So it turns out, when you wake up at 2am on Monday, there is a relatively distraction-free period of time during which you can accomplish ALL the things. Or, at least that’s the situation I found myself in this morning. I even had time to write a new post for this blog!
I’ve officially lasted one whole week as a professional reporter now. To be honest, there were a couple of times I wasn’t sure that would be the case. Switching careers has proven to be more nerve-wracking than I imagined it would be, but I’m definitely glad I made the jump. I’m still trying to figure out how some people manage to maintain 9000 online presences at a time (I’m looking at you Matt Keyes), but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it eventually.
I’m hoping to get some sort of regular schedule going that will allow me to write for the International Digital Times, ShortFormBlog, and the occasional post here as well, but I’m still not quite sure if I can do all three.
In the interim, gotta do a bit of shameless plugging, because I really want to prove that people actually care about things other than viral videos and iPhone rumors. Admittedly, posts like these are probably going to pop up on this blog about once a week, but hopefully you won’t hold it against me.
So here’s some of my work from my first 10 days at iDT, plus a link that will allow you to follow everything I write for the site going forward.
Kindle Fire HD Release: Have Amazon’s Kindle Sales Finally Killed Print Publishing? | Opinion | Scott Craft | International Digital Times
Secret Service Involved After Hackers Demand $1 Million Bitcoin Ransom For Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns | Scott Craft | International Digital Times
Military Robot Cheetah Sets Speed Record, Surpasses Usain Bolt’s Land Speed Record In The Process | Scott Craft | International Digital Times
International Digital Times - Reporters - Scott Craft
I really appreciate everybody’s support over the last year or so. Never thought I’d have an actual career writing only a year after starting a blog.
The contrast between George Romney and his son Mitt — a contrast both in their business careers and in their willingness to come clean about their financial affairs — dramatically illustrates how America has changed…
First, however, let’s talk about what it meant to get rich in George Romney’s America, and how it compares with the situation today.
What did George Romney do for a living? The answer was straightforward: he ran an auto company, American Motors. And he ran it very well indeed: at a time when the Big Three were still fixated on big cars and ignoring the rising tide of imports, Romney shifted to a highly successful focus on compacts that restored the company’s fortunes, not to mention that it saved the jobs of many American workers…
Now fast-forward to Romney the Younger, who made even more money during his business career at Bain Capital. Unlike his father, however, Mr. Romney didn’t get rich by producing things people wanted to buy; he made his fortune through financial engineering that seems in many cases to have left workers worse off, and in some cases driven companies into bankruptcy.
— Mitt’s Gray Areas
"What Gov. Romney and his advisers don’t seem to understand is this: If you’re a worker whose job went overseas, you don’t need somebody trying to explain to you the difference between outsourcing and offshoring, you need someone who’s going to wake up every day and fight for American jobs and investment here in the United States."
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that everything is getting better as fast as anybody was hoping for, but let’s be honest about something. The President was right on this one.
You don’t win elections by correcting people after they’ve just been told they don’t have a job. Let them call it what they want while you, as the President, focus on the economy. The general idea is for people not to need to know the difference between unemployment situations.
- cocaine Uruguay, like many countries in Latin America, is struggling to fight against black-market drug dealers that are selling drugs like cocaine and the crack-like pasta basica, and in recent years has seen an uptick in crime as a result.
- marijuana In an effort to push drug users away from the harder stuff, the country is currently debating whether to start selling marijuana to adults, tax it, and use the taxes to pay for drug rehabilitation. Think this would work, guys? source
I don’t think you could “sell” legalization anywhere in the United States without diverting massive portions of the tax revenue to fund schools, infrastructure improvements, etc but there’s no reason that a portion of those taxes couldn’t also fund a program like this too. Personally, I think it’s a brilliant idea, and feel like a bit of a moron for having never thought of something like this before.
"I’m very, very disappointed. I am disappointed that my campaign manager forwarded an e-mail that would include any member of my family in policy discussions."
Representative Marsha Looper • Commenting on campaign manager Lana Fore-Warkocz’s decision to include her son in a recent email praising Looper for voting against a civil unions bill in Colorado. The message pointed to Looper’s decision to vote against the bill, even though her son was homosexual, as proof of her commitment to her ideals. Unfortunately, the email also outed Looper’s son, who had not previously discussed his sexuality publicly. Yikes. source(via • follow)
Family Values: You’re doing it wrong.