I Feel A Bit Sick Now...
No, seriously, that's what they called it. Republicans have introduced a healthcare replacement bill, which they've called 'World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017'.
Really, it's not a joke, that's what it's called. H.R.1275 - World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017
Why Even Some Republicans Are Rejecting the Replacement Bill I mean, besides the fact that it's horrible? Americans Probably Won’t Like Parts Of The GOP Health Care Bill Shocker - I know!
The Tennessee Justice Center had an excellent response to Chaffetz's assertion that people just needed to choose health care over a new iPhone. Check it out:
Yeah, I don't know whether to laugh or cry - or consult my physician for anti-nausea meds.
Actually, I think I'll just go cuddle the kitties. Pretty picture!
- Library Land
- Celebrate International Women’s Day with Books by and about Women Journalists "As we celebrate more than half of the human race on International Women’s Day—during a time of 'fake news' and yet another cycle of escalating human rights violations, prejudice, hate crimes, and a general failure of compassion—we feel moved to pay tribute to women journalists, valiant reporters on life's many front lines who are dedicated to observing, documenting, and telling stories that are crucial to our being informed and caring participants in the human endeavor."
- Women Authors of the Heian Period "Women have been writers as long as writing has existed, but their work often has been lost or neglected. However, while the literary professions were generally dominated by men, it was women who were the driving force behind the Golden Age of Japanese literature, and their work has come down to us through the centuries."
- Health, Science, & Technology
- Trump Administration Seeks Big Budget Cuts for Climate Research "The administration is seeking a nearly 20 percent cut to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's budget.... That's on top of proposed reductions to climate research at U.S. EPA, including a 40 percent cut to the Office of Research and Development, which runs much of EPA's major research. The cuts specify work on climate change, air and water quality, and chemical safety." Because who needs a stable climate, clean air and water, or chemical safety? Oh, but there's more. Of course there's more.
- What Can Lunch Tell Us about Job Satisfaction? "What lunch looks like in your organization matters. Whether or not people feel a connection to their fellow colleagues, and whether or not the office structure encourages this kind of socialization, speaks volumes about the workplace itself. Engaged employees will make an effort to connect with others. Engaged employees are more productive. Engaged employees stay. And it may all boil down to lunch."
- How pancakes and waffles divide the nation I mean, waffles are just objectively better: they have nice little pockets for maximum maple syrup consumption.
- 19 Famous Things Invented in Canada OK, I have a crush on Canada. (England is still my true love, though.)
- Chinese Mistake Satire on Trump as Real News Oops...
- More seriously: Strategic Patience As a Solution to North Korea? "So what do we do about a problem like North Korea? As I wrote in my previous post, there are no good options. The use of armed force could result in a catastrophic that could kill hundreds of thousands. We have negotiated with the North Korean's in the past, and they have a quite bad track record of keeping their commitments. Given these bad options, perhaps we should do nothing."
- U.S. News
- Not Trump
- Six Dead, Thousands Evacuated After Strong Winds Fan Wildfires in Four Plains States "Deadly wildfires burning across four Plains states have nearly doubled in size overnight, jumping from 625 square miles to more than 1,000. High winds are helping to fan the blazes, which broke out on Monday and have forced thousands to evacuate and contributing to the deaths of six people."
- Of Course Trump
- The chances of a refugee killing you - and other surprising immigration stats "Trumps first 'travel ban' sparked international ire and was eventually blocked by a federal court. This new ban is different, but it's sure to keep the spotlight on the future of immigration and Islam in America. It's time to step back and look at some numbers that put this issue in context."