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Not your grandfather’s America

There is a lot of talk these days about wealth and income inequality. Two items I heard on NPR’s Here and Now this afternoon drove home just how bad the problem is. 438 more words


A Jingle of Gold (Protest)

a jingle of gold /
crouches behind the chanting – /
stars are deceptions /
and stripes are pine boxes /
in the Masters’ foul hands // 182 more words

Sleep Apnea -- unreasonable testing

U.S. healthcare has gone crazy with testing for sleep apnea!   No wonder:  the standard test for the condition makes sleep specialists $1000 a pop.  Talk about a “hammer”, anyone that snores or is overweight is a “nail”.   249 more words

High Cost

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

The Fear Index by Robert Harris is a change of pace for a writer who has written so well about the ancient world. In this novel, we’re in today’s world—and tomorrow’s. 453 more words

The Relationship Between Fiction And Fact

Reality Check.

Google Doodles are awesome (mostly). They provide commentary to local or international events, draw your attention to important occasions you might have forgotten (like, I don’t know, Independence Day), or celebrate potentially obscure dead people (mostly Science Guys). 162 more words


Great Expectations

At the sessions of Tralee, a dentist sued his patient, who did not pay him for the fitting of eight false teeth.

The defendant’s excuse was that instead of receiving the artificial teeth he ordered, the dentist issued natural ones, sourced from the neighbouring churchyard! 6 more words


Let HDB landlords enjoy their rent

When the owner of a Housing Board flat moves to private property, should he be allowed to keep – and profit off – his old flat? 1,139 more words

Real Estate / Property Market