Spreading Seeds

seedThe Idea: Spreading Seeds

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R Buckminster Fuller

In building a small and manageable community its members must engage the will rightly, and in doing so it must also engage the heart and mind.

The Seven Basic Human Needs and Rights For Any Civilized Society
Clean and Safe Shelter
Clean Food and Water
A Balanced Ethical Education
Health and Physical Care
Productive Purposeful Work
Free and Open Communication
and like all of Nature and Heaven’s Creations Rest

Goal: To build an economic self-sustainable community that becomes an open-source role model for other like minds citizens to copy, build upon, adjust to their community needs and share.

The community must be transparent in its financials, its values will embrace clean safe shelter, clean water and food, the creation of work with meaningful purpose guided by just and sound ethics, the development of common sense education and good health, and the promises of free and open communication to all citizens who participate.

We reach out and invite visionaries Neil Barofsky, William Black, Russell Brand, Howard Buffett, David Degraw, Dr. Michael Hudson, Max Keiser, Derrick Jensen, Kerry Anne Mendoza, Ronnie Moas, Ralph Nader, Larry Page, Ron Paul, Dylan Ratigan, and all other open and like minds to guide us financially in order to secure fertile land and help us develop a sound economy through micro-economic sustainable structures.

We will strive to bring forward an enlighten social consciousness incorporating the working environmentally sound models and modern thought.

We invite innovative speakers and practitioners who embrace both old world common sense practices while developing healthy innovative technologies that help us remain true to our self-sustaining goals while keeping them in balance with our community values.

The world is not wanting of ideas, but ideas are in need of focus and funding.

This idea is not hard, in fact it’s older than dirt.

Put aside ‘it takes a village,’ we need to start building the village.

The hardest step is going from zero to one.

Let’s start planting.

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Worthwhile skills needed in a new community:
land management: water, botanical, biomass, energy, sustainable plant growth
house building: grid and off grid electrical solar, plumbing, woodworking
farming: organic, biodynamic, herbs, aquaponics, animal husbandry, bee and butterfly keeping, plant and wildlife management
medical: traditional, Chinese, holistic
education of children: Steiner, Montessori, Classical, Community
education of adults: guest lecturers, arts, philosophy, academic and physical skills
computers and IT technology: maintain and secure an open and world wide internet
worker owned business management: dotting i’s crossing t’s, tours, visionary business expansion
business retail: co-op grocery & bakery, artists co-op, village bazaar
worker support: developing new skills and training unskilled labor to become skilled
grant writing and fund raising: invaluable
ethical media & communication; inviting guest speakers, educating the public, community outreach
government liaison: a representative voice in the old world
lawyering: to deal, confront and protect against the obsolete system

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Who are we? We are you, it’s your world, add and share your thoughts, ideas and where you are planting a seed.
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Seed Planters & Role Models
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Doers – Focus-E15-Mothers
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Angels working the farm
People before profit
We Are Change
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NEEDED: Wealthy Eccentric Benevolent Benefactor
To fund $5 Million (1 banker’s yearly bonus ) for a 44 acres fertile land and woods with a 400,000 square foot 1950s complex (former school conference center) to develop a non-profit self-sustaining alternative community. The new role model.

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when it’s time to judge my soul,
when it’s time to pay that toll.
I know that at least,
I was one who stood for peace.

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“If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation with the first alternative, to a continuance in union without it, I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate’. I would rather the States should withdraw, which are for unlimited commerce and war, and confederate with those alone which are for peace and agriculture.” -Thomas Jefferson

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The Seven Basic Human Needs and Rights For Any Civilized Society
Clean and Safe Shelter
Clean Food and Water
A Balanced Ethical Education
Health and Physical Care
Productive Purposeful Work
Free and Open Communication
and like all of Nature and Heaven’s Creations Rest
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Who is the hell is Lawrence Lessig?

You’re about to find out.lvws

First, go here

Impressed?

Mr. Lessig is actually qualified to run for what we are still  calling high office here in the good ol’ US of A, but his real goal is not all the accolades and power that come with the job.

This is his goal:
“We Need to Fix Our Democracy: Lawrence Lessig Weighs Presidential Run to Rid Money from Politics”

Are you even  more impressed now?

With all of the excitement in the current presidential derby I was caught up in the whole Donald Trump escapade. I wasn’t going to bother voting until Trump stepped in when I thought, “What fun!”

Now, some might take that particular attitude as the words of an irresponsible, flippant, nay nihilistic citizen, but with a dimes worth of difference between the two parties, the banks and corporations holding all the cards and money, we’re not living in a free society, a democracy or even a republic anymore, Trump at least shook things up. C’mon, he admitted paying politicians to do his will, the media should have been all over that statement like white on rice, but the media is owned by guys just like Trump; worse even, who buy and sell politicians for lunch. They aren’t going to talk about the puppet-masters on the corporate owned MSM news channels! Dictatorships never do. Thing is, we know what Trump said is true, we’ve known for a long time it’s all true, yet when one of their own says it out loud we can actually taste it, we can experience the truth behind his words physically, like a punch in the face.

So freedom, what exactly is that? Here’s someone who can soundly explain the idea of what freedom is supposed to look like.

Oh, and don’t get me started on the Diebold Machines.
Yes, that HBO Documentary is dated, but it’s only gotten worse and computers easier to hack by nefarious underlings and Congress has done absolutely nothing to fix this.

Anyway…  along comes Lawrence; I think some call him Larry, and I’ve been following this guy for over a decade, anyway he comes up with this idea on how to take our government back.

Now I had already resigned myself in great part to secession. I figured after the next election the banks will own everything including us, it’s the next step in this taking-forever-unfolding-economic-collapse, but I rolled Lessig’s idea around in my nut a bit and I thought, ‘Here is a secret door that could actually be a game changer!’ cause let’s face it, eventually we will have to come to our senses and do the right thing, right?

The bottom line: Give it a go, you got nothing to lose, seriously, unless you’re the 1% you have absolutely nothing left to lose and everything to gain.

Here are some more in-depth links I offer up for your exploration. I’ll add more as time goes on. So check back for updates.

Lessig For President
Lessig’s Blog
Time
Democracy Now Video
Equal Citizens Video
Lessig TYT Video Interview
Bloomberg
reddit
Why does this Harvard law professor want to run for president?
Harvard’s Larry Lessig is exploring a presidential bid
Lawrence Lessig v. Citizens United
free culture

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Donald Trump

Democrats do not inspire me to vote at all – they have screwed progressive left and right for at least the last 20 years.

Bernie Sanders who is supposed to be the beacon of a socialist progressive movement built nothing in his 30 years other than taking the opportunity to utter some choice, but empty words on the floor of the House and Senate all the while collecting a pretty hefty government paycheck for that privilege – $175k a year, plus benefits and a pension. 30 years as a progressive socialist democrat and what coalition did he build? Nothing. But, he’s stood by the funding of every war and proxy-war under Clinton, Bush and Obama and he stands with Israel on everything even as they slaughtered over 500 innocent children in Gaza last summer. Actually, Bernie actions look more pro-Israel than pro-American.

It’s next to impossible for a progressive to even think of voting for the GOP, however, Ron Paul was outside the GOP box, he was anti-war and anti-bank bailout, he gained plenty of points with progressives on the moral high ground. However, when he ran for president in 2012 the MSM and the GOP kept fudging the numbers even though he actually won the early primaries. Further, during the party nomination the GOP changed the rules at the last minute preventing Ron Paul from making a statement, so of course the GOP can’t be trusted.

trumppomWhich brings us to Donald Trump – already the GOP is trying to give him a hard time because he’s not beholden to their corporate master and corporate contributors like the rest and the party, and with his rhetoric he’s spilling the beans on all the corruption within the system; both parties, something he admits to being very well versed in and has taken whole advantage of.

This in turn makes Trump the anti-candidate’s candidate, which broadens his appeal to a citizenry of those fed up with the two parties and those refusing to even show up to the polls in 2016. Trump is gathering little r republicans as well as little d democrats and everyone around and in-between.

Along with playing the system for decades he’s a tough person to like on a number of personal levels. The question is then, do you need to love or like the guy who gets the job done? Do you like everyone at work or everyone in your neighborhood? Trump is not beholden to a party or big business and though there are a few topics we wouldn’t see eye-to-eye on I see no other candidate who has the rare opportunity to disrupt this corrupt crony capitalist two party war mongering bank bail outing dictatorship.

Do you?

In some ways the hopeful and hard working American People are taking a gamble, who side is Donald Trump on? Does he really believe what he says about making America great again, or is his run for the President of the United States of America pure ego, legacy, or even worse, an elaborate vulture capitalist plot to sell the country off piece by piece in a leveraged buy-out?

Trump uses the word “killer” when it comes to making or cutting a deal, he says that because these people, these corporations, these lobbyist and all these politicians behind the scenes are all killers and that being a practicing killer in finance himself he knows what makes these people tick and how to deal with them.

I know I’m tired of being killed, and I’m thinking maybe it’s time to hire a killer to kill the killers.
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So I ask one other question, could Donald Trump be America’s Harry Tuttle?

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Cecil The Lion’s Legacy

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I  understand the phenomenon happening now over the death of Cecil the Lion, but I think there’s a better approach to this problem, let’s create a legacy for Cecil by developing a mutual collaboration.

When it seems that war is looming let’s send in the animals and lots of streaming cameras!

The more rare and manageable the species the better.

The more live streaming cameras cast the more people around the world will connect with those on the verge of disaster.

Now it’s clear sending a lion into a village full of children wouldn’t be very practical; quite dangerous really, and putting such a noble creature into a cage in front of a school seems rather cruel and doesn’t really accomplish the empathic goals many of us would wish to achieve. So, how about we send…

Cute Wild Ponies!
OMG! No one would dream of dropping bombs on these little miniatures and what a wonderful wild pet for children to frolic around with.
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Baby elephants!
What a sweety pie! maybe they can be breed to stay small or just given on loan from India. Such a wonderful animal for an older child to care for, very loyal and protective which children living under harsh and war torn conditions need most.
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Rare butterflies…
Endless beauty to admire and look at in the garden the children will be tending, always teaching us to be graceful, gentle and kind.

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Alpaca everything!
Not only endless cuteness, they bring with them food and clothing.
happyshee……….too-cute-baby-kid-goat

Peacocks –
Imagine walking down the street and this is one of your wild neighbors?
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and of course lots and lots of cute kittens :)
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These wonderful animals will protect the innocent people, the children who are being pushed into death and suffering over wars created by some very greedy people which is always for their own profit.

We saw how people were moved by the death of Cecil, the change and woo, all that energy they made in less than 24 hours.

Let’s start with the children of Gaza, Yemen,  Syria where ever there is war, send all the lovely wonderful rare and cute animals to bless and protect them, along with the people who will teach them how to care and love them.

How could something so wonderful be a bad thing?

Let this be Cecil’s Legacy –  don’t let him die in vain.

Convert your outrage over his death to direct action.

Let these powers know you will be heard if one of these animals and the children they surround are harmed.

If you have financial influence, or know a benevolent wealthy benefactors or person who could fund such a project, drop this tiny seed into their brain.  Do it for Cecil.

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Greece – NO! – OXI

61% of Greeks vote OXI to the banks!
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John Kiriakou

Former CIA Official and Whistle-blower John Kiriakou 10 part interview series with by Paul Jay of The Real News
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Part 1 – I Believed America Could Do No Wrong

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Part 2 – How I Joined the CIA

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Part 3 – My Reports on 1995 Human Rights Abuses were Ignored by State Department

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Part 4 – The Iraqi Pissing Match

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Part 5 – Why Didn’t Bush/Cheney Prevent 9/11?

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Part 6 – Sea of Blood

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Part 7 – Iraq War a War Crime – Pushed by Cheney Over Objections of Joint Chiefs

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Part 8 – A Tortured Truth

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Part 9 – Why I Was Targeted by the CIA

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Part 10 – They Won’t Shut Me Up

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John Kiriakou wiki
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The Double Standard
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Anarchism in America

here’s a taste

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Full Documentary

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Murray Bookchin “Visions of a New Society” Interview 10/18/93
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Anarchism wiki
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20 Anarchist Films
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“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” – Emma Goldman
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a kinder more gentler anarchism

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The American Dream
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The A Disease

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House of Cards – Season 3

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Sorry, this is going to be a brief, but terrible review for House of Cards Season 3.
I never do TV reviews, but I was hoping, I don’t know, something… something better… something more…

First, I do like Kevin Spacey as an actor, and there are few who could play his cold-hearted, disconnected, pent-up, self-absorbed wife better then Robin Wright; of which I wonder if Cate Blanchett made a great study of for her role in Blue Jasmine.

I’ll sum it up. First two episodes were fine, last two were back on track, all the stuff in the middle was nothing, but filler which could have been either tossed into one, maybe two episodes, or rewritten completely to reflect the dark underbelly of what’s really going on in the world today. So yes, Clare, it was all a big fat lie. The whole Russian thing was stupid and borderline propaganda, no wait, it was propaganda. Does someone have a bone for Putin? Maybe someone can’t get past 1917? All the other foreign conflicts/appointment were ridiculous. Doug’s obsession/revenge was way too long. The Press Corp was basically stupid on the scale of a mockumentary, as was Frank’s book; which would have made a better TV series than the one they gave us. Seriously, know your audience no need to insult them. That said, if I missed anything else it’s only cause I’ve already forgotten. So why am I writing this review, because I feel tricked and manipulated, I expected to be in on the secrets, not one of its victims.

There’s so much ‘real’ already out there the writers could have picked it up like gum off a New York City Street. How interesting it could have been, but they gave us this cheese-wizzy version rather than the truth from Frank’s perspective – it could have been great! Instead the writers were either paid off or calling it in.

Side note: Author, Michael Dobbs, er… Baron Dobbs, is a British Conservative Politicians – SURPRISE!

Finally, the best line in Season 3: “I have God’s ear now.”
Well, I beg to differ.
Oh, and Spock died :(

 

Oh, and Lee Camp just reminded me of something else in HOC
Common Dreams: Real-Life Frank Underwoods: Netflix, ‘House of Cards’ and Third Way

Response to AmericaWerks:
“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.” – R Buckminster Fuller

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