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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tiw's Day

Well, it's all a bit more bearable today. We're supposed to have thunderstorms after the temp rises to near 70' today. Maybe this will be a long Spring, since it's started so early. I hope it won't be sweltering in May, like it was last year.

So let's take a look at today's ponderings.

Another superhero, courtesy of Baffles:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/world-news/6566910/Batman-brings-order-to-Slovak-town

Our hero Bernie's dentalcare town meeting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FFxPM7PTAE

Redistricting & why you should pay attention to this
http://www.fairvote.org/redistricting

Training your Brain to Change
http://bigthink.com/think-tank/lifes-messy-train-your-brain-to-adapt

That's quite enough to ponder, methinks.

7 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Stress is the trigger for learning and growth - so,so true. I jut wish though that it didn't cause so much pain.

CarrieBoo said...

I really need to absorb that Think Tank article...

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I like your Bernie. We have somewhat the same problem here with dental care. Our daughter is on assistance and while her children get dental care (to a degree) she does not. She hasn't been to a dentist in ages.

Austan said...

Arleen- I know pain is necessary, but really...

Austan said...

Boo- that article took the top off my head.

Austan said...

Lawless- In our state, kids can go to a dentist if you can find one that takes the coverage. There are damn few dentists here at all, then the local ones won't take your insurance.
The biggest irony is that Medicare, our state-sponsored health insurance for "pensioners" doesn't cover feet, glasses or fake teeth of any kind... thanks, Congress, who get everything covered all their lives.

The Elephant's Child said...

Our national insurance will cover an eye check up - but no restorative measures. Dentistry is not covered at all. Sigh. National health insurance is great as far as it goes - but it doesn't go far enough.