Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What We Read - A Week in Review: October 8-15th, 2012

Highlights from our week of internet reading. A new entry theme we'll try to do twice a month, of the things that influence us, in one way or another, and in many cases inspire further research and reading into the matter. Let's call it resources for learning.

Note: Tonight is the 2nd Presidential Debate, at 7pm EST (6pm CST). It's the town meeting format, which should be interesting because it's the people asking the questions.
We'll be "live-Tweeting" it, like we did the 1st Presidential Debate, and the VP Debate.
It's what some of us call a fun time...yes, it's a bit geeky. We're okay with that.
Bain Capital: Pitting American Workers Against Workers in China Earning Just 99 Cents an Hour
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights - October 10, 2012

Paul Ryan: Obama Won't Take Away Your Guns
Time Murphy - Mother Jones - October 9, 2012

Viewpoint: In defence of narcissism
Mark Vernon - BBC News Magazine - October 9, 2012

Rick Berg, North Dakota GOP Senate Candidate: No Abortion Access For Rape Victims
Amanda Terkel - Huffington Post - October 12, 2012

Charlie Fuqua, Arkansas Legislative Candidate, Endorses Death Penalty For Rebellious Children In Book
John Celock - Huffington Post - October 8, 2012

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): Evolution, Big Bang ‘Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell’
Benjay Sarlin - Talking Points Memo - October 5, 2012

UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013
John Vidal - The Guardian  - October 13, 2012

UPDATE 1-US Senate Republicans block bank reform bill again
Reuters: US Edition - April 27, 2010

Feds charge 91 people in $430 million Medicare fraud scheme
Joan McCarter - Daily Kos - October 6, 2012

Candidates' Views On Poverty Get Little Attention
by Pam Fessler - NPR News - October 15, 2012http://www.npr.org/2012/10/15/162953753/candidates-views-on-poverty-get-little-attention
Our comments (via Facebook): 
"Obama's stimulus spending has helped, but Republicans argue that government aid helps keep people in poverty."
You know what REALLY helps people stay in poverty? Sending [manufacturing] jobs to China and keeping low-paying service jobs [in America], low-paying. 
If the country doesn't have manufacturing, services jobs are the primary jobs available for the people. Not everybody can be, or has the money, for example, to be a lawyer, a doctor, or go to trade school. (With student tuition debt so high in this country, and potential cuts to higher - education tuition assistance under Romney, that's not likely to change.)
People with University educations are working in low-paying service jobs.
This is a sick cycle.
Top Reasons the Walton Family and Walmart are NOT “Job Creators”
The WalMart 1% - 2012

Paul Ryan Stimulus Funds Requests Show VP Nominee Asked For More Than Previously Reported
Stan Stein and Jason Cherkis - The Huffington Post - October 15, 2012
Linda Carroll - NBC News - October 8, 2012

CORRUPTION: Bain-Controlled Company Owns 2012 Voting Machines - October 8, 2012 (not reading, we know, but still has good information!)

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