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George Polisner

"Improve the quality and dignity of people's lives through a new social values driven economy."

Lincoln City, OR, USA
male, age 58
married, 3 children
Joined Jul 6, 2005
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Joined Jul 6, 2005 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
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Hometown Austin, TX 
Birthday March 18, 1960  
About Me Stressed out, over-caffeineated Taoist, dad, husband, vegetarian (nearly a vegan -darn that cheese pizza!) and founder of ( ).
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Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Taoism  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me Took every last cent I made during a 25 year technology career to found
My Philosophy We can make money and lose money -but time we never get back. It is precious, use it wisely -and help others.
What Gives Me Hope The new wave of business leadership that seeks to balance social values and profit -like Randy Paynter and Care2!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Campaign Finance Reform.
What/who changed my life and why "A Journey Through These Economic Times" by John Kenneth Galbraith and "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver teaching me the significance of economics and the local community economy.
What Bugs Me Hunger, Poverty, Corporations that treat labor unfairly, Corporations that pollute, Hyper-consumerism, Unelected Presidents and their Admin., Cell Phones, Exploitation of power  
Passions, A fair and sustainable economy  
Inspirations Randy Paynter, People that stand up to power, Dr. Kevin Danaher, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., My Wife, John Lennon, John Kenneth Galbraith  
What Scares Me  
Role Models John Kenneth Galbraith, Noam Chomsky, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy Jr  
Quotation Fire Cools, Water Seeks its Own Level
Interests My wife and children, using economics and technology to improv, reading, hiking  
Books The Poisonwood Bible, A Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, Anything by John Kenneth Galbraith  
Music Wyclef Jean, U2, Coldplay, Cocteau Twins, David Byrne, the Cranberries, Laurie Anderson  
Movies The Big Lebowski, Henry Fool, Smoke Signals, V for Vendetta, Syriana, A Power of One, Good Will Hunting, Good Night and Good Luck, The Majestic, Shawshank Redemption, The Natural  
TV Shows Curb Your Enthusasim, Law and Order, House  
Favorite Foods Veggie Burrito from La Cumbre in San Mat, Amy's Vegetarian Frozen Foods, Tofurky!  
Favorite Places Watching the Pacific from either Half Mo, La Jolla or Kauai, Santa Fe, Manhattan  
Can't Live Without Air, Water, Food, Shelter, DSL  
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