Monday, December 10, 2007

The News Ticker

If misery loves company, my misery is very happy: Viacom freelancers protest

This doctor (mis)treated my stepfather in 2004, robbing him of most of his sight in his left eye. My stepdad's not one of the people mentioned in this piece, so who knows who many people this fool preyed on? There are times when I wish we had a literal eye-for-an-eye justice system. I'd like to personally aim a laser at that guy's retina and burn it out in retribution. I'm guessing my mom would rather it be done more painfully--perhaps with a spoon and without anesthesia?

The report from N's private speech eval came in. There's nothing in there that I didn't know, except for the first time I have a piece of paper that says he has a speech disorder and has a specific diagnostic code next to it. (Now all I need is health insurance...) So that's good. Besides, who can complain about an evaluation that calls your kid "a sweet, charming and delightful little boy"? I'll provide more detail later, but suffice it to say it says everything I'd hoped it would say.

1 comment:

Leila said...

I am so beyond pissed with Viacom. It's just... revolting really. It's not like they're not making record profits as it is...

I was listening to a report on NPR yesterday about how they're outsourcing animation jobs to India, in large part "because of salaries". I can't tell you how upsetting I find that: kinda like penalising people for living in a country where you do need to make more than a certain amount to, say, have a decent life.

Health insurance hits even deeper, because it is so random.

I'm angry for you. I wish there was something I could do. I hate seeing things like this happen.