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Old 11-19-2006, 07:49 PM   #21
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OK, please explain How Michael Ovitz received over $160 Million from the shareholders (despite their objections) for a few months of work that was judged detrimental?
It's what the market will bear.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:57 PM   #22
 
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It's what the market will bear.
If a mugger ever sticks a 44 Magnum up your nose and demands you drive him to an ATM to withdraw your money and you agree. Remember - It's what the market will bear.
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If a mugger ever sticks a 44 Magnum up your nose and demands you drive him to an ATM to withdraw your money and you agree. Remember - It's what the market will bear.
A different situation than Mr. Ovitz, but he'll have to get past my Glock first.
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-- Why anybody finds the political views of Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, or Ted Nugent to be in any way more interesting or significant than the opinion of a total stranger on the street.
Anyone who can backflip off stage gear in platform soles, who disciplines their kids by threatening to strap them to their concert speakers, or who hunts bear with a compound bow, is more than entitled to whatever opinions they care to discuss.

I'm referring to Ted, not Barbra or Bruce...
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Ted "I didn't know the song was about drugs" Nugent... :P

Obscure reference to the '60s Amboy Dukes' song "Journey to the Center of the Mind".

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Old 11-20-2006, 01:40 PM   #28
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This morning I read about an anthropologist who studies monkeys in the hopes of discovering more about human behavior. Seems like monkeys groom the "Tom Cruise"s in their group and behave best around the group leaders. Some humans respect or idolize the glamorous.

Then I read about Holocaust files being finally made available. Just a glimpse into the utter depravity the human soul can sink to. Then I get an email from a friend of mine in Ohio who forwards anything he gets from his right leaning religious/political idols. This one had to do with blacks demanding Colt 45 handouts in Katrina-like situations.

Then I thought about the nutcases who abuse children, the prison guards who abused their prisoners in Iraq, or our troops killing whole villiages in Vietnam, or the folks who drank Kool-Aid with Jim Jones. Now I'm thinking I will still have to listen to Bush spew for more than two years.

I am truely depressed.
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This morning I read about an anthropologist who studies monkeys in the hopes of discovering more about human behavior. Seems like monkeys groom the "Tom Cruise"s in their group and behave best around the group leaders. Some humans respect or idolize the glamorous.

Then I read about Holocaust files being finally made available. Just a glimpse into the utter depravity the human soul can sink to. Then I get an email from a friend of mine in Ohio who forwards anything he gets from his right leaning religious/political idols. This one had to do with blacks demanding Colt 45 handouts in Katrina-like situations.

Then I thought about the nutcases who abuse children, the prison guards who abused their prisoners in Iraq, or our troops killing whole villiages in Vietnam, or the folks who drank Kool-Aid with Jim Jones. Now I'm thinking I will still have to listen to Bush spew for more than two years.

I am truely depressed.
Go listen to some Beethoven and read Stranger in a Strange Land. There is animal in us but there is greatness too.
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Go listen to some Beethoven and read Stranger in a Strange Land. There is animal in us but there is greatness too.
That's nice. Well put as usual.

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Old 11-20-2006, 07:32 PM   #31
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I loved Heilein as a 'yout.' Somehow the joy of SF went away for me in the seventies. People seemed to write for Star Trek after that, rather than the imagination. Or maybe I just couldn't get past the the pictures of Monsters molesting maidens on the newer paperbacks. Or maybe Watergate ruined my belief in a bright future for mankind.

Get to mars? Hell, we can't get filled up at the gas station nowdays.

Beethoven? He lost his hearing a little earlier in life than I did, but is not a good solution for me. Maybe Twinkies and a beer.


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