Tuesday, June 3, 2008

fwd - article on age discrimination

fwd - article on age discrimination. Some examples of 50 yos getting laid off from their good jobs in fields like IT or engineering, & then not finding a new job, or taking an unrelated non-"knowledge worker" $12/hr job to get by.

I'd like to see some study done, ranking US occupations by reasonable chance of working in that occupation until age 65.

Monday, June 2, 2008

fwd - instrumental tributes to The Roots

want to share the Greatness of The Legendary Roots Crew with someone anti-rap? Perhaps an older family member, or someone else that is an anti-rap extremist?

I saw these lainks on a blogspot.com. I suppose these "albums" are like "free mixtape bootlegs" as opposed to studio albums, & thus sharable here.

smooth jazz - mainly saxophone

classical music steez - violin/strings

Is Bob Barr a brotha?

Wonkette speculates that Libertarian candidate Bob Barr has some African ancestry. I never thought of that or cared, but dude does look similar to Rev Wright!

If Barr is part African, that would be ironic in this election. Barr looks to be getting his "Nader 2000 on" in this election, taking enough McCain votes away to help his "brotha" Obama out in maybe at least 1 key swing states. I read that poll gives Barr 6% of the national vote in a Obama-McCain-Barr race. I assume that all the other 3rd party cats like Nader, McKinney etc will be collectively < 1% this time around. GA, Barr's home state, could switch from being a "solid red state" to a swing state, give Barr's hometown vote, + high likely pro-Obama turnout of black voters.

The situation looks good for my candidate Obama, as long as HillaRove finally goes home already!