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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Knowledge Effect

There is a principle some call "the butterfly effect".
It says a random event in one part of the world
can have a dramatic effect on another.
Chaos is said to reign.

I believe in a different principle.
The knowledge principle
That knowledge allows us to steer
the course of events to grow economies.
Promote justice.
Even save lives.

The right information in the right hands
leads to amazing things.

Friday, December 9, 2011

In My Lifetime

In my lifetime I wish to see
A world where no child grows up hungry
and permanently disadvantaged through early malnutrition

A world where the threat of nuclear destruction
is nothing more than an exotic memory

A world whose inhabitants live in dignity
and pride and no longer feel the need
to act out of cruelty vengeance or retribution.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Better Way

Instead of putting a mop or broom in the hands of a child, how about giving them science and architecture and the stars and sky to study?

There is a great program called "Destination Imagination" that was popular at my children's school.
http://www.idodi.org/index.php/2011-12-season/2011-12-challenge-previews

This is what our children deserve.

Monday, December 5, 2011

So Long Herman Cain

Mr. Cain ,my dear sir, you stayed to long.

Herman Cain's farewell speech indicated how totally incompetent he was from the start.
He showed us how a man with little moral character can rise to heights as high as the front-runner to the Republican candidate for POTUS.
He apologized for dropping out. What he should have apologized for was wasting our money and time.
We need to stop these ridiculous wasteful politics and get down to the meat of the issues that are draining our country.
Mainly, the handling of the national debt and de-leveraging our debt in addition to increasing our standard of living.
Once we reign in spending and cut the waste, we can then re-organize to a more efficient and constructive government.
On the issues of bipartisanship, we must recognize that until we come to an agreement on the importance of co-operation, no matter how far right or left our opinions may be, we lose sight of the reasons why we have a government in place.
Our goals are clearly stated in the US Constitution.
.....in order to form a more perfect union
establish justice
ensure domestic tranquility
provide for the common defense
promote the general welfare of our people
secure the blessings of liberty to our citizens

Maybe we should have our elected representatives re-read this every morning so that they are reminded of what their job duties are.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Am One Of The Dreamers

The dreamers are the saviors of the world.
The world is beautiful because they have lived.
He who cherishes a beautiful vision,
a lofty ideal in his heart,
will one day realize it.

Stainless beauty and perfect peace.

If We Are Related We Shall Meet

It's time to change perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Both sides must be understood through thier specific history and accept that our destinies are linked.
Instead of asking who started it, we should ask who will take the decisive steps to end it.

The Real Things We Desire

I have an idea~ a very clear idea about what makes a community or a particular region more desireable to live and work in.
Instead of our politicians concentrating on finger pointing we should be focusing on creating these elements so that we may attract buisness to our nation.
Globalization is here to stay so we had better get onboard with the idea that we can not think in terms of us vs. them.
The deciding factor for engagement should be how a potential partner treats their own people.
Are they a democratic nation or a dictatorship?
We need to pound away at the things that will create a better economy.
Great schools are paramount.
Reasonable taxes.
Less regulation.
A responsive government.

The quality of the workforce is what brings good companies to a region.
Quality of life is the determining factor.

Why do politicians neglect to concentrate on these basic principles now when we need it now more than ever?