Go check out “http://www.getafirstlife.com/“.
Via Russ on the [Geeks] list at work.
See also the original post Second Life: a pet rock for the new millenium.
Fisher Island millionaire Bruce McMahan loved his daughter so much, he married her.
Published: September 28, 2006
A secret sexual relationship with his daughter was not enough.
There had to be a wedding.
It gets worse from there. Much worse, and funny as hell (for us safely uninvolved 3rd parties.)
A great diary on the US health care problem on DailyKos: For-profit healthcare: The ultimate triumph of insanity
(I’m going to skip to the punchline)
Let me end by explaining what in Wall Street speak an “improved” medical-loss ratio means for you and me.
The medical-loss ratio is improved for them by cutting the amount of premium revenues spent on patient care for us. Every dollar that is spent on our healthcare goes against the bottom line. It is bad for Aetna and bad for Wall Street when money is spent on our healthcare.
To the for-profit insurance industry, are not human beings. We are losses. We are not Americans. We are not patients. We are not sick people. Your life and mine are losses.
This system is beyond redemption and beyond repair.
Go read the whole thing.