“Even though some people say we are living in a “knowledge economy,” we are living in a political atmosphere in which ignorance has more power than ever. Washington politicians who have never run any business are telling all kinds of businesses - from automobile companies and banks to hospitals and insurance companies - how they have to run their businesses. This is the golden age of ignorance in power.”—RealClearPolitics - Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene Thomas Sowell
“This is our Pledge to America. We pledge to honor the Constitution as constructed by its framers and honor the original intent of those precepts that have been consistently ignored – particularly the Tenth Amendment, which grants that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. We pledge to advance policies that promote greater liberty, wider opportunity, a robust defense, and national economic prosperity. We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values. We pledge to make government more transparent in its actions, careful in its stewardship, and honest in its dealings. We pledge to uphold the purpose and promise of a better America, knowing that to whom much is given, much is expected and that the blessings of our liberty buoy the hopes of mankind. We make this pledge bearing true faith and allegiance to the people we represent, and we invite fellow citizens and patriots to join us in forming a new governing agenda for America.”—A Pledge to America - The Fall 2010 GOP Agenda - GOP.gov
“America is an idea – an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America is the belief that any man or woman can – given economic, political, and religious liberty – advance themselves, their families, and the common good.”—A Pledge to America - The Fall 2010 GOP Agenda - GOP.gov
Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a laptop, put in sleep mode on a table Let us go through certain half-deserted streets The blinking-light retreats Of restless nights in free-wifi cafes And public libraries with internet Streets that follow like messageboard argument of insidious intent To lead you to an overwhelming blog post Oh, do not ask, “What, yaoi?” Let us go and post an entry.
(and it goes on… “I have measured out my life in login codes.”)
How will the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans shake out after the elections on November 2? Many political experts and news sources track and revise predictions, but until now it’s been hard to compare perspectives. We’ve worked with some of the top names in politics — Cook, Rothenberg,CQ-Roll Call, and RealClearPolitics — to make it easier to track the daily changes in the political landscape.
“Cognitive scientists from the University of Rochester have discovered that playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster. The researchers found that video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, and this benefit doesn’t just make them better at playing video games, but improves a wide variety of general skills that can help with everyday activities like multitasking, driving, reading small print, keeping track of friends in a crowd, and navigating around town.”—Video games lead to faster decisions that are no less accurate
This is a really fun website that lets you travel the world (via Google Street View) to random places on five continents. This is a highly recommended time waster, especially for the poor travel lover…