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Volume V   [Year 2004]   Part 4

Issue #48 November: "Fulfilling Mankind's Potential"
Issue #49 December: "Context"

Issues #39-41Issues #42-44Issues #45-47


Volume I   [Year 2000]
Issues #1-5

Volume II   [Year 2001]
Issues #6-8Issues #9-11Issues #12-14Issues #15-18

Volume III   [Year 2002]
Issues #19-21Issues #22-24Issues #25-27Issues #28-30

Volume IV   [Year 2003]
Issues #31-33Issues #34-35Issues #36-38

Volume VI   [Year 2005]
Issues #50-52Issues #53-55

Volume VII   [Year 2006]
Issues #56-58Issues #59-61Issues #62-64Issues #65-66

Issue #48: "Fulfilling Mankind's Potential"
[November 2004]


>+<    G.E. Nordell, editor    >+<

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Q U O T E S
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"Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules."
Ashleigh Brilliant

"The country has moved so far to the right [that] you can invoke
Barry Goldwater as sort of a centrist figure."
— David Brancaccio of PBS News

"More people voted for Kerry than for Reagan."
Michael Moore

"This thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Mary Pickford [1892-79]

"Fortunately, we're not in control."
— Willie Nelson

"We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world . . . and to live now
as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
Howard Zinn [1922-2010]

"People cannot discover new lands until they have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
— André Gide [1869-1951]

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."
— Ben Franklin [1706-90]

"There is no better way to make a bad thing worse than to call out a government agency."
— Al Martinez

"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Elbert Hubbard [1856-1915]

"Politics is a game of 'last man standing'."
— Dennis Miller

"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be achieved."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt [1882-1945]

"We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality."
Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!"
Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"Nothing in the world is a gift. Whatever there is to learn has to be learned the hard way."
— don Juan Matus (as told to Carlos Castañeda [1925-1998])

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
Walt Disney [1901-66]

"Every attempt in history to help labor's cause has been objected to. It seems to me that the object of capitalism
needs to be to bring prosperity to people on all levels. Otherwise, it simply becomes a system based on greed
that would be most enhanced by slavery."
— Phil Rizzo of Valencia, California

"If you can't see God in all, you can't see God at all."
— Yogi Bhajan [1929-2004]

"This is a revolution, dammit, we're going to have to offend somebody."
— John Adams [1735-1826] (during debates on the Declaration of Independence, 1776)

"How do you have a good idea? Have a lot of ideas and keep the good ones."
— Dr. Linus Pauling [1901-94]

"One must take a stand. If one is to remain human."
— Graham Greene [1904-91]

"True liberal education requires that the student's whole life is radically changed by it."
— Allan Bloom [1930-92]

"Education is only half the battle against poverty. The other half is opportunity."
— Micah S. Handler

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced
that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth."
Aristotle [384-322 B.C.E.]

"Love, by its very nature, is the sum of all emotions, from joy to despair."
— Al Martinez

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FULFILLING    MANKIND'S    POTENTIAL
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        The Working Mind philosophy is all about the Fulfillment of Mankind's Potential, about using Reason to do so, about generating Empowerment, which is necessary to prevent Mankind's blind and headlong race to extinction.
        We are sheep; we are lemmings; we are rats feeding frenziedly on each other; we are locusts devouring everything in our path. Given what we are willfully doing to this planet and our fellow inhabitants, Mankind may not be worth saving.
        But the only way that each of us can live a fulfilled life is to live a fulfilling life, which occurs when each of us gets off our duff and does something that leaves the world a better place.

* *          * *          * *          * *

        The logic in this area begins with Ayn Rand, who stated that Reason is Mankind's primary tool for survival and that without the practice of Reason, Mankind surrenders to the worst within ourselves, which keeps us in a permanent struggle merely to survive.
        I repeat this idea from both directions: in order to live a fulfilling life, one – each of us – must intend Fulfillment for others, AND in order to fulfill Mankind's potential, the Individual must fulfill his/her own freely-chosen Meaning & Purpose in Life.
        Unless many, many humans – billions – take on such a Stand, then Mankind will indeed be extinct in two generations.

        The Four Horsemen of Biblical Revelations still ride roughshod over the Planet: War, Pestilence, Famine and Death prevail. Religion not only avoids addressing any action to fight these metaphorical Four Horsemen, Religion actively supports their reign, and in fact does so thru a Fifth Horseman, Ignorance.
        The Oligarchy gives Religion free rein, which furthers their common agenda of slavery of Mankind thru the Culture-Structure. [The Culture-Structure is defined as all the machinery of civilization out there, the design of which is to ensure that Things Do Not Work. How we know this is in the design is that the results produced are that Things Do Not Work!]
        Modern Life remains an endless downward spiral: the Oligarchy keeps winning because and as long as we all surrender our Self-hood – replacing Reason with Agreement, replacing Integrity and Excellence with Expedience, replacing Freedom with Obedience, replacing Responsibility with Bureaucracy, replacing Self-Interest with Apathy.
        Economic slavery inside the Culture-Structure ensures that workers are always too busy scrambling for survival to be able to unify and rise up and rebel against the Oligarchy.

        If YOU do not fulfill your potential as an Individual, then you are keeping Mankind from reaching the potential required for any global fulfillment, anything beyond survival.
        We have been lied to in every area of Life, but the Big Lie here is that survival is subject to the dictates of the Culture-Structure / Oligarchy. To believe this Big Lie is to agree that you have no Power. In fact, your survival (per Ayn Rand and Working Minds) is a right – and that you on-goingly surrender that right to the Oligarchy is precisely how you lose your Individual Power, and why Life seems out of your control.
        All that is required to get your Individual Power restored is to keep your Power, just not give it away, simply not surrender to the dis-empowering practices inside the Culture-Structure, not surrender to the propaganda that is broadcast every minute of the day, intended to convince you that what you are is not the ideal. Buy this, force that, prove your worth by seeking fame & fortune, change what you are into something else. Be seen, be cool, sell out. Surrender to the Big Lie that if you sell out your Power then all will be well.

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        C'mon, guys. All is NOT well on Planet Earth.
        Dozens of wars across the planet, but the only one on TV is the Iraq morass. Do you know where Fiji is? Did anybody report on the latest coup there, or the dissidents today occupying the Office of the President of Tahiti? Does even the B.B.C. fully report escalating body counts in the endless wars in Somalia and Sudan and Namibia and Peru and the Philippines and Indonesia and former Russian states? [A search on C.N.N. for 'rebels' brings up info on U.N.L.V. sports scores.] How long do you think the post-Arafat Israeli-Palestinian cease fire will last? Where next will the Culture-Structure ignore a flare-up of genocide with toothless U.N. sanctions and no action?
        Alaska and Canada's northern reaches are melting, the oceans are rising, the treelines move 100 feet higher each year, species migrate northward to stay cool, weather gets nastier more often (ask Florida), glaciers on every continent disappear by miles each season, endangered species lists increase exponentially – while the United States is addicted to 40% of the planet's fossil fuel consumption and O.P.E.C laughs all the way to the bank.
        The Republican U.S. Congress has raised the limit on the National Debt four times since Dubya took office, with the new cap going to $8.8 TRILLION DOLLARS – which is expected to last a mere 18 months! [That there is a statutory limit at all is pure farce: the Oligarchy sees no limitations to their dominion over you.]

* *          * *          * *          * *

        You must step outside the execrable False Value System of the Oligarchy and the Culture-Structure (the agent of which is your personal, internal False Mind) and locate and commit to Values predicated on Reason, or all is lost. You and hordes of others must disobey the pull to drift along quietly, to be sheep, to be lemmings.
        The value to begin with is Reason. Which is not subjectivity, which is not Survival, which is not Force, not Ignorance, not Scarcity, not Passivity.
        Reason gives that Individuals exist as Free Individuals only when they exercise the Right to be Free Individuals. The Individual can stand as an equal to anyone precisely in the moment that they look dis-empowerment in the eye and say "Hell no, this is wrong."
        Had anyone at Enron done this simple yet courageous thing, there would not be $15 billion in bonds now set up to be paid off by the children of California. (With the equivalent payoff to the Oligarchy in place wherever each reader may reside.)

        The Fulfillment of Mankind's Potential begins when you stand up and decide that it is indeed up to you to counter the invisible terrorism of the Culture-Structure and the Oligarchy by doing that which empowers, which in its simplest form is the free choosing of one's Personal Meaning & Purpose.
        You do this and the Oligarchy cannot use your innate Power; they lose by your refusing to surrender any further Power to them.
        Retain your Power and the Oligarchy shrinks.

* *          * *          * *          * *

        While I said above that it will take billions of Individuals, standing for and practicing Reason to turn the tide, maybe a few millions is all it will take. In fact, it may not take such a number of Individuals using Reason to plant the seed of Empowerment.
        While the U.S. Constitution is being shredded by the neo-conservative fascists that pull Dubya's strings, the facade of constitutional government must still be faked. The more important document, however, is the Declaration of Independence.
        The situation in 1776 is a lot like today: the British monarchy began with oppressive taxation (without representation) and civil wrongs, which led to verbal rebellion and civil disobedience, which led to punishment by force, at Lexington & Concord in April 1775. A group of WASP businessmen, many of them slave owners, met together and stood up and said 'No!', fully cognizant of the risk that they were taking: "... we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
        There were only 56 signatures on that document, the most dangerous piece of writing ever brought into being. That defiant action brought forth a new Value for Mankind, one that you each sell out on every time that you surrender Reason to the intent of the Oligarchy.

        Where are such Individuals today? If they do not exist, then Mankind is doomed. If they – YOU! – do not speak up, then Mankind has no chance. If masses of people do not risk their Individual Self in some matter, then they condemn themselves and Mankind around the globe to a life of suffering – the cost of having Sold Out.

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        In October, I participated in two Landmark Education courses – Communication: Access to Power (as a 'reviewer', having done the course previously) and Communication: Performance & Power. This led to a demand that I sign up for the T.M.L.P. (Team Management & Leadership Program) which lasts a year and provides training in what it is to generate the distinction 'team'. The quarterly T.M.L.P. Weekend in November was marvelous, and I am fully engaged in the course.
        Now, when I first recognized the distinction 'Working Mind' and then wrote the 600-page book that defines the elements of this Philosophy of Empowerment, it soon became apparent that I must enroll others to guide and support this, which is my freely-chosen Personal Meaning & Purpose. These would need to be Individuals of demonstrated effectiveness, who would take on and commit to the context of expanding the practice of Reason, to expand the audience for Working Minds principles, to place the baton of Empowerment & Reason into the hands of others who would likewise pass the skill and practice of Empowerment ever deeper into the culture of Mankind. [And-or to teach and guide me in doing that.]
        The natural name for such a loose body of compatriots might be Founding Fathers, Board of Coaches, Inner Circle, any number of other terms. But based on the logical construct early in this essay, I decided that a proper name for such a group of people is "Team for the Fulfillment of Mankind's Purpose".
        Perhaps it will not even require fifty-six men & women this time.

        So this next year, I will devote much of my resources to such expansion, using what I learn in the T.M.L.P. course. The form of this will be designed 'on the fly', as I learn and apply new skills and distinctions. Formal? Informal? I have no idea what the next year will look like.
        I will report progress herein as it occurs.

[copyright 2004 by Gary Edward Nordell, all rights reserved]

Each issue of WMail is posted on the Working Minds website; quotations are posted alphabetically by author.


N E W S    &    L I N K S    o f    I N T E R E S T

==>  The U.S. dollar fell 24% against the euro since 2003, and 15% against the Japanese yen.
        ~~ Time Magazine Nov 2004

==>  "This Christmas, every Christmas, Santa Claus is everywhere and Jesus is nowhere to be found."
        ~~ Paul Park

==>  Global Warming News: Global warming is now blamed as cause of massive dolomite rock
        formations collapsing in the Alps Mountains.

        "Up to half the plant and animal species on land could face extinction because of global
        warming ... and hundreds of ski resorts are expected to go out of business."
        ~~ Harper's Magazine March 2004

==>  Eco-devices: Greg Wiegand invented a device that regulates your houshold voltage, greatly
        reducing waste (and cost). These Home Voltage Regulators are sold thru MicroPlanet, Ltd.
        http://www.MicroPlanetLtd.com
 

N E X T   M O N T H: 'Context'

I N   J A N U A R Y: 'Globalization'

Issue #49: "Context"
[December 2004]


>+<    G.E. Nordell, editor    >+<

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Q U O T E S
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"What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle."
Ludwig Wittgenstein [1889-1951]

"Bush's deficits have to be brought under control now, or it really won't matter
what we do about Social Security in the future."
— Jay Stevens of Long Beach, California

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways; the point, however, is to change it."
— Karl Marx [1818-83]

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
— Anaïs Nin [1903-77]

"The only thing that matters is how you walk thru the fire."
Charles Bukowski [1920-94]

"Wal-Mart is going in and slaughtering [small towns] just as we once killed the buffalo."
Garrison Keillor

"Great men, great nations, have not been boasters and buffoons, but perceivers
of the terror of life, and have manned themselves to face it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82] {in "The Conduct of Life", 1860}

“It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”
— W. Somerset Maugham [1874-1965]

“Don’t ask me nothin’ about nothin’ – I might just tell you the truth.”
— Bob Dylan

"Do it all, have it all, with joy."
Werner Erhard

"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to neo-conservatism."
— Frederik Sisa

"There was an era in America when a family could live comfortably on the income
of just one worker. But that's not so any more."
Los Angeles Times editorial, December 2004

"Be serious, be passionate, wake up!"
Susan Sontag [1933-2004]

"We need to lift up each other's spirit."
Victor Villaseñor

"This is the B.B.C. Home Service. There is no news."
— actual radio news broadcast {circa 1930}

"... corporate management getting rich while their companies go broke is just
part of the normal business cycle... A lot of money in America is still made
the old-fashioned way – by stealing it."
— Steve Martini

"Fifty percent of the population are below average."
— anonymous

"Never mistake motion for action."
Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]

“One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away
from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly
and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”
Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"Don't give the people what they want, give them something better."
— movie exhibitor Samuel 'Roxy' Rothafel [1882-1936]

"Over the long haul, a [weak U.S.] dollar could lead to inflation, higher interest
rates and a recession likely to spill around the planet."
— Daniel Kadlec, Time Magazine

"People are entitled to be judged by their best ... because everything else is
accidents that happen along the way. When a guy does something important, he
deserves credit because it's hard to do. You do it in spite of the world."
— Artie Shaw [1910-2004]

"The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government ...
rise above the interests of one class alone."
Robert L. Heilbroner [1919-2005]

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T h e    D i s t i n c t i o n    'C O N T E X T'
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        Standing in Everything / Nothing is heroic & revolutionary. Those who seek such Power generate the Revolution, because the achievement of each Everything / Nothing-based action requires seeking after Revolution. The Universe provides a setting where we exist; what we do while we are here derives from Free Will of the Individual.

* *          * *          * *          * *

        The above is an example of a 'context'. The parallel meta-context that gives it is that I can – anyone can!author the Context that I am living from, which gives me the Future that I am living into.
        Landmark Education provided the distinction 'context' and I have used it to become a philosopher and an author – truly an existential act of Choice on my part. That I am a philosopher and an author is the result of constructing that Context for my Life. Some effort was required; batteries not included.

        I am now living inside of the context 'Empty Future', a concept often spoken of within Landmark Education classrooms. But without notice or intention, I recently found myself operating *from* that particular distinction. (I also find that this is occurring as part of writing the third book of the Working Minds philosophy, "Warrior Mind".)
        Having resolved enough of my Past to see almost nothing predictable or forbidding or unusually painful in my Future, most of the Future is now wide open space – Everything / Nothing, a vast & lovely existential emptiness.
        Standing in an Unknown Future, I am lately very powerful in creating and causing an intentional Future. I need only design a Future and then step into it. I may be just starting to wobble around like a child with this, and the analogy is entirely apt, because it is real fun to explore each & every new experience.

        Clearing a dysfunctional context out of my Past has that piece of the Past no longer give me my actions. What changes is that you skip the 'have to' tasks and act instead on 'committed to' actions that belong in the context – and may still be the same actions. I wash the dishes because I wash the dishes; no more drag to *not* do the dishes. My most recent contextual shift has me eating differently; a different diet has me buy different groceries; shopping for groceries becomes less of a terrible chore, a 'have to' accompanied by resistance. Shopping becomes a simple action toward fulfillment of the context that I have authored.
        I choose what actions to take by doing those actions. I choose to do this action. Or 't h i s'. Or THIS. Or even thhhiissss.

        Context is a clearing that you create where those issues that are important are the only ones allowed. Having a Context on some matter displaces the other options that might arise. When I live inside of a Freely-Chosen and continually-maintained Context, then where I operate, the other options are irrelevant.
        This is my Context because I said so. (Which is itself a context.)

        In the context 'You Are Your Word', then whatever you say is inside of 'This Will Be Done'. YOU say that this is your Context, and that saying establishes the existence of that Context.
        "Reason is the only frontier left."
        "Love is something that you give to others."
        "Television rots your brain."
        "This end up."
        "The existentialist acts rightly for no reason."
        (I also have a context for women, but the wording makes it unsuitable for a family audience.)

        A context is made from Everything / Nothing. Always. If it is made from Something, then it is at best a Conclusion, maybe a Decision; at worst, it is a Position.
        A context is always made up, invented.
        You can make up and live from the context 'Peace on earth', or you can operate inside a context for the destruction of some portion of civilization (including your own). Greed is a context, as is Victim. Love is a context, as is Hate – both are major contexts and very powerful – and they are mutually exclusive.
        Self is an important context within the Working Minds philosophy. Without Self, you have virtually no Power, having surrendered all to the Culture-Structure that is designed to keep you Power-less. Rejecting the importance of the Culture-Structure as a useful context returns your Power to you. In doing so, you take a step toward being a Power-ful Self. Taking on the context that Power is generated ONLY by a Self then gives you access to the Self that by its inherent design will locate and deliver your Power.

        Yet 'Life are not like that'. You do not operate that way. The sheepy masses live inside of default Contexts, each of which is lacking in Power. When your context is 'I have no Power', that is surely the result.
        Choosing the context that 'existential Power derives from living an existential Life' is no more difficult than choosing any other Life Context, such as a belief in Money or Pain or Bliss as important.
        You have the Power to choose Power – or to choose 'No-Power': Which did you?

        Where you have to look is to see how much Power you are experiencing. Not much, probably – the Culture-Structure does its job well. Not much Power in the world around you, except perhaps in a few small areas of Life, the ones where you are moderately successful.
        But put anyone in a threatening situation – like a job or a relationship or sudden news (good or bad) – and each lonely human tends to seek certainty. This is the human condition. To be existential is un-human, it requires an individual Being, a Free Self to step outside of what is 'normal' for sheep-humans, to look the Universe right in the eye and say "So what?".
        Living inside of an Empty Future, I no longer need to 'plan for all contingencies'. I now schedule what is important, and then get done what needs to happen to fulfill the intention.
        Within each context, certain actions become important. Inside Fear (as a Context), one must build a fortress, whether tanks and HumVees or psychological armor. Inside a context that matches the current economy, for another, avoiding the collapse of the virtual economy by shifting over to the cash economy becomes important. Inside the Context of Personal Power as an innate quality, one becomes unstoppable, the Universe is an adventure, and sheep are merely a traffic hazard.

* *          * *          * *          * *

        If there is anything at all after death, that experience will be consistent with how you live your Life before then. The jerk will have a jerky after-life, and he that empowers will be rewarded.
        "Be good."
        "Work at being excellent."
        "Homosexuality is a non-issue."
        "Devise a Code to live from, and honor it."
        "Experiment."
        "It is okay to love people: real love is free."

        ... all are possible Contexts.

* *          * *          * *          * *

        The philosopher Ayn Rand admired America for one thing in particular: She said that Americans were the first people to coin the phrase 'make money'. She detected a Context and declared it admirable, but that Context is long out of existence.
        We are not talking about making physical money, as does the Federal Mint, but of the replacement of 'doing business', of 'raping & pillaging', of 'you owe your soul to the company' with the very different concepts and Context that is Capitalism – see WMail Issue #40.
        Only capitalists 'make money'. Government taxes and spends, the Oligarchy siphons away profits, and You The People have more debt and lower wages & net worth than last year.
        I will go so far as to say that 'making money' is a fundamental Right, that upward mobility must be restored as part of the fading American Dream. The American Dream was a wonderful Context to live from, and its restoration is worth fighting for.
        Wherever you are worse off than last year, look to your Self for actions to take to bring about restoration of your innate Power.
        The recent news items about holiday shopper spending showing increase only at luxury stores and on the internet, with business way down at the other end of the economic spectrum, are an absolute clue as to where the money is going. The context of the Oligarchy is to rob you of your natural Power, and they are successful because the sheep have already surrendered.

        I say once again that the Context that begins this essay was entirely made up, from Nothing. It is not 'true'. But it is the kind of Context that when I stand there I have Power, which is given by the Context.
        Weak contexts provide small increases in Power; 'looter' contexts drain all involved of some amount of Power; Evil negates Power.

        Choose the Context that you live inside of very carefully. If you find that you have meager Power, then you need to construct a Context that delivers Power.
        Begin with the Context of 'Self-hood'. Taking on this Context is itself a revolutionary act, and the source of existential Power way beyond who you consider yourself to be.

        The world that we are born into requires that we live in Fear our whole lives, when in fact the mongers of Fear are terrified of Free Individuals. Why? Because when you stand as an equal with another, he/she loses certainty of winning by default. If you do not surrender your Power, then you win.

        If we do not surrender Power to the Oligarchy and its agent, the Culture-Structure, then Power remains at the source, which is the Individual Self.
        The Revolution begins when you Stand for it and say so.
        Context – such as Revolution or Capitalism or Freedom or Justice – does not exist unless it is generated.

See WMail Issue #40 essay on 'Capitalism' at http://www.working-minds.com/WMessay40.htm.

[copyright 2004 by Gary Edward Nordell, all rights reserved]

Each issue of WMail is posted on the Working Minds website; quotations are posted alphabetically by author.


N E W S    &    L I N K S    o f    I N T E R E S T

==>  Outsourcing Rumor: Someone told me that the I.R.S. intends to send its Customer
        Service operation (such as it may be) to India.

==>  The MeetUp.com website contains ways to connect with all sorts of people and
        ideas; there are 124 Ayn Rand MeetUp groups around the world.
        http://aynrand.meetup.com

==>  If you know anybody under 25 years of age, then you ought to worry about
        Rangel-Hollings and the plan for mandatory draft of both males & females:
        http://www.draftresistance.org

==>  "The Greenland ice sheet will probably cross the line into irreversible melting in
        this century [and] raise ocean levels eight meters, threatening major cities
        such as Mumbai, Calcutta, and Manila and wiping out Florida below Miami."
        ~~ Scientific American Magazine, February 2005 [page 31]

==>  The U.S. Trade deficit in November 2004 was $60.3 billion, an all-time record.
 

N E X T   M O N T H: 'Globalization'

I N   F E B R U A R Y: 'The Three Economies'


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