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Open Source State

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.”Henry David Thoreau “Civil Disobedience”

 

It’s time to create an Open Source State. bartopen

To do this you need a lot of people, educated people, to move into a state and filibusterer legislation.

What other untapped demographic in the U.S. could provide such a large number of creative and well educated people?

Those with outstanding student loans, of course.

What better resource full of diverse, talented and dedicated people are there in the U.S., but a whole lot of educated folks  in endless education debt.

All it takes is one state representative to write a bill that offers them sanctuary. If need be give them refugee status. Put it on the table, spread the word. A few grants later you’ll be using their talents to develop a more just and fair society. We have all the models, it’s only a matter of using these models for the benefit of people, rather than corporations.

“Don’t try to fix a broken system, create a new one to displace it.” – Buckminster Fuller

One Model: If you have a student loan all interest – usury – is forgive – people work off the principle by contributing towards a better society – if that means working towards free education for all citizens, so be it – and only a portion of the principle is deducted from your salary; all income based, with no employment discrimination based on educational debt.

That’s just one of the many ideas that can be incorporated.

Over the course of the next few weeks I will be working to develop more open state idea. Perhaps someone else has already started working in this direction, or you had the notion yourself, or maybe you think it’s just a good idea whose time has come? Please, use the comment box below to share your thoughts, links and ideas so that we can actively move towards solutions to the ills that we currently face in our society.

It’s Time.

Light this candle!

But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it. – Henry David Thoreau

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Knowledge:
It’s Over – Eating Machine
Money, Power, Wall Street
Money Out Pack
B Corporation
Occupy Bank
Occupy Media
Rosanne Barr – An American Hero
Third Parties
Copyright
How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform
The Financial Terrorists
Bailout the Movie
Military Industrial Complex
The Green Party Debate
Suck it up
Truth
Utah legalizes gold, silver coins as currency
Prometheus Radio (LPFM) Project
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…one will do what is right or best just as soon as one truly understands what is right or best” -Socrates

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.” – Mark Twain

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore


The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust

updates…

okay so you think it’s a lot of work

First of all we have to agree that anything worthwhile is a lot of work, but this can be joyous work, and who doesn’t enjoy joyous work especially, for all the right reasons?

…so let’s say a massive group of people moves into a city and we help each other out, we then take over the city government, legally, through elections and start changing the laws. Soon more like minds will be attracted to what’s happening and join us; remember one Koch Brother can’t replace 100 people at the voting booth. Not to mention more educated people vote, and people with student debt are a demographic that is  educated .

As those people move into the city they will also begin to move into state government, their ideas will spread to the locals and those people will become more politically active. As those numbers grow they will put massive pressure on the sitting state elected officials, even if they are funded by a Koch Brother; keep in mind those who would take Koch money will eventually find no reason to run.

Then, as proper legislation is passed we do what the lobbyists do, we learn from what Matt Taibbi wrote so clearly and eloquently here  SUE SUE SUE & IF YOU CAN’T WIN, STALL. We fight fire with fire, love fire and we work and hope that our fire shines brighter and truer than theirs, and that it catches on to inspires others across the country. It’s just a matter of going from 0 to 1,  you just have to start.

– that’s real grass roots.

If you want to read the whole Taibbi article again How Wall Street Killed Financial Reform

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People Aren’t Smart Enough for Democracy to Flourish, Scientists Say
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Greece

Hotspots Greece

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2 plus 2 equals pink

Bank Bailouts Explained

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Quantitative Easing Explained
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The Timothy Geetner


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QE 2.0

Here we go again…

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When banks rob the people in Ireland this is what they do… try it

Great Rant

RIP Tea Party 24 hours old and dead already

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Time – Person Of The Year 2009

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If Crowned Chair of the Federal Reserve, after Free Market Ayn Randian Fraud De-regulator Allen Greenspan, Ben Bernanke isn’t part of some mass quasi Illuminati diabolical plot to convert the United States into the king pin of the New World Order then Ben is just a big fat miserable failure. That goes for Hank Paulson, Timothy Geithner, Christina Romer and Larry Summers.

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An American With A Heart

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The Financial Coup – results

I’ve been watching a number of videos on the Debtor’s Revolt on the You Tube and I came across this video.
Upper Middle Class

I pegged the guy as a republican, I’ll skip, for now, how I came to that conclusion, but what I hope this video and the words following will do is advocate something we need as Americans to think about very carefully, that we are all citizens of this nation and that we need each other to survive and prosper.

That said, the first question I have in response to this video is, did this man lower his rents to help his exiting tenants or did he do this in order to avoid empty apartments, avert bigger loss, stay afloat essentially, cover his ass?

Here’s the low down, the banks don’t care if this guy defaults on the loan because the tax payers, the rest of us, through Congress, will bail the banks out.

What this man has is potential toxic waste – the banks win if he defaults, they got their fees and will get more. Any money “lost,” our government, we the tax payers, will fund with our savings and pensions.

Does this man understand that? Does he care?

If Bank Of America (BOA) lowers his rate who’s rate will they increase to make up the loss? The vulnerable family trying to make ends meet? The elderly? The college student? Yours?

Other than some bad PR, BOA is not being hurt, they made a bundle on the last bailout, they are only hurting us and as long as Congress keeps looking the other way they will find what ever fall guy they need to mitigate the heat or change their name. Meanwhile, they continue to keep stealing our savings, create more jobs loss and lower our standard of living.

If this man’s property is resold BOA will get their fees again and they hope the new owner will also default, it is how they get more of our savings, by picking our pockets one at a time and now tossing us all into the bottomless abyss of debt-money from China and the Saudis; both countries with abysmal labor and human rights violations.

We’re all just about broke, we will never pay China or the Saudis back. This is a new Ponzi Scheme brought to you by Wall Street yet again, and it’s not only hurting us and our children, but also our reputation in the world.

The American people are just starting to figure this scam out, China and the Saudis will only buy up so much more of our debt without requiring political favors or the ability to make large investments in the US. We are being forced to sell our county, our land and our wealth to inimical foreign interests. We are losing our country, soon followed by the lose of our security and our rights.

The banks are making billions off these losses and they are buying up our local solvent institutions or forcing them out of business, this Democratic Congress has done nothing, but allow them to act with impunity. Madoff was small potatoes.

President Obama hasn’t done anything other than make idle threats. I suspect, that like President Bush, President Obama is surrounded by the same people from Goldman Sachs and Wall Street who are gambling with our future and masterminding a good part of this scam. (see: indentured-slavery)

Not only are the banks too big to fail, they are stealing the country’s wealth; your life savings and our children’s future. This massive debt is leading to pay cuts and job loss, it is lowers our standard of living and is dividing us by class and political angst.

This is a financial coup.

If our government wanted to help its people, they would start by breaking up these behemoth banks, give these foreclosed and investment properties to Americans without homes first or subsidizes fair and affordable housing based on income.

Remember what Ronald Reagan said about home ownership – “it supplies stability and rootedness.”

Do we want to sell our country’s borders to the highest bidder regardless of their corrupt track-record?

Unfortunately, the actions of Congress demonstrate they won’t do anything short of a revolt and why should they? They gave up on us long ago when former politicians were allowed to lobby and infiltrated out system of governance for quid pro quo pay backs. Public service is now a mere career step to bigger and better things and the American People are divided, they on their own without representation, traveling down the road of a dog eat dog society.

So I pose my question to this BOA customer, why should hard working people, those also in debt, losing their own homes, education, jobs, health care, working without a living wage help you?

So we can continue to preserve the status quo?

I would be weary of this man’s investment plight, should he not also be advocating affordable housing, living wage jobs, universal health care and free education for all his countrymen and women?

In these hard and very vulnerable times shouldn’t we also be helping our neighbors, secure our country and preserve the rights for all.

I hesitate and wonder… once relieved will this man go back to serving these corporate masters, the wealthy socialist elitists on Wall Street?

I may be pre-judging this American citizen, however, in this economy, in our current society is his outrage, his plea for help, is his only interest to cover his ass?

Is he hoping this video will call to arms the viewer, his fellow Americans to put pressure on BOA in order to be one of the lucky and then quickly renew his membership in the “As Long As It’s Not Me” club?

Stay tuned…

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The Debtors Revolt Trickle Count Down To The Collapse

Lower Middle Class – 4 June 2009

The Middle Class – 8 September 2009

Upper Middle Class – 30 September 2009

Update
Right now it would seem that if the vast majority of the American People wanted a change to our financial system, this crisis, the streets in DC and the State Houses would be full of outraged citizens with pitch forks and rope. Apparently, the brand of capitalism the people in the US want is a combination of sink or swim, as long as it’s not me and you’re on your own Pal. Until that attitude changes a lot of Americans are going to need a good strong pair of Chinese made boot straps.

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