Friday, September 5, 2014

Something to Know - 5 September

Well, here I am at around 0305 (PDT), sitting in front of my iMac.   Can't go back to sleep. Still adjusting to the time zone change after 30 days in Europe.  I did catch the Rachel Maddow show last night, and her chance to bury the disgraced former governor from Virginia (Bob McDonnell).  It was a classic Rachel moment.  So, here's today's piece of work. Maybe I can go back to sleep now:

Mike Luckovich

1.  One major news story while in Europe was the beheading that also freaked out the Brits because the executioner had a traceable British accent.  I saw the Prime Minister (David Cameron), full of rage and consternation, say that "we will track the responsible persons down and bring them to justice and put them away for the rest of their life".   ISIS is probably reveling in this display of rage.  It seems as they hardly care about death in the sacrifice to the Jihad, and are eager to act like this for the cause.   David Brook's, in this piece, reflects on our reaction to beheading:

2.  Paul Krugman continues to wage his fight in pushing back on the opponents of the Federal Reserve and the mindsets that times of economic slumps call for penurious public policy.  Warning, this is not for fans of Ayn Rand:

Now, may I become overwhelmed with sleep?
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
-- Ray Bradbury   

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