10 Dec

Great restatement of the direction we are headed. But — don’t worry — major celebrations in Washington state re: legalization of gay marriage and marijuana. Good to see we are concerning ourselves with the really important things . . . .


I’ve very little to add to this except to reiterate that when the people have no confidence in the government, it is most likely because the government deserves no ones confidence.

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan

Help us, we’re falling and we can’t get up again.

Once upon a time — in 1988 and 1998 to be exact — the United States was the best country for a baby to be born and raised in, at least according to The Economist magazine.

But the 2013 edition of the magazine’s “where-to-be-born” index has us down at No. 16 — tied with Germany and one spot ahead of the United Arab Emirates.

Switzerland, Australia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark — nice countries but not exactly world famous as destinations for millions of people seeking opportunity — are ranked 1 through 5.

The Economist’s annual ranking tries to quantify…

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