What are your thoughts on the ebola scare that is being sensationalized in the media today? I have heard some interesting comments for opinion writers regarding the present push towards isolation versus a full blown effort to tackle the issue at its source.
One was recently published in the Baltimore Sun by Robert Reich (link here). I tend to agree that first efforts should be to contain the problem in Africa because as more become infected, the threat to the rest of us will only increase exponentially.
It seemed like easy money. The guy was clearly guilty. Another jury had already convicted him. This was just a civil trial, just about money. All they had to do was show up, listen to the attorneys and find him guilty. Even the lawyers seemed like they were from central casting.
The plaintiff’s attorney; “Slick Rick” was well spoken, well dressed, smooth, a typical “shark” He was well organized, had his facts readily at hand, a model of efficiency. He spoke clearly and was to the point. His client cried at the right times and looked appropriately sad. Pain and suffering dripped off her, almost too well.
She was the youngest daughter of the woman the defendant was accused of killing. He had also “allegedly” killed her older sister. They had all lived together at one time and at the time of their deaths all had lived in neighboring houses on the same plot of land. Oddly enough she was a lawyer herself having recently graduated and passed...
Two neighbors had been fighting each other for nigh on four decades. Bob buys a Great Dane and teaches it to use the bathroom in Bill's yard. For one whole year Bill ignores the dog.
So Bob then buys a cow and teaches it to use the bathroom in Bill's yard. After about a year and a half of Bob's cow crapping in Bill's yard; being ignored all the while, a semi pulls up in front of Bill's house.
Bob runs over and demands to know what's in the 18-wheeler.
It appears that kids everywhere with $150 USD will be able to build their own computers and learn to code them as well. The kit is designed for children ages 6-14 and comes with everything needed except a monitor. An included HDMI cable allows the PC to be connected to a TV.
Have a budding techie in your family? Check it out here.