“I’ve been happily married for 20 years, have 2 children, and my tubes are tied. Recently I was diagnosed with complex hyperplasia. My doctor recommended that I have an IUD installed which releases progesterone, in order to reduce the risk of cancer and avoid a hysterectomy. Yesterday, I had the device installed, and my health care practitioner explained that it cost her over $700 to obtain. My health insurance company will cover this procedure but only 80% of the total bill. I don’t need birth control. I need the medication the IUD releases.”—Katie
“It doesn’t make us weaker when we guarantee basic security for the elderly or the sick or those who are actively looking for work. What makes us weaker is when fewer and fewer people can afford to buy the goods and services our businesses sell, or when entrepreneurs don’t have the financial security to take a chance and start a new business. What drags down our entire economy is when there’s an ever-widening chasm between the ultrarich and everybody else.”—President Obama (via azspot)
Forbes.com: The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments.
Meanwhile, the athletic budget for the current year is $99 million, an increase of more than $2 million from last year. The increase alone would more than offset the savings supposedly gained by cutting computer science.
Jesus, guys! You know, Computer Science wasn’t on the list of shitty majors. Not that I think they’re actually shitty majors, but really? Computer Science?