Andrew Yang is running for president as a Democrat in 2020. He is an entrepreneur who has some excellent ideas about Universal Basic Income and Medicare for All. In this blog post, I’m going to focus on his Medicare for All plan (which could also be called single-payer or universal health care).Continue Reading “Andrew Yang wants Medicare for All. Here’s how it gets paid for.”
Pinky had a very rough day, and for a while, we weren’t sure if he would make it. After a stressful number of hours – he pulled through as though nothing unusual had happened.Continue Reading “Pinky had a Rough Day”
King Kanai is an NPC (non-player character) in Diablo III. If you have ever taken one of your characters to obtain Kanai’s Cube, you have seen Kanai’s ghost appear and point at the Cube.
But, who was King Kanai? There’s plenty of lore about him in the Diablo III game, and some additional information about the inspiration for the character that is presented outside of the game.Continue Reading “The Lore of King Kanai”
In this episode, I read a piece of my writing that I wrote a few days ago. The inspiration was the recent layoffs at Blizzard/Activision/King.
It turns out I had a whole lot to say about not only that situation but also about capitalism.
I read “Capitalism is the Problem” on episode 045 of Words of Jen.
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I’ve noticed a pattern – and I’m not the first one to have seen it. The inspiration for this piece of writing, sadly, comes from the news of the massive layoffs at Blizzard/Activision/King.
Layoffs like these keep happening. Why? The problem is capitalism. Fortunately, there are solutions to this problem that can be implemented in the United States if enough people get together and push for change.
I read “Capitalism is the Problem” on Episode 045 of Words of Jen.Continue Reading “Capitalism is the Problem”
Here is an amusing short story that I posted on Mastodon before bringing it to Book of Jen (slightly edited).Continue Reading “Cockatiel Stories: Tortilla Water”
It all depends on whether or not a deal can be made before the end of Friday, February 15, 2019.
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown lasted 35 days.Continue Reading “Will there be Another Partial Government Shutdown?”
A friend gave me the Johanna Basford 2019 coloring calendar as a Christmas present. My goal this year is to try and keep up with it as best I can.
Coloring is relaxing and fun. It is also good for my rheumatoid arthritis (which is in my hands).
It has been called “Single-Payer Health Care”, “Medicare For All”, “Medicaid For All”, and “Universal Health Care”. Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom all have Universal Health Plans.
America Needs Universal Health Care.
This blog post has a timeline of information about the Universal Health Care in the United States of America. It includes studies that show it can work better than our insurance-based system, ideas for implementing it, and how it would help people.Continue Reading “America Needs Universal Health Care”
This is Galthrak the Unhinged. I got this pet from a Menagerist Goblin in between Season 11 and Season 12.
The flavor text on Galthrak the Unhinged says: From the time he was a broodling, all he wanted was to be a Rift Guardian. He studied for many years, but was ultimately found wanting. Take him on a rift with you, and he’ll be happy.Continue Reading “Galthrak The Unhinged”