Monthly Archives: December 2013

Buddy Can You Spare a Dime – I Mean, a Billion

“Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.” –Rex Stout “Money doesn’t always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.” –Hobart Brown “If … Continue reading

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The Kids Are All Right

Maybe, once in a great while, we really can be too cynical. At first, I found this little more than a predictable, sentimental holiday feel-good human interest story — the sort of thing our media uses to fill gaps between … Continue reading

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Injustice for All

“Affluenza: a psychological disorder afflicting wealthy people with an abnormal sense of entitlement and privilege which can produce feelings, in some individuals, that they are above the moral and legal norms of society.” * * * * * The following … Continue reading

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Mandela

Another man’s done gone. He has played his part in the never-ending struggle for justice, for a better world. He’s played an important part, and played it well. Now it’s our turn. The struggle carries on, always facing fearful odds. … Continue reading

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