Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Something to Know - 24 April

North Korean officers... could be easily defeated with a giant magnet...
It should not be that difficult to pick off the leaders of the charging hordes as they cross the 38th Parallel.

1.  Nate Silver had some pretty shrewd and accurate observations on presidential election of 2012.  He puts forth his observations on the polling in on the gun legislation, and how it reveals the likely hood of it tracking to the actual outcomes of the upcoming mid-term elections.  What Mr. Silver puts forth is that for the Democrats to win the House, and at least stay even in the Senate (with all the announced retirements-of-late), the Republicans have to be portrayed as out of touch with the mainstream....or to be unable to shift out of being the Party of Stupid:

2.  I admit that I am of a passing generation that places higher esteem and necessity on the daily newspaper than those younger and more connected to personal digital assistants (commonly known as PDAs).  I'm willing to accept that, and if the Murdochs and Koches want to buy up all the media (print and TV) outlets, let them waste their money when there will be no one looking at them.  However, there are downsides to the the world of PDAs, and we should be very aware:


"Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an unidentified source."
       -- Ron Nessen

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