Saturday, September 29, 2012

Decrypting the Debate

At least one of the television channels here is already promising to decrypt the first US Presidential debate next Wed. I bet a lot of voters in the US would benefit from that as well as people in France!

"Barack Obama bloque l'achat par des entreprises chinoises de fermes éoliennes dans l'Oregon" - Le Monde

What a challenging issue. I cannot help but wonder what it means when it comes to other foreign investment in the US and US investment in other countries. My first reaction is negative.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Behind the Blizzard - Blizzard Fan Club - Dairy Queen

Web Site Editor May Face Mormon Excommunication -

Mormons are free to behave as bizarrely as they choose and, in fact, I'd defend to the literal death their right to do so. Mitt ROMNEY may or may not approve of what is described here. Someone, I hope, will ask him. If he does not approve, then we need to know more about why, for what reasons - what woud that answer tell us about him? If he approves, then I would worry tremendously about the extent to which this sort of Mormon thinking is ROMNEY's own. What would he say as President about dissent? What would he say about the need for conformity? What would he say about what is done openly and what is done secretly? It seems to me to be fair ground to ask him many more questions about how he relates to his faith in terms of actions taken. In this story, I am far less concerned about the Mormon kicking someone out because of criticizeing ROMNEY - which does not seem to be the case anyway - than I am about what it tells us about how Mormons govern, see things, and think. On those points, ROMNEY deserves many more questions.

Monday, September 03, 2012

LDS blog calls NBC report 'evenhanded' |

Whether it was or not, there are just so many unanswered questions about the relationship between Mitt ROMNEY and this church. What directions does he take from the church, and how might those directions conflict with his Presidency? Given the radical shifts the church has made in the past, what happens if they do that again in a way that runs counter to US interests. How can we be sure he will pick us over them? Do we just have to take his word for it?