Wednesday, February 27, 2013

School VS Individual and Community Learning?

My major interest in college through today has been the topic of learning and how an individual (human and others) gained survival knowledge and skills alone and within their community.  The article (and video) by Sugata Mitra, This years TED Prize winner "We Need Schools..Not Factories' makes sense to me. (Via Huffington Post)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Free online access to taxer-funded research

 We The People e-petition asked for free online access to taxpayer-funded research and the White House responded. (Via O'Reilly Radar)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Where is the outcry regarding federal spending cuts?

Good questions!   "So where's the outcry? Why aren't more people up in arms? Why aren't big businesses (including major military contractors) and Wall Street screaming into the ears of the GOP? Where's the outrage from Main Street?"   "Yet the silence is deafening."
"It's no time for showdown fatigue."  "It's time to fight."  
Quoting Robert Reich on Sequestration & massive cuts in federal spending. (Via HuffPost -The Blog)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Read "How the State of the Union Worked"

President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Speech analyzed by George Lakoff, a Professor of Cognative Science and Linquistics at University of California at Berkley. (via BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT)

Following is one of the final statements in the article.

"President Obama, in this speech, created what cognitive scientists call a “prototype” — an ideal American defined by a contemporary progressive vision that incorporates a progressive market with individual opportunity and initiative.  It envisions an ideal citizenry that is in charge of the government, forcing the president and the Congress to do the right thing." 

2013 Global Protest against Iraq war ignored!

Do you remember, & did you participate in the biggest Protest in World History - 20 million people - 10 years ago? I do and I did in Boise, Idaho! 

 Why were we ignored?

(via Ishaan Tharoor, Time Magazine February 15, 2013)