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Posted by don_socal socal (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 2:46

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
Marshall McLuhan

History is a vast early warning system.
Norman Cousins

A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.
Frank A. Clark

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RE: quotes 3 - 12 -13

The trouble is that we tend to overlook those warning systems, just as we do with weather warnings, the flashing lights of traffic problems and the warnings of everyday occurences. When it comes to history, the same mistakes are made over and over again in almost every generation.

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Early warning doesn't work, because each generation is sure they can improve the procedure and make it fail-save

RE: quotes 3 - 12 -13

Living in CA ,I sure would like an early warning about an approaching earthquake and I would heed the warning.

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