The rumor mill was churning today, and begged me to take notice. I hate Kim Jong-un with a passion. What a douche. He is not a leader, but a dictator. That old rumor mill was spouting bits about Mr. Jong-un making his own personal hairstyle and cut the only style and cut available to male undergrads in North Korea. Imagine a country full of black haired Macklemores. I wasn't at all surprised, but on a search for more information, I found out this rumor was probably just that -- a rumor. Damn. I definitely wanted another reason to hate this guy. He's so hate-able already. Oh, and I finally got an opportunity to use my favorite photo of him above. Don't worry, though, because I'm pretty sure everyone still hates this guy. What a goober.
I'm not a huge fan of Glenn Beck, but I really appreciated this discussion about the Common Core. The Common Core will dictate what every student in the United States should know at the end of each grade from Kindergarten through 12th grade. In this YouTube segment, it is implied that Bill Gates (Microsoft), Yahoo, and Google are dumping millions of dollars into funding for the Common Core Initiative so that students will be educated in the ways of working for Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and the like.
Students, under the direction of teachers who have been taught everything they need to know to prepare students for work in technology related fields, will be funneled into huge corporations as employees that push power to the higher ranks. This will ensure that competition in the form of new upstarts will cease, and these already powerful corporations will become more powerful, and are guaranteed that power for years to come.
This scares the hell out of me. Topics like this have been written about by authors for centuries, and the books they produce have been labeled as dystopian fiction. This isn't fictional, this is real. Welcome to the United Corporations of America.
Further reading: Common Core Initiative Page, Wikipedia Common Core Page
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My name is Nicholas Emeigh, but everyone calls me Nick, and I prefer it. I'm usually called Nicholas when I'm in trouble. I'm from the Philadelphia area, work in business, and fancy myself as a freelance graphic designer, writer, and artist. I have a passion for art in all its forms including music, but I restrict my singing to the shower and the car for the good of society. If you'd like to know more, just send me an e-mail. I really appreciate you stopping by.