Well, we made it to the East coast, i.e., Jersey. Today we were doing a college tour for my youngest.
- I don’t get cable, but apparently there is a “reality” show about Ducks … (two remarks on that here and here). Seems to me the situation is basically as follows, the left purports to want to enter into “conversations about race/gender/marriage”, but they really don’t. If you really want to “have a conversation” when the other side speaks their mind, you reply, you engage in conversation, you …, uhm, talk. But no. What the left does is try to shut you down and fire you. That’s not engaging in conversation, that’s naked coercion. Persuasion by force and coercion (a) doesn’t work and (b) is highly unethical. So in the absence of people like Mr Schraub and the left leading (or at least entering) the hew and cry to reverse the suspension, those on the left are left with that unfortunate choice of asking themselves, “am I stupid or evil.” (the assumption here being that attempts at persuasion by coercion is evil). The first link makes an interesting point, you can’t refuse to sell a cake based on your beliefs, but you can be fired saying what you believe, hmm.
- Faith and commerce.
- A really bad whoops moment noted.
- Theotokos and Nativity.
- Situation and being awake.
- Obesity. I’ve seem some remarks about obesity and whether or not it should be treated as a disease and why we so often blame the obese for their condition. I think the salient insight on why we tend to blame the obese for their condition in the US is that those of us who are not oveweight realize how easy it would be to eat to much and not exercise. The non-obese have to work at it to stay thin, their feeling is that those who are not thin just didn’t do their due diligence and got where they were.
- What the administration is setting aside.
- A book noted.
- Of war and human nature.
Well, we had a brush with the news on our trip to the East coast. Our connecting train from DC to Trenton was Train number 168 on Saturday, which struck a “trespasser.”
As a kid we played on and around the tracks across the highway, … which didn’t have 100 mph Acela trains on it but … it seems highly likely it was suicide (and this is the season for that sort of thing).
We were delayed for 2 hours, we left on a Metra train at 4:30pm CST and got to Trenton at 8pm EST the next day.
Tomorrow, train ride to East coast begins. In ze meantime … links?
- Trickery of the shoe varietal.
- From the same source, of memory, loss, and recovery.
- We can thank the White House for this Christmas gift.
- If true, amazingly stupid.
- Selfie … pretty close to selfish.
- On those manmade gasses and their effects.
- Fundamentalist Islam and the UK.
- Well, at least they can claim a better rollout than the US, that it didn’t cost $1 billion, and took less than 6 years to develop.
So, recently in my attempt to back in shape, I’m trying swimming, which is new to me. I’m really (repeat) really slow (to put it pointedly, there are pool meet records posted on the wall, I can’t beat the times posted by “under 8 y/o girls” yet) … and I can’t swim very far before being winded. But I’m improving. I think I need to grow lats before the slow thing can be really solved.
- Not liking the Obamacare thing, the uninsured.
- Yes, but to be honest, you have to give the Admin a bit of a break there. Those other Presidents didn’t have their projects done by no-bid contracts with their buddies company.
- The President’s commission reviewed the NSA procedures and made recommendations .. and he spoke as well. Remarks on that here, here and here.
- Ohio moves against homeschooling.
- Of course you can talk about it (see liberals think if you can’t talk about it, then it is evidence of bigotry).
- In which “a great idea” means take a bad thing and make it even worse.
- Make sure you are not drinking anything near a keyboard when reading this headline.
- Apparently athletic ability no longer a criteria in politically correct land. After all, we wouldn’t want to judge people on ability or character …. just the color of their skin or the group to which they adhere.
- But I guess once you truly embrace the stupid you can’t stop.
So, I’m figuring out my schedule as I’m kinda off this week.
- So, more “scientific discoveries” of the restating the obvious sort, this time from economics. The old folk saying “40 below keeps the riff raff out” from North Dakota comes to mind.
- Again, science restating the obvious. To get good at anything takes lots of practice. To get world-class good at something takes that plus lots of talent. Duh.
- Staking claims and property rights … on the moon.
- A commercial noted.
- The global warming, err, climate change crowd are probably crowing about this (to which a reprise of their own comments on cold weather is in order) … but it’s cool anyhow.
- To whit.
- “Judge Leon” three posts, here, here and here. Unfortunately for me, the phrase “Judge Leon” brings this for me.
- Speaking of names and associations. Jack Bauer is in the news.
- You can keep your doctor, liberal New Yorker impact.
- Pre-game go go go (and a counter opinion). Upshot, consistency won out.
- You can take the gymnast out of the gym, but … you can’t take the gym out of the gymnast.
- Art and the ant.
- Of church and state.
Ok. A little early, but tomorrow is my last day before I’m off work for a bit and I’m likely to be a bit busy.
- So, a court case, which side would you be on?
- A source for consternation for the average Democrat I’d imagine.
- Politeness. (and Politenessman)
- Mr Ed’s antecedent.
- AmigaOS was awesome.
- Coolness. Was a time when the pump to get was a Silca, ’cause you could get parts fo it on Mars as the saying went.
- Nekkid. (SFW)
- Men and women different, who knew? (but remember feminists will reject the notion that even though cells and pancreas might be different … the brain cannot be).
- Progress noted.
- Monday nights Bears game … beer freezes at 8 degrees F.
- Slippery when icy.
- Drones, come soon to law enforcement near you.
- That “mission accomplished” working website.
- Snow and anomalies.
Well, I’m back in town.
- Belief in Santa Claus? This is really really dumb. Do people doubt that Julius Caesar existed? Do they write articles about it? Is that something that needs defending. Wiki doesn’t doubt he exists. But apparently journalists are clueless. I suppose you could wonder about the tense “exists” vs “existed” … which depends only on your faith in the Resurrection or lack thereof. But he was a historical personage of that there is basically no doubt.
- Youth and passing into maturity (or not).
- Half a point in defense of the young boy who kissed his classmates hand. Half a point for pointing out that the act was problematic. Loss of a point (or two) for not realizing the scope of the infraction was minor at best.
- But the victory dance was done, the web site is fixed, mission accomplished and all that. How can that be?
- Privacy and law.
- More silly science … newsflash! People with low impulse control have … (wait for it) poor impulse control.
- To give the same source its due … things going bang are cool right?
- Verse and photo.
- In favor of min wage increase.
- Not so much in favor of same.
- A dialog.
- David, err, Jonathan and Goliath.
- Uhm, I say it all the time. Apparently I’m not “men”.
- Not incorrect, not misleading, … a lie.
- Judo with the liberal correctness enforcer.
- Or you could just recall details of the life of the actual St. Nicholas of Myra.
- Whe “throw the bums out” becomes the sole objective.
- Natalie Cole and the test tube.
- Disposing of nuttery on both sides with respect to Mr Mandela. If you ask me, he was a prophet (which occupation has nothing to do with prediction of future, but has everything to do with upsetting applecarts and pointing out flaws in the status quo).
- Sarin and Syria … was it another Benghazi mythmaking exercise?
- Doc Smith.
- A problem looming for Obamacare?
- Speech, freedom and the law.
An amusing list
Some weeks ago, I noticed someone (on a blog) wondering what comics might be made into movies that might work but which haven’t. I’ve a few suggestions
Woops. Missed one.
- Hollywood cougars. I’m guessing that fooled you.
- Most everyone will pay more and we won’t like it. It has been remarked that “the horrible web services” aren’t the problem with Obamacare. That’s right. It’s just the horrible think hiding worse things. The Democrat gambit is that you pay more and they tell you they are giving you a subsidy to help you pay for it and you won’t notice your bottom line is worse, your deductible is worse, and you are paying for coverages you don’t want. You’re supposed to be so thankful for the subsidy (free cash!!!) that you’ll ignore the rest. So, will the pretend subsidy blind you to the flaws? How stupid are we? Dem answer -> really stupid. Are we? Time will tell.
- Science, really good at noting the obvious.
- More importantly lying is part of the political culture.
- An expert on “women in the workplace” speaks, except in a short review of his career, he spent a whole year or two in the workplace in ’68 and ’69. Expert indeed.
- A tech review of healthcare isn’t impressed.
- Let’s see, the UN “is going after Assad” for war-crimes because the atrocities on both sides are rampant. If crimes are symmetric why would the justice seeking be asymmetric?
- The all powerful loofah.
Ok. Thanksgiving in the bag.
- In other news, mixing heroin and meth still bad too.
- “not many decades ago …. ” and they were right too.
- The more you know, the worse it looks. Apparently.
- Some vocals worth your time.
- More here.
- There may be good arguments against materialism, but those aren’t them.
- The “three” things it needs? How about “not being a hoax?” As a better reason than those three.
- I see. It’s not “if you like your plan you can keep it” … What he meant to seay was “if you don’t like our plan, you’re screwed.”
- Defining “fixing” down. So a billion dollars to a no-bid friend’s company … that went well, eh?
- It’s always the quiet creeps that you have to watch out for … or how geology imitates child sex abuse, eh?
- Hobby Lobby vs Ms Obamacare.
- Why would he say that? For the same reason Pauline Cael wondered at the Reagan electoral victory.
- And the fossil record clearly shows all those mass die offs every time the globe warmed far hotter than it is now, which it has done many times … oops, what do you mean it doesn’t? Hmm. So, then what’s the point of the article?
- A “seems to have forgotten” moment that will likely never again be forgotten by at least one individual.
- Disagreeing with Aristotle (and I think the founders who I suspect agreed with Aristotle).
- Although I think the above post author would agree with this.
- So, do you agree? Was it illegal or just unprincipled?
- Related to the above.
- Cool. (HT)
- And he’d be right.
- A certain running back, back in the news.
- Another person who envies the VA system.
- The press and a prophet.
- Stupid if true.
- Obamacare and it’s implementation. Hypocrisy?
Well, I’m exercising again (too much work for quite a bit there). It would feel better if I wasn’t so horribly out of shape. … Links?
- Tools for staying in power, kind of like suborning the IRS to harass opposition groups. Makes you feel good doesn’t it.
- More not-feel-so-good news about our government “for and by the people”.
- Obamacare, bending that cost curve … since 2003, err, wait!?
- Fertilizer pollutants and a possible solution.
- This is making the rounds. I don’t understand very well his objection. Legal != moral. Do what is right and let the cards fall. What else can/should a man do but that?
- This too is making the rounds. Looks like lying and playing the victim card scored the liar thousands of dollars and some fame and notoriety. Yet another strikeout for the (liberal) press.
- Way way better than pigs in space.
- A non-mistake by the Administration. Heck, even a stopped watch is right twice (or once depending) a day.
- Mona Lisa re-imagined.
- Mr Matthews backhand criticism of the President.
- A debated noted.
- For those who think there are no non-religious arguments against SSM. Think again.
- Mr Thomas in a heartbeat.
Yo. No excuses this week. I’m home and I’m off work.
- Obamacare satire (HT).
- Less humor, more insight on Obamacare here.
- ROTFL, geesh. Maybe he’s right, it’s not about ideology it’s about inclusion in the “Democrat team”.
- GQ skewers Obama for the Holidays.
- Ten points to consider when thinking about immigration. Look carefully at #1 if you think “open borders” is anything but a joke.
- 2nd Amendment and knives.
- America, where if it’s really weird, we will build it.
- Remember carbon credits.
- Smelling a rat.
- Progressive taxation.
- I disagree. You’re both being racist. A good definition of racism is using race as a criteria where it is unwarranted. You aren’t being “tribal” unless you are part of that tribe. If you are using color of skin to judge suitability for a job, that is racist whether you decide to give the job or withhold it on that basis. (If you think that is a poor definition, consider instances of racism and tell me one in which that definition doesn’t fit but that the act is still racist).
- Curious chemistry.
Quite busy busy busy, ’tis the season I guess. How about you?
- Intrusions of sorts. To what end? I understand why Google or Target wants to know lots about you, … to sell you stuff and make money. Why does the state want to know? Perhaps the critical question is what reasons for wanting to know are valid and what are not? I suspect, like what constitutes a right left and right will not come to easy agreement on that question.
- To that point? 100% free and voluntary, yah, right.
- National character and pride of place demonstrated. Rightly it seems too.
- Woodland creatures prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
- Cutlery for the season.
- UN treaty trumps local laws? Hmmm.
- Remember those remarks in September about security and the government health insurance exchanges …
- A contrast.
- Setting the mood.
- Whose money was spent, eh?
- Wow. Serious mad skillz.
- Creativity in science and a reply. I’ve been reading David Bently Hart’s new book … in it he remarks that science is an ascetic discipline (mental), in which the discipline is to hold and perfect your thinking to certain methodologies. Perhaps the best way to consider creativity in science, similarly, as constrained creative process. To narrow down further, you can make a creative chess move, but that isn’t freely open to creativity your movements and options are constrained by the rules.
- And here just this weekend, I was joking that if we get a new dog, we’d name him/her “lunchmeat”.
- Obamacare compared.
- Liberty for all.
- A search and rescue in the White House.
- I might have to read this to find out what “exact numerical solution” might mean.
- Uhm, … duh. Next on from our science reporter, the sun rises in the east and moving air is called “wind”.
- Categorizing the senseless.
- In flight repairs of a unique sort.
- Why are we married? A conversation.
- Old salty sea stories.
- Teaching and competition.
- A legal debate noted.
- A legal question posed …
- and one remark on that front from another lawyer.
- So, there was this zebra and this donkey and they walk into a bar ….
- Or more likely the “core idea” is not actually a good one.
- Says the guy who doesn’t take raw garlic when he gets a cold.
- If there’s no there there, why the NDA?
- An extreme embarrassment for the administration and their now obvious lack of anything resembling competence.
- Just change the words and it’s not racism.
- Archaeology and spice.
- Wooh, racism … liberal hue and cry for aff action is … curiously absent.
- Wealth transfer (HT).
- 2nd hand smoke, meet 2nd hand consent.
- Scary story?
- War on marriage, the economics front.
- “Snuck in” … uhm, no. Yet another lie appears.
- “Transitioned” from the plan you like to the plan you are required to have.
- Remote touch.
- Freedom or federal healthcare, pick one. Just remember that.
- Slime … not the beltway variety.
- Coyote benefits?
- Intentional edit?
- 50k signups … in perspective.
- Spot the horrible warming trend.
- Mr Clinton says it was a lie too. And he’s not alone. Of course that begs the question of why, unlike the rest of us, they didn’t realize it when he said it and not now.
- Enrollment numbers, success was 500k, got 50k … and they lied to get to arrive at 50k … wonder how low it really was, eh?
- Doc Ock wasn’t a credible villain … comes to life.
- Advocates for any given thing often bring them to demonstrations. Liberals find that odd apparently.
- Servicemen drink. Who knew?
- Progress in peer review?
- No. What we need are people to look at studies (eg) which show no correlation between gun violence a gun control legislation. Or a better approach might be to note perhaps bringing a gun to a party is not warranted and leave it at that.
So, seeing that the “Twin-Up!” (link) is released. It reported will about 215 mpg with an 8 gallon tank (consider refueling every 1600 miles, eh?)
But it likely won’t be released in the US. Well, no problem, just buy it there and bring it over. Woops. You can’t drive it here? Why? Because it has a CE safety rating which isn’t the same as the US ratings. What is the biggest difference, after all emissions isn’t going to be an issue, it doesn’t burn enough to have any substantial emissions? So then, what is the problem? It seems side air bags in the US are required to protect people who don’t wear seat belts, but in the CE they are only required to protect passengers wearing seat belts. Uhm? It’s illegal to drive in the US without a seat belt … so why then do we require cars to protect people when they engage in illegal activity? There is no good reason …
Or more accurately, the real reason is to isolate the CE and US markets from allowing cars approved over there from competing over here and vice versa. It’s all about smaller confined markets.
- Seems to me the logic problem (I figure about 51% btw) is that “one daughter is a girl born on Friday” doesn’t preclude the other daughter from also being a daughter born on Friday. The other child’s birth day and sex is unconstrained. The probability any given child is born female is 51% if memory serves. (One coinflip was heads on a Monday what’s the chance that my other flip was tails?)
- Well, this may be a problem … but at least Mr Obama’s recent promise broken/lie isn’t at issue (after all he never promised his healthcare reforms would not cause job lose).
- Examining drug development.
- A boat and a typhoon.
- The car I’d really really like to own and drive when it comes out, but the boneheads in Washington most likely won’t let me. There is no excuse for this rampant stupidity.
- Art meets the modern Political Correctness.
- The iceberg tip.
- A science lesson for the global warming alarmists (and those think any science is settled on either side).
Joining the Evil Empire … and losing my weight club membership for joining the village/community fitness center.
Old middle age arriveth.
- Creativity and AI.
- And from the same archive … is science on the wrong path anthropologically speaking?
- Possible progress, which will be blocked by #11 below.
- Re-imaging to help re-imagine the past.
- A thought for the day.
- For your amusement.
- He doesn’t like the one thing, but Mr Thor is not ballistic when “flying” … hmmmm. Seems like there is a problem there.
- Speaking of that ballistic dude.
- The real problem with the “you can keep it” lie isn’t the actual lie.
- But having said it 90 times without a footnote, he adds a footnote, which is probably still not true.
- Like that Pennsylvania groundhog in February, we observe the Progressive emerging cautiously from his hole into the sunlight glance at how real progress might occur and, flee back into the hole without seeing his shadow. Winter will be long, eh? He didn’t apparently emerge long enough to notice that its the smaller fraction of that legal flora that to ease societal concerns and the larger fraction is just obstruction to block competition.
- Of course there’s the other part that is pure partisan payoff. There are words for crap like that, but they aren’t for polite company.
- Speaking of “chick lit”, that reminds me. I just read a “chick-lit” like book that I’ll recommend by a historian (it’s not fiction) .. Just Send Me Word.
- For those who can’t imagine what might go wrong with newly adolescent boys in girls locker rooms and bathrooms in Junior High and High School … there is California, were rape and public sex will be part of the educational process now.
Day off yesterday, but work slammed in during the evening … and no workout no posting.
- By whose standard is “it crappy”. Not yours, theirs.
- Liberal bias and media.
- You won’t lose your doctor, oh, wait .. she did.
- Ms Ensler’s little play rebounds.
- Unregulated. Alas, there is no middle road. I’d suggest for all drugs and herbs, regulation and certification be voluntary. The cost of regulation would be countered by the sales perk of noting that you are regulated. I’d continue with a rejoinder that the typical FDA drug regulation level (the highest level of regulation) indemnify you from tort.
- My thought was “sounds like a straw” .. which is probably not proper.
- Tightly and loosely coupled and stability.
- Guess I won’t be retiring to Alaska.
- Global warming increasing violent weather … which if true means we aren’t experiencing global warming.
- I do like her music.
- A cricket race.
- So, do you want to terrify your wife or girlfriend.
- A book noted.
- The IRS thang resurfaces.
- Another book noted (which I bought and started reading). (HT)
- And I’m ashamed to say I’ve never seen this movie.
- Now there’s a plan … that hasn’t exactly considered elections.
Good, err, day.
- For the Depends wearing vampire in your life.
- And speaking of Romania …
- Sad commentary.
- Ms Sebellius apparently thinks that one of the most heavily regulated industries is unregulated. What I wonder does she think a heavily regulated industry might look like? Or how she might describe an actually unregulated market.
- A big atom.
- “Every good modeler” which I guess excludes the climate crowd and a lot of economists (at least who offer that the reason their model wasn’t followed was because in real life people acted irrationally).
- Apparently not all Democrats are willing to deny Obama’s “if you like it you can keep it” wasn’t a lie.
- Completely amazing. If you watch one thing on YouTube this week, make it this.
- I’ve described Obamacare as “moving around deck chairs on the Titanic” … here’s a similar analogy.
- Celebrating the grease pen, for myself I prefer ink … except when on airplanes. Ink pens do bad things when cabin pressure changes.
- Bang tech.
- Getting closer to the next car I might buy. I’m looking for 3 digit mpg before I pull the trigger.
- College staff that needs to spend more time with simple arithmetic and expanding thirds as decimals.
- So. Lie?
- Awesome for some, somewhat ridiculous for others.
- There’s gold in them thar hills, which is the crux of the problem.
- Skill and tech.
- Progress, not.
- It may be a design flaw, but it’s also a design requirement because the designers can’t allow the average person to see how much of a better break others … and how to game his own response to get the same break.
- ‘Cause it’s important we screen Ms Merkel’s calls for her connections to terrorist cells.
- No lions, not problem … apparently.
- I sincerely hope that ‘s a typo. The quote “page 230 … of a speech” should never be seen. Nobody should talk for 230 pages straight. Ever.
- In the real world, when experiment fails to be in accordance with theory, the theory is suspect. In the dismal science, it’s not so.
- Yet another climate prediction (more and bigger large storms) falls by the wayside.
- Someone fails to realize “rewards spending” is not the principal function of the bank.
Moving on (ward)
- Gosh, the distinction of are you a “body with a soul” or a “soul with a body” seems to me a lot like is “that a particle or a wave”. Why isn’t both the default answer?
- Obfuscating the young.
- From an IT perspective, healthcare.gov.
- Sounds like interface problems galore.
- A core liberal fallacy along the lines of “if we all just talked about stuff and emphathized more” there’d never be war and conflict rears its head. Sorry, you can be as reasonable and empathetic as you want … Hitler (or Stalin or the modern equivalent) won’t.
- Not understanding the whole public servant thing apparently.
- Geesh, I’m in my 50s. I thought that would be my likely retirement age, my kids .. who knows. Probably 80 or 90, eh?
- An essay, the like of which we should probably see more. We fear death because we avoid it or is it the other way around?
- A chant at a sporting event.
- Property rights and theology.
- They don’t just try to turn elections by biasing their audits. They also lie and cheat.
- Seems like the last sentence of the first paragraph says, “and you should ignore this paper.”
- A problem for the left.
- A year of living dangerously? Or a lifetime?
- Small screen and large screen.
- Another small screen suggestion here.
- I’m not buying the freedom of speech thing. Lots of employment options limit speech. If you want a job with the restrictions then live by the restrictions.
- Foreign policy reboot.
- Naked! (SFW)
Nuff said, err, linked.
- The (unintentional?) parody Obama created (or approved) returns to haunt.
- ATF in the news.
- My suggestion was indulgences.
- An account of an Evangelical who crossed the Tiber.
- Hollywood Austin, apparently channels Bronte instead of being faith to Jane.
- Two women named Martha.
- Is it an order of magnitude or just half of that?
- More than what? Not a good description. Some of the more colorful terms from Heartbreak Ridge come to mind.
- So, was Mr Obama ignorant or lying?
- How about Mr Krugman?
- Democrat (not) keeping it classy. That’s gotta be embarrassing.
- Employment, actually when I read this my first thought was, those people with those figures, my wife has raised our kids for almost two decades. I’d say she’s been gainfully employed the entire time. Would they?
- My curiosity is piqued.
Good, well, whatever.
- Peter principle in practice.
- Baby Bunting Boo-boo. My view is that the Son will judge and he will judge rightly, which is enough for me. How he will judge? Dunno.
- My faith teaches the Christian life is summed up in the goal of acquisition of the Holy Spirit … how that figures into this little phrase … I don’t know. Which is your first clue that it is heading in the wrong direction.
- Geeky game for girls (and boys).
- Making equines to elephants has nothing to do with these two notions of equality and opportunity.
- A demographic question.
- Putting global warming in historical context.
- A film.
- Markets in everything.
- Geometry and the bulb.
- A non-cowboy (or a man who’s word is not trusted) in charge and consequences.
- Faith and unbelief.
- WWII memorial shutdowns and a photo-essay. Apparently manning barricades was less expensive than janitorial services. I’m not convinced.
- Milk now costs more than gasoline, a facet to consider when reading this quote on price indices and inflation.
- “Great news”.
- Debt and the rolling pin.
- Apparently “millenials” all either live in cities with awesome mass transit or are unemployed … or perhaps only those polled.
- A smarter, uhm, land-mine of sorts.
- I’d like to hear those advocates of affirmative action in schooling explain the need for capping Asian student populations. ‘Cause you know, Asians run everything in this country, look at how they dominate everything in the beltway and wall street.
- Rape. Meet not-Rape.
- NPR crosses a fence.
- Can’t be fixed, toss it.
- Above the law, not.
- Maybe, maybe not, probably will apply far more in your future healthcare experience.
- Disasters help schools?
- I’d say so.
- Getting older?
- Happy now?
Not morning, but still … got it done.
- I’m unclear on this strategy. In most “shutdowns” people do less. In this shutdown they actively do more work than normal. I mean seriously why do stuff like this … oh, wait.
- In a State with a high population of those for which it was targeted … signed up -> zero.
- Sex and display and pressure.
- Killer joke or joke killer?
- Something to remember the next time a Democrat bloviates about needing that access to guns is the solution. It isn’t.
- Standards and sticking to them.
- Those seven really really active effective al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan.
- Teaching and metrics.
- How to do customer support.
- Uhm, people aren’t “rushing into” the CEO business because giving up your life for work 24/7 and jumping on a continuous work treadmill isn’t what most of us want to do.
- Getting well.
Obamacare, much in the news lately, has noted that it depends on millions of young healthy individuals who are not currently insured to sign up for insurance, in a large part to pay for the coverage that they will extend other uninsured people who are not-so-healthy. This strikes me as an actuarial accounting error. Or a dishonest tax using crooked actuary tables.
Actuarial methods assign costs and risk based on statistical advantage of your place in a pool of subscribers. An honest actuary prices your insurance premium at the same level as your cost. Given a large enough subscriber pool, your premium averaged over the large number of people is exactly matched by the insurance payouts for your pool.
Thus adding a new group, young uninsured healthy 20 y/olds should have zero impact on the larger picture. Their premiums should be the same as the payouts for those in the same pool. But .. this is apparently not the case.
Why? Because the designers of Obamacare are crooks. Is there another explanation? ’cause it seems the only explanation I can see from here.
- Biplane trainers at the tail end of the Pacific war.
- Slavery, modern.
- Sounds like an Israeli mistake, sending over 10′s of thousands of concrete construction slabs and not realizing how many are disappearing.
- Free will.
- Cost and higher education, here and here.
- The final point is good, if the “Redskins” are bad ’cause they are insulting to some … how about “Fighting Irish”, which too can be taken as an ethnic slur.
- Barricade relocation to White House … two views here and here.
- Obama and counter-terror operations.
- Huff puff.
- A long post considering Russia and the US.
- Beltway discord.
- Structural discord.
Good morning. And hey, da Bears won a game! Imagine that.
- Peace prize for chemical war goes to …. Assad!
- Or is a politician.
- Speaking about friendship.
- Dysfunction examined.
- “made it through the signup” … and the result is .. blech.
- For those who burn their money.
- What works in schooling?
- Questions re’ shutdown.
- Church and hierarchy.
- Obamacare … and the obvious (HT).
- Nigerian SWAT as competent as healthcare.gov.