today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.
Today’s quote … “Faced with a choice between an imperfect status quo and a leap into the dark, this usually practical, cautious people has flung itself into the unknown and left its leaders, and the rest of the world, aghast..“ – extract from this article, “The improbable revolutionaries,” about Brexit – The Economist
Today’s second quote … “Let #brexit be a lesson to young voters worldwide. If you don’t vote, the elderly will rob you of your future so they can live in the past.” a comment from this article. – bustle.com
- Senator Aument’s bill would enable school districts to share services. It could be one baby step in the long, and logical, road to consolidate into one countywide school district? Then fire departments; police departments … ?
- The bill would: “provide for administrative partnerships between school districts and for administrative partnership grant pilot program.”
- Given the Brexit vote, an investment plan might include buying MegaMillions and PowerBall Tickets: now a collective half billion dollars.
- Three more perspectives (warnings for us) about Brexit:Firstly, it was the working classes who voted for us to leave because they were economically disregarded and it is they who will suffer the most in the short term from the dearth of jobs and investment. They have merely swapped one distant and unreachable elite for another one.
Secondly, the younger generation has lost the right to live and work in 27 other countries. We will never know the full extent of the lost opportunities, friendships, marriages and experiences we will be denied. Freedom of movement was taken away by our parents, uncles, and grandparents in a parting blow to a generation that was already drowning in the debts of our predecessors.
Thirdly and perhaps most significantly, we now live in a post-factual democracy. When the facts met the myths they were as useless as bullets bouncing off the bodies of aliens in a HG Wells novel. When Michael Gove said ‘the British people are sick of experts’ he was right. But can anybody tell me the last time a prevailing culture of anti-intellectualism has lead to anything other than bigotry.
- “Bribes, boulders and suicide” – The Strix