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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-10-22 06:32
Subject: [links] Link salad wishes the Child a Happy Birthday
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Unusable Words — Auto-antonyms and other peccadilloes of the English language. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

A Tale of Two Drugs — How ultra high priced pharmaceuticals work in the market. For comparison, my core cancer drug costs $116,400 per year, face value before carrier contracts and discounting.

Hitchhiking virus confirms saga of ancient human migration

Ghost advertising on old buildings — There used to be more of these in Portland, but they've been slowly disappearing.

Burlesque Dancer Twerks To Beethoven, Which Is As Amazing As It Sounds — Because reasons! (Via David Goldman.)

George Washington University misrepresented admissions and financial aid policy for yearsThe University admitted publicly for the first time Friday that it puts hundreds of undergraduate applicants on its waitlist each year because they cannot pay GW's tuition. Administrators now say the admissions process has always factored in financial need. But that contradicts messaging from the admissions and financial aid offices that, as recently as Saturday, have regularly attested that the University remained need-blind. Classy. Very classy.

Goblin Toppler Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Prior to Incident — So one of those "real American" Utah vandals is also a lawsuit cheat? I wonder what he thinks of people who receive welfare or food stamps. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

How much warming does new IPCC report see in our future?Understanding how the report's projections are generated and what they tell us. Amazing what you learn about the world when you listen to reality instead of ideology.

One Big Problem With Heritage's New Obamacare StudyThe conservative Heritage Foundation released last week a new report on insurance premiums under Obamacare, and the conclusion was that favorite of conservative talking points: people are going to pay more for insurance under Obamacare. Only the foundation left out one key variable in the equation, one that undermines their conclusion that "individuals in most states will end up spending more on the exchanges." As always with conservatives, they cannot win the on the merits, so they flat out lie. It's a good strategy for them, because people remember the lie, not the later mumbled retraction, if it even ever occurs.

Inhofe: Obamacare would have killed me because of ‘my age’ — So if this is news, how come the media doesn't report on the thousands of people like me who would be dead if the GOP got its way and repealed Obamacare? The ACA's lifting of spending caps is what has kept me in treatment at all. Not only that, Inhofe is either lying about how Obamacare works or seriously confused. Given that he's a Republican, I know which one I believe.

The real reason that 500,000 people died in Iraq — This comment from the Bush White House will make you ashamed to be an American, and a human being. Unless you're a Republican, in which case you'll likely approve, just like you have all along.

How Texas’ Voter ID Laws Affect WomenSusan B. Anthony once said, “No self-respecting woman would wish or work for the success of a party which ignores her political rights.” It’s times like these that one has to wonder how there can be a single woman left supporting the Republican Party as it goes out of its way to deny minorities and women their constitutional rights.

Texas Judge Quits GOP Over Social Issues, ShutdownAs the smallest minds continue to make the loudest noise in the Republican Party, true leaders will be driven by their principles and values to become Texas Democrats," he said in the statement. Wow is that well put. America surely needs a conservative party for the sake of political balance, but not the Christianist, hate-fueled, reality-denying freakshow that the GOP has become. (For that matter, American needs a liberal party, too. The current Democrats are essentially Richard Nixon's GOP, and everyone else in the political mainstream has run to the right: that redefinition of the political center is the ultimate victory of Ronald Reagan, and the ultimate punishment this country has had to endure for the sake of the senile old fraud's success.)

?otD: How old are you today?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 241.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block reopening National Parks: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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User: alumiere
Date: 2013-10-22 19:16 (UTC)
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Aparently the child was born on my 20 somethingth birthday. I turned 47 today.
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User: ladyblue56
Date: 2013-10-23 00:58 (UTC)
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Affordable Health Care, so much misinformation and the ppl who want to see Pres. Obama fail can't be bothered w. facts. One of the nieces posts 'real cases' of insurance costs being $2000 per month... The cases can't be confirmed either way but it makes Obamacare sound bad.

Inhofe: What gets me is that, according to the good senator, they had to look far up his ass to find a defect in his heart.

I don't know all the ends and outs of what information is online. We have insurance through my husbands work and are not having to work out independent coverage. I don't have the energy to investigate it myself. I know there will certainly be room for improvement and there will be issues that need to be changed. Any new law faces such scrutiny and this is a major change.

We can insure our 24 yr old daughter for 2 more years. She has used medical and dental coverage both; medical copays are $30 medical, rx's are often $4, and a dental cleanings are free. She could not afford medical/dental on her own.

We also benefit from the benefit cap not being in affect and not being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. My husband has had 2 times of unemployment and we've had several insurance company changes. Prior to 'Obamacare,' we had to wait 6mths to cover his cardiologist visits.

Edited at 2013-10-23 01:05 am (UTC)
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2013-10-23 03:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I saw several Jay-like figures today, during work and afterwards. The Feast of Many Jays!

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