Aug 232013

Nevada could face suit for dumping patients in Calif.


Short form: California is threatening to sue Nevada  to reimburse about $500,000 spent on the care of about 500 psychiatric patients shipped from NV to CA via “Greyhoud therapy.”

One wonders when California is going to send a similar bill to Mexico for several *billion* dollars.

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Also: “Greyhound therapy” would seem extendable to Obamacare… simply provide one-way tickets to the ill to places like Cuba or Britain which are supposed to have such awesome universal healthcare.

 Posted by at 9:06 am
Aug 222013

Staffer shocked by lightning on Creation Museum attraction

The gods of Asgard have historically taken a pretty hands-off approach to humans, but sometimes the dumbassery is powerful enough to merit an off-handed warning smite. Case in point: The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, which promotes the intellectually offensive gibberish-based notion that dinosaurs lived alongside men and that the world is around 10K years old. This offense to all which is good and thoughtful got a minor zap from Mjolnir and a staffer got a tazing from touching part of the zip line attraction, a component of which had been charged up like a capacitor.
 Posted by at 11:47 am
Aug 222013

The Man Who Was Treated for $17,000 Less

The short form: if you are planning on a surgery and your health insurance won’t cover it all and you’ll be left with a big bill… talk to ’em and find out what it’ll cost you if you do not file it as an insurance claim, but pay cash.

The doctor in the story points out what the effects of Obamacare will be on the costs of healthcare…

 Posted by at 9:21 am
Aug 212013

A recent Georgia Tech convocation speech. The speaker exhorts the incoming students not to follow in the footsteps of the astronauts, Nobel prize laureates and Presidents who graduated from Georgia Tech, but to exceed their footsteps, to crush the shoulders of the giants upon whom they stand, to build Iron Man suits, and to play theme music during convocation speeches like a badass.

Gives me a smidgeon of hope for the future that there are still some young engineers with such enthusiasm. Now, if only they can carry that through into their cube-dwelling careers in soul-crushing corporate drudgery, burdened by mountains of government rules…

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 Posted by at 9:26 pm
Aug 202013

At first this looks like progress:

Creationist radio ad: Evolution cannot be debunked with reason

In a 60-second radio ad released Thursday, Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham admitted there was no scientific evidence that conclusively demonstrated that evolution was a lie.

But then…

“We have solid proof in in our hands that evolution is a lie: the Bible,” Ham explained. “You see, we can’t depend solely on our reasoning ability to convince skeptics. We present the evidence and do the best we can to convince people the truth of God by always pointing them to the Bible.”


 Posted by at 9:42 pm
Aug 202013

Easily vandalized, sabotaged, accidentally damaged. But an interesting thought. Perhaps workable in some locations.

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 Posted by at 1:55 pm