Sunday, November 25, 2012

Good Sunday to you all.  We have spent the weekend ignoring the news.  Too much focused on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday (which has expanded to encompass the entire weekend and more.)  All holidays in the Church of Commerce of which we are not members.  Unfortunately, I too often feel as though we are in transition from the United States of America to the United Consumers of America--a country I am very ambivalent about.  Oh, well--let's see what I find on the 'net.

Via Crooks and Liars--how long do you think the American economy can survive?  The vultures are circling this dying beast.  We'll hold the wake when the vultures turn on each other.

And then Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism posted this piece on another trend in modern America that leaves me more than a little uncomfortable.  Just last week I read about a high school student (in Texas, I think) who was expelled because she and her family are contesting the school districts new policy requiring students to wear a RFID school ID which tracks her movements not only at school but off school grounds and outside school hours.  Big Brother is alive and well.

It seems that our Commercial Madness also infects our neighbors to the north.  Sharon in Surrey (British Columbia) also rails against it.  She knits well, also.  Well worth viewing.

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