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- 08:36am Oct 31, 2003 EST (#
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rshow55 - 08:16am Oct 31, 2003 EST (# 16040 of
Cantabb , the world is lucky to have Lchic -
she's beautiful - and she shows a very important virtue
empathy (see below) - where you sometimes fall short.
My failing, according to YOU, is noted.
The question was: Posting on-topic. Postings that make
sense. Free of cliches and faux-Zen conundrums. Rest is your
opinion, unsubstantiated as usual.
Empathy is basic - everybody really knows
what it feels like to be lied to - and to have things mess
up because you believe the lies.
Most people know that already. More links, I see.
I'm trying to figure out how to be fair
myself. One thing seems clear to me. If anyone at The New
York Times Company asked me to do a job - and paid my
expenses - I'd feel obligated (and honored) to work for free
- for quite a lot of time. I have no whiff of a feeling
they'd want anything of the kind. But if they did, I'd owe
them that, beyond any question.
NOT relevant here. Doubt any average NYT reader would be
interested in personal unsubstantiated claims.
A project I'd love to work on would be
figuring out how they could use their power, within American
usages, to make more money honorably.
Ask them. How is it relevant to this MD Forum ?
Specifically, I'd love to help them find a
way to get recompayment from the government for much or all
of the direct and opportunity costs of this thread. Public
spirit has reasonable limits - and this has been a very big
effort for them - on a basis not entirely of their own
making. Solving that problem for them ( if they see it as a
problem ) might help me solve some other problems.
Send in a job application ! Like anyone else, including an
average NYT reader, would do (on his/her own, without a need
for public airing of this interest or desire).
rshow55 - 08:18am Oct 31, 2003 EST (# 16041 of
Moscow Freezes Billions in Stock of Oil Producer By STEVEN
LEE MYERS and ERIN E. ARVEDLUND http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/31/international/europe/31RUSS.html
is an interesting piece, and makes me think of these things
from this thread.
A section before Lchic posted "the moment of
Effective Truth," 12402-3 ...speaks of the ....."job of
figuring out how America could be, in some unavoidable ways,
a "command economy" while also maintaining the freedoms and
excellences of a free counry. (I'd written a paper with some
connections to those problems as an intern at Ernst and
Ernst the summer of 1967, and he (Eisenhower) had read it. )
America had to be both a competent command
economy and a free democracy. It was a "contradiction" that
he felt we had to find a way to sustain workably and
gracefully. I think he was right about that. We haven't
dealt with is workably and gracefully yet, and need to. That
connects to ....Moscow Freezes Billions in Stock of Oil
Producer By STEVEN LEE MYERS and .......The Yukos affair has
highlighted a central political struggle in Russia between
reform-minded officials favoring a market economy and
others, often with a background in the security services,
who are determined to retain a strong dose of state control.
Mr. Putin has been trying to steer a course between the two.
People involved might review the government
boards that reviewed (and forcefully revised) government
contracts, including military contracts, deemed to have
worked out unfairly during the Roosevelt, Truman,
Eisenhower, and Kennedy administrations. I think
Eisenhower's worked best.
Disjointed, incoherent and largely irrelevant.
I don't see that extra sleep helped you much.
- 08:43am Oct 31, 2003 EST (#
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rshow55 - 08:20am Oct 31, 2003 EST (# 16042 of
I'm very proud of what I wrote in
Psychwarfare, Casablanca, and terror - - and I would have
been very proud to have either Eisenhower read it -
especially the part I posted on Sep 26-27, 2000, and
especially the part from #21...including this basic point:
You are "proud" of everything you do and did. So, what else
is new ?
Items from that thread "Psychwar...." were cited here. The
only sense I got out of the whole thing (posting NYT material
all over, and dragging in what you post elsewhere, here) was
that you're "proud of" your repetitions. That's all.
Rest the same as here, and you know its fate !
The only way to fix up the relation between
Elsa and Rick, so they can stay sane, is a recapitulation of
what happened. · ***
That 'Casablanca' connection again.
I'm going to be taking it slower - spending some time
in-laws in Chicago, for the next couple of days.
- 08:45am Oct 31, 2003 EST (#
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Sorry, format problem. The last sentence in my post was
rshow's (not mine).
"I'm going to be taking it slower - spending
some time in-laws in Chicago, for the next couple of days."
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