Friday, October 7, 2011

Things to Know - 7 October

 Mike Luckovich cartoon: Face it, baby


1.  Georgia's anti-immigration law, recently imposed, has resulted in labor shortages in the agricultural fields.  So, the Govner is trying to set up an arrangement where prisoners will work the fields.  As I read the details, I see nothing but problems coming out of this.  There will be more problems because of a xenophobic drive that started this whole thing off in the first place.  Georgia - on my mind:

2.  More on the who and legacy of Steve Jobs:

3.  We end the Jobs eulogizing with the realization that his inventions, designs, and brutal perfection were indeed the work of genius.  However, there was a downside in the actual replication of the product to market that is of concern and is the next product refinement that is required for the industry:

4.  Paul Krugman adds insight and support to the occupiers by giving the protest (movement?) kudos for at least framing the message is embedded.  He legitimizes their efforts and disparages those financial elites on high who sneer at the rabble as they look downward over the rims of their champagne glasses:

5.  The spectacle of "Wall Street Occupiers" is now being noticed by the media.  Those pundits who scoff only add to the determination. The eyes and ears of those of the Arab Spring, Tahir Square, and Tunisia are looking at us and asking what is wrong with us and where is this going.  Is it safe to say that who goes around - comes around?

6.  From "a bunch of dirty hippies", the spectacle in short order is has taken on a more respectable view by observers.  The whole world is watching now:

7.  Want some relief?  You don't get any.  Robert Reich is here to tell you that if Greece tanks, the US is going to tank.  Why and how you may ask?  Just read about it, then ask yourself, who is going to be asked to bail out Wall Street again:

8.  The state of Georgia is now getting itself stuck up in the idiotic e-verify mess of their immigration law and businesses are faced with delays, costs, and confusion:


Juan Matute

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
       -- Steve Jobs
"There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past."
       -- George Carlin
"Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes."
       -- Norman Douglas
"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought."
       -- John Kenneth Galbraith
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."
       -- George Bernard Shaw

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