"Good" as in "potentially important" perhaps.A university student was tasered following his disruption of a campus visit by John Kerry.
I need to watch the YouTube vids with sound before I come to a decision regarding how I feel about this. What disturbs me is the number of people who start screaming for one side or the other in the comments section without seeming to have the full story, and the way a single incident is prompting blanket statements about a lot of the people and entities involved.Foreclosure rates surged in August.
I'm hoping I've misunderstood the statistic that says that there was one foreclosure filing for every 510 households last month. If that rate holds, that means that over the span of the next year one in every 43-ish households may be affected. Granted, I understand that it's more complicated than that, and it all depends on income and spending habits, but... I just can't shake the feeling that things are pretty miserable for this country economically speaking, and I'm afraid of what it might turn into over the next few years.The Fed
may try to stem the problem with a change in interest rates. We'll see.
Finally, on a different note, IBM is partnering with OpenOffice.org
for a new free Lotus release that they're hoping will start to erode Microsoft's market share in the wonderful world of office software. I'm wondering if there will be legal issues surrounding Lotus compatibility with .doc file formats and their ilk, and I'm also wondering how this partnership might look down the road. Taking down a monopoly with free software is awesome, but marketing, website maintenance, and support for users all cost money. Are they going to get donations to keep this ball rolling or will it turn into a pay product, and what would happen to the relationship between IBM and OO.o if it got to that point? Is this partnership doomed before it starts?