It's the Age Avalanche! (apologies to Ken Dychtwald).
Big changes are thundering down the time track. We will be the political gorilla. How do we use our muscle to the best effect? We have to be very careful and very smart.
We are the readers of Science Fiction, and now our world is sci-fi realized.
Come ON, Democrats!
What Should Democrats Stand For?
I hear a lot of "It can't be just anti-Trump. Democrats need a vision for our country."
In the midst of World War II, FDR had the time and the sense to make a very important point.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "In our day certain economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. "
A second Bill of Rights
....under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, or race, or creed. Among these are:
1. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines throughout the nation.
2. The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.
3. The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living.
4. The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom, freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad.
5. The right of every family to a decent home.
6. The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
7. The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment.
8. The right to a good education.
"All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward in the implementation of these rights to new goals of human happiness and well-being. For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world." FDR
My point is... Come ON, Democrats, smush the oligarchs spending billions on trying to regain the old, PLUTOCRATIC status quo. Do your job for the rest of us! [Read a great article (from which this quote was taken) with Bill Moyers interviewing one of my heroes, James Galbraith of the U of Texas.]
In!! Talk about a media rush. I'm thumbing through The New Yorker, checking out the cartoons first as always, and ZOWEE! There is a picture of The Bonham Daily Favorite. Holy cats, etc.
The Daily Favorite is more to me than my home towner; I was once an employee. I was a "combo announcer" at KFYN, the 250 watt, 1420 kHz, AM daytimer station when it was owned by the Favorite. That was in 1952.*
It's in THIS edition. Jan 28, 2019 THRILLS COME IN THE DARNDEST WAYS.
Bonham, Texas has about 10,000 souls now, 7000 in 1952. A growth market! update, UPDATE I was so excited about seeing the picture of the Daily Fav, that I rushed to blog about it. Then I read the piece. It's really an extraordinary, 15 pager by Pulitzer winning biographer Robert A. Caro on his experiences researching his massive The Years of Lyndon Johnson biography, five volumes, going on six. The closest thing to a mention of the Bonham Daily Favorite is about Caro doin…
More Big Bucks for Longevity Quest Pharma Newsletter: Longevity will eventually “dwarf the dotcom boom.” (Story in Big Pharma newsletter) Peter Diamandis’ right hand man SergeyYoungwants to reverse aging via his $100M Longevity Vision Fund by natalie grover— on February 4, 2019 09:00 AM EST Inspired by British billionaire Jim Mellon, chairman of anti-aging upstart biotech venture Juvenescence, Sergey Young unveiled a $100 million fund on Monday to catalyze the development of a comprehensive solution to counteract the damaging consequences of aging.
You've undoubtedly read some of the Google gazillions are going into longevity research with Calico. Genomics guru Craig Venter and innovation specialist Peter Diamandis founded Human Longevity Inc. You've heard of the Segway inventor Dean Kaman; and there's Ray Kurzweil. The list of major investments and investors is Looong.
And the websites! Longevity is a whole new category. Like Aging 2.0. And many, many more.
Here's a great Update Article on another billionaire, Brit Jim Mellon, spending beaucoup bucks investin…