[links] Link salad still wishes we had single payer in the US

Boondocks Fantasy reviewed — Not so much with the liking of my story “Jefferson’s West”.

Space Stasis: What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation. — Neal Stephenson on space technology. An objection to this essay from Stirling Newberry. (Nicked here from james_nicoll.)

Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere — Some social speculation on a BBC blog about the progress of revolution worldwide. (Via danjite.)

What the Bible Really Says About Sex — This just in: conservative beliefs at odds with objective reality, reality loses. Again.

Melissa Mia Hall — Liz Williams on healthcare and what happened to Ms. Hall. If you’re a conservative who opposes HCR without offering a credible alternative (pretty much everyone on that side of the aisle, so far as I can tell), deaths like Ms. Hall’s are what you are voting for in your rush to protect the profits of insurance companies and stall a plan that your own side spent years advancing when it was more politically convenient.

?otD: Do you believe full access to healthcare is a right or a privilege? Why?


2/7/2011
Writing time yesterday: 2.75 hours (2,800 new words on Sunspin book one, plus revisions and editorial)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 253.0 (yesterday’s momos…)
Currently reading: Between books

One thought on “[links] Link salad still wishes we had single payer in the US

  1. John Stevens says:

    Health care is neither right not privilege, but a necessity in the world we have made. To be a supposedly advanced society/polity that spends trillions on war but can’t give citizens a basic system of care to keep them from dying of eminently treatable conditions is a disgrace. Our priorities are horribly messed up.

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