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(The Last Post is the most recent comment. This Opening Post is the Main One, which I update after later ideas.)

Achieving Ideal Scientific Progressive Self-Government
1. Organize Community Rights Teams
2. Teams organize local communities & towns with bi-laws & ordinances as below
3. Encourage visiting to help populate sparsely populated areas: each community provide guest space for visitors

(CELDF.org can help with wording ordinances.)

Government is moral, if it is self-government and if it is not abusive.

Ideas to Improve Legitimate Local Government

If libertarians (or other antiauthoritarians) get elected to local office, here are some proposals I have for local "laws".

1a- Share Government Property. Make all local Residents co-owners of local government property, tax-free. Let residents organize businesses on this property tax-free with profits shared fairly among all residents, thus providing earned income for all.

1b- Buy in Bulk. Local government help local Residents buy goods wholesale to increase Residents' buying power.

2- Increase Proper Law Enforcement. Deputize all local residents without pay, who have committed no major crimes, because all residents have the right to enforce constitutional law.

3a- End Frivolous Prosecution. Do not prosecute "illegal" drug users; just prosecute violent people; and promote recovery programs for addicts (like WA's LEAD program).

3b- Protect Residents from corrupt government by preventing state or federal officers from prosecuting local residents for:
--- 1. tax "evasion";
--- 2. driving without license or insurance;
--- 3. "illegal" drug use;
--- 4. other victimless "crimes".

3c- Prevent Government Corruption. Put security cameras on all major public officials and on all prison guards and inmates, to be used against corruption and abuse. Use honest Scientific Method to perfect corruption prevention.

3d- Develop Proper Science. Develop proper scientific method to prevent corruption in science and use clean science findings to promote liberty for all and end government corruption.

3e- Reform the Ruling Class. Use progressive teaching & parenting methods to reform the ruling class to reduce their fears of poverty, reduce class pride and increase caring and cooperation.

3f- Mediation: Favor mediation over court.

4- Improve Public Health. Have a health department to promote good health to residents and to counter false health propaganda.

5a- End Taxes. Try CAFR1.com etc to end taxation. See #5b also.

5b- Start Local Government Banks. End taxes by starting local government banks which charge interest on loans, which would be used by local governments instead of taxes. See my Feb 9 message below.

6- Improve Elections. Request candidates for public office take polygraph tests to confirm that they are not crooks and will not seek profit from office beyond what the average citizen receives.

7- Make Schooling Free, Not Compulsory. Allow students to learn what they want starting at an early age, without having to take tests and without being forced to get vaccinated.

8- Start a Town. Like-minded people can collaborate to start a town, then they can pass ordinances like the above.

9- Prevent Poverty. Try Michael Hudson's Economics, minimum wage job guarantee, etc.

10- Ecology; Antidesertification. Promote Savory's Anti-desertification, Organic Farming, permaculture, etc, to improve the land for present and future generations.

The Constitution is said to be the supreme law of the nation, but corporate governments seem to like to deny that.

Most governments in the U.S. have become incorporated, apparently. It would be good for some of us to learn the law and the history of corporate government.
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Re: Better Government (Screening Candidates)
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 09:11:01 am »

Helping Insure Good Candidates
My idea this morning to improve government is to request candidates for public office take polygraph tests to confirm that they are not crooks and will not seek profit from office beyond what the average citizen receives.

I've heard this year that polygraphs are about 98% accurate now at determining if the subject is telling the truth or not. They're said to have improved greatly since the old days.

And, since most people running for high office these days are crooks who only want to benefit themselves, thanks to bribery from wealthy campaign donors, we common people need to find ways to circumvent such corrupting influences. And polygraph tests seem to be a practical way to help do so.

If you study history behind the facade of statist propaganda, you find that corruption has increased exponentially since the murder of JFK. Centralized power has gotten increasingly strong. And our elected officials have become puppets of the "1%". At the state level the common people still have some influence on elected officials, but it's easy for the "1%" to manipulate almost anyone they want to. And greed is a strong motivator for people to run for office, when they think they can benefit financially. Besides that, we can imagine that organized criminals can easily make very effective anonymous threats to anyone in office or running for office.

We have to be realistic about such influences in order to have the possibility to attain the liberty that we all deserve. We have to devise ways to clean up the system and keep it clean. If we give office holders and other public employees voluntary polygraph tests once a year, we can help do that.
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Re: Better Government
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2015, 10:38:24 am »

Polygraph tests are generally about 70% accurate. Results depend not only on the ability of the actual physical apparatus to detect physiological symptoms of anxiety or stress (which does not necessarily detect deception, however), but the results also depend on the subjective analysis of those administering the test, many of whom are biased to begin with.

That said, there is nothing wrong with requiring candidates for government power grabs to take such polygraph tests, and also to submit to as many invasive other tests as possible, such as drug tests and breathalyzer tests (which are also inaccurate and subject to false positives). i.e. make it as undesirable as possible for anyone to want to hold any government job with power over others.

"If we give office holders and other public employees voluntary polygraph tests once a year, we can help do that."

If we're talking about government employees, why not make it mandatory?

"We have to devise ways to clean up the system and keep it clean."

If the system involves some people having power and authority over other people, against their will and consent, then the only way to clean it up is to abolish it.
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Re: Better Government
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2015, 08:18:54 pm »

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Thanks for your info.

I don't know if your figures on polygraphs are more accurate than mine. I read in recent months that polygraphs have improved a lot since the 20th century, so that they're now 98% accurate, I think including detecting deception. There are always mediocre, careless people in most fields and there are always a few who are careful, thorough and sensible. It seems plausible that the diligent ones could achieve such high accuracy. Anyway, it's refreshing to hear that you like the idea of requesting candidates take polygraph tests while in office.

I don't see any sense in abolishing self-government. It's the only type of cooperation that seems likely to allow us to protect ourselves from tyrants and other real criminals. If we keep authoritarians out of office, we should have the kind of self-government that will not revert to crime and tyranny. I'm fine with mandating polygraph testing for government employees, but we need to get anti-authoritraians elected to office first, it seems.




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Re: Better Government
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 11:08:30 am »

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Liberal Comments
Here are comments from a liberal friend and my replies.

1- Make all local Residents co-owners of local government property, tax-free.
a) GB: WE ARE NOT SOCIALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY PREPARED. ECONOMIST ELINOR OSTROM SEEMS TO SAY THAT IT IS POSSIBLE.
b) Luck: In some areas, such as NH, local residents are probably ready to try this. How can I contact that economist? Oh, I see she died in 2012.

2- Deputize all local residents who have committed no major crimes.
a) GB: NOT ALL CAN HANDLE THAT RESPONSIBILITY, FOR EXAMPLE THE SQUATTER COULD HAVE HAD ME ARRESTED EASILY TO HELP HER SQUAT FOR A LONGER PERIOD.
b) Luck: Volunteer deputees would not have unusual responsibilities. They would not be required to arrest anyone. They would be told only to inform the Sheriff or PD of major crimes of theft, assault, murder etc in which someone harms someone. Theft of keepsakes and other hard-to-replace items should be considered as doing harm. Squatters don't have a right to other people's property, except for land not being used and not being readied for use. Right?

3- Do not prosecute "illegal" drug users; just prosecute violent people; and promote recovery programs for addicts.
a) GB: REGARDING DRUGS, IT WORKS ELSE WHERE SO I AM FOR IT. I AM UNCLEAR ABOUT WHETHER THEFT AND THE LIKE COUNTS AS BEING VIOLENT. IF NOT, IT MUST BE PROSECUTED TOO.
b) Luck: Yes, theft is "violence" or "harm" especially when a stolen item is valued and hard or impossible to replace.

4- Protect Residents from corrupt government by not permitting state or federal officers from prosecuting local residents for:
--- 1. tax "evasion";
--- 2. driving without license or insurance;
--- 3. "illegal" drug use;
--- 4. other victimless "crimes".
a) GB: 1 & 2 SEEM TO SERVE USEFUL PURPOSES. WHAT WOULD BE THE ALTERNATIVES? NO. 4 IS TOO VAGUE TO ADDRESS.
b) Luck: #1 should be replaced with fees on FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) corporations. Taxes are theft, but fees for government services are appropriate. #2, Driver licenses are only appropriate when drivers use roads for profit, by transporting people or goods for fees. Insurance should be voluntary, as in NH. #3, Drug use by minors should be prohibited, but not by adults. #4, A victimless crime isn't vague. It means a crime that has no victims. If we don't harm anyone, there should be no crime. If we harm ourselves as adults, that's our right, but if we make ourselves unable to care for our dependents, then we should lose custody of them.

5- Local government help local Residents buy goods wholesale to increase their buying power.
a) GB: SO YOU DO SUPPORT SOME SEEMINGLY EXTRA-CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIALISM, INTERESTING. ON THE OTHER HAND, WELL IF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, I SUPPOSE THAT IS LESS FRAMED CONSTITUTIONALLY. I THINK IT SHOULD DEPEND ON THE GOODS' IMPACT ON THE ECOSYSTEM AND THEIR SUPPORT FOR QUALITY OF LIFE FOR WORKERS.
b) Luck: You're free to call charity socialism, if you like, but this isn't outside the Constitution. The Preamble to the Constitution mentions promoting the General Welfare. Self-government means we can decide for ourselves what our Constitution says. The goods I'm thinking of here are organic foods, herbs, construction supplies, building maintenance supplies, gardening and farming supplies, educational and entertainment and hobby supplies etc.

6- Have a health department to promote good health to residents and to counter false health propaganda.
a) GB: SURE, FIRST THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WOULD HAVE TO BE CLEANSED OF BOGUS MATERIAL. BTW, I HEAR THAT IN CHINA LONG AGO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WERE PAID BY HOW WELL THEY KEPT THEIR PATIENTS AND LOST FUNDS WHEN THEIR PATIENTS GOT ILL.
b) Luck: Currently, the main problem is that big corporations have gained control of drug and vaccine making and health science and advertising, and they profit when public health worsens. So the profit motive is all screwed up in this case.

7- Try CAFR1.com etc to end taxation.
a) GB: THE WEBSITE IS TOO CHAOTIC TO BOTHER WITH.
b) Luck: It's just for reference for finding local CAFR info and how to use it to end taxation.

8- Try Michael Hudson's Economics, minimum wage job guarantee, etc, to prevent poverty.
a) GB: MORE THAN I CARE TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND (at) THE MOMENT. WOULD ENTITLEMENTS, INCLUDING SOCIAL SECURITY, KEEP UP WITH HIGHER COSTS FROM HIGHER WAGES?
b) Luck: I don't know, but it should help prevent poverty.

9- Promote Savory's Anti-desertification, Organic Farming, permaculture, etc, to improve the land for present and future generations.
a) GB: PROBABLY ALL STUFF I WOULD LIKE.
b) Luck: Probably.

10- Request candidates for public office take polygraph tests to confirm that they are not crooks and will not seek profit from office beyond what the average citizen receives.
a) GB: SOCIOPATHS MIGHT PAS(s) AND HONEST PEOPLE FAIL. SEE https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-beast/201303/do-lie-detectors-work . I PROPOSE INSTEAD A SCORING SYSTEM THAT WOULD INCLUDE
1. FACT CHECKING OF CAMPAIGN SPEECHES,
2. RECORD OF COMMUNITY SERVICE (VOLUNTEER, AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS),
3. BUSINESS RECORDS (DEBT, BANKRUPTCY, STABILITY OF BUSINESSES OPERATED),
4. AN INVENTORY OR EVALUATION THAT STATES ON  SCALE OF O TO 10 THE LEVEL OF SERVICE RELATIVE TO LEVEL OF NEEDINESS. MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THIS INVENTORY BECAUSE SOMEONE SCORING A 10 MIGHT HAVE PROBLEMS TENDING TO THEIR NEEDS, RESULTING IN FAILURE IN ABILITY TO GIVE. ALSO, SOMEONE WITH A LOW SCORE MIGHT NONETHELESS SOMEHOW BE BENEFICIAL TO SOCIETY.

b) Luck: Those may be worth doing, but they could be done along with polygraphs. There are probably ways with polygraphs etc to detect lies even by people who have little or no conscience, or who have great emotional control.
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Re: Better Government (Ending Taxation)
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 01:25:50 am »

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End Taxation
http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=26444.msg298559#msg298559
http://NoTaxesNow.org

What is proposed here ... is to totally eliminate all taxation at every level of government in the entire United States. That is correct - no city, county or state sales taxes, property taxes, fuel (gasoline) taxes - that is NO TAXES of any nature whatever!!

In order to have a free flowing economy, a readily accessible money system must be utilized, people who borrow money expect to pay interest. Interest is the only voluntary source of revenue that anyone has been able to devise. Is it not, therefore, most reasonable that the interest voluntarily paid on such borrowed money should go to the Federal Treasury, to fund the Peoples government?? And it is most imperative that we do not allow the U.S. Congress or the President to have control over, or access to, the People's central bank!!

Local Banks vs Taxes
Ellen Brown says any state or local government can create and own a bank:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2qxa8RnTueg
See also http://webofdebt.com
Then we can have our local governments get revenues for providing government services from interest on loans from the government bank, instead of from taxes. Same applies to states and ultimately to the federal government.
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Re: Better Government
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 05:14:34 pm »

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Drug Abuse
Video on How to End Drug Abuse and Other Addictions, Like Portugal Is Doing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9DcIMGxMs
- The video explains that people turn to addictions only when they don't have satisfying relationships in their lives. So drugs need to be decriminalized and government money (not obtained by taxes) that is spent on treatment centers and jail should be spent on helping addicts get good jobs etc.
- Deaths from drug abuse and suicide have been going way up in the last 15 years or more years. Conventional treatments etc are obviously not working, except for profiting the drug and treatment industries.
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How Gen X,Y,Z Can Change the Damn System
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 04:42:08 pm »

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Start with Gen Z, those still in school, i.e. grade school and high school.

DON'T STUDY FOR TESTS

DON'T EVEN TAKE WRITTEN TESTS

OR IF YOU TAKE THEM, GIVE WRONG ANSWERS ON TESTS

TEXT BOOKS ARE BRAINWASHING BY THE 1% WHO OWN TEXTBOOK COMPANIES AND THE MAJOR MEDIA

GET YOUR EDUCATION ONLINE AND FROM INDEPENDENT THINKERS

JOIN FORCES WITH OTHER STUDENTS TO BOYCOTT THE SYSTEM

GO TO SCHOOL, IF FORCED, BUT DON'T PARTICIPATE IN GRADING, WHICH IS PART OF THE COMPETITIVE SYSTEM

THERE'S NO GRADING FOR DRIVING TESTS: JUST PASS/FAIL AND PEOPLE CAN KEEP TAKING THE TEST UNTIL THEY PASS; THAT'S SANE; GRADING IS INSANE.

STUDY ANYTHING YOU'RE INTERESTED IN, INSTEAD OF WHAT TEACHERS TELL YOU TO STUDY. YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS. BEING FORCED TO STUDY WHAT YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED IN IS ABUSE. AND IT'S STRESSFUL.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU "FAIL" CLASSES? YOU MAY BE KEPT IN THE SAME GRADE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BUT YOU CAN GET OUT OF SCHOOL WHEN YOU'RE 16 AND THEN YOU CAN GET A G.E.D. IF YOU WANT. AND IF YOU DON'T STUDY WHAT YOU DON'T LIKE, YOU AVOID TONS OF NEEDLESS STRESS.

COLLEGES ARE RIPOFFS THAT GET STUDENTS INTO DEBT THAT TAKES YEARS OR DECADES TO PAY OFF. THEY ENRICH COLLEGES AND BANKERS, NOT STUDENTS

DON'T TAKE RITALIN OR OTHER MEDS FOR ADHD. RESTLESS BEHAVIOR IS NORMAL, WHEN PEOPLE ARE BORED AND WHEN THEIR DIET AND LIFESTYLE ARE LACKING. AVOID JUNK FOOD AND FLUORIDATED WATER (AND VACCINES)

HOME SCHOOLED AND UNSCHOOLED KIDS DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE CRAP THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL KIDS (AND MOST PRIVATE SCHOOL KIDS TOO) GO THROUGH. SEEK SOLIDARITY WITH HOME SCHOOLERS, UNSCHOOLERS AND SANE ADULTS.

UNSCHOOLING IS STUDENT-DIRECTED LEARNING, WHICH IS THE PROPER WAY TO GET EDUCATED. THE BRAINWASHING SYSTEM WE HAVE NOW IS BARBARIC AND SCIENTIFIC STUDIES EVEN PROVE IT. THE SYSTEM HAS TO CHANGE.


PS, Do First Amendment Rights Apply to Students in School?
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201508/do-first-amendment-rights-apply-students-in-school
In this interview, conducted by guest blogger Alex Walker, the founder of Free Student Press, David Krane, explains that student free speech is legally protected by the first amendment, but students must fight for that protection. School officials typically do everything they can to prevent students from knowing about and exercising their constitutional rights.

Video: Dr. Peter Gray Interview on Unschooling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_DJAZ-ByV0
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Re: Gen X,Y,Z, Change the Damn System
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 08:48:19 am »

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Government Crime Watch, Mediation, & End Compulsory Schooling
In the Opening Post, I added 3c, 3d and 7 to the list of ways to improve the system.

3c is Government Crime Watch, putting security cameras on all public officials, including judges, cops, prison guards, inmates etc. I heard Mike Gill's video yesterday in which he described some terrible abuses in the Rockingham County jail late last month of himself and several young inmates. The abuse included poisoning of himself and beating or raping of one or more teenage boys and abuse to some teenage girls as well and the guards just laughed about it all. They intentionally put teens in cells with brutal criminal prisoners. All that kind of crap needs to be videoed so it will end.

3d is Mediation. The courts need to be cleaned up and mediation should be used instead of court in most cases. I heard that Mike Gill uses the courts to sue his former employees, but he should use mediation instead of courts, especially when the courts are so corrupt, which he admits himself.

I'll post a directory of NH Mediators below, along with info on when and when not to use mediation.

7 is End Compulsory Schooling. I talked about that in my previous post above. Students need to be encouraged and assisted to resist coercion in school. They need the freedom to decide for themselves what they want to learn. Much of what is taught in school is false propaganda. See for example the book, written by a teacher, called Lies My Teacher Told Me. Compulsory schooling allows authoritarians to brainwash students to become part of the authoritarian system. We need to join and support the Unschooling Movement, which Dr. Peter Gray and many others are getting organized.

MEDIATION SERVICES
See http://www.mediate.com and for Communities http://www.mediate.com/community
U.S. Mediators Directory: http://www.mediate.com/mediator/search.cfm

NH Area Mediators

DEBORAH KANE REIN
Concord, NH 03301
603-724-5081

Lauren Adams, Melinda Gehris or Carol Hess, Esq.
Concord, NH 03301
603 225-0477

Anthony F Matrumalo, C.F.M.
Derry, NH 03038
603-315-0844

Lisa McNally (Corbin-Walker)
Dover, NH 03820
603-617-0806

Roger Beaudoin
Goffstown, NH 03045
(603)497-2832

Tamblyn Fuller Gosling
Goffstown, NH 03045
603-497-2729

Susan Schweizer
Grantham, NH 03753
617-799-8706

CHERYL A ROCHA
KENSINGTON, NH 03833
(603) 772-4711

Xiorli Bernazzani
Nashua, NH 03060
603-595-0600

Joseph M Annutto
Nashua, NH 03060
603-881-9161

Robin K Dite
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-502-3560

Harriet Fishman
Portsmouth, NH 03824
603-608-8306

Honey Hastings
Temple, NH 03084
603.654.5000

Frank Fallon
local state-wide locations
800.529.1516

Meredith Richardson, Esq.
Kittery, ME 03904
207-439-4267

Laurie Levin
Norwich, VT 05055
802-989-9482

American College of Civil Trial Mediators
Orlando, FL 32801
407-843-8878

National Association for Community Mediation
Mesa, AZ 85206
(602) 633-4213

CADRE: National Ctr on Dispute Res. in Special Education
Eugene, OR 97405-0906
541 686 5060

MERVYN MALAMED
Los Angeles, CA 90403

An article on Mediation says these are cases where Mediation works best.
- Parties have conflicting views of the facts or law;
- A party needs to express strong emotions;
- A party craves the opportunity to be heard directly by the opposing party;
- Parties are not skillful negotiators and need the process structure and negotiation expertise provided by a mediator;
- A conflict exists between a party and his or her attorney.
- The emotions of the parties are intense and are preventing a settlement;
- Communication between the parties is poor in either quantity or quality and they cannot change the situation on their own;
- Misperceptions or stereotypes are hindering productive exchanges;
- Repetitive negative behaviors are creating barriers to settlement;
- Disagreements over data hinder its collection and evaluation;
- Multiple issues in the dispute keep the parties from agreeing about the order and combination in which the issues should be resolved;
- The parties perceive their interests as incompatible;
- The parties have no negotiating procedure, they are using the wrong procedure, or they are not using a procedure skillfully;
- The parties have no acceptable forum for the negotiation;
- The parties are having difficulty starting the negotiations; or
- The parties have reached impasse in the unfacilitated negotiation process.
- There's need to protect in a confidential process reputations, good will, trade secrets, or a good name;
- Parties seek to avoid the emotionally and psychologically exhausting process of litigation;
- They seek to avoid the distraction – especially in a business setting – of ongoing litigation;
- They seek to avoid the expense of litigation;
- They need a much quicker resolution of the dispute;
- They cannot accurately predict the outcome at trial;
- They desire to maintain control over the dispute resolution process design or the outcome;
- They need more than an award of damages or an injunction;
- They seek some sort of compromise solution rather than a win-lose outcome;
- They desire to maintain control over the outcome;
- They seek to avoid the decisions of a biased adjudicative neutral [judge];
- They cannot afford the expense of skillful and higher-paid lawyers, expert witnesses, or other representatives in litigation.

For further info, such as when to use the courts instead, see http://www.mediate.com/articles/young18.cfm
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Re: Gen X,Y,Z, Change the Damn System
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 11:06:45 am »

(Cont. re Government Crime Watch, Mediation, & End Compulsory Schooling from previous post.)

Colin Rule, a mediator concerned about Peace and Justice, has a website, http://Modria.com. On the http://mediate.com website his article ended with this interesting vision of the near future.

I can easily envision a world a decade out where we reserve face-to-face interaction only for our most intimate friends and family members. The bulk of our professional and public lives will take place online. The idea of driving down to the doctor’s office or to the courthouse will seem as antiquated as getting your water from a well. Along with electricity and water, access to the internet will be a new utility – a new human right, even. Our identities will be seamlessly online and offline, and navigating from one to the other will be entirely normal. Boring, even. The next generation will take HD videoconferencing for granted in much the way we take telephones for granted. I can also envision a world where our social technology is designed in a way that builds human empathy, identifies and resolves conflict early and effectively, and introduces an era of greater peace, justice, and happiness. It will take a lot of work to get there, and there will be a lot of bumps in the road, but I can see it plain as day. That’s my hope for the future of mediation.
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Change the Damn System - States Can End Homelessness
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 06:38:20 pm »

The Amazingly Simple and Cost-Effective Way to End Homelessness — for Good
Wake Up World 13th April 2016 By Carolanne Wright
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
- Rene works for a program called Housing First. It has decreased the number of homeless by an extraordinary 72% — mainly by providing permanent free housing. Critics bemoan the expense, but once the numbers were thoroughly crunched, it was discovered the program actually costs the state far less than if people were left on the street.

See more at http://wakeup-world.com/2016/04/13/the-amazingly-simple-and-cost-effective-way-to-end-homelessness-for-good

Other interesting articles at Wakeup World:

Failing Economies Take Note: Iceland’s Silent Revolution May Hold the Solution to Financial Woes
http://wakeup-world.com/2013/02/12/icelands-silent-revolution-may-hold-the-solution-to-financial-woes

Unconditional Basic Income – an Economic Model for a New Renaissance
http://wakeup-world.com/2014/11/24/unconditional-basic-income-an-economic-model-for-a-new-renaissance

Breaking the Spell of Our Cultural Imprisonment
http://wakeup-world.com/2016/04/21/breaking-the-spell-of-our-cultural-imprisonment

First U.S. City Produces More Electricity Than It Uses — With 100% Renewable Technology
http://wakeup-world.com/2015/03/10/first-u-s-city-produces-more-electricity-than-it-uses-with-100-renewable-technology

SABENE HUSSAIN on Don’t Trash That Plastic Bottle, Convert It Into Fuel Instead
http://wakeup-world.com/2015/06/08/dont-trash-that-plastic-bottle-convert-it-into-fuel-instead

Politicians in California May Soon be Forced to Wear Corporate Sponsor Patches Like Nascar Drivers
http://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/19/politicians-in-california-may-soon-be-forced-to-wear-corporate-sponsor-patches-like-nascar-drivers

Top 10 Indications That ISIS is a US/Israeli Creation
http://wakeup-world.com/2016/04/17/top-10-indications-proof-that-isis-is-us-israeli-creation

The Real Terrorists: The 1%
http://wakeup-world.com/2016/03/04/the-real-terrorists-the-01-percent

Mind Control, Subliminal Messages and the Brainwashing of America
http://wakeup-world.com/2016/02/25/mind-control-subliminal-messages-and-the-brainwashing-of-america
“Is the purpose of the TV ad to make you an informed consumer?” asks Noam Chomsky. “The purpose of the ad is to delude and deceive you with imagery so you’ll be uninformed and make an irrational choice.”
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Re: Gen X,Y,Z, Change the Damn System
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2016, 12:08:23 pm »

(NOTE: I just added interesting article links in the previous post that you may like to check out.)

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Join together and Walk Out of the System: They're doing it in Boston
12 min. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jTdZSPBRRE

Most of our big systems—education, healthcare, government, business—are failing our communities. What if we stopped trying to fix them? Deborah Frieze says it’s not possible to change big systems—we can only abandon them and start over or offer hospice to what’s dying. This talk explores the underlying beliefs in our culture that continue to prop up the global mindset and shares a radical theory of change that reveals how localism is the hope of the future—and you have a critical role to play.

Deborah Frieze is an author, entrepreneur and activist committed to strengthening local economies. Her award-winning book, co-authored with Margaret Wheatley, ‘Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now,’ profiles pioneering leaders who walked out of organizations failing to contribute to the common good—and walked on to build resilient communities. She is a founding partner of the Boston Impact Initiative and founder of the Old Oak Dojo, an urban learning center in Jamaica Plain where neighbors gather to rediscover how to create healthy and resilient communities.
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Re: Gen X,Y,Z, Change the Damn System
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2016, 01:34:34 pm »

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Marijuana legalization could combat America's opioid epidemic
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Re: Gen X,Y,Z, Change the Damn System
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2016, 07:52:14 am »

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I'm adding two ideas to the Opening Post for reducing local government corruption.

3d- Develop Proper Science. Develop proper scientific method to prevent corruption in science and use clean science findings to promote liberty for all and end government corruption.

3e- Reform the Ruling Class. Use progressive teaching & parenting methods to reform the ruling class to reduce fears of poverty, reduce class pride and increase caring and cooperation.

Proper science is the best way known for determining truth; however, science has never been properly developed to free it from authoritarian and other irrational influences.

Supernanny-type parenting methods should be promoted to the ruling class, because that class is obviously the primary impediment to liberty, due to its ownership and control of the major media and the textbooks and manuals of the education system.
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Re: Gen X,Y,Z, Change the Damn System
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2016, 02:29:47 pm »

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FT: Ideal Principles:
- It's the responsibility of all morally mature people to collaborate to do all they can to make the world a better place for everyone and all living things.
- All people are created equal and are endowed by our creator with certain un/in-alienable rights.
- Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
- Parents and guardians are responsible for keeping their families healthy and teaching children language, writing, math, fun cooperation, survival and responsibility asap.
- Besides basic needs, children and adults need affection, freedom, excitement and cooperation.
- Health needs are: fresh air, pure water, sunshine, exercise, organic food, low carbs, high fats, moderate protein, organic supplements.
- Cooperation requires near unanimous rule.
- Abuse, whatever causes someone physical or emotional harm, must be minimized.
- Security personnel need polygraph and sound psychological testing and clique
prevention. Nearly unanimous consent and deputizing of volunteer, non-felon citizens are also important.
- Required town jobs are:
. town board, security, court, fire safety, emergency service, banking
. food production, health care, dependent care, parents, guardians
. blueprint making, construction, mechanics, computer work, textile work
. science, invention, philosophy

Town Legalized Civil Disobedience
Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience: A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/faced-with-a-fracking-giant-this-small-town-just-legalized-civil-disobedience-20160513

A tiny community sitting on a 27-square-mile piece of Western Pennsylvania wanted to send a big message to the energy company planning to deposit toxic fracking wastewater under its neighborhoods. And its 700 residents wanted it to be perfectly legal for them to loudly object.
- Grant Township had seen what happens when people nationwide take to the streets to protest bullying corporations: Arrests. Lots of them.
... The town’s new law has yet to be tested in courts, but it’s just the latest legislative move in a three-year battle Grant Township has had with PGE since the energy company first announced its plans to convert a well for fracked wastewater disposal.
- The community enlisted the aid of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), http://celdf.org , which helped it to pass an ordinance in 2014 that established a community bill of rights guaranteeing clean air and water and excluding injection wells. PGE sued, and in 2015 a judge ruled that the town couldn’t ban an injection well.
- Next, the community changed its municipality status from a second-class township to a home-rule municipality in the hopes that reinstating the ban against the injection well as a new type of municipality would give it more legal power. Long said home-rule municipalities have a greater say in decisions that are made about their community.
- “The existing system is not providing communities with the legal tools to protect themselves,” said Chad Nicholson, Pennsylvania community organizer with CELDF.
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