I don’t think our current crop of leaders are up to the task which is making the fundamental changes we need to happen on the planet so it really is up to us. Thankfully, there are billions of people doing things to make other people’s lives better around the world today.
That’s the reason Jeff (not his real name) used to explain why science was the solution to our global problems. The conversation, debate, one-sided argument? Not sure what it was really. Anyway, it started when I said unrestrained human passion is the solution to our problems. Jeff countered, saying, “Without reason, passion is worthless." Then he argued that … Continue reading Humans are overrated
"It's not about anonymity. It's about having a say in how others treat potentially sensitive, even confidential information about our lives, our families, our health, our credit--everything." - Comment on NPR blog This will be hard to swallow. Contention: the need for privacy exists only to the extent your private details can be used to harm you. … Continue reading A case for no privacy whatsoever
The President of the United States of America (POTUS) scored a near perfect 10 on pomp and circumstance for his State of the Union Speech. It was of course light on policy and heavy on politics. Wether his administration and Congress picks up his "the year of action" theme for 2014 remains to be seen. Popular … Continue reading Obama scores a 9.0 on SOTU pomp