Monthly Archives: June 2008

Bill Moyers Interviews Benjamin Barber

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"Capitalism is in trouble. Capitalism has put democracy in trouble." Words of warning, words to heed.

Bill Moyers burned himself into my psyche when I first saw him interview Joseph Campbell, way back when.

In this link and video interview , he talks with Banjamin Barber, who’s latest book "Consumed" looks at our world of consumption and how we (at least us folks in the marketing industry) push the model further to the brink.

At a point in the video, they discuss ‘intervention’. So … when do we intervene?

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter Index

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Chapter 1 Prelude

Chapter 1: Kite Intro

Chapter 2: An OMNINet Employee

Chapter 3: They Call Me Mr. Kite

Chapter 4: Greyrock (Protect the Oil)

Chapter 5: Introduction to Griffith Garamond

Chapter 6: Kite Resignation Letter

Chapter 7: The OMNINet: From Good Intentions …

Chapter 8: Kite Meets an Employment Counselor

Chapter 9: The Garamond Guy

Chapter 10: Made In China

Chapter 11: Introducing the MOMYS

Chapter 12: Diversify Greyrock

Chapter 13: China – Actions in the Strait of Hormuz

Chapter 14: Kite’s Love Life

Chapter 15: INC Story – The Univists

Chapter 16: Mr. Kite – Between Assignments

Chapter 17: Greyrock, Part II

Chapter 18: MOMYS II

Chapter 19: The Death of Garamond’s Wife

Chapter 20: Kite’s New Gig

Chapter 21: MOMYS III

Chapter 22: Greyrock III

Chapter 23: China Sells Weapons to Taliban

Chapter 24: Kite: Introducing Chaos & Hummus

Chapter 25: MOMYS IV

Chapter 26: OMNINet Home Care

Chapter 27: China News (Poison Found in Kids Clothing

Chapter 28: Kite Thoughts on Religion

Chapter 29: MOMYS V – More Context

Chapter 30: MOMYS VI – Heather’s Going

Chapter 31: Kite & Eddie Meet Again

Chapter 31: Kite & Eddie Meet Again, Part II

Chapter 33: China News (SCO Grows Stronger)

Chapter 34: Kite’s Team Regroups

Chapter 35: Kite Meets Pigeon

Chapter 36: OMNINet (Greyrock IV)

Chapter 37: Heather’s Gone

Chapter 38: FAB (Female and Barren)

Chapter 39: OMNINet (Efforts with the FCC)

Chapter 40: Kite Listens In

Chapter 41: Garamond and his marvelous house

Chapter 42: Greyrock (Afghan Mission)

Chapter 43: OMNINet TRI-X IPO

Chapter 44: China News – The Dragon is Buying

Chapter 45: Kite Infiltrates the OMNINet

Chapter 46: OMNINet’s Big Meeting

Chapter 47: Kite Infiltrates the OMNINet, Part II

Chapter 48: OMNINet (Big Meeting, Big Plans)

Chapter 49: Kite Reports Back

Chapter 50: Kite’s Recording of Garamond

Chapter 51: Kite Enlists Eddie

Chapter 52: Eddie Works out the Pieces

Chapter 53: Greyrock – Bringin’ it Home

Chapter 54: Eddie Works out the Pieces, II

Chapter 55: Greyrock – Bringin’ it Home, II

Chapter 56: Eddie Confronts Kite

Chapter 57: Eddie Gets Info Too Late

Chapter 58: Garamond Meets with Daniels

Chapter 59: Diana’s Next Steps

Chapter 60: Eddie Brings Files Back to Kite

Chapter 61: Garamond on 888

Chapter 62: 888 Tremors

Chapter 63: Sasha Pigeon’s Funeral

Chapter 63: Sasha Pigeon’s Funeral

Chapter 64: The Great 08 Quake

From the “I’ve got too much time on my hands” files …

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9/11 was an inside job: The Video

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 38 (FAB: Female & Barren)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 38 of the my online book "Excited Delirium". Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index .

In Manhattan, a small group of women who call themselves “FAB”, short for “Female and Barren”, meet at a designated location the first Tuesday of every month.

At their meetings, they discuss victories and more often, defeats, associated with facing a life of being barren. The format of the meetings is similar to AlAnon (although without the religion), where people introduce themselves to the crowd, talk about their history, describe their situation and end with the question: “Does it matter?”

For most of these women, they’ve moved beyond the notion that childbearing and breeding are important facets to their lives. “Does it matter?” is the leading question that was intentionally institutionalized as part of the structure in order to open a discussion about the need to bring more children into the world. Continue reading

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 37 (MOMYS VII – Heather’s Gone)

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Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 37 of the my online book "Excited Delirium". Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index .

Heather Harken’s suicide struck the town deep. For several days, everyone drove around town with blank looks on their faces and the level of sadness was unique, despite the arrival of spring.

A few weeks had passed. The family had a small ceremony and the attendance was high, despite the Harken family not being very well integrated with the community.

However, a cloud still hung over the town like an April cumulonimbus, dark and brooding. Towards the end of a few weeks, the senior town representatives decided that it was time that some additional and very influential support be shown. It was decided that one of the senior founders of the MOMYS movement would be invited to Heresford to address everyone and try to bring back some excitement about the creation of God’s Army. Continue reading