Smiles, Laughs Giggles and Grins, local complicity

Dirty Buisness

Local legislators and media personalities across the country, are helping to devalue and degrade the average Americans quality of life. From coast to coast they’re working with corporate interest to with hold water and pensions in Detroit, refuse the grid to innovative solar energy producing homes from California and Arizona clear to the east coast, and who knows what else they’re working against us on.

NBC Anchor Brian Williams Cops to Fibbing About Iraq War Story

For years, Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC Nightly News, has claimed to have been aboard a military helicopter that was forced to land after being hit with an RPG during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He’s now copping to the fact that the story is not true.  Source: NBC Anchor Brian Williams Cops to Fibbing About Iraq War Story


 CBS Philadelphia Recalls Clinton Sniper Fire Lie

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Published on Feb 5, 2015

On CBS Philadelphia on February 5, 2015, radio host Chris Stigall plays former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s retelling of Hillary Clinton’s phony sniper fire story from the 2008 presidential campaign


 Lies, and more lies coupled with corruption, from top down throughout US government.

Recently I’ve made it a point to catch and keep up with my local media. When I think of the local media today, I think of a down home, more caring version of the corrupt corporate media, just a tad bit truer than what we get as a nation or globally. What I would expect, I guess from the local media personalities, that not only have to live here, with the locals they smile, giggle and grin at everyday over, police brutality, roads, tragic, failing infrastructure, resource allocation, climate what if’s, as well as economic plans, schemes and much, much more. I mean they live here, they actually complicit with their own demise, as they spew out, faulty, filtered, garbage news bits, gauging questions and advertisement from start to finish.

Just yesterday they ran this article titled ‘Philadelphia City Council Candidate Hijacks Domain Names To Steer Voters From His Opponent’ with, what I gathered to be a population gauging question, ‘Is this ok?’ basically trying to access the populations moral compose. the story went as such, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s, Democratic Primary challenger, Ori Feibush, bought the domain names representing the councilman.

So, when you type in KenyattaJohnson.com, .org or .net, you will be redirected to Feibush’s campaign page.

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Quoting CBS “

Councilman Johnson says he isn’t bothered by the political tactic. He is taking the high road.

“I run a clean campaign. This is about the issues that matter to voters. That’s not the type of campaign that we operate.”

His campaign website is www.citizensforkenyattajohnson.com.

“Hopefully folks will be able to go and find more information my platform and how I will move 2nd council district and city of Philadelphia forward.”

Eyewitness News went to Feibush’s campaign office, but he was not available for an interview.

This is the real estate developer’s first time running for a political office.

His campaign manager did give a statement, saying in part: “Our decision to redirect domain names associated with Councilman Johnson  to www.orifeibush.com was a simple measure to let voters know that there is a better option to represent their voice.”

Political expert Bill Rosenburg says, “If you think about campaign and dirty tricks this is nothing really new.”

Rosenburg is a political science professor at Drexel University.

He says there is nothing illegal about cyber squatting someone’s name, but it could backfire against Feibush.

“You have to make a determination about doing little tactics like this, whether that is a serious enough person to represent people in council.”

Rosenburg’s advice for future politicians,”You should go out and buy all your .com’s, .net’s, the dot-everything to protect your brand.”  — Source & video:

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My first thought was this is fraud, another young criminal trying to find his way home into politics’s, and I was right. I don’t know if it’s considered fraud to anyone else but it’s damn sure fraud to me. Where we should be electing people with integrity to serve folks and denouncing Ayn Rand type greedy selfish philosophies from government, our local media is gauging how much malfeasance we will allow for. I mean there was no other reason for CBS to ask the question, we all know the answer to it, it’s foul, border line fraud, a definite lack of honor and integrity.

Needless to say that if, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, who happens to be considered black, had done the same thing to his challenger, Ori Feibush, who happens to be considered white, the question would not have even been asked. Hell, the title would have changed, to ‘Councilman commits fraud, lacks integrity,’ I almost have to think, that the real question being asked here was, if it’s ok for a white candidate to defraud a black incumbent in the year 2015, and I guess we will see.

My point is common to most of us, that after a few days of keeping up with my local media, it’s obvious that they are not a kinder, more caring version of the criminal corporate mega entertainment cabals, posing as news or free press outlets. The talking head personalities, being propped up in front of teleprompters to smile, laugh, giggle and grin the elite’s message of ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy.’ go on back to sleep, we got this till your end, are worst then those who spew their polarizing charms worldwide. If not worse, at least very much the same. The difference being only of the illusion, that they care for at least the region they reside in, what’s going on in it, how, and why. They don’t deserve our communities allegiance or admiration, instead a good ousting and our stern amount of disdain.

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That being said we don’t only have a utterly corrupted media, local or otherwise, we have a totally corrupted 2 party 1 agenda political system nationally as well as locally to complement, and sustain it.

Do you recall what the NJ Borough of Helmetta Police Department Special Police Officer Richard Recine said on film.

You know, the trickle-Down Tyranny statement, “Obama has decimated the friggin Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. ’Cause if he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.”  I’ll drop the video down below and press on through my point.

The Helmetta, borough council promised an investigation but instead of doing that, or in spite of that,

the borough council decided to propose an ordinance to ban people from taking photographs and videos inside public buildings, with certain exclusions. This act of safe guarding the state, decimates the rights of the people to know and act on what is known. This is what renders the people powerless in their own governance.

After cop’s viral Obama rant, town seeks ban on videos

Under the proposed ordinance, a permit would have to be secured and approved by the borough before any photographs or videos could be taken on the interior of any public building. The proposed ordinance does not apply to the taking of pictures and videos at any meetings which are held in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

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Is this what America has become? So called authority figures, from police officers to government officials, who hold offices and positions in which they are supposed to serve the public, instead blatantly state that the obvious, that they will do whatever they want and could care less about a Constitution? Should we expect and except local lawlessness from the very agencies who are supposed to uphold and safe guard the law?

Well I do not consent and withdraw participation. I’ll find other ways to co-operate with my fellow Americans.

I do very much suggest Cooperatives and Voluntarism, will link.

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Doomsday Clock Wake Up! 3 Minutes to Midnight

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Doomsday Clock Set at 3 Minutes to Midnight

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Officials from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have announced that they have downgraded the world’s prospects by two minutes, placing it three minutes to the apocalyptic midnight, due to worsening global climates and the failure to reduce nuclear weapons.

Stewards of the symbolic Doomsday Clock are ringing the alarm about rising world threats.

A survey of trends by the publication Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has placed the current time as three minutes to midnight, a time-based representation of the apocalypse.

This two-minute gain was primarily precipitated by the group’s dismay at seemingly unfettered climate change and global nuclear weaponization.

Publication officials also called out the United States and Russia for lackluster efforts in reducing their nuclear weapons supplies just as other countries like India and Israel are working to improve theirs.

The last adjustment to the clock occurred in 2012 when it gained one minute due to similar reasons along with the outbreak of H5N1 flu.

Two minutes is the closest it has been to midnight, which happened in 1953 after the hydrogen bomb was tested.

The end of the Cold War in 1991 reflected the most optimistic time, at 17 minutes away from midnight.

The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by University of Chicago scientists who were involved in the development of the nuclear bomb and has been maintained by the Bulletin since then.

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Have You Signed The Social Contract?

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The Truth about The Social Contract

We live within a contract driven socioeconomic-political system that exploits and even extorts your choice at Age of Majority, instead of contracting with you. At the least it’s cradle to grave fraud.

How many people do we have to reach? The magic number needed to enact significant social change is 10% according to social psychology research. That means we have a short window to head off any further centralization of power worldwide.

Types of Government, Explained

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The social contract is a concept that liberals and conservatives
interpret as very different things. Those who consider themselves liberals tend to use
the term in a positive sense,
to encompass ideals of social responsibility and social justice,
both of which are loaded terms in their own right. Conservative tend to interpret
the social contract as an extension of collectivism, therefore viewed as an
invalid training construct.
Most of the time this debate doesn’t go far beyond these two multiple choice options,
that’s unfortunate because this is a false dichotomy, there are more than two ways
of looking at this.
Like it or not, the way we can see the social contract or the lack thereof
has a massive influence on the way society is organized. So it’s in our best
interest to reexamine our assumptions on the topic.
So, what is a social contract, short answer is that the social contract is a set of
expectations established by a group and forced on it’s members.
The term was first popularized by the French philosopher jean-jacques Rousseau,
during the Enlightenment period Rizzo’s concept of the social contract was
unapologetically collectivism by force. People claim that individuals should
merge their rights and there will, to society at large, for the greater good and that those who do not bend to
the will of the majority, should be forced to submit.
Rarely are modern proponents of the social contract as honest as this,
but in practice nothing’s really has changed. In modern times a majority,
or more accurately, the elected officials a majority, wish to establish public
programs and need to fund those programs, it is generally understood
that this will be made possible through taxation.
Of course people who buy into this line of thinking promote the idea that people
should happily pay taxes, after all it is our duty, there’s that social contract that we’re all a
part of but the unspoken reality here is, that those who aren’t enthusiastic
volunteers, will be forced to pay. If you refuse to you’ll have your property confiscated
and/or be drawn into a cage for a decade or two, no big deal right.
Now the current way that most people frame this debate is a false dichotomy,
because though, the political right does not acknowledge it, the fact of the matter is that
they have their own versions of the social contract and philosophically it’s identical at its core.
The majority in the political right, supports forced taxation, they just have a different concept
of where the stolen money should be spent. They also support collectivism by force in the
form of the legislative executive and judicial systems, so they don’t generally see it as such.
The problem here is that people are not being honest about the implications
of their politics. The social contract as it is right now is a set of rules imposed by force
upon people were given no choice to opt out.
Those rules change constantly, because new laws are being written all the time.
It is assumed that if you’re born within a specific country, the government ruling
that geographical region has the right to impose requirements restrictions on
your life.
We’re talking about force taxation, compulsory schooling, registering for
military draft, mandatory vaccinations,
the underlining issues are still the same, the method serves to refer to the Constitution as
the point of reference for the assumption that this changes the dynamic,
it really doesn’t, the constitution is often referred to as a document designed to
restrict government.
What most people overlook, is the fact that the constitution, was first and foremost
used to create government with the understanding that this government would
have power over the citizens.
But did the people who wrote the Constitution
have the right to give the government that power? In order for the contract to be
valid, those who it claims to bind, must agree to it in full awareness of the terms.
In other words, there must be informed consent, any contract that fails to meet these
conditions is invalid and  therefore has no real or legitimate powers, even if that contract is
well written, and noble in it’s intentions.
 group of men two hundred years ago, sitting down and writing doc,
can not hand power to the government today, cease your property by force or put you in
jail for smoking a joint,
regulate how you build your house, obviously these kinds of laws were not
the original intention of the founders,
the federal government itself owes it’s existence to the Constitution.
In fact this was the explicit reason why the Constitution was created
your replace the Articles of Confederation, which was much more decentralized in
nature.
So even though the federal government is clearly abusing its power, it’s claims of
legitimacy of rooted in the Constitution.
So it is extremely important to question whether that claim is valid.
Some use vague notions of democracy to try to get around this issue, but this really
doesn’t hold up.
If eleven people are in a room and 10 people vote to take the eleventh persons wallet and
distribute it’s contents is this valid ? If not then why would be valid on a larger
scale?
Even if 100 percent of the population view the electoral process as legitimate
participating, which is clearly not the case, still wouldn’t change the
underlying morality theft is theft,  regardless of how popular it is.
Now on the other side to this, all societies gravitate towards rules.
Humans tend to want structure, they want violent crime to be dealt with consistently
and justly, they want certain activities like child slavery
and child pornography to be prohibited.
Most people don’t want their neighbor to be dumping poisons into the ground seeping
into the water.
This tendency to want to establish societal norms will manifest
whether you like it or not and regardless of whether you see deep
philosophical problems with it or not.
Be honest there are philosophical Problems here but in practical terms we have
to deal with people as they are,
and not as we wish they would be, there for the question is really how this tendency
will manifest in how we deal with it.
In the current paradigm, both the political left and the political
right endorse collectivism by force without informed consent.
So what would be the alternative how can we address this tendency towards societal
rules with out degrading back into what we have now?
Say a group of people establish a club, and with it
a set rules and they open up membership to the public if the rules are clear and
membership is voluntary,
then this would be a valid arrangement, as long as the members can choose to walk away at any
time.
If we were to talk about this on a societal level membership would be
citizenship.
Of course this implies a citizenship and the duties and/or protections that may
come with it
cannot be imposed upon a child and then assumed to be valid to that person’s adulthood.
Citizenship must be conscious choice made in full awareness of the terms.
Parents can not make that decision for their children, at least not for their whole lives,
nor would it be a legitimate from this perspective, to have a gavel of so-called
lawmakers writing new laws willy nilly, writing new laws changes the terms of the
contract.
Changing the terms of the contract inherently invalidate that contract,
unless people voluntarily sign on to the new terms. Now this is a
radically different way of looking at human societies and it is not something
that could just be superimposed over current system.
In fact fully coming to terms with it’s implications will inherently break the
current system.
Because with it comes the realization, that the government is operating on a invalid
contact, and their so called authority is little more than a self-serving fantasy.
Once you see that, why would you obey them. In the early stages you may give in to fear
their enforces,  but when the enforcers begin to wake up,  it’s over.
This whole topic may seem to you to be like a
pointless philosophical exercise, but consider for a moment where we’re headed
as a society today.
All empires fall and the United States is on its deathbed
the entire planet is going to be destabilizing when this comes down,
many nations will crash’
How are we going to rebuild,
are we going to blindly recreate the current system from the same flawed paradigm
or worse, do it on a global scale, or will we learn from our mistakes.
if you care about the world we are passing on to our children, its worth thinking deeply
about this right now.

Creative Destruction – Directing Democracy:

CREATIVE DESTRUCTION

My Case For Direct Democracy

My thoughts are, if we can get behind one sound, decent idea, we can’t be stopped !

My freedom loving, anarchical heart, makes the case for Direct Democracy, because it’s an achievable transition to self governance and a means to decentralize the present power base. Ultimately we are all self governed, when we come together in congregation for whatever reasoning, outside of special circumstances, it is natural that the majority rules, try stopping them. Those special circumstances, involving choice and cases of life and death need a voluntarist type touch, and should at some point be afforded just that, but we will by no means reach a state of voluntarism, while being ruled over by .1 percent.

First off, I’ll say we are practicing a worldwide Direct Democracy, all day everyday online through our likes and dislikes, comments and lack there of. Keep it real, they’re listening, watching and collecting the data that is your direct response to their actions or lack there of.  When you speak up, even their stock markets respond.  Imagine what a concrete model could create ?

Direct Democracy promises to eliminate corruption, dismantle the two-party system, and return power to the people!

When the people have the power, we can direct our governance, education, quality of our lives as we aspire. Today the two parties act as one, for the benefit of the corporate model, behind a smoke screen of polarizing dissent. Radical change under the two party monopoly was electing Obama, our first black president. The new radical change, will be electing our first woman, Hillary of course and if there is not enough support for her, we will be thrown the bone of Rand Paul and an Audit of the FED. Rand is not his father and I wouldn’t trust the auditors of the FED. So, I reject our unseen plutocracies rigged radical change, as more of the same manipulative madness. I instead propose a change in the broken, obsolete system, that is so corrupted, that it has even legislated itself the right to lie, to it’s American constituency and called it spin. What more reason would I need to deduct, that We the People, need get the middle man and his infinite financing out of government.

Today we are governed, not by consent, but ruled by the assumption of consent and out right force or fear of force. An informed public is needed for Democracy to flourish and break loose from this fraudulent grip of fear. I propose that we inform each other and take the reigns of our own futures and generations to come, by excluding the middleman structured in our governance.

I could go on and on, but would rather you checked the video and did your own research, discerning and thinking for yourself.

Direct Democracy Party Info

How technology can enable everyday democracy :

Ben Knight is part of a cooperative social enterprise building Loomio, an online tool for collaborative decision-making being used by thousands of people in more than 20 countries. Ben will be picking through ideas around how technology can enable everyday democracy.


AMERICA is OVERTHROWN, DECENTRALIZE The POWER BASE

Solutions: The Peer-to-Peer Economy

Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation

Very simply put, united we can shape a better quality of existence for all, by coming together and directing or spending. The like minded spending together, to direct and fashion the growth of our society and a better quality of life for all.

As we find ourselves once again, in another cycle of destruction, fostered, and manufactured out of the malfeasance or careful planning of a very few, I’m suggesting we hijack from that very few’s destruction, the creation of a new value system and thus the motivation and shape of the new reality an actually civil-civilization, just by changing what and how we value.

I link to a 30 sec video, ‘PREVIEW: Moving Your Money’ via Michael Shuman, an article from ‘Innovate Excellence, called ‘Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation?’ and a corbettreport video named ‘Millionaires for Carbon Control!’

My expressed purpose being to remind you that we, the like minded can Re-hijack, Re-occupy and stop the very few elite from dictating the quality of life achieved and afforded to us and our generations to come.

Moving Your Money

How many people do we have to reach? The magic number needed to enact significant social change according to social psychology research is 10% . That means we have a short window to head off any further centralization of power worldwide.

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Ethos Time to Unslave Humanity

Published on Nov 14, 2014

Woody Harrelson ETHOS Time To Unslave Humanity – Top Documentary Films. Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor and activist Woody Harrelson, Ethos lifts the lid on a Pandora’s box of systemic issues that guarantee failure in almost every aspect of our lives; from the environment to democracy and our own personal liberty: From terrifying conflicts of interests in politics to unregulated corporate power, to a media in the hands of massive conglomerates, and a military industrial complex that virtually owns our representatives. Woody Harrelson ETHOS Time To Unslave Humanity – Top Documentary Films.

Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation?

Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation?We have been entering some perilous times recently and I can’t imagine when Joseph Schrumpter outlined his groundbreaking efforts for explaining “creative destruction” he or anyone else, could image this being flipped around to what we are facing more today, that of “destructive creation”.

Schrumpeter saw “creative destruction” as the renewing, through new innovation, society’s dynamics that would lead into higher levels of economic development and welfare. At the same time recognizing that this destroyed a few of the incumbents to the benefits of many more newcomers and increasing value creation for broader society.

Today it seems we are caught in the reverse of this- the process of “destructive creation”- where it benefits a few rather than the many. This sets out often to destroy or greatly diminish the usage value of existing products and services before it is optimal to actually do so, and in the process incurring often significant costs not taken into account at the time. These unforeseen issues have consequences that negatively affect parts of society not foreseen or contemplated at the time.

The shift has placed the emphasis on the role of destruction rather than creation in driving innovation activity. This is getting uncomfortable, innovation then becomes not so good for you perhaps? This is becoming the game for a few to make money, to corner markets, to dominate and wanting to achieve monopolistic positions and not so worried over the wealth creation aspects of creating jobs, building communities, cherishing certain values. We need to be on guard in understanding the fundamentals within innovation as it should advance for the good of society, not be actually working to its detriment. Actually who is benefiting from the distribution of new wealth? The developed world is seeking desperately ways to regain growth but it needs to be more equitable, not in the hands of a few that determine our choices but increasingly seem unaccountable for their actions.

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Millionaires for Carbon Control! – #NewWorldNextWeek

Published on Jan 22, 2015

Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news.

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Solutions: Guerrilla Gardening


The problems are obvious: food safety scandals, the death of family farming, food supply insecurity, the revolving door between corporate lobbyists and government regulators, and many more. The soluion should be equally obvious: rolling up our sleeves and getting in the garden. Join us today as we explore this simple, natural solution to one of our most fundamental problems.

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Mesh Net 101 intro:

Meshnet: A decentralized peer-to-peer network, with user-controlled physical links. Usually wireless.

Internet Age and Ignorance

Arguing for Faster Internet, Obama Goes to Bat for Municipal Broadband

President says “enough is enough” when it comes to the large telecom companies blocking cities from starting their own, locally-controlled networks

In what advocates of locally-owned and operated broadband networks are calling “a great moment for the principle of local self-reliance,” President Obama has announced his intention to fight back against efforts by the telecommunications industry to block the building or improvement of municipal internet networks.

“These prohibitions on municipal broadband were passed lightning-fast through state legislatures with tons of AT&T and cable company money behind them and they are blatantly anti-public.” —Holmes Wilson, Fight for the FutureCiting places like Cedar Falls in Iowa, Tennessee’s Chattanooga, and Lafayette, Louisiana—cities “which have Internet speeds nearly 100 times faster than the national average and deliver it at an affordable price”—Obama said it is time to end corporate opposition to the initiatives that have made such powerful and more democratically-controlled networks possible.

“In too many places across America, some big companies are doing everything they can to keep out competitors,” Obama said in a video statement. “Today I am saying we are going to change that. Enough is enough.”

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Alongside his announcement, the White House presented a fact sheet outlining the municipal broadband initiative and a new report (pdf) authored by the National Economic Council and Council of Economic Advisers which examines the success stories of “community-based broadband” projects. As part of the administration’s effort, a specific focus will be placed on making it easier for municipalities that want to build their own networks to do so. According to the fact sheet:

Laws in 19 states — some specifically written by special interests trying to stifle new competitors — have held back broadband access and, with it, economic opportunity. Today, President Obama is announcing a new effort to support local choice in broadband, formally opposing measures that limit the range of options available to communities to spur expanded local broadband infrastructure, including ownership of networks. As a first step, the Administration is filing a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it to join this effort by addressing barriers inhibiting local communities from responding to the broadband needs of their citizens.

Rebecca Toewes, a communication specialist with the Institute for Local-Self Reliance (ILSR), which has been among the nation’s strongest advocates of municipal broadband, reacted with welcome surprise to the president’s announcement and called it “a great moment for the principle of local self-reliance.” In a post on the Community Broadband Networks website, an ISLR project which focuses on the issue, Toewes wrote:

When we started to hear rumors that the White House was investigating community owned networks, we were excited but not sure what to expect. I have to admit that seeing President Obama – the President of the United States – saying that Cedar Falls was smart to invest in themselves was much more powerful than I ever expected.

The efforts of so many people to legitimize community networks are now paying off. Belittled by the big cable companies and their paid experts, we certainly were not destined to reach this point. But we are here – and everyone now recognizes that local governments can play an important role in ensuring we all have great Internet access.

In an interview with Guardian, Holmes Wilson, co-director of the nonprofit digital rights advocacy group Fight for the Future, said Obama’s broadband rollout is a “a wonderful and obvious step” towards a better internet for U.S. residents.

“These prohibitions on municipal broadband were passed lightning-fast through state legislatures with tons of AT&T and cable company money behind them and they are blatantly anti-public,” Wilson said. “If the town wants to get together and try to do better than the local internet provider, why on earth would you want to stop that?”

Curious about what a “municipal broadband network” is or why they are seen as so important by some? This video, produced by the ‘Decide Locally‘ campaign, explains:

The Guardian adds:

Along with this proposal, Obama is calling for a removal of all “unnecessary regulatory and policy barriers to broadband build-out,” according to a White House outline. A coalition of government agencies would attempt to speed up the implementation of these programs, though how much power such an entity would actually have is unclear.

Obama is also calling for a national broadband summit in June, where community leaders would discuss the best practices for enabling fast broadband in cities. But a looming vote on net neutrality rules expected in late February could change that discussion. In early November, Obama announced that he strongly opposed efforts by telecoms companies to get online “fast lanes” for customers that pay more for internet. FCC watchers expect a vote to fall somewhere between, in an effort to keep telecom lobbyists at bay while offering an olive branch to open-internet advocates

“We desperately need a net neutrality rule that says: if you are an internet provider, you have to treat all content equally,” said Fight for the Future’s Wilson. “Otherwise we are going to get local internet providers, local monopolies, using their market power to distort what people can do and say online and extract more money from customers.”

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At Philly Mesh, we are interested in infrastructure. Whatever your reason for wanting to get involved with mesh networks or your background in the subject, Philly Mesh may serve as a place for like-minded individuals to come together and build.

What We Need

  • People with a desire to host/install a physical node

  • People with Linux/networking knowledge

  • People in tall buildings willing to install a node and provide wireless access and/or point-to-point connection with other nodes

  • Hardware, whether it be donated old wireless routers, WAPs, antennas, or plug computers.

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Meshnets

… the arrogation and appropriation of, among other things, our personal information, the violations of our privacy by intelligence agencies, and subsequently, (self)censorship by some …

… the internet works great for high-bandwidth applications, but is terrible in terms of protecting itself from concerted attacks

We can stay connected, depending as little as possible on commercial providers. Protect our personal data as best as we can, depending as little as possible on governments.
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We can build our own community owned, individually controlled, communication infrastructure.

Wireless Community Networks

Wireless community networks or wireless community projects are the organizations that take a grassroots approach to providing a viable alternative to (commercial) municipal wireless networks.

Cluster and mesh approaches are common and rely on the sharing of unmetered residential and business DSL and cable Internet. This may be non-compliant with the Terms of Service (ToS) of local providers. Wireless community networks sometimes advocate complete freedom from censorship, and this position may be at odds with the Acceptable Use Policies of some commercial services used. Some ISPs allow sharing or reselling of bandwidth.

Meshnet: A decentralized peer-to-peer network, with user-controlled physical links. Usually wireless.

PECO and Solar in Philly intro, PACE update

Property-Assessed Clean Energy Programs

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In Peco dispute, solar homeowners wouldn’t give up

Peco is required to pay net-metering customers the same price for which it sells power. The utility’s price varies each quarter, but it tends to be 9 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour. From 2008 to 2012, it paid almost $196,000.

Peco Energy Co. crossed the wrong customer when it dismissed Mari Jensen’s complaint two years ago.

“I’m told I am like a dog with a bone,” she said.

Mari and Arthur Jensen of Delco waged a 19-month battle with Peco over payment for solar power they sell back to the grid. "It was absurd," she says.

Jensen lives in Concord Township, Delaware County, with her husband, Arthur. They spent about $30,000 in 2010 to install a rooftop solar system on their Sleighride Road ranch house.

For the last 19 months, the Jensens have fought a surreal David-and-Goliath battle with Peco over the formula the utility uses to pay them and other owners of solar systems for the power they produce and sell to the grid.

“It was absurd,” said Mari Jensen, a retired school bus driver. “The more they kept fighting it, the angrier I got.”

On Thursday, a unanimous Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission agreed with the Jensens and ordered Peco to recalculate its payments over the last five years to solar generators, who are known as net-metering customers

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Best Practice Guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

On July 19, the U.S. Department of Energy released draft Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs. The original “Guidelines for Pilot PACE Financing Programs,” issued on May 7, 2010, have been updated to reflect the evolving structure of the residential PACE market, and to incorporate lessons learned from various PACE programs that have been successfully implemented since the original guidelines were issued. The updated Guidelines provide best practices for residential PACE programs, including protections to both consumers who voluntarily opt into PACE programs, and to lenders who hold mortgages on properties with PACE assessments.

Graphic of a four colored boxes in a row from left to right describing how property-assessed clean energy programs work. The first box on the left reads 'City or county creates type of land-secured financing district or similar legal mechanism.' The second box reads 'Property owners voluntarily sign up for financing and install energy projects.' The third box reads 'The lender* provides funds to property owner to pay for energy project.' The fourth and final box reads 'Property owner repays bond through property tax bill (up to 20 years).'

Property-Assessed Clean Energy

The property-assessed clean energy (PACE) model is an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property. PACE programs allow local governments, state governments, or other inter-jurisdictional authorities, when authorized by state law, to fund the up-front cost of energy improvements on commercial and residential properties, which are paid back over time by the property owners.

PACE financing for clean energy projects is generally based on an existing structure known as a “land- secured financing district,” often referred to as an assessment district, a local improvement district, or other similar phrase. In a typical assessment district, the local government issues bonds to fund projects with a public purpose such as streetlights, sewer systems, or underground utility lines.

The recent extension of this financing model to energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) allows a property owner to implement improvements without a large up-front cash payment. Property owners voluntarily choose to participate in a PACE program repay their improvement costs over a set time period—typically 10 to 20 years—through property assessments, which are secured by the property itself and paid as an addition to the owners’ property tax bills. Nonpayment generally results in the same set of repercussions as the failure to pay any other portion of a property tax bill.

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Solar Installation Guidebook – Solar PV Basics

This section of the guidebook provides an overview of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies and systems. The reader is encouraged to review the Additional Resources listed at the end of this section to delve deeper into many of the topics presented here as well as the glossary (Appendix A) and Frequently Asked Questions (Appendix B).

How Does a PV System Work?

PV systems convert sunlight directly into electricity. PV systems allow homeowners and businesses to generate some or all of their daily electrical energy demand either on their own roof or somewhere on their property.

The majority of solar PV systems are ―grid-tied.‖ This means they remain directly connected to the power grid at all times and do not require battery storage. Grid-tied PV systems will generate electrical power to supply part of a building’s energy usage during the day and provide the greatest benefit during crucial times when the price and demand for electricity is the highest. Figure 2.1 depicts an illustration of a solar PV system interconnected to the grid.

A solar PV system can provide power to a home or business, reducing the amount of power required from the utility; when the solar PV system power generation exceeds the power needs, then the surplus power automatically back feeds into the grid. This arrangement is called ―net metering‖ for which PECO has a special tariff and will install a special utility meter that will essentially record the ―net‖ power coming in from the utility and the surplus power flowing out from the solar PV system.

A solar PV system will not operate during a power outage unless it has battery backup. It ceases to operate during outages as a safety feature for utility personnel who might be working on electric lines trying to restore power (a PV system would energize electric lines that the utility assumes is not energized, and create a shock hazard to personnel).

PV systems can also include battery backup or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems that can operate selected circuits in a building for hours or days during a utility outage.

The basic building block of PV technology is the solar “cell”. Multiple PV cells are connected to form a PV ―module,‖ the smallest PV component sold commercially. A PV system connected or “tied” to the utility grid has these components:

  • PV Array: A PV Array is made up of PV modules, which are collections of PV cells. The most common PV module is 5-to-25 square feet in size and weighs about 3-4 lbs/ft2. Modules range in power output from about 10 watts to 300 watts (although higher wattages are available for utility-scale PV applications), with the power density ranging from about 5- to-18 watts per square foot.
  • DC to AC Inverter: This is the device that takes the DC power from the PV array and converts it into standard ac power used by the household appliances.
  • Balance of System equipment (BOS): BOS includes mounting systems and wiring systems used to integrate the solar modules into the structural and electrical systems of the building. The wiring systems include disconnects for the DC and AC sides of the inverter, ground-fault protection, and overcurrent protection devices, junction boxes and possibly circuit combiner boxes. (See Figure 2-2).
  • Metering: While meters indicate home energy usage, metering for a solar installation is used to record and display total electricity generation by the solar PV system and may provide indication of system performance.
  • Batteries (optional) can provide energy storage or backup power in case of a power interruption or outage on the grid. (This guidebook does not cover solar PV systems with battery backup because of their increased complexity compared to grid-tied PV systems, and because they account for less than 5% of all the solar PV systems installed.)

Applications for PV systems are constantly expanding with new uses being identified all the time. In addition to offsetting loads for homeowners as described previously, PV systems also serve facilities such as commercial, educational, industrial, and government buildings. PV technologies are rapidly becoming installed at the utility-scale supplying power for utilities and retail electric providers in multi-megawatt capacities. Read More at source

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Pennsylvania Rebates and Incentives Summary

Pennsylvania has a history of innovation and forward-thinking ideas. It was the first state to put its website URL on its license plate. It’s home of the first baseball stadium, built in 1909. The first automobile service station went up in Pittsburgh in 1913. And, in 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer. The state is not quite leading the charge on solar the way it has in so many other fields. But it’s not far behind either.

Pennsylvania offers home and business owners as well as non-profits and government properties incentives and rebates for installing alternative energy, including photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind turbines and geothermal systems. In 2008, the state fueled its renewable energy program when Gov. Ed Rendell (D) signed a law creating the commonwealth’s $650 million Alternative Energy Investment Fund. This legislation broadly increased funding for projects of all sizes and included an additional $16 million Alternative Fuels Investment Fund. Large sums are reserved to help home and property owners invest in energy efficiency – $237.5 million. And the state invests another $428.4 million in developing alternative energy and creating green jobs.

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 Net Metering and Interconnection with PECO

Net metering is a way to capture the energy used and produced by a renewable energy generator located at a home or small business. Homeowners and small business owners who have a solar power system, wind turbine or similar energy generator can use net metering to offset their traditional utility costs. The excess power that is generated enters the general utility grid, and is tracked as negative usage on the meter. Interconnection refers to the technical, contractual, and rates and metering requirements that are settled between the system owner and PECO before the system is connected to the grid.

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Solar, DIY: Two Philadelphia handy men take solar into their own hands

You would think Greg Scott was talking about building bookshelves from a box, not installing a solar array on his roof. “Once you know how to build stuff for a reason, you sort of figure out how to build things,” he explains. Scott, together with his do-it-yourself partner Tom Weissert, thinks we can do it, too.

Scott and Weissert have installed both a solar hot water system, which heats water with solar warmth, and a photovoltaic (PV) array, which converts sunlight into electricity, on Weissert’s house in Narberth, and they are close to installing another PV system at Scott’s house in West Philly.

Scott and Weissert don’t want to stop with their houses; their vision is for a more project-sustainable community model of home PV installation. They’re still hammering out how this would work and are always looking to others for inspiration and help. “I’m not an electrician, I’m not a carpenter,” says Scott. “I want to demystify the process. I’d like to see solar panels on every house in Philadelphia.”

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 Sharing Renewable Energy: Solar Power Co-operatives in the UK

Solar power co-operatives are fast emerging has an innovative way for local communities to gain access to renewable energy generation. Over the last few years, several such initiatives have been successfully launched in the UK — with new schemes opening in a number of cities including London and Bristol. So, how do such schemes work? And what benefits can they provide to local people?

 

Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid

You deserve to Die

Scientists Reprogram DNA in order to Stop Death but don’t you deserve to die ?

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Ahh ! I mean does everyone want to live forever, does everyone want to extend this wicked cycle of need and want for another hundred years or so? I mean the vast amount of inhabitants on earth live in poverty, not that they have to, but as directed or manufactured by their so loving wealthy fellow so-called humans.

Ok I was reading this fairly insightful article, ‘Scientists Reprogram DNA in order to Stop Death’ and I couldn’t stop thinking what was so behooving of this brilliance, I mean to extend a healthy empathetic quality of life sure, but live forever or an extended life of misery in this very much UN-empathetic world, where folks with the slightest bit of difference from the majority are harassed to the extent that they are exercising their right to check out virtually daily, to escape a life of misery,  or the difference could be just born into poverty and thus sentenced to a life of servitude.

This train of thought reminds me of those who speak of, and actively seek to explore the solar system and galaxy even. Humankind today affords it’s vast majority, a brutal, parasitic existence of servitude, and although one maybe blessed to find an understanding or discipline, that allows an inward push toward a reality without boundaries, most can not and do not escape the misery, or even seek such a way of cooping, as their pedagogy forbids it. I don’t know, it just seems to me, that we need grow into a more compassionate, empathetic species before taking our madness further into the solar system, galaxy or extending our individual physicality into the unquantified.

I really did enjoy the article and would recommend the read, as well as the video. Enjoy.

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Scientists Reprogram DNA in order to Stop Death

Many different species of animals either live a very long time or do not die of old age.  Some examples are the tortoise & lobster species that live to be over 130 years old naturally and don’t usually die unless they get sick or are killed.

urlAfter we grow up our cells eventually stop self replicating.  A scientist named Leonard Hayflick figured out that each of our cells divide about 50 times and then they stop.  Once all of our cells stop replicating we start to deteriorate and then eventually die.  This discovery showed that we are actually programmed to die biologically.

Scientists everywhere are on a search for the secret to reprogram our cells so that we can bypass this rule and find a way to stop humans from dying of old age.  Check it out!

According to the research on worms and mice, changing our genetic codes can lengthen our lives.  There are very specific genes in our body that cause us to grow, and other genes that help us maintain our health and fight off diseases.  After we are full grown adults we should be able to shift the energy from our growing genes and into our maintenance genes which in turn would double our life span.

imagesAs you heard in the video above, studying lifespan takes a long time and it may be a while before scientists are ethically or technologically able to safely change the genes in a human to help us live longer.  So in the mean time staying active & healthy are the best secrets we have found to help encourage long and happy lives.

When it comes to your diet take a look at your calorie intake.  According to scientists excessive calories reduces the lifespan in mice.   Is it possible that we are eating more than we need?  Could excessive eating be shortening our lives?  If you look at the obesity epidemic in the 1st world countries you can see that we are probably consuming more than we need.  Perhaps trimming the excess calories can help us live longer and healthier lives.

The last thing I wanted to show you was this picture I found circulating on the web.  I wanted you to check it out as an interesting theory and see what you thought.MATRIXEMBRYO2

 

This picture appears to be showing a path where through the consuming of better and higher frequencies of energy you can be more connected with light and potentially be happier and healthier.

Now don’t run off and start drinking only fluid in the hopes that you will become enlightened.  I am sure that if this is more than just a symbolic representation of our dependence on light, oneness, or divinity, there would have to be a lot of scientific prep to make this possible in humans.  Perhaps this picture is showing the evolution of humanity as a whole.  What do you think?

I would also love to hear your thoughts in the comments below about the ageing process, death, dying, health, nutrition & the science/spirit connection.

With all of my love,

Renee

Team Spirit

Check out this link for the source for this article.   Thank you SciShow for your awesome video!