The parole officer in the California kidnapping case.

The parole officer covering “Creepy Phil” totally blew it. Neighbors were complaining that children were living in the backyard in tents. He missed it. He reported to his superiors that all was well at the Garrido homestead… Meanwhile, a young woman had been kidnapped and raped for 18 years and subsequently mothered two young children who were likely going to be held hostage the rest … Continue reading The parole officer in the California kidnapping case.

What if the government awarded X-prizes?

…of $1 billion to the company/town who can show that they can deliver healthcare at half the cost of today’s $8,000 per person price tag? I would think that would mobilize the positive outliers. Read this interview with Atul Gawande in it’s entirety (also listen to this interview with him on NPR about positive outliers)…but here’s a good snippet of what I’m talking about: One … Continue reading What if the government awarded X-prizes?

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Why we need better options for health care

squashed: robot-heart-politics: I talked to my mom this weekend, and as usual, she brought me up to date on the goings-on of my hometown. She’s the principal at the elementary school, and last weekend, one of her teachers received some bad news. Her daughter, who is 30, married and has 3 children, found out she has liver failure and needs a transplant to live. The … Continue reading Why we need better options for health care

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The dullest blog in the world

benjaminpalmer: Closing a window July 6th, 2009 A window was slightly open. I decided that I did not need it to continue to be so. I closed it and securing it using the window handles. Posted in Uninteresting | 47 Comments » Turning on the computer July 5th, 2009 I was seated in my computer chair. I reached out my hand and pressed the ‘on’ button. After a … Continue reading The dullest blog in the world

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GE / Nuclear Power / Saving the world…

I was privileged enough to meet Eric Loewen. He works for GE’s nuclear energy division. They’ve invented something called a PRISM reactor. It uses nuclear waste for power. The US uses 3 terawatts of energy every year. The nuclear waste already buried across America can produce 300 terawatts of energy using a GE PRISM reactor, thus powering the US for 100 years with no new … Continue reading GE / Nuclear Power / Saving the world…