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Re: Gen X,Y,Z: 2 Urgent NH Events on Local Self Government Aug 19 & 25
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2016, 10:59:44 am »

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LIBERTY NEEDS
Government of, by and for all of the people
OR
Mutual Self-Help of, by and for all of the people

We have freedom to define words for our convenience and to most people ideal government means mutual self-help.

REALITY
Knowledge is consciousness1 and subconscious2 (1. perception, emotion, thought; 2. memory, will, reason)

Caring is the most important aspect of reality and the cause of reality.

Physical reality is virtual reality to our consciousness.
The physical is known only via consciousness. Outside of consciousness, nothing physical is known or knowable.
The spiritual is similar to the physical, but possibly more stable.
The physical is preparation for the spiritual.

CONTROL
As beings of limited consciousness, we do not have total control of ourselves.
We have partial control.

Malevolent or overly selfish beings seek to control others besides themselves. That is moral immaturity. All are morally immature and the nature of the immature is to mature.

Maturation increases caring and happiness.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Reaching our true goals brings us happiness.
Most people don't know their true goals. They're accustomed to letting others or events guide them through life. This leaves them more or less unhappy.

Immorality or moral immaturity means seeking to control others without helping them learn to control their own destinies. Immorality does not lead to true happiness.

Reaching our destination requires that we know what our desired destination is. Most people hop aboard any old vessel that looks good without knowing its destination, or if it has one.
It makes sense to choose a specific destination, which is our true goal, in order to have a realistic pursuit of happiness.

DISCOVERING TRUE GOALS
A writing exercise can help us know our true goals.
We write in detail what an ideal routine day, not a vacation day, would involve.
We select the essential elements of our ideal routine day writing and those become our true goals.
We make plans to reach each goal by starting with the goal and deciding what subgoal may be needed to reach the goal, and doing the same for each subgoal, until we come to a subgoal we can do immediately.
Then we start to accomplish each subgoal in reverse order.
When we come to obstacles, we ask others for help to overcome them, or we revise our chain of subgoals.

MY TRUE GOAL
1. to have a compatible woman companion
2. and to play a major role in the most effective nonprofit organization/s etc for making the world an increasingly better place for all

Besides FSP, I'm looking into http://CELDF.org , which is Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, because it seems to help local communities defend themselves against big government and big corporations (which own most government).

What other idealistic orgs are there?
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Re: 2 Urgent NH Events on Local Self Government Aug 18 & 25 (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2016, 01:42:56 pm »

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Two Important Liberty Events for Local Self-Government #1. Aug 18 Plymouth and #2. Aug 25 Concord.

#1. AUGUST 18) Pease Library in Plymouth, NH

RSVP at https://wtp2-peaselibrary-plymouthnh.eventbrite.com

WHEN
    Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
    Pease Public Library – 1 Russell Street, Plymouth, NH 03264

Free parking available.
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#2. AUGUST 25) Red River Theatres in Concord, NH

RSVP at https://wtp2-rrt-concordnh.eventbrite.com

WHEN
    Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
    Red River Theatres Inc – 11 S Main St # L1, Concord, NH 03301

Free parking at the Capitol Commons Parking Garage
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Re: Thursday Aug 18 Plymouth, NH on Local Self Government (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2016, 09:24:45 pm »

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Please read the latter part of the previous post, which shows that liberals are already working effectively to draft legislation that forcefully acknowledges the right of all local communities to self-government, that outweighs other laws of states and national governments, except for civil rights.

If at all possible, attend the event tomorrow (Thursday 6pm) in Plymouth, or the one next week in Concord. Locations are shown above.

I will post further info here about what CELDF has been doing in NH and a few other states to promote meaningful local self-government. I'll post some ordinances and charters that they have helped communities draft and pass into law, which have been effective in ending abuses by large corporations. Some of the language is very libertarian and should serve as templates for Free Towns and for New Hampshire as a Free State. CELDF is already thinking ahead and thinking holistically. They have a feasible plan for changing the state constitution as well as the U.S. Constitution. They have also helped another country adopt similar language in their constitution, i.e. Ecuador.

CELDF seems a bit extremist about the "rights" of the ecosystem, although perhaps not too extremist, and they seem a little naive about "democracy" and majority rule. Republics are more viable than democracies. I would urge them to favor supermajority rule, rather than simple majority rule. I would say simple majority rule is 50+% rule, while supermajority rule would be at least 75+% rule, where there is a simple majority plus a majority of the remaining minority. This would help reduce hasty and unwise legislating and help prevent majorities from abusing minorities.

Right?
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Re: URGENT: Aug 25 (Thur 6pm) Concord, NH on Local Self Government (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2016, 10:46:38 pm »

FYI, there's a Garry Johnson rally  in Concord on the courthouse steps at 6:30 on August 25th

https://www.johnsonweld.com/new_hampshire_rally


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Re: URGENT: Aug 25 (Thur 6pm) Concord, NH on Local Self Government (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2016, 07:29:39 am »

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URGENT: Aug 25 (Thur 6pm) Concord, NH on Local Self Government [Free States, Free Towns, etc.]

RSVP at https://wtp2-rrt-concordnh.eventbrite.com

WHEN
    Thursday, August 25 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
    Red River Theatres Inc – 11 S Main St # L1, Concord, NH 03301

Free parking at the Capitol Commons Parking Garage

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About the Events

New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) is hosting a sneak preview of We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution.

The documentary, presented by Tree Media and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), tells the story of people across the U.S. who have faced decades of environmental assaults – such as fracking and sludging of farmland – and what they are doing about it. These communities, like a growing number of communities in New Hampshire, recognize ecosystems at home and around the globe are collapsing under inherently unsustainable laws and governing structures – what many have called a “corporate state”.

Projects such as Northern Pass, industrial wind projects, sludging, corporate water withdrawals, and fracked gas infrastructure threaten Granite State communities. The film shares how people here, and abroad, are working with CELDF and organizing to stop these assaults in their own communities through rights-based laws, which ban the harms as a violation of rights.

New Hampshire communities are joining together to lay the foundation for the sustainable future they envision. Through the power of the vote, we want to codify our right of local community self-government through a proposed Community Rights amendment to the state constitution. Further, we are joining together across states to advance democratic and environmental rights, building the next people’s movement through Community Rights.

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About New Hampshire Community Rights Network

Since 2006, CELDF has been assisting the people of New Hampshire to build a grassroots movement advancing community rights and protecting themselves from corporate water withdrawals, unsustainable energy development, and gas pipelines. Through codifying community rights and banning harmful activities as violations of those rights, these Towns are elevating the rights of communities and nature above the claimed “rights” of corporations.

CELDF supported the founding of the New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) by Granite Staters in 2013, to educate residents and elected officials in New Hampshire about the right of local community self-government. Residents gathered from across the state to seat the Board of Directors in Barnstead, NH – where the Community Rights people’s movement began. In 2006 at Town Meeting, Barnstead enacted a first-in-the-nation rights-based local law, prohibiting water extractions by asserting the rights of residents to water and to local self-government, and rejecting the corporate claimed right to take community water.

NHCRN has grown to include more than fifteen NH communities who understand that, as important as it is to change law locally, those changes must be driven to the state level. NHCRN members are calling for state level change, such that every community is freed from the oppression of assumed corporate “rights,” as well as from state, federal, or international preemptions carried out on behalf of corporations. Such preemptions unjustly override local authority and deny people’s fundamental rights.

The state is charged with protecting citizen’s rights – the most fundamental of all being a self-governing people, and the right to change government – particularly noted in the New Hampshire State Constitution, Part First, Bill of Rights, Article 10, the Right of Revolution –

Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.

To remedy the present illegitimate use of government to deny community rights, CELDF has partnered with NHCRN to draft the NH Community Rights Amendment HCACR 14, adding Article 40, Right of Local Community Self-Government to the New Hampshire State Constitution’s Bill of Rights. NHCRN proposed the amendment to legislators. Representative Susan Emerson of Rindge sponsored the amendment, which has gained bi-partisan support from both the House and Senate.

If the measure is approved by the legislature and adopted by New Hampshire voters, the New Hampshire state constitution will specifically recognize the right of communities to ban unsustainable development, and put in place stronger environmental protections than in state and federal law.

http://nhcommunityrights.org

http://celdf.org/join-the-movement/where-we-work/state-national-networks/new-hampshire-community-rights-network/
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Re: Change(ing) the Damn System (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2016, 09:19:00 pm »

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Why we must amend the NH Constitution
(See whole article at:) http://www.fosters.com/news/20160914/why-we-must-amend-nh-constitution

As we can see, there should be no shyness about the right and authority of the people of New Hampshire to change their constitution and style of government when the living generation finds that old ways and new wrongs have the effect of depriving them of their unalienable rights and their ability to govern their own communities.

Systemic errors in our current state and national governments result in violations of the right of local community self-government. It is beyond argument that these violations are real, constant, and have gone without remedy by elected representatives and the court system of the state. It has been left to the people to take corrective action, by demanding constitutional change that will guarantee in specific, unassailable terms that it is the people who govern, that they have the authority, power and right to enact and enforce laws in their own communities that prevent the state from empowering corporations to violate community rights under color of state law.

In the name of the people, the state creates corporations by issuing charters. Corporations are therefore creatures of the state, and governable in their existence and in their actions by the people. But a long train of abuses and usurpations, in which courts and legislatures have elevated corporate power over general community rights suggests an unspoken plan to reduce our democratic rights to proportions manageable by a corporate minority. It is, as our state constitution enumerates, "the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind."

The peaceful remedy for these wrongs is for our state legislature to support the New Hampshire Community Rights Amendment and allow the people of the state to decide whether or not to adopt it as part of our constitution. This amendment has been drafted and proposed by the New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN). Contact NHCRN at info@nhcommunityrights.org.

Michelle Sanborn is the New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN)coordinator. She lives in Alexandria.
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Re: Prep to Amend NH Constitution (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2016, 12:16:14 pm »

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(See Why We Must Change the NH Constitution in previous recent post)

Local Self-Government:
Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Prylnj4NQ8
Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains how "We The People" are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and dismantle corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say "no" to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn't, because it would violate the corporation's "rights" and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal - their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming. It worked! The corporation left town. Pittsburgh upshifted the approach: Rather than define what we don't want, define what we DO want. Their "Right to Water" stopped natural gas fracking in the city. Ordinances like this have been passed in over 150 communities in 9 states. Tune in to learn how this works. Episode 258. [ http://paulcienfuegos.com, http://celdf.org, YouTube channel "Community Rights TV" and http://communityrightspdx.org ]

Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule, part 2
- "I'm not aware of any other social movement going on in the US today that has the power to challenge and win against corporate rule, push back and dismantle corporate rights, and enshrine rights for actual human beings," asserts Community Rights educator and organizer Paul Cienfuegos.
- Local Community Rights ordinances are not only stripping "rights" from corporations, but asserting that nature has rights. Two Oregon counties have submitted a "Right to Local Food Systems" ordinance which forbids genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and protects heritage seeds. Even more, it asserts the right to fully-functioning natural communities, even requiring a corporation to restore whatever it has disrupted.
- Are these ordinances being challenged? Yes they are, but Paul explains how corporation leaders who want to sue are forced to do so on the community's terms - a brilliant strategy. Episode 259. [paulcienfuegos.com, celdf.org, YouTube channel "Community Rights TV", communityrightspdx.org]
- Peak Moment TV exists because of viewers like you. Subscribe to news and donate at http://www.peakmoment.tv , right side. Thanks for being in the Peak Moment community.

The Right of Local Self-Government: This is What Democracy (Actually) Looks Like
http://paulcienfuegos.com/right-local-self-government-what-democracy-actually-looks
- The colonists struggle with British rule illustrates how community self- government took shape as the foundation of the American system of constitutional law.
- [Error:] We believe that if a local community majority cannot exercise its authority to protect its own health and welfare, then we cannot honestly claim that we live in a democratic society [Error: We live in a Republic, not a Democracy; majorities have no more right to rule than minorities; Supermajority Rule is best for all].

Home Rule Charters as Models of Enshrining Community Rights into Local Law-Making
http://paulcienfuegos.com/home-rule-charters-models-enshrining-community-rights-local-law-making

The Cancer Industrial Complex & the Profitable Misery It Causes – Here’s What We Must Do (Part 6 of 6)
http://paulcienfuegos.com/cancer-now-1-killer-22-states-%E2%80%93-here%E2%80%99s-what-we-must-do-part-6-6

The Supreme Court: Acting as our King & Inventing corporate "rights" (Part 6)
http://paulcienfuegos.com/supreme-court-acting-our-king-inventing-corporate-rights-part-6

Why do We the People allow corporate crime to be regulated instead of being outlawed?
http://paulcienfuegos.com/why-do-we-people-allow-corporate-crime-be-regulated-instead-being-outlawed

'Demand Progress' falls short in its defense of Net Neutrality
http://paulcienfuegos.com/demand-progress-falls-short-its-defense-net-neutrality-0

Labor Must Challenge Corporate Rule
http://paulcienfuegos.com/labor-must-challenge-corporate-rule

State Preemption vs the Right of Local Governments to Protect Our Health & Welfare: Colorado Makes History
http://paulcienfuegos.com/state-preemption-vs-right-local-governments-protect-our-health-welfare-colorado-makes-history

Why is Corporate Destruction of Our Planet Fully Protected Under Law, While Our Opposition is Either Ineffective or Illegal?
http://paulcienfuegos.com/why-corporate-destruction-our-planet-fully-protected-under-law-while-our-opposition-either-ineffecti

Imagining a MASSIVE Shift of Activism from National to Local
http://paulcienfuegos.com/imagining-massive-shift-activism-national-local

Taking OUR Local Mass Media Back From Large Corporations
http://paulcienfuegos.com/taking-our-local-mass-media-back-large-corporations
[M]ost Americans, regardless of their political party, age, gender, or location, are extremely concerned about the corporatization of our society and its media, and are capable of working together - across ideological boundaries - to insist that our local mainstream media in every American community become responsive to the people of that place, or be replaced by a locally controlled institution better suited to meet their needs.

Imagining a City Where Renters & Property Owners Enjoy Fully Equal Rights Under Law
http://paulcienfuegos.com/imagining-city-where-renters-property-owners-enjoy-fully-equal-rights-under-law

Reclaiming Our Historic Authority: How "We the People" Once Defined and Controlled Corporations…
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/27

Paradigm Shift: Challenging Corporate Authority 2000
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/19

An Interview with Don Wedll about Native American Lawmaking
http://paulcienfuegos.com/interview-don-wedll-about-native-american-lawmaking

An Interview with Winona LaDuke about Real Native Sovereignty
http://paulcienfuegos.com/interview-winona-laduke-about-real-native-sovereignty

Imagining What We Might Achieve if Conservation groups & Labor unions & ...
http://paulcienfuegos.com/imagining-what-we-might-achieve-if-conservation-groups-labor-unions-social-justice-groups-neighborho

Let’s Start Thinking About "Law" in a Whole New Way in historical Indigenous societies, laws that were unjust or illegitimate were not even considered law at all
http://paulcienfuegos.com/let%E2%80%99s-start-thinking-about-law-whole-new-way

Tired of fake organic food and phony eco-forestry lumber? Get ready for marijuana – brought to you by Monsanto Corporation!
http://paulcienfuegos.com/tired-fake-organic-food-and-phony-eco-forestry-lumber-get-ready-marijuana-%E2%80%93-brought-you-monsanto-cor

A Community Bill of Rights TEMPLATE for Portland, Oregon
http://paulcienfuegos.com/community-bill-rights-template-portland-oregon

The Community Rights Movement and the Arc of Nonviolent Social Change
http://paulcienfuegos.com/community-rights-movement-and-arc-nonviolent-social-change

Organizers Training for the Community Rights Movement
http://paulcienfuegos.com/organizers-training-community-rights-movement-0

The Mondragon Cooperative Experience: A Model for Richmond, California?
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/60

Monroe, Maine rejects corporate personhood on June 14th at its annual Town Meeting
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/52

(Model) Resolution to Free Democracy from Corporate Control
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/47

A Core List of Books for Dismantling Corporate Rule
http://paulcienfuegos.com/node/37

The day some Seattle teachers said "NO" to standardized tests
The teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle continue to refuse to administer an absolutely ridiculous test to their students. The story about the teachers' unanimous decision has spread like wildfire to other schools across the country. In New York, 150 school principals co-signed a letter saying they are in full agreement. The Student Union's of many cities are organizing walk-outs on tests. The Garfield teachers cannot afford to lose this high-stakes battle for the future of public education. Shall we have corporate-run charter schools? Or can we somehow manage to reverse this ugly trend? Here's a very impressive 21-minute documentary to watch and share widely: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/03/13/the-day-some-seattle-teachers-said-no-to-standardized-tests/. And then ask yourself: can we afford to continue to resist one corporate/state assault on our public education system after another, or is it perhaps time for us to draft, city by town, a legally-binding locally-enforceable Community Bill of Rights that frees our public schools from ALL corporate influence, and puts ALL key decision-making back in the hands of the parents, teachers, students, and local government? No, this is not a pipe dream. The Community Rights PDX group has drafted just such a plank as part of our Community Bill of Rights template.
These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/pencils-down
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Earth At Risk part 4 - Thomas Linzey of the CELDF Explains why the constitution is for Rich People
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjYT-RObWv4

CELDF Community Rights Primer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTr3lr2GQTY

Legal Community Rights To Stop Corporate Exploitation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_inFgYUsKA
1:04:xx States can expand on the Bill of Rights. CELDF promotes similar local expansion and drafts wording of ordinances to prevent challenges from corporations, the state and the federal government. CELDF countersues corporations for seeking to deny a community self-government. Communities are forming Community Rights Networks. A 7 State network is seeking just change at the federal level.
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Re: Change the Damn System (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2016, 11:45:43 am »

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(Previous post explains that NH should change its constitution. Support Community Rights.)

Waterville Residents Ban Pipelines and Compressor Stations through Adopting Community Bill of Rights
http://celdf.org/2016/11/pr-waterville-residents-ban-pipelines-compressor-stations-adopting-community-bill-rights

November 8, 2016

CONTACT:
Tish O’Dell, Ohio Community Organizer
440-552-6774
tish@celdf.org

WATERVILLE, OH: Today the voters in Waterville overwhelmingly approved the Waterville Community Bill of Rights Charter Amendment by a vote of 60% to 40%. Waterville joins a growing number of communities throughout Ohio and the U.S. that are codifying their right to clean air, water, local democratic decision-making, and sustainability. The City’s Charter Amendment prohibits the Nexus pipeline and a proposed compressor station as violations of these rights.

Both projects threaten residents and local ecosystems. The pipeline risks leaks and explosions, and the compressor station would cause harm through polluting emissions and noise.

Residents sought a remedy to stop these threats through their local elected officials, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Ohio EPA. Finding none, they requested the support of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) to help protect themselves.

As residents came together to safeguard their own health, safety, and welfare, opposition from the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development groups came out in force. Some were from outside the City. Residents were undaunted and understood no one else was going to protect them.

According to Cheryl Bourland, a member of the community group Protecting Air Waterville (PAW), “Once we heard the facts at an Ohio EPA Air Permit hearing about the chemicals that would be released annually into the air we breathe, we knew we had to stop this. What we were shocked to learn was that all levels of government told us we didn’t have the right to stop the pipeline. We disagree. That is why we advanced our Community Bill of Rights. A pipeline company’s profits should never be considered above the health and safety of the people in a community.”

Kelly Jacobs, a mother and member of PAW, stated, “I was astounded when I heard our Community Bill of Rights referred to as ‘unconstitutional.’  I was taught that in a democracy the power came from the people and that we do have the right to pass laws.  Complacency will not facilitate change. I wanted to show my children that we have a voice.  Sometimes you have to be the match that starts fire – perhaps Standing Rock is just the beginning.”

 
Ohio Communities Not Alone

Ohio residents are advancing Community Rights as part of the broader Community Rights Movement building across the United States. Local communities and state Community Rights Networks are partnering with CELDF to advance fundamental democratic and environmental rights. They are working with CELDF to establish Community Rights and the Rights of Nature in law, and prohibit extraction, fracking, factory farming, water privatization, and other industrial activities as violations of those rights. Communities are joining together within and across states, working with CELDF to advance systemic change – recognizing our existing system of law and governance as inherently undemocratic and unsustainable.

 
Additional Information

For additional information on Waterville, contact CELDF at info@celdf.org. To learn about the Ohio Community Rights Network, visit ohiocrn.org. To learn about the Community Rights Movement, visit celdf.org.

About CELDF — Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordable legal services to communities facing threats to their local environment, local agriculture, local economy, and quality of life. Its mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.

CELDF
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Re: Change the Damn System (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2016, 11:56:23 am »

(See Ohio town Community Rights success in previous post.)

Highland Township PA Bans Injection Wells, Rebukes Corporate Rule
http://celdf.org/2016/11/pr-highland-township-bans-injection-wells-rebukes-corporate-rule

Nov 8, 2016
Voters make history, adopting Home Rule Charter despite industry allies’ threats and intimidation

CONTACT:
Chad Nicholson
207.541.3649
chad@celdf.org

Highland Township, Elk County, PA:  Tonight, voters in Highland Township (pop. 500) approved a historic measure, adopting a rights-based Home Rule Charter by a vote of 55% to 45%. The Charter – akin to a local constitution – prohibits frack wastewater injection wells, ensures fair taxation, and allows Township residents to democratically enact laws through an initiative process if the Township Supervisors fail to adequately represent the people.

Residents have been fighting to protect themselves from a frack wastewater injection well proposed by Seneca Resources since 2012. Seneca has a long history of permit violations, and injection wells have been linked to earthquakes and water contamination. Residents requested help from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). In 2013, the Township adopted a Community Bill of Rights ordinance banning injections wells.

The battle since then has been complex. Earlier this year, under pressure from Seneca, Township Supervisors repealed the Community Bill of Rights ordinance. Anticipating that their Supervisors would cave, residents sought other ways to expand local control, resulting in their adoption of the Home Rule Charter tonight. The Charter was written by the elected Government Study Commission (GSC), with CELDF’s assistance, over the summer. The people’s decisive vote to adopt their Charter is the latest volley in this epic fight between a community and a massive gas corporation, and is a direct rebuke to local elected officials who have refused to serve and protect the community.

GSC Chairman John Guras said, “The Government Study Commission has worked tirelessly to draft a new Charter that would serve our residents. We attempted to include as many voices as possible in the Charter’s drafting, and with tonight’s vote, our work has paid off.”

Township resident Marsha Buhl stated, “It’s been a difficult few years for our Township, as we’ve been fighting to keep our water safe and to have our rights protected. Tonight’s vote represents a great new chapter for our community, and will ensure that it’s the people who live here, not a gas corporation, who make the decisions for our community’s future.”

Pennsylvania Communities Part of Growing Movement
For additional information, contact http://CELDF.org at info@celdf.org. To learn about the Pennsylvania  Community Rights Network, visit http://pacommunityrights.org . To learn about the Community Rights Movement, visit http://CELDF.org .

About CELDF — Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordable legal services to communities facing threats to their local environment, local agriculture, local economy, and quality of life. Its mission is to build sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.
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Somaliland a Great Role Model (Gen XYZ)
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2016, 01:15:08 pm »

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(See also previous two posts on Local Governments Rejecting Corporate Rule)

In Somaliland, less money has brought more democracy: Unable to access foreign aid, Somaliland's government has had to negotiate with citizens and business leaders for financial support – and provide stability and democracy in return
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/aug/26/somaliland-less-money-more-democracy
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Message to Trump & America (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2016, 03:52:02 pm »

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Former CIA Spy Has A Christmas Message For Trump
by Tyler Durden
Dec 24, 2016 12:52 PM
Submitted by Robert Steele via http://TheMindUnleashed.com,

"Dear Mr. Trump,
Unity
#1 You are not only an accidental president, you are a fringe president. 27% of the eligible voters elected you (1% more than elected Barack Obama). 26% of the eligible voters hate you with the passion common to the brain-washed or brain-dead, and 47% did not vote at all. Trump won against all odds (20-1 at best, 200-1 at worst) because Hillary Clinton was not able to use the same electronic voting fraud against you that she used to steal thirteen primaries from Bernie Sanders. That was the big one; in combination with her calling us all “deplorables,” her spaz attack in NYC, her doctor and nurse in constant attendance, and of course the emails leaked by insiders – not the Russians, John Brennan is a liar plain and simple – she lost more than you won. A miracle. Get a grip. You do not represent all of us, you represent 27% of us, and fixing that should be your first priority. Here is the political landscape – note that the Establishment – the two-party tyranny that opposed you to the bitter end – controls 30% of the vote. Your mission is to mobilize the 47% who did not vote in 2016, toward joining the Movement you lead in time to impact on 2018, while embracing the Sandernistas and the Libertarians and Tea Party Conservatives to the fullest extent.

End Corruption
#2 You cannot govern responsibly as long as our electoral system is corrupt. The electoral system is rigged twelve different ways not counting George Soros’ funding of protestors and the occasional false flag shooting of cops to be blamed on blacks. Although you spoke to a rigged system, and your allies blocked Hillary Clinton from leveraging the electronic voting fraud option she used so successfully against Bernie Sanders, there are at least two sucking chest wounds in our political process that you need to address, ideally before you submit a single nomination to the Senate. First, you must free the Members from their dependence on campaign finance controlled by the extreme wealthy, the banks, and the various industrial complexes, from the agricultural to the educational to the military to the pharmaceutical to the prison complexes. Second, you must break the back of the two-party tyranny and open the halls of Congress to a swing vote – Independents and members of small parties. I had to run for president in 2012 to learn that there are six accredited small parties (eligible for matching federal funds) that are blocked from ballot access by the two-party tyranny. The Republican Party is delusional in thinking that it can avoid the same implosion that befell the Democratic Party. Now is the time for you to go direct to the public, mobilize the 47%, and demand an Electoral Reform Act of 2017 – a Unity Act. The system is rigged twelve different ways. Challenge Senator Chuck Schumer on this, and if he fights you, bury him.

Reorganizing
#3 The media purveys fake news. Between now and Inauguration Day you should ask Mike Flynn, your National Security Advisor, to sit down with Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale (Giles-Parscale), Andrew Garfield (Glevum Associates), and me, to discuss the repurposing of the White House floor space and resources now wasted on the fake news press. In my view, this space could house the National Security Advisor and a Grand Strategy Cell that is directly supportive of your thinking about Whole of Government strategy and policy; a Trump Studio that broadcasts a mix of Trump appointees, subject matter experts, and regular Public Briefings that cannot be filtered or manipulated by the corrupt media and are vastly superior to the crap you are getting in the President’s Daily Brief; a presidential polling unit under Kellyanne’s direct control but leveraging the extraordinary methodologies of Andrew Garfield and Glevum Associates as well as others far superior to the mediocrities used by the media during the campaign; and an Open Source element that can give you 90% of what you need in the way of decision-support at very low cost – with the added advantage that being unclassified, this intelligence can be shared widely.

Grand Strategy
#4 Ike Eisenhower was the last president to have a grand strategy – you need one. The US Government (USG) has not had a Grand Strategy since Project Solarium was commissioned by President Ike Eisenhower in 1953. As you strive to overcome decades of irresponsible spending and bad management across all the government stovepipes, the single fastest way to get both your Cabinet nominees and the Senate leaders of the oversight committees on the same page is to have a one-week retreat in which a Grand Strategy is devised for Whole of Government – not only for national security, but for domestic security and prosperity as well. Such a retreat would begin with a proper briefing on the ten high-level threats to humanity (eight of which the secret intelligence community ignores); it would have a broad range of subject matter experts present to brief on the documented 50% waste across each government domain and the true cost of proposed alternative courses of action; and it would illuminate how you can end borrowing, achieve a balanced budget, and still finance your ambitious objectives with tax reform far beyond what you are contemplating now (see #5). Below is half of a Grand Strategy for your consideration – the National Security half. A similar approach can be taken to address each of the major domestic domains, especially Agriculture, Energy, Health, Infrastructure, and Water.

Minimal Tax
#5 Eliminate All Taxes Less the Fractional Tax on All Transactions. The tax code is how Congress extorts money from banks and corporations seeking exemptions and special treatment. Simplifying it is not going to increase your revenue and is not going to change the fact that we are not taxing 80% of the transactions including stock and currency transactions. Kill the entire tax code and eliminate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). You can double government revenue by imposing a tiny fractional transaction tax on all transactions. Edgar Feige, the University of Wisconsin professor who has documented the simplicity and the utility of this approach, is available to brief you personally. Note: this is probably the one thing that your Goldman Sachs nominees have been ordered to sabotage – this is their loyalty test.
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Message to Trump & America (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2016, 03:53:55 pm »

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Message to Trump & America

Treason Investigation
#6 You are surrounded by traitors – financial, ideological, and religious. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a theatrical agency. It has not been allowed to go after traitors within the USG (I estimate 500 not now being investigated) or across our nation-wide commercial, industrial, and our scientific & technical networks (I estimate 5,000 not now being investigated). It is not possible for you to be effective in devising strategy, making policy, and managing the budget if you are undermined from within. Within the FBI itself there are secret societies including the original pedophile protective association started by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, himself a rampant pedophile and cross-dresser – each generation hand-picks and promotes the next generation of “protectors.” Other secret societies within the FBI respond to the Vatican, to Israel, and to Wall Street. Within NSA and CIA there are numerous traitors who consider it their primary duty to spy on US politicians including the President, and who use blackmail to protect their budgets and their ability to run drugs, guns, money, and children, often leveraging military assets conscripted for “sensitive” programs. Sensitive, indeed. The FBI needs to be scrubbed, and then unleashed, with its budget tripled, toward the below priorities.

Debt Writedown
#7 You are being set up by Wall Street – a financial melt-down looms. More than one observer including David Stockman and Richard Fisher (former Dallas Federal Reserve President) and Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, has documented the massive bubble that will pop – deliberately – during your first four years. You appear to be aware of the threat but may not have considered at least one radical idea that could “checkmate” your financial opponents: a call from you to all US citizen debtors, particularly the young with student debt and the elderly with medical debt but also including those with credit debt and small business debt, to sign the Debt Renunciation Pledge shown below. This pledge to be located on a website to be created by Brad Parscale and funded privately, would strive to register $2 trillion in debt across 100 million debtors, each of whom would be explicitly authorizing you as a President to re-negotiate that debt. Michael Hudson, the most honest visionary economist we have in America, suggests that you need to orchestrate a debt jubilee anyway, but I see this as a superb check on the financial community and its plans to crash the system on their terms. You can organize a soft landing on your terms.

Celebration
And now, a word for the 73% of eligible voters who did not vote for Donald Trump.
    First, please join me in praising the Lord for our accidental president. Accidental and fringe he may be, but he was elected legitimately within a severely flawed system and his greatest attribute – one we should treasure – is that he is “unshackled.” He was elected against the opposition of the two-party tyranny that fronts for Wall Street and the various complexes; he was elected without taking substantial funds from any major donors including Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers; and he was elected without the aid of the wide variety of lobbying firms that spent over a billion dollars for what they thought was a “sure thing” – the election of the most flawed candidate ever to be put before the American public.

Sanders DNC
    Second, please acknowledge that Bernie Sanders, not Hillary Clinton, is the rightful nominee and the spiritual leader of the Democratic Party. We now know – as incontrovertible fact – that Hillary Clinton stole thirteen primaries from Bernie Sanders (Stanford University has documented this) and that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was a criminal conspiracy against Bernie Sanders throughout the primary campaign. We must, however, also acknowledge that Bernie Sanders was complicit – he knew he was being cheated and he ultimately went along, just as Al Gore rolled over and played dead when Warren Christopher delivered the bribe offer from Wall Street — $100 million to accept Jeb Bush’s “reasonable dishonesty” in rigging the Florida general election.

Parties Reform
    Third, and this is really important, please consider the very real prospect of the Republican Party imploding between now and 2018 just as the Democratic Party has imploded. The next batch of leaked emails could be focused on Scott Walker, Reince Priebus, and the Republican National Committee (RNC). There are six accredited national political parties that have been blocked from ballot access, with the Libertarian being the largest followed by the Greens. Emerging parties such as Working Families are easily kept from growing, and Independents – solitary individuals by nature, have virtually no prospect of electoral relevance as the system is now structured – rigged twelve different ways. What this means is that the 47% who chose not to vote – and the 13% that wanted Bernie Sanders – as well as the roughly 13% like myself who are totally disgusted with the Republican Party and its lack of intelligence with integrity – could form a critical mass of 73%.
I’ve done all one man can do. Now it is up to you, the 73%, to decide if you want your country back. The only thing standing in your way is your apathy.
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Re: Intelligence Report on Ending Corruption (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 10:08:35 pm »

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(UPDATE: See last link below for more good info.)

« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2017, 10:44:25 pm »

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Here's another important and similar article as the above from Nov. 17 I think.

Robert Steele: Donald Trump, The Accidental President — Under Siege! A Soft Coup Rages within a Closed Rigged System…
http://phibetaiota.net/2016/11/robert-steele-the-accidental-president-will-he-resign-the-closed-system-is-still-rigged-and-likely-to-remain-so

This next video interview is from April 2015 and seems to have good ideas on how to end corruption.

Interview 1024 – Tjeerd Andringa Exposes the Kakistocracy
https://www.corbettreport.com/interview-1024-tjeerd-andringa-exposes-the-kakistocracy

UPDATE: What Trump Can Do To Be A Successful President: Open Source, Open Government
http://themindunleashed.com/2017/01/trump-can-successful-president.html

The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It
https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/permission-society-how-ruling-class-turns-our-freedoms-privileges-what-we-can-do

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Re: Intelligence Report on Ending Corruption (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2017, 07:34:10 pm »

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(Something to add to the above intelligence report)

Utilizing The Blockchain & Smart Contract Technologies To Create a Decentralized Government
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/01/04/utilizing-the-blockchain-smart-contract-technologies-to-create-a-decentralized-government

Blockchain Voting & The Future Of Democracy
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/01/11/blockchain-voting-future-democracy

Cryptocurrencies – Financial Systems With The Highest Cybersecurity Standards On The Planet
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/01/12/cryprocurrencies-financial-systems-highest-cybersecurity-standards-planet

Ecosystem and Residents File Motion to Intervene In Federal Lawsuit Claiming a Corporate “Right” to Inject Frack Wastewater in PA Township
http://celdf.org/2017/01/pr-ecosystem-residents-file-motion-intervene-federal-lawsuit

Matters of State Concern: The Tyranny of Preemption
http://celdf.org/2017/01/blog-matters-state-concern-tyranny-preemption

From Standing Rock to Million Women March and Beyond…if There is One
http://celdf.org/2017/01/blog-from-standing-rock-to-million-women-march-and-beyond-if-there-is-one

UPDATE:
How to Fix America's Corrupt Political System. Awesome plan circumvents dirty politicians using bi-partisan, citizen-driven ballot initiatives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhe286ky-9A
+ http://anticorruptionact.org
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Re: Intelligence Report on Ending Corruption (Gen XYZ: Change System)
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2017, 10:08:53 pm »

(I just updated the previous post with one new good artilce.)
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