Sunday, August 19, 2007

A Shadow of Itself

... is the American Wealth ...

and everyone knows:

Q&A: World stock market falls:
”The value of the world's major companies has taken a tumble as the world's stock markets have plunged in recent days - one of several such sharp declines in the past few months.”

They all wait for the Final Countdown – it’s something like the “Money Chicken Game”: on the one hand no one wants to start the avalanche, on the other hand no one wants to miss this start all know it will come...

Noam Chomsky:
”Modern industrial civilization has developed within a certain system of convenient myths. The driving force of our industrial civilization has been individual material gain, which is accepted as legitimate, even praiseworthy on the grounds that private vices yield public benefits, in the classic formulation. Now it's long been understood, very well, that a society that is based on this principle will destroy itself in time. It can only persist with whatever suffering and injustice it entails, as long as it's possible to pretend that the destructive forces that humans create are limited, that the world is an infinite resource, and that the world is an infinite garbage can.”

(Emphasis Mine)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Money versus Miners

Rescuers resume Utah miner search:
”US federal mining inspectors have issued 325 citations for alleged safety violations at the mine since January 2004. Of those, 116 were considered "significant and substantial" and likely to cause injury.”

No comment.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Bridges, Steam Pipes and Taxes

Taxes – in a democracy – are for things like monitoring bridges, steam pipes and other civil infrastructure.

Your (lack of) tax dollars at work...