Sunday And Thoughts

My Sunday and I have very little to amuse my reader….I try to be as an FYI blog on weekends so my friends and readers learn something they may not be aware of…..

Did anyone see the original “Rollerball”?

In that world corporations control everything including the sport of Rollerball.

I brought this up because corporations are becoming so powerful that they control everything….and I mean everything….

“There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today … The world is a collage of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.” 

The famous monologue from the film Network delivered by actor Ned Beatty in 1976 reflected growing anxiety at the time that corporate power could eventually overturn democracy. Today, what was feared 40 years ago is becoming a reality. Corporations have become the nations of the world and they increasingly act as such.

Last month, Facebook announced that it is introducing its own currency, Libra, which the more than two billion users (or “citizens”) of the platform will be able to use to pay for goods and services.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/24/rise-corporate-nations

Let me wax political for a moment…..

It is the 2020 election cycle and the big decision for the American people is a form of Left populism or a continuing of the control by corporations through the corporatist candidates that the media labels as “centrists”

It is time for the corporations to go back to their function….the business world and leave the democratic stuff to the people and the election process.

More thoughts…..recently the president of Brazil was in DC for a visit and as he walked u to a near-by mic he gave his idea on saving the Earth…..

Bolsonaro’s comment was the result of a reporter asking him about whether Brazil can simultaneously grow more food while protecting the environment. And this question is the crucial context to understand Bolsonaro’s reply: “It’s enough to eat a little less. You talk about environmental pollution. It’s enough to poop every other day. That will be better for the whole world.”

‘Poop every other day’ to save Earth says Brazilian president as he destroys the Amazon

One of those probing question in life….we have been told by Trump that he is a genius, a really smart person and went to the best schools…..shall we look into that claim?

President Donald Trump spends a lot of time talking about what a “genius” he is. Even before running for office, Trump liked to tout his intelligence. Over the years, Trump also claimed that he “went to the best schools,” and that he “got good marks.” So where did Donald Trump go to college? Before he rose to prominence as a celebrity businessman, Trump attended two different universities, including an Ivy League school.

According to The Washington Post, spent two years at Fordham University — a Jesuit college in New York — before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania. Trump graduated from UPenn in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. During his time at UPenn, he took undergraduate classes at the highly regarded Wharton School of business, though he did not obtain an MBA.

https://www.elitedaily.com/p/where-did-donald-trump-go-to-college-he-doubled-up-1823671

A thought from a library to illustrate how much you can save by using a library for your reading pleasures…..

receipt from a public library that displays and keeps track of the amount of money saved by patrons who borrow books instead of buying them is sparking debate online about the thousands of dollars that some say should be going back to authors.

The viral screenshot of a Wichita Public Library receipt was first posted by a Reddit user who had recently noticed that the library was keeping track of the member’s savings throughout the year and since they’ve been using the library. According to the user, who added context in the post’s replies, it is money that’s been accumulated by a six-person family that goes to the library on a weekly basis. Still, the $7,078.76 savings since they have been going to the library is leaving people in shock.

“Wow that’s brilliant! Seeing those figures might encourage more people to use a library!” another Redditor commented.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/library-receipt-goes-viral-7000-savings-214356680.html

Most of us know how much Trump hated/hates Obama….he has tried to undo everything Obama accomplished….and now a bit of karma could be on the horizon…..

Trump Tower’s current address is 725 5th Avenue in New York City. But if thousands of petitioners have their way, it will be 725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue, the Huffington Post reports. More than 130,000 people have so far signed a MoveOn.org petition to rename the portion of Manhattan’s 5th Avenue that is between 56th and 57th streets—where Trump Tower sits. “The City of Los Angeles recently honored former President Barack Obama by renaming a stretch of the 134 Freeway near Downtown LA in his honor,” the petition reads. “We request the New York City Mayor and City Council do the same.”

That ought to get his juices flowing red……

Finally….the Kingdom of Jordan has come up with a unique museum to attract tourists…..the museum is in the waters off the resort town of Aqaba…..photos tell the story…..

https://www.middleeasteye.net/discover/in-pictures-jordan-underwater-museum-aqaba-tanks

My Sunday now begins with MoMo and her walk….and her game she plays with that damn pesky squirrel.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”