Oct 21, 2009

Wendell Potter, ex-CIGNA Health Insurance executive, talking to Bill Moyers

[W]hen you're in the executive offices, when you're getting prepared for a call with an analyst, in the financial medium, what you think about are the numbers. You don't think about individual people. You think about the numbers, and whether or not you're going to meet Wall Street's expectations. That's what you think about, at that level. And it helps to think that way. That's why you-- that enables you to stay there, if you don't really think that you're talking about and dealing with real human beings.

Oct 19, 2009

Grief Soup

(A Miasma in Three Parts)

Part 1
I am born.

Part 2
I live.

Part 3
I die.

Oct 7, 2009

Is there a significant difference in meaning between these two aphorisms, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste" and "What a waste it is to lose one’s mind”? Think carefully: your answer will determine whether you are a Democrat or a Republican.

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