Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Middle of the Week 'Rantings' News Blast (11/14 - 11/16)

Sorry the piece on Citizens United v FEC is slow to come. I’ve been really busy with the Buddy Roemer for President Campaign, in full disclosure. I don’t think it is having any affect, negative or positive, on my journalistic integrity, though. Plus I’ve been having some technical problems, trying to get my laptop fixed, which, if I can fix it, will increase my ability to work. Anyway, without any further ado, the Middle of the Week ‘Rantings’ News Blast. Enjoy!

  1. Candidates seek to limit federal role in education

When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of schools. How they'd do that varies.”

Read about it here

  1. War Is a Force That Pays the 1 Percent: Occupying American Foreign Policy

If the last decade was the era of occupations that everyone called liberations, then the 99 percent movement is seeking to make this the era of liberations everyone calls occupations. ‘It's clear that the interests of the majority of people in this country do not align with the military-industrial complex who put corporate profiteering based on destruction ahead of the needs of people,’ said Alex Kane, a journalist and activist. ‘The nexus of power that Occupy is looking to challenge in this country does not stop at Wall Street. Military profiteering is an integral part of the system and it should be challenged.’”

Read about it here

3.      The Need to Relocalize Our Economies

“For some people, particularly the young and the old, the local mall or big-box retailer or superstore is an important part of their social lives. They get exercise by walking up and down the aisles, greet friends they see only there, and have a special and often inexpensive meal. They notice what’s on sale and what’s new in stock, making both intentional purchases and the occasional impulse buy.”

            Read about it here

Well, I guess that’s it. Let me know what you think.

-         Joshua Fisher

Twitter: @JAFThrasher

"Those that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams and make them real."

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