Live more charitably, simply, and sustainably.
When you vote against the unborn, your country gets destroyed.
The tail wagging the dog
real estate takes wall street down wall street takes mainstreet down mainstreet takes the industry down
The Piper must always be paid.
The Bulls and the Bears make out..........the Pigs get slaughtered!
(And this relates to the election, not Katrina)
"Heckuva job, Bushie."
The moral of 2008: When you elect the foxes to guard the henhouse they eat the chickens that come home to roost.
Without personal and public integrity, wealth, power and intelligence are meaningless and worthless.
the bigger they are, the harder they land on the little guy
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
Be sure you know what the change is before you choose it.
Greed is bad. (plus it comes back to bite you in the butt...)
To quote Willie Nelson: There's a little old fashioned Karma going down!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
run a decent campaign
Moral: The emperor STILL doesn't know he has no clothes, and it's mighty cold!
Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered
Hope can, and hopefully will still, win.
"DON'T JUDGE A BARACK BY ITS COVER"
"The skeletons aren't in your closet, they're in your living room."
Greed is good.
i have two:things always get worse before they get better
claims of morality are overrated (like for example leaders who claim to be moral arbiters are most likely going to be kicked out for immoral actions)
Think for yourself...too complicated? naw :)
wait...the moral of this fairy tale? Sometimes your dreams CAN come true!
Invest in gold!
okay, maybe this qualifies as more of a fairy tale: prince charming rescues us from the burning dungeons of the evil princes of darkness (also known as the evil-doers)
We're starting our ride off into the sunset, and, as in all fairy tales, we don't know if we'll actually get to live "happily ever after". (They always SAY that, but we never get an epilogue...) But we sure hope we do!
Dont put a bully in the White House!
The Emperor(s) (SEC, Fed, Madoff, Wall Street Bigshots, Auto Big 3) -- very naked!
The moral of the 2008's story is, "Don't be greedy. Return to living life simply and be happy."
Never trust people calling themselves "compassionate conservatives".
The bigger they are, the harder they fall!
Greed is a malware of human nature.Never turn off your antivirus program.
"Slow and Steady Wins the Race"
"Socialism for the rich": JK Galbraith:
Do not put all of your assets in one basket (especially one weaved by Bernard Madoff)
The sky IS falling. What fable?
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
"Every cloud has a silver lining"
(Only twenty days to go.)
What goes around, comes around.
Don't let anyone scare you into making a bad decision.
"Every cloud has a silver lining."
Only 20 days to go!
"The fox must not guard the henhouse."
Everyone is driven by self-interest; hubris always leads to a tragic end
Don't sign *anything* unless you've read it all the way through & understand it! Including all the fine print!
If 2008 was a fable, what's the moral of the story...Don't be greedy.
Too much is never enough; what you desire more for leads to your demise. Unless you have a good lawyer, then it can be deferred to the demise of others instead.
Feast becomes Famine
"Whatever goes up, comes down."
Too much is never enough; and the desire for more leads to one's demise ....... unless you have a good lawyer. In which case it's everyone else's misery and the guilty can buy death and live in Costa Rica with an alias. This is the premise of Capitalist Democracy in the US in the 21st c.Thanks for the memories Mr Bush and Mr. Cheney.
"In media stat virtus"
Virtue lies in the middle way, or moderation in all things, etc.
Re: Election and ObamaIf the mainstream media happens to like the would-be emperor who has no clothes, it doesn't matter -- they'll still flack for him.
It is better to cherish the little things in life, because the big things can not exist without them.
Be wary of leaders with whom you would have a beer, becasue he will drink you under the table and leave you with the check.
the chickens have come home to roost (or roast)!
2008 in a Joni Mitchell lyric: "If you're smart or rich or lucky, maybe you'll beat the laws of man, but the inner laws of spirit and the outer laws of nature no man can"
looked at negatively: If you give bad loans with adjustable rates where people's mortgage payments double or triple and they lose their houses, you might benefit in the short run, but you will have to face the consequences eventually.
looked at positively: If you dare to have optimism and hope and idealism and to speak honestly and to listen, people might scoff at you in the short run and say "America's not ready" etc, but in the long run, you will move people (even my dad who voted for W twice!!!) to take a chance with you.
If something is too good to be true, it probably isn't.
Sometimes dreams do come true (re: Martin Luther King's speech and the election of Senator Obama)
Take the hardships we are given & learn from them. Re-evaluate how we got to this dark place & use this to change how we see & do things.
Correction to wording of last comment:
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Unlike Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
GREED IS NOT GOOD !!
'MIND THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN'
No one is a guru or a magic man. Just because you have a title (stockbroker, bank president, chairman of the federal reserve) does not mean you are an expert. Always hold authority's feet to the fire. Common sense still has a place America.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
Those who don't understand history are doomed to repeat it.
Greed is not good, greed does not work. America can still surprise the world and reinvent itself
The wolf in sheep's clothing probably lives in a multi-million dollar apartment on the Upper East Side and plays LOTS of golf.
Greed is not good!
1. Don't get too comfortable!
2. Pay attention; what you don't know CAN hurt you.
3. A turd in the hand is worth two terms of Bush... and vice-versa.
4. All of the above.
The moral is that: We should not allow incompetents and criminals to take over government. Otherwise we end up with a society destroyed by organized crime (Madoff, Financial company CEOs, Democratic and Republican electec officials, etc.) or worse - a society destroyed by Violence. Look at Mexico. That's where we are heading!
Wall Street Capitalism a zero-sum game!
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. (Santayana)
4 legs good 2 legs bad
Don't put your eggs all in one basket!
When the emperor has no clothes, it's your wallet that gets stripped naked.
What goes up must go down.
PAY ATTENTION....to the man behind the curtain
Regulation is not a dirty word.
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Appearances are everything.
as you sow so shall you reap
Democracy will be destroyed by ANY fiscal-driven ideology's inherently unsustainable ways if Democracy isn't seen as interest-group advocacy work that citizens, teachers, and journalism *must* refine & participate in *each generation* of humanity.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. But seriously!
Bad guys finish first, nice guys pay the check.
Keep hope alive but, the house always wins.
Take the money and run; because if you don't, someone else will.
Credit Card is not the solution of all the problems.
Life is just a day at the beach, sometimes its bright and sunny, sometimes it’s cold, windy and overcast, sometimes it’s a hurricane.
Caveat Emptor...in spades.
If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supperless to bed in the winter.
Ignore politics and current events at your own risk.
Easy. Greed Sucks. Do unto OTHERS as you'd have THEM do unto YOU.
Hindsight is 20/20. Let’s work on our short-sightedness. From electing George Bush TWICE to a total turnaround in support for the Iraq war to the bailout...are we always doomed to regret and repeat our mistakes?
In the prophetic words of Ice Cube:
You better check yo self before you wreck yo self.
We need a social systems which protects the most vulnerable and need to regulate capitalism so the extremes of greed and poverty are not continually perpetuated.
Crime _does_ pay.
If we continue to allow our emperors to wear no clothes, we all wind up penniless, destitute, and naked.
The bigger the bubble, the bigger the pop!
Don't be greedy if you share a stomach.
Trust but verify or how due dilligence can keep an economic system healthier.
The bigger the bubble, the more likely it is to burst.
Don't live beyond your means.
"You win some, you lose some."
"Don't Believe the Hype"
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