Thursday, September 29, 2011

Things to Know - 29 September

1.  Back now to the new name - Liberty Park - near Wall Stree.  Two accounts; one event reporting, and the other more impassioned:,-OccupyWallStreet-AMAZING-speech,-MLK-Jr-would-smile-from-the-grave!-OUR-VOICE!
2.  This NY Times Editorial suggests that Republicant leaders are wrong in their direction to affect economic policy:

3.  Mandatory minimum sentences are clogging up the prison system.  Letting judges decide the sentencing may alleviate problems:

4.  As the lead-in, this column is entitled "Why the Conservatives Hate Warren Buffett".  E.J. Dionne tells us why:

5.  I am tossing this article in for your perusal and feedback.  I am currently "borrowing" my wife's Kindle to read many textbooks for a class that I am auditing.   I am thinking that maybe I will get my own Kindle, and I see that there is this new FIRE on the market.  I don't need a smart phone, or iPad, but I like the idea of a Kindle, but not sure of the other stuff along the way. 
Does any one have any comments that I should consider?:,0,3853012,print.story

6.  Is there a place and limit on which education should rely on on-line instruction?   Here's the opinion of a professor of Electrical Engineering.  I would like to see what a professor of Portuguese and Spanish Literature would have to say:,0,3809015,print.story

Juan Matute

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
       -- Buddha
"I had an epiphany a few years ago where I was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that I had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends."
       -- Moby
"Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression."
       -- Amos Bronson Alcott
"He was a genius - that is to say, a man who does superlatively and without obvious effort something that most people cannot do by the uttermost exertion of their abilities."
       -- Robertson Davies
"My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular."
       -- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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