Now, if you’re concerned that a “cyber-security czar” sounds a lot like “Big Brother,” Obama offered this reassurance in his speech: “Our pursuit of cyber security will not include — I repeat will not include monitoring private-sector networks or Internet traffic. We will preserve and protect the personal privacy and civil liberties that we cherish as Americans.”
In a report out this week, the Economic Policy Institute says that more than half of African American children will likely be living in poverty next year. The numbers are staggering. The overall childhood poverty rate will climb to 27% and the poverty rate for African American children will reach 52.3% in 2010.
Do you get your information from newspapers, on television, on the radio or online? Do you think everyone in your community has access to the networks they need (online or in-person) to find important information? How would you improve the quality of information available to the general public?
Fascinating questions, huh? Even more fascinating when you consider the fact that we’re living in a democracy and we (the people) need to be well informed.
In a statement on Friday, the Executive Director of Adopt-a-Pet.com called the Obama’s decision a “missed opportunity.” “If Obama had adopted a pet from a shelter, it could have been the turning point for the pet-overpopulation problem in this country,” the Executive Director said in her statement.
Darlene, Merry and All the Back-up Singers out there: you propelled me and lifted my spirits when I was a little kid and your music still does…And thank you Tavis for inviting these gifted singers to your show. I’m so glad the film won an Oscar.