Saturday, 11/2/13, Public Square

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by | November 2, 2013 · 6:00 am

13 responses to “Saturday, 11/2/13, Public Square

  1. Daylight savings time wouldn’t happen if I had my way! Choose one and stick to it. It seems to be more difficult to change my internal clock each year. My pets aren’t fooled and the clocks in their tummies will still work fine tomorrow morning.

    • R.D. Liebst

      I agree, it seems such a hassle to have to change all the clocks and other things that depend on the time. Plus like this morning I awoke at eight thirty and it felt like much later. It is a pain for my grandsons too when they have to suddenly have to adjust to the change in school time.

      • I have clocks all over the house too. Recently on a time change day my daughter was talking to her son, who lives states away, on the phone and reminded him to change his clocks. He asked, “What clocks?” She and I laughed at how youth don’t own clocks, wristwatches, alarms… They have a phone which is their “all that and more” and it changes all by itself.

    • Ditto here, Fnord. Summer was right on time, just an hour early, whining to go out and then eat. Not sure which one was more important to her, but that’s the order we do things. Going out first gives mom time to dress and make coffee. Then I can cope with her wild happiness at eating breakfast for another day. She’s so funny. I get sad thinking of all the dogs who don’t get breakfast every day. But my girls eat like the queens they are. Mornings are not complete with out dog food, carrots and cookies. Lucky gets chicken and hot dogs with hers. Summer gets plain ’cause she gains weight. She’s fine with that as long as she gets her bowl of Pro Chow.

      Anyway, I’d like it also if we didn’t have DST. The don’t do it in Hawaii. Yet another reason….

  2. This is a good piece.

    Numbers tell a story. Would you believe that you’re less likely to get the story right the smarter you are? Sometimes that’s the case and commentator Alva Noë sees this finding as an argument in favor of an education system that trains our children to be good thinkers, not just good calculators.

    The Smarter You Are, The Stupider You Are

  3. SATIRE — Although I don’t think satire is effective unless it’s based on facts.

    Andy Borowitz —

    NRA Chief Confident He Doesn’t Need to Make Statements After Shootings Anymore

    WASHINGTON – National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre said today that he would discontinue his practice of making boilerplate pro-gun statements after mass shootings, saying they were “a lot of effort and no longer necessary.”

    “Look, there’s no point in me saying anything when we already own enough votes in Congress to prevent any gun laws from getting passed,” he said. “It’s all good.”

  4. The GOP is pure evil. Lucky for them their Jesus says it’s OK.

    The Republicans’ War on the Poor
    The GOP is pushing to decimate food-stamp programs, punishing the most vulnerable just out of sheer spite

  5. This actually shows who controls our lives, how the few have taken control of everything! There are several charts and each reveals another level of control.

    10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How

  6. “There already is some talk about this event being a “random” one. But it is not. These things are becoming as regular as rain, as predictable as the summer heat. The only thing “random” about it is the shooter. He could be anyone, and that’s the point. There are people who spend money making sure that he could be anyone, and there’s nothing “random” about how they do that. There is nothing “random” about this country’s ludicrous disinclination to regulate its firearms. There is nothing “random” about the millions of dollars that the NRA spends to convince people that they should have the right to carry their assault weapon anywhere they want to carry it, including into an airport terminal, if they so desire. There is nothing “random” about the politicians who truckle and bow to this lucrative monetization of bloody mayhem. These are all deliberate acts with predictable consequences.”

    And boy howdy, it’s another young white man. My goodness, we must stop being so mean to our young white men, and driving them to run around shooting people.

    There Is Nothing Random About The LAX Shooting

  7. This piece goes to the lessons PrairiePond taught last week on “Government Procurement.”

    It actually gives some hope of ways around the too expensive, inefficient, burdensome and corrupt process of government procurement (also explains a bit of the why behind that process). It discusses an open-source code that is easily copied, tweaked, and reapplied without having to buy anything, or contract with anyone.

  8. At bedtime the conversation in Great Britain went like this: Do you wish to be ‘knocked up’ in the morning?