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  •  Sometimes, sometimes it's labor savings.... (0+ / 0-)

    ...sometimes not. It has to be worth the effort, eh?

    Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

    by kck on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 12:11:09 PM PDT

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    •  If it's not worth the effort... (0+ / 0-)

      then I'm indifferent, at best, about whether it gets done.

      •  Just for the sake of clarity, there are levels... (0+ / 0-)

        ...of worth and effort and indifference to one may effect the other..

        To move many in a direction different from the natural flow, say create a culture change - perhaps in a nation, an army, a corporation, a movement, a blog - there are some people, probably leadership types who are valuable to take all along the way, for whom it is very valuable to create a strategy, maybe even custom strategies, to align their intentions and behaviors. Then there are masses of people who need to be just moved be it through compliance or attrition.  

        There's the power of war and the power of diplomacy - both powerful, but difference costs, different levels of effort, different degrees of pathology.

        Some kinds of sociopaths can only do one or the other and some very high functioning sociopaths will fluidly do both as appropriate (I think the use of sociopath is very loosely used here in this diary but it's true to some degree).

        Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

        by kck on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 12:37:03 PM PDT

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