Friday, May 25, 2012

Things to Know - 26 May


1.  Some of you may have already seen this subject on TV, but here it is in print.  It's about airline personnel (pilots mainly, and others) who have been shuffled around with flight and maintenance bases for various airlines being closed, along with compensation reductions.  They live in mobile homes in airport parking lots.  Here's one short story about a United pilot in Los Angeles:

2.  The current situation with our state of political gridlock amidst all the problems we have, both home and abroad is that there is a small animal in the room that is growing larger each passing Spring - and will soon be the Elephant in the Room:

3.  When the Anglo Right-Wing extremists of Arizona take control and actively seek to suppress the teaching of ethnic history (Mexican culture) as it pertains to the state, raw emotion is stirred in the local minority population.   This emotion is released and is presented in this article:

4.  Student protests in Mexico are taking shape in a very unusual way.  The protests are over the media's lack of coverage on the political uprising of those who are not the PRD or PRI or PAN.  The media's refusal for what is deemed appropriate coverage of the students is turning heads and taking on the political structure and power brokers who own the national media.   In some ways, this movement is showing others in Latin America that it can be done:

5.  Here is a very short and clear message on what the Facebook IPO, and its collateral creation of damages to itself and Wall Street has done:

6.  For those of you who have no understanding of the correctional system in certain parts of this country, and where "correcting" is not the mission - just plain warehousing prisons is more like it - meet the State of Louisiana; the #1 prison factory in the world:

7.  Gail Collins takes a look and writes about Romney's venture into the land of education reform.  Turns out that its like his other misadventures he gets into when the previous adventure does not go well for him:

8.  This is probably a news items that tops anything the political debate could stir up in a month of press releases.  A new coating inside containers that allows all of the ketchup, honey, mayonaise, and all other similar gooey stuff to ALL slide out of the bottle opening when inverted.   This is really big news:


"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." 
       -- Miss Piggy
"If the fans don't wanna come out to the ballpark, no one can stop 'em." 
       -- Yogi Berra
"If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything." 
       -- Bill Lyon
"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found." 
       -- Calvin Trillin

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