Friday, February 24, 2012

Things to Know - 24 February

Romney Dog

1.  If you have not been to Los Angeles lately, there is an amazing transition that has been slowly evolving through gentrification.  Old buildings in run down sections are razed, and being replaced.  The driving force in many cases is the younger work force is moving in to avoid long driving commutes.  The center of the city is revitalized by a new spirit of community, and all services and needs that are brought with it.  The LA Phil, with Gustavo Dudamel, is part of the story, as well as a commitment to an improved public transit system

2.  Here is a satirical presentation, which may be more effective than plain reasoning, to show and expose the right-wing nut jobs that have overrun the Republican Party:

3.  There is a serious problem with Monsanto and Dow introducing chemicals into our food supply. Recently, a legal issue turned against Monsanto in the case of a French farmer was poisoned.  The chemicals in question are banned in many areas of Europe and Canada.  These chemicals and modified genetic organisms (MGO) are being foisted on an unsuspecting populace without careful oversight:

4.  I have often included some of Thomas Friedman (op-ed NY Times, and book writer) in this journal.   Once in a while, he comes through with something brilliant, but, I have to agree with the criticism here.  For the most part, he probably likes to write too much about stuff about which he knows little, or makes a big issue about stuff that people already know about.  Anyway there is a book out about Friedman, which attempts to expose his shallowness:

5.  Robert Scheer is here today with a pained view of the GeeOpee Wannabees, and their utter dysfunctional dialogue on the issues.  As he terms it - Race to the Bottom.  He particularly takes on Porkie and his absolute bomb throwing:

6.  Here are four elected officials who are NOT running for president or on any political campaign.  They present an issue, which the Wannabees should be talking about; cap-and trade.  They present it in a concise and logical manner, and support its benefits to our society and economy.   The Wannabees????.....They are off fear-mongering on social issues and throwing bombs:

7.  Timothy Egan writes to the issue of Santorum's professed mission to instill his beliefs into public policy, and where history is not on his side:

8.  David Brooks has an intelligent presentation of how our tax/benefit system is a welfare state just like Europe, but even bigger.  We just structure it differently.  It could be on the road to improvement with the one that the Obama administration has proposed:

9.  Paul Krugman points out where Romne, in a moment of weakness and candor, stated that cutting government spending hurts the economy.   The damage control from his handlers tried to clean that one up.  Flippity-Floppity ...and what else is new:

10.  In a nation that gets obsessed with dangers and gets focused on building fences to keep out terrorists, it turns out that we have bigger problems walking among us; The Sovereign Citizens Movement:,0,6262803,print.story


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