Extreme short-term thinking seems like a particularly nasty form of selfishness. Not only do people interested only in the short-term sell out other people, but they sell out themselves twenty, ten, or two years down the line.
Eh, I'm just ranting again. Nevermind me.
I can't get on lj because I forgot my password, and I'd have to log into my nc.rr.com email address to get it reset - which I can't do, because they block all web-based email services. It's dumb.
But we should be home pretty soon, so I suppose we can continue to deal with it... They have been sending you emails to keep you up on the situation, right? Somehow in the week that we had no internet, the email portion of the server got so backlogged that it won't do anything now. And apparently nobody on board knows how to fix it, so we're stuck like this till we get home.
The rich get rich, and the poor get poorer. The haves get more, the have-nots die.