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  •  thanks for that...I missed. (8+ / 0-)

    quite the mess we've made of things.

    We are not broke, we are being robbed. ~Shop Kos Katalogue~

    by Glen The Plumber on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 01:39:41 PM PDT

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    •  i was startled nobody is talking about a dust bowl (7+ / 0-)

      i'm not an expert but jeez, it sounds awful.

      •  I was just out there in late April. (6+ / 0-)

        All that is missing is lots of high winds. The dirt is like talcum powder.  And so many of the hedgerows and windbreaks of the  1930's have been ripped out.

        Sad. Shortsighted greed. Stupidity.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 02:54:19 PM PDT

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        •  it's the "Idea of Efficiency" (3+ / 0-)
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          MBAs chasing efficiency, productivity,
          and not looking at the big picture.

          •  No big picture--no efficiency. (2+ / 0-)
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            MBA is good for what again?

            "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

            by GreenMother on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 04:03:42 PM PDT

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            •  money grubbing greed. :-) n/t (1+ / 0-)
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              "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

              by YucatanMan on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 09:56:44 PM PDT

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            •  I have an MBA (1+ / 0-)
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              but i never bought into much of the nonsense.

              •  If you want to be a Big Picture person go into the (1+ / 0-)
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                Humanities. That's where you learn how to connect all the dots. I know people say it's a worthless major, but really, most of the people saying that went to places like Bob Jones U or have an MBA .

                Dot connectors are the scariest thing imaginable to a culture of professional weasels.

                "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

                by GreenMother on Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 07:22:31 AM PDT

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                •  or just spend a year or two in the library. (0+ / 0-)

                  honestly, i'm not real impressed with most
                  liberal arts majors. They are supposed to
                  learn critical thinking skills but they lack so much
                  information, they can't really analyze anything.

                  James Burke is the ultimate big picture humanities
                  critical thinker but he spends a lot of time at the
                  libraries of the royal society and the british museum.

                  •  That's a crock. The problem is that a serious (0+ / 0-)

                    Humanity major is going to be able to connect political to cultural, to science, to social and tell you where things went wrong or went right.

                    Whereas weasel professionals like to dissuade anyone from any forwards thinking, and historical research, and cross referencing whatsoever, because once those things happen, if it's a scam, pretty soon everyone will know it's a scam, and probably not even an original scam.

                    That's how people understand that we are living in the New Gilded Age, the New Robber Baron Age. That's why people look back at past Labor Protests, and use that predict the next move of union busting companies and other 1 percenters.

                    In the Humanities one is supposed to learn not only how to research, but also how to put it all together. The last 15 years have seen a steep decline in the quality of education across the board at every level. and this is contrived. The great dumbing down of American (now known as 'Murica) emphasis on Mur-ky.

                    Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it, and what are we doing now? Much like the attacks on our government by certain forces, a similar attack has been launched on education. It's too bad that people have been too slow to pick up on it til now.

                    You cannot criticize a government or an educational program, realistically, if your side is part and parcel in it's organized failure.

                    Hence the rise of the MBA and the Cult of the Sales Personality. It doesn't matter what you know. It doesn't matter if your plan is good or if it's been done before or failed. All that matters is--CAN YOU SELL IT.

                    Between a total breakdown of government services due to a recently installed oligarchy, global climate change disasters, and a increasingly huge gap between the very rich and everyone else, pretty soon it will be Can you sell your used tin cans to that other homeless person.

                    That ought to be interesting. Then education will be even less important than simply scrounging for food shelter and water. How easy would our population be manipulated then?

                    "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

                    by GreenMother on Sun Jun 08, 2014 at 10:20:25 AM PDT

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