On this Memorial Day I think it is fitting that we take a look at how our Veterans are fairing. After all, we have been at war for nearly 10 years and many serving our country have been on multiple deployments. Sunday Candy Crowley of CNN addressed Veterans issues in depth on her show “The State of the Union”. She had several segments on Veterans affairs - two of which I have embedded on this post. These interviews revealed some shameful facts:
May 30, 2011
March 7, 2011
Foursquare - an application for mobile phones or other mobile devices including GPS - is a social networking site for people on the go. = Users can “check-in” at venues using text messaging or the web. The check-in gives the user points and badges. As a Realtor® I am familiar with Foursquare but have chosen to confine myself primarily to Twitter for my mobile local presence.
Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai founded the company two years ago - Foursquare is now considered to be worth $250,000,000. The two founders were interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on his CNN special - “Restoring the Dream.” As such, Mr. Zakaria was siting Foursquare as a symbol of hope for American “exceptionalism.”
Now, I have no desire to diminish the achievements of Dennis Crowley or Naveen Slevadurai. Creating something that captures the imagination of the masses so quickly is no small feat. It is indeed an example of how someone with an idea can do well as a start-up in the US and still achieve great success. However, in terms of American ” “exceptionalism” it falls well short in one crucial area.
January 2, 2011
I was watching CNN yesterday and I had to ask the question - do reporters do ANY research anymore? I mean do they drill down into a story to get the facts or do they merely parrot what some high level official tells them and call it a day?
The comment that spurred the question was made by Christine Romans on Your $$$$$ when she indicated that education was the answer to all of our employment ills and that people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) careers were “naming their price.” HUH??? They are???? Really???? Have these people talked to any unemployed engineers or scientists lately? Have they seen the conditions under which post-docs in this country work?