Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Good News

ExPresident Win!
Jimmy Carter Offers A Peace Plan 'That Will Work'
via NPR Topics: Authors on 1/27/09
In his new book, We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work, former President Jimmy Carter presents his strategy to end fighting between Israelis and Palestinians.
I haven't read the book. But c'mon, it's Jimmy. He has lots of good ideas on peace and stuff.

Presidential Wins!

First Date?
via They Will Say ANYTHING! Politics and Economics Unwound by Mike on 1/26/09
Our good friend Mike points out a very good example of why Obama is good for this country. The affection between Barack and Michele seems to be very real indeed. What a wonderful example to those in need of one. And what a way to give hope to those still searching. There is hope.

CBS News Political Hotsheet - Obama's First Interview
My favorite quote: "if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us" I think we'll find a lot of excellent and inspiring quotes from President Obama. Whether the particular quote is applied to Iran or to any other countries it implies, it can lead to nothing but good diplomatic relations.
'nuff said. This can only serve to help restore American's reputation with the rest of the world

Accesibility Win!
What's Accessible? Gadgets For The Blind And Deaf via NPR Topics: Arts & Entertainment on 1/29/09 A new videophone provides real-time communication for the deaf, and electronic readers and GPS devices help blind users get around. They are part of an array of gadgets that enable people to navigate the world a little easier.
Getting around when you're blind really is difficult. Despite the incredible things a blind person can do with just a cane, technology sucks. Think about navigating a web site. Consider trying to navigate a building where sound echoes. How on earth would you know which door on the street led to the restaurant you want to go to? Kudos to those working to make life a little easier for this group. Now on to making it affordable.

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