Monday, June 25, 2012

Just Lovely

Teen lesbian couple found shot in Texas park - U.S. News: "Two teenage girls in a relationship were found with gunshot wounds to the head in a south Texas park, with one of them dying from her injuries, media reports say. Police were searching for their assailants. "

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

The dumbest Supposedly Analytical Article on Health Insurance I have ever read

Eight reasons not to be insured - AnalyticBridge:
"For the majority of Americans with no significant health problems, not smoking or drinking excessively, eating well, not obese, and not involved in really dangerous activities (e.g. reckless driving), with savings above $50K, having health insurance is a very bad choice, in terms of ROI. "

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Consider that this is one of the author's "reasons"

Not having health insurance is particularly attractive if you focus on prevention rather than curing problems, go as little as possible to the doctor, and use alternate cheaper medicines (or drug purchased in India) whenever possible, and don't need coverage for pregnancy.
 In other words .. sucks to be female or have any kind of inherited condition.

And oh by the way, the median net worth of an american household is about $75,000. And nearly nobody has liquid assets of 50k or more.

What a fuckwit

Makes me ashamed to share a profession with him.

Larry Ellison Buys A Hawaiian Island

Ellison Buys Hawaiian Island -

"Yes, it's true, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has bought 98% of the Hawaiian Island of Lanai for $500m.  The island was previously owned by David Murdock who bought Dole in 1985.  The island has 3,200 residents, two luxury resorts, two golf courses and is 88,000 acres (141 square miles) in size.  "

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Wow. I guess my little dream of retiring to Little Tancook Island is pretty tame

I have no words - Rove/Romney Edition

Romney Donors Mingle With GOP Elite at Utah Retreat - Rebecca Kaplan - "Rove – who, along with Matalin, apparently regaled the crowed by recalling an incident in which former Vice President Dick Cheney shot attorney Harry Whittington during a quail hunt in 2006 – described his own session as “damn good” to reporters as he sped away on a golf cart after lunch. "

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The curse of the gingers | Pharyngula

The curse of the gingers | Pharyngula: "But here’s the thing: pheomelanin is a lousy barrier to UV. In fact, pheomelanin is prone to photodamage (exposure to light causes it to break down) that produces carcinogenic byproducts. It’s also synthesized biochemically by a process that consumes glutathione (GSH), an important cellular anti-oxidant. So making red hair actually depletes the body of a protective substance, and has the side-effect of producing carcinogens. "

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Compassionate Conservatism - Part N

Fischer: Let Sick People Die | Dispatches from the Culture Wars:

"If we want to bring down the cost of health care, it’s easy. What we lack is not the way but the will. The way is simple. First, eliminate the federal requirement that hospitals have to treat any patient who shows up. That’s the place to begin. Get government out of telling hospitals who they have to do business with. There is simply no way to control the cost of health care if hospitals are obligated to provide healthcare to all regardless of their ability to pay"

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Everything I know about women in One Blog Post

They generally smell good

RIM Comes up with another bad idea

RIM considers splitting business in two: report -
"RIM, which last month said it had hired JP Morgan and RBC Capital to look at its strategic options, could break off its handset division into a separate listed company or sell it, the British newspaper reported without citing sources. "

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Everything you need to know about SCOTUS

Obama Health Law Seen Valid, Scholars Expect Rejection - Bloomberg:
"The U.S. Supreme Court should uphold a law requiring most Americans to have health insurance if the justices follow legal precedent, according to 19 of 21 constitutional law professors who ventured an opinion on the most-anticipated ruling in years.
Only eight of them predicted the court would do so."

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So much for the Court being above politics

John Cole On The results of the Egyptian Election

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » In a Shocking Twist, Majority Islamic Nation Elects Islamic President: "Who did they think they would elect? Palin? "

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Dumbest Comment of the Day - The Blaze Edition

Gallup: 54% of Americans Would Vote for Atheist Presidential Candidate | "Jimmy Carter is an atheist, and he teaches Sunday School. He no more believes the bible, than Obama does."

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Bill Maher on Conservatives

New Rule: If a 14 Year-Old Can Deliver Your Message, It's Not Because He's Gifted, It's Because Intellectually You're a Child | Video Cafe:
"When 14 year-old boys sound exactly like you do and can produce radio shows and books and speeches that sound exactly like yours, maybe you should rethink the sh*t that's coming out of your mouth. "

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Bill Maher can be a preening asshole but on this he is about right

Things i do not seem to be good at

Being alone
Being in a relationship

Hmmmmm. I think I see a possible problem here