Hey all – sorry for the delayed post. We decided to take a family day and head over to Orlando and MGM/Hollywood Studios. It was the last day of the Star Wars Weekends for the year. Yes – I’m a big Sci-Fi geek so we had to attend. With that being said – let’s move on. We have, yet again, some great submissions this week from some awesome bloggers. Please stop by and comment on their blogs if you like their submissions or if you have something to add.
LOL – Lame, but, funny. Good one.
Scott Spiegel presents How About a Relief Vessel Called the Yasser Arafat? posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “Perhaps the heartrending lament that the Turkish aid flotilla Mavi Marmara—headed for Gaza and stopped by the Israeli Navy last week—contained a bevy of innocent Nobel Peace laureates would be more compelling if recent Nobel Peace laureates didn’t include the father of modern terrorism, Yasser Arafat.”
I already commented on this one at your place. I don’t get it either.
As I am sure you already know – there are three justice systems – one for the boys in blue, one for the rich and famous, and one for everyone else. Our system of “policing” has become very much self-serving and they are only out to protect themselves.
Cynthia Bateman presents First, Do No Harm: How Adopting A Simple Principle May Have Prevented The BP Oil Spill posted at Blog About It.
Albie presents Overcoming Bureaucracy as a Social Entrepreneur – Social Enterprise Tips posted at Matthew Alberto .com.
June Tree presents Sallie Mae Bank Review: Savings Accounts See Rate Increases posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Sallie Mae has entered into the savings business. A good move for a lender who’s now offering savings options to consumers.”
I get it’s a good idea – generally – for a regular lender. However, this is a quasi-government entity. I have all of my student loans through Sallie Mae and they definitely offer a lot of great options. However, I won’t be giving my money to a government entity to save it. Great information though. You know me – I just don’t trust our government in anything any longer.
Bwahaha! My pleasure Brian. Glad to see you again.
GrrlScientist presents Oiled SeaBirds: To Kill Or Not To Kill? What Is The Ethical Thing To Do?Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Some people claim that we should euthanize all oiled birds immediately upon recovering them. But I argue it is our ethical responsibility to protect, clean and save these birds, even after they’ve been oiled, just as we should preserve and clean their habitats.” posted at
Agreed! If I’m not mistaken – Dawn dish soap worked miracles on the birds in Alaska after the Exxon-Valdez incident. Man caused this – man needs to make it right. Euthanasia is not an option when these birds can be salvaged.
Ann Margrain presents American Dropout: A Day in the Life posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, “On any given day, nearly 23 percent of all young Black men ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of high school are in jail or a juvenile justice institution in America, according to a national report on the dire economic and social consequences of not graduating from high school.”
I think what you should also stress is the fact that we have a 16% drop-out rate overall in the U.S. and of that 16%, 21% are blacks – representing the highest portion of all drop-outs. Hispanics have a 27.5% dropout rate – but – that also includes illegal aliens and therefore indicates a bias in the data that cannot be considered reliable. To me, this is more a failure of our education system and the erosion of family values in this country than it is any other factor. It has been proven time and again that a solid education is the great social equalizer that increases the socio-economic status of any minority group. If we don’t fix the problems with our education system, I feel your findings are just going to get worse.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of The BoBo Carnival of Politics using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.