[ExI] honor among parasites

Tom Nowell nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 16 12:41:02 UTC 2010

On 6/14/2010 7:40 PM, John Grigg wrote:

"Damien, I would recommend the tick join the Aussie navy where a female can get breast implants as part of their medical benefits.  ; )"

And Damien replied:"Don't be crude and lewd, John; those are emergency flotation devices."

Actually, there's probably a more compelling reason for those breast implants - the plastic surgery budget doesn't just cover treating battle wounds, it also has to cover training plastic surgeons. While a plastic surgeon may want to train in the military so as to gain first-rate skills in dealing with violent injuries, they also want to train in skills that will be useful to them in civilian life. Doing breast implants is a very valuable skill for plastic surgeons, and people in the military are generally too young to have more than a tiny rate of breast cancer.

So, you'll find a bunch of operations performed sporadically just to maintain the skills and training needed by the surgeons. Likewise, even the most mercenary of hospitals will offer a small amount of pro bono work in order to keep up a willing supply of volunteers for junior surgeons to train on.



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