Monday, May 20, 2013

Something to Know - 21 May

Stuart Carlson
1.  Guatemala - an issue that we need to familiarize ourselves with.  So, what is going on?  Besides Syria, here is another country, with problems, that we here may find blood on our hands:

2.  Leaks came from GeeOpie sources.  This is the anatomy of a bogus leak, nefariously enhanced by the Republicans to suit their agenda, and they are now stuck with the doo doo (Poppy bush's words):

3.  Poverty in this nation, and where the poor live is changing in paradigm.  Although it still exists in the normal zones in cities, it is the suburbs that have shown an upsurge.  There are probably several reasons, but the rise in foreclosures, job losses, and the continuing chasm of wealth inequality has struck right in the neighborhoods where this stuff was not supposed to happen:

4.  Spelman College in Atlanta, through a stupid and insensitive act, will forever feel the sting from graduates and parents for years to come.  Alumni fund raising will not be well received by anyone who will recall the graduation ceremony of 2013:

5.  If you are thinking of legalizing pot in your state, there are specifics on how the legalization rules and control are crafted that will make a big impact in running it correctly.  Bill Keller has observations from his journalistic coverage in the past (certainly not from his college days), that make perfect sense:


"About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm "
       -- Kurt Vonnegut

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