This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.
That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.
Trump's father died at 93, so
Yes, but Trump's father didn't piss off the entire intelligence community. Accidents happen...
It's that time of year again. The time of year when everyone and their dog waxes nostalgic about all the shit nobody cares about from the year past, and stupidly predicts the next year in the grim knowledge that when the next New Year comes along nobody will remember
that the dumbass predicted a bunch of foolish shit that turned out to be complete and utter balderdash. I might as well, too. Just like I did last year (yes, a lot of this was pasted from last year's final chapter).
Soylent News ("Soylent News is people")
A lot of us have moved to Soylent News, which started with slashdot's stupid "beta" interface debacle. I moved on because the nerd-to-normal ratio has dropped so badly here. I seldom look at the front page any more, only surfing the journals.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. -- E. Hubbard