NASA – On Oct. 22, 1968, the Apollo 7 crew is welcomed aboard the USS Essex, the prime recovery ship for the mission. This was the first Apollosplashdown and, therefore, the first three person ‘landing’ for NASA.
BusinessWeek – “American schools began failing when they stopped trying to produce citizens and instead just focused on creating mindless consumers with no common sense in the realm of personal finance. We need politicallyactive citizens, not zombies locked into reality TV and American Idol. Whatever happened to teaching rhetoric and grammar? Or how local political processes work? Or how to balance a budget?”
“Is this country the only one in the world that spends a large part of its educational funding on athletics? I realize that for a few,athletics are a wonderful thing; but, is this a cost effective method of education?”
“What Americans lack is the type of education they don’t teach in schools. We are devoid of a basic financial intelligence and a crucial understanding of the way our nation’s financial and political system work.” more> http://twurl.nl/3j2d2x
By John K. Higgins – Prospects for enacting an ambitious and comprehensive national cybersecurity protection program during this year’s congressional session may be fading. That’s the bad news. The good news is that various approaches to a cybersecurity agenda may be melding into a program that is acceptable to politicians of both parties and to e-commerce businesses as well.