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I think the writers of Greek tragedy missed this story line, didn't they??

Beowulf comes close, but not quite this complete a failure:


Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.

Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said.

Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said.

Details about what triggered the incident were not available.

Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He performs under the name Christ Bearer.


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Wait, what?  Johnson cut off his johnson?!!

Oh the humanity!!
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Well played, KenV.

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Side question:

Who paid for the penis reattachment surgery and for all the other medical bills this sad sack racked up?
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Side question:

Who paid for the penis reattachment surgery and for all the other medical bills this sad sack racked up?

Why do you care?

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I would ordinarily agree with you-who cares who pays for the medical treatment. However, with everyone sharing their opinion of the the new ACA, or Obama care as it is called by opponents, it would be nice to see who gets the bill for this little misadventure. It would also be nice to see if this young professional singer has insurance. It is the premiums paid by younger people that will make the ACA a success or a failure. If more people knew just how much the taxpayers had to pay for uninsured young people, it would change many minds about a national insurance plan. It might also get both parties working to fix some of the problems with the plan that did get passed.
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Well he's black so obviously no health insurance. Probably on food stamps too. Plus, being black the cost of re attaching it must be huge.
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Actually, the doctors were unable to reattach the member.
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I can't help but to think that it is a good thing that he won't be reproducing.

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Side question:

Who paid for the penis reattachment surgery and for all the other medical bills this sad sack racked up?

Why do you care?

Why?  For many obvious reasons related to the current debate on healthcare funding (AKA Obamacare).

Did this sad sack have insurance?  And if not, who paid?  If the old "safety net" for the uninsured is still in place in addition to the ACA, what's the motivation to buy insurance under the ACA?
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Ah, yes, the Ken Rule:

Let 'em lay where they fall, god will sort them out.

I guess that Ken finally sees the good sense that a mandatory, single payer system would be, just like other, more rational countries have in place.

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I thought this was going to be about Ted Cruz.
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Wishful thinking again!  Like Johnson, you have to have a johnson before you can sever it.

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(KenV @ Apr. 24 2014, 2:29 am)
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Side question:

Who paid for the penis reattachment surgery and for all the other medical bills this sad sack racked up?

Why do you care?

Why?  For many obvious reasons related to the current debate on healthcare funding (AKA Obamacare).

Did this sad sack have insurance?  And if not, who paid?  If the old "safety net" for the uninsured is still in place in addition to the ACA, what's the motivation to buy insurance under the ACA?

Funny, I dont recall you getting all prolapse about other people who use the emergency room as their own private doctor.

As far as who paid the medical, we can only assume that his insurance paid for it since he has the money to afford to pay for medical coverage.

Besides, he took a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It is unfortunate that he will be a unix for the rest of his life but actions have consequences.


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Ah, yes, the Ken Rule:

Let 'em lay where they fall, god will sort them out.

Blatant strawman, if ever there was one.
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Funny, I dont recall you getting all prolapse about other people who use the emergency room as their own private doctor.

Then  you haven't been keeping up.

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As far as who paid the medical, we can only assume that his insurance paid for it since he has the money to afford to pay for medical coverage.
We can "only" assume he bought insurance because he can afford it?  What specious logic!  Being able to afford to buy something and actually buying that something are two very different things.  I have been able to afford to buy a new car for decades, and yet I've never bought one.

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Besides, he took a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It is unfortunate that he will be a unix for the rest of his life but actions have consequences.
unix?  That's a computer operating system.  You clearly meant eunuch.  And BTW, that requires castration, which would involve more than Johson's johnson.
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