Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Things to Know - 10 April


Mike Wallace went for the whole enchilada in his interviews

1.  The Severely Conservative and Morally Committed and former community street organizer (after all he did hang out evangelizing on Paris street corners) is plotting his "etch-a-sketch" rebirth:

2.  Here's something to think about.  Kelp beds (sea weed), of the radio-active type, have been found off of the California coast line.  This brings about more questions on the safety of nuclear power plants as we know them.   Just off the top of my head, building cost-effective constructed plants sounds nice, but who really knows?   I would suggest that nuke power plants be built to the highest standards that even the most skeptical power plant engineer could be comfortable with.   Radioactive residue floating trans-pacific lanes, infecting fish life, is not my idea of a good life:

3.  By the miracle of modern technology, there the Gipper is now campaigning for Obama's tax reforms:

4.  Behind every smokescreen laid down by the corporate whimpering, it appears that GeeOpee rant of "the highest corporate taxes in the world" really isn't so.   With all the shenanigans in tax law and attendant loopholes, matters are purposefully confusing to intimidate one into going along with the corporate whining:

5.  Religion and Politics - always mixed up in the campaign.  It is apparently a distraction so that the real issues are avoided:

6.  The dirty secret behind the Keystone XL Pipeline project has been brought up here before.  This time it is more concise and succinctly clear, and needs to be understood by everyone.  Why should the USA have to suffer the exposure to aquifer contamination and oil spill accidents along the 2,000 mile journey for something that we are not going to use?:

7.  David Brooks introduces us to his version of the economy; Economy 1 and Economy 2.   The analysis provokes a lot of questions and discussion:

8.  The GeeOpee legislators in Arizona are really serious on being out in front on the War on Women.  How about this - "...fetal life begins 2-weeks before conception"?:

9.  This pretty well sums up the GeeOpee Wannabee leader:


"The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain."

       -- Jayne Bryant Quinn
"Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that make it." 
       -- Franklin P. Jones
"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them." 
       -- Charles Caleb Colton
"The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance." 
       -- Robert R. Coveyou
"A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." 
       -- Robert Frost

No comments:

Post a Comment