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"We exist in moments of gentle apocalypse"                                     Roland Barthes      

 
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July 07:  It's your future

 

   Enjoy this moment.  The future is not bright.

 

  I am on 'vacation'.  I struggled at the airport bookstore.  I could not decide between....

   

    Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast

   

    Thomas Ricks', Fiasco

 

    Hubris by Corn and Isekoff

 

    or one of Thom Hartman's books.

 

Realizing that any one of these books would simply feed my frustration, I opted for William Gibson's 'Pattern Recognition.  Perhaps at some point I will read it.

 

   Naturally, I found other things to disturb me.  I happened upon a death clock, by way of reading about Metalocalypse, and a happier sounding, life clock.  The life clock has me down for an extra few years, but I think I may have marked that I have a positive attitude, which is not entirely true. 

 

    Icing on the cake: oil crunch in 5 years? And I finally found a car that I really enjoy, damn!  Expensive commuting is one thing.  Energy costs that significantly slow down the economy are another.  Imagine economic slowdown combined with high gasoline and energy prices.  Wait, didn't that happen already?  And we are smarter than to have to go through that again, right?

 

 

On a slightly different note:  The link on the upper right 'Why we Fight - or don't' is an absolute must see. 

 

 

   Not to worry, I am sure we will debate the debate and not the issue.  And the politicians will debate each others 'teams' and not the issues.  And they will trade sides, rotating from the legislature to the lobby and contractor sector, until the next go round.  One side will 'win' while the other side 'looses' but none will miss a meal.  The soldiers will still be dying for the ego's of their leaders pride, and the pundits mythology.  The rich will reinforce the gates to their communities.  The poor will grow in number.  And America as a nation will pay the price - with blood, treasure, and hopefully a dollar worth something close to a dollar.     

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Power point slide show of kitchen remodel: click here

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                         Feel safer?  (video of i.e.d. in al anbar, iraq)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Factbook

 

Why we Fight - or don't

 

iraq, by the numbers

 

Cost of War: Est. $1.4Trillion

 

where are they now?

 

neocons, Iraq, and irony

 

Wars by Month:  $12B

 

 

            

 

 

 

    

Past deficits...

 

  14 Jan 07: Brave New Year

 

  05 June 06: Exit and Externalities

 

  03 June 06: As Money Can Buy

 

  24 May 06: Asleep at the wheel

 

  17 May 06: Dead man

 

  11 May 06: More smart people

 

  03 May 06: Colbert

 

  01 May 06: John Kenneth Galbraith

 

  28 Apr 06: Mixed Messages

 

  24 Apr 06: Teaching myself civics

 

  22 Apr 06: Language - no such thing

 

  16 Apr 06: The Lamb

 

  11 Apr 06: Homecoming (dead dog)

 

  25 Mar 06: Good night and Good luck

 

         

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