Because you can’t make money from curing a disease, you might as well spend $1,500,000,000.00 on a giant ship with “neighbourhoods”. Imagine 8400 people pooping directly into the ocean (unless this behemoth has on board septic tanks).
Imagine what could be done with one and a half billion dollars of human effort, other than constructing the 21st century’s version of the Titanic? I guess we can take comfort in the fact that it’s $1.5B that didn’t go to a weapon of war.
Ontario spent a lot of money reinventing the wheel. Makes me wonder how many millions of dollars we’d save in Saskatchewan by using more open source software. The education system could stop paying Microsoft for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and we could train people to use Open Office instead.
I played Laser Quest on Saturday night with Jesse, and won the game, but with a poor point score that didn’t beat the ~850 high score of the day. I picked up some tomatoes today, and a free pie. Mmmm, pie.
We watched “Food Inc.” [8/10] and learned that not everyone in the world knows a farmer personally. I was sitting next to someone who was a farm kid, and I grew up going to school with farm kids. It’s foreign to think of a world where most people don’t know a farmer.
Brain tumors are not something that happens to nebulous “other people”. Two people I know well have dealt with them. One is in my immediate family (He had an acoustic neuroma) and the other is a good friend (he had a cancerous tumour removed when he was a kid). So it’s stories like the one here, which make me want to roar. Without Canada’s healthcare system, they, I, could be living in poverty. Or just… not living.