It important to know what is going on in this world, and in particular, what is happening to the country you live it. For me, this country is facing scary times. Politically, we have an imbecile for a president who has done an outstanding job taking our country to it’s knees while him and his bed buddies (oil and drug industry) have profited tremendously off our it’s citizens( and we stupidly elected him for a second term). McCain, a Bush prodigy, is running for president, and he might actually have a shot at winning (even though he constantly changes his mind about where he stands) and his running mate, Sarah Palin, is politically inflexible and overconfident. Financially,we are crashing too. We have spent over one trillion dollars and a war that we really should be in (and entered in under false pretenses), our dollar is worth less and less on the world market, greedy and overzealous people took out loans on houses that they couldn’t really afford and the mortgage companies encouraged/let them, and now those companies are filing for bankruptcy.
So here are some links that are worth reading if you don’t know what’s going on.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/20/AR2008092002237.html?hpid=topnews (Titans’ Fall Hard)
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/diamond-and-kashyap-on-the-recent-financial-upheavals/?em (Financial Upheaval)
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1842992,00.html (No-show for Troopergate)