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No Snow

Vassiliy Blazhenniy, originally uploaded by maistora. In the News: Moscow's mayor to arrange for a snow-free winter in Moscow. How, you might ask? "For just a few million dollars, the mayor's office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their snow outside the city." I suppose, since snow removal must be expensive, a few million to get Mother Nature to dump the snow elsewhere would save a lot of money. Personally, I'd rather have the snow. It'll be sad that there won't be winter scenes in Moscow's Red Square this year, and just the freezing cold.

Dialysis Studies in the News

Here are some links to a group of articles at USATODAY. I don't know how anyone could read what is really going on in health care news and not find the cautionary tales regarding goverenment involvement in health care....

Dialysis treatment in USA: High costs, high death rates
Talks about how when the government program that funds dialysis for patients started nearly 40 years ago, 1/3 of people were getting in-home (more regular) dialysis care. Now we're down to 8% getting in-home care. In other words, after government got involved, the medical profession has allowed overall care to decline.

The reporter brings up Obama's programs have invested in studies to pick out what will work best. In other words, we're now spending money to study medical practices that have resulted from government intrustion in health care ... so we can find out that what we did 40 years ago was better.

Before you read this next article, do note that more regular in-hom…

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