Education, Health, Credit: Universal And Lifelong
Education, Health, Credit: Universal And Lifelong
I think that is the ultimate progressive goal. The political, social and technological infrastructure has to evolve to the point that the big three are universal and lifelong.
Education, health, credit.
The three stick to you like umbilical cords. You can't cut loose.
As to how it will be achieved. I think democracy is a precondition. Democracy of state funded parties, transparent book keeping.
Both the private and public sectors will play due roles. The private sector's role will be larger, but the public sector's role will be more instrumental.
And this is a global undertaking.
As to what exactly will be the mix of the public and private sectors, I think it will play out slightly unique for each country. It is not going to be one size fits all. And the mix will stay dynamic. Each successive elected government will tweak it a little.
Governments might experiment with public owned, semi-public owned enterprises.
Whether or not the goal is achieved is the only thing that matters. As to how the goals are achieved is the less important question.
Transparency will also mean that progress or lack thereof will be shared globally and in real time. You will expect and get feedback from a large audience. Expertise will be widely shared.
Actor Jeffrey Wright
I went to a Fort Greene event a few days back inside a church where actor Jeffrey Wright was one of the speakers. It was good to see Hakeem Jeffries there also. He is now an assembly member. He made a powerful contrast between Katrina and California. This guy is promising. He is going places. Jordan Thomas also spoke. It was amazing to see the response he got when he was introduced. You could hear the gasp. He has been putting tremendous effort into the Obama operation in Brooklyn. He is a good guy.
In The News
West urges Pakistan to lift martial law CNN International declaring an indefinite state of emergency ...... Musharraf did not consult Washington before declaring the state of emergency ....... the Pakistani government has a list of about 1,500 opposition figures, mostly activists and lawyers to be rounded up ....... Chaudhry is one of seven Supreme Court judges placed under house arrest after the court declared Musharraf's state of emergency illegal under the constitution. ........ The head of Pakistan's human rights commission, Asma Jahangir, said she, too, was under house arrest and that Musharraf "has lost his marbles."
Activists detained in Pakistan crackdown
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Who Was That Masked Man? New York Times Obama, who flew to New York from campaigning in South Carolina, seemed to be reveling in his appearance, which was not publicly announced before the show. ...... why was Mr. Obama the only candidate invited to appear? His aides said they didn’t know, but were happy to accept the offer.
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India Has Muted Reaction to Pakistan Emergency Voice of America
King Tut's Mummy on Public Display for First Time Voice of America
China's 1st lunar probe to reach moon orbit Monday morning Xinhua
US pilot who dropped Hiroshima bomb dies - report Reuters
Bomb found near nuclear plant
Cyberdude: OpenSocial, a masterstroke by Google Hindustan Times maybe even deciding the future of the world wide web ...... Facebook, termed as the next big thing on the internet ...... Google's masterstroke has got practically anybody who matters on the internet under its influence. ...... social networks are getting social with each other ...... OpenSocial is built upon Google Gadget technology, so you can build a great, viral social app with little to no serving costs. With the Google Gadget Editor and a simple key/value API, you can build a complete social app with no server at all. ........ Google's gadget caching technology can ease your bandwidth demands should your app suddenly become a worldwide success. ....... iLike can now enable artists to reach an additional 200 million music enthusiasts ...... "Building upon the 15 million music fans we already reach through other channels, the OpenSocial platform helps us pursue our vision of becoming the broadest artist-fan communication platform on the web, without having to write custom software for multiple websites." ........ Google dominates our online experience and Microsoft has so far ruled our offline/desktop experience. As connectivity gets pervasive the offline-online lines are fading and creating tension between the companies. ....... Google has now struck back in a way so hard by getting almost anybody who matters under its influence that Facebook billed as the next big thing on the internet suddenly seems dwarfed. .... OpenSocial has the potential of getting innovation onto a level unparalleled ever before in recent history. ..... Google's popularity has been built on its openness, wisdom and innovation of masses. It's nice to see Google back in form, again.
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Africa: Wifi/Wimax to Ease Internet Access AllAfrica.com the capital Freetown can now boast of being the third city in the world to have a city-wide unrestricted wifi/wimax network after Philadelphia in the USA and Taipei in Taiwan. ....... "with the right support FGC Wireless as of now can boast of enough capacity to surpass any like minded company for the advancement of an Internet Service Provision in the world."
Marathoner Dies in Olympic Trials New York Times
Excess Body Fat Causes Cancer Kansas City infoZine
Ex-Astronaut Wins Ruling in Attack New York Times
'American Gangster': Mystery Man, By Kurt Loder MTV.com Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, is so deeply embalmed in dignity ..... in 1968, Lucas is a driver for Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson (Clarence Williams). After Johnson dies of heart attack in an appliance store, where he'd been railing about U.S. retailers buying direct from overseas suppliers and cutting out hard-working American middlemen, Lucas decides to introduce that practice into the drug trade ....... The New York Mafia, which has run the drug-distribution business up till now, isn't pleased. ..... Lucas, with his reverence for family and his penchant for sudden, bloody violence, could be a character out of the "Godfather" movies. ........ an innovative businessman with an unbending code of honor. ....... sleek tailored suits ...... telling one gaudily-attired player, "That's a costume with a big sign on it, says 'Arrest me'" ....... he may preside over big, warm family dinners ...... the sympathetic Puerto Rican beauty queen (Lymari Nadal) who becomes his wife. ....... has captured the urban landscape
Musharraf imposes emergency rule in Pakistan (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com troops and police surrounded the Supreme Court and deployed inside state-run TV and radio stations. Private news channels went off air. ...... The Saturday's presidential order prohibits the top court from giving a judgement against him. .... 'No judgement, decree, writ, order or process whatsoever shall be made or issued by any court or tribunal against the President or the Prime Minister or any authority designated by the President' ....... the government was putting pressure on Chaudhry and other judges of the apex court to take a fresh oath under Saturday's presidential order, but at least six of them had so far refused from doing so. ..... Chaudhry was removed from his post and another judge, Abdul Hamid Dougar was appointed as the top judge. .... Anticipating the imposition of state of emergency, Bhutto left the country for Dubai
Clinton takes on gender issue
Indian Government Shuns Dalai Lama
Obama accuses Clinton of hiding behind gender
Obama mocks Clinton for playing gender card Los Angeles Times she cried "Don't pick on me" after being attacked by her foes on legitimate policy issues ...... the first time that the undercurrent of identity politics has become an issue of open contention between the two trailblazing candidates. ....... Clinton, who says she wasn't at her best during the debate, seemed to both oppose and support New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. ........ "I got a lot of questions that night, a lot more than anybody else," she explained to a New Hampshire newspaper on Friday. "I'd be the first to tell you that I wasn't as effective in answering the driver's license question as I should have been." ....... Later, she stepped back from her "boys club" remark, saying, "I don't think they're piling on because I'm a woman. I think they're piling on because I'm winning."
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