Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Is Law Such A Tough Order To Fill?

Former Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork died today, 

Except for being denied a Supreme Court seat, defending Richard Nixon didn't turn out all bad for him.  
Seriously? According to RT, Moscow police break up pickets against US adoptions ban. Thirty people were detained near the State Duma for taking part in a picket against legislation that can end adoption of Russian children by Americans. 

Uh huh. Scapegoate the out-of-towners. Close down the borders. Batten down the hatches. Pretend nothing similar ever happened before. Hell, the nation-state of North Korea doesn't admit all their people are virtually penned up. Certainly there'll be a lot more liberties to curtail from Russian life before getting to torture to stop people's right to think? 

Reuters ran this lead, I'm paraphrasing, - The daughter, 60-year old conservative Park Geun-hye, of a former military ruler won South Korea's presidential election on Wednesday and will become the country's first female leader, saying she would work to heal a divided society.

One always hopes. Yet can read in the Reuters' reporters, Jane Chung's and Jack Kim's, explanation, what's really going to matter for this president are the Benjamins

Also visible in South Korea's Presidential Election is that stroke of magic in a democracy. When forty-eight per-cent of their country voted against her and she's their president. 


The Unequal State of America: a Reuters series on Education emphasizes - The poor are losing an academic arms race with the rich.

There's always been benefits from buying a better education. Are we scapegoating the kids to make our numbers fit? Soapbox View 
What's really the problem is our headlong dive into the cavernous escalation of the cost of living. Indexed or not. 

From Tuesday

Wal-Mart played ball and should anything less be expected? The New York Times frames their investigation, titled, The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Got Its Way in Mexico

Business' art is so refined sometimes only slim lines lie between innocents and corruption?

I've finally noticed yesterday, two days later, an excellent gauging of Russian evolution, in December 16th's essay, Backtracking in Russia, in The New York Times by Op-Ed Contributor Lyudmila Alexeyeva. Ms. Alexeyeva is a founder and chairwoman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Russia’s oldest human rights organization. 

Am I missing something? Or as alluded to in my Russian essays, conspiracies of individuals both in, and out of, government need to lighten up? Yes I know. Becoming less ruthless, fat chance? All the same, it's just funny business otherwise when law and justice aren't intertwined.

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