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Google would do well to conquer sprawl

Google would do well to conquer sprawl By building a new world that will help all Car free and walkable and one to one By making something new beneath the sun


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Zoning is a slave to the automobile and oil economy

Zoning as practiced throughout much of the world is a slave to the automobile and oil economy and a huge barrier to to integral planning for the future. The aim of future zoning should be to create car free areas where there can be a mix of residence, commerce, education, recreation and human services. We need a democratic groundswell for a revision of car-centric zoning.


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China will go down the tube of doom

China will go down the tube of doomNot merely for denying people rightsBut for its choice of car and oil and gloomTill there are cyber-cities in its sights 


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He’d rather be remembered for anything but Afghanistan

Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Is Obama’s Policy Right? - The Daily Beast: "President Obama made it clear in his drawdown address to the nation: He’d rather be remembered for anything but Afghanistan."

And I hope he will be remembered as the greatest changer of this nation's values to their foundational purpose and meaning. Democracy. Helpfulness. Tolerance. Non-idolatry.


The Tide Is Turning (Spotify) Yes We Can

Roger Waters The Tide is Turning on Spotify

This was a key song during the 2008 campaign. With good reason. The same challenge remains in 2012. We need to win now just as badly as we needed to then,




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Cyberspace puts wonders at our door

Cyberspace puts wonders at our door
How we respond will change when we are free
To choose new values too often ignored
That heeded can reduce idolatry
The new are tolerance and helpfulness Democracy and non-idolatry These are the values Jesus championed Not religion - spirituality




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Most current schools are dismal factories

Most current schools are dismal factories
In coming days we'll walk to where we learn
And we'll be seen for who we might become
And follow lights that in each of us burn
Most current schools are dismal factoriesTheir aim is to skim cream from off the top
Just pass the test and maybe get a job
Forget about the millions they thus rob

Within each person is a great answer
But schools do not frame questions properly
They think there is just one proper response
That's hardly a proper philosophy




Society requires community

Society requires community Community a sense of family Family requires loyalty When these break down so does  society





Money is one root of personhood

Money is one root of personhood Like food or books or things the choice is all  To have and make and share it does us good Its when we fail in these things that we fall


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