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Aspen, Para-Medical Emergencies and More

Postby Gouda » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:45 am

I am just now starting to get a little freaked out by the recent flurry of Aspen correspondence between para-medical and para-political happenings. <br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Colin Powell taken ill at Clinton dinner</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Friday, July 7, 2006 Posted: 1159 GMT (1959 HKT)<br><br>ASPEN, Colorado (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was briefly hospitalized early Friday after he fell ill at a restaurant where he was dining <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>with former President Clinton and others, </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->police said.<br><br>Aspen police Sgt. Bill Linn said the four-star general told him it appeared to be a combination of <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>altitude sickness and something he ate.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>"He is conscious and in very good spirits," Linn said shortly before Powell was released from <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Aspen Valley Hospital </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->at 1:45 a.m. Linn said Powell asked him to speak with reporters.<br><br>Powell's Alexandria, Virginia-based secretary, Peggy Cifrino, did not immediately return a phone call left at her office.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>A nursing supervisor at the hospital, where former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay was rushed to and pronounced dead early Wednesday, refused to comment.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Powell, 69, was in Colorado for the <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Aspen Ideas Festival</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, a conference in its second year that invites some of the world's leading thinkers.<br>...<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/07/07/colin.powell.ap/index.html">edition.cnn.com/2006/US/0...index.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Aspen, Para-Medical Emergencies and More

Postby Rigorous Intuition » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:50 am

A year, ago Cheney <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/2005/06/dick-cheneys-acid-house.html">ducked into</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> a Vail hospital, under the name of "Dr Hoffman."<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Thank you Aspen Institute!

Postby Gouda » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:22 am

So, the <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"Aspen Ideas Festival - Inspired Thinking in an Idyllic Setting."</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> Aspen, CO July 3 - 9, 2006<br><br>There's still time to get your ticket to the Aspen Institute's capitalist bacchanalia for the new age military-industrial-financial-propaganda complex.<br><br>Sponsors: <br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>The 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival is proudly sponsored by:<br><br> *Booz Allen Hamilton<br> *Lexus <br> *Altria <br> *Boeing <br> *Chevron <br> *Ernst & Young <br> *GE<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.aspeninstitute.org/site/c.huLWJeMRKpH/b.899955/k.2D7/Aspen_Ideas_Festival.htm">www.aspeninstitute.org/si...stival.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><br>These will be my favorite tutorials and seminars:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.aspeninstitute.org/site/c.huLWJeMRKpH/b.1793221/k.B614/Agenda.htm">www.aspeninstitute.org/si...Agenda.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>* BUSINESS AND SOCIETY<br>Sponsored by Ernst & Young<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Business and Responsible Leadership: Ethics After Enron</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Paul Anderson<br>Beth A. Brooke<br>David Greenberg<br>Sidney Harman<br>Moderator: Leigh Hafrey<br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>[Umm, Ethics, Ernst & Young?]</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Is Classical Theater Relevant?</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Michael Kahn<br>Moderator: Kenneth Adelman<br>Location: Aspen Meadows<br><br>* WHAT IS WELL-BEING?<br>Sponsored by an <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Anonymous Donor</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Illness as a Catalyst for Spiritual Transformation</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Dean Ornish, MD<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>THE STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Sponsored by GE</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Saving the Creation: <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>A Meeting of Science and Religion</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>E.O. Wilson<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>FAMILY ECONOMICS: WORK AND WEALTH IN THE NEW ECONOMY</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Casey Family Programs<br>Two Worlds of Financial Services: How Katrina Revealed the Divide<br>William Bynum<br>Nancy Montoya<br>Gwen Robinson<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Building a Business for Social Good: Smart Business for the Future</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Andrew Beebe<br>Jonathan Greenblatt<br>Cameron Sinclair<br>Beth A. Brooke<br>Moderator: Thomas Stewart<br>Location: Belly Up<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>In Conversation with Karl Rove</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Karl Rove<br>Moderator: Walter Isaacson<br>Location: Harris Hall<br><br>*<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>THE STATE OF OUR HEALTH</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Can the Global Economy Prepare for a Pandemic?</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>David Nabarro, MD<br>Eric Noji, MD<br>Moderator: Heather Burns<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>GLOBAL DYNAMICS</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton<br>Order, Law, and Governance in the 21st Century<br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Gen. Colin Powell [unavailable at this time!]</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Justice Stephen Breyer<br>Sen. Bob Bennett<br>Mike McConnell<br>Moderator: James Steinberg<br><br>*<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Margaret Carlson<br>Senator Collins<br>Sally Quinn<br>Arianna Huffington<br>Moderator: Nora Ephron<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>EDUCATION IN AMERICA</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Sponsored by Boeing</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Teaching America's Children: Inequalities in Education<br>Barbara Byrd-Bennett<br>Marguerite Kondracke<br>Wendy Kopp<br>Tom Luce<br>Anthony Marx<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>BUSINESS AND SOCIETY<br>The Private Sector as Change Agent for Social Good: Hope by Design</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Connie Duckworth<br>Jonathan Greenblatt<br>Susan Thistlethwaite<br>Introducer: Madeleine Albright<br>Moderator: Judy Samuelson<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Sponsored by GE</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Making Green �Green�: Can Corporations Profit From Environmental Leadership?<br>Ray Anderson<br>Lorraine Bolsinger<br>Moderator: Andrew Shapiro<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>ARTS AND CULTURE<br>Power Plays: Leadership Lessons from Shakespeare</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Kenneth Adelman<br>David Gergen<br>Readings by Michael York<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Learn to Meditate</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Richard Reoch<br>Location: Callaway Health Center<br>Pre-registration is required. Participants are encouraged to attend both classes. Open to all pass holders. Space is limited.<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP<br>What The American People Really Want: An In-Depth View of the Electorate, July 2006</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Pollster Doug Schoen presents results of an Aspen Ideas Festival poll of the American public<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>AMERICAN EXPERIENCE</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Sponsored by Altria</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Can the United States Still Afford To Be a Nation of Immigrants?</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>David Kennedy<br><br>* <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Sorting Out the Truth: Fake News, Spin and Inaccuracy in the Media</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Richard Cohen<br>Jim Fallows<br>Laura Ingraham<br>Priscilla Painton<br>Moderator: Evan Thomas<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> More info:<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Program Tracks<br><br>Global Dynamics<br> The objective of this program track is to address the potential and the peril and the opportunities and costs associated with an increasingly interdependent world. What is the impact of American political, economic, and military preeminence? How will private, nonprofit, and civic sectors resolve conflicting priorities in an increasingly globalized world? How are alliances shifting? What are the pressing issues that face regions and nations across the globe today? Discussions may include:<br><br> * The Nuclear Dilemma<br> * America and the Middle East<br> * The Future of Europe<br> * Opportunities and Threats � Globalization and Nation-building<br> * Business Resilience in a Risky World<br> * India and China: What�s in Store<br> * Terrorist Activity: Targets and Effects<br><br>Arts and Culture<br> How do art and music define who we are? Why does literature have an impact on democracy? How are �classics� still relevant? What are the broader implications of popular culture? Why has artistic genius been the genesis of joy throughout the ages? This year, through readings, discussions, music, and art, we hope to explore such questions as:<br><br> * How literature transforms the human spirit<br> * The meaning of poetry in a chaotic world<br> * How playwrights explore society�s traumas<br> * What architecture means to community<br> * Film and the expression of American culture<br><br>The American Experience, Forging A More Perfect Union<br> At a time when American politics reflect divisions along secular, religious, class, and economic lines, Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath opened a vibrant discourse on the widely divergent opportunities and experiences of Americans. Meanwhile, citizens in �red� states and �blue� states alike express concern about the country�s direction. This track will cover historical and contemporary ideas and questions relating to American society, considering the achievements of the �American Idea� as well as its ongoing problems. Prospective topics include:<br><br> * The role of religion in American political and social life<br> * Topics in American history<br> * Perspectives on American society<br> * Race in America<br> * Restoring community<br> * Defining leadership<br><br>Four Day Spotlights<br><br>Global Economics<br> With implications far more complex and extensive than lost US jobs and rapid urbanization in the developing world, globalization represents fundamental challenges to society worldwide. This track asks how our world will be transformed by the emerging global market of goods, services, and labor, and it explores the potential forces of destabilization if the gap between wealth and poverty continues to expand.<br><br> * China and India as emerging economic superpowers<br> * Challenges of capitalism<br> * Alleviating poverty<br> * Directions for international trade<br><br>Democracy<br> A look at politics at home and abroad; the evolution of the notion of �democracy� since its inception; what, in fact, is �Democracy�? How did the Founding Fathers view this when they drafted our Constitution? What are the competing notions of democracy, historically and presently? What threatens our notions of Democracy today? How well is American democracy working? Can it be transported to other nations in the world?<br><br> * Historians on the spirit of democracy<br> * Constitutional Scholars on the Constitution<br> * Examinations of the nexus between church and state<br> * Making Democracy work at home and abroad<br><br>Education in America<br> What constitutes �great education� � and what is its purpose? How do we reconcile different learning methods and styles to meet the needs of different children? Why are America�s children falling behind those in other nations in academic achievement? Can public policy address these issues successfully? How do we hold our schools accountable � and to what standards? What is the role of the university today? Discussions may include:<br><br> * The way children learn<br> * Creating, inspiring, and keeping teachers<br> * Alternative models of education<br> * Goals of the university as an institution<br> * What is the optimal role of government?<br><br>Science and Technology<br> The most significant changes throughout history and in our world today can be traced to developments in science and technology. This track explores the innovation and culture of creativity that is driving scientific progress, as well as inherent ethical dilemmas inherent in scientific endeavor.<br><br> * How the Internet has revolutionized society<br> * The power of technology to boost creativity<br> * Science and Society: What obligations do scientists have to the rest of us?<br> * In-depth studies of selected seminal scientists � and their discoveries � from history<br> * The impact of technology on the planet<br> * The promise of nanotechnology<br> * Equitable access to technology<br><br>The State of Our Health<br> The scientific progress of the 20th century promises to be exceeded in this century ahead. This track addresses the promise that medicine holds and what challenges � and dangers � lie in acquiring even greater power to influence and control nature to an unprecedented degree. Who has or should have access to the benefits of science? How much should it extend our lives? How can we design health care delivery systems that accommodate basic needs and also offer hope for all people? Conversations might include:<br><br> * Health Care in America: Opportunities and Crises<br> * Biomedical ethics<br> * Challenges in global health, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, avian flu, and other threats of epidemic proportion<br> * Cutting edge research in cardiology and oncology<br> * What it means to �Keep Well�<br> * Challenges of Aging<br><br>Energy Futures<br> Increased prices at the pump and at home � exacerbated by natural disasters on American coastlines � have put energy issues into focus for the American public. How does the US adjust its ravenous energy appetite to the realities of supplies? What are the near- and long-term alternatives that will stabilize the US economy and bolster its security? Topics may include:<br><br> * Clean Energy: What it can do for us, and where we get it<br> * Hybrid Fuels and Solar Power: How long do we wait?<br> * Does Nuclear Have a Role in Our Energy Future?<br> * Energy, Environment, and International Security<br><br>Business and Society<br> Business is under the microscope of the public for a host of reasons related to its financial power, marketing heft, and global reach. CEOs and top executives are scrutinized by boards, shareholders, and, increasingly, consumers, who are developing high standards for corporate behavior. Moreover, society looks to the private sector more and more to tackle the most complex but important problems of our day. In an increasingly global business environment, what are the dynamics that are shaping the roles and responsibilities of business?<br><br> * Business and HIV/AIDS<br> * Corporate Leaders and Integrity: Can we look to business for lessons in leadership?<br> * Business as an Agent of World Benefit<br> * Business Strategies for Poverty Alleviation<br> * The Power of and Liabilities of Brands<br><br>The State of the Environment: Issues and Opportunities<br> Climate change, biodiversity, health, water, equity, wilderness, energy � what are the most troubling problems and the most exciting possibilities related to protecting our global environment? Sessions may include a focus on:<br><br> * Biodiversity<br> * Climate change<br> * Water resources<br> * Sustainability<br> * Impacts of economic development<br> * The environment and international security<br><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/p-aspen-ideas-festival.php#democracy">www.stayaspensnowmass.com...#democracy</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>edited to embolden seminar topics and sponsors for easier reading</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=gouda@rigorousintuition>Gouda</A> at: 7/7/06 12:49 pm<br></i>
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Re: Thank you Aspen Institute!

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:01 pm

It's Colin's turn to be fitted for his Space Suit.. <p>____________________<br>Oderint, dum metuant</p><i></i>
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Re: Thank you Aspen Institute!

Postby Gouda » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:03 pm

Seems that Dr. Robert Kurtzman, the same forensic pathologist who certified Lay also examined Michael Kennedy, the 39-year-old son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, after his accidental (football) death in Aspen in 1998. <br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Kennedys had been warned about danger of mixing football, skiing<br><br>By JENNIFER MEARS<br><br>Associated Press Writer<br><br>ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- The Kennedys had been warned about playing around on the ski slopes, about the danger of mixing impromptu football games with one of winter's most beloved but demanding pastimes.<br><br>The decades-old family tradition was shattered by the death of Michael Kennedy, the 39-year-old son of the late Robert F. Kennedy.<br><br>He died of head and neck injuries after an accident on an Aspen Mountain ski slope on New Year's Eve. Kennedy, by all accounts an excellent skier, apparently lost control of one ski and crashed headfirst into a tree.<br><br>Kennedy had reportedly caught a snowpacked water bottle being tossed around as a makeshift football at the time of the accident. He and a number of family members and friends were on a slope for intermediate skiers called Copper Bowl, skiing at the end of the day when conditions often become icy.<br><br>"I was in the middle of the run about 15 feet away from him," a 30-year-old New Yorker who spoke on the condition of anonymity said in today's Boston Herald. "All of a sudden I saw him hit. It happened in a microsecond."<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Dr. Robert Kurtzman</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, a forensic pathologist, said initial toxicology tests showed there was no alcohol or drugs in Kennedy's body. Kennedy had said last year that he was battling alcoholism.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.recordonline.com/1998/01/01-02-98/skifo.htm">www.recordonline.com/1998.../skifo.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Thank you Aspen Institute!

Postby sunny » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:06 pm

Isn't there a huge CIA base under construction in Colorado?<br><br>Didn't HST live near Aspen?<br><br>Man, all the roots are turning (toward Colorado) <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Thank you Aspen Institute!

Postby Gouda » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:09 pm

Yes, HST also took his leave from the Aspen area. Of course I checked if it was Dr. Kurtzman who also examined Hunter after his death, but no. Question: who is it, a bigwig Saudi methinks, that has a huge estate near Thompson's cabin out there? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Thank you Aspen Institute!

Postby sunny » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:13 pm

Wasn't that Prince Bandhar "Bush"? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Thank you Aspen Institute!

Postby Avalon » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:19 pm

Prince Bandar. Yes, THAT Prince Bandar.<br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>*What or Who could "Counselor" refer to?<br><br>Aspen Times<br><br>Sheriff deputies and an ambulance responded to a call around 6 p.m. for a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Thompson's residence, a neighbor said. By 6:30 p.m., Thompson's home at 1278 Woody Creek Road was sealed off by a sheriff's van.<br><br>Shortly thereafter, a counselor with Aspen Counseling Center, a local organization that provides support for victims at crime scenes, arrived at the residence. An unidentified man leaving the property said "there are a lot of hurt family members up [at the house]."<br><br>*WHO WAS THE UNIDENTIFIED MAN? The counselor was from the Aspen Counselling Center.<br><br>Aspen Counseling Center<br><br><br>*Here are the names of the Board of Directors and Staff of the Aspen Valley Medical Association. Any names ring a bell?<br><br>2004 Governing Board of Directors <br><br>*The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation is launching a propaganda campaign to associate HST's "suicide" with mental illness and substance abuse. <br><br>*The Coroner in Pitkin County, Steve Ayers did not order a toxicology report on HST as he figures that substance abuse did NOT factor in and is NOT relevant. Why?<br><br>*This contradicts something he has stated before: <br><br>"Dr. Steve Ayers, an emergency room doctor and Pitkin County coroner, estimated that at least 50 percent of the trauma cases - murders, suicides, injuries from car wrecks and other similar events - are drug or alcohol related. That number has always been significant, but more patients are being admitted via the emergency room for problems created by drug or alcohol use, he said.<br><br>*Who is this Steve Ayers, and why did he change his opinion on toxicology ?<br><br>*As late as 2001, Ayers was just an Emergency room specialist.<br><br>*Prince Bandar and the Aspen Medical Foundation have a cozy relationship. What if we follow the money?<br><br>1998: Level III Trauma Center at Aspen Valley Hospital is renovated thanks to a generous gift from HRH Prince Bandar.<br><br>His $325,000 donation to Aspen Valley Medical Foundation helped fund construction of a new trauma center at Aspen Valley Hospital, said Kris Marsh, foundation president. He also gave $500,000 to the foundation for a CAT scanner several years ago, she said.<br><br>posted by T.R.U. Tyranny Response Unit News </em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://trunews.blogspot.com/2005/03/some-hunter-s-thompson-questions.html">trunews.blogspot.com/2005...tions.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br> <p></p><i></i>
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DIA

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:22 pm

Denver's High Weirdness has been in-your-face for a while now..DIA is the High Weirdness Capital of the friggin Universe.<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://thewebfairy.com/green/murals003.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p>____________________<br>Oderint, dum metuant</p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=etinarcadiaego@rigorousintuition>et in Arcadia ego</A>  <IMG HEIGHT=10 WIDTH=10 SRC="http://www.sickle666.com/images/Arcadia.jpg" BORDER=0> at: 7/7/06 12:22 pm<br></i>
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Re: DIA

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:41 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Illness as a Catalyst for Spiritual Transformation<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>wow. "Medicus quietus." <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Better than Bilderberg!

Postby Gouda » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:28 am

The Aspen Festival has been great so far: startlingly fresh new thinking confirming all my preconceived notions! The tutorial called "Illness as a Catalyst for Spiritual Transformation" could not have been more timely, what with Ken and all; and even moreso since many of us have come down with a weird para-flu-like sickness, just like Colin did: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://blogs.theatlantic.com/aspen/index.php?/archives/20-Rocky-Mountain-High.html">blogs.theatlantic.com/asp...-High.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> & <br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://blogs.theatlantic.com/aspen/index.php?/archives/30-America-In-Foreign-Eyes.html">blogs.theatlantic.com/asp...-Eyes.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>So here is where we are going after Enron, where our transformation lies: for example, yesterday I attended a session on Global Dynamics where Colin Powell called for Guantanamo to be closed (before he and many others succumbed to “alpine attitude *sic* sickness”) - <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://blogs.theatlantic.com/aspen/index.php?/archives/29-Powell-Close-Guantanamo-Now.html">blogs.theatlantic.com/asp...o-Now.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> - later, I listened to the wisdom of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, one of Tibet’s highest incarnate lamas, at the “Ruling Your World" session. I can add that the seminars on US education (sponsored by Boeing) and on the Environment (sponsored by GE) were brilliant. Can't wait to hear what old Karl Rove has to say on Sunday. (I wonder where he has been these last few days? No one has been able to corner him for a drink.)<br><br>What else am I picking up on the thin wind here? Well, there seems to be heavy support for third, <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>centrist</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> parties and leaders to emerge to bridge the growing party divide: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://blogs.theatlantic.com/aspen/index.php?/archives/25-Billionaires-For-President.html">blogs.theatlantic.com/asp...ident.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>All in all, this is much better than this year's staid, crusty old Bilderberger meeting. And this one is openly covered by the <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Atlantic Monthly</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->: <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://blogs.theatlantic.com/aspen/">blogs.theatlantic.com/aspen/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>James Fallows, moderator: <br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>The View From the Moderator's Chair<br><br>According to the program, I moderated two sessions today: <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth" </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->and "Does Globalization Undermine Democracy?" But "moderate" is the wrong verb for my role in the first, at any rate. This featured Harvard's Ben Friedman talking about his new book of the same title. It argues that <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>we are right to be so much preoccupied with economic growth, not only because growth brings material progress but at least as much because it is an engine of social, political and even moral advance.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>It is an unusual perspective, and I wondered how it would be received by Aspen's green-tinged liberal-leaning attenders. They loved it. So did I:</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> During Ben's presentation I "moderated" by smiling benignly as he did all the work, persuasively setting out his argument, listening attentively to questions, and answering them carefully. It was quite a performance. (Ben's, I mean.) The book is excellent too.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=gouda@rigorousintuition>Gouda</A> at: 7/8/06 3:33 am<br></i>
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Re: Better than Bilderberg!

Postby NewKid » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:45 am

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>* DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP<br>What The American People Really Want: An In-Depth View of the Electorate, July 2006<br>Pollster Doug Schoen presents results of an Aspen Ideas Festival poll of the American public<br><br>* AMERICAN EXPERIENCE<br>Sponsored by Altria<br>Can the United States Still Afford To Be a Nation of Immigrants?<br>David Kennedy<br><br>* Sorting Out the Truth: Fake News, Spin and Inaccuracy in the Media<br>Richard Cohen<br>Jim Fallows<br>Laura Ingraham<br>Priscilla Painton<br>Moderator: Evan Thomas<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br><br><br>Breathtaking. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Better than Bilderberg!

Postby Gouda » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:48 am

Yes, thin air up there. Some hot air too, floating a few balloons... <p></p><i></i>
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Postby robertdreed » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:49 am

* In Conversation with Karl Rove<br>Karl Rove<br>Moderator: Walter Isaacson<br>Location: Harris Hall <p></p><i></i>
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