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This presentation is probably the best expression of the dynamic nature of ASL I have come across. It powerfully illustrates the very different tools available to a visual language and compares it to music with surprisingly apt analogies.
 
Artist Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn't a part of her life, that it was a hearing person's thing. Through her art, she discovered similarities between American Sign Language and music, and she realized that sound doesn't have to be known solely through the ears — it can be felt, seen and experienced as an idea. In this endearing talk, she invites us to open our eyes and ears and participate in the r...
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I did not know this writing system was used by multiple languages. Neat!
The writing system is 6,000 years old, but its influence is still felt today
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The High Price You Pay for Healthcare

I would like to say a word to fellow Americans who complain that in countries like Denmark, they pay much higher taxes for their healthcare, and we don't want that! 

Unfortunately, what is paid in taxes for healthcare in Denmark is not money that is saved by Americans. We get charged far greater amounts for our healthcare by a system that gives far poorer results on most metrics. 

In addition to getting poorer results, we get the chance to fund the incredible inefficiency of having many office workers in every hospital or doctor's office to fight with the bureaucrats in the multitudes of health insurance companies, all with differing forms, rules and policies - and they will all scratch and claw with doctors, hospitals and even their own customers to keep from paying anything they can get away with not covering. These fights can last months and years. Often the patients at the important end of these fights are in one of the most vulnerable times of their lives. The not insignificant monetary costs of this are exceeded by the emotional ones.

Americans also get to fund lots of advertising for competing insurance companies. Of course, we must also fund the ability of every insurance company executive to buy a yacht if they so choose.

If you think you do not pay the high cost for healthcare that those in Denmark are, you are playing semantics. Their system is more efficient, and it gives better results on the whole. 

Also, their system covers all their citizens and the risk is shared among the entire population so that healthcare costs are not the number one reason for bankruptcy in their country, as it is in ours.

Millions in our system are given substandard care, or no care at all, and that is the avowed method we use to ration care. I would say that makes our system, in a word, immoral. Nobody deserves to be treated the way our system routinely treats people who fall victim to disease and/or traumatic injury.
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Of course money does not grow on trees. That is why it is important to not waste it on a system where we pay more and get less. The immigration issue is a red herring and you did not address the original point at all. We can disagree but you can't be like someone from the tea party, just shout the word immigration or Benghazi, and pretend you did anything that makes any sense in the real world. These are real, complex issues and they take critical thinking. No system is perfect but ours is not only imperfect, it is immoral.
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Key and Peale do a TED talk parody on a topic that was once taboo. This might be good to add to 8th grade health classes.
Shaboots and T-Ray deliver some hard truths about the female body.
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Remember, you can always trust the free-market to solve every problem without regulation. Regulation bad, business good - always, in every situation. No need for controls of any kind. 

In reality, treating healthcare similarly to the system we use to allocate yachts has come the closest to giving us the "death panels" we heard so much about when we were considering single-payer. No system is perfect. But ours is, by far, the most costly and with results that are dismal for most, in comparison to other industrialized countries. There are many ways to structure the healthcare industry. Some of them just happen to be inhumane as well as inefficient. Why pay top dollar for that?
One nurse tells the story of what it’s like to watch patients struggle to get an $84,000 pill.
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Medicine should be based on science, not marketing. Not having access to all results makes it something other than science.
 
Pharmaceutical firms have a history of suppressing unfavourable results from drug trials. It’s time to compel them to publish data in full: http://ow.ly/Sixp8
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Homemade ginger ale. It is made from the whey produced from making kefir cheese. This is my second try at it. First experiment with it went great so I went and got some bottles to make it more official looking.
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This guy is pretty amazing. He likes to test out primitive technology building techniques on his channel and in this video he builds a small tiled roof home from start to finish with nothing but his own brawn, local natural materials, and tools that he fashions by hand.
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+Michael Crafferty the romans used this in england.also they hollowed the walls and the fires would heat them also.
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My son pulled the ultimate dad joke on me. I forget what I had just posited but when I was done, with a thoughtful expression as he appeared to be turning it over in his head, he replied, I have something that says otherwise. I cocked my head and said, oh really, what is that? With a wide grin on full display, he confidently held up a 3x5 card showing a single word, "otherwise".
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It is awesome to see nuanced understanding of issues rather than soundbites and dogma matter for something in this day and age.
 
When Scientists Do What Diplomats Can't http://trib.al/KcPIrjN
The scientific world’s quiet influence over foreign policy
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I have not before seen this method of storing water and nutrients for a grow bed for around a decade. It seems very nice and I like how it can make harvesting easier. This could be good for preparation for the zombie apocalypse or the coming of Skynet or just being more self-sufficient. 
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Our robot overlords are not quite ready but give them some time 😊
 
Congrats to team KAIST for winning the DARPA Robotics challenge and taking home the $2m dollars price.

The challenge was the first where robots performed without being tethered and there were plenty of hard falls, soliciting groans and laughter from the crowds at the contest in Pomona, California.
The other tasks the robots were set included getting out of a car, opening a door, drilling a hole in a wall, turning a valve and crossing rubble either by clearing a path or walking over it.

More details: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33038914
Video of the winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_yfvlplJe0
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