Monday, October 11, 2010

Far above the earth, many years from now, a large community ship in geosynchronous orbit slowly rotated around the earth in a purposeless fashion. Aboard, thousands of human survivors live in attached life pods, which made up the hollow, somewhat spherical shape of the community ship. The wide and bright front windscreens faced inward on the ship, and were surrounded by magcon lights that inform all that can see that the occupant is protected from the harsh vacuum of space. With little space, the occupants usually focused on their projected computer screens, which gave them the ability to communicate with eachother as well as options for entertainment. Inside the giant community craft, there was no atmosphere- the designers of the ship had no time or resources to do anything but design the life pods and the connecting brackets that ultimately made up the entire craft. Inside the vast expanse of the ship floated a small craft capable of holding seven- the Executors. These Executors were often considered more powerful than even the Grand Council- not because their influence was more far reaching, but because the real ideas and actions spawned from them, and not from the good looking politicians they served.

Inside the Executor ship, the occupants were hours deep in brainstorming sessions, as they usually were. Chak wearily rubbed his eyes and glanced out of the glass multi-faceted compartment, to the thousands of citizens. Immediately, he noticed the green lights on top of each life pod were not lit. Frantically rising, he craned his neck to see all around- indeed, everywhere he looked, the green occupancy health light was off on all of the pods. All, but one. One of the pods near the theoretical "top" of the craft was still lit. Chak raced to the executor's ships controls, and jammed the throttle full forward and oriented the craft towards the lone projected survivor of what was sure to be some expected cataclysmic event that spelled certain doom for almost all of the citizens. Only the computers knew of whatever would happen, for they controlled the green health indicator lights. Something was seriously wrong. The other executors looked up, weary from their tiresome debating and theorizing, to see what was unfolding. Immediate panic gripped them, and a few of them, understanding what Chak was trying to do, shouted "we'll just crash into him and destroy ourselves anyways!" Chak spun the ship around and went engines first towards the lone green light Just as they were meters away from impact, a beautiful blue shockwave ripped from one side of the ship to the other. The ship started coming apart at thousands of seems, and the magcon lights around each pod started stuttering and winking out.

The moment became a little surreal to Chak. He could see the people writhing in their capsules- no doubt subject to the cold and oxygen-free vacuum of space that assaulted them as soon as the magnetic containment fields collapsed. As he peered around to the aft, he noticed a seem starting to form near their projected trajectory. He deftly aimed the craft for the seem, and silently repeated a quick prayer that it would open enough, or that the impact would be obsorbed by the engine compartment, so that the executors might live. He saw the face of the lone survivor in his pod- he was white with shock, as he saw the events unfold before his eyes. The executor ship was hurtling towards him, and all he knew of life was coming apart in a near instant.

Friday, October 08, 2010

I'm so angry right now.

Microsoft has just announced that there will be massive health care changes, due to the new obama healthcare legislation, which taxes cadillac health care plans immensely, which will apparently make them extinct.

Right now, at microsoft, if my son needs to go to the hospital, we take him. It's fully covered. Zero costs. Even if I have to take him 4 times a year, or 30 times a year. That's a "Cadillac healthcare plan" and it gives me the safety and security that I know I can get my family treated no matter what. Microsoft cannot afford to continue providing cadillac plans, because it was the Obama administration's plan to tax them so heavily so they could pay for the rest of the obamacare legislation. It looks like they didn't figure in the fact that everyone will abandon these top tier healthcare plans because of the tax, and now their plan for how to pay for their healthcare is now gone. So now obamacare is unfunded, AND it's destroying top tier healthcare plans for middle class hardworking people.

OBAMACARE = SUCCESS! Let's just remove good healthcare from the majority and make EVERYONE have mediocre healthcare plans that cost thousands out of pocket. YAY.

Now I don't have enough of the details to fully understand the new health care plan options, but it seems at around 2013, we will be fully under obamacare plans, with deductibles, co-pays, and so on. Taking my son to the hospital will cost me $1500 up front out of pocket, and 10% of total cost up to $1,000. Well our last hopsital visit costed almost 10 grand, so that's something like $2500 out of pocket. And Judah visits the hospital several times a year.

YAY GO OBAMA! You are a failure as a president and you are destroying healthcare for millions and plunging us into trillions of dollars of more debt.