I can tell I'm Galt to the core now...

Posted by $ Abaco 8 months ago to Business
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I have recently kind of wrapped up a career in engineering in the healthcare industry. I say "kind of" because I'm working part-time now. Anyway...I stumbled upon a technological advancement that could cut energy consumption of a hospital by about half. Technically, it's very interesting. It's right in my wheelhouse. I've been asked to help draft the research paper on it, just drafted an abstract for submission. It's to be presented (by me if I want) in Europe late this year. And...I don't want to do it. Oh, I want to complete the research to see how viable it is. But, I don't feel like getting groped by airport security, having to answer for not having all my vaccines, etc...I'm happy being in my Gulch. I can probably parlay this out pretty well in the future. But...well, you know. You read the book.


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  • Posted by Aeronca 8 months ago
    That sounds amazing. Patent it. If the looters come, kill it. If, I say. Hospitals are paid for and run by looters!
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    • Posted by $ Commander 8 months ago
      Patenting exposes to the looters.
      I've 2-1/2 years and 100k out of pocket in this arena.
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      • Posted by Aeronca 8 months ago
        I guess the patent game is the looter's game. You do the thinking, they do the stealing.
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        • Posted by $ jbrenner 8 months ago
          Dale and Kaila Halling have an excellent book on that subject that I reviewed for them about six years ago when they were in the Gulch. It is "Source of Economic Growth" by Dale B. Halling. They went Galt from Galt's Gulch years ago. When I think of them, I feel like the Wyoming mother of Galt's boss at the Twentieth Century Motor Company who directs Rearden and Dagny Taggart toward Hugh Akston's diner.
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          • Posted by $ Commander 8 months ago
            I can see D and K in their "shrug". Always teaching, somewhere, something, somehow, quietly immersed in community. I'll be disconnecting as such very soon. Time to focus on the youngsters. If I leave this life without pouring everything of my essence into this activity, I've disrespected myself. You'll be doing the same, as so many here, and abroad, are doing.
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            • Posted by $ 7 months, 4 weeks ago
              Wise, Commander.

              In my case I have stayed focused on trying to take a severely autistic son and get him to be a viable, effective person after I'm gone. It's taken everything I have and taken me out of society to a great extent. His condition was brought about by a stupid government-pharma monster. I can see the society I've left faltering, stumbling. I have to help my son. I'm driven by a love many probably never experience. Ironically, there's a very good chance society will never learn what I have about the disorder and related biology due to my isolation. Yet, his recovery so far is probably unprecedented. Not out of the woods yet.
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