Thursday, January 14, 2010

Schwarzenegger Seeks Shift From Prisons to Schools -

Maybe we should educate instead of imprison in the first place. Schwarzenegger Seeks Shift From Prisons to Schools - For every dollar we spend in early childhood education (and problem prevention) saves $4 incarceration costs.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shifting Power Structures

Anyone see something wrong with this picture? China Manufacturing Expands I think maybe in the midst of a world wide recession the shift of economic power is becoming all too obvious. Foreign interests own our assets, and the trade deficit is climbing. I have been looking for the total number of green card workers in the country now, and can't find a solid figure, although about 40,000 - 60,000 are granted each year. Nothing wrong with immigrant labor, as long as unemployment is reasonably low. My beef is with companies who now import skilled labor to avoid paying decent wages. Anhauser-Busch is one of them, who brings in thousands of Indian nationals to staff their IT department, but of course now they are foreign owned as well.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dear gawd

'All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.'
— Flannery O'Connor (The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor) Quotes by Flannery O'Connor: