Friday, July 17, 2009

what is stopping universal health coverage?

We already HAVE socialized medicine with the VA hospitals and medicare. What's the fear? That we will become a socialist country? Well, then we'll have to say that the entire rest of the world is socialist then.

If we can afford the $1 trillion useless war in Iraq, I think we should be able to afford health care for ourselves.

Monday, July 13, 2009

nice magazine for helpful information

You might not agree with their politics, but there's some good stuff here otherwise.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Iranian protesters face detention and torture, and still they go

I often wondered if Scientology had the power to arrest and torture me, would I still be a critic? Actually, I don't think so. I'm not that brave. But these Iranians are amazing. I hope they succeed in freeing their country.

I read that the revolution that put Khomeni in power took a year. So this is not over yet. Most Iranians are young and educated, and they are learning from other successful protests how best to go foward. I wish them all the best.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

geotagging - locational socializing

When your friends know where you are, that makes planning for social interaction easier to do. But it also can mean that non-friends also know where you are.