Creative minds are rarely tidy.

My office/apartment has become a disaster and now I am on the road so much that my car has become a makeshift, unorganized closet.

There’s an old saying that seems to apply: Creative minds are rarely tidy.
I am going back to that adage to explain the state of my  SUV.

A picture is worth ten thousand words. A person’s mind and his desk………..

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William F. Buckley

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Nat Hentoff

Albert Einstein

Barrack Obama

Obama promised NCAA Playoffs. Now would be a great time to deliver.

President Obama could fulfill campaign promise of nudging college football toward a playoff system

Barack Obama pledged during his 2008 election campaign to throw his “weight around a little bit” to nudge college football toward a playoff system.

At the time, it appeared as if Obama was simply attempting to curry votes with swing states as we are still watching meaningless match ups on Bowls going on as many as 40 days after the last regular season games

Now in the wake of the elimination of Osama Bin Laden and the troops coming home from Iraq, Obama appears to have a chance to push the issue again for different reasons. Facing an extreme deficit in a recession, perhaps he could use a playoff to generate an additional untapped financial windfall for the nation by transforming a currently nonprofit, multi-million dollar industry into a taxable, for-profit business.

Or he could use it to gain popularity points again in a tough election year. I may vote for him if he can do that.

The 2012 Presidential Campaign and Mobile Marketing

Among the strongest elements of Obama’s 2008 election campaign was the fact that it used innovative and unique new techniques that applied technology especially mobile marketing to raise funds from large corporations such as Verizon Communications, Walt Disney, and other U.S. giants.

By using these methods to their fullest for the 2012 campaign, Obama should be able to raise $1 billion this time around. Campaigns that embrace the potential that technology has to offer will have a notable advantage over its competition.
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In the last election, Obama’s advantage came from recognizing how much the internet could do for him, and by centralizing it in his campaign. The result was that Obama was able to appeal to the online market much more than McCain, regardless of their political platforms; a fact which had a major influence on the results of the election.

In the upcoming election, it isn’t just the online presence that candidates will be considering, but the mobile optimized presence. Indeed, the tactics from Obama’s previous campaign appealed to the younger voters with its search engine optimized site that was supported by sizeable marketing campaigns.

Now, that same demographic is accessing the internet through different channels, so candidates will have to consider making their internet presence easily accessible on smart phones and tablets. In this vein, it is clear that Obama’s web advisory group has already had some foresight.

The website is always being pumped full of fresh new relevant content, with new speech transcripts, public appearance videos, PowerPoint presentations of proposed plans for budgets, and other content all added on a daily basis. Not to mention the tremendous social media presence that has been built up on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube over the years that he has been in office.

Now, the team is focusing on mass text-messaging to a degree that no other candidate has ever met. They are taking advantage of the way that SMS texts can reach a tremendous number of people in a very time-sensitive way, engaging the recipient immediately.

Nasa Myth #1; NASA is extraordinarily expensive

As I watch the US Space program as we knew it slowly come to an end I look at the budget cuts and the consequences that come from the cuts and ask why NASA? Especially when the US is in need of job creation. Probably the only government spending that really does create jobs is NASA.

At the height of the Apollo program, NASA consumed more than 4 percent of the federal budget. In the 1960s, that was a lot of money. Today, it’s a rounding error. NASA’s budget for fiscal year 2011 is roughly $18.5 billion — 0.5 percent of a $3.7 trillion federal budget. In 2010, Americans spent about as much on pet food.
And those who complain that it is a waste to spend money in space forget that NASA creates jobs. According to the agency, it employs roughly 19,000 civil servants and 40,000 contractors in and around its 10 centers.

In the San Francisco area alone, the agency says it created 5,300 jobs and $877 million worth of economic activity in 2009. Ohio, a state hard-hit by the Great Recession that is home to NASA’s Plum Brook Research Station and Glenn Research Center, can’t afford to lose nearly 7,000 jobs threatened by NASA cuts.

Even more people have space-related jobs outside the agency. According to the Colorado Space Coalition, for example, more than 163,000 Coloradans work in the space industry. Though some build rockets for NASA, none show up in the agency’s job data.

Are we at war in Libya?

A Libyan rebel holds the rebellion flag as he stands over wrecked military vehicles belonging to Moammar Gadhafi forces on Sunday March 20. The air strikes by French warplanes destroyed dozens of Gadhafi military vehicles, including tanks, west of Benghazi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, said: “When I heard the president’s speech, I thought — well, gee, we might be. And here’s why: he said very clearly that as far as he’s concerned and the United States is concerned, Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to lead.”

“He has forfeited the right to be president of Libya, and he set these demands: Gadhafi not only has to stop, he has to withdraw, these are not negotiable and there will be consequences.”

That to me says we are going to use force to make Gadhafi do what we want him to do. We are already bombing him into submission…what do you guys think? And is this action justified?