“Obama Authorizes Sending Weapons To Syrian Rebels… What could go wrong?” (Well, a lot of things!)

Odds are that being on the same side as John McCain & Lindsey Graham probably means that it is a bad idea. The situation is extremely complex (no absolute villains or heroes in this Syrian conflict) and there is a reluctance to have a serious and intelligent conversation with the  American public as to the history and nature of that war. But Further, also engage the citizenry as to the limits of American power to change events every place on the planet. This can only turn out badly…. “Obama Authorizes Sending Weapons To Syrian Rebels… What could go wrong?”. (A lot of things!)    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/obama-syrian-rebels_n_3438625.html

 

“Sympathy for the Luddites”…..

The author is correct in that “workers” are chasing a losing proposition, since they (individual workers living one life time can’t “retrain” faster than science and technology can innovate. Two things: First change the educational system into one in which the most important objectives are the creation of transformative, coachable, flexible, tech-savvy lifelong-learners/researchers. The one job/one life scenario may no longer be functional. We should prepare young people for many different careers related, loosely connected and totally (so it would seem) disconnected from their chosen field. Ultimately we need an economic system that does not reduce students and workers to commodities.. “Sympathy for the Luddites…… “Until recently, the conventional wisdom about the effects of technology on workers was, in a way, comforting. Clearly, many workers weren’t sharing fully — or, in many cases, at all — in the benefits of rising productivity; instead, the bulk of the gains were going to a minority of the work force. But this, the story went, was because modern technology was raising the demand for highly educated workers while reducing the demand for less educated workers. And the solution was more education…” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/opinion/krugman-sympathy-for-the-luddites.html?_r=0

 

Lost, and Found sense in Arizona!

Unreality hits the road!……..  “Gov. Jan Brewer, a conservative and avowed foe of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, announced her support for the Medicaid expansion in January, but faced stiff resistance from fellow Republicans in Arizona’s House and Senate. During a marathon session that began Wednesday afternoon and stretched into the wee hours of Thursday morning before culminating in a final vote late Thursday afternoon, a handful of Republicans joined Democrats in the House and Senate to pass the Medicaid expansion…”  …“Arizona Medicaid Expansion Advances After Jan Brewer Forces Lawmakers’ Hands…”  Http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/arizona-medicaid-expansion_n_3430371.html