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a few tangible examples.

Where it will end, is anyone's guess. But the potential for a disaster that cannot be handled by quirky, limited people chosen from insular clubs, and given vast and unaccountable power, is clearly with us again.

What?  Martians will land with a book titled "How to Serve Man"?  The Chinese will finally exchange all of that worthless paper for real estate?  Just give us a hint.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Thu Apr 16th, 2009 at 06:37:35 AM EST
"its anyones guess"

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Thu Apr 16th, 2009 at 06:47:37 AM EST
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Yeah, I get that.  So guess already.  Throw me a bone.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Thu Apr 16th, 2009 at 07:49:44 AM EST
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I'm not an economist (and not even close) - just trying to understand and be realistic about the realities involved - so have nothing to offer beyond what I find interesting and throw out. But perhaps some of our more astute members can add to this with more gravity and relevance than I. Anyone else care to suggest ideas?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Thu Apr 16th, 2009 at 08:29:44 AM EST
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You know the British East India Company? And you know Wayland-Yutani from the Alien movies?

Now imagine if those two had a baby...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Apr 19th, 2009 at 10:32:47 AM EST
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