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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada bears witness to a custom practised by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6000 years.

Native Americans would panic buffalo herds into throwing themselves off a cliff. The hunters would then gorge themselves sick.

Modern Americans are just as naïve as buffalo, allowing the insurance companies to panic them into paying twice what people in any other developed country does for the worst care in the developed world — on par with Cuba in outcomes. Check the IMR (Infant Mortality Rate) stats on the CIA website for yourself.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
The following are some of the people who contributed to this list. My lawyers recommended I exclude those who taught by example.

An early version of this article appeared in Java Developers’ Journal (volume 2 issue 6). I also spoke on this topic in 1997-11 at the Colorado Summit Conference. It has been gradually growing ever since. I have had quite a few requests for permission to build links here. You are welcome to create links, but please don’t repost the essay since the original changes frequently.

If you enjoyed this essay you might enjoy other parts of the website. Have a look at my home page or the Java Glossary which is a central place to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Java or perhaps my Gay & Black Glossary.

You might also enjoy the famous essays Worse Is Better and The Rise of Worse Is Better on doing the right thing.


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