David Kirkpatrick

November 5, 2009

Here’s one way to work out health care solutions

Filed under: Business, et.al., Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:25 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — I’d say the X Prize has moved private space travel a good ways down the path to commercial viability.

Peter Diamandis: the joy of taking risks
New Scienist Space, Nov. 4, 2009

Peter Diamandis, CEO of the X Prize Foundation, wants to use our competitive instincts to make the world a better place–his latest: a heath care prize.

 

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September 9, 2009

The big moment from Obama’s Congressional health care speech?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 10:31 pm

An amazing and massive unforced error from GOP Representative Joe Wilson.

Wilson’s apologized, but I’m going to guess it’s much too little, far too late for Wilson’s outburst (he yelled, “You lie,” at Obama during the early portion of the speech.) Republicans need to work hard to separate the party from the partisan nutjobs out there and public spectacles like this are a large step in the wrong direction.

September 3, 2009

The health care debate is officially out of hand

Filed under: Politics, Science — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:02 pm

Everyone needs to take this “discussion” down several notches. At least one grumpy old person now really has something to yell about.

From the first link:

California authorities say a clash between opponents and supporters of health care reform ended with one man biting off another man’s finger.

Ventura County Sheriff‘s Capt. Frank O’Hanlon says about 100 people demonstrating in favor of health care reforms rallied Wednesday night on a street corner. One protester walked across the street to confront about 25 counter-demonstrators.

O’Hanlon says the man got into an argument and fist fight, during which he bit off the left pinky of a 65-year-old man who opposed health care reform.

A hospital spokeswoman says the man lost half the finger, but doctors reattached it and he was sent home the same night.

(Hat tip: the Daily Dish)