refused to take Medicare physicals and simply check in with ‘shortness of breath’ and Doc does the stuff needed for a physical.
    3. Medicare isn’t free; I paid for mine since 1965.
    4. Well, that’s another ‘enemies’ list I’m on.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 16, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

  21. “Gee, Doc. Do you think that’s what is causing this headache/tummyache/what-have-you?”

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 16, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

  22. The way I have seen it for many years:

    When anyone (including a LEO) asks you a question and

    A) you owe them no loyalty

    AND

    B) they are trying or apparently may try to complicate your life in some way you don’t want it complicated

    telling the truth is entirely at one’s discretion.

    Comment by Lucius Severus Pertinax — January 17, 2013 @ 2:23 am

  23. Slightly relevant, definitely amusing:

    “George P. Burdell was a man born of a simple mistake. In 1927, someone in the admissions office at Georgia Tech accidentally sent student Ed Smith two registration forms instead of one. Sensing an opportunity for mischief, Smith filled out one form for himself and the other for George P. Burdell—a student he completely made up. When Smith arrived at school, he kept the ruse going by enrolling Burdell in all of his classes and even turning in assignments under his name. In fact, Smith did so much work on behalf of his imaginary friend that Burdell eventually graduated.

    When other students found out about the hoax, they helped keep Burdell’s story going. According to his resume, Burdell flew 12 missions over Europe during World War II and served on MAD magazine’s Board of Directors from 1969 to 1981. In 2001, when Burdell was supposedly 90 years old, he nearly became Time magazine’s Person of the Year after garnering 57 percent of online votes. Today, Burdell is one of Georgia Tech’s most celebrated alums. He even has a page on Facebook, where he keeps in touch with almost 5,000 “friends.”

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/33522/6-other-famous-people-who-did-not-exist#ixzz2IENE6Kwi

    Comment by danintampa — January 17, 2013 @ 4:25 am

  24. Anyone remember in the early 70′s when people went batshit because the census bureau wanted to find out how many flush toilets people had? How quaint.

    Comment by danintampa — January 17, 2013 @ 4:28 am

  25. This is coming. See that it doesn’t.

    Comment by The Digital Hairshirt — January 17, 2013 @ 5:57 am

  26. “Fire Arms” is supposed to be one word: “Firearms”.

    For some inexplicable reason, doctors aren’t covered by “confidentiality” laws – as are lawyers, Catholic priests, and a few other groups (psychiatrists, maybe).

    Comment by ZZMike — January 17, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

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