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Re: news of the day

Bonnie & Marge, I've been turning that soapbox over for years. Don't
understand greed, never have, but it is evil and is undermining every
society it touches. Priorities these days are severely messed up. The
sooner ALL get hip to that, the better off we'll be. But try to preach
that sermon and people look at you like you have two heads or sprouted
horns or something. My cousin and her husband just returned from Russia
where they were picking up their newly adopted kids and she told me most
Americans would be appalled at the conditions these people live in. Even
as simply as I live, my little cottage/shack would look like a palace
over there. Wish more people could see that for themselves. Might wake
them up a bit.

I can dream, can't I?

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 8 Nov 2003 07:31:44 -0800

>In my mind I can point to the time "greed" became the mantra for corporate
>America.  I was working in D.C. in a large law firm in the late 1970's. 
>Ringer's book, "Looking Out For Number One" was on the best seller list and
>required reading for managers of many large firms.  It seems to me that
>from that point forward the emphasis was on self...what one could acquire,
>how much one could spend on cars, houses, etc., buying the best and
>bragging on it.  Problems of those less fortunate didn't concern those on
>this track unless they were directly involved.  The thought of giving back
>to the community whose structure and principles allowed great success was
>completely lost. 
>Enough...my soapbox just turned over. 
>Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 11/07/2003 9:07:17 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] news of the day
>> > From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
>> > > May we someday wake up and go for more renewable, cleaner, energy
>> sources!
>> I'll second that!  However, I very much fear that money is what
>> drives things the world around and as long as those with vested
>> interests in keeping the status quo are the ones donating mammoth
>> sums to election campaigns, I can guarantee that renewable energy is
>> going to stay firmly in the rumble seat.  When you stop and think
>> about the vast network of businesses that depend on oil in some form
>> for their existence, you can see that the vested interests are large.
>> Until some disaster occurs, this nation seems set on reaction instead
>> of proaction, and then seems to waste time, money and energy in
>> trying to point to fix responsibility on some entity - witness the
>> eastcoast black out this year -  (I guess so people can sue them)
>> instead of saying "Hello..it's time to do something about
>> this"...just too much power in the hands of a few extremely
>> short-sighted and profit-motivated persons.
>> Now, I don't have anything against making a nice profit in business
>> (only wish we could manage that), but there is profit and there is
>> greed; today, greed is winning hands down.
>> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>> mtalt@hort.net
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