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Forum Post: Beating a dead mare

Posted 1 year ago on July 29, 2012, 1:41 p.m. EST by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ
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Here's a thought. Let's all agree that the world is completely messed up and everyone has participated in that. No blame. No shame. No punishing. It's time to focus on solutions. There are a lot of good ideas here about what we can begin to do now to effect real change. I combined some of them at another post called Combine Innovative Ideas and Gitterdone. It's time to stop beating the dead mare and birth the colt within!

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[-] 2 points by know1 (210) 1 year ago

I'm with you

[-] 2 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 1 year ago

An example of a beginning would be to buy land and start creating a community. There is a lot of vacant land around, but of course, there are sometimes restrictions. For example, there are 83 acres of farmland for sale in a small town in Missouri (Marquand) for $87,500. In crowd funding, only 40 people could contribute $2200 each and start a cooperative community designed to be self sufficient, offering iteslf to scientists and engineers as a place to come and put their innovations to the test. No bank, no loan, just land to be worked and space to be used for the technology that needs to be perfected.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Check this post out. The trolls tend to stay off of it, since its about thoughts and not attacks.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/shake-it-up-real-solutions-to-real-problems-with-a/

[-] 1 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 1 year ago

Thank you for the info. I read it, and it still seems to be seeking solutions within the framework of a broken system, rather like waxing the floor when the house is on fire. My idea is to actually make changes at a local level and create a community that lives what we believe instead of what we have been told to believe.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

I think some of the concepts would help with that. Im all for a totally new system, and you are right, the post focuses on fixing the currnet one.

I would love to keep things at a more local level.

[-] 2 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 1 year ago

Did you see the site that lists all of the cooperative/intentional communities that are forming or have already started? www.ic.org Have you heard of www.wfs.org, world future society? I just found that one myself. Did you also know that there is a growing "alternate money movement" called Life Currence Cooperative Exchange, of which Fourth Corner Exchange is a part?