As to yearly physicals with labs -- the only times I see them here are for certain occupations where you need to be alert to not kill others (truck drivers, crane operators..etc), or when a company wishes to control you actions off of the clock (E.g. Mercy Health System that now tests its people for a variety of things that have nothing to do with job performance and everything to do with lifestyle).
$1300 or roughly the cost of a single injected dose of morphine from my last hospital bill.
Just for those curious, you CAN get dirt shipped in very big plastic/kevlar bags that are strapped to pallets. This is similar to the way certain heavy (coffee being one that is just starting to move to this) food shipments are being handled. Of course, it does require a heavy loader, flat bed, straps for the flat bed, and roads improved enough (and all year enough if its not summer and dry) to get your shipment to you. These bags can even be air lifted by CH-47 helicopter (I believe it can carry up to 2 of them, but I'm not well versed in this method of transport). These are not the 10-20-40lb bags of toil soil you see for sale at the lawn and garden shop (although the larger plastic bags could just as easily be stuffed with them, and those 10-20-40lb bags can be wrapped on pallets and shipped as well.
The shipping will cost a lot more than buying local, but you will still pay shipping then too, and still need loading equipment.
I've often wondered how northern Canadians tough it out when it melts and during the very heavy drifts when its hard to get supplies in. The latter is probably easier to deal with than the mud though!
but I don't think anyone is (seriously) arguing for getting rid of all prisons or fines.
We probably need prisons to some degree, but all fines, and all profit made off of prisons should definitely be stopped. It should legitimately cost the government enough to put a person in prison so as to discourage its use for petty things.
As a constitutional matter, this should immediately extend to things such as having to pay for pretrial monitoring, anger/drug/whatever classes ordered pretrial, and any other conditions other than some sum of money sufficient enough to compel you to return for trial.
Its bad enough we pick the pockets of those on probation as an alternative, but doing it to the innocent (and under the law they are) pretrial is obscene.
Did No Such Agency ever publicly take credit for the Iranian centrifuge debacle?!? No? So I wouldn't expect NK to do it either if they did.
Trying to get your health care records changed to only reflect accurate information now is pretty much impossible. Even the doctors cannot retract information -- only make an amendment to it. I had an associate with spinal stenosis. He was on some pretty heavy pain medicines. He ended up having a slip and fall, and went to the ER. The ER doctor was someone he had known in high school, and didn't even remember having slighted him. The doctor put him down as opioid addicted, treatment resistant, and marked him as "DO NOT ADMINISTER NARCOTICS" in the BJC system. He likely wouldn't have found out about that until he was sucked into a hospital stay or another ER visit, except that this guy went the extra asshat step of contacting his doctor. Okay, his GP accepts the call, schedules him an extra appointment asking "Did your pain drugs contribute to you breaking your
Worse, he can't just omit X from the records. Once one other party got the records from BJC, they had to include the records from BJC in the transfer. So one asshat can make your life extremely difficult.
McCain probably wants to napalm Africa.
DHS does! They had some moron on CNN who stated "EBOLA is the ISIS of viruses! We need to treat EBOLA exactly the same way we treat ISIS!"
So I was reeling for a moment, and I thought to myself "What are we going to do? Launch a mess of cruise missiles and bomb west Africa even back further toward the stone age than it already is?"
If people were not dying I would say its one great big government psyop the way they handle it. Fear porn. However, at some point someone does need to step up and actually act in the interests of the citizens of this country and impose some travel restrictions. Otherwise we will get a full year of ISIS-EBOLA-CNN-ZOMBIE-FEAR-PR0N!@! to go with Americans getting infected and killed in possibly large numbers.
Excellent point on the intentional spreading. I don't imagine it would take much effort to run around spitting all over everything. They say this is easily contained, but if it takes 2-3 weeks before you show symptoms you could have a group of people running around infecting thousands of people a day.
I'm sure they've made a movie with a similar plot already..
When trying to "close the borders" a 90% solution is not much better than a 10% solution.
Actually, it dramatically is. Eliminating 90% of a risk is better than eliminating 0% of a risk. Approximately 8000 carriers (though about half that number are dead) in a large population covering several west African states. If you eliminate 90% of those traveling to and from west Africa (only about 1/3 of which travel to the United States) back down to 0.1 persons infected. I'll take a 10% risk that ONE person with Ebola manages to get through. With no meaningful procedures in place we already have 10x that rate -- or precisely what a quarantine or travel ban is set to eliminate.
I'm reasonably familiar with the technologies currently used in the chip making process (and always walk away impressed with what they can do), but I don't see how graphene is that superior of a material? What advantages does it really have? A smaller lattice? Can other known materials used in the chip making process truly use a smaller lattice or are we running up against the end here? Or is it just that its lattice has 6 atoms instead of 4 that is has the advantage for trying to put in more transistors on a chip (with a far less straightforward design process)?
I realize the test process is going to be pretty low density until they figure out how to remove it, but I'm unfamiliar with any other advantages.
Great, now I've got the image of Rainbow Brite running around the universe shooting people, throwing hand grenades at them, decapitating opposing players with a way too small for the job crystal covered dagger, and her furry covered friends making up the rest of the dancing army walking into Naziland (because its hollywood, and they have to find a way to put Nazi's into everything...lest we ever forget Nazis were defeated by Rainbow Brite and her band of furry death dealing rainbow colored mercenaries).
I can think of a great many times driving larger vehicles: Vans, F-150, Box trucks, or even the Ranger heavily loaded where I would have loved to have had a backup camera and not just depend on the extended mirrors and circular mirrors I had installed. You have enough going on driving a larger vehicle, and people to asinine things like stand and work in front of the loading dock as you are backing in or end up so distracted from their cell phones that they stand in the path of large vehicles trying to back up. Its not just kids, but kids are probably going to be the main beneficiaries of this policy.
Except they never make doomsday apostrophe films!
This has to be approved and/or actually pass to even get towards attempting to ban someone's phone from being used. Whether it is even legal or not at that point is going to likely fall on "not a legal bill", as the first amendment doesn't stop just because someone else doesn't like it - which is what sums up this bill.
If you can't keep people from using their mobile phones in church with the lingering threat of eternal hellfire, you wont keep them from using them on a plane either. The bathroom cue will just grow longer.