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Bloody Monday

Updated on February 17, 2010

 “The past is our definition. we may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.”

Wendell Berry

Findings of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry delayed until March 2010  U2 - Bloody Sunday  On January 30, 1972, British troops opened fire on unarmed and peaceful civilians in Derry, Ireland during a civil rights march.
Findings of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry delayed until March 2010 U2 - Bloody Sunday On January 30, 1972, British troops opened fire on unarmed and peaceful civilians in Derry, Ireland during a civil rights march.


On this date in Europe, the media is predicting, with glee I may add, the long overdue fall of the U.S. Financial markets. For those of us “living and breathing” the policies that put us in this predicament, pull out your survival guide, take a deep breathe and turn to page one.

Item # 1; avoid walking past building higher than seven floors. If you absolutely must though, heads up.

If I said it once, I've said it 9.6 trillion times. Survival in today’s world requires a MBA in Finance, a Masters in Philosophy and a PhD in Psychology. That’s to manage a family household.

For this reason, I have been critical of the nation’s decision to place G.W. Bush in the White House for not one but two terms. But in retrospect, the world community seems to accept our new prez for that very reason. Role playing by Bushie 43 may have been W's role in order to enable Bam to accomplish world Peace. I find that tough to believe but seriously folks can an MBA from the Ivy League really accomplish mass destruction in every corner of the country.

A candidate for leader of the free world should crack the IQ Mendoza line. A savvy CEO type with credible experience and integrity most likely will not destroy the nation’s Financial Capital Market structure. It is not as if we expected a leader to step up who mismanaged and failed in business; three times…

Even if that were the case, the Commander-in-Chief must put the Country first. It is not as if, the so-called most powerful man on the planet could actually have a contrary agenda. Certainly, the Vice President would never approve, although there is that common link with oil, which may create disillusionment.

To the country that gave us the original King George, we say to them,it's not like we haven’t seen this before. It's not like we didn't see this coming. It's not as if we will not see this again.

In the immortal words of Mr.T, I pity the fool. Survival guide page one, item #1 deals specifically with capitulation.

Heads up Y'all...


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      6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for your comments One Great Life.

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      one great life 

      6 years ago

      I have been searching for that Peter Finch classic for ages

      I think it represents how more & more people are expressing themselves these days - through the World's Greatest Democracy


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