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Owning Our Future

Transitioning From Maximizing Profits to Sustaining Life –Will Only Occur With The Right to Science Freedom

Owning Our Future:  What kind of economy is consistent with living inside a living being? This question is being answered in experiments across the globe, from community forests in Mexico to “industrial symbiosis” in Denmark.

http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/marjorie-kelly/toward-generative-economy

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Owning Our Future, must Include The Right to Science Freedom

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An evolving civilization CANNOT stay stupid in the science of energy evolution and expect to survive

Owning Our Future

About the author:  Marjorie Kelly is a Fellow at Tellus Institute in Boston, Mass., Director of Ownership Strategy with Cutting Edge Capital, and author of The Divine Right of Capital (2001) and Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution(2012), both published by Berrett-Koehler. Seewww.MarjorieKelly.com

I’d come to Schumacher to share my learnings from four years as cofounder ofCorporation 20/20 at Tellus Institute in Boston, where I’d helped lead hundreds of experts in business, law, government, labor, and civil society to explore a critical question: How could corporations be redesigned to incorporate social and ecological aims as deeply as financial aims? Over 20 years as co-founder and publisher of Business Ethics magazine, I’d seen how corporations and financial markets had come to be the dominant institutions of society, how their profit-maximizing operating system had become the operating system of the planet. That design lay at the root of many major ills facing our society. But Stephan’s talk helped me understand why redesigning corporations did not quite hit the mark as the solution: You don’t start with the corporation and ask how to redesign it. You start with life, with human life and the life of the planet, and ask, how do we generate the conditions for life’s flourishing?

If you stand inside a large corporation and ask how to make a sustainable economy, the conversation has to fit itself into the frame of profit maximization. (“Here’s how you can make more money through sustainability practices.”) Asking corporations to change their fundamental frame is like asking a bear to change its DNA and become a swan.

A better place to start – as the founding generation of America did – is by articulating truths we hold to be self-evident. That’s what Stephan did in the forest, saying simply: “A thing is right when it enhances the stability and beauty of the total ecosystem. It is wrong when it damages it.”[i] The sustainability of the larger system comes first. Everything else must fit itself within that frame.

Read More  http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/marjorie-kelly/toward-generative-economy

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United_Front

We must never disconnect energy evolution from economic progress
New Economy, New Rules, New Energy Science.


http://www.expressionoftruth.com/2013/05/the-10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html

As an aside: there are some who have pointed out that Tesla’s experimentation with the ionosphere very well could have caused the massive explosion over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908, which leveled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned HAARP technology.  I submit that we would do well to remember that technology is never the true enemy; it is the misuse of technology that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism.

Here is a video that offers an essential alternative view of ancient Egypt and other cultures that employed pyramidal structures, which suggests the staggering outer limits of what Tesla was attempting to harness and offer to humanity:

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What Then Must We Do? We Must Include The Right to Science Freedom

What Then Must We Do? We Must Include The Right to Science Freedom

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16847-the-next-american-revolution-has-already-begun-gar-smith-interviews-gar-alperovitz

What Then Must We DO

The Right to Economic Justice – Must Include The Right to Science Freedom

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An evolving civilization CANNOT stay stupid in the science of energy evolution and expect to survive

The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz, currently a Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, has been writing books about wealth, democracy and national security for 48 years. In addition to serving in several government posts (including Special Assistant in the US State Department), Alperovitz is a founding principle of The Democracy Collaborative and a boardmember at the New Economics Institute

What Then Must We Do? (his latest book and his twelfth since 1965) is a breezy, conversational read filled with somber forecasts, hopeful alternative economic strategies and lots of surprising facts and stats (Some examples: If the nation’s personal wealth were divided evenly, a family of four would receive $200,000 a year. The hourly US minimum wage, adjusted for inflation, is now $2 less than it was in 1968. The US is such a large country “You can tuck Germany into Montana!”)

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What Then Must We Do? (the title is borrowed from Tolstoy) explores a challenging premise: “The coming painful decades may be the prehistory of the next American revolution – and an evolutionary process that transforms the American system, making it both morally meaningful and ecologically sustainable.”

Read More http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/16847-the-next-american-revolution-has-already-begun-gar-smith-interviews-gar-alperovitz

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United_Front

We must never disconnect energy evolution from economic progress
New Economy, New Rules, New Energy Science.


http://www.expressionoftruth.com/2013/05/the-10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html

As an aside: there are some who have pointed out that Tesla’s experimentation with the ionosphere very well could have caused the massive explosion over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908, which leveled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned HAARP technology.  I submit that we would do well to remember that technology is never the true enemy; it is the misuse of technology that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism.

Here is a video that offers an essential alternative view of ancient Egypt and other cultures that employed pyramidal structures, which suggests the staggering outer limits of what Tesla was attempting to harness and offer to humanity:


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Ralph Nader’s “I Told You So” Will Only Change With the Right to Science Freedom

Ralph Nader’s “I Told You So” Will Only Change With the Right to Science Freedom

http://occupydemocrats.com/watch-ralph-nader-explain-how-big-business-has-taken-control-of-the-us-government/

Providing a scathing commentary on just how strong of a grip big business and multinational corporations, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader joins Amy Goodman on Democracy Now to discuss his new book, Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns.

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For any meaningful change to occur, excluding after the fact, “I told you so(s)”, must Include The Right to Science Freedom

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An evolving civilization CANNOT stay stupid in the science of energy evolution and expect to survive

Ralph Nader Explains How Big Business Has Taken Control of the US Government

In this hard-hitting video, Nader explains the consequences of lifting financial regulations and allowing big businesses to accumulate power and purchase congressmen without limits.

While members of the mainstream media are quick to echo the public narratives pushed onto them by a corporatist media structure, great leaders like Nader mince no words in fighting back with academically honest dissent – and later saying, “I told you so”.

Watch the very informational and entertaining video here:

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/4/american_fascism_ralph_nader_decries_how

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United_Front

We must never disconnect energy evolution from economic progress
New Economy, New Rules, New Energy Science.


http://www.expressionoftruth.com/2013/05/the-10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html

As an aside: there are some who have pointed out that Tesla’s experimentation with the ionosphere very well could have caused the massive explosion over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908, which leveled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned HAARP technology.  I submit that we would do well to remember that technology is never the true enemy; it is the misuse of technology that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism.

Here is a video that offers an essential alternative view of ancient Egypt and other cultures that employed pyramidal structures, which suggests the staggering outer limits of what Tesla was attempting to harness and offer to humanity:


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Al Capone’s Economic Flow Chart Crashes With The Right to Science Freedom Made Accessible

Al Capone’s Economic Flow Chart Crashes With The Right to Science Freedom Made Accessible 

Economic Flow Chart

The Right to Economic Justice – Must Include The Right to Science Freedom

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An evolving civilization CANNOT stay stupid in the science of energy evolution and expect to survive

The Corporation is an Award-winning Documentary examining the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person.

Looks more like an Al Capone type system. Like the Lotto fever, ONE WINNER …….. is not what those that framed the US Constitution meant


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United_Front

We must never disconnect energy evolution from economic progress
New Economy, New Rules, New Energy Science.


http://www.expressionoftruth.com/2013/05/the-10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html

As an aside: there are some who have pointed out that Tesla’s experimentation with the ionosphere very well could have caused the massive explosion over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908, which leveled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned HAARP technology.  I submit that we would do well to remember that technology is never the true enemy; it is the misuse of technology that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism.

Here is a video that offers an essential alternative view of ancient Egypt and other cultures that employed pyramidal structures, which suggests the staggering outer limits of what Tesla was attempting to harness and offer to humanity:


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The Right to Economic Justice – Must Include The Right to Science Freedom

Repeated financial collapses, combined with bleak social and environmental impacts, have revealed the traditional model of “single-source capitalism” to be profoundly broken. The IIRC is now quietly proposing that it be replaced.

 

Right to Economic Justice

 

The Right to Economic Justice – Must Include The Right to Science Freedom

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An evolving civilization CANNOT stay stupid in the science of energy evolution and expect to survive

 

The New Economy Balance Sheet | The Nation www.thenation.com 

A visionary approach to financial accounting could inject the values of fairness and sustainability into standard business practice.

Not quite three years ago, standing in an ornate hall of St. James’s Palace in London, Charles, Prince of Wales, laid out his belief that accounting can change the world. A longtime environmentalist, he told hundreds of politely seated leaders that annual reports were “not providing the information we need to tackle the major issues confronting the world economy today”: everything from an increasing global population to the overconsumption of finite natural resources, from pollution to climate change.

Prince Charles knew that corporations had been expanding their efforts to measure and disclose their impacts through sustainability reports. The problem was that companies were far more concerned with their financial reports, which had little connection to their social and environmental counterparts. The time had come, he argued, for the institutions that governed these respective efforts to seek common ground through a new initiative known as the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), whose purpose would be to lay out the principles through which sustainability and finance could be combined.

Read more: The New Economy Balance Sheet | The Nation http://www.thenation.com/article/174892/new-economy-balance-sheet#ixzz2WyUAriyd
Follow us: @thenation on Twitter | TheNationMagazine on Facebook

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United_Front

We must never disconnect energy evolution from economic progress
New Economy, New Rules, New Energy Science.


http://www.expressionoftruth.com/2013/05/the-10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html

As an aside: there are some who have pointed out that Tesla’s experimentation with the ionosphere very well could have caused the massive explosion over Tunguska, Siberia in 1908, which leveled an estimated 60 million trees over 2,150 square kilometers, and may even have led to the much maligned HAARP technology.  I submit that we would do well to remember that technology is never the true enemy; it is the misuse of technology that can enslave rather than free mankind from its animal-level survivalism.

Here is a video that offers an essential alternative view of ancient Egypt and other cultures that employed pyramidal structures, which suggests the staggering outer limits of what Tesla was attempting to harness and offer to humanity:


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Does it Feel Natural?

Does it Feel Natural?

The Pachamama Alliance’s post and photo “Bringing Awareness to Your Vacation” struck a chord in me prompting the mixture of feelings and relationships surrounding Leisure and Creativity.

Bringing awareness to your vacation seems a good time to inquire about “weary souls, stressful lives, and the stark contrast between “commercials and real life”.

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Does it feel natural?

I understand most salaries and wages are dependent on ignoring the inconvenient truths of reality (global warming, corporate rule, poverty, starvation, ecological destruction, pollution, stagnant energy science, nightmare traffic, to name just a few of the major blossoming catastrophes we are experiencing).

Can any problem be solved by ignoring it?  Does it feel natural the direction we are taking and supporting? Does it feel natural that the best we can do for “Green” is fracking and trivia solar and wind? What happened to creativity and facts we have known since the 1940’s? http://exploringenergyevolution.blogspot.com/

Does it feel natural to increase productivity tenfold and get paid less than your parents, as prices for everything skyrocket, including medical and insurance? Does it feel natural with world population exploding, the economy slithers sideways? Does it feel natural for everyone to work to increase the EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and  amortization) for their investors/masters, who now own 98% of the world’s wealth and resources, while the remaining seven billion population fight for the 2% scraps? Who deliberately designed the system to keep the masses in Maslow’s Survival Mode, with no time for Self Actualization? How long can Human Life and Sustainability survive in this mode?

Or does this feel natural?

The promise, of a future foretold a half century ago for today: Appleby’s world, “a world where he never had to pay a power bill, where heating and cooling were free of energy costs, where his water was pure and veggies local and fresh, and where a four hour work day allowed him ample spare time to indulge in his writing fantasies. Outside, the air was fresh and the streets clean. Everyone had a job, and in this world-the real world-there were no clandestine powers holding back progress. All received a fair share for their efforts” An Impossible World? Excerpt from The Energy Solution Revolution by Brian O’Leary http://freedomtimes.blogspot.com/2009/04/impossible-world.html
“Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by power obtainable at any point in the universe. It is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.” —Nikola Tesla

The Energy Solution Revolution

 

The World We Envision – Clean, safe, abundant, inexpensive energy for all… stabilized climate… clean and healthy water, food, and air for all… beautiful blue skies over our cities… low-impact, sustainable forestry and agriculture… beautiful landscapes unspoiled by wires and smokestacks… recycling of virtually all wastes… rivers running free and natural… thriving sustainable local economies… living standards and education rates increasing… birth rates declining… a global culture of sharing… unleashed human creativity… a new and lasting era of world peace… With a revolution in energy as the foundation of renewed and loving stewardship of our planet, we can transform our world into a beautiful and healthy home full of promise, opportunity, abundance, and peace for all of humanity. New Energy Movement http://www.newenergymovement.org

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New Moon Action: Bringing Awareness to Your Vacation

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is almost afoot.  For many of us, this means eagerly anticipated vacations are being planned, and weary souls will finally take much-needed time off.

There’s no doubt that breaking from our stressful lives is balm for our bodies, minds, and spirits. By shaking up our routines and venturing into new territory, we expand our perspective, revitalize our energy, and replenish our souls.

Widening Our Perspectives, Deepening Our Awareness

We also give ourselves the opportunity to deepen our sense of connection with others when we open ourselves to engaging with people who may have different traditions and beliefs than our own.

Mark Twain once wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” No doubt Twain learned, first hand, the benefits we garner when we dare to step into the unfamiliar.


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CARING ABOUT OUR CHILDREN

Reprinted with permission from http://freedomtimes.blogspot.com/


This Post was inspired by the comments on Linkedin’s ‘fossil fuel fracking bridges’
CARING ABOUT OUR CHILDREN
 
• How many more “bridges” do we need to build to continue to create futures of “limits”, that constrict and choke, while adapting to the consequences of the “limit creation platform”, i.e., ecological destruction, global warning, poverty, slower than a snail on superhighways…….the list goes on and on? Just so everyone can stay (using a polite term) “uninformed” about energy evolution, and their lack of freedom to create infinite possibilities from infinite resources?
 
“You have no need to know” since the 1940’s, is a concept totally incompatible with Freedom. It is time to wake up to the unused possibilities of E=MC2. 
The question must be asked: How can a “free” society be so brainwashed into believing that out of countless possibilities of E=MC2 applications, we know of only two – nuclear bombs, and the deadly radiation by-product application?
 
Hey Folks, this is kindergarten science comprehension!
 
• The George Washington University’s Planet Forward: The Promise of Energy for Everyone Video http://planetforward.org/idea/looking-to-nature-for-a-new-take-on-energy 
 
• Limitation and Conservation of the infinite defies common sense, intelligence, wisdom and understanding
 
• Responding to the comment ”is there a way to actually collaborate and actually solve these issues”. There definitely is!

It’s called Science. 

Past the hidden variables, past the Trouble With Physics (Lee Smolin), past the idling standard model, clarifying LENR, beginning with the faintest grasp of Zero Point surmised in The Hunt for Zero Point, and daring to question the “incomplete, but partially testable” unified field theory,1928 Einstein. Two avenues available: The hard way – reinvent the wheel. The easy way – demand freedom.

 
A must review “Our Gifts to Future Generations – “ADAPT” to choking to death

http://freedomtimes.blogspot.com/2010/07/our-gifts-to-future-generations.html

Farewell – American Democracy.  It’s Official. Corporations Rule. The American Justice System has decided

Ask your two year old on a seesaw about balance, weight and power when 2% golden greedy guts owns 98% of the worlds’ Wealth and Resources, and price gouges the remaining 98% for their right to live and survive.

Wealth of most Americans down 55% since recession  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57587033/wealth-of-most-americans-down-55-since-recession

NO BODY OF MEN HAS THE RIGHT TO DENY THE TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF MANKIND

International backlash from genetically modified wheat

Top 10 Worst Effects of Global Warming

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Global warming is the long-term, cumulative effect that greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide and methane, have on Earth’s temperature when they build up in the atmosphere and trap the sun’s heat. It’s also a hotly debated topic. Some wonder if it’s really happening and, if it’s real, is it the fault of human actions, natural causes or both?
When we talk about global warming, we’re not talking about how this summer’s temperatures were hotter than last year’s. Instead, we’re talking about climate change, changes that happen to our environment, atmosphere and weather
over time. Think decades, not seasons. The term global warming itself is a bit deceptive because it implies we should expect things to get hotter — not necessarily stormier, drier and even, in some instances, colder. Climate change impacts the hydrology and biology of the planet — everything, including winds, rains and temperature, is linked. Scientists have ob­served that the Earth’s climate has a long history of variability, from the cold climes of the Ice Age to temperatures as hot as an Easy-Bake oven. These changes are sometimes noted over a few decades and sometimes stretch over thousands of years. What can we expect from a planet undergoing climate changes?
Scientists studying our climate have been able to observe and measure changes happening around us. For example, mountain glaciers are smaller now than they were 150 years ago, and in the last 100 years, the average global
temperature has increased by roughly 1.4 degrees F (0.8 degrees C) . Computer modeling allows scientists to predict what could happen if the climate pattern continues on its current course, projecting, for instance, that temperatures could rise an average of 2 to 11.5 degrees F (1.1 to 6.4 degrees C) by the end of the 21st century .
In this article, we’ll look at 10 of the worst effects of climate change, including some immediate effects observed and some hypothesized through climate modeling.
 
Global warming isn’t just about things getting hotter — other changes can occur,including stormier, drier and even, in some instances, colder conditions.
 
10. Rising Sea Level
9. Shrinking Glaciers
8. Heat Waves
7. Storms and Floods
6. Drought
5. Disease
4. Economic Consequences
3. Conflicts and War
2. Loss of Biodiversity
1. Destruction of Ecosystems

Bradley Manning supporters protest for his release

 People gather on June 1, 2013 during a demonstration in support of WikiLeaks whistleblower U.S. Army Private http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57587226/bradley-manning-supporters-protest-for-his-release