Jon Corzine on Economic Lessons From New Jersey

Corzine: Start early, stay with it, and keep talking to the public about what the problems are.  Make it clear that you’re addressing these problems, but also make it clear that the challenges didn’t get created in a year or two or even a single term, it’s almost the exact words that President-elect Obama said on the night of his election, that it will take time for any administration, any leader to move a country that is in the kind of position that we’re in as a nation.  And I can say that just as equally about where we are as a state.  How you restructure, reform and get into a position of stability for the public is going to take time and it’s going to come with a lot of hard choices.  And so, people need to give the President-elect the opportunity to see these things work.  It’s now a tired phrase but there are no silver bullets to this.  It is a lot of hard work and it takes time.

Jon Corzine says not all economic recovery is top down.

Meet the Bajau sea nomads — they can reportedly hold their breath for 13 minutes

The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.

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Culture & Religion
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  • Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
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Surprising Science
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