Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fwd: Things to Know - 2 February

1.  Here is an interesting $3 course on Habeas Corpus and other related legalities in our justice system:

2.  In the campaigning ahead, one of the issues that will always come up, and which will always be around until it is changed is the concept, declared by Mitt, that "corporations are people, my friends".  Not so, and so it goes:

3.  So the guy wins Florida, and makes Porkie look really bad.  You think Romney would wise up, but no, he sticks his foot in his mouth big time again.  The sound byte will stick with him,  like an albatross, through the rest of the campaign:

4.  Wall Street has the Big Entitlement institutions that are Too Big to Fail.  The Military-Industrial Complex has weapons systems, entitlement programs, that are Too Big to Cut:

5.  Another one of Romney's gaffes (he does it quite well by now), was his proclamation on immigration reform - "self-deport", which really does nothing but alienate him from the Hispanic or any minority voters.  It also displays another facet of Mitt's out-of-touch persona:

6.  What the take away is about Romney and his Florida campaign.  If he should have learned one thing, it is that when you want to get down and dirty and play like Gingrich, you will emerge with the same perception of values ascribed to Porkie.  Pigs wallowing in the same trough all smell and sound the same:

7.  You may have head the word "meme" lately.  It is an invented word that combines the social context of many expressions into one word. It is a verbal emoticon, if you know what that is:,0,4207013.column

8. Lot of hoopla out the about Facebook and its IPO.   Here's a column that advises a cautionary approach to any purchase:,0,146064,print.column

9.  Here is an interest of conflict.  Depending on who you read, CNN goes one way and the AJC goes another.  Does it really matter?:
Juan Matute

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