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Options July 13, 2009: Currency

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Ramones  We Want the Airwaves   Options Anthology 
Roy Meriwether  Nubian Lady   Options Nubian Lady 
Duvet  Serial Experiment Lain OST remix   Options SERIAL EXPERIMENT LAIN SOUNDTRACK: CYBERIA MIX 

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  6:01pm Charles-A.:

Hello and welcome peeps. Squat on...
  6:01pm sven:

  6:03pm Charles-A.:

You got it Sven. :-)
  6:04pm sven:

the middle class lives like only kings did hundreds of years ago.
  6:05pm Brian Oregon:

Douglas -- don't "consense" too much -- suicides go up as societies "develop."
  6:06pm Charles-A.:

An economy based on real and metaphorical rape is of dubious sustainability.

But look at your HMOs, (not Naples anymore,) and die.
  6:06pm Brian Oregon:

There's no nice way around it -- our high-material, high-energy way of life depends on harming others.
  6:08pm Charles-A.:

And some people don't see the harm...
  6:09pm Brian Oregon:

Right Charles-A -- most don't see it. The extra sad part is that some who do or could be made to see the harm would still not want our society to change.
  6:09pm Charles-A.:

Limits to growth is hard to predict, & to handle.
  6:11pm Brian Oregon:

For one different, no-longer-based-on-growth model, see "Plan C" by Pat Murphy.
  6:11pm Charles-A.:

The enemy of change is fear. Of what I have no idea.
  6:14pm Brian Oregon:

The problem DR is talking about is based on people's lack of imagination and failure to understand the inherently-creative nature of humans -- we're not limited to some spectrum of what has occurred so far!
  6:15pm Charles-A.:

The problem is a misapplication of economic models where they don't help but do harm instead.

Health care is fundamentally a profitless endeavor. But that doesn't mean its not essential to have.
  6:17pm annie:

not sure if this is still true, but i knew there were provinces in china where the medical people were not paid unless the populace was HEALTHY! so... illness = no pay!
  6:19pm Charles-A.:

(Sorry to keep going on about health care but its been my obsession for a while,) the nature of humans is to grind themselves into paste without rhyme or reason.

The level of dehumanization and desensetization is appalling.
  6:23pm Charles-A.:

Chinese medicine and medical practices are prone to much policization. Its a question of trust and while I don't trust Western medical apparatus, I trust Western medicine.

Its just that I don't trust the salesmen. My father worked for Merck and he taught me a lot of tricks which were neat, but BAD!
  6:26pm Brian Oregon:

Arthur sounds like dj/rupture.
  6:27pm Aidan:

This reminds me of Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom: a future society in which money is all based on reputation. It works a lot better in the novel than it probably would in real life.
  6:30pm Charles-A:

I rermember "The Anarchistic Colossus" (I must be older than the lot of your. :-)
  6:31pm Media Squat Producer:

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  6:34pm Charles-A:

The Amero. :-)

It doesn't matter, just as long as I could have some.
  6:42pm Charles-A.:

Sorry I didn't mean to come off quite so facetious but the actual medium of exchange doesn't matter just as long as there's only ONE. (Cut the currency speculators off at the knees.)
  6:47pm Charles-A.:

I once almost worked for the Chicken and Egg Marketing Board of Canada. (Do you know it costs farmers MILLIONS to get the licenses to grow some chickens? No wonder they all look for ways to fed them cheap food and don't have time to worry about your health, like with Mad Cow as an example.)
  6:55pm Charles-A.:

Five minutes left to the Media Squat. Get you comments in.
  12:01am joeynorml:

Did one of you say that MIT have all their courses online for free??
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