Completely Unrelated Things

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Well this post today is a mish-mash of lots of things - which is kind of how my brain is feeling today! Our bedroom project is *mostly* finished. There's a few things left to do but we are sleeping in there again and most of our stuff is back in there. It looks great! I have pictures to post but I'll probably post them tomorrow. I just love the color we picked out. We originally were going for a "sand" color but the one we ended up getting is a cooler grayish-blue. It's very calming and soothing.


I'm a part of the UPrinting Blog Sponsorship Program and my picture is featured on their Ning network homepage, which you can see HERE in the right hand sidebar on down the page. I was very excited!

Generation Cedar linked to a great post about health care reform:

Businesses will be dropping people like flies from business-covered "insurance"; there will be no reason for anyone as an employer to be providing this "benefit" into an environment where insurance prices will double - and probably double twice - in the next four years. If you think not, look at what was done to credit-card holders in front of the provisions of the CARD act going into effect.

This, by the way, will bankrupt the insurance companies in the end. Nobody will buy until they have HIV, Cancer or some other serious illness - then they will buy, and the companies will have to pay - with no lifetime caps or exclusions for pre-existing conditions...If you have any belief whatsoever in the efficient market hypothesis this is exactly what people will do as the effective dates for these provisions approach, as it will save them ten thousand dollars a year or more - each. The insurance companies will instantaneously lose the "pool" of healthy people who buy against risk - rather, they will have a pool of all sick people who buy against known costs.

Go HERE to read the full article.


  1. I still can't quite wrap my head around the idea of universal healthcare being BAD. Then again, I also can't imagine how it would be not to have it. The idea of paying for an xray still blows my mind.

  2. I tried to comment on this yesterday but Disqus was going through maintenance. *shakes fists*
    Well I don't know how the Canadian system is but my mil did have some experience in the Irish health care system and she said a gentlemen needing a routine preventative procedure that I could get here in the U.S. within a matter of days had to wait months to get it done.
    I know our system has it's share of problems but I don't see how this is going to make it better - it seems like they're trying to put a tiny band-aid on a giant oozing sore

  3. well, i've never found our wait times too terrible, but i suppose for some stuff they can be...but i definitely feel that the benefits outweigh the problems.

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