Monday, May 3, 2010
Al Jazeera looks at what engineers are facing in trying to stem the flow of oil with this computer animation. By some estimates, as much as 25,000 barrels of oil per day could now be leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunday morning, hundreds of kids throughout Indianapolis set up lemonade stands for Lemonade Day. More than 6500 young entrepreneurs, ranging in age from pre-school through high school, conducted business demonstrating to the world the value of entrepreneurship. “They made the lemonade here, figured out how to price it, bought the materials at the store and even built their own stands!” said Scott Jones, owner of search engine “ChaCha”! “They’re learning how to feel better about themselves by working for themselves and controlling their own destiny.”
Here's the story from News channel 8 in Indianapolis:
Note that they did this all without free healthcare or any other government assistance.
Saturday, President Obama delivered the commencement address at the University of Michigan in front of an estimated 92,000 people. In his speech, the president addressed a subject close to our heart, the media. "Today's twenty-four seven echo chamber amplifies the most inflammatory soundbites louder and faster than ever before. It has also, however, given us unprecedented choice. Whereas most of America used to get their news from the same three networks over dinner or a few influential papers on Sunday morning, we now have the option to get our information from any number of blogs or websites or cable news shows."
Will the President take his own advice and listen to opposing views once and a while!