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    ... highly-effective rhetoric in the line "...if in an emergency they can't turn the damned thing off, they've got no business turning it on."  That's the kind of messaging the left needs to do more of: simple, straightforward, compelling.  

    The intent of people who wield power is simply to maximize their personal net energy balance vis-a-vis the ambient.  This they do by getting other people to "work for them," a remarkably accurate expression in that all living organisms are energy-converters and "conversion of energy from one form to another" is the definition of "work" in physics.

    So in other words, humans as energy-converters seek to harness the output of other humans as energy-converters, on their own behalf.  This is mediated through money as the "energy storage medium," though money is also a form of "information," and information has at best a slippery relationship with the laws of thermodynamics.  Money is the only form of stored energy that can be caused to increase by an act of human will, purely as a function of passage through time, in contradiction to the natural entropy of all other forms of concentrated energy over time.  

    From which one can conclude that a high inflation rate is in keeping with the thermodynamics of entropy, and also benefits all us worker-bees at the expense of the plutocrats.  No wonder they do everything in their power to hold inflation down.    

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Sun Apr 22, 2012 at 07:49:48 PM PDT

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