Date: October 23, 2017
A 9-month-old boy with an aggressive brain tumor received a letter from his family’s insurance company explaining that treating the cancer would be too expensive and therefore “not medically necessary.”
What in the heck is this family paying for, if the insurance company wont even step up and come through, in their time of dire need?…
…Isn’t this exactly the sort of thing you buy “health insurance” for?
You know what’s so sick…
…It’s that, yes…these kinds of measured judgments make every bit of sense, wherever financial profits and loss reductions must be considered…
…When it’s all run like a for profit business…It makes all the sense in the world, to let that infant die…and absolve themselves of all responsibility…
…Why does relief from human suffering, and the fight for base survival have a price tag on it?…
…Why is anybody allowed to make a profit off of it, in this specific manner?…
It seems to me…that type of “livelihood”, should almost be criminal.
The “health insurance” industry must be abolished, in the United States…Period.
Get that horrendous obstacle out of the way, of people’s ability to live!
It’s time for universal health care.
The people have a right, to instruct their government to do this.
If the insurance companies want to carry on selling their policies…let them…
…Let them compete against the free market choice with universal health care available…
…Let the people decide, which path they wish to travel.
Date: October 23, 2017
“I weigh in on the manner by which enemies of reason have responded to Bruce Gilley’s article titled “The Case for Colonialism.”
The College Fix article recounting the case: http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/36878/
Title and abstract of Gilley’s article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436597.2017.1369037“
Date: October 22, 2017
“This video reviews the CHIP $9 single board computer that at the time of upload was sold by the Next Thing Co, but which is now apparently discontinued.
Weekly videos on other single board computers and a wide range of computing-related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers“
CHIP v Raspberry Pi Zero:
This is just fascinating…
It’s to bad you cant get these CHIPs anymore.
They could be quite useful, if you need a quick, inexpensive computer…or, you want something dispensable, where you can surf the net and not worry about picking up viruses and such things.
…If you can get more…this is the type of computer you could afford to lose, and not even so much care about it.
Date: October 22, 2017
“A project started by fans has started to accelerate very quickly. Approaching a petition size of nearly 35,000 signatures, they are now in the midst of developing and bringing a new console to market that will target 4K gaming. They still appear to need Sega’s approval and branding, however the current situation looks promising for Sega fans.
Spartan Console Website: https://spartanconsole.com/“
What is the Sega Spartan? Nothing. Literally Nothing. | RGT 85:
NO Sega Is NOT Making A New Console! – Project Spartan Rant:
Wouldn’t it be neat?
Of the Sega systems I own…the Genesis is lovely…the Sega CD was interesting, but senseless, unsupported and uninspiring [most of the game library already existed on cartridge!]…the Saturn was nice, but unsupported and lacking in a game library…and the Dreamcast is just great!
While I did have a long head start with Sega [and Nintendo]…once Sony hit the scene, everything else became secondary…even if still well loved, wanted and valued.
I’d love to see a new Sega system…even though I’m not prepared to dump a lot of money into new consoles.
…But, as they say…Sega isn’t what we remember it to be…And that’s really sad. They are not their own business entity, anymore…They cannot make these kinds of decisions, on their own.
Date: October 22, 2017
“Sue Scheff is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, parent advocate and internet safety expert. Today, we chat with Sue about her new book, Shame Nation, with forward by MonicaLewinsky.
But first, a bit more about my friend, Sue Scheff.
After being victimized online and cyber-stalked due to her advocacy work with troubled teens, Sue won a 2006 landmark case for internet defamation and invasion of privacy. Her book, Google Bomb! How the $11.3M Verdict Changed the Way We Use the Internet (HCI, 2009), co-authored by the late John Dozier, one of the country’s leading Internet attorneys, documents that legal battle while also offering prescriptive advice. Since then, her name and voice have become synonymous with helping others who have been victims of online abuse as well as educating people of all ages about the importance of good digital citizenship and protecting their online reputation.
Today she is a much sought after expert who has been featured on major media outlets including GMA, CBS This Morning, ABC News, 20/20, The Rachel Ray Show, Dr. Phil, CNN, Anderson Cooper, CBS Nightly News, Lifetime, Fox News, CBC, BBC, Dr. Drew HLN, CNN Headline News, InSession Court TV, and noted major publications such as USA Today, AARP, Parenting Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Forbes, Sun-Sentinel, Asian Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, and many more.”
Date: October 21, 2017
“A Georgia state representative — who is also an anesthesiologist and the wife of the former federal Health and Human Services secretary — asked at a public hearing Tuesday about the legality of quarantining HIV patients to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.
The LGBQT advocacy group GLAAD on Friday demanded an apology from Price.
“We have come a long way in how we understand and talk about HIV as a nation, and comments like those made by Georgia State Representative Betty Price fly in the face of that progress, and of basic decency,” the group’s president, Sarah Kate Ellis, said in a written statement.
It is “reprehensible” that the comments were made by a physician and a lawmaker, Ellis added.
The CDC estimates 1 in 7 people who have HIV don’t know they are infected. Those carriers can then unwittingly infect their sexual partners or, in the case of drug users, individuals with whom they share needles or syringes.”
Since the video is not working…I cannot seem to get an original context, in which the original question was posed…
Something else strikes me here, though.
AIDs is a very touchy subject for us sexual minorities…most especially us homosexual ones…It’s fair to say, none of us likes what the AIDs epidemic has done to us, as a minority and as a community…both directly, and indirectly.
Is it wrong of me to say…that I don’t like the politically correct monster, that so much of the LGBTQ-etc community has become?…
…Am I the only one who asks, why groups like GLAAD believe “we don’t have to confront these questions, anymore”?…or, seemingly, presume that some forms of dialogue are “below them”?
…Why is GLAAD’s sense of outrage, and demand for an apology, newsworthy?
…Has GLAAD become so big headed, that it’s only focus is on the public image of certain sexual minorities, while shaming anything that might potentially taint them in any way?
It seems to me…a group like GLAAD should have enough resources, competence and standing, that they could muster up something far more potent, than some demand for an apology…
These types of incidents are excellent opportunities to educate the public, after all…
Is shaming someone into giving an apology, honestly going to do anything of value?
If people like Betty Price have genuine questions…you know what?…they should be asked, openly and honestly…and they should be open to the response they get.
Only people and groups who fear the findings surrounding any specific issue, act to stop other people from asking the questions…
GLAAD should not be in any position to fear this question…should it?
There is also another point…
HIV and AIDS still exist…They are far less deadly, than they were when they first became known…but they’ve lingered on for decades…and they are genuine social problems for everyone, sexual minority or not.
Just because you can live a reasonably long and healthy life after being infected, doesn’t mean that they are no longer a problem.
When discussing what to do about the uncontrolled spread of this disease…it’s not necessarily out of line, to discuss a quarantine policy…or discuss whether or not such a policy is even on the table…
Would such a policy pass in the U.S.?…Not likely…Not openly, anyway…Though it almost certainly exists, for a state of emergency…
…But you know what?…If there are people infected with this…and they’re spreading it, with no awareness or intent to stop…somebody needs to intervene…
…Perhaps GLAAD should save it’s outrage, for cases where people aren’t being responsible with safeguarding their infectious diseases?
I’m tired of the outrage culture we live in…
…I’m tired of the groups, who think their own public image trumps everything else.