thanks for the great link. I really enjoyed the article even though the last time I visited Seattle I was eleven. I will oneday have to visit it again.
Here in Anchorage we have what are known as "oil companies" who tend to stingily donate money for their own p.r. desires. Though they do spend a ton of money on tv commercials saying how great they are for the state and community. I wish they would donate that money to a good cause and spare me the nauseous propoganda.
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 03:53:37 ct wrote: > >> Damien Broderick wrote: >> > Well, that was implicit in my irony, of course, but really I don't think >> > the Kennedys have been around nearly long enough. This is Cabots and >> > Lodges territory, no? > >> > ...No, the *real* power is in the hands of the >> technocracy. Ahhhh, nerdvana. To hell with the meek, the smart have >> finally inherited the earth. spike > >> It was always a misprint - it should say "the geek shall inherit the >earth". >> Unfortunately, it's singular; big bill. >> Emlyn > >Another dissipating 'singularity' it seems. > >Originally portrayed as a father-son event (see Warren Buffet & Bill Gates >in your favorite search engine), this election-year's powermonger festival >seems to be shaping up as a Gates-Allen duel. Perhaps this is most evident >in the State of Washington, where the Lakeside alumni are quite successfully >bred. Allen's 'failed' Common's venture seeded his growing culture of >real-estate holdings in the Seattle area. Combine this with the Seahawks and >Experience Music Project(EMP) and you will get dizzy trying to distill his >diversified strategies into a cohesive plan. Top this with his recent $11M >to SETI for The Allen Array and what have you got? > >Compare this to Gate's 'altruistic' giving to vaccinate the entire >third-world population, college-funding for minorities, and matching grant >for low-income housing for families with children. > >Can "Allen takes on Gates" be far behind "Bush takes on Gore" ??? > >For additional ruminations on this topic see: >[Seattle's wealth explosion changes the civic landscape] by O. Casey Corr >of the Seattle Times >http://www.messagenet.com/fw/f1083.html > >Aside: (and totally OT) >Who slipped the brain laxative into R.'s coffee? >Cute! > > > > >
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