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LinkTV

Link TV

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I watch a lot of LinkTV, but I’ve discovered that a lot of people do not know about LinkTV. So here’s a short description of the network that I will use as a reference for people who read my posts about things I’ve learned there.

LinkTV is a non-commercial station. They get funding from donations like PBS and NPR, but without the Corporation for Public Broadcasting support. They receive money from individuals as well as grants from foundations. Here’s the statement from their funding page: Continue reading

Can Bacteria Make you Smarter–Or I need to get out in the garden more!

Can Bacteria Make You Smarter–News and Views by Chris Prillo.GeeksLogo
I subscribed to Chris Prillo’s email lists “YEARS” ago when he still lived in Iowa. Before he made it big with “Call for Help” on Tech TV–now the G4 Network. When he brought the tech sector to the midwest with his Gnomedex Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. And I subscribed because he had good information. His reviews were accurate and he made sure that he had plenty of stuff us little people could afford. And I was glad that someone didn’t have to live within a day trip of ocean breezes to be taken seriously in the business.

Well, Chris got on TV and became famous and then he moved! It was too hard to live in Iowa and be on TV. 😦 I wish he would still host Gnomedex in the MidWest, but I guess that’s not to be. I was really disappointed because I could finally afford a trip to Des Moines from Illinois and he moved it! Now I have to figure out how to afford a trip half-way across the country in addition to paying for the conference. Poor, poor, pitiful ME! I know–BOO HOO! If I were serious about being a techy I’d just make it fit in the budget. But I digress. . . .

Well Chris left us, but he still produces great info. And has expanded his brand to encompass others into the fold of the LockerGnome universe. So I still subscribe to his stuff.

The newsletters are straight forward. A list of descriptive titles with a links. Topics cover everything from free software to social issues.

So this time he’s talking about the fact that bacteria in dirt can make your brain work better. The benefit does wear off, so like any medication or supplement, you can’t just get it once like a vaccine, it needs to be refreshed by further exposure. Continue reading

Is healthcare a right? – Reviews, News, and How To Geeks

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Is healthcare a right? – Reviews, News, and How To Geeks.

Geeks.Prillo.com posted another provocative post this week. In summary, the post is a clip from TheConservativePost May 14, 2009 — Andrew Wilkow, sitting in for Mark Levin, presented the most consice[sic] destruction of the liberal argument that healthcare is some sort of natural right.

The replies were abundant–7 pages worth! Unfortunately, over 20 of the replies (at least 3/page) were from one person who agreed with the clip! He spent most of his time bragging about how many gov’t programs he would NOT participate in.  I almost stopped reading the comments because of him, but I slogged through it.

So many people replied that they don’t want to support the health care system through the gov’t, but several replied supporting universal health care or offered several solutions. The naysayers even stooped to railing against immigration.

The most heinous argument for not supplying universal health care is that anyone who has an emergency can receive care to keep them alive. They fail to make note of the fact, that if you later cannot pay back the providers, you have a HUGE unpaid debt that goes on your ubiquitous credit report to the detriment of your future ability to get not only credit but a job, home insurance, and probably any insurance or even a checking account.

That’s a REAL service to the country!

Here’s what I wrote immediately on listening to the clip: Continue reading

Is Corn Killing Us?

I don’t mean to be repetitive, but I’ve been reading the blog of  Chris Prillo Lockergnome Extraordinaire today and have found quite a bit of inspiration there. I even posted on essay to another blog so I wouldn’t over do it here.

His post, Corn Kills More People Than Terrorists Do, points out that terrorism has killed a very small number of people this year compared to the number who die of obesity. Of course his readers made all kinds of excuses for why this fact is irrelevant or misleading. This graphic was included:Corn Terrorism Graphic

Complaints were lodged that we can’t prove corn causes obesity, obesity is a choice–terrorism isn’t, people die from old age so why don’t we work to outlaw getting old.

I restrained myself from posting a comment this time. But I knew I had to discuss it. Continue reading

Health Care for All Illinois

Health Care for All Illinois.

Supporting a Single-Payer State Health Insurance Program

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