I’ve decided to post my three favorite posts from my Facebook wall during the preceding week each Friday.  Here’s Last week on Facebook.

From Sunday, September 11, 2011:
Is it hypocritical of me to be thankful for all who put their lives on the line (including those in the military) to help secure the freedom I have to complain about the military-industrial complex?

From Wednesday, September 14:
“Many national leaders talk about cutting spending so as not to burden future generation with the [budget] deficits created by this generation. These same leaders seem to have no problem, however, burdening the next generation with an overheated Earth, nor do the mind letting the next generation be the one to invest in renewable and sustainable forms of energy.”
Editorial “Climate Report” (author not named) Christian Century, 5 April 2011, page 7.

From Thursday, September 15:
“Scott Russell Sanders asks you to imaging how you’d spend a billion dollars if you kept it under your mattress and didn’t earn any interest. If you lived 50 years, you could spend $1.7 million per month or $55,000 per day. If you invested that money instead in U.S. Treasury bond, at current rates you could spend $110,000 every day without touching the principal.  That daily amount is a little more than twice the median annual household income in the U.S. So why do some billionaires want even more? It isn’t the money, says Sanders, it’s the power they gain through the money (Orion, July/August).”
Quoted in “Century Marks,” Christian Century, 9 August 2011, page 8.

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