Wall Street Protest?

There are claims that there was a media blackout on the Wall Street Protest on 9/17.     The NY Times did report it, in their section on regional events (aka, buried it).



Apparently there were similar protests organized for a number of cities in the US.   The NY Times says there were hundreds of protestors, which seems a very disappointing number.  If that’s right, it looks as though something went pretty wrong.

Did everyone else know about it?


Of course, I’m assuming this is for real; that is, that he will actually act on it:

Obama, “I will not support any plan that puts all the burden for closing our deficit on ordinary Americans,” he said. “And I will veto any bill that changes benefits for those who rely on Medicare but does not raise serious revenues by asking the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations to pay their fair share.

What do you think?

And I like this comment from a reader on the Republicans cry of “class warfare”:

When 400 people own more than the bottom 150,000,000 Americans COMBINED, we OUGHT to have class warfare!

Query from a prospective grad student

A prospective grad student has sent the following query to Disabled Philosophers:

I have been diagnosed with two major learning disabilities: Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. Given the doubt and outright disbelief about both being serious diagnoses, I am reluctant to mention either on my grad school applications despite the fact that the mention would go a long way to explaining the apparent inconsistencies in my academic record. One of them is easily treatable via psychopharmaceuticals, the other is simply a fact of life that makes spelling and arithmetic take longer. What I would like to hear about from the community is this: is it worth the trouble to mention these as disabilities?

Since Disabled Philosophers isn’t a discussion forum, we thought we’d post this here instead. What do readers think?