Could basic income help the emancipation of people with disabilities?

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This is a 2-month-old article just brought to my attention by Scott Santens, an advocate for Universal Basic Income. What is happening right now is Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has made a bold proposal that has some roots in Basic Income but using the tax code to effect it (Lowrey, 2018 para. 2).

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Why Basic Income Is a Mental Health Issue – VICE

Why Basic Income Is a Mental Health Issue – VICE

This article is a few months old, which I found in making the transition from a Flipboard UBI magazine to here at my main blog.

When you have funds to at least meet most of your needs, feeling better is the result. Duh!

There is not enough done about mental health in this country, and most of it can be traced back to the “Patron Saint” of Conservative Thought, President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. POTUS 40, much like POTUS 45, their main purpose is to overturn and reverse their immediate predecessor’s legislation. In Reagan’s case, it was the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980 which provided Federal grant money for Community Health Centers (“Mental Health Systems Act of 1980,” 2018). He didn’t see these causes as welcome events, which President Reagan as Governor of California, released these patients into the society way before they were ready to be functional citizens (Roberts, 2013, para. 12). This article continues along this path to its undesired outcomes, which continue to this date.

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Anthem to Pay Record $16M for HIPAA Violations Exposing 79M Records

Anthem to Pay Record $16M for HIPAA Violations Exposing 79M Records

One would think these companies would learn from other and past mistakes, but they don’t. And wonder why the healthcare business is so flawed. Anthem is not my BCBS provider, so it shouldn’t affect me personally, but if it were BCBS of North Carolina, I would be pissed.

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Buying renewable energy should be easy — here’s one way to make it less complex – Microsoft on the Issues

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iStock photo on Microsoft’s blog.

My favorite tech company is at it again, leading the industry into renewables. What this blog post is about is that the idea of weather and price risks that is common to most energy markets has a solution that involves insurance risks and essentially hedging, like what airlines do for fuel prices.

An average US major Boeing 757-200 flies 1,252 mi (2,015 km) stages 11.3 block hours per day and costs $2,550 per block hour: $923 of ownership, $590 of maintenance, $548 of fuel and $489 of crew; or $13.34 per 186 seats per block hour (“Airline,” 2018).

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Voice dictation coming to Microsoft’s Office web apps

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Caveat: Some platforms do not include voice capabilities natively.

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PyDev of the Week: Marc Garcia | The Mouse Vs. The Python

PyDev of the Week: Marc Garcia | The Mouse Vs. The Python

Marc Garcia courtesy The Mouse vs. The Python

This week’s interview has nearly confirmed what I’ve been thinking, Python is a logical successor to Visual Basic. Not directly because Python is open source and VB is a Microsoft language.

Data science is a hot topic these days, oh to be younger and more willing to chase heat technology.

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PyCon UK 2018: My thoughts – including childcare review « Robin’s Blog

An overlooked aspect of conference attendance. Personally, I have no children, so it never crossed my mind. This is a start because Pythonistas have outside lives and families too!

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