Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I am tired of people forwarding me emails or exhorting me to copy-and-paste their facebook status to mine, espousing the fallacious belief that America can be saved from its debt crisis if I and my family would buy only American products from locally owned businesses. Even more so tonight when I got one that promised "if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items this year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs" after reading about John Boehner walking away from President Obama's "grand bargain" due objections over raising revenue by "removing tax breaks for oil companies, corporate-jet owners, and hedge-fund managers." ("No 'grand bargain' on the debt ceiling," from The Week, the Best of the US and International Media, July 22, 2011, volume 11, page 2).
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I love living in the age of computers and the Internet. They are two tools that have given opportunity and access to worlds I never even thought could have existed. I can write and publish whatever I want, edit video or music at home without expensive machines (or software), and learn interesting things about people, places and things. Occasionally, the Internet and my computer work against each other. Sometimes when I am searching for images on the Internet, this pop-up will appear: