Please call your senators. Please. Some people are going to get really, really screwed, and there's only so much kindness to go around for all of us needing to directly help keep everyone else out of medical bankruptcy, let alone death. I wish it didn't sound this overbearing but sometimes the stakes are the stakes.
We're about to find out how much everyone really cares about other people. How far do you to go to find out about this?
I'm off to Columbus, Ohio, for ASEE for a few days. Small chalkboard comics to follow in the meantime. Might be able to meet-up with any interested readers - send me an email if you want me to set something up.
"We wondered if he thought a planet full of women could ultimately rebuild society and sustain itself once again. Vaughan was surprisingly optimistic on that front. "Yes, I do think it could. There were a lot of people early on in the first year who complained, "Wow, this is such a misogynistic book to say that, because the men died, the women can't get the electricity running all over the world and the airports up and running again." I think that's an extremely complex, extremely difficult thing to deal with. When three billion people die, I don't care what their sex was, that's an incredibly difficult thing to come back from. I will say that the world would be better off than if it were just the men left. I think that would be an even more dire situation. I think there is hope for the planet."
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"I'd read the two BROTHER POWER THE GEEK comics as a small boy, and thought they were seriously weird. Rereading them as an adult they were still seriously weird, and funny, and touched with a sad, strange nostalgia. I'd been reading some Ken Kesey, and somehow the idea of Brother Power as a final remnant of flower power began to possess me. 'At least you didn't bring back Prez,' said my friends, relieved. Little did they know."
--Neil Gaiman, Midnight Days
Mild gore on one page.
( 'Like where did the beeeautiful people go?' )
Friday is almost finished with this first draft…
- Dogs acting weird
- Glass blowing/glass art video compilation (I find this stuff ridiculously soothing to watch.)
- Redditors design the worst volume sliders possible (The curling one made me laugh)
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It's pretty simple. There was a study that indicated that for every 830 adults who gained health insurance, there was 1 fewer death a year. So if you craft a health care system that will cause 23 million people to lose their health insurance, then there are going to be some people who become post-existing. And that's before we start including other people who will have health insurance that just won't cover what people need it to anymore.
There's going to be a lot of post-existing, and maybe that's what they're counting on to make this law pass - if people aren't around later on, they can't vote against the death-mongers who passed it. So no repercussions.
Call your senators, especially if you live in a state where the threat of your vote would actually matter. Maybe you feel good about your health insurance right now - but you probably know someone who will be a lot worser off. Hope you're willing to care about them at the very least. Do it.