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How can we encourage the public to accept a necessary increase in tax to pay for long term security (ie infrastructure, safety from flooding etc)for the country? How can we trust the Government to invest that money effectively?

we can't...

the public is asleep at the switch, encouraged to be that way by corrupt leadership.

short term is right...

nothing less than a breakdown will convince enough people to seriously question the status quo, the orwellian brainwashing is complete....

a war criminal is invited to bring peace to the middle east.

most of the ads on mainstream italian radio exhort us to buy new cars and change to new brands of petrol.

one of the recent ones invited us to 'cuddle' (coccolare) our internal combustion engines, (by switching brands of petrol).

every day is a strange miracle of survival, as the coming tsunami is receding before rolling in...

there's no way to be really ready for this...

a whole bunch of letting go...a time of consequences...

it is some (small) comfort that we have been given the time to try and mentally prepare ourselves...it's the ones who will wake up too sharply that worry me.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Oct 31st, 2007 at 04:43:04 PM EST
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