A ONCE-A-WEEK (or so) LIST OF WHAT I GIVE A DAMN ABOUT. WITH 10 = MOST IMPORTANT; AND 1 = NOT SO MUCH
An ancient Czech curse: Occupy my mind with interesting concepts.
The hopelessness of audacity and change that we once believed in.
There is something fundamentally wrong with a one billion dollar re-election war chest.
REMIND ME, WHY CHANGE?
QQ : 1 POCKET CHANGE
Perhaps the only certainty in the universe is the inevitability of change.
A vision of hell might be a state in which nothing ever changes through all eternity.
The implication being that change is good. Un-change, not good.
I would rather not dwell in hell for all of eternity. Change away!
QQ : 2 THE MONEY CHANGERS :
Jesus threw the money-changers out of the Temple grounds. His primary message of love and forgiveness however, was subsequently distorted by his followers for the next 2000 years.
If the ‘End Times’, upon his return, signify the end of change; would this be a good thing? See QQ : 1
QQ : 3 BROTHER, COULD YOU SPARE SOME CHANGE?
Keynsian economics is so out of fashion amongst the political clowns waiting in the wings for 2012.
I imagine that these economic geniuses are advocating pan-handling as a career choice.
OWS (Occupy) is all about those lazy unwashed, unemployed hippies who haven’t made the effort, according to Cain-sian economic theory.
This visionary, this mental wizard, this forward-thinking, cultural guru obviously has the answer. Herman can change history.
Beyond that, I would like to volunteer my services to cleanse another advocate of political bathing deserving of a golden shower, the honorable, non-lobbyist and uber-mentsch of morality,
QQ : 4 TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
Fukujima, Three- Mile Island, Chernobyl, Love Canal and Minamata are products of the new industrial revolution.
Why did they fail?
Corporate corruption, mismanagement and greed are not accidents.
Follow the money.
Is the cost of these events offset by the benefits of technological change?
Could it be a neutral exchange? Fukujima may never recover.
QQ : 5 CH CH CH CHANGES
Bye Bye Miss American Pie; the day the music died was the day it was digitized.
16 bit 44.1k is a cold medium. MP3s are a cold medium.
There is hot media and there is cold media, based on the response at the most fundamental depth of the human condition.
We are primitive beings. Our essential primitivism remains unchanged.
We need heat, emotional heat.
Give me a hug!
QQ : 6 CHANGE OF LIFE
There are few absolutes. Change of life is one of them.
I, myself am in an acute state of Meno-Porsche.
I’m fairly sure a classic 1958 Speedster could see me through the rough patches.
QQ : 7 CLIMATE CHANGE:
What an odd term.
"Climate change" seems like a rather innocent, innocuous phrase.
The term has no positive or negative implication. It just refers to change.
The political pretenders waiting in the wings for 2012 of course have a deep, highly evolved and educated view regarding the causes of this change.
According to the Politi-clowns, it is cyclic change
According to the Greens, it's cow-fart change
Then again, the hole in the ozone layer above the Southern hemisphere must be a construct of Liberals and left-wing conspirators.
The fact that it is triggering fundamental cellular change is simply bad luck.
Did anyone bring sunscreen?
QQ : 8 CHANGE YOUR LUCK
"Change your place, change your luck"
I guess - what -an environmental shelter?
QQ : 9 CHANGE WORTH PURSUING
The de-monetization of Congress.
The elimination of corporate election financing.
Perhaps there are cultural and societal parallels to environmental restoration.
We pollute and then we restore.
Sometimes, a change back from the brink is worth some consideration. Change, like technology is not "good" by definition.
Change is neutral, though inevitable. However, the quality of change is worth considering.
Sometimes, it is within our control.
Windmills are pretty ancient technology. Eat locally grown, rotate the crops, ride a bike, meditate, listen to live music, restore the Rainforest and the Everglades and the Watersheds.
Restore civility and compassion, and that Jesus thing : love and forgiveness.
QQ : 10 CHANGE PRIORITIES:
Define who the enemy is not.
Teachers are not the enemy.
Artists, poets, writers, painters and musicians are not the enemy.
QQ : 11 EXCHANGE RATE
What will the Drachma be worth?
Perhaps we can revive the science of alchemy and change lead into gold.
If Greece reverts to the Drachma, the likely result will be where a wheelbarrow full of paper money will not buy a piece of pita.
Social unrest, deprivation of the poorest coupled with and a new cycle of change in Europe, could unleash an out-of control- chain of events that are destined to repeat history.
Can we change history? Perhaps not, but we should learn from it, in order that we may not repeat it.
Although change is inevitable, sometimes... we have choices.