You know those people who put tape over their laptop’s webcam to keep digital peeping toms at bay? They’re not crazy.
Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are.
“The most interesting thing about writing is the way that it obliterates time. Three hours seem like three minutes. Then there is the business of surprise. I never know what is coming next. The phrase that sounds in the head changes when it appears on the page. Then I start probing it with a pen, finding new meanings. Sometimes I burst out laughing at what is happening as I twist and turn sentences. Strange business, all in all. One never gets to the end of it. That’s why I go on, I suppose. To see what the next sentences I write will be.”
—R.I.P. Gore Vidal. You will be missed.
If Hurricane Sandy doesn’t persuade Americans to get serious about climate change, nothing will. Read more.
There is a bias in medicine against talking to people and for cutting, scanning and chopping into them. If this was a pill or or a machine with these results it would be front-page news in the Wall Street Journal. If we could get these results for your grandmother, you’d say, ‘Of course I want that.’ But then you’d say, what are the risks? Does she need to have chemotherapy? Does she need to be put in a scanner? Is it a surgery? And you’d say, no, you just have to have a nurse come visit her every week.
Preventative healthcare reducing costs. How novel.
Should definitely cut it from the budget.
Joined up thinking here.(via johnjohnston100)
Source: Washington Post
Thirteen years after an exchange of fire in Gaza appeared to have resulted in the death of a Palestinian boy at the start of the second intifada, an Israeli investigative panel has found “there are many indications” that Mohammed al-Dura and his father, Jamal, “were never hit by gunfire” – neither Israeli nor Palestinian – after all. Read more.
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Let’s be honest, though. That this faded away from our culture is a significant problem. We have a fickle memory. We forget a lot of things. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but the truth is, it’s back, people are fully aware of the scale of the program, and we can now do something about it as a culture.
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