Monday, November 26, 2012

A Minimum Tax for the Wealthy -

Close Guantánamo Prison -

It's sad to be reminded of the disappointments - inexcusable - from the first four years.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Learning From Lincoln -

Having seen the film, extremely well said!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stop American Tragedies; Introducing the BeProud Movement | Facebook

I'd sure like to know about this guy and his project - from someone other than he who is knowledgeable, and preferably is a reporter.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Letter Raises Questions About When BBC Ex-Chief Learned of Abuse Cases -

The Board of The New York Times Company ought to reflect on whether they will lose more hanging on to THOMPSON or by thanking him for a few days of service and wishing him well in his future nendeavors and defense.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Serge JULY

The cofounder of Liberation said in Nice the other day that the two most important attributes for a reporter are curiosite and an aller voir spirit. Curiosity and a need to go see for her/himself. It was a good session at CUM but the "moderator" held his microphone as though he were eating a dark chocolate ice cream cone! It's too bad they don't stream/archive the events. JULY also lamented the huge cutbacks at El Pais, Haaretz and the Guardian plus the end of the print edition of Newsweek. If doing it today, he would add the sharp cuts at Sud-Ouest to that list.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Mark Thompson and BBC Missed Red Flags in Savile Scandal -

This still does not answer for me a much more important question. With all of the apparent knowledge of SAVILE at the BBC, at least at the rumor level, why was the Director General not running an organizaiton the entire time he was there that would have heard those allegations and acted upon them. Surely, no competent executive would have simply said that this happened on someone else's watch. Why did THOMPSON not organize the organization such that this would have been addressed long ago? That, to me, is the core question, not simply the issue around the aborted broadcast at the end of last year.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Newspapers are my physical fitness program

I cannot think of a better way to get in good walking exercise than to walk - if you can - from wherever you are to find a printed newspaper that you can pick up and bring back with you. My goal is to do that every day and I come pretty close to that - maybe 6 days out of seven - over the course of a year. Surely 5 out of 7 at an absolute minimum. Newspaper ought to figure out a way to reinforce the value in doing so adding the exercise to what one can do with the contents of a newspaper!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Mormons in the Middle East | PRI's The World

I am incredibly uncomfortable with the idea of "President" ROMNEY dealing with Israel. This just further complicates that picture. Will he deal with Israel as the servant of NETANYAHU or of someone in Salt Lake City? We have not seen many other choices so far.

Young Mormon Women Jump at the Chance to Become Missionaries at 19 -

I continue to worry a lot about having a Missionary-In-Chief in the White House, and am unconvinced that ROMNEY can separate himself from stuff like this while there should he be elected.