Friday, October 12, 2012

Hope you are having a pleasant Friday.  Clear and very cool so far but seasonal.  We have forgotten what seasonal weather really is.  I got a bit more of our shed cleaned up yesterday.  It looks far more organized and tidy than it has all summer.  A few more little chores to do but only draining and disconnecting the hose before we get a real freeze is pressing.

I thought this was rather interesting.  It reminded me of the legal tussles over employee rolodexes in the pre-Internet era but amped on steroids.  But I find the co-mingling of private and professional functions troubling.  Think of the number of stories of prospective employers demanding access to applicants' Facebook or other social media accounts.

The Noble Peace Prize goes to--the European Union.  It reminds me of the award given to President Obama in the first year of his term.  The committee gave the award to Obama more in hope that his election marked a new era in U.S. foreign policy and encouragement to him to make the hope come true.  This time they hope to encourage the nations of Europe to keep the Union together.  We'll see if that hope is realized unlike the hope placed on Obama.  For a more complete analysis of the award see Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism.

Though I do skim the latest polling results I don't place much confidence on any of them.  This post should indicate why.  You can make what ever case you want from these various polls.

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