hamiltons-publius
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

US Constitution, Amendment 14, section 4

The raising of the debt ceiling as a Constitutional obligation

(via hamiltons-publius)

The problem is that the debt is not the result of a rebellion or incursion (except maybe the two wars)

Government shutdown

I think the government shutdown really exposed a flaw in our government system
With the shutdown parks are closed and many services like the nih, welfare and nasa
I think until the shutdown ends the people should pay for the services directly.
That is how we will figure out which services are important and which are not.
Entrance to subsidized touristic sights 0_10 dollars new price for example 20 dollars and so on.

thecraftychemist
thecraftychemist:

Liquid breathing

We see instances of humans breathing liquids in sci-fi movies, TV shows and books. They get immersed in an exotic fluid solution and don’t drown. Usually, they’re able to breathe normally after a brief fit of panic. Probably the most easily recognized example of this is portrayed in the movie “The Abyss”.

Since the early 90’s Oxygenated Perfluorocarbon, commercially known as ‘Liquivent’, has been used to assist premature infants and can be used for people with lung damage through it’s use in liquid breathing. It allows both oxygen and carbon dioxide to be dissolved in it, although it is denser than water and requires effort if not mechanically assisted to breathe if used in total liquid ventilation.
The fact that it’s a liquid however, is good in the case of premature infants who are used to breathing liquid in the womb. In the case of someone who has suffered burns from breathing in smoke it could assist in cleaning soot and toxic chemicals from the lungs. Having a very low surface tension it also assists in stopping the alveoli from collapsing and sticking together during exhalation. It may also have anti-inflammatory properties. 
Below: scene from the film Abyss; liquid breathing has been demonstrated using a rat.

You could theoretically use it in a similar way to the technique used in Abyss, although you’d have to isolate the liquid entering the lungs to avoid contamination, and mechanical assistance would most likely be required as the diver would become exhausted from the extra strain of breathing a liquid. We have yet to pioneer such a technique.
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thecraftychemist:

Liquid breathing

We see instances of humans breathing liquids in sci-fi movies, TV shows and books. They get immersed in an exotic fluid solution and don’t drown. Usually, they’re able to breathe normally after a brief fit of panic. Probably the most easily recognized example of this is portrayed in the movie “The Abyss”.

Since the early 90’s Oxygenated Perfluorocarbon, commercially known as ‘Liquivent, has been used to assist premature infants and can be used for people with lung damage through it’s use in liquid breathing. It allows both oxygen and carbon dioxide to be dissolved in it, although it is denser than water and requires effort if not mechanically assisted to breathe if used in total liquid ventilation.

The fact that it’s a liquid however, is good in the case of premature infants who are used to breathing liquid in the womb. In the case of someone who has suffered burns from breathing in smoke it could assist in cleaning soot and toxic chemicals from the lungs. Having a very low surface tension it also assists in stopping the alveoli from collapsing and sticking together during exhalation. It may also have anti-inflammatory properties

Below: scene from the film Abyss; liquid breathing has been demonstrated using a rat.

You could theoretically use it in a similar way to the technique used in Abyss, although you’d have to isolate the liquid entering the lungs to avoid contamination, and mechanical assistance would most likely be required as the diver would become exhausted from the extra strain of breathing a liquid. We have yet to pioneer such a technique.

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#medical science

smdxn
The thing that staggers me about the Republican hatred of this law is its abstract quality. They never address the real problem of our massively inefficient private healthcare market, which is a huge burden on the economy. They never address how to help the millions of uninsured adults get the care all human beings need. They appear to regard a Heritage Foundation, free-market-designed, private healthcare exchange system as some kind of communist plot. They do not seem to believe there is any pressing problem at all. And they have nothing constructive to offer.

This is not about Obamacare. It is not even about politics. It is about a form of revolt against the very country they live in.
Andrew Sullivan, "How To Think About Obamacare." (via smdxn)

Why does Obama care need to be funded then
You are spending more on Medicaid with out increasing the number of doctors