Well, this explains a lot actually….check out an article from the New York Times on the findings of a recent Stanford sociology experiment on the modern day distractions that reduce our intellect, and hence productivity. Brain, Interrupted – Yahoo! Finance. Hold that thought, I have to check Twitter…..
I follow posts and receive emails from many organizations and political news sites, and I like to share the intriguing ones with you. The challenge Josh Silver from United Republic poses to us: Can we collectively influence NBC to refrain from airing Political campaign ads during the broadcasts of the Olympic Games? Mightn’t we be allowed to enjoy the London Games in our homes without stressful attack ads? Will NBC listen to our pleas, or will the ocean of money win? Who can say, but, just the same, I signed the petition, and maybe you should to. Continue reading
Mitt Romney wants to take the savings the American taxpayer makes from the Obama administration’s recent student loan changes, give it back to Wall Street and Big Finance. He is against those changes that take the middleman, namely the big banks, out of student loans. Now we know the big banks miss all of that easy money, the huge profits at no risk! Let’s let one of The Young Turks break it down for us:
Nauseated? Defending Romney? Oh no he didn’t!! Cory Booker expressed an opinion, and went “off message”! Oh, the humanity! His comments on Meet The Press, which appear to be criticizing parts of President Barack Obama’s campaign strategy, are perhaps not Cory Booker’s finest moments as “Surrogate” for the Obama campaign. Continue reading
Did you know, every one cent rise in the cost of a gallon of gas takes away one billion American dollars away from other consumer spending on goods in the course of a year. $1,000,000,000 out of the struggling economy, and into Big Oil’s coffers. Continue reading
Bullying and hazing incidents have been on the American mind of late, largely due to an epidemic of teen and young adult suicides. Suicides, which are attributed to depression and misery brought on by the way the deceased are tormented by classmates. Continue reading
My friend Vito often references the ‘broken window theory’ when we are discussing the efficacy of the NYPD’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ practices. Vito, a retired detective, cites the theory’s useful ideas in part as the reason for increased police presence on the street and subsequent decreased crime in the five boroughs, from the hellish rates of robbery and murder seen here in the 1970′s. Continue reading
We’ve all heard about Human Resource managers at big corporations favoring employed candidates over unemployed job applicants. I would just like to to put it out there: Discriminating against the unemployed solely on the fact they are not currently working is morally wrong, and treasonous in light of the financial mess this country finds itself in. Continue reading