And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Linkee-poo came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form

So, after claiming the storm was being over hyped to, I don't know, sell all the bottled water or something, Rush Limbaugh is bugging out of Florida. Not because of the storm, but something something legal issues something. So all you people who believed his rantings about the storm (and really, about almost everything) I have one word. Suckers.

Tobias Buckell is here to help those of you wanting to help with the devastation already caused by Irma.

The storms aren't only here on Earth.

"About half of medications for chronic disease aren't taken as directed, according to a review published in 2012 in Annals of Internal Medicine. The problem has been estimated to result in increased hospitalizations, more premature deaths and a tab of between $100 billion and $289 billion a year." And cost isn't the first reason. "Bender says two areas have shown some promise. One is training health care providers to engage with and talk with patients about their medications." Yes very much this. Most people don't understand medications, what theraputic blood-levels means, that many drugs aren't a "take a pill and feel sunshine" response. I know it's a pain, but take the gorram drugs, people.

"Worried you may be affected by Equifax's massive data breach? The credit bureau has set up a site,, that allows you to check whether your personal information was exposed. But regulators are becoming concerned that the site could pose risks to consumers… The website's terms of service potentially restricts your legal rights."

"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ignited a backlash after announcing plans to revamp an Obama-era guidance for colleges and universities on how to handle sexual assaults on campuses to better protect students who are accused." Hey, I've got an idea, every report of sexual assault on campus should be immediately reported to the local police department and not by the campus police.

"Mr. Redick turned out to be a remarkably elusive character. No Melvin Redick appears in Pennsylvania records, and his photos seem to be borrowed from an unsuspecting Brazilian. But this fictional concoction has earned a small spot in history: The Redick posts that morning were among the first public signs of an unprecedented foreign intervention in American democracy." So, not only fake news, but promoted by fake people. Yes, friends, we are in the midst of information warfare.

"The Billy Bush Saturday to me is a litmus test." Steve Bannon on the leaked Access Hollywood tape and the campaigns response.

Editors note: apparently today I'm boring in Russia. Sigh. They're so fickle.

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