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Monday, July 8, 2002

Clouds

I rode home under clouds today and the anticipation was wonderful. It was also over 100 degrees but there was hope for rain. According to the weather there is rain in southeast Arizona. Since our monsoons come from the east we may get the tail end of that and real rain in a day or two.

I've been looking at anarchy sites and it's interesting how close they are to libertarian, and not a bomb thrower among them, that I could see. I'm certainly tired of how the governments are running things. There is even such a thing as a individualist anarchist which means very libertarian. Many of the sites emphasized working together and helping each other instead of the government doing it for you. It's sort of a kinder and gentler libertarianism though many go a little far and end up on the socialist end.

I just can't go socialist but it's that I don't think we can be so cut and dried on private property as we used to be because how I use my property affects people who have no control over me. What I affect isn't that much but in aggregate it can cause real problems. We would like to forget that we are not the only ones who are affected by how we handle "our property" as we can certainly see with the Enron, Worldcom, etc. scandals.

What I have been wondering is who controls the CEOs of these companies and it was brought up on the news the last couple days that that is what the boards of these companies are suppose to do. They make hundreds of thousands of dollars and rarely do much but rubberstamp what they are presented by the officers of the company. Most of them don't have the slightest idea what the companies whose boards they sit on, many on several boards, are doing. Maybe it's about time they earned their money.

I'm watching this program on eating bugs and it's a little disgusting. I'm still trying to like tofu. Supposedly we eat a pound or two of bugs each year because they are ground up in prepared foods we eat. Yuck! They've now moved on to testicles (mountain oysters) so I think I'll change channels. Good protein, I'm sure.


Rachel Aschmann 2002.
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