September 6th, 2009

Age=32, 1986, Japan

COMIC CON 2008: Wil Wheaton talks internet culture

I had a friend that recently was interested in making some ebooks. Wil Wheaton speaks briefly about that in this video.

He also gives good advice on how to start a blog.

I started this blog here at LiveJournal because it was the first system I chose at YouTube to link to for blogs. They only had a few at the time. I didn't know much about the ones they offered and that included LiveJournal, but it seemed to me that I had somewhere seen or heard of LiveJournal before so I signed up. At that time I only had a free account that was limited.

It seemed that there were many other places that were free too and seemed to offer more. Well, actually let me rephrase that. I feel sometimes intimidated by systems that 'tease' me with a FREE offer. And even 'annoyed' when they're always 'taunting' me to upgrade.

When I saw the offer at the end of last year to get a permanent paid account here I went for it even though I still did not know much of how it worked. Overall I am very happy with this system - even though I haven't had any comments or made any real connections with anybody here. But I know if I tried to be more active here, then it would be a different story. However, I have "too many pots on the stove" -- meaning I've spread myself a bit thin by involving myself with multiple blogging systems and social networks.
Age=32, 1986, Japan

Canada Cures Cancer!.., but no one cares.

And what she IS NOT (cannot) say is that it would kill the profits from the Big Pharmaceutical Companies current offerings to cure diseases.

Thinking about this further and listening to her again I find her replies to questions PRE-PROGRAMMED. I'm not faulting her really. It seems from the data given in this video that much of the required testing has already been done so it would not be that expensive.

It may be more desirable to be an exclusive supplier or manufacturer but that does not mean that it cannot be part of a product line. All kinds of things are made and sold which don't have exclusive rights are require licensing. Plus is that not a slap-in-the-face for capitalism tenet of a free market where there is competition?

This video appeared was uploaded on July 11, 2009 and the users has not given any other information. I really have no idea how old this broadcast is. The users has tagged the video in an overloading manner such that all related videos are from their channel - personally I don't like that.

At a time now when the United States is focusing on Health Care this video is really one of the things that makes me disgusted with the whole debate on whether its socialized medicine or the capitalistic free market approach. They both claim money is a big issue but I have not heard what they intend to do about this which I believe is at the heart of the problem regarding costs.