Flotsam and jetsam: Just more shmata, drek or occasionally useful stuff, nu?
Trash and treasure really are in the eye of the beholder.
What follows is an egocentric (living?) collection of odds and ends.
As a science guy, people have often asked if there is …
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Full article at: Quick ‘n Easy Conversions etc – The Article
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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
Dr. Steven M. Fry
Read on, MacDuff!
I agree with you, Steve, that a civilized nation should take care of the health needs of all of its citizens. But instead, the politicians on both sides, who have their own gold-plated care policy, have merely taken care of their big donors. The system enacted will unravel because it is unsustainable.
Obama, whom I voted for ONCE, caved, first to Wall Street by appointing Summers and Geithner to “rescue” the economy they had destroyed; and then to Big Insurance and Big Pharma, allowing them to bleed the public. NB: the majority of pols dumped the single payer option quickly, even though that’s what the majority of first world nations use, because Big Insurance didn’t want to compete against the public group (potential gov’t plan) in the market place. And their PR agents invented histrionic language (“death panels”) to kill that single payer plan. Oddly, it was many of the same people who insist on austerity who shouted “death panels” — demanding ultra care, while refusing to allow any tax increase to pay for it. Dunno how to get there from here.
Here’s the best assessment I’ve seen thus far: