A little bit of random

Did you hear that?  I’m detecting–faintly, but present–the sounds of our society settling in firmly to our current “step” in its collapse.  If I’m right (and I may well be wrong), while things might look better for a while, in most measurable dimensions we’re actually a little “worse off” (further down the descent arc) than we were a decade ago.  Little things are making me notice–such as these bits from economists Larry Summers and Paul Krugman.

What’s the name of that effect where, just after reading about something, you see it popping up all over the place?  Shortly after my recent post about the “Go-Jug” mini-72-hour kit, I saw lots of people popping up with their versions.  Places like here and here.  Cool!  I think the 5-gallon bucket idea is a great “step larger” from the milk jug, prior to shelling out for a larger pack.

Can we please get off the case of the ACA website?  I recall the early days of my first website; it wasn’t pretty.  Did I drop it?  No; I worked at it to improve it, and it got better.  Same with the ACA–which isn’t the website, by the way.  The website is an online shopping center…

While I’m thinking about it, is it too much to ask that people get their terminology straight?  For instance, my mother-in-law, on her recent visit, numerous times exclaimed that “Obama and the Democrats are hauling us off towards socialism!”  In the next breath, she’d decry the ACA, saying that “It really should be single-payer, like in the Netherlands.”  One of these things is not like the other, one of these things does not belong…

With that, this will be a short post.  I’ll be taking next week off, as well–one of the things about posting on Thursdays is that Thanksgiving always seems to interrupt.  I’ll try to have the “Monthly Special” prepped for next weekend, then I’ll be back the week after that.  Have a happy Thanksgiving!


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