Monday, November 27, 2006

Mythological creatures

You Are a Mermaid
You are a total daydreamer, and people tend to think you're flakier than you actually are.While your head is often in the clouds, you'll always come back to earth to help someone in need.Beyond being a caring person, you are also very intelligent and rational.You understand the connections of the universe better than almost anyone else.
What Mythological Creature Are You?

This does seem to accurately describe me, with the "total daydreamer" and "head in the clouds" and, I hope, "intelligent and rational" and "will always come back to earth to help someone in need."
I was on today (why bother working), a site that tracks bogus "alternative" medical treatments. In response to the "health freedom" defense of allowing quacks to pursue their "practices" with no investigation. Total freedom, the site's author explains, depends on all members of a society being totally trustworthy, which is never the case. Therefore, like it or not, especially in the realm of public health, not everything can be permitted or publically funded. The same principle could be applied to corporate freedom too, with corporation advocates demanding that they be allowed to run their businesses without any regulation. After all, who's more trustworthy than the heads of corporations? That was sarcasm, in case you couldn't tell.

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