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Friday Links – August 31, 2012

Sometimes the best you can do is use the toilet…

Welcome to the Self-Service Airport

“A lot of our passengers are frequent fliers who really prefer not to talk with staff all the time,” said Lufthansa spokesman Aage Duenhaupt. “They check-in online, get a mobile boarding pass and then use it at an automated boarding gate.”

Self-Service tech support. Self-Service grocery checkout. Self-Service everything. As much as people appreciate good customer service it seems people appreciate better ways to do things themselves. They should come up with Self-Service Best Buy.

Overtreatment Is Taking a Harmful Toll

But an epidemic of overtreatment — too many scans, too many blood tests, too many procedures — is costing the nation’s health care system at least $210 billion a year, according to the Institute of Medicine, and taking a human toll in pain, emotional suffering, severe complications and even death.

Would you want to get sued for medical malpractice?

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

Last May, in a much-touted speech in Iowa, Romney used language that was literally inflammatory to describe America’s federal borrowing. “A prairie fire of debt is sweeping across Iowa and our nation,” he declared. “Every day we fail to act, that fire gets closer to the homes and children we love.” Our collective debt is no ordinary problem: According to Mitt, it’s going to burn our children alive.

Read this and then laugh about Eastwooding/Invisible Obama.

Are Modern Parents Self-Absorbed

Many parents today want so much for their children: play space in bars, wide berth for strollers, and tolerance for tantrums in restaurants and airplanes. Other people, with and without children, see much of this as selfish, an imposition without regard for others.

Isn’t everybody self-absorbed these days? Now with smoking banned in “bars” the money is in selling food, thus becoming more like a restaurant thus welcoming to families. In the scheme of things I guess it’s not a big deal but if you want to drink best just stay home, just like practically any activity anymore.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Extended 14-Minute Gameplay Demo 

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is the new canonical installment in the Metal Gear series, being developed by Kojima Productions. This game was promotionally known as “Next” Metal Gear Solid. Ground Zeroes is a prologue to “Metal Gear Solid 5″,

The best just keeps getting better. Still prefer the MGS4 reveal trailer  but Ground Zeroes looks fantastic.

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