Didn't end up going to the gym last night to test out the hip. I might today, but I'm in no hurry. Walking, stairs, a little running, those seem to hit it, and I don't want to stress it too much prematurely.
Looks like "Medicare for all" is picking up steam. The thing that really annoys nme about taxation arguments related to it is that employers already pay a lot for health care. Switch their existing private spending to a tax and you've got a lot of what you need. Now, businesses were already doing a lot of work to avoid paying for health insurance costs (moving people to part-time, contracting them out, etc), and businesses that currently don't pay would have some problems to consider, but, in general, the money's there. We spend so much more on health care than other countries for so many reasons. A better solution then is to make it a part of a progressive income tax.
Also by the way some health insurers already make lots of money as Medicare or other gov't health care administrators...
UBI: the thing that I don't like about UBI is that people often say, oh, yeah, we'll just totally get rid of all sorts of programs to make way for it. Yes, getting rid of food stamps and WIC could probably happen, maybe some aspects of Social Security, but housing assistance or many kinds of assistance for those with disabilities is going to be far more than a UBI could address.
I really don't want to do any work right now.
I really want to get the moderately-sized thing of kim chi from the Asian grocery store (not the BIG one and not the small one). It's like 1/3 the price of the kim chi at the regular grocery store. My only qualm is that it is, necessarily, made with fish sauce.
Yes, I'm still doing my mostly-vegan and almost-entirely-vegetarian style of eating.
WEST COVINA! CALIFORNIA!
The GOP is going to destroy the world, but the Democrats have been falling all over themselves for the past couple decades to avoid stopping them.