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    That has been the caveat, or the red herring in regards to a hierarchical pyramidal system with new more benevolent leaders in positions of power. I am not advocating that Drake and crew arrest all the evil cabalists and adjudicate in the current court system because the courts are all corrupt and owned by the same cabal, and replace them with the "good guys".

    I agree that a monetary system indexed to commodities is not much better than what we have now. A monetary system without interest at least would be a step in the right direction.

    I'm with Wade on this one, that the control is held in place and all of the current paradigm structures thrive because of the control the energy cartels of oil and electricity have. Remove them and release free energy and those supporting structures collapse and the shift can then begin to occur. How we transition is certainly up for debate, and yes, as you say Dennis, it has to do with what we teach our kids and could be reversed in one generation. I will go even further and state that motherhood really needs to be honored and revered in our societies, as most of the neurotic predispositions are laid down during gestation and the first two years of life, on the visceral cellular level.

    I will look at your Phase two section and get back to you. Did you read what I wrote in the two links in post 34?
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    I would like to applaud your efforts, Dennis. It's amazing material which I'll start reading.

    May I make one suggestion --- if you are able to change the background color of your theme, I would suggest a more calming blue color or a more soothing green color. I think color is SO important in a website so here's a few ideas for blue -- hex# 91a8c9, 6b87b2, 639dc2.
    I love the GREEN! My favorite color, the color of spring, growth, new beginnings. Keep it green. ; ) Thank you for your efforts!

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    That has been the caveat, or the red herring in regards to a hierarchical pyramidal system with new more benevolent leaders in positions of power. I am not advocating that Drake and crew arrest all the evil cabalists and adjudicate in the current court system because the courts are all corrupt and owned by the same cabal, and replace them with the "good guys".

    I agree that a monetary system indexed to commodities is not much better than what we have now. A monetary system without interest at least would be a step in the right direction.

    I'm with Wade on this one, that the control is held in place and all of the current paradigm structures thrive because of the control the energy cartels of oil and electricity have. Remove them and release free energy and those supporting structures collapse and the shift can then begin to occur. How we transition is certainly up for debate, and yes, as you say Dennis, it has to do with what we teach our kids and could be reversed in one generation. I will go even further and state that motherhood really needs to be honored and revered in our societies, as most of the neurotic predispositions are laid down during gestation and the first two years of life, on the visceral cellular level.

    I will look at your Phase two section and get back to you. Did you read what I wrote in the two links in post 34?
    Yes, I did, and you are one very bright person. :~)

    Quick comments: I'm not so sure the exact legal particulars need to be followed in the case of declaring sovereignty. Here's why: On the pyramid you show (and many say) that the Catholic Church and/or Pope has laid claim over our sovereignty, centuries ago. I have heard others say it is the City of London that owns us all. If Drake's friends really can file some paperwork, which is "good enough" for the military white hats in the US to permit/assist in the arrest of the cabal members, then really, it's good enough. 99.9% of US citizens will never completely understand the real sovereignty issues, who signed what and where and when and if it still holds water or not. I believe that 99% of US citizens will not question the authority to make such a move - once it is made, and explained in as simple a manner as is possible, and the fact that it leads to high-profile arrests of financial bigwigs (that most US citizens either know or suspect are crooks), will be enough. Even if every word you write is technically accurate (and my gut says it is, though I have not spent any time on sovereignty legality issues), I don't think the cabal can squirm out of the consequences of their actions, once they are declared, proof shown, and become widely known.

    I do hate to go too far away from what I have been working towards, and what this thread is focused on. I want an immediate effort by the citizens of the US to repair the electoral process. Period. Very narrow focus. I know it will lead to other great things, but need to stay with the very narrow focus, the "sound-byte-sized" issue for average folks to understand and support.

    You said,
    Quote I know you are trying to work with the existing paradigm, as well as the existing electorate, to open up a debate and expose the corruption in the election process.
    Yes, working within the existing paradigm. Making the biggest paradigm change that I believe is possible in one step.

    Working with the existing electorate, yes, with a large percentage that DO know that Big Money has taken over elections and they have never sat down and thought about how to actually change that. That is ONE issue that most US citizens could get behind, and it opens the door to all the other changes - at least the potential - that are the critical current issues. The average citizen would NEVER agree to everything written in Phase II - much of it would be overwhelmingly different than what they have been fooled in to believing is true. But, they could stand up for "Fair Elections" and "Get ALL the money out of elections!" and, generally "Election Reform."

    It is kind of astounding that none of the "professional activists" ever figured out that we need to BE Congress, not yell AT Congress.

    But, I don't want to just open a debate. I do want the obvious corruption in the electoral process to be so clear that it is a 'no-brainer' to support major electoral reform (transformation.) I want it to be so obvious that we have to change it immediately.

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    Great work Dennis! Are you familiar with Norman Goldman, he's an attorney who has a Progressive talk radio show that's been getting a lot of attention because he's knowledgeable about constitution and law, he's passionate, intelligent and most of all dedicated to helping turn this ship around. He's a former Republican who's a better conservative than anyone on the GOP, but has moved to a Progressive platform as a way to launch real change. As an orphan he had to fight to make a name for himself in the world and even tho he's a lawyer, he's one of the few that give the profession a good name. The reason for bringing him up is he's diligently working to rebuild the Democrat party from the grassroots level by helping a lot of good people find their way into local government as a way to help change the system from the bottom up.

    He has a national platform with his radio show and is picking up new stations in major markets all the time. To learn more go to NormanGoldman.com or look him up on FACEBOOK, he's got a lot of good things happening as he builds a network of people across the country, fed up with the corrupted system and who all have great idea's for working together as a nationwide community working toward similar goals. Building a community of leaders who haven't been bought and paid for by ALEC or lobbyists and their corporate masters.

    Since Norm is a lawyer maybe he'll take a look at what you're working on and possibly even help with marketing and promotion. I love listening to his show, he's a straight shooter and an honest man who's trying to make a difference in a country where "the lunatics broke free and have taken over the asylum!" And boy is he great at calling people out on their BS...but he's a lawyer, we shouldn't expect anything less.

    For people who have been turned off from talk radio by the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and all the other right wing hate mongers, Progressive Talk radio is truly a breath of fresh air and is about the only place left in broadcast media where you can hear in-depth discussions about issues that matter. Conversations from people who aren't corporate shills paid to lie or deceive you into voting against your best interests. The corporate masters pay these talking heads MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year to lie to the audience....Not so with Progressive talk, the hosts are people like us who care and they don't get a big paycheck because Progressive talk only has about 10% of the market share that right wing radio has.

    Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Thom Hartmann and Stephanie Miller are other Progressive talk hosts who speak for the people and always put on an informative show...

    Hope the info on Norm helps, kudo's to Dennis for getting out there and doing something to make a difference! Good luck!

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    Hey, Dennis, now that you have more free time (yeah, right), have you considered putting your petition on petition sites? That would get you some new eyeballs and maybe get it to go viral.

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/

    http://www.ipetitions.com/start-peti...er&campaign=10

    http://www.change.org/

    http://www.petitiononline.com/petitions/new

    You can even go directly to the White House: The “We the People” site was set up by the Obama administration more than six months ago to take petitions calling for changes in federal policy. The White House responds to any petition that receives more than 25,000 signatures within 30 days.
    https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions

    Well, maybe not that last one, but whatever you do, I wish you great success because you are actually doing SOMETHING. Bless you for that.

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    Quote Posted by ascendingstarseed (here)
    Great work Dennis! Are you familiar with Norman Goldman, he's an attorney who has a Progressive talk radio show that's been getting a lot of attention because he's knowledgeable about constitution and law, he's passionate, intelligent and most of all dedicated to helping turn this ship around. He's a former Republican who's a better conservative than anyone on the GOP, but has moved to a Progressive platform as a way to launch real change. ... The reason for bringing him up is he's diligently working to rebuild the Democrat party from the grassroots level by helping a lot of good people find their way into local government as a way to help change the system from the bottom up.
    ...

    Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Thom Hartmann and Stephanie Miller are other Progressive talk hosts who speak for the people and always put on an informative show...

    Hope the info on Norm helps, kudo's to Dennis for getting out there and doing something to make a difference! Good luck!
    I don't blame folks for observing that the (phony) 2-party system is all we have, make the best of it, pick one of the 2 parties and try to make them better.

    I also don't blame folks for abandoning those 2 parties, and supporting one of the "3rd" parties.

    I have done both of those.

    Plenty of people have also made the choice to walk away from the whole big stinking pile, in disgust. None in those three groups (2-party partisans, 3rd party partisans, and those who have given up politics and voting) are changing, or ever will change, the paradigm. The Reset Button exposes a fourth way - and the only way to change the paradigm.

    When the magician pushes the box/contraption onto the stage that he will use to saw the woman in half, the trick is already over. As soon as we accept the fact that the box is legitimate, the pretty assistant and the saw and the magician's rhetoric are truly just a show. In the political magic show, as soon as the electorate accept the current political paradigm as legitimate, the major work of the Financial Elite behind the paradigm is done. The circus of campaigning and voting is just a show.

    It is simply impossible, from within the paradigm, to change the paradigm.

    I don't doubt the sincerity and integrity of the talk show hosts that you mention, but if they succumb to the notion that we have to make the best of what we have, they have already (unwittingly) capitulated to the will and agenda of the Financial Elite.

    There was one radio talk show host (Adam Klugman, "Mad As Hell In America") that read the original Reset Button document early last summer, and he was very excited about it. Said he was going to talk about it on his next show, the following Saturday. As it turned out, I was literally in the woods and away from technology that weekend, and I don't know for sure but I don't think it was ever mentioned on the air. (I couldn't find it in the show's archive.) If you are a regular listener to any progressive radio show, you probably have a better chance of getting through to them, to take a look at The Reset Button. Coming from me, it is self-promotion (even though I'm not selling anything and don't want any donations.) Please do try, but don't be terribly surprised to find that "progressive" may not really mean "open minded" to the idea of a real paradigm change.

    Thank you, ascendingstarseed!

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    You guys still don't get it... the spider has already tangled that web for us...

    How do we really know what NEEDS fixing first... ?
    Education,
    Justice system,
    Welfare,
    Food,
    Medicine,

    Quote Dennis:
    For example, many people now "know" on some level, that there is a vague something wrong with the education system in the US. I suspect very few really know more than the fact that Rockefeller and Carnegie deliberately "dumbed-down" the education system. Few know how. Fewer know what to do about it. I know that I was one of the people that knew "something" was wrong, but did not know what it was. I researched it, and now I know, and know two very different pathways to correct it (and I believe each parent should have full understanding of what they are, and the latitude to choose either one, or a blend of both. I realized in one of Drake's radio interviews he does not know - but he knows his dad got a better education than he did, so he'd recommend falling back to that. He and that group, (if successful, and if they or their temporary appointees chart out a new path for the US), need to find out more about specifically what to do. The future of the US is in the minds of today's children, and if there is going to be a great leap forward, the children need to have the atmosphere, tools, direction (and self-direction) to get there.


    Gripreaper:
    and yes, as you say Dennis, it has to do with what we teach our kids and could be reversed in one generation.

    Dennis:
    If there was one unique, new idea expressed in The Reset Button, (Phase II) it was to try to define a solid boundary between wants and needs, allow socialism to cover needs, and some restrained/tamed capitalism (which could be von Mises economic model based, and Libertarian in flavor) to be used ONLY for wants.
    the problem with saying we can just fix the broken education/welfare system is this...

    there is such a rise in autistic cases (autism, any disability, neurological brain damage, etc) that it NEEDS a team of at least 4 professionals to 1 student (teacher, para-specialist for 1to1 work per class, speech therapist, other tutor or professional for special accommodations, special needs bus driver and bus aide, Home care support, doctors and medical personnel, etc.), but will that really FIX the student back to normal to be able to participate in running the country properly?

    where is our next generation really headed??? we need to fix the big pharma problem first … or maybe the justice system...

    Quote Dennis:
    but ignorantly leave several doors wide open - so the next group of corporatists will come right back in and control governance?
    no one can really know what future loopholes to catch before they become current loopholes...

    Quote Dennis:
    a HUGE issue: all of the federal and SCOTUS judges were appointed by cabal puppets. They work for the cabal. If they are not ALL replaced immediately,
    And if we get rid of all the current Judges, Most people – logically- will want the most EXPERIENCED people in the judges seat, so where does that leave us in VOTING in new people?

    EDIT: sorry to be shooting holes and not offering any patches to cover those holes, but at least knowing what the problem is (the real problem) is half the battle...
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    Dennis, Thanks for your dedicated work effort. I finally got through the pdfs, (through mp3 converter). Most of it makes sense to me, despite my doubt that average voters will study comprehensive subjects, ever. I accept your quoted signature-statements: "I want fair, honest elections in the United States! I want US elections controlled by US citizens, not by Big Money from corporations, banks, special interests, and the rich!" I'm generally apolitical and doubt there is any ideal political system. I'll spare you my feelings here. Except one seemingly-relevant point- That Sweden's social democracy is dysfunctional, according to Henrik Palmgren http://www.redicecreations.com/radio...RIR-120415.php


    More importantly, you might find some good connections and wide-publicity at Progressive Radio Network (NYC). Their new link: http://prn.fm/ contains over 60 radio shows, done by volunteer hosts. Actually they invite people to apply for launching their own progressively oriented shows through prn/fm... It seems progressive there means a balance somewhere between liberal and libertarian, (my guess). I consider them as very middle of the road, very rational, widely acceptable in academia, while pushing hard for progressive solutions. The founder is Gary Null....

    Wade Frazier was interviewed by their host, Carol Brouillet (Community Currency Show). The Archive contains countless mp3s (of shows and some articles too). I mention them because the latter part of your long pdf agrees with much that Gary Null has covered, agreeably, for decades on his show, (extending pre-web on NYC FM and other places too). Also, like your pdf, Gary has been saying all along, that clear and succinct actions are essential-- Unlike the occupy movement's lack of same. He seems to have a full time person funneling messages to him. Gary has not however delved into free-energy or disclosure at all, while he focusses on academically accepted stuff, (including radical areas). Especially the vaccine agenda, long before others joined in, but with full scholarly, peer reviewed references. He as led large protests in NY. He has done investigative shows on 911 with big names.
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    Quote Posted by xbusymom (here)
    You guys still don't get it... the spider has already tangled that web for us...

    How do we really know what NEEDS fixing first... ?
    Education,
    Justice system,
    Welfare,
    Food,
    Medicine,

    Quote Dennis:
    For example, many people now "know" on some level, that there is a vague something wrong with the education system in the US. I suspect very few really know more than the fact that Rockefeller and Carnegie deliberately "dumbed-down" the education system. Few know how. Fewer know what to do about it. I know that I was one of the people that knew "something" was wrong, but did not know what it was. I researched it, and now I know, and know two very different pathways to correct it (and I believe each parent should have full understanding of what they are, and the latitude to choose either one, or a blend of both. I realized in one of Drake's radio interviews he does not know - but he knows his dad got a better education than he did, so he'd recommend falling back to that. He and that group, (if successful, and if they or their temporary appointees chart out a new path for the US), need to find out more about specifically what to do. The future of the US is in the minds of today's children, and if there is going to be a great leap forward, the children need to have the atmosphere, tools, direction (and self-direction) to get there.


    Gripreaper:
    and yes, as you say Dennis, it has to do with what we teach our kids and could be reversed in one generation.

    Dennis:
    If there was one unique, new idea expressed in The Reset Button, (Phase II) it was to try to define a solid boundary between wants and needs, allow socialism to cover needs, and some restrained/tamed capitalism (which could be von Mises economic model based, and Libertarian in flavor) to be used ONLY for wants.
    the problem with saying we can just fix the broken education/welfare system is this...

    there is such a rise in autistic cases (autism, any disability, neurological brain damage, etc) that it NEEDS a team of at least 4 professionals to 1 student (teacher, para-specialist for 1to1 work per class, speech therapist, other tutor or professional for special accommodations, special needs bus driver and bus aide, Home care support, doctors and medical personnel, etc.), but will that really FIX the student back to normal to be able to participate in running the country properly?

    where is our next generation really headed??? we need to fix the big pharma problem first … or maybe the justice system...

    Quote Dennis:
    but ignorantly leave several doors wide open - so the next group of corporatists will come right back in and control governance?
    no one can really know what future loopholes to catch before they become current loopholes...

    Quote Dennis:
    a HUGE issue: all of the federal and SCOTUS judges were appointed by cabal puppets. They work for the cabal. If they are not ALL replaced immediately,
    And if we get rid of all the current Judges, Most people – logically- will want the most EXPERIENCED people in the judges seat, so where does that leave us in VOTING in new people?

    EDIT: sorry to be shooting holes and not offering any patches to cover those holes, but at least knowing what the problem is (the real problem) is half the battle...
    Hi xbusymom,

    Have you read some of The Reset Button yet? The stuff here is off-the-cuff, and I think what's on the site and in the PDF is better in a number of ways (including more coherent.)

    I'll try to go over your thoughts...

    The Reset Button was broken into 2 phases. At first, I just saw all the issues, (and of course, a few of the issues have gray zones between them) and it was just a big list. Then it dawned on me (or the muses visited me, or my spirit guide that is usually mute whispered a word, or something) that we cannot get to any of it until we are "insiders." Only insiders have the functional capability to make ANY of the big changes happen.

    (Yes, of course we can each spiritually change ourselves, but that doesn't stop Monsanto, doesn't stop the war-for-profit paradigm, etc.)

    So as to "How do we really know what NEEDS fixing first... ?" I contend that once it is laid out honestly, it will make sense that we cannot start with "Agricultural Reform" and should not spend our energy there - out of sequence. There really is a logical sequence for the first step. I wrote on it pretty extensively, and hope you'll check it out.

    Then, after we have the one new law and one new Constitutional amendment, and only ordinary citizens (vetted to have no ties to corporations) can become elected and appointed officials, the paradigm is changed! We who want change are no longer a bunch of angry activists screaming at people paid not to listen to us (but were paid to meet the corporate agenda.) We the people (presumably) have allies in elected positions! We can really start cooking now!

    So, which of the many problems to attack first? heheheh if the Phase II items were fully fleshed-out and articulated in legal format, all 26 of them could be voted on in the first morning the new Congress meets.

    There was one item that is really not "electoral" and could not logically be crammed into the one law and one amendment that is the goal of Phase I: ending lobbying. Because it will be legal to lobby until it is illegal to lobby, I thought that made a very logical #1 item, along with whatever other "Congressional Reform" items (like getting rid of the concept of 'pork' bills, getting rid of filibuster and cloture, etc.) At least a succinct "End of Lobbying Act" should be passed literally on the first morning Congress is in session. No brainer - that completes the paradigm change, slams the final door shut to the Financial Elite.

    After that...
    • Banking and Monetary Reform (needs to be immediate, because Financial Elite have a $700 trillion dollar bomb they are going to explode, and we need the Federal Reserve dead, and Monetary Reform functionality started immediately.)
    • Representational Reform (this was one of the two great lessons of the Occupy Movement. Immediately create a way for representatives to know the pulse. Do your Senators and Congressperson have any clue what you think or feel? They need to.)
    • Energy Reform (quite literally, we are probably still in the first day or two of the new congressional session... Immediately announce that the Congress embraces non-polluting technology, and is going to do everything in its power to bring forth non-polluting energy ...)
    • Education Reform (is tied into Monetary Reform and Job Strategies, at least the money for the infrastructure and jobs creation. It would take even fast crews a year or two, including outrageously creative architectural drawings, to get the first new schools done. That means there would be a year to figure out the specifics of how to blend a non-traditional and (old) traditional (Trivium) format into education, for teachers and administrators to rethink their roles...)
    And of course, this is just me blabbing and dreaming out loud. The new Congress would be listening to everyone, as well as following the mandate created by what specifically the voters showed as favorable (from Position Papers.)


    I could keep dreaming out loud, but it doesn't mean anything.



    I guess the bottom line is, we will have our fellow citizens in temporary positions of governance, who understand they are there specifically because the public no longer wants the will of corporations to be the national agenda. They will know why they were voted-in (their positions), and we will have - in writing - what their positions are. I would think even the most pessimistic person would have to say at that point, the direction of the US would be changing very quickly to a positive course for US citizens, for the nation, for the part of the environment our nation affects, and for humanity.

    Other than the cabal and their mercenaries, I cannot imagine why anyone would possibly think we are worse off. And we would have increased checks and balances to make sure. Joy in Mudville.

    :~)

    Dennis
    p.s. This is not all the answers. It will take all of us working together to get the answers and implement them. This is just a plan and strategy to get ordinary citizens into the position where we need to be to do anything.

    Autism: have you seen this thread? http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...hat-you-think-

    Judges, well, when I take my pencil and vote for a judge - a candidate that has no ties to corporations, and a candidate that had to provide the same Position Paper as any other prospective elected official, and a candidate who has never been a judge - the views expressed will mean a lot to me. Since the law would state that no one that has ever held a position could ever hold that position again, no judges would be in the running for judgeships, (just as no Senator would be running for Senator, etc.)


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    Hi Wavydome, Geez, that's a bizarre blurb to the story in Sweden.

    I know there is no utopia. I also know we are very much closer to "hell" than utopia in the US right now, especially if you do not allow our foreign policy to escape scrutiny for even a moment.

    I am not pretending that The Reset Button is magical or a panacea - just a giant leap in the right direction. A giant leap away from corporatocracy, and a giant leap towards that "government of the people, by ther people, and for the people I've heard so much about - but never actually experienced.

    I will look at the radio outlets you mention, but if you are a regular listener, maybe you can contact them.

    I do hope that for those that see this as an important effort, you will sign it, own it, and promote it. It's not my plan, it's our plan. :~)

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    Yes Dennis, I did sign BTW and do my regular, small part which is perhaps just a fly on the wall. Avoiding the fly swats too, as most people are tired of hearing about new things to study. I love constructive-studies but not salemanship. I can appreciate that another radio station might sound off-target, but it would be you who would be interviewed-- To make your case. The best part of your work seems to be the action-plans for updated governance? Progressives are into that. Clearly this is important, but honestly, your-specifics are weak talking points for me. My strength is building trades and multiverse subjects. I generally skip Town Meeting, a lovely tradition here- Robert's Rules of Order, etc... It is not my element.

    'Socialism' is indeed part of all current governance. Even the Libertarians need sanitation, police and fire protection (public social services). Political agendas have to outline this. I meant no offense concerning Sweden at all. Sweden just happens to have implemented a social-democracy for a long time. A real, contemporary example, an advanced nation, actual experience, for reference. When concurrent collapse challenges the Wallstreet banksters. Redice is a popular context here on Avalon.

    I have written to PRN, in times past, but never got a direct acknowledgement. I do my share of writing, expecting nothing in return. Sure, i can send them a blurb-- Perhaps just summarize your short pdf for them? Any further thoughts?

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    Yes Dennis, I did sign BTW and do my regular, small part which is perhaps just a fly on the wall. Avoiding the fly swats too, as most people are tired of hearing about new things to study. I love constructive-studies but not salemanship. I can appreciate that another radio station might sound off-target, but it would be you who would be interviewed-- To make your case. The best part of your work seems to be the action-plans for updated governance? Progressives are into that. Clearly this is important, but honestly, your-specifics are weak talking points for me. My strength is building trades and multiverse subjects. I generally skip Town Meeting, a lovely tradition here- Robert's Rules of Order, etc... It is not my element.

    'Socialism' is indeed part of all current governance. Even the Libertarians need sanitation, police and fire protection (public social services). Political agendas have to outline this. I meant no offense concerning Sweden at all. Sweden just happens to have implemented a social-democracy for a long time. A real, contemporary example, an advanced nation, actual experience, for reference. When concurrent collapse challenges the Wallstreet banksters. Redice is a popular context here on Avalon.

    I have written to PRN, in times past, but never got a direct acknowledgement. I do my share of writing, expecting nothing in return. Sure, i can send them a blurb-- Perhaps just summarize your short pdf for them? Any further thoughts?

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    Yes, further thoughts... I need to see a bigger photo of that wavy dome in your avatar! :~) Did you read (in The Reset Button) the section about Education Reform and see what was written about the grounds/campus and the buildings/structures for new schools? Surroundings to inspire. Education feng shui. Like your wavy dome.

    I may look into progressive radio in a day or two. It would be hard today, as I am feeling very down and defeated right now, and it would be impossible for me to hide it.

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    Bigger photo? Photo below has been on my (tiny-bandwidth) webpage since 2008... Later that summer the greenhouse side was glazed.

    I started my website in dial up days and ever since followed the rule of quick downloading. I want people world wide to share concepts and even our country may suffer restricted bandwidth again. Given our karma of a difficult era. I have higher res pics on old HDs. Here is the webpage for above, which shares some construction concepts.
    http://harmoniouspalette.com/Optical...veFitting.html
    It links many other concepts brewed up during building.

    I should add Dennis, that i really loved some things in your pdf book. Adjusting web conversations is difficult where i'm already reviewing other books or shows or forums or whatnot-- By the time people might choose to reply or not. As the case may be. Besides chores, projects, promo for biz, etc... Yes, i went to a school with 14 kids, in rural Vermont, where we actually spent 2-3 hours per school day building the actual school: The Mountain School, first years, Vershire, Vermont, 1963-66. We kids mostly got to clean up and demolish the old barn cow-stantions. Making a library there since that time. Or sheet rock or paint or outdoors tree planting or develop the school's (walk-up) ski slopes. My life tells me kids deserve more involvement with real projects. Learn to integrate work as play. I did hear some trivium-philosophy recently and mostly agreed with it. Though i'm also a very independent thinker, even if i support things, for bigger reasons.

    These coffers cancel out the echoes, on the inside. So, in my mind, as an architectural concept, these coffers provide echoe-proofing cementitious rooms, toxin-free fireproofing, roofing and truss work features.... All for the cost of one....

    This picture is the winter after glazing 2008-9. http://harmoniouspalette.com/AnechoicAuditorium.html

    (The lager-higher-resolution pics i'm 'inserting' on other posts, here on avalon, are photo dumps on my unused web space. As long as my server owner can manage. He was one of my favorite young lads, who once helped out in summers.)

    Thanks for the request of pictures. More power to your effort. Send your link to freedom reigns.us

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    sorry Dennis, with variable job duties every day and finals looming on the horizon- I have not had a lot of time to read thru the phases I and II, (thanks for the autism thread - I did peruse thru that today), I promise to provide a better thought out post sometime this weekend.


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    The Reset Button 2012

    ( http://www.resetbutton2012.org/ )

    I'm late for the projected launch date. Lots of excuses (had to learn enough of a new programming language - new to me - to build the website. New website from scratch, with some database functionality and streaming videos (and more to come), 60,000 words to proofread...

    Please let me know what typos you find, and if you have any problems on the site.

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    @ Dennis Leahy,

    Thank you! This is an excellent form of positive action. It looks like I'll have some reading to do, but I'm looking forward to it.

    I didn't read the entire thread yet. So, I don't know if anyone else recommended to submit a petition via Change.org. You can probably help spread your message, as well as, gain more signatures.

    Nice job,

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    I would like to applaud your efforts, Dennis. It's amazing material which I'll start reading.

    May I make one suggestion --- if you are able to change the background color of your theme, I would suggest a more calming blue color or a more soothing green color. I think color is SO important in a website so here's a few ideas for blue -- hex# 91a8c9, 6b87b2, 639dc2.
    Awesome work Dennis...

    I would also tend to agree with allie. Keep the background soft as it detracts from the content.

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    The Reset Button is an apolitical solution to political problems. If you love politics, you'll hate this.

    The idea is to go after that elusive "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" that gets mentioned frequently, but has never existed in the US. No more political parties. No more politics. No more money in the electoral process. Only ordinary citizens (with no corporate or banking ties) even allowed to run for office. Elected offices last 4 years, and then out - and that person could never serve in that office again. Temporary. Service. Not political careers. Candidates mandated to express their positions, in writing, on a couple dozen critical topics - real topics, not fluff.

    This idea would create a fair and honest electoral system - just what the 2 political parties don't want. Just what the corporations and banks that sponsor candidates don't want. Imagine what it would be like if all three branches of US government were filled with 100% ordinary citizens not tied to corporations (instead of 100% of them tied to corporations, as it is now.) Imagine what we could accomplish.

    One problem: "They" will never voluntarily do this. It will require more than shouting, more than petitions to make it happen. (It will require a strategy - and that strategy, that non-violent strategy - is part of The Reset Button document.)

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    p.s. The above is today's attempt to 'hone' the message down to a succinct, small byte.


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    Removed to avoid hell.
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    Quote Posted by Dennis Leahy (here)
    The Reset Button is an apolitical solution to political problems. If you love politics, you'll hate this.

    The idea is to go after that elusive "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" that gets mentioned frequently, but has never existed in the US. No more political parties. No more politics. No more money in the electoral process. Only ordinary citizens (with no corporate or banking ties) even allowed to run for office. Elected offices last 4 years, and then out - and that person could never serve in that office again. Temporary. Service. Not political careers. Candidates mandated to express their positions, in writing, on a couple dozen critical topics - real topics, not fluff.

    This idea would create a fair and honest electoral system - just what the 2 political parties don't want. Just what the corporations and banks that sponsor candidates don't want. Imagine what it would be like if all three branches of US government were filled with 100% ordinary citizens not tied to corporations (instead of 100% of them tied to corporations, as it is now.) Imagine what we could accomplish.

    One problem: "They" will never voluntarily do this. It will require more than shouting, more than petitions to make it happen. (It will require a strategy - and that strategy, that non-violent strategy - is part of The Reset Button document.)

    Dennis

    p.s. The above is today's attempt to 'hone' the message down to a succinct, small byte.
    Doesn't this also eliminate good people from staying in office. Wouldn't this make a Ron Paul or a Dennis Kucinich impossible. When this whole concept gets taken over, where is room for the Fool On The Hill? If the entire government is being replaced every 4 years, how do we stop being pulled in opposite directions because of the pulse of the nation?

    I work for a company that works for a corporation. Does that disqualify me from running? Who are you allowed to work for to be an ordinary citizen? I think all public workers would have to be eliminated also.
    I think these are good questions, and are answered in the spirit of a transformation from having corporations controlling not only elections but also governance, to one where corporate control of elections is completely eliminated, and collusion between corporations and governance (which will be an ongoing battle) is minimized.


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    Doesn't this also eliminate good people from staying in office. Wouldn't this make a Ron Paul or a Dennis Kucinich impossible.
    Yes, it does. I believe it is a small price to pay, and that once the corporate shills are eliminated, we'll find hundreds of individuals at least as good as those examples.

    Just like the jury selection system finds new jurors, regardless of the fact that there was an awesome jury foreman who was incredibly diligent and moved mountains to make sure a case was judged fairly.

    It is my opinion that we have trained ourselves to think of these elected positions as theoretically something you need to be very special to do. Kucinich and Paul and Grayson and Sanders stand out because they act more like citizens than corporate shills. They seem special (and, in the company they keep, they are.) Common sense and integrity are the key attributes I'd look for in elected officials.

    I could turn the question around (and the concept might make sense, from a different perspective.) Why have term limits on presidents? Why have 4-year terms for presidents, why not 10 years?

    Strict term limits is not my idea; it is one that has been expressed by numerous individuals trying to identify the root causes of our infected government. I do see it as a powerful and important facet of getting free from "royalty syndrome", and quest for power. If a mechanism exists that allows some to grab greater power, they will.


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    When this whole concept gets taken over, where is room for the Fool On The Hill?
    Not sure I understand this question. In a way, we admit more fools on the hill when we eliminate 530 utterly predictable, programmed pro-corporatists. Jesse Venturea was voted into the Governor's office in Minnesota. That was really, citizens going against the D and R being offered as the only options, and selecting what many saw as the fool on the hill. Turns out he was citizen-centric and quite a good governor (unless you talk to a partisan from the D or R camp - which demonize everyone but themselves.)

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    If the entire government is being replaced every 4 years, how do we stop being pulled in opposite directions because of the pulse of the nation?
    I don't know the answer to that. I guess I would expect there might be times where the pendulum swings far, and other times when it does not. Mistakes would require course corrections, and we might over-correct. Isn't the same thing theoretically true right now, but tempered by the fact that legislators simply do not even entertain pro-citizen legislation, keeping the pendulum swung artificially far towards corporatism?

    I would certainly hope that one of the first things any Congress not sponsored by international banks would do is to get rid of the Fed and heavily regulate banking - to eliminate the banking 'shenanigans' that cause wild fluctuations. Same with trading. The corporate-sponsored marionettes now in charge will not regulate trading, but I would hope non-corporate "elected citizens" would eliminate the trading practices that can wipe out a nation in a day (lining traders pockets) or screwing with the price of next year's corn flakes. All-in-all, I would expect there NOT to be wild swings every four years, but that is conjecture. If they occur, it would be for good reason (strong correction for some mistake or unexpected trend change.) I guess I also see corporations at the helm of the eternal push for more, more, more (unsustainable capitalistic growth), and would hope that citizens could see that this is artificial BS perpetrated on us. Today, I had a bowl of oatmeal and cranberries for breakfast. In the year 2025, a bowl of oatmeal and cranberries will be a good breakfast. In Bill Still's research and calculations, nearly all of inflation is artificial. That means the bowl of oatmeal that was $1 today should not be $15 in 2025.

    I took "pulled in opposite directions" as mostly economic, but I would hope that most facets of life would smooth-out rather than become more volatile, when corporations are only in charge of their factories and warehouses, and not the government too. For example, I would expect a nation enjoying peace in 2016 would not have an appetite for war in 2020. What fluctuations do you envision?

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    I work for a company that works for a corporation. Does that disqualify me from running? Who are you allowed to work for to be an ordinary citizen? I think all public workers would have to be eliminated also.
    We have tried allowing all of our elected officials in high office to be corporate. We know that breeds collusion. These aren't Buddhist monks, and people in charge of lawmaking simply must not be influenced by the corporate stock they own, or the corporation they are going to return to in 4 years. They can't possibly vote without bias on a bill regulating or eliminating GMO seeds if they have shares of Monsanto, or vote on whether to go to war if they own a piece of Lockheed-Martin. That's the "spirit of the law" that is being addressed. Can you think of a better way to phrase it?

    Dennis


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    Anything above this portion I can not really respond to. I become more of an anarcho-capitalist every day. Now a year from now I may call myself crazy.

    My solution to most of these problems is to make government so small that the damage a career politicians could do would be very minimal.

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    I work for a company that works for a corporation. Does that disqualify me from running? Who are you allowed to work for to be an ordinary citizen? I think all public workers would have to be eliminated also.
    We have tried allowing all of our elected officials in high office to be corporate. We know that breeds collusion. These aren't Buddhist monks, and people in charge of lawmaking simply must not be influenced by the corporate stock they own, or the corporation they are going to return to in 4 years. They can't possibly vote without bias on a bill regulating or eliminating GMO seeds if they have shares of Monsanto, or vote on whether to go to war if they own a piece of Lockheed-Martin. That's the "spirit of the law" that is being addressed. Can you think of a better way to phrase it?

    Dennis
    I understand what you are saying but then why allow public employees? Once 25% of the public is employed by government, you are almost guaranteed government is going to control everything. How do you stop that quadrillon dollar education complex (that could have been built for $250 trillion) for the city?

    Disclaimer: Monetary values used in my example are what I see the value of money being in 10-15 years if nothing changes with our system. My friends call me an optimist.

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