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  •  there is nobody that has been ahead of him (7+ / 0-)

    in the non academic world.  so he's definitely the right person.

    they'd be way better off with logical policy than the platitude heavy (no offense to anyone's)

    i'll send you my copy of griftopia if you want it.

    i need a rails developer to help me with a cool map project

    by rasfrome on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 09:28:53 AM PDT

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    •  I have Griftopia, in hard back and on audio tape (17+ / 0-)

      I have read/listened to it more times than I can count. For a month, it was my workout tape.

      I didn't just say he was a great reporter. I put it in bold so there could be no missing it. And to clarify further, I support almost every one of the Tiabbi's proposals. They will be good policy points if and when we ever get a clean enough government to actually enact such measures.

      Okay? I didn't mean to insult Mr Tiabbi. I'm a big fan too. I just don't don't believe those proposals are very realistic.

      Look, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity here. If this movement continues to grow, which I believe it must, then we have a chance to make a few changes that will really matter.

      You want "logical policy?" From who? Some kind of quasi-protester-congressional super committee? Is there anything about the last 10 or 20 years that gives you the impression that Congress is capable of creating logical policy?

      lol. And besides, that's not how protests work. When it gets to the point where millions are marching in the streets, we're pretty much at the start-over stage. Did you happen to catch what happened in Egypt? lol.

      OWS is not a legislative body. It's not a lobbying group. There is no logical process to enact logical policy from camps in the streets. From the streets is where we the people demand fundamental change. And believe me, some do want to start over.

      I'm trying to offer fundamental change that would constitute the equivalent of a second revolution without having to start over.

      Platitudes? Do you even know what that means? It means, "Find a way to move forward" or "Build a bridge to the 21st Century" or, "Winning the future."

      Trite, worthless bullshit. That's what platitude means.

      I'm talking about correcting a fundamental flaw in the architecture of our nation. There's nothing trite about it.

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