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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-08-31 03:52
Subject: [links] Link salad mumbles its way into another work week
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Tags:healthcare, links, personal, politics, process, publishing, reviews, stories, tech
A review of The New Space Opera, volume 2 — The reviewer was not so much with the liking of my story, or the book in general.

Writer, this is your job — (Via a mailing list I'm on.)

Scrivener's Error on the Google Books settlement deadline — He's absolutely right. Without respect to your opinions of this wretched matter, you should act in some fashion. Letting it pass by is your worst choice.

US's Yucca Mountain nuclear project in meltdown — Real estate deal of the century. And a serious nuclear policy issue. (Thanks to madwriter.)

It's time to embrace American royalty — Glenn Greenwald deploys some weapons-grade snark over the hiring of Bush daughter Jenna Hager as an NBC White House correspondent. (Via Making Light.)

Does Satan Have Good Intentions? — Digby on Christian support of the morally insupportable.

We ration. We ration. We ration. — Healthcare in America, not quite as perfected as the Town Hall shouters want to believe.

Some more comments from me and others on healthcare reform, linked here because they were originally posted during the Friday afternoon blog memory hole: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

?otD: Ah, but who is it climbs to your picture, with a garland of freshly-cut tears?



8/31/2009
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25
This morning's weigh-in: 230.0
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; Acacia by David Anthony Durham


Originally published at jlake.com.

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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2009-08-31 13:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's a minor annoyance to me that people are monkeying with the definition of "ration" in order to make a point. It's more than fair to point out that large numbers of Americans don't get the health care they need for *other* reasons than rationing, but that doesn't amount to rationing. Nobody wants rationing such as Canada or the British NHS have. What is important for people to know is that the Obama plan would not look even vaguely like those systems, and would not involve rationing.

My mother has our version of "government health care," which is Medicaid, and she has received excellent care with very little waiting. (And most people forget that when they are waiting for elective procedures or nonemergency stuff, others are being rushed in for treatment because their lives are at risk. There's a difference between triage and rationing, as well.)
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Peter Hollo
User: frogworth
Date: 2009-08-31 14:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Huh. Well, I'm only just up to your contribution to The New Space Opera 2, but so far it's a whole lot better than Volume 1, so I'm probably not so much with the agreeing with that reviewer...
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