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  •  Mayors Indbur I, II, and III (0+ / 0-)

    Whenever I read about the ways that Bloomberg and some other mayors have been reacting to Occupy Wall Street, I can't help recalling the three Indburs from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series:

    Mayor Indbur III (Foundation and Empire). He was a one time ruler of the Foundation. His grandfather, Indbur I, seized power and was described as brutal and capable. He removed the last remnants of free elections, and his father Indbur II, was described as only half of Indbur I: he was merely brutal. Mayor Indbur III was described as having neither trait, and as 'a bookkeeper in the wrong job'. He was obsessed by order and detail, and lacked the ability to see the bigger picture.

    from Wikipedia

    It's my distinct feeling that we're dealing with a bunch of "leaders" who are increasingly incapable of dealing with the changes about to sweep our world and with the idea that we're soon going to have to start asking ourselves an entirely new set of questions.

    FOX News: For entertainment purposes only. Not to be confused with actual news broadcasting.

    by IowaBiologist on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 11:21:37 AM PST

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