Saturday, May 18, 2013

Something to Know - 18 April


1.  Technology keeps on working.  For example, the paradigm of solar collecting has been shattered, and now recycles all of those old discarded Madonna Bras:

2.  You know, things like war used to be a lot less costly when the common grunts did all the work. Now that the Pentagon, courtesy of Bush, Cheney and Halliburton, we find that we are being sucked into a welfare program for KBR that beats anything I've ever heard of:

3.  Both the LA and NY Times had stories about the cost (high and and low) and unexplainable inconsistencies of medical services at hospitals.  There is another story to come:

4.  Here is that other story.   A business model that a hospital uses to simply increase profits through deceptive and undisclosed practices can hardly be considered as a public-spirited health care provider - but that what is going on.   This is just another method to rip off the system - because it can, and in the true spirit of attempted free-market economics:

5.  Along with the on-going discussion of the XL Pipeline, another factor needs to be understood.  What becomes of the oil sands byproducts after the sludge is cooked and refined?   What is the stuff, what unintended (but not commonly known) problems are resulting?   Here is a glimpse of what that crap has done in Detroit:

6.  I, for one, am weary and tired of all the sanctimonious hyperbole that is foaming out of the mouths of GeeOpie minions.   With the federal deficit diminishing, the unemployment rate going down, and the stock market soaring into new highs, they have to try to divert the attention and stir some controversy - as if the Republicans have always been pure public servants.  And so it goes with the media reporting this stuff - which will only last as long until the next sensational celebrity criminal act, school shooting, or OJ hanging himself in his cell with a picture of Michael Jackson's left glove on his nose:

7.  Charles Blow has come along to help turn the page on the book that was started above in #6.  Tomorrow is another day:


"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured."
       -- Kurt Vonnegut

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