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  •  Oh man (2+ / 0-)
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    techno, FerrisValyn

    that must have been painful. Hey, at least our nutty fringe is mostly harmless, good natured, and holds no power. The right wing lunatic fringe is the base of the whole crazy party nowadays.

    •  It gets pretty crazy on the left too (7+ / 0-)

      I once wrote a book called Elegant Technology.  It argued that we were about half done with the industrial revolution.  The unfinished half was the part where human activities must mesh with environmental realities.  Mainstream environmentalists hated the thing because with the small-is-beautiful, technology-is-bad ethos, the very notion that technology could be elegant was abhorrent.

      And so I have spent the last 20 years watching the 50-easy-ways-to-save-the- planet types accomplish absolutely nothing because they don't understand how serious our problems actually are.

      It has been VERY frustrating.

      "The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." JKG

      by techno on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 08:11:04 AM PDT

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