Friday, January 24, 2014

Something to Know - 24/25 January


1.  Paul Krugman sets the stage for Obama's speech next Tuesday night.  Jobs and Inequality are his focus.  He places them on the same level.  Others, do not:

2.  Timothy Egan speaks to the philanthropic works of billionaires, such as Bill Gates, and others in their work to eradicate the misery that plagues 3rd-world countries.  Gates, from Seattle, is mentioned with another guy from the same city - Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawk cornerback, who boldly ranted himself on to the public stage last weekend.  The thing is, Sherman is doing his thing to demonstrate to those in 3rd-world hoods, how to move out and up.  Sherman is a graduate of Dominguez High School in Compton, California, and was second in his graduating class.   He went on to Stanford, and is now a big time NFL player.  He goes back to his school and talks the game of working hard to get what it takes to better the situation:

3.  If you don't live in the Los Angeles area, this article may not interest you. I like it because it fills me in on what my son does for a living, so that I can explain to others what it is that he does:

4.  Hardly a day goes by without a mention of the problems surrounding (a big area) Chris Christie.  This article is amusing, entertaining, and with a whole lot of potential.  Equating Bridgegate with Watergate by one who knows all the dirt in the Watergate scandal makes for something you need to know:

Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.
-- G. Gordon Liddy

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