Karen Owen wants to know. A nugget:
Isn’t compassion part of it? Or was that just my imagination as a little girl attending Sunday school at the family Presbyterian church?
Read the rest.
Moved below the fold because it autoplays on some systems.
Autoplaying is rude.
Yeah. I know.
Most of you will think that that is an oxymoron.
Not Reg Henry. He goes all hobby lobbyist and clears that up.
Surely I don’t have to remind you that corporations do much good. They buy a great deal of stuff in China so workers in this country do not have to go to the trouble of manufacturing it, which allows more time for devotional studies in the bracing spirit of poverty.
In order to sell this stuff, some corporations are kind enough to open their stores on Thanksgiving so that their clerks are not stuck at home with Uncle Charlie in the grip of turkey-induced lethargy, perhaps even falling into the moral danger of watching the Dallas Cowboys and their voluptuous cheerleaders on TV.
How nice it is in the holiday season to walk through stores and hear the time-honored carols, such as “Deck the Malls with Boughs of Money, Fa-la-la, etc.” Corporations not religious? Why, Virginia, just because bean counters study business and not theology doesn’t mean that they aren’t seeking to have their own executive suites in heaven.
Indeed, it is in respect of one of their most cherished commandments — “Thou Shalt Not Have Any Regulations Before Thee”– that some corporations have challenged the Affordable Care Act and its requirement that insurance plans cover contraception.
Do, please, read the rest.
Insuring Ensuring politeness.
Below the fold because autoplay.
When I was growing up in Jim Crow Virginia during the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, many white Southerners thought of apartheid South Africa as their only friend, the only other country that truly truly understood.
Nelson Mandela helped rip that dream from them.
Be skeptical today of bigots bearing his praises.
They are saying what they think have to say, nothing more.
Then there are the folks who don’t care what others think.
I should have known that it was too good a target for a talented cracker to overlook.
When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos went on 60 Minutes last Sunday to show a prototype of a drone Amazon plans to use for a new Prime Air delivery service, hacker Samy Kamkar wasted no time in linking Amazon’s drone to his own design for a SkyJack drone that could hijack it. The Linux-based hack, which was released with source code, is not Amazon specific in anyway, but is designed to de-authenticate any client linked to the WiFi-equipped drone and then take control of navigation and camera functions. Not only could you hijack an Amazon delivery drone — holiday shopping made easy! — but create “an army of zombie drones under your control,” says Kamkar.
Back to the droning board.
News of the polite (stats at the link):
Courtesy comes a-calling for Christmas.
Stephen M. skewers Republican calls to “simplify the tax code.”
When and if the Republicans take over the entire federal government, we’ll see a slashing of tax rates, unaccompanied by any attempt at “tax simplification.” We’ll never hear the phrase “tax simplification” or “tax reform” again — it’ll all be about the cuts.
And the budget will be busted yet again, as it usually is under tax-cutting GOP presidents. And it will be up to the next Democratic president after that to clean up the debt and deficit mess — and to get blamed for it.
More at the link.
No good can come from this.
Researchers at Microsoft are developing a “smart bra” embedded with physiological sensors that would monitor a woman’s heart activity to track her emotional moods and combat overeating. The sensors would signal the wearer’s smartphone, which would flash a warning message to help her step away from the fridge and make better diet decisions.
More at the link.
One thing is certain: the boys at the NSA will find a way to listen in.