Stains on Democracy: A Dysfunctional GOP

Here is the essential problem in America – the GOP has chosen to become nearly totally dysfunctional  and deceitful. On deceit, GOPers know they can say with confidence that Democrats shade the truth and outright lie too. All they have…

The Good News for NBC News

With NBC News anchor Brian Williams being weighed down by #BrianWilliamsMisremembers, NBC News has some very tough decisions to make. CNN outlines the dilemma in its telling story Will Brian Williams Return? Even the British got in on the story with…

Microsoft, Apple and the Web

Almost a year ago, Takethe5th featured this story about Microsoft’s support for HTML5: This Google+ Post is a picture that captures the essence of the continuing story about Microsoft and the Web. This slide is very telling because it reveals…

Apple Just Works ?

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed that the Apple advantage that they work intensively on in all their products is that “the fact is that they just work better”. Now being a long time worker in the…

Political Protection Money Thrives on the Street

Protection money is everywhere in society – but nowhere greater than in the relationship of Wall Street and Washington. And it all has to do with “asymmetrical payments”. For Wall Street bankers and investment houses, being able to dictate the…

The Real Jobless Data

Dietrich Schmitz in Google Plus raised the issue of the continuing decline in labor participation rates in the US. He said US media were ignoring the issue and that it is serious – since 2000, 27 million Americans have left…

Scene on Google+ – Why Jobs Are Problem One

These are some of the data about the acceptance of article written by robot journalists. The gist of the paper is that Robot Journalists provide more trustworthy, reliable and provoked the following reaction on Google Plus. Ron Miller, a writer…

China Supports North Korean Domestic Atrocities

Why China continues to support North Korea and its crimes against its own people. Chinese officials on Tuesday despite being criticized a United Nations report [this is a must read] that served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that…

Seen on Google + – More Political Irony

This Monday there was a classic Larry Summers story. It started with an editorial in the Washington Post calling for tax reforms that would redress a fraction of the income inequality that has accumulated over the past 30 years in…

Seen on Google+ – Political Irony

NYTimes today has a story that underlines the pernicious consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision  to allow corporations to have unlimited “Freedom  of Speech” . This was done despite the fact that Corporate  Free Speech does not reflect…

Google+ Postings: GOP Cognitive Dissonance

Seen on Google+ is first the image and then the comment: This is the underlying Cognitive Dissonance of the GOP. They are schizo and they know it. First, incurring huge deficits under Reagan and the Bushes – but now declaring…