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View Diary: "The dinosaurs never saw that asteroid coming. What's our excuse?" (14 comments)

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  •  Our reactionary capabilities... (7+ / 0-)

    ...are certainly more evolved over the dinosaurs. Foresight? Damned little.

    The art of listening is the ability to pay attention to that which is most difficult to hear

    by dRefractor on Mon May 05, 2014 at 10:35:48 AM PDT

    •  The Operative Foresight Is 18th Century (5+ / 0-)

      foresight which refused to incorporate the then-century-old lessons about the threats from financial speculation and the potential of manufacturing and trading economies to concentrate wealth and power analogously to old time feudal situations.

      It's not that there was no foresight or even hindsight. Numerous of the framers wrote and spoke on this topic.

      But they didn't build on it.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon May 05, 2014 at 10:40:41 AM PDT

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