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Here we seek a rest in the shade, some cool water and a little kindness. This blog is dedicated to peace, truth, justice and a post- industrial, post-petroleum illumined world in spite of all odds against it. I very much like the line about the ancient knight (see poem below) "His helmet now shall make a hive for bees" It is reminiscent of "beating swords into ploughshares" a sentiment I heartily approve of. Thank you for visiting ~ I hope you return!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cold Water

Let's just go ahead and say the "D" word. A big bucket of cold water on the fevered heads of us all. Shocking and not altogether comfortable but somehow bracing. From UrbanSurvival.com.

QUOTE So, while the whining from the financial community about salary caps of $500,000 being announced by the Obama administration will be expected, the real problems of America come down to promises versus performance:

What you thought you were working 40-years for was:
A sound retirement
Equal or lower levels of work to achieve a given lifestyle
Sound money
A country you were proud to pass on to your kids

What you got and are getting more of is:
Disappearing retirement plans - debasement of 401(k)'s
More work, longer hours, less pay to maintain a lifestyle
Continuously depreciating money.
A country mortgaged to crooked financiers which your kids will either have to pay off or overthrow.

Are you getting even a little insight as to why the social contract is ripping globally?

As we are now halfway through another work week, be ready to pinch yourself tomorrow when productivity numbers come out: Remember 100% productivity means no humans need apply. Oh, and Friday's unemployment numbers should be a gem, too. I can hardly wait.

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