William Katz: Urgent Agenda
AUGUST 29, 2010
RICHMOND, Calif.—California officials are outfitting preschoolers in Contra Costa County with tracking devices they say will save staff time and money. The system was introduced Tuesday. When at the school, students will wear a jersey that has a small radio frequency tag. The tag will send signals to sensors that help track children's whereabouts, attendance and even whether they've eaten or not.
Huh? How does a tag determine whether you've eaten? That one I want explained.
AUGUST 28, 2010
From Britain's left-wing Guardian: Fidel Castro claims Osama bin Laden is a US spy.
This will be taught as fact in hundreds of American college classrooms Monday.
AUGUST 27, 2010
(Reuters) - While most travelers flock to Mexico to sip margaritas on white-sand beaches, a hardy few choose lesser-known tourist sites where they are chased down by immigration agents or risk their lives in dangerous slums.
I don't want to sound competitive, but anyone in Arizona can get those thrills by slipping into their car and heading south.
AUGUST 26, 2010
NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A New York comedian said he is spending five days barricaded in his bathroom to kick his addiction to the Internet. Mark Malkoff, 34, said he is filming his quest to spend 5 days offline in the loo and the video will be available to watch Sept. 12 at MyDamnChannel.com, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.
I want to assure you this is not one of our readers.
AUGUST 25, 2010
From the Washington Post: Ready to feel old? Most of the students in this year’s freshmen class were born in 1992. College professors will have to review their cultural references to figure out which ones their young whippersnappers will understand.
In other words, they were born after Johnny Carson said his last "good night." They were born after Reagan. They have always known e-mail. And this is very depressing.
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