Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break!

I'm back in school now, after a 2 1/2 year break thanks to Basic Training and deployment. Most of my homework starts with this simple equation:
It gets more interesting from there. I just started Spring Break, though, so I have a week of relief.

I would be wrong not to mention that my last post is no longer valid- President Obama is no longer considering requiring combat wounded veterans with private insurance to use their policies for care "Based on the respect that President Obama has for our nation’s veterans and the principled concerns expressed by veterans’ leaders." Of course, a metaphorical 2x4 and (censored) WTF are you thinking!?! from Jon Stewart couldn't have hurt either.

(Note for Aprillini: the primary opposition to the proposal was not concern over coverage for veterans so much as it was concern about what would happen to the premiums of privately insured veterans once their insurers were forced to accept thousands of expensive pre-existing conditions, as well as concern over private coverage for families of vets forced to max out their plans for war wounds. The American Legion hit the opposition points extremely well.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So Much For My Pleasant Demeanor:

Have a Purple Heart?

The government might be sending you a bill

Next up: billing for expended ammunition?

(Hat tip: Jules Crittenden.
I'd heard about this before, but refrained from posting because it seemed to be a lot of rumor and little substance. The American Legion meeting gives it a lot more weight)