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“I take exception to saying that Bernanke, Obama, Reid and Pelosi are spending like drunken sailors. When I was a drunken sailor, I quit spending when I ran out of money.”

Yup, we started getting fatter right around the time the USDA started telling us how to eat. Maybe it’s a coincidence, maybe not. But I can guarantee you it would never occur to a government nutrition committee to even ask themselves the question. In fact, it’s clear from the rest of the Setting The Stage document that they already know why Americans have gotten fatter: We’re stupid. http://www.fathead-movie.com/index.php/2010/06/21/2010-dietary-guidelines-her…

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June 15, 2010

The new image of “Rat” in the dictionary: BP American Chairman Lamar Mckay

Competition, or the lack of it, goes a long way to explaining why the fees are higher in the United States. There is less competition in the United States than in many other countries. Broadband already has the highest profit margins of any product cable companies offer. Like any profit-maximizing business would do, they set prices in relation to other providers and market demand rather than based on costs. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/the-cost-to-offer-the-worlds-fastest…

Market economy? Really?

What is perhaps most remarkable in this story is that enormous sums of money are being spent on this (and other) technologies without correspondingly thorough and thoughtful professional development.

WB move the problem of school deeper underground.

Noise

June 14, 2010

     Our world is one of speed in which intensity of movement is a substitute for lack of purpose; where noise is invoked to drown out the whisperings of conscience; where talk, talk, talk, gives the impression that we are doing something when we are really not; where activitiy kills self-knowledge won by contemplation. –Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

American Heart Association…are they guilty of promoting the deaths of millions of Americans?

“Loving oneself is no easy matter because it means loving all of oneself, including the shadow where one is inferior and socially so unacceptable. The care one gives this humiliating part is also the cure. Thus the cure is a paradox requiring two incommensurables: the moral recognition that parts of me are burdensome and intolerable and must change, and the loving, laughing acceptance which takes them just as they are, joyfully, forever. One both tries hard and lets go, both judges harshly and joins gladly.” Jim Hillman in his book The Soul’s Code