Affirmative action is needs to just go away. I respect the goal behind idea, but it just never worked correctly.
Affirmative action is the sort of gibberish policy you get when you let progressives loose at liberal issues.
I suggest more poverty-base grants for the very poor B student to at least manage a community college associate degree,
so they can make $20 an hour job fixing cars or wiring houses instead of $7 an hour as cashier, which is the difference
between two 30-hour a week jobs where you can't pay the rent, and a 45-hour a week job where you can and even save a
There are always conspiracy theories. Here's what I think.
Anyone who thinks that the rich and powerful secretly control large sections of the world isn't paying attention. That's
sorta like claiming the chairman and board of IBM secretly control IBM. Of course rich and powerful people control the
world, they just do it out in the open informally, not in secret back room meetings where they laugh maniacally.
For the first in this series, I'll talk about Keyword Search. This is actually a built-in feature of firefox, made more
useful by an extension called 'Smart Search'.
The feature is explained on the keyword searches. That page explains in in a rather odd way, so I will
try to do it better.
Here's I'm going to tell you about all the Firefox extensions I use. I've repackaged them all and have them locally, so
you can install them from here, and I've also included links to their page so you can go over there. Sometimes I'll
write articles about more than one extension, and I'll additionally have all of them packaged into one file so you can
download them at one time.
I'll also talk about some of the overlooked and useful features built in.
If anyone has suggestions as to extensions or features, feel free to add them in the comments.
As I said in my introduction, I consider myself somewhat a Progressive.
There are people out there that think that's just another way to say 'Liberal', but in reality progressive political
thought and liberal political thought are often at loggerheads, which I will probably write about at some point in the
future. The 'New Left' is, at this point in time in this country, comprised of both traditions. I also hold a few
liberal views, including some that the left doesn't!
The Notepad that comes with Windows is a prime example of how Microsoft doesn't understand what sort of software is
supposed to come with operating system. A useful text editor is right up there at the time, but Notepad is broken and
defective by design in so many different ways that this would turn into a rant if I listed them all.
So, instead, I shall list Notepad++. Download it, install it, use it, and stop worrying.