Single Payer Healthcare Please!

UPDATE (02/02/2015): What It’s Like When You’re an American Using Britain’s NHS  UPDATE (11/19/2014): Canadian woman hit with $950K medical bill after unexpectedly giving birth in US hospital UPDATE (6/21/2014): US Doctors migrating north to escape dysfunctional US health insurance system. UPDATE (05/16/2014): Canadians love their system, contrary to  US health insurance lobby propaganda: UPDATE (12/31/2013): […]

Review: Battlestar Galactica

Why My Opinion Might Matter To You Glen A. Larson and Ronald D. Moore’s 2004-2009 version of Battlestar Galactica was the best science fiction I’ve encountered on screen so far. If you knew how important science fiction is to me, and how much of it I’ve watched in search of that elusive perfect combination of […]

Category Errors?

[This is a reconstruction of a discussion which began on the morning of October 31, 2013, on the Facebook link-sharing platform. All spelling/grammar errors are from the original; we are strictly cut-and-pasting here, with a bit of font adjusting. I reconstruct it here so that I may involve more voices in that discussion, because I’m […]

Economics As Religion

Curious people who peer behind the scenes of the bureaucratic battles for control of the direction of our well-worn social institutions do so at the risk of losing their ability to easily place their trust in their economic and religious thought-leaders. Comfortable certainty may be replaced by the never ending quest to form one’s own informed conclusions about what is […]

Power Junkie Nation

Power is a lot like a drug. We all have a deep-seated need to control our lives, to achieve goals, to accomplish and succeed; that is a healthy and normal human need. But needs can be corrupted into unhealthy obsessions. When the power need corrupts a man, it corrupts absolutely, and overrides his common sense and morality, just […]