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My healthcare rant. v.0.8

What follows is a small back and forth triggered by an email forward from my family. (which means if you want the timeline read it from bottom to top.)
I reposted it here because I want my friends to fact/sanity check my assertions and provide feedback.



I attached the resolution for ya all if you want to see it. Not much there, just that he wants congress critters to forgo their benefits program and instead enroll in the public option. To me, as Michelle and Thomas said, it kind of misses the point of the public option.

Why Obama's High-Speed Rail Idea Won't Work

Recently, Obama presented his idea for a network of high-speed rail in America. This has prompted a lot of discussion in the blogotubes, and I would like to toss my two pennies on the already-towering mountain of copper.

I live in Japan, and enjoy having one of the best high speed passenger rail systems in the world. These trains are amazing. On time every time, fast, and the price is the same no matter where you are in the country.

Bruce Schneier knows Alice and Bob's shared secret.

Bruce Schneier is the man. He's a really good, solid voice on current security. I'm 3/4 through his most recent book and there is not a moment reading it when i don't say, holy shit! that is so stupidly logical!

He's rather even handed when it comes to security decisions, he calls the current administration on what they've done right and what they've done wrong. (although there are cases when the wrong greatly outnumbers the right)

At any rate, here's a good example from his blog (of which i have become a daily reader)

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