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Found this on Beppe Grillo's blog.
Man has an eye for thought-

"We will never find a purpose for our nation nor for our personal satisfaction in the mere search for economic well-being, in endlessly amassing terrestrial goods.
We cannot measure the national spirit on the basis of the Dow-Jones, nor can we measure the achievements of our country on the basis of the gross domestic product (GDP)
Our gross national product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.
It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.
Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials.
It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile."

Guess who said this?

Can we clone this guy?

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sun Mar 30th, 2008 at 02:41:51 PM EST
RFK.

Never were truer words spoken.

'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 Sun Mar 30th, 2008 at 09:06:02 PM EST
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His loss to the future was a greater loss than that of his brother.
I remember the fear he generated in the 1%-ers- he was the banker's antichrist, the nemesis of the dreamers after a wider empire. At the head of the list of entities that viewed him with startled outrage was the CIA-

Interesting how these things reemerge with new evidence--gives one hope.
For those who haven't run across this poorly reported recent blockbuster, a reporter's tape recording has been found  showing 13 shots, and he was killed from behind--Sirhan was in front.
A couple years ago good evidence emerged that a small flock of CIA hirelings- the Cuban hit squad- were present at the time of his murder. No other link has been proven.

OK- the faint scent of hope.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Mon Mar 31st, 2008 at 03:59:58 AM EST
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