Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Things to Know - 30 May


1.   This has been around a week or two, but it has now raised an editorial concern by the NY Times.  Wisconsin gov. Scott Walker and big corporate cash to crush unions:

2.  It must be said that the gaffe-prone Romney will accidentally blurt out the truth, much to his own detriment, and to the horrors of his presumptive supporting political party:

3.  The "Latino" vote is very much in the discussion this election year.  So much so, that it is now pedestrian news for CNN:

4.  The Fundamentalists who craft the bible to speak hatred and fear of people who are not of their approval is the basis for the dissolution of the soul of our existence:

5.  The news with Thom Hartmann:

6.  There is a movement afoot to require proof that Willard Mitt Romney was not born a Unicorn.  The demand has been placed on the doorstep of the Arizona Attorney General:

7.  A documentary on the creation and work of Paul Simon and South African musicians working through apartheid and producing the album Graceland is featured her by Thomas Friedman:


"I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether." 
       -- Alfred North Whitehead
"If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability." 
       -- Vannevar Bush
"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." 
       -- John Kenneth Galbraith
"Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles." 
       -- Pat Paulsen
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
       -- Isaac Asimov

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