September 8, 2013

How about you? How do you feel?

Read this great article by Robert Reich: Syria and the Reality at Home in America. Starving children. Unemployed people who aren’t even looking for jobs anymore because there are no jobs. But let’s spend money on Syria. As Reich says, “a decent society would put people to work….lift the minimum wage….make sure people have enough to eat and places to live and…” And by the way, our deficit – that panic problem – doesn’t exist much. Read this article!

In the United States, it’s easier to get an assault weapon than it is to vote. Read Barbara Streisand’s article. That would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic, so terrifying, so appalling. Just imagine: “Since the beginning of 2011, 19 states have passed 25 laws and two executive actions restricting voting.” By the way, we owe a special thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court for allowing this to happen.

And if you think that the financial crash – caused by the ego and greed of Wall Street and its various playmates – is past, with no worry for the future… Well, wow. That’s a fantasy world. Aided and abetted by that very same street and a weak U.S. Congress and a weak U.S. Administration. Just check out this article from Matt Taibii.

And if you really want to be amazed and terrorized and stunned – and fall out of your chair laughing at the irony… Read this marvelous “Dear Stupid, Stupid, NSA” by David Meyer of Business Week. Ah, the irony.

Wow. When will we learn? When will we stop misbehaving? When will we enforce consequences? When will we launch preventative measures? When will we focus on what is most important? When will we just…

Hell, I don’t know.

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About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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