1. Remember Reagan carping about food stamp welfare queens, and all of the other stories of welfare cheats. Yes, they may be all true. However, the big cheats are the corporate kind working through the Pentagon, Big Pharma through Medicare. Here's a peek at the Pentagon system:
2. Thom Hartman provides his news articles in an easy video and text format:
3. Charles Blow, one of those pundits who previously sneered about the OWS, has now admitted that for whatever the goals are, it is now COOL:
4. Dick Cavett on his conversations with Steve Jobs 20 years ago, when working up to TV commercials for Apple:
5. A nice harmless column from Kathleen Parker on the Gee Opie candidate's debate. Only reason she is here today is that I need to include something from the Washington Post:
6. A great human interest story about a family of high-achievers coming out of Pasadena, and against all odds:
7. All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena (same city) has skirted trouble with the IRS because of an LA Times story 7 years ago. The pastor has retired now, and is still pushing an agenda of not endorsing candidates, but holding them up to serious questions and analysis from the pulpit:
"The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block."
-- Inigo DeLeon
"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them."
-- Leo Tolstoy
"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."
-- Bertrand Russell
"Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons."
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