This is outrageous coming from the party of no. Now they are all acting like petulant, spoiled rotten bullies who need to be taken aside and given a good hard dose of reality. They are not the only ones who count, there are millions of hard-working Americans who have had their savings wiped out, their homes devalued because of the eight crazy years of them in power and their horrendous political and economic policies and governance. They were swept once again into power on a platform of jobs and delivered the opposite, they need to be swept out of power once again. They are doing a most egregious disservice to our economy by trying to force the economic situation into a place where they think the electorate will vote president Obama out of office. That is not leadership, that is hijacking an office.
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The GOP as a whole does not have a single original idea, we already know that their prescription of tax cuts does not create jobs, we know that they don’t care about deficits, we know that they want to dismantle all of our social safety nets, yet when President Obama presented them with the “Grand Bargain” Boehner declined because there were tax increases. The GOP appears ready to self-implode and take us down with them. Their game plan is just plain asinine. When are we going to bite the bullet and get back to jobs, infrastructure investment is the way to go. The unemployment figures are not going to get better, private sector is not there for us. Cutting the federal payrolls just takes money out of the economy. Federal employees spend money like the rest of us, they don’t live in a vacuum. Their dollars count like ours do. As we wind down the wars, what are we going to do with our bravest, they are coming home home to no jobs. We need to start the construction industry again and that means government spending on our crumbling infrastructure. We have to wake up and stop fixating on a deficit that was created by tax cuts and a casino like financial industry. We need to get the nuts and bolts of an old fashioned economy going again, not finance but construction, building and manufacturing.
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Yes, when I start a book, I enter into a committed relationship and I don't break it off until we mutually part ways as friends. I love to read, always have and always will. I'm lucky that I always luck out on the books I choose, I don't get disappointed.
I saw an interview on the Colbert show with an “expert” on technology and futuristic computers. He fully believed in the coming age of comparable if not superior computer intelligence. He was discussing nanotechnology and how it was going to be integral to big breakthroughs in medicine. He was also speaking about tech implants in the brain and heart. That was an extremely intriguing and exciting interview, especially the medical part. But I refuse to engage in the fantasy that computers will one day be smarter than one of us. Our emotional intelligence or lack thereof separates us from a lot of species (In my mind, I think dogs share our emotional intelligence, if you have dogs, you’ll understand. There’s nothing better than when you have a bad day, than cuddling with your dog, they seem to sense it when you need that hug) I’m already not crazy about technology, I like the old ways. I was very happy with the Dewey Decimal system in my library and then computers came along, personally, I didn’t think it made it any better. All this dependence on computerization doesn’t enhance us intellectually, socially or even in terms of common sense. Excessive reliance on calculators lessens our mathematical skills, reliance on spellcheck and grammar check decreases our writing skills. If we take this further, how reliant will we become on a computer’s superior intelligence at the expense of our own unique intelligence.
It’s my own personal foible with technology and computerization, hey, I wax nostalgic about typewriters and cassette players. I just do not want there to be a computer that ever even captures our uniqueness. I don’t mind aliens from outer space intellectually superior to us, anything organic is fine by me, just not technology.