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Landlord’s Change of Heart

10 Mar

Note: possibility-based, y’all. So if you sail in that realm of possibility and want us to lead you out to a free world, then join us. 🙂

Along being front-lines with the Occupy experience, along with the crimes of wall street, has taught me the rhythm and ways of one of the worst crimes ever convicted upon humanity, that of real estate. Property ownership is a bad piece of financial alchemy, which created a double value of the land when settlers (colonizers) got here. Not only do you have the forested tierra that was there, which gives its value to you of open arms, but also the title deed to the area, which is property tradable – a double value. This title deed was fraudulent – stolen by a process of “discovery” set forth by the Papal bull, here: http://risetogether.weebly.com/blog/the-vatican-hold-title-to-your-land and in Johnson v. McIntosh:

Papal Bull native americans

I have been reading and it appears that land was stolen from people who had no concept of ownership. ./”The legalities of colonization appeared settled. Patent and possession sufficed, acquiring title to land by purchase from the Indians was not necessary”./


What happened was that private property became us, it allows you to build on and to improve. We have divided up nearly all of the country, and Capitalism’s raging bulls*** wall street death machine cannibalized our whole nation, continent before that alchemy. It would other planets, too.. and what we’re finding now is that folks from at least two generations are not attracted to that money, just the things that it gets them, if anything. We need to amend that shallow greed attached with ownership in order to progress. The approach and movement caters to houses and free apartments/condos. This can be living of the future, won’t you be a part?

How to engage, a large (the largest body of humanity ever in an online movement) portion of cities, urban and rural, into a new free system?

How about rent-to-own? huge: http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/01/22/is-rent-to-own-or-contract-for-deed-right-for-you

and a form example

Let’s treat you as a human, getting beyond the addiction: A large movement has formed to give everyone the basics and soon advanced stuff as we gain larger cities. The providing of everything free benefits you the owner, too, though not as payment, as a human. Be like Mark Hesse, 52, who gave a building to Occupy Detroit:

“I don’t see any politicians doing what these kids are doing,” Hesse said. “They are sincere people who are frustrated. I wanted to help them.”

And so Hesse let Occupy Detroit use the building he owns on Michigan Avenue. This year, they cleaned up the place and turned it into a brightly colored and inviting space. (article)

Be a part, eg, source person is okay no rent. We are the 99%. From a way that was hazardous to our personal health, psychology, communities, and Earth, many are now choosing a way that is opposed to Capitalism; to motivate differently; many of us understand the why, so this site is to mark the quest from now such that anyone can get their utilities and basics made, and with a very simple tool and materials set.

Abolish the institution of rent. And/or get enough for your concerned self with a rent-to-own lease contract. (For apartments, how about 600/month -> 2500 own, with option to put it back in the pool any time.) Let’s do this together. Landlords’ Change of Heart.


Ed “Ché” Miller


The Oxfam Report

30 Jan

The major one that folks have to realize is this. http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/working-for-the-few-economic-inequality

There is now a 1% which owns more than half of the world’s wealth. WTF?

The richest one percent of people in China,Portugal, and the US have more than doubled their share of national income since 1980, and the situation is getting worse.

There is now a reality whereby a 1% of people are vastly better off than most other people. In the United States, the 1% have captured 95% of income increases since they went down in 2009 (see other post). 90% of people have gotten poorer. Like, WTF? With all that we’ve been going through together, it appears that Occupy was right. (Reminds me of a recent post I read on Rolling Stone, the illuminati dissolves and, this is real: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/everything-is-rigged-the-biggest-financial-scandal-yet-20130425#ixzz2RfSq098J).

A recovery hasn’t happened, and it’s only a rigged trade balance with China and the poverty of the middle class that’s keeping inflation from happening, we have more debt than anything, and are trapped in wage slavery retail and fast food jobs. Eek! Can anyone say revolution?

Workin’ on these solutions….

How to start Sheep

6 Jun

From the Rural Living Handbook, Published by Mother Earth News. 115-116

It hardly pays to buy young lambs and feed them to adulthood for strong-flavored mutton. The trick, instead, is to raise your first lambs into adult breeders, then slaughter their offspring as fat, tender lambs. With an acre or two of pasture, a shade tree, a third of a ton of hay for winter and a handful of grain a day, a ewe lamb will mature in a year and, if bred, produce a lamb or two of her own, plus five to eight pounds of wool. After maturing on its mother’s milk and a little grain and graze, each of your new lambs will provide you with a wonderful fleece hide and around 50 pounds of delicious meat.
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#Foodchat 419, comments and a link to the archives.

26 Apr

Topic: Food price #Foodchat:
Free trade drives agri-culture out of business.
Policy imperative should not only encourage low food price — it should ensure resilience.
Farmers, we can still feed everyone, can’t we? See @Cityfresh.
Industrial food price regimen has no place on my farm.
Export competition cannot keep up. We are one of the only countries that still subsidizes, violating trade laws.
In local foods, we try to make it affordable even for low-income families to eat well.
It’s tough to compete when McDonald’s is subsidized.
We can’t undercut other farmer’s prices and call it moral.
Let’s not do it to our own local farmers and young farmers and organic farmers who want to start out.
Now, we’ve become one of Mexico’s biggest corn exporters. Which puts them out of business unless they’re buying our corn.
Costa Rica didn’t want CAFTA because it would hurt their small producers. Neither did France.
Ron Paul: not that he would be good for America in short term, but it would all make sense.

My work in agriculture has officially invaded inbox, twitter, facebook and everything!
Link to the archives: Agchat and Foodchat Archives

Liberal and Conservative Values

26 Apr

It’s so funny that Conservatives and liberals have different values that they express in Congress vs. what they would do at home..
A conservative, would discipline his kids in order to be a good parent and teach them what they should and shouldn’t do. At the same time, many Conservatives in Congress will not regulate companies no matter how out of line they get, and be a good parent for their own good.
A liberal, would trust that his kids will develop to be the best that they themselves can be and make their own right decisions, even if it’s not in line with the parent’s own values. This does not comply with a standard of regulation.

A point of agreement: More importantly than the decision to regulate or not regulate is whether a company or person has the capacity to look out for future generations in the bigger-picture impact of what they DO. Let’s get past this discussion on whether to regulate or not regulate, and encourage solutions that work to get our society and our economy off of oil, and preserve our planet for future generations. In a micro scale, it is part of everyone’s “work” right now (hate that term) to care for the well-being of future generations as well (even if your company doesn’t have to).


Going to be maintaining my WordPress blog today and publishing some drafts that I’m writing and finishing up. -EM

A Systems Perspective 3: Nature and Econ

26 Mar

Post! Executive Outline:

Economics as a guide to policy|discipline|business|development typically undervalues Marginal Cost.
1. Resources *Natural capital to make manufactured stuff*
2. Oil is artificially low
3. Other environmental inputs= services
4. The commons

An increase in Marginal Cost would universally better off society.
1. Reduce | Reuse | Conserve –> Lessen material dependence
2. Reduce Energy/person –> Secure our country from Middle East
3. Focus on efficiency –> Reduce waste which hurts services
4. Produce less corn.

Finally, a policy solution without silly cap-and-trade or clean energy, which generates revenues by being harsher on unsustainable businesses.Increase the marginal cost of resources, to decrease their use. Read on, dear reader. But be prepared to comment if you finish it all.

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A Systems Perspective 2: Oil, Energy, and Recessions

24 Mar

A recession is defined as “a significant decline in [the] economic activity spread across the country, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP growth, real personal income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales.” (New Bureau of Economic Research) It’s a little vague, and I remember Bush not wanting to announce an official “recession” back in 2008. Well, it was (is) one, and here’s the related chart:

For some of my background on recession writing, view:

This will be a post about oil and energy: what I used to write about optimistically (MaPSblog) but now see the extent of our fucked-ness. Read on, dear reader. As promised, a new economics post will be up Friday. This is post 2/3 of “A Systems Perspective”: Environmental Implications of America today.

What’s different?

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