Saturday, November 22, 2008

A blogger could use some help...

Your humble Devil apologises for the prolonged silence but he has been very busy. I shall write some more tomorrow (or, rather, later today), but I just wanted to highlight, quickly, a blogger who is in need of some sympathy and succour...
I've just been quoted a huge amount of money for urgent medical treatment which I can't afford to pay because all my savings and every penny I can save in the next few months is going to pay my tax bill so some benefit scrounging scum can have the same treatment for free.

That's the reality of live in Brown's Britain. And it will be the same in Cameron's Britain or Clegg's Britain.

I really haven't been so scared and desolate in a long time. I can't afford £800 for specialist root canal treatment to remove an infection which is eating away at my jawbone. Because it's the second time around it only has a 60-70% chance of success so there's another huge risk that should that not work I'll have to fork our thousands of pounds to have a replacement tooth fitted, should I choose not to have a large gap in my mouth like some extra in Eastenders.

Unfortunately, the lovely Trixy [for it is she] is feeling a bit down about it all.

Perhaps just as unfortunately, she has not got to grips with technology and has no PayPal button: however, if you'd like to bung a few quid to the lass to help her out of a bind, please do feel free to click on Filthy Shill and Licensing in the sidebar and use your humble Devil's Donate button.

Please mark any donation as being for "Trixy's Tooth Fairy" (or somesuch) and I promise that I shall pass it on.

UPDATE: a very generous gentleman has pointed out that there is no field on my PayPal donation form to put in what it's for. Never mind, I shall assume that any donations up until the 7th December are for Trixy's tooth fund.

UPDATE 2: thank you: you have all been immensely generous. I should point out that Trixy did not solicit this in any way at all.

At the risk of making this into a political point, I think that—especially for we libertarians who maintain that private charity can, indeed, replace many of the functions of the Welfare State (and more effectively)—helping out those that we barely know is a chance to put our money where our mouths are.

It also has the virtue of annoying Lefties in two ways: one by proving our point above and, two, by defying their characterisation of libertarians as being inherently selfish.

Anyway, once again, thank you all. I am sure that young Trixy will write you all a suitably gushing thank you...

37 comments:

swindon_alan said...

DK - there's no slot on your PayPal donate page to say what it is for, just so you know.

I have put £50 in to "Trixy's Tooth Fairy" fund.

Please allocate it accordingly.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I recall reading, during the late presidential campaign, about a young boy who died from a similar dental condition after the infection spread to his brain.

The point was made that, under the current US healthcare system, it is wholly possible for the poor to be left to rot and, in many cases, die even from quite minor conditions.

The fundamental difference between this country and the US is not (as leftists would like to believe) that we have free universal healthcare and the Yanks do not. Rather the difference is that while American healthcare lets the poor suffer through its indifference, British healthcare lets those foolish enough to have a job suffer through its indifference and, all the while, it sucks their wallets dray. But fuck it - the chavs and neds of the Labour Heartland have got to have their Buckfast and Ex.

Beachhutman away from Beijing said...

Silly wench has a stupid locked comments box. Cant do much, as my Paypal is dry, but would bung some dosh in an envelope. God I'm lucky I own me own teef!

Anonymous said...

So you'll have a gap in your teeth.
Boo fucking hoo, my heart fucking bleeds.
Get over it, you whining cunt, because much, much worse shit happens to people every day.

Why don't you sit outside a Tube station with a puppy dog on a string, asking for money ?

Fuck me, you people are beyond parody. You want the government to leave you alone ( the same as I do ) but when they can't fix your broken toothy-woothy then you go crying for help.

Sort it out yourself, like us self reliant people do.

There isn't nothing for nothing in this world either....if I was a woman I wouldn't put myself into the position of owing favours to a bunch of pasty faced greasy IT nerds who probably make "Comic Book Guy" from the Simpsons look like Brad Pitt. They WILL want you to suck their cocks in return.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure a bartering system would draw more interest.

Would, for example, the lovely Trixie be prepared to suck cock for cash?

Only askin'.

Anonymous said...

If it's in the jaw just take the tooth out. Should be cheap.

Martin said...

Anonymous 03:12,

What a cheap, mean-spirited bastard you sound. No, you actually manage to sound worse than that; you sound as if you're actually borderline disturbed. Your monomania has rotted your ability to empathise with another person who is suffering misfortune and pain; all you can do is abuse them. What kind of person are you?

Harry Hook said...

First thing... get a different dentist... I had extensive private work done on a rear molar...i.e. abscess - draining - antibiotics - root canal and crown... all private multi-appointment treatment done by a topline dental surgeon... all for less than £350. Before you ask... yes it was last year.

Failing that, there's always A&E or the local Dental hospital where something a bit involved will always get the full attention of a consultant... especially if you don't mind a bit of a wait. While I'm at it, I always recommend the opthalmic department within a good university for a thorough eye test... usually free... and set of fashion specs and lenses on the cheap.

Good Luck.

Harry Hook said...

Addendum... Is there a Walk-In Primary Treatment Dental Department in Trixy's locality? ...which will operate on a first come first served system from about 7am.

Mitch said...

done! I know just how painful these things can be.
Fair payment for all the entertainment.

Mitch said...

Ot but this might cheer you up a bit.


Daily Tech – November 7, 2008
Excerpt: An abnormally cool Arctic is seeing dramatic changes to ice levels. In sharp contrast to the rapid melting seen last year, the amount of global sea ice has rebounded sharply and is now growing rapidly. The total amount of ice, which set a record low value last year, grew in October at the fastest pace since record-keeping began in 1979.
Report: Global sea ice area: now same as in 1979! - ‘Fastest move in the 30 year history’
Arctic Sea Ice Extent: In October 2008, Fastest Ever Growth

crackers said...

My memory is poor so perhaps I am being unfair here. Was it on your blog about a year or two ago that I read of an appeal by a young lady who was studying to be a doctor.
I remeember checking her website and sob story. Sent off £100. No acknowledgement and no further postings from her.
So whilst sympathetic to Trixie's tooth problem I am minded of Confucius' advice

Fool me once - shame on you
Fool me twice - shame on me

crackers said...

My memory is poor so perhaps I am being unfair here. Was it on your blog about a year or two ago that I read of an appeal by a young lady who was studying to be a doctor.
I remember checking her website and sob story. Sent off £100 via PayPal. No acknowledgement and no further postings from her. Clever ruse.
So whilst sympathetic to Trixie's tooth problem I am minded of Confucius' advice

Fool me once - shame on you
Fool me twice - shame on me

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Crackers, post it once, shame on me, post it twice, shame on you? :o)

Oh well ... there goes the kids' Christmas fund. Best you use it wisely, Trixy!

Submariner said...

DK and all - the form is indeed well and truly pooched, at least from my browser, but I've just got round it by logging into PayPal manually and sending a donation to dk@devilskitchen.net, which enables you to choose your own subject header and insert a message. Trixie - hope you are soon feeling better

Trixy said...

Oh my goodness, I am just so grateful to you all. You've all made me cry again.

Harry; this is the second time the root canal is being done so costs lots more as they have to use little cameras to get to the bit.

Nice to know my brain might rot. Some might say, of course, that it has started already.

(Anon: I did actually write to the Health Secretary telling him I was considering turning tricks. Or Trix, I suppose.)

Devil's Kitchen said...

Anon,

"My memory is poor so perhaps I am being unfair here. Was it on your blog about a year or two ago that I read of an appeal by a young lady who was studying to be a doctor.
I remember checking her website and sob story. Sent off £100 via PayPal. No acknowledgement and no further postings from her. Clever ruse."


She did do a very grateful follow-up posting, having raised more than the money needed in a matter of a few hours. I'll try to find it for you.

DK

Kev G said...

Paypal? Don't talk to me about Paypal. I just tried to find out why my donation to Shaun Bailey's campaign fund hadn't been cashed.

The reply:

"Dear Kev

Thank you for your enquiry and your kind donation.

We do still have your details that you gave to us. Unfortunately we have had problems with the setting up of our pay pal account with which we will process the donation...."

OK. So far so tedious. But I'll tell you what's really weird. Above the "original message" (mine) is written:

From: "WB Mailer" THE.DEVIL@---.com

Yes, really. You under your professional name.

Does some wonk want to tell me what the blue blazes is going on?

Anyway, bollocks to Paypal. You (DK) can have a rubber cheque c/o the LPUK PO Box, or something else you can recommend.

Your Trixy is probably a ratbag, but WTF, my pension fund has been trashed, my equity is going down in flames like Valhalla and I might as well burn what little remains for the sake of a half-way decent cause before the fucking currency implodes for good and all.

WV: pointed [oh, Jesus]

Devil's Kitchen said...

Kev G,

Ah! Thank for pointing out that oversight: I have now corrected that email.

I did indeed set up Shaun's site, when I was working with Mike Rouse, and still maintain it.

The setting up of the PayPal account is nothing to do with me, however (for obvious reasons).

DK

Anonymous said...

Anon @3.12

Go fuck yourself, you shit-eating AIDS-riddled piece of sputum. Go die in a fire.

You wank furiously about how you need to steal money out of my pocket to pay for your glorious health system but then, when your bloated bureaucratic healthcare system can't even provide the minimal level of care it's supposed to, you blame the fucking victim for daring to get sick.

I could forgive you if your highway robbery disguised as taxation actually delivered a functioning healthcare system. If the NHS worked (or had ever worked) you might have a point that the trade-off is worth it. But the thing that makes you absolutely worthless, you vile statist cockmongling scum, is that your system doesn't work - in fact, it kills - and you don't give a shit.

Go get incurable rectal cancer, you inbred son of a dole-sponging motherfucker.

haddock said...

An emergency service is available to everyone, the last time I used the service it cost about £17.... anyone could get an extraction or a filling , but not 'cosmetic' work.
Seems fair to me.

The Filthy Smoker said...

anon 3.12

Seek professional help. Seriously. And if that doesn't work, kill yourself.

North Northwester said...

There you go Trixie. A small gift of my own.
Like the writing, really, and the other thing, but Mrs Northnorthwester says she doesn't mind: she loves me anyway.
Get that smile sorted out.

Cheers,

North Northwester said...

Anon @3.12

I pity you.

crackers said...

Devil Crackers here.

Do please post details of the student doctor since I wish to think well of her. Very pleased that you confirm her bona fides.

I shall do something about Trixie's plight. Fiscal. I am not a dentist.

Obnoxia

Well said sir. I am a bit of a fuckwit on the keyboard(and elsewhere)

crackers said...

Devil

There is a credit in your account from a GU address. This is from one of Trixy's toothfairies.

Anonymous said...

Well the man has a point. He doesn't see why he should feel pity for her when she clearly has no pity for anyone in the same medical predicament if they're poor.

And this certainly doesn't disprove the selfishness of libertarianism - you're rallying around to help one of your own, but want the NHS to stop helping those who can't afford treatment and don't have such a support network.

Socrates said...

What an utterly pathetic, money grabbing b!tch - down in the gutter with the benefit scrounging scum you all so clearly despise - oh well, if it makes you feel better about begging.

Be sure to declare your contributions to the Revenue, won't you now sexy babe?

Socrates said...

.

haddock said...

Now then Socrates, you would feel differently if you had to walk a mile in her shoes and you would "feel only slightly hindered by Jimmy Choo handbag"*

* Trixy June 2008

wv = brifism
the belief that Buying Rubbish Is Fun
( until there are bills to pay, that is )

the a&e charge nurse said...

Once upon a time we had an NHS that would have sorted out a straightforward dental problem like this..............not any more.

The same may well happen in other spheres of health care - if you don't pay, you don't get (and remember many treatments cost far more than routine root canal work).

The NHS may be far from perfect but other delivery systems are not without fault either ?

North Northwester said...

Remember those cute little toy trolls they used to make?
Anyone recall where you had to put the pencil?

Socrates?
Anyone?

David said...

Trixy should get a cheap ticket to Belgrade, and get her dental work done there. My wife had loads of crowns/root canals done in a matter of a few days. Superb, professional service for a third of the price of the NHS. I can recommend an excellent dentist, and the nightlife is good too!

Anonymous said...

The NHS excels at providing emergency medical treatment. A & E is the place to go .... pdq.

Anonymous said...

I think you'll find young Trixie knows where she will be putting her mouth.

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