Friday, May 27, 2005

The Golden Days of VOIP

I suppose it was only a matter of time before legislators turned their attention to yet another achievement of unfettered ingenuity...VOIP communications. Without the watchful oversight of technologically challenged busybodies, VOIP may just turn into a highly profitable, efficient, customer-pleasing free-for-all...and we just can't have that.

We'll see how long it takes them to start turning the screws here in the US. While it lasts, though, it's still fun to tell the phone companies to take a flying leap.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

New Addition to the Family

This afternoon, I'll be picking up a shiny new Yamaha FJR1300. It's been over 6 months since I gave my deposit for this motorcycle to the dealership, and now that the day has actually arrived the anticipation is killin' me!

Needless to say, I'm getting nothing done at work.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Socialized Health Care

Yeah, I know it's been a long time. I've been a busy guy.

Some interesting reading about nationalized (socialized) health care...

From the Foundation for Economic Education:

From Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP):

From the Pacific Research Institute:

I have to say that I absolutely disagree with everything on the PNHP page. The FEE article does a pretty good job of giving a point-by-point rebuttal, so I won't go on a rant at this moment. ;-)

What kills me about this is that socialized health care has never succeeded in providing timely, effective treatment to all patients. Since this is what it's apparently supposed to provide, it amazes me that people still think it's the right answer even though it's been proven ineffective (and often detrimental to overall health) time and time again.