Sunday, October 09, 2011

Stealing from Facebook

Blogs are seeming more and more outdated. All my friends now use facebook to link to interesting articles and post their opinions.
But me, I'm still sticking with the blog. So here's a few things I thought I'd steal from my friends' facebook pages.

For starters is this poster that's making its way around facebook. I couldn't agree more.

While on the subject, recently did an excellent take down of the conservative arguments against the Occupy Wall Street movement:

Fox News, unsurprisingly, has been devoting more and more time to trying to discredit the protesters. Here's a Monday segment with Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, who calls the protests a "scary" attack on capitalism:

"As that one dumb woman was saying, 'if only rich people would share their wealth, we'd all be prosperous.' Look you don't get prosperous by taking other people's money, you get prosperous by producing," says Moore, apparently forgetting the multi-trillion dollar bank bailouts of the last few years that represent one of the biggest grievances of the protesters.

Next, a bit late in linking to this, but from my sister here is a rather disturbing article:
The GOP War on Voting
In a campaign supported by the Koch brothers, Republicans are working to prevent millions of Democrats from voting next year

And finally, one of my facebook friends wants as many people as possible to check out this site:
Oppose the Cambodian NGO & Associations Law

(This may be of limited interest to you if you aren't in Cambodia, but maybe if more people outside of Cambodia are informed about what's going on, it will result in more pressure for them to clean up their act.)

Link of the Day
The Soviet Union Versus Socialism


Dean said...

While I agree with Moore's comment on the fact that people should focus on producing in order to have more money, I also agree with the protestors that the government bailouts either shouldn't have occurred, or should have been handled much more wisely.

Dean said...

The GOP voter war article is disturbing, no doubt, but I can't help but feel it is a one-sided article. I don't like obstacles toward voting, but I think it is healthy to prove one is eligible to vote. In the HR industry, of which I am a part, I see and read about illegal workers, so I would not be surprised if there are illegal votors. At the minimum, I hope this article works toward accountability of making our voting system trustworthy.

Joel said...

Looks like we're on the same page about the government bailouts at least.

Obviously since I haven't independently researched the article myself, I can't vouch for it's one-sidedness. It did kind of feel like the writer had an agenda. I don't suppose that necessarily makes it inaccurate, but who knows? Like you I hope awareness of these issues will make our voting system more accountable.