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On the side of a hill in the deep forest green, tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground,
blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Friday, April 15, 2011

Late day linkee-poos

You wonder why I keep talking about how privatization doesn't work (especially when it comes to Medicare additions). It's because history is instructive. We've tried it twice. Hasn't worked. It costs us more, provides us with less, and just doesn't accomplish any of the stated goals of the plan (the unstated goal of lining corporate pockets it's pretty good at). As a side argument, the new program is very much like Obamacare. Also see notes in that last article on the difference between insuring 20-40somethings and 65+somethings, both in costs and needs. Also one of the reasons I support single payor.

SC Butler, I write because I'm a gambler.

ASC II art on twitter. For us geeks of a certain age, this is very cool. Raise your hand if you remember printing out photos on a dot matrix printer using letters to provide grey values. This preceded the rage of the late 90s of making large photographic images by compositing smaller images in a digital pointillism construction.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Why does the phrase "Two prominent dollar signs." keep springing to mind?