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  •  I'm simultaneously delighted in (1+ / 0-)
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    jamess

    the wealth of ideas and information and profoundly irritated that a bunch of ordinary folks on a website WAAAY outstrip both big business and the government in innovating ways to deal with this. At least the gov. and big business should be taking up these ideas and making use of them.

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:57:08 AM PST

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    •  How did this disconnect happen? (1+ / 0-)
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      jamess

      Did somebody send the government and the Chamber of Commerce a memo that said "Whatever the 99% says, just ignore it"?

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 09:58:00 AM PST

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      •  It's a function of complexity and size. Any (2+ / 0-)
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        organization that grows past a certain size has issues with communication within the organization. There are also territorial disputes and gatekeeper behaviors which decrease the efficiency of communication of ideas.

        Anyone else remember The Plan?

        In the beginning, there was the Plan.
        And then came the Assumptions.
        And the Assumptions were without form,
        And the Plan was without substance.

        And darkness was upon the face of the Workers and they spoke among themselves saying, "It's a crock of shit, and it stinks."

        And the Workers went unto their Supervisors and said, "It is a pail of dung, and we can't live with the smell."

        And the Supervisors went unto their Managers saying, "It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it."

        And the Managers went unto their Directors saying, "It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide it's strength."

        And the Directors spake among themselves, saying to one another, "It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong."

        And the Directors went to the Vice Presidents saying unto them, "It promotes growth, and it is very powerful."

        And the Vice Presidents went to the President saying unto him, "This new plan will actively promote growth, and vigor of the company with very powerful effects."

        And the President looked upon the Plan, and said that it was good,

        And the Plan became Policy.
        And this is how shit happens.

        Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

        by FarWestGirl on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:45:28 PM PST

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