Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday and the next day
and the next day ...

I woke up this morning surprised to see how much snow had fallen especially after the past few days when it was sunny and mild. We are all getting used to climate changes so on we go to the weekend - Politics and Football - Bernie vs. Hillary ... Trump vs Rubio ... Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos vs. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers ... in what will not end in a tie nor a surprise finish. Time for the coin toss. For football fans the season ends on Sunday but for American voters it goes on and on and on for another nine months to give birth to a new president.

Progressive realism is an American foreign policy paradigm largely made popular by Robert Wright in 2006 which focuses on producing measurable results in pursuit of widely supported goals. It supports stronger international institutions, free trade, and US national interests. Progressive realists' beliefs are similar to neoconservatives in that foreign interests, such as national defense and participation in the United Nations, serves national interests. They feel that economic interdependence, the environment and global security makes international governance serve national interest. The policy emphasizes the need to convert "hard" military power and "soft" attractive power into "smart" power.

Socialism is a variety of social and economic systems characterized by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production; as well as the political ideologies, theories, and movements that aim at their establishment. Social ownership may refer to forms of public, cooperative, or collective ownership; to citizen ownership of equity; or to any combination of these.[8] Although there are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them, social ownership is the common element shared by its various forms....

February 7, 2016

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50, the 50th edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 46th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2015 NFL season. In a departure from the NFL tradition of using Roman numerals, this game will be marketed in Arabic numerals as "Super Bowl 50" instead of Super Bowl L (the Roman numeral for 50).

The game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the home stadium of the San Francisco 49ers. This will be the first Super Bowl held in the San Francisco Bay Area since Super Bowl XIX in January 1985. It has been dubbed as the Golden Super Bowl because it will be located in the Golden State (California); held in the home stadium of the San Francisco 49ers, a team named after the miners of the California Gold Rush; and because a 50th anniversary is traditionally the "golden anniversary." CBS will telecast the game in the United States.