October 12th, 2008

robinson jeffers - tor house

Good Morning!

I watched George Soros on Bill Moyer this morning. He explains what must be done to deal with the financial mess. It is the end of an era. We have been consuming more than we produce. We can't predict the future because the future depends on how we react to what is happening now. We need a government that responds. We need a social contract. We can do three things. 1. Reduce foreclosures. 2. Recapitalize the banks. 3. Work on a better world order.

The only ideology that is not false is to recognize that human constructs have a flaw. We need oversight.

Kathleen Hall Jamiesen was also on the show. She said about McPain that "to inpugn the integrity of someone running for president is unacceptable. These charges are out of bounds."

Bill Moyers said we should check our local listings for two shows coming up. One is Soldiers of Conscience, which presents eight soldiers, four on each side of the issue of war, and the other is Torturing Democracy, about what the Bush administration has done as to authorizing and encouraging torture. It looks brutal to watch and we must view what we allowed to be done with our tax dollars and in our name.

You can watch George Soros on Bill Moyer at: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10102008/watch.html

Also, I thought Frank Rich said it well this morning. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/opinion/12rich.html?th&emc=th

Enjoy this incredible fall day!! Change comes. May we receive it awake!

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I listen to this and wonder why we allowed it and what the purpose was and what the final result will be. Sobering!

Joseph Stiglitz won the Noble Prize and he was president of the World Bank.

He has two simple messages:

1. The Iraq War will cost the US $3 TRILLION (minimum)

2. The war is one of the chief causes behind the destruction of the US (and the world's) banking system.

This interview was recorded back in April, long before the seriousness of the banking problems were apparent and long before the multi-trillion dollar bailouts.