5 Scariest Things Ever On Earth:

Fukishuima missing cores in water table (soon if not already)
Recent findings on ocean acidification show rate  far beyond all models
Trans Pacific Partnership – Fast Track
Methane hydrates defrosting
Asteroid impacts

(no particular order seemed relevant, but I tried to prioritize)

Reality takes no prisoners!

Gangocracy and Moochercrats: Beggercrat Bankers, Syndicrat Defense Contracts, Thugocrat Media

I done been inspired to rewordsmith some stuff and post it on the Facebooklet by http://www.maxkeiser.com/2013/12/kr532-keiser-report-banker-bego-crats

Piffle financialists, layabout “capitalists”, cliquecrat lobbyists, assisted by balderdash “reps” and ” News”, pretending they can hold us all hostage.

Print us more money or you’ll lose your job, by the way, get a job.

They run the discourse and we let them; same as King George.
Yet more and more of us are more and more out here on the frontier when the king can’t touch us.

Give us think for ourselves, local control, economy, sustainability web communities and currencies, grow our own, bit coin, leakypedia, anonymous,
general peoples’ councils and assemblies, and the Green Party, leave me out of the BS.

Guttersnipes and bums who stash our donations to their cause in Swiss banks in the Cayman Islands, and their cheap goons, thugs, whores and bullies…

It doesn’t matter how they collaborate or who with.
The problem is us all, we who let private collaborators run public things and then reward them for it.

Money is speech, a divided and conquered imperial “republic” is a democracy, “our” foreign affairs are pursuing “national interests” to your benefit, legal fictions legally bound to put profits first are people with rights… have some more Kewl-aid! It’s tasty and nutritious too!!

We must thank Uncle Sam for our rotten meat and idle capital, it proves capitalism right whether I survive it or not. Heh-heh wanna buy a swamp over a bridge?

Don’t get it? one word = microbot-injector-swarm – circa 2015

(see - http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/briefingslide/339/090723-D-6570C-001.pdf – or –  www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/uas_2009.pdf )

The Nonprofit Industrial Complex: an Accessory to the Crime of Capitalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jJ_BBMQ5GE

Nonprofits don’t change anything?!
What’s a person to do? Can’t fight City Hall!

Co-ops, collectives, consensus seeking decision taking, political parties that take no corporate funds, open source horizontal communications and info systems, these are the tools to transform our world into one where everyone is empowered by having some means to decide how they will live.

Nonprofits are just another corporation, they just source investment funding differently. No matter how great an organization is they must pay requisite workers if they are to make any difference. I won’t pick favorites, but some nonprofits are some of the best things you can do with money, others are just another way to be employed in sales (or investment consulting?).

Why cannot one register a nonprofit or political party as a collective or co-op? Not too sure here what the real reason is, but the result is pretty clear!

As an considered anarch (or modern human) I think it is important to advocate and use the US Green Party (a corporation, as required by FEC law) and other means of cooperative and collective self corporatization.

I’m trying to get around to registering for a sole proprietorship, so I can get an EID, and do things corps do, like use AdSense, buy wholesale, pay people, and stuff, to make some money, so I have a job, to be a productive member of society, et cetera, but my heart is just not in it. What I really want is to start a local purchasing and marketing cottage industry collective (and website), and a time dollar exchange (website requisite), but these are not things I can do by myself.

To me, the ideal coop corp would help, even expect, it’s members to self incorporate.

Many would claim any working within the system isn’t anarchism, but i’m an anti-ism-ist anyways, the only thing i appreciate less than “the system” is a system of thought positing there’s a given objective systemic analysis of the system that matters more than anything else (or even that is worth debating, at this point in US political discourse).

Systemic change happens within the system of current thought and considered possibilities. To abandon the few, though unwieldy, tools of consensual political and economic organization we do have is not an effective system for achieving the real systemic changes we need so existentially.

Anarchism is about responsibility, about collective ownership of means to address collective mortal needs. Something, or someone, will govern our collective behaviors. Changing our collective self governance to meet our collective needs is really simply a case of expanding the enterprise of collective self governance through exercising our own collective organization to establish a mutual self sufficiency and political/media voice.

Economic power is political power and vice versa, this is as true for the underclass individual as it is for the country club. To have a voice one must have independence from corporate management, for the precedent is now well established that you can be fired for political discourse that challenges “management”.

The only solution going forward is to be your own boss, let’s do it together.
No hierarchy (an-archy) implies everyone at the top of deciding how they will live, it is the actual natural human way. The band leader who did not see himself as the tie breaking voice and the protector of the weak does not last. When we think about tribal bands we often see only the war chief, not the real leaders, who actually are the old women.

Our natural political state is still very similar to that of the noble bonobo (chimps), except that our modern wars involve more than the inconvenience of a few adolescent and young adult males run amok driven mainly just by hormones, our wars lay waste our Mother.

It is human nature to cooperate collectively most effectively, most empathetic-ally, and most adapt-ably of all beings we’ve known to inhabit Earth, that is what we do, who we really are.

Are we then to give up the ghost in the face of an imaginary opponent? our systems for collective management shall deprive us of collective management?
Shall our means of aggregating and creating wealth deprive us of the results of our aggregation of efforts and means?
I say nay!

We must strike directly at the core of our issues with being managed/governed by those who cannot see that our needs are their needs, we must govern ourselves together by every means available.

All we must give up is unthinking convenience and the recent habit of considering other humans not just rivals, but enemies. That’s the natural thing, the crime against human nature, the dissolution, the separateness, the disconnectedness, implied in the word for those we kill instead of drinking with. War has gotten between ourselves and nature, has disassociated us from our world and each other, has broken the reality we live in, where we are all one, with one destiny and one future in the context of one planet.

Cooperatives have a different kind of office politics, one where enemy and war are dead or dying concepts, where the more who want pie, the more pie there is, a human politics rather than one built on a zero sum game like predator vs prey.

To remake our world again back into one with an expanding pie we must do our best to participate in consensus finding and seeking (collective) self sufficiency at every level, layer, and sphere in our lives.

Co-ops, collectives, consensus seeking decision taking, political parties that take no corporate funds, open source horizontal communications and info systems, these are the tools to transform our world into one where everyone is empowered by having some means to decide how they will live.

Not to take up these tools is to not challenge the powers that be! What would that leave the revolutionary or humanitarian? an argument about whether to donate, parade, and/or riot? what’s that gonna change?

Why I habitually conceptually reverse most binary logical relations

Apparently, I write backwardly. It seems the previous article reads much better in the order (reverse) I posted it as chunks, as a result of YouTube’s character limit on comments. As in:

    • monte letourneau 

      monte letourneau 1 second ago

      In some such contexts insane is such an inadequate understatement that it only provides a reassurance of normality.

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    • monte letourneau 

      monte letourneau 1 second ago

      The only way the nuke industry can turn a profit?

      You, the taxpayer, are their only disaster insurance.

      The National Governments alone insure reactors against disaster, for free, because no corporation will do it cheaply enough to allow profits. Governments do this knowing their ability to raise taxes is the only recourse in extremity. Such extreme disasters are themselves not a matter of if, but only of when, as simple, well studied, a fact as any.

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    • monte letourneau 

      monte letourneau 1 second ago

      I call it the greatest crime against Life on Earth since poverty ceased being a problem only for humans (were it ever to have been otherwise). Basically, it rivals not the finacialization/crash’s(es) ripoff/income inequality growth in rapidity and intensity of effect, but nothing any being has ever done before on Earth rivals this crime against life for it’s relative permanence and scale.

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    • monte letourneau 

      monte letourneau 1 second ago

      , and the three cores themselves are now quite probably down into the groundwater, at least, and will eventually and absolutely unavoidably pollute the mantle core with what does not wash away, just as surely as said groundwater now flows almost directly into the oceans.

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    • monte letourneau 

      monte letourneau 1 second ago

      Meanwhile, they are running out of storage space for the water they are “recovering” (actually, “storing”, more specifically, space for new storage tanks, which are leaking at an increasing pace), are increasingly aware that there is an ever increasing and mostly unstoppable amount of water flowing into the buildings from the groundwater which they cannot “recover”.

Fukashima, Hoist by Our Own Petard, or Greater Crime Than Humanly Imaginable?



Fukushima Nuclear Crisis, Worse Than You Think: 5 Things You Need To Know Now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI8Yl6Hzu4U

Dennis reminds us that the Fukushima situation is “progressively deteriorating”, as opposed to “stabilizing”, and that three reactor cores are still quite unaccounted for (as in whereabouts unknown).

Meanwhile, they are running out of storage space for the water they are “recovering” (actually, “storing”, more specifically, space for new storage tanks, which are leaking at an increasing pace), are increasingly aware that there is an ever increasing and mostly unstoppable amount of water flowing into the buildings from the groundwater which they cannot “recover”, and the three cores themselves are now quite probably down into the groundwater, at least, and will eventually and absolutely unavoidably pollute the mantle core with what does not wash away, just as surely as said groundwater now flows almost directly into the oceans.

I call it the greatest crime against Life on Earth since poverty ceased being a problem only for humans (were it ever to have been otherwise). Basically, it rivals not the finacialization/crash’s(es) ripoff/income inequality growth in rapidity and intensity of effect, but nothing any being has ever done before on Earth rivals this crime against life for it’s relative permanence and scale.

The only way the nuke industry can turn a profit?

You, the taxpayer, are their only disaster insurance.

The National Governments alone insure reactors against disaster, for free, because no corporation will do it cheaply enough to allow profits. Governments do this knowing their ability to raise taxes is the only recourse in extremity. Such extreme disasters are themselves not a matter of if, but only of when, as simple, well studied, a fact as any.

In some such contexts insane is such an inadequate understatement that it only provides a reassurance of normality.

If you do not feel you own your own government, who’s fault is it?

If you don’t feel your country belongs to it’s people, who’s fault is that? As a citizen, taxpayer, voter, consumer, worker, soldier, parent, or fellow human and breathing being, if you do not speak, feel, act, and believe, like you have responsibility for ownership of your government, and economy, whose fault, ultimately, is it, really?It is our fault together, if we fail to embrace the need for everyone to have a voice and be part of reaching, and giving, mutual consent.

It is your own fault if you do not feel ownership of that struggle not to struggle unnecessarily or in vain.

If the government or economy of some people work to deny such equal ownership of nation to others, the individual responsibility will be considered by most in similar proportion.

It is your responsibility that your government oversteps these bounds, and there are many things, more all the time, that you can, and should, do about it.

These are things we can not live without anyway, education, security, health, housing, food, air, water, and access to land and materials or some means of being productive, speech, tools, the means to be fully creative, informed, productive, cooperative, and human, and to help us survive the ramifications our species has wrought upon it’s world.

Without liberty and equality, and love and respect, we have only death.

By far, by the greatest magnitude and depth ever on Earth, this is THE life or death question! The central question deciding whether humans join one of the biggest mass extinctions, well underway, and the fault of no one but ourselves.

If you do not own your own governance and economic participation who’s fault is it?

  • Pat LaMarche2/3 of the lower middle class have stockholm syndrome.
  • Patty DohertyOK – apparently breaking the butter dish and puking up a fur ball on the couch was not the only trouble our kitten wanted to cause today. Now that I have removed him from my keyboard, I can continue….level of a Congressional office, the amount of money you need to run a successful campaign leaves us with very limited choices.
  • Monte LetourneauAll of us former middle class have Stockholm syndrome!

    The last few elections have proven people power to be far more effective than money in getting elected at the Federal level, not that we shouldn’t practice at the local level where a candidate’s a
    ctual abilities and positions matter most. Not that many notice or cite the figures, but recent years’ publicly available surveys of get out the vote methods clearly show (actual) volunteer personal contacts at the door, on the phone, and in social media are the by far the best efforts money can buy.

    “They” (if indeed such individual brains actually exist… in concert) know this, the cells of the imaginary monsters know vast majorities of humans agree on all the most important issues, it is only yourself that does not know it is only your own fault.

    Neither of you ladies is fooling me, despite efforts well deserving kudos.

    Folks, practice for yourself, and your loves, join the best effort to apply people power directly, with consent, actively excluding corporate money – gp.org

Home Manufacturing Co-Ops

I wanna know what you think of this concept:

Home Manufacturing & Marketing Collective

It would be a (local?) group to share 3D printer(s), bulk materials, et cetera, and web promotion/sales of hand crafted and other cottage industry products and skills.

It could be themed on a locality, so as to include local food and seeds, trading used cars, et cetera, or a hobby, topic, et cetera. Ideally there would be a system that included what/wherever you you want to sell, buy, or trade; but if I alone build it that ain’t gonna happen – that’d be a big team sized job just to do the design, set-up, content, or outreach.

It would ideally also include a skills bank, a set of vids, pages, et cetera, to share well selling skills (sets) that are easily learned, to attract new producers and empower members and/or communities, and/or friends, family, and neighbors.

The point is to give each other employment, opportunity, and a better source of better goods. It could easily also double as a time/labor exchange, or even develop into a full bore medium of exchange (currency).

The core of the concept I’m setting out here is buying 3D printers collectively and sharing different ways to use them, marketing otherwise unobtainable replacement parts, pieces designed to foster handcrafting, and products made at home that could not otherwise exist.

Whadda ya think of the general idea?
Got anything to add to, or subtract from, the options and theme laid out here?

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  • Monte LetourneauLocal deliveries to a GPS point by “drones” is already happening in some cities, it could also be part of many such cooperatives.
  • Denise SchuhWhat do you mean by this?? Would like to learn more .. I think local plus national connections are ideal … way to get materials not local, and I know of other communities, particularly CO doing same.
  • Monte LetourneauThis would be a coop for owning 3D printers to start, from where I sit, but it could start with someone who saved up a lot of acorns and some good ideas for marketable handcrafts involving them.
    My personal interests go towards exchanging seed and growing experiences with those who share my unique biome (WI Central Sands), and getting some work for myself and friends.
    A starter in a rural area and one in an urban area would look very different.
    As much as the unique difficulties of finding and sharing work and customers in rural areas need to be my focus, I am also interested in things that may be more appropo in urban areas (like flying bot deliveries, which “drones” would have better use (?!?) in rural areas looking at crops?).

    The question I have first is where do we start?
    Only then to refine it to where do I start?
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Co-Kickstarter? Kickstarter Project Team? Kickstart My Kickstarter?

Monte Letourneau

A web community for sharing, refining, volunteering to help with, Kickstarter projects?
Anyone know of such a thing? or want to chime in to make it happen?

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  • Denise SchuhThere is a kickstarter page where you can contribute, etc.
  • Monte LetourneauI don’t mean for discussing Kickstarter, I mean for sharing and shaping ideas that are too big for one.
    Don’t even know what you’d call it…
  • Denise SchuhGot it – sorry, there is a Kickstarter page for folks looking to get contributions for their various efforts and thought that’s what you were referring to … I would be most interested in a group that shared self sufficiency ideas/plans/projects … is that what you are referring to or no? What type of project??
  • Monte LetourneauSelf sufficiency is my ultimate goal.
    It was at the core of my previous post, which inspired this one.
  • Monte Letourneauboth are also inspiring upcoming posts at montesite.net
  • Denise SchuhI will check it out …
  • Monte Letourneauthis idea is about helping reduce the scope, or gather volunteers for, other ideas of mine like this, and whatever similar other people need, to prepare an effective kickstarter project.
  • Monte Letourneauand for helping clarify a point, like we just did here, but with a targeted community