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12 comments11 Jan 2003 @ 16:21 by sharie : "Planned Obsolesence"
And things like vacuum bags that have to be bought over and over, batteries that have to be bought over and over, and property tax that has to be paid over and over...
Harmon Grahn says property tax is extortion. They threaten to take your home if you don't give them money that they use however they want.
Thanks for the Upanishads quote, that's great.
11 Jan 2003 @ 23:03 by strydg : Lack
of the perception of abundance drives us by fear to have things exclusive of others. it also creates metabolic problems and thyroid hypofunction. the perception that there is not enough for everybody turns affluence into affluenza. this crazy disease is what drives people who already have too much to spend all their precious moments scheming to have more. as if they're trying to outrun the "planned obsolescence" that makes them exclusive. this is a kind of excessive/obsessive/compulsive disorder. GWB and friends got it. if we look at this phenomenon closely enough we might drive outselves into nightmares of shame.
12 Jan 2003 @ 05:27 by istvan : The schizophrenic human.
Mental illness is so rampant anong our societies the norm excepted by deseased minds have became th norm preached to live by. Self preservation at any cost is the religion of modern man thus became the law of societies and is as ancient as the dawning of mind within the wery first creatures that posessed avareness. The question mow is, are we as humans evolved enough to transcend this. Transcend into what? Transcend the wery nature of life? Think about this.
18 Mar 2003 @ 10:10 by dnp : The Free Econmy will certainly come
The Free Economy will certainly come about - eventualy - because the non-free, exploitative, economy-for-the-benefit-of-the-wealthy - whoever they are (& I could be one of them) - the economy whose price mechanism is GEARED to maximising non-participatory profit & to 'exploiting' demand in classical economic language, means everybody pays at least half their income to the giant state authorities. ie 30-35%income tax + 18% VAT/service tax = 48% minimum. The globalisation of the world economy, means all countries will contribute to this new 'WTO' system & eventually, as the population gets fed up with paying such high taxes to the officials of the global administartion, they will revolt. Not without plenty of bloodshed, if history is anything to go by but revolt they will. Few will be content to continue to live subserviently, in sich blatantly unjust & inequiatable world. It's all a matter of time. SMARTEN UP world leaders! You (& your children - "the child pays for the sins of the father") will pay, one way or the other, if you don't bite the bullet & think & ACT in genuine & real consideration for the less far greater proportion, of the far less fortunate of the world. No I'm not a Marxist or a communist by any means but Marx's (non-spiritual, only materialist) theory seems to have much substance to relect on & much relevance in today's world. qv Animal Farm, 1984(!!) & Brave New World.
(Knowledge_isPower@hotmail.com - regret can't respond at this time, to all e-mails received)
20 Jun 2003 @ 09:23 by cat @18.104.22.168 : Surplus economy
Whay you're talking about here is a surplus economy. What you have to remember is that this spells the end to a lot of treasured economic institutions that hold the meaning to life to some people. Look at the RIAA. It is basically the same old liberals versus conservatives. A balance has to be maintained. Theoretically revolution is easy. As a practical matter it becomes extremely messy.
19 Dec 2014 @ 21:04 by Maahi @22.214.171.124 : QCGYlodTVINZIVpHqpC
Sir Ming is to be commended for his pricinpled stance.We did not fight all those years for equal treatment for religions just to see the religions themselves demanding to be treated unequally.Freedom of Religion has to go both ways. It can only be possible for every individual to be free to choose what beliefs and doctrines, or none at all, if in return, they do not expect to impose their own religious standards on anybody else.If you are finding parents for children – particularly if you are taking taxpayers money to find parents for children – then the only consideration has got to be are they going to be good parents.Whether they are gay, straight, single, partnered or married, old, young, black, white or any other category or anywhere in between is irrelevant.
23 Dec 2014 @ 17:35 by Brooklyn @126.96.36.199 : eVKJEPXiVVdoudDtSC
So sorry to hear the news but hope you will still be asked to comment on evetns, especially international ones, as otherwise we will all suffer from the loss of your wise and trustworthy perspective. Thank you for leading the party that continued to say it, courteously, as it is instead of joining in the political games we can all see through. Enjoy your additional freedom our loss but I feel with politics today your gain.By the way, aren't the various innuendoes about the age factor by the media and some politicians illegal now under British employment law?! I was amazed the BBC/press allowed such discussions.
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