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A different kind of cooperative for consideration

It seems like this idea has been in my head for years now and I have spent too long thinking of it and asking close friends without getting the larger picture and views from the multitude so I am posting here to see if anyone has ideas on how likely or not this would be to work

OK, if you were in charge of $1 Billion fund to make the world or even just the USA a better place what would you think that would benefit people more from the list below or add what you believe the whole package should be aimed towards in order of importance, please

Activism, “Hippies may be the only sane and rational force left.”

WWH-The Hippie Movement of the sixties started the environmental movement, fought racism, encouraged change and questioned a life built on materialism.

For Lady Liberty

A few pics for you

Reince Priebus - RNC chair front-runner - a personal comment

I posted a brief personal experience about Priebus' failed state Senate campaign at my blog:

There is Always Hope

Without hope there is depression. Without hope there is anger. Without hope there is frustration. Without hope there is confusion. Without hope there is fear. What will you do to help create hope for 2011? Will you be a conduit for the destructive lies of 2010 that people have voiced about the U.S. turning into a socialist country? And freaking people out with images of Hitler and Lenin in the process? Lies and ignorance have pushed this country and some of its people into intellectual internment camps. I hope that changes. If not, you lose, I lose, the country loses.

The Sign of the Dead Birds of Beebe

Bunny worked for a Mr. Beebe in Fort Lauderdale in the fifties. She was a bookkeeper at times for Mr. Beebe's enterprise in the FEC railroad easement called "Florida Level & Transit Company." This was after when living in Fort Wayne as Mrs. Frank H. Kryder, she had kept the books of Neizer Brothers Fuel OiI.

As 2010 changed to 2011, 5,000 red-wing blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus, dropped out of the sky on about a mile of Beebe, Arkansas.

Practicing Pragmatic Economics

January 2, 2011

A Capital Idea Part 49: Practicing Pragmatic Economics

Objective Redistricting, part 1: Description

There's a website proposing an objective method of forming districts: They call it the Shortest-Splitline Algorithm. I recommend reading through the site and looking at their examples of gerrymandering, but I also recommend paying attention to the deficiencies of their system. The fact is that the U.S. census doesn't pinpoint individuals, it just divides the land into "tracts" and counts how many people are in each one.

The Federal Reserve spent $12 Trillion on banks while American homeowners were loosing $9 Trillion?

“Meet The 35 Foreign Banks That Got Bailed Out By The Fed”, by Tyler Durden on 12/01/201;

BREAK UP THE BANKS! Start by cleaning house at the Federal Reserve!

In an article entitled, “The Fed Lied About Wall Street,” Zach Carter sums it up this way:

Momma Mia! Bernanke should be pulling 50 to life! END THIS FEDERAL RESERVE

Matt Stoller on “NewDeal 2.0” is quoted as saying:

End This Fed

Wholly CRAP is the Federal Reserve ever Bad NEWS!

To start with, as always, the US television “news” media (propaganda) networks just glossed over the whole thing - nothing to see here, just move along, back after a message from our sponsors… Other than that obvious reason, I’ve come to the realization that the Federal Reserve’s crimes are so big, so huge in scale, it is very hard for people to even wrap their head around it and comprehend what has happened here.

January 2, 1911

Consider 2011, beginning a hundred years ago, one day at a time. This is how to locate certain 100 yr-gold bonds of the railroad tycoons, the very Doubloons underlaying the baffling foundations of all that continues to implode and wreck us, as barons arise from ashes with the promise of new loans.

Kristof is singing Thom's song on the downside of our country's huge financial inequality!

Nicholas Kristof in todays New York Times Newspaper ( talks about the downside of the incredible disparity in wealth that we have in this country.

"John Steinbeck observed that “a sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.”

"That insight, now confirmed by epidemiological studies, is worth bearing in mind at a time of such polarizing inequality that the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess a greater collective net worth than the bottom 90 percent.

Deeper Democracy - Beyond Elections

Democratizing Democracy! That decisions go beyond a hand full of people is a major shift. Much of the "Progressive" movement now doesn't question that it should be a handful. In fact their idea of "revolution" is to change the handful of decision makers to a nicer gentler type of decision makers. That's not questioning the status quo deeply nor encouraging more participation. For a person to develop they need to do more than choose who rules over them every so many years.

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The Real Carbon “Monster” Revealed

Another day, another stupid assault on the truth by the fossil fuel industry and its paid lackeys. In a recent op-ed for the New York Post, Tom Harris, the executive director of the so-called International Climate Science Coalition -- an organization that’s funded, in part, by the fossil fuel industry -- blasted Leonardo DiCaprio for his work on “Carbon,” a new documentary on climate change that I helped write and present.