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  • bhvwd
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 24, 2009
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      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "tom" <tsmith17_midsouth1@...> wrote:
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      > --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "tom" <tsmith17_midsouth1@> wrote:
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      > > This describes the California Corrections Officers Union very well.
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      > > Tom, How we create these monsters is often an odd confluence of unrelated factors that come togeather to displace and destroy the very institutions that were supposed to benefit from the health of the rogue system.
      > I must agree with your bleak asessment that this and other factors could literally destroy California. Loading up pension systems is another area where we are destroying ourselves with highly targeted greed. Yes, the only relief is to let them fall by their own mismanagement.
      > The summer frightens me. The unemployment numbers are predicted to be very bad. Here in Iowa it is if we are in a recession free zone. The fact that we have fuel, food and the monster insurance causes a durable basis for a better economy. Wells fargo is hiring 5000 new employees while the area developed by General Growth around Wells fargo`s new center is now in foreclosure. I have outlasted General Growth and it is a total suprise. Obama was just here to inspect the refurbished factory that builds monster turbin blades for wind generators. It used to be Maytag. The engineers seem to think we will have enough power from these whirleygigs to power the society but I have great doubts. But then I never expected to out last a monster like General Growth.
      > A fellow business owner thinks this whole fiasco is being staged to keep the boomers working because the GenX and millenials are so incompetant they can not hold a substantive job. All those MBA`s and no make work available for the best and brightest. I think American Business as we knew it is going down in flames. The dreaded system is showing itself to be a straw man that is blowing away as we watch in amasement. The banks turn out to be hapless conduits for government cash. What produces wealth in a society? How many guards can you hire to guard nonviolent prisinors and of course who will guarantee their bloated salaries and pensions.
      > I call this floundering and I doubt it can go on indefinitely. many of us see things that are horribly out of order but even pointing out such situations can be most detremental to ones health and prosperity. I,of course , think we are undergoing a philosophical earthquake that can only be ridden out, survived. I am working too hard to even lift my head from the wheel I have created. They want me to do more and it will literally kill me. It is hard to say no to doing good things. Bill
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      > I believe regardless of the area of government we are discussing, there are special interests that will gain by it's expansion, and lose by it's decline. And such special interests hire lobbyists and engage in whatever things they find conductive to their goals. Regardless of the areas we are discussing, there are the special interests, be they corporations or unions, that will gain by such expansion; and they in turn use various propaganda to persuade many members of the public to support the measures. In the drug war, the most effective strategy was to have parents see the drug offender as the type of guy who would get their kids on very harmful and addictive drugs as he laughs his way to the bank. However, the fact that their kids might be the one being prosecuted is often not fully recognized. So the special interests get support by giving contributions, cash, lucrative jobs for legislator's spouse, children, etc, cocaine, call girls etc to lawmakers and putting out mass propaganda to the public.
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      > I guess the reality is that any nation despite its alleged form soon evolve into aristocracies. Special interests are to democratic, capitalistic nations as aristocracies were to monarchal agrarian nations.Even Tom Jefferson was dubious how long the best put together government could avoid being taken over by forces with agendas of their own.I recall reading in the 80s that in the USSR, a very high percentage of military officers were sons of military officers. All animals are equal, but some animals are more free than others.
      > Tom, The seminal literature of boomer thought has been hidden in the sun. Your analogy cannot be proved as monarchical agrarian nations are hard to the wane. But it could have reasonable thought validity in theoretical pretense. I have lived in the grasp of the military all my life. Louise pops the bubble with her exposition of the pseudo power class. The psycho warriors only live in the dark, war seems to cause that. Should we actually attempt to better a world fate we must answer ,why. Pleasure would be enough for me and sacrifice no longer surface's`s. So if you are to shine me on,Content yourself with real amounts and reasonable pay out times. Finitude now. Bill
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      > SNAKES AND SQUARES
      > The politicion snake uses the citizen square like a tool to get re-elected; and pass legislation that is bogus and unfair.
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      > Down thru time, the evil snake and the naive square form a symbiotic pair.
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      > Groovy man
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