1. US Universal Health Coverage GOOD For Business

    brian on 2005.05.02
    at 12:32 am

    I was just reading through Matt Haughey’s feed and found he shares a sentiment that I concur with, and have for a long time:

    I’ve also long believed if we could offer healthcare for all in the US, the explosion of creativity and entrepreneurism could have the potential to pay for it. I know many smart, motivated people filled with ideas that work boring jobs just so they can have healthcare for their family. Who knows how many business ideas, technology applications, and clever inventions are going to never see the light of day because their creators waste away at a desk somewhere. In that respect I see universal healthcare as good for business, since small business owners are off the hook for paying for it and everyone with a good idea won’t be terrified of leaving their job behind to pursue their dreams.

    Amen. How much easier would working for yourself be? America is a simmering pot of creativity. This would let it finally boil over…

    Posted in: Politics

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  2. Hubble may get a reprieve

    brian on 2005.05.01
    at 10:20 pm

    Potentially big news from NASA. Servicing of the Hubble Telescope may soon resume.

    Previously, “inspired” by the current administration’s desires to drop everything and fly to Mars (I suggest they go personally, and leave today) the Hubble was going to be left to die a slow death and eventually to burn up in our atmosphere. Hardly a burial fit for a project that may be one of the most successful projects in scientific history.

    NASA administrator Michael Griffin said Friday he would proceed with planning for a shuttle visit to the Hubble Space Telescope, despite a two-month delay in the fleet’s return to flight.

    However, it seems Shuttle service is being delayed further amongst new safety concerns.

    But, it is a grand step in the right direction. I applaud NASA today for correcting their course.

    Posted in: Science

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