But I think I know the problem. Because America is a new country, the people who live there have no sense of history. And if you have no concept of “the past”, it is extremely difficult to grapple with the idea of “the future”.
If you think a bar established in 1956 is “old” then you will not understand the idea of next week. So why bother building for it?
We see this short-termism in everything from the average American house, which falls over whenever the wind gets up, to the way chief executives are treated. In Japan, you are given 25 years before you are judged on whether you’ve turned the company around. In America, bosses are given two months. And if there’s been no financial about-turn, they are fired.
AIG and Lehman Brothers got caught out because they were being run by people who live only in the here and now. They couldn’t see that it would all come crashing down in the future because there’s no such thing.
– Jeremy Clarkson
So that’s British people asked why half of the population of world leader are idiots after they re-elected George W. Bush to his second term of the President of the United States.
The closest world leader’s underdog – Japan is a country full of perverts.
China – the biggest population country in the world is a 神仙经常出没的地方…
> 在 MSN 上听取了楚蓓蓓同学传达的聚会通报，久已枯萎麻木的心灵又一次感受到党和人民春风秋雨的滋润，灿烂阳光的照耀。
> 希望 2008 奥运成功，希望今年 9.11 美国不再发生意外，希望十一时股市翻番，希望国庆间能订到机票。
这是我在 2008.03.13 在 5460 上的留言。
奥运成功了, 全球华人为之振奋。9.11 美国到没发生发生意外，但次债引发的全球金融危机，十个 9.11 加起来还不如。搞得十一全球股市被拦腰斩还不够，还要沿脚面砍下去不成？
2008 真是不寻常。大事如美国被从牛B神坛打下去，中国人开始笑傲江湖。小事如澳洲农民的房子盖得没影，MM 泡得没谱，工作忙得转瞎，聚会没得成行。
释解：在墨尔本西部 Sanctuary Lakes 投资买房。
Seb Coe in his interview said London 2012 will be the ‘fun Olympics’. I wonder whether the fun London Olympics mean a swing party?
Britain have lost all their wars in sports, diplomacy, old colonial. Nothing more left to the whinge and grumpy little Britain today.
Count on their biggest contribution to the world civilisation are not the invention of modern sports, industrial revolution, export of great British comedy, as well as crossing bred language – English.
The biggest contribution from Britain to the world civilisation are BULLSHIT! The terrible taste bud stuck to beef and milk and cheese. Fart made by the diary farm are the main contributor of today’s global warming.
Just like Coco Chanel who gave women the freedom, and Yves Saint Laurent who gave women the power, I want to be a person who help women take over the world. So there will be no wars, no political regimes. And men can stay back, drink beer and enjoy sports everyday.
My thought of the day…