By the way, I have worked at federal, state and county government and those offices were all very efficient at using/maintaining inefficient systems (making them perform above tolerances). The slow transition to new mechanisms includes/involves susceptibility to deceit – see: L.A. court transition to cobbled together tech that cannot link ably with existing IT configurations. The whole issue of cyber-standards and regulation (not to mention “universal” connectivity and power grid upgrades) is something that younger folk – for whom the shading of “virtual” and “actual” lifeworlds, and determination of life-time has been altered – will surely find more important (and don’t call me Shirley).
I say “love” is not a state of being into which one might accidentally fall but, depending on conscience, an obligation to comfort that is undertaken and a personkindly expectation of succor we must ponder.
Benediction … May the perceptual bias (gender construction), the preconception (privileged stereotype of sanctified marriage) and the prejudice (bitter herbs of untenable valuation) of the apocryphal Dr. Carson pass over us; and the peace of equal protection, admission of legitimate status, and popular expectation of justice and social integration rest, rule and abide with us all. Now and ever, Amen.
The threat of conservative interests reacting negatively to prodigal or opposing offenses being met with similar threat from liberal interest is a social dynamic I like to see. The power-interdependences and exchanges of policies/imperatives that must be considered will involve clearer distinction of relevance, coercive quality (salience?) and meaning of things – journalism – and of class/prestige/authority, I think.
Municipal bonds, lending/banking and private investment seem to be good capitalist measures, to me; and the urgency of the job crisis that infrastructure investment answers has not faded, to me, any more than the suffering from Sandy Hook will feel. Power/energy and connectivity/infrastructure are present and future “growth industries”, I assume, and stabilization of obsolescent systems is laudable but inadequate to the economic task we are set, I argue.
Republicans have not admitted the difference between conversion and subversion in politics. They seek to subvert the liberal sentiments of we have constructed rather than offer reasonable restraints of which we might be convinced.