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Spreading Seeds – the new role model – alt-future

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.

a.k.a. valued labor – the alt-future – to live culturally, again.

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

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

Goal: To build an economic self-sustainable community that becomes an open-source role model for other like minded 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 choose to participate freely.

We invite and reach out to open minded visionaries to guide us financially in order to secure fertile land and help us develop a sound economy through micro-economic sustainable structures.

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.

We will strive to bring forward an enlighten social consciousness incorporating and working with environmentally sound models and modern thought. We will work diligently to end the practice of unpersonhood that is growing exponentially around the world.

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

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

Put aside ‘it takes a village,’ we need to start building the village, and we need to clean the place up – this is the new role model.

The hardest step is going from zero to one. Universal Basic Income will help make possible the leap that is needed to develop this very real, practical and dynamic community.

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”Mahatma Gandhi

Let’s start practicing.

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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, clean plumbing, woodworking.
Farming: organic, biodynamic, herbs, aquaponics, animal husbandry, bee and butterfly keeping, plant and wildlife management.
Medical: allopathic, Chinese, holistic.
Education of Children: Steiner, Montessori, classical, community.
Adult Education: guest lecturers, arts, philosophy, academic and physical skills.
Computer and Internet Technology: maintain and secure an open and world wide internet.
Worker Owned Business Management: dotting i’s crossing t’s, visionary business expansion, legacy endowment.
Business Retail: co-op grocery, bakery, artists co-op, artisan 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, radio communication.
Government Liaison: a representative voice in the old world.
Lawyering: to deal, confront and protect against the obsolete system.

*(Do not fear hard work or the word co-op, it is just another means of trade, barter, entrepreneurship, like a time bank).

This can all be done through UBI, simply because most people value the quality of life more than the quantity of money.

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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
Biodynamic Food
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Trew Era Cafe
Doers – Focus-E15-Mothers
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anarchi$t
Angels working the farm
People before profit
We Are Change
Arts and Letters and Jail
Code Pink
Change everything
Sean’s Outpost
Peace Economy
Paradigm Shift
Basic Income
Spaceship Earth
League of Conservation Voters
Contributionism
Tierralismo
Only Way to Feed the World
Soil Sisters
Children Of The Schism
CROPP
Good Neighbors
Quit Your Job, Fight Poverty Instead
Give Your Money Away Challenge #GYMAC
Changing Education Paradigms
Ubuntu Planet

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NEEDED: Wealthy Eccentric Benevolent Benefactor
To fund $10 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 for the new entrepreneur. Could employ at least 40 people, when developed 1000s.

Cousins Center

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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

“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

letting go…

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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
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Instructional Video – Leadership

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Give Your Money Away Challenge – #GYMAC

How To Change The World Overnight

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The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future

Interview Highlights
On Diminishing Corporate Influence in Politics
It’s so easy to turn it around. I mean, when you say to yourself, “Where should our country be going? Where should our community be going? How should workers be treated? How should consumers be treated? How should we get clean elections?” You don’t think you have a majority of people [supporting that]? You may have liberals and conservatives on that. And so the key issue is like, it’s a principle of physics. Where do you have the greatest leverage to turn the government around and put Wall Street in an accountable position and make these corporations our servants, not our masters? Congress. 535 men and women. And they all want your votes. But there is nothing organized out there, except a few single-interest groups.

On How Bird Watchers Can Save Government
Look, there are 15 million bird watchers. Some of them are incredibly intense and dedicated. Up in the morning in the marshes, regardless of the weather, with all the equipment. You know, connecting with one another. And they do connect with one another in terms of how many birds they watch. And, why can’t we have “Congress watchers?” It’s such a simple idea. There are people who work overtime on hobbies, complex hobbies, not just stamp collecting, coin collecting, matchbox collecting. There are people who every day do things far more difficult than organizing Congress watchdog groups in every congressional district, like raising children.

On Why You Shouldn’t Dismiss the Wealthy and How They Can Be Part of the Solution
The danger of a stereotype is 100 percent. You never want to stereotype. Even if you have an unfair stereotype. Do not stereotype 100 percent. There’s always the 1 or 2 percent. And justice needs money. A lot of these solutions could be accomplished very rapidly if thousands of organizers were fielded to work every day in congressional districts mobilizing people with a laser beam focus on their senators and representatives. You’d be surprised how fast the legislature and Congress will turn around.

On Military Force
Defense. An attack on our country or an imminent attack on our country. That is the only legitimate international law support for going to war.
On Inequality in America

Every empire in the history of the world has devoured its own people. Every empire when it’s fallen, has devoured itself. And we have so impoverished our country with the diversion of money for the empire, that we’ve got half of the people in this country who are really poor. Half of the people in this country. We are an advanced third world country. We’ve got modern computers. Modern military. Science. But the livelihood of more and more people is disgracefully shameful. And that’s what the 99 percent people were talking about.

On the Source of His Passion for Justice
I had a good choice of parents. As a child, you know, Michael, I couldn’t stand bullies. I actually got red and flushed in the face when a fourth grader would beat up a second grader. So, you grow up that way. And, I wanted to be a lawyer. To me a lawyer meant fighting for justice. It didn’t mean working in the Wall Street canyons for corporate behemoths like Goldman Sachs or Citigroup.

On Civic Engagement
You know the question I ask people? It’s a little facetious. You know, Congress affects you in every way. Good or bad. It can send your children off to war. It can allow companies to rip you off. It can raise your taxes. It can lower your taxes. It spends 22 percent of your income. I say, “Do you spend more time looking at the mirror in a period of a year? Or do you spend more time looking at your congress?”

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Corporate Takeover of America

from 11/10
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Attacking the US middle class

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Obama To The Working People – ‘Screw You’

just summing things up

Open Letter to President Obama

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In Depth: Ralph Nader

Future Airings
Ralph Nader
LIVE Sunday, August 1st at 12pm (ET)
Monday, August 2nd at 12am (ET)
Saturday, August 7th at 9am (ET)

Watch On C-SPAN

Ralph Nader ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and 2000 and as an independent in 2004 and 2008. He is the author of several books, including “Unsafe at Any Speed,” an indictment of the auto industry published in 1965. As a consumer advocate he has spoken out on a variety of issues, including health care, food safety, environmental pollution, worker rights, tax reform, civil rights, and corporate influence.

Ralph Nader is author or co-author of more than 20 books, including:
Unsafe at Any Speed (1965); Whistle-Blowing (1972); Action for a Change (1973); The Big Boys (1986); The Lemon Book (1990); Winning the Insurance Game (1990); Canada Firsts (1992); Collision Course (1994); No Contest (1996); Ralph Nader Reader (2000); Cutting Corporate Welfare (2000); Crashing the Party (2002); In Pursuit of Justice (2004); The Good Fight (2004); Civic Arousal (2004); The Seventeen Traditions (2007); Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! (2009)

Read Nader

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Political Bigotry

Will Nader Run in 2012

video nader on buffet ( soon)

The Giving Pledge

signers pdf

If sincere, a portion of these funds, from any of the families, should be given and set aside for civics education;  for both  high school and adult education in the US.

I’d like to suggest this book as part of a broader text.

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“When we were youngsters, our father would ask us provocative questions. One day he asked, ‘What is the most powerful, event-producing force in the world?’ We guessed and guessed.

His answer: ‘Apathy.’

What? ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘apathy, because huge numbers of apathetic citizens, or victims, allow bad guys to create all kinds of problems on the ground — from dictatorial regimes, to repressed economic conditions, to health and safety hazards, to corruption, to wars and so forth.’

Edmund Burke, the British conservative philosopher around the time of our country’s revolution, put it another way– ‘All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.'”

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Published in 1776, Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.

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