Wednesday, April 24, 2013

the power of twitter

Yesterday a hoax tweet about a White House bomb caused a stock fall. It only lasted minutes, but it did happen.  That stock drop was caused by people reacting to a text message.

Maybe it is a good thing that our government is not quite so quick on the trigger. If this message had been about a nuke hitting a US city, an equally momentary response could have been horrific.

I propose that the stock market fix the problem that it has. It cannot be this susceptible to emotional responses.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NRA, where are you?

Today's Albany Times Union has an article headlined "U.N. OKs treaty to regulate global arms" . In the article the Secretary General of the UN is quoted.  “This is a victory for the world’s people,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “The Arms Trade Treaty will make it more difficult for deadly weapons to be diverted into the illicit market. ... It will be a powerful new tool in our efforts to prevent grave human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law.”

I assume that the NRA will rise up against this. If the 2nd amendment is so correct in their interpretation, I cannot see them in favor of arms control of any type.

Come on NRA! Don't disappoint me!