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Give Your Money Away Challenge #GYMAC

billionaires“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

Government hasn’t worked for the little people since Jimmy Carter, roughly 36 years, and it ain’t going to work in the future for them either – YET – these wealthy so called Liberals and Christians have done little to nothing that helps the poor – they all seem fine with keeping a broken government, course they profit large off of the dream to fix it, their money invested in the stock-market they criticize, but we all know it will never be fixed and they will continue to profit. Is it a lie they tell themselves? Only human after all.

So here’s my challenge to all the upper 20% of liberal left, progressives, democrats – whatever you call yourselves these days – and those who call themselves Good Christians, GIVE YOUR MONEY AWAY CHALLENGE #GYMAC.

Make being greedy rich shameful again (#MGRSA? too many acronyms?). See who can give the most away to as many people as possible who can work to live their dream and not go completely broke. Bypass the wealthy bankers and stockholders, invest directly in real live people.

What the giver will receive: the incalculable adoration of most of the human species. Is that not enough?

Spread Joy and call it an Art Project.

Add conditions to the funds if you like, pay people to work at something they love to do, that will benefit others.  Mentor a student, sponsor a protégé.  Y’all got lawyers/agents to draw up a contracts, right? Be like Christ or Buddha and just GIVE IT AWAY lottery style if you must! You can spread it out, use it as a tax write off, promote yourself as the best human being on the planet. Become a real entrepreneur, a mensch, show the republicans you can do great things for business, the planet AND real people by allowing those who receive the funds to keep their dignity, maybe actually work towards fixing that broken government you’ve been talking about, all at the same time.

Don’t you think it’s time?

Unless, that’s not what you really want? We know keeping the status quo keeps your pockets full. Is that what you’re all about? We wonder…

The Industrial Revolution is Over – Technology has changed everything, it should also change our burdens; so we were told. Time to share the wealth! Move Forward! Onward and Upward as a species. Face it, most of you just got lucky, right time, right place, a little drive.

Regardless of how you got there, Just Do It!  Please, do something good.

Find some hard working people, lost people, desperate people, good people hanging by a thread and reach out, give them a helping hand or a leg up, throw a lottery; luck be a lady, or fund some good idea;  get 10% of the profits if it works and then fund more people.

Honestly, what’s $15k/$20k a year to a multi-millionaire or billionaire?

Promote #basicincome, DO SOMETHING instead of always profiting off our misery.

It’s a win win for you anyway you look at it.

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don’t be greedy, share it!

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p.s. I don’t mean to be harsh or sarcastic, but people are committing suicide because they see no hope, mostly because of debt; medical, student and otherwise. They no longer have job security, they live in constant fear and anxiety, no way to plan ahead or reach for greater goals. No longer do we see an increase in wages for average people, not even for the cost of living, and the loss of benefits, health care, no holiday pay or vacations wages, even after years of service, why go on? Many people’s greatest hope is winning the lottery that’s what it has come down to – pure luck. It’s understandable to wonder what is the point of going on, or to even bring a child into such a world and it is an even harsher reality when people see crooked bankers bailed out with their labor, and still receiving bonuses, CEOs making 1000 time more than the average worker as their income falls, and of course the endless wars which diminished all of our standard of living, with the shame that the slaughter of innocent people is being done in our name, we have lost our moral compass. If you have the means you really need to start giving back or grant these people final peace and honestly state openly that you are a Malthusian Darwinist – but please do not call yourself a liberal or Christian, that is a horrible trick and a sin to play on another human being.

Try this
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Become A Random Actor:
George Michael
Willie Nelson
Khalil Rafati
Dylan Ratigan
J.K. Rowling
Russell Brand
Ashton Kutcher

DVD Guy
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p.p.s. Someone asked me how do you get on the Random Actors List?
I say click on the links and that will give you a pretty good idea of what makes a random actor, a real mensch. I don’t have a scientific method set up to analyze it, but I figure at least 50% of your time and wealth is probably a good start. I would also say a hand written letter (typed is okay too) or some token of appreciation, from the people you have helped would become priceless works of art. I personally have a story of a token given to me a long time ago, I’ll share that story here .

 

p.p.p.s. YES, YES and YES, I was raised in a hard core FDR, JFK, LBJ, Jimmy Carter Democrat environment, but I’ve seen the democratic party become a corporate owned entity conglomerate starting with the Clintons and now Obama. I saw the DNC work to destroy the Greens and cheat Bernie Sanders. This is not the party of FDR, JFK, LBJ or Jimmy Carter any more, those days have been over for decades, you need to face that fact. The little people no longer have a voice anywhere in government. Both parties are controlled by banks and corporations. The only way to even try and restore it is for wealthy liberals to put up the fund that restores the life and dignity of the little guy, the voiceless, the working people again. Your protests will do little to nothing, they have already put you in cages, tapped the phones of activist organizers, made whistle-blowers criminals. How can you not see this? If the wealthy liberals  do not do this act I’m afraid then we can only assume they are in on the deal, their own personal profits mean more to them than their fellow citizens. Let’s hope they get on the correct side of history.

 

Can’t just bitch any more, you have to build.

 

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the mind ~ random acts of creativity
the heart ~ random acts of kindness
the will ~ random acts of helping make ends meet

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these guys don’t seem to care – how come?
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Is this fer realz?
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Zionism is a Racists Ideology

If there is only one interview you listen to regarding #Gaza let this be the one

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Israel Unleashes Death Ray on Gaza
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Israel is cracking up- the leadership has become the people the world feared.
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Another Israeli Land Grab
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Quiz: Who Said This? Hillary Clinton or Benjamin Netanyahu?
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Progressive’s Betrayal
Rep. Alan Grayson’s Attack on Civil Liberties
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Greenwald: “Elizabeth Warren Speaks Like Netanyahu”
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Bernie Sanders Throws Palestinian Women and Children Under The Bus
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watch for further related topics and updates
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Public Citizen – Merry Christmas For You

This Christmas and New Years give yourself a gift – Your Country!
That’s right take it back!
Here’s the plea and how you can help.

Banks Bundled Bad Debt, Bet Against It and WonAre you Outraged yet?

Dear Friends,
In Japan, they know the meaning of shame. Citigroup does wrong in Japan, and the CEO is forced to make a public bow of apology. In the United States, when Citigroup does wrong, there’s no apology – just subsidies, bailouts and bonuses.

Indeed, one year after it crashed the global economy, drained people’s pensions and retirement savings, and threw millions out of work, Wall Street is back to business as usual – in Washington and Manhattan.

One group is leading the charge against Wall Street, issuing a clarion call to rein in the banksters. That group is Public Citizen.

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442 days.

That’s how long it took after the collapse of Lehman Brothers before the House of Representatives passed some financial reform legislation.

It’s still pending in the Senate. The long delay between the onset of the financial crisis and Congressional movement toward passage of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 did not well serve the cause of reform.

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First, the Good News.

Thanks in no small part to the work of Public Citizen, the bill would set up a consumer financial watchdog agency.

Wall Street said it wanted to “kill” – their words – the agency. Public Citizen was here to say, “no way.”

Public Citizen experts made the case for the agency and they went after Wall Street lackeys, like Representative Melissa Bean (D-Illinois), who tried, unsuccessfully, to defeat or weaken the agency beyond recognition.

If passed by the Senate, the agency will prevent predatory mortgages, rip-off overdraft fees, fine-print bank billing tricks and complicated loan terms designed to deceive.

But besides the consumer watchdog, which we hope will be headed by the magnificent Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, the bill will be little more than an annoyance to Wall Street.

That’s because the bill fails utterly to address the structural problems that led to the financial crisis. As the financial regulation debate moves to the Senate, no one is better positioned to fix these problems than Public Citizen.

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Here the Public Citizen Plan.

Step one: Break up the banks. It’s that simple. The banks are too big to fail,  make them smaller, make sure that the commercial banks where you maintain your checking accounts are separated from the investment banks that gamble on Wall Street.

Step two: Crack down on derivatives, which Warren Buffett called “financial weapons of mass destruction.”
Ban exotic financial instruments that are too dangerous. Make purveyors of new derivatives prove they are safe and subject whatever is permitted to stringent controls.

Step three: Rein in executive pay and end Wall Street’s ruinous bonus culture.

Wall Street aims to pay tens of billions of dollars in bonuses – in the same year it has received trillions of dollars in public support.

Really?

YES!

Then slap a windfall tax on the bonuses. Public Citizen called for it, and the United Kingdom is now doing it. Washington can follow and the bonuses that are paid should only be a reward for long-term success by companies or divisions in companies.

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The Purpose of Public Citizen

The idea behind Public Citizen has always been to create a base of talented advocates who could read convoluted legislation and regulations, translate technical language into everyday English and highlight corporate abuses; use the media to get the word out; petition, lobby, litigate and agitate; and mobilize the public around proposals to advance health, safety, justice and democracy. All to go toe-to-toe with corporate power and WIN.

For almost four decades, that’s what Public Citizen has done. Like no one else in Washington. Now they are ready to take on Wall Street and WIN!

You can count on Public Citizen to name names. They will connect Wall Street campaign contributions to their Congressional allies’ fake solutions. They will lay out a hard-hitting agenda to reduce Wall Street’s power and with your help they will organize the populist rage needed to impose new rules on Wall Street.

With the House of Representatives finally passing its financial reform bill earlier this month, the whole legislative package moves to the Senate. Where it will very quickly move to the front burner in early 2010. There’s no time to delay.

Together, we do have the power to defeat the corruption on Wall Street.

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I urge you to make a contribution before the end of the year to support Public Citizen’s Campaign to help in Wall Street.

Please make your contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 – or whatever you can afford, even if it is One Single Dollar.

Contribute before midnight, December 31, and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a small group of committed Public Citizen donors – up to $100,000! Please help Public Citizen reach this target.

Most of all help spread the word.

Help take your country back.

Every Effort Does Make a Difference.

Onward to Justice!

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Links To and About the Financial Crisis
US Indentured Slavery

S-604 Federal Reserve Aunshine Act of 2009

Utter Fraud

Financial Suicide Bombers

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