Live! Now!

If you want an insight into the Occupy mind(sic) – click on http://www.livestream.com/occupysandiegolivefeed and click on “livestream” and read the continuing “chat” among the miscreants.

 

Those are some of the most immature, uneducated  “voices” you will ever hear.

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Apropos of Nearly Everything, But Particularly Education

Americans are, by nature, crises oriented: We simply refuse to acknowledge a problem absent an absolute disaster.

This crises in education has been coming for decades — bad management, misplaced priorities, diminishing academic scores…but citizens continue to vote for people with no experience in managing a successful two-car parade, and who could not balance their own checkbook much less a multimillion dollar, multi-line budget.

All injuries are self-inflicted.

Lot of Green In Front Of Apple

The fact is that Apple sold four MILION iPhone4S in the first 72 hours after introduction, primarily because of Siri, and Siri is just the very beginning. It is still in Beta, and just operating with a few of the iPhone apps–not yet even on the iPAD — and certainly not released to other developers for their ideas.

Siri is a HUGE game-changer as a human-computer interface. If combined with automobiles it can easily defeat or supplement the Ford-Microsoft SYNC system or add a huge advantage to another manufacturer.

Apple has a lot of green in front of them. Sure the safety is back there but does he have the angle and the speed?

Competitors were working on similar products, but Apple took a gamble on releasing their Beta product and it looks like a winner. At the very least they will get the credit for innovation, and if they can outrun the safety…

Siri will appear on MAC computers as well. The days of keyboard and mouse are limited.

 

Occupy Nutsville

I listened to the John and Ken show on KFI as they interviewed the people at Occupy Los Angeles for three solid hours, and it was certainly instructive.

The majority of those interviewed are unemployed, and listening to them I fully understand why they are unemployed. They are unfocused, inarticulate and, to tell you the truth, a bit nutty.

One of the only wise things I heard was a probably homeless Black man who said,  “When the homeless try to camp on the grass of City Hall, we get rousted — but let a bunch of white boys show up with their iPODS, and everything is cool!”

(He is exactly right!)

That said, the rest of them were really bad. Q: “What do you do down here?” A: “We, like contemplate what we should do…”

There were some of the most bizarre tales about banks and rich people who “stole their homes and all of their possession” but when you hear them you hear paranoia. Major league mental problems.

There were some rational people, people who had some articulate objections to the nexus between money and politics, but there was a lot more “free education through college, stop the war on drugs, free housing for everyone and forgiveness of all loans” type of talk.

Tomorrow afternoon there will again be several hours of interviews in the afternoon. Knowing this, I expect the organizers to introduce some more rational talk from more rational speakers.

The problems are going to get worse before they get better. Cold weather may cool the ardor in New York and Chicago, but not Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Diego.

There is a disputed report in the London Daily Mail that 90% of the tents in the London occupation are unoccupied at night based on infrared cameras, as the protestors go to their heated homes for the night.

It appears that although the Occupy movement is going to be around, it is more of a happening that an actual movement. it is not that they don’t have a message, it is that they have 100 disparate messages, and no one to articulate the messages.

Oh, we’ll. Not my problem.