Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Chapel Hill?

NC Senate sales tax plan could cost cities, towns

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Terrorism Unlikely in Germanwings Crash, French Officials Say -

Do we really understand the ways in which cargo or the plane itself might have been programmed to cause this - in such a way that human intervention on-board was not possible? I think the answer is no.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

California Plastic Bag Referendum Could Spark Environmental Showdown : NPR

Seems like such a no-brainer to me.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Says the Israeli Occupation 'Must End'

Tell me again.... why is a Jewish Israel a good thing while a white country club is not? It seems me that both are reprehensibly discriminatory. Everyone loses in the process. Why are we supporting so fervently the white country club sometimes known as Israel?

"McDonough added, “Nothing would do more to improve Israel’s security or its relations with its neighbors than to bring about a sovereign and contiguous Palestinian state alongside a secure, democratic, Jewish Israel.”"

Debunking the Myth of the Job-Stealing Immigrant -


Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Breaking Bad Habits

Also worth more reflection.

A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute -

Well worth more reflection!

What Begat What -

Right on!

Peggy NOONAN on Israel

Peggy NOONAN, Repblican commentator, noted this morning on Face the Nation that the US was one of the countries had "invented" Israel back in 1948. We should never lose sight of this fact, and the responsibility we have as a result of doing so.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pardons Elude Men Freed After Decades in Prison -

North Carolina has become so embarrassing.

Evangelicals Aim to Mobilize an Army for Republicans in 2016 -

Who are the evangelical leaders in NC? Has someone compiled a list that we can all access?

Monday, March 09, 2015


Post-its from Georges


NYTimes: Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil

Awful move!

NYTimes: White House Faults G.O.P. Senators’ Letter to Iran’s Leaders

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The Feel-Good Gene -

I want to consider this carefully!

Friday, March 06, 2015

What Bibi Didn’t Say -

Me too.

"Alas, Bibi is Churchill when it comes to isolating Iran, but he is AWOL when it comes to risking his own political future to make it happen. I have a problem with that. I still don’t know if I will support this Iran deal, but I also have a problem with my own Congress howling in support of a flawed foreign leader trying to scuttle the negotiations by my own government before they’re done. Rubs me the wrong way."

In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases -

I don't get it. Why do Jews deserve more or less sensitivity than anyone else? Is this why?

"“It’s very problematic to me that students would feel that it was appropriate to ask that kind of questions, especially given the long cultural history of Jews,” he said. “We’ve been questioned all of our history: Are Jews loyal citizens? Don’t they have divided loyalties? All of these anti-Semitic tropes.”"

I resent that if it is the case. When it comes to conflicts, I don't think any question should be off limits. What you don't ask, you don't know and when we stop asking questions because someone might be offended, we reduce our understanding. No one wins in that case.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Google and Apple Fight for the Car Dashboard -

They ought to stop doing all of this. Too many people die.

Who Loves America? -

I have real trouble with this whole concept as one who believes in equality, for everyone.

Interview: Mary Pilon, Author Of 'The Monopolists' : NPR

What an interesting story.

Monroe Freedman, Expert on Legal Ethics, Dies at 86 -

I will never forget being his student at the National Law Center at the George Washington University.

White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details -

He can say whatever he likes, but when "we" provide a forum for him, we get to call the shots and should. Disgraceful.

Sunday, March 01, 2015