Sunday, February 12, 2012

On Self-Insurance

One of the good things that might come from the kerfuffle over birth control and health insurance is if someone tries to use the argument that since many large organizations self insure they would still be "violating their conscience".

Make no mistake, health insurance companies are a pestilence but in many cases it is actually your own HR department (contracted out to a servicer) you are fighting when you think you are having a dispute with your health insurer. Many employers are very cagey about the fact that they do this and are more than happy for you to think that their hands are tied and cannot help you.

It is simply a convenient lie.

On The Myth Of the Reasonable Republican

Balloon Juice » Stupid Is as Stupid Does:
"ATTN: Moderate Republicans- at this point, you are out of excuses. No more BS about trying to take the party back. No more crap about your principles or how you are an old school conservative or just don’t feel comfortable with Democrats. You vote Republican, you vote for the maniacs. No more bullshit excuses to help you sleep at night. You vote for them, you are one of them. Period."

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What Is A Quantum Computer

Is This A Quantum Computer? « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP:
"And I realized that it was a real challenge to me: is there a way to explain what a quantum computer is without losing everyone who does not know a large amount of mathematics? Perhaps it is impossible, but as they say in England, I thought we would have a “go” at it."

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