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This is like a game. Do you think the OP accidentally showed us his hand when he told us he works for the FP? Does anyone think they can play this question & answer game with the false prophet and come out on top?
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Eh, to an extent... but yes you have a good point; play with fire for too long and you get burned. I was kind of blown away that he gave us his full name and FB and myspace accounts... that opens him up to a lot.
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OP,

Is the center of your palm usually red? If so, that's important.

bump

=P

Also, can you please take a look at these? :)

Right - [link to s8.photobucket.com]

Left - [link to s8.photobucket.com]

Thank you!
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As compared to another person, probably more red than normal, but as far as I can tell its white. I do have a tendancy to have sweaty palms (gross I know :P) though which probably correlates to having "redder" palms.

EDIT: The center of my palms look way more red in the photographs than they do regularly, and that is because I couldn't lay the center of my palm flat on the scanner. But like I said before it may be a little redder than most peoples' but not as red as it looks in thhe picture.
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bump

=P Thanks for answering the question about Aries!

P.S. I looked at my palm throughout the day it doesn't seem to be much if at all more red than anyone elses.... thanks again.
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hf
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Remember Prince Harry is just an antichrist candidate. If the signs come to pass in his lifetime, then he'll be installed. If not - it moves on to the next candidate. I wouldn't worry too much about him though - to paraphrase Jesus "don't worry about who can destroy your body (antichrist), worry about who can destroy your spirit (false prophet).

Numerology is a no match. [link to www.2near.com] DOWNLOAD THIS! Then you will see.

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Well, duh. Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor.
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Prince William doesn't work in the generator, but Henry Charles Albert David DOES!

The results are:

666. CONSPIRACY, PLOT, SOCIAL DOWNFALL



So you are talking about yourself here. You would try to destroy people's spirit.
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Remember Prince Harry is just an antichrist candidate. If the signs come to pass in his lifetime, then he'll be installed. If not - it moves on to the next candidate. I wouldn't worry too much about him though - to paraphrase Jesus "don't worry about who can destroy your body (antichrist), worry about who can destroy your spirit (false prophet).

Numerology is a no match. [link to www.2near.com] DOWNLOAD THIS! Then you will see.

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Well, duh. Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor.
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Prince William doesn't work in the generator, but Henry Charles Albert David DOES!

The results are:

666. CONSPIRACY, PLOT, SOCIAL DOWNFALL
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So you are talking about yourself here. You would try to destroy people's spirit.


Last post came out wrong. My answer above in bold. Wondering if this is true.
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The OP has an agenda and if the truth does not fit into his agenda then your not gonna hear it.
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Can you please fill in information that he is leaving out or otherwise prove that he is leaving stuff out? I think most people on this forum can agree that the OP has provided information, that even if it wasn't the complete truth, lead to it. A sliver of the truth is better than nothing, wouldn't you agree?
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But some don't know what is truth and what is lies. That is the dangerous part.
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This is like a game. Do you think the OP accidentally showed us his hand when he told us he works for the FP? Does anyone think they can play this question & answer game with the false prophet and come out on top?
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He told us he is the FP.
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I tried my hand at the political realm in 2007-2008. Many of my ideas were used like the following. . .

Iraq
1. Adopt a phased transition of power with dates for withdrawals as a framework for guiding political-military planning. This will first show the world that the Untied States doesn’t plan on having a permanent presence in Iraq. A timetable could then be used as a premise in negotiations and more local groups would be willing to join negotiations. A timetable would speed up Iraqi politicians in their reconciliation. A timetable would show that we’re withdrawing on our own schedule and not by how and when terrorists want us to. Finally, it would set a fixed date which would allow Iraqi citizens to move away if they would feel unsafe in an area which would no longer be patrolled by the United States.
2. Begin a reduction of US forces down to 60,000 troops and 20,000 advisors within 2 years time. That approximates to removing about 4,000 troops, or a brigade, per month.
3. Change the goals for Iraq to more realistic ones: preventing terrorist safe havens, preventing regional war, preventing genocide, preventing an extremist government from forming, and protecting civilian Americans. Scrap the benchmarks Congress has put forth such as the transparent benchmark of privatizing Iraqi oil.
4. Tie financial assistance to political stability.
5. The key to stability in Iraq is training its security forces. So the United States must increase its capacity to mentor, train, equip, and support Iraqi forces.
6. As it stands there are only 6,000 security advisors in Iraq. That number must increase to at least 20,000. Only 15% of local Iraqi police stations have advisors. We must increase this to at least 60% for local police and 80% for the Iraqi Army. This would be done by removing the funding restraints on hiring private security advisors, asking for volunteers out of our own military, and as a last resort involuntary selection.
7. During the 2 years of troop reductions a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) must be formed to target areas such as Baghdad, Anwar, and Kurdistan.
8. After the 2 years of troop reduction, begin to pull out troops at a slower rate of 2,000 per month, until the level of troops is at the requirement to protect the American embassy in Iraq.
9. Move advisors as the particular forces they’re embedded with become independent, and locate them with the units in which they are needed most.
10. Negotiate for a long-term presence of United States troops in a nearby friendly country.
11. Have plans ready at all times for an emergency evacuation of the American-embassy in Iraq and for civilian Americans.
12. Provide Iraq with long-term air and naval support from the said American presence in a nearby country.
13. Create an International Support Group of Iraq’s neighbors and at all times keep diplomacy as a means to prevent war.


This is exactly what the US government did. I posted this on April 2nd, 2008 on MySpace, before Obama was even President. It's still there if you're skeptical. I actually wrote it in November 2007.
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Labor
1. Fix the minimum wage at $8.50/hour, and write into law that it must be adjusted for inflation every year to be equal to 8.50 in constant 2007 dollars.
2. Force employers to recognize all unions based on cards signed.
3. Allow sympathy strikes.
4. Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act.
5. Immediately outlaw all ’right-to-work’ laws.
6. Enact laws requiring same benefits for part-time workers as full-time workers. Benefits would be proportional to average hours worked.
7. Enact laws requiring SOME paid vacation from work, after 6 months of employment.
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I change my mind on #4

Labor
1. Fix the minimum wage at $8.50/hour, and write into law that it must be adjusted for inflation every year to be equal to 8.50 in constant 2007 dollars.
2. Force employers to recognize all unions based on cards signed.
3. Allow sympathy strikes.
4. Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act.
5. Immediately outlaw all ’right-to-work’ laws.
6. Enact laws requiring same benefits for part-time workers as full-time workers. Benefits would be proportional to average hours worked.
7. Enact laws requiring SOME paid vacation from work, after 6 months of employment.
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Marijuana
1. Legalize possession of marijuana.
2. One must be at least 18 to buy marijuana. The states will determine any age limit beyond 18.
3. Pardon all criminals for convictions resulting solely from marijuana possession or distribution, expunge convictions from their record, and destroy all evidence from said convictions. Nearly 13% of prisoners are serving time because of marijuana. Legalization of marijuana would free up desperately needed space in jails and prisons for violent criminals.
4. One may not use marijuana in any public place. It may only be used in a private residence.
5. One may not drive while under the influence of marijuana.
6. Individuals may not grow marijuana unless they have a government permit to do so.
7. Advertising or promotion of marijuana in any way will be illegal.
8. Legalize industrial and commercial hemp.
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Hey op , word of advice. Next time your running for office I would leave out the part about being the false prophet's assistant. It might hurt your chances of getting elected. Other wise , great campaign . Im just a little hung up on the whole false prophet thing so I could never vote for you.
I couldn’t figure out whether the mushroom is the alien or the mushroom is some kind of technological artifact allowing me to hear the alien when the alien is actually light-years away, using some kind of Bell nonlocality principle to communicate. The mushroom states its own position very clearly. It says, ‘I require the nervous system of a mammal. Do you have one handy?’- Terence McKena
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How dare they ban my IP. Now I'm pissed.
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I tried my hand at the political realm in 2007-2008. Many of my ideas were used like the following. . .

Iraq
1. Adopt a phased transition of power with dates for withdrawals as a framework for guiding political-military planning. This will first show the world that the Untied States doesn’t plan on having a permanent presence in Iraq. A timetable could then be used as a premise in negotiations and more local groups would be willing to join negotiations. A timetable would speed up Iraqi politicians in their reconciliation. A timetable would show that we’re withdrawing on our own schedule and not by how and when terrorists want us to. Finally, it would set a fixed date which would allow Iraqi citizens to move away if they would feel unsafe in an area which would no longer be patrolled by the United States.
2. Begin a reduction of US forces down to 60,000 troops and 20,000 advisors within 2 years time. That approximates to removing about 4,000 troops, or a brigade, per month.
3. Change the goals for Iraq to more realistic ones: preventing terrorist safe havens, preventing regional war, preventing genocide, preventing an extremist government from forming, and protecting civilian Americans. Scrap the benchmarks Congress has put forth such as the transparent benchmark of privatizing Iraqi oil.
4. Tie financial assistance to political stability.
5. The key to stability in Iraq is training its security forces. So the United States must increase its capacity to mentor, train, equip, and support Iraqi forces.
6. As it stands there are only 6,000 security advisors in Iraq. That number must increase to at least 20,000. Only 15% of local Iraqi police stations have advisors. We must increase this to at least 60% for local police and 80% for the Iraqi Army. This would be done by removing the funding restraints on hiring private security advisors, asking for volunteers out of our own military, and as a last resort involuntary selection.
7. During the 2 years of troop reductions a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) must be formed to target areas such as Baghdad, Anwar, and Kurdistan.
8. After the 2 years of troop reduction, begin to pull out troops at a slower rate of 2,000 per month, until the level of troops is at the requirement to protect the American embassy in Iraq.
9. Move advisors as the particular forces they’re embedded with become independent, and locate them with the units in which they are needed most.
10. Negotiate for a long-term presence of United States troops in a nearby friendly country.
11. Have plans ready at all times for an emergency evacuation of the American-embassy in Iraq and for civilian Americans.
12. Provide Iraq with long-term air and naval support from the said American presence in a nearby country.
13. Create an International Support Group of Iraq’s neighbors and at all times keep diplomacy as a means to prevent war.


This is exactly what the US government did. I posted this on April 2nd, 2008 on MySpace, before Obama was even President. It's still there if you're skeptical. I actually wrote it in November 2007.
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Just because America did it, it doesn't mean that this would actually work. Do you agree? If so, what would be your TRUE policy for Iraq?
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That is my true policy for Iraq, written in 2007 when the war was dragging on and on and on.

I tried my hand at the political realm in 2007-2008. Many of my ideas were used like the following. . .

Iraq
1. Adopt a phased transition of power with dates for withdrawals as a framework for guiding political-military planning. This will first show the world that the Untied States doesn’t plan on having a permanent presence in Iraq. A timetable could then be used as a premise in negotiations and more local groups would be willing to join negotiations. A timetable would speed up Iraqi politicians in their reconciliation. A timetable would show that we’re withdrawing on our own schedule and not by how and when terrorists want us to. Finally, it would set a fixed date which would allow Iraqi citizens to move away if they would feel unsafe in an area which would no longer be patrolled by the United States.
2. Begin a reduction of US forces down to 60,000 troops and 20,000 advisors within 2 years time. That approximates to removing about 4,000 troops, or a brigade, per month.
3. Change the goals for Iraq to more realistic ones: preventing terrorist safe havens, preventing regional war, preventing genocide, preventing an extremist government from forming, and protecting civilian Americans. Scrap the benchmarks Congress has put forth such as the transparent benchmark of privatizing Iraqi oil.
4. Tie financial assistance to political stability.
5. The key to stability in Iraq is training its security forces. So the United States must increase its capacity to mentor, train, equip, and support Iraqi forces.
6. As it stands there are only 6,000 security advisors in Iraq. That number must increase to at least 20,000. Only 15% of local Iraqi police stations have advisors. We must increase this to at least 60% for local police and 80% for the Iraqi Army. This would be done by removing the funding restraints on hiring private security advisors, asking for volunteers out of our own military, and as a last resort involuntary selection.
7. During the 2 years of troop reductions a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) must be formed to target areas such as Baghdad, Anwar, and Kurdistan.
8. After the 2 years of troop reduction, begin to pull out troops at a slower rate of 2,000 per month, until the level of troops is at the requirement to protect the American embassy in Iraq.
9. Move advisors as the particular forces they’re embedded with become independent, and locate them with the units in which they are needed most.
10. Negotiate for a long-term presence of United States troops in a nearby friendly country.
11. Have plans ready at all times for an emergency evacuation of the American-embassy in Iraq and for civilian Americans.
12. Provide Iraq with long-term air and naval support from the said American presence in a nearby country.
13. Create an International Support Group of Iraq’s neighbors and at all times keep diplomacy as a means to prevent war.


This is exactly what the US government did. I posted this on April 2nd, 2008 on MySpace, before Obama was even President. It's still there if you're skeptical. I actually wrote it in November 2007.
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Just because America did it, it doesn't mean that this would actually work. Do you agree? If so, what would be your TRUE policy for Iraq?
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10 mins ago.

How dare they ban my IP. Now I'm pissed.
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When did that happen?
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Marijuana
1. Legalize possession of marijuana.
2. One must be at least 18 to buy marijuana. The states will determine any age limit beyond 18.
3. Pardon all criminals for convictions resulting solely from marijuana possession or distribution, expunge convictions from their record, and destroy all evidence from said convictions. Nearly 13% of prisoners are serving time because of marijuana. Legalization of marijuana would free up desperately needed space in jails and prisons for violent criminals.
4. One may not use marijuana in any public place. It may only be used in a private residence.
5. One may not drive while under the influence of marijuana.
6. Individuals may not grow marijuana unless they have a government permit to do so.
7. Advertising or promotion of marijuana in any way will be illegal.
8. Legalize industrial and commercial hemp.
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People shouldn't need a government permit to grow a plant.

Cannabis is a healing plant and should be regarded as such, the propaganda that has been built up against it over the years needs to be discredited as the bullshit it is. (Reefer Madness comes to mind.)

Cannabis oil has been proven to be very effective for a variety of medicinal uses yet the feds have declared pot to have no medicinal value.

The pharmaceutical companies need to be stopped and truth needs to be the most important factor when it comes to healing.

Enough is enough.
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Military
1. The United States military must give military assistance to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions.
2. It must be written into law that the US will never again use nuclear weaponry first and never use it on non-nuclear countries.
3. We must stop pursuing a missile defense system. Even with a missile defense system there’s the likelihood that another country would strike the US from within rather than outside. Missile defense system does not protect against terrorist attacks from within.
4. The US must end research into advancing nuclear weaponry, as we spend billions per year on this. As it stands there is enough nuclear weaponry in the world to eliminate the entire population of Earth several times over. Once over isn’t enough?
5. Greatly reduce number of foreign military bases. There are over 700 US military bases in more than 40 countries.
6. Ban all arms sales to any foreign country. Over 21 billion in the fiscal 06 year was made from foreign arms sales. Too many times America’s own weapons have been used against her.
7. Never allow a reduction of military pay in combat areas.
8. Withdraw most forces from Iraq.
9. Divert troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. This being to find Osama bin Laden.
10. End the occupation of Cuban province of Guantanamo Bay.
11. Stop military aid to countries such as Colombia.
12. Increase investment into cleaning up the impacts of foreign and domestic American military bases.
13. Greatly reduce military spending. The United States is spending money than any time since World War II on defense, despite the fact that there’s no major threatening superpower. The DOD skews the statistics on spending by not showing military spending in inflation-adjusted dollars.
14. Withdraw troops from Western Europe and other countries more than capable of defending themselves.
15. Temporarily shift money from military research to maintenance in order to replace equipment lost or damaged by the ’War on Terror’.
16. Dispel the myth that military spending is the best way to boost the economy. One billion dollars spent on defense creates about 25,000 jobs, while spending the same amount on other programs would create more jobs than if it were invested in defense (30,000 in mass transit, 36,000 in housing, 41,000 in education, 47,000 in health care.)
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It's prob government not wanting me to give you people these ideas lol. If they keep it up I'll doom DC's ass off.
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Political Corruption
1. Increase limits on any concrete (money, gifts) or abstract (favors, votes) rewards given to politicians while in office.
2. Prohibit elected officials from lobbying for 2 years before and 7 years after holding office.
3. Require all bills to address one issue at a time.
4. 75% of all funds raised for an election candidate must be collected from people who can vote for said candidate.
5. All political entities must disclose the source of contributions within two weeks in a manner easily accessible to the public.
6. All forums receiving government funding which host candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties must also host any candidate(s) whose party received 5% or more of the popular votes in the last election year.
7. Any candidate may only use $50,000 of their own money on political advertising.
8. Ban leadership PACs (Political Action Committees); because they create a loophole around the maximum contribution by a single person. They also create distance between the elected official and constituents while in office.
9. Hold state-by-state votes to let people decide if term limits should be imposed on all elected officials.
10. Increase the members in the House of Representatives.
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Sex Education
1. On average there are 850,000 teenage pregnancies each year in the United States. Youth under 25 contract 9.1 million STDs every year. Comprehensive sex education must be a goal for our children.
2. The public must educate children about sexual activity and contraceptives. Government funding must be made available for educating children on contraceptive use. As it stands right now, federal funding goes to abstinence-only programs.
3. Evaluations of the effectiveness of state funded abstinence-only programs found no delay in first sex. In fact three found no changes in behavior, two found increased sexual activity, and one showed mixed results. (Hauser D., Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact) A Special Investigations Division in the US House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform found that over 80% of information in sex education programs contained false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health. They conveyed false information about the effectiveness of contraceptives, false information about the risks of abortion, religious beliefs as scientific fact, and medical and scientific errors of fact. So the government must stop funding abstinence-only programs and begin to fund realistic programs which have comprehensive sex education, which includes abstinence AND contraceptive information.
4. Effective sex education programs must offer age- and culturally-appropriate sexual health information; assist youth to develop skills in communication, refusal, and negotiation; provide medically accurate information about both abstinence and contraceptives; have clear goals for preventing STDs and teen pregnancy; and respect community values.
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Statehood for D.C.
1. Over 500,000 live in Washington, D.C. The current way our government is organized has Washington, D.C. as an entity separate from any other state. The American Congress makes most of the important decisions for D.C., yet those same decision-makers don’t have to live with the results of their actions.
2. Residents of Washington DC couldn’t even vote for President until 1961. The US is the only country in the world which does not include the citizens of its own capital in the rights of everyone else in the country. One-fifth of D.C. citizens live in poverty. The voters of the District of Columbia should be allowed to hold a referendum to decide what to do about the issue of statehood. D.C., our nation’s capital, is run more like a colony than a capital.
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Permits are for profits. It's all about the money. *rubs fingers together*

Marijuana
1. Legalize possession of marijuana.
2. One must be at least 18 to buy marijuana. The states will determine any age limit beyond 18.
3. Pardon all criminals for convictions resulting solely from marijuana possession or distribution, expunge convictions from their record, and destroy all evidence from said convictions. Nearly 13% of prisoners are serving time because of marijuana. Legalization of marijuana would free up desperately needed space in jails and prisons for violent criminals.
4. One may not use marijuana in any public place. It may only be used in a private residence.
5. One may not drive while under the influence of marijuana.
6. Individuals may not grow marijuana unless they have a government permit to do so.
7. Advertising or promotion of marijuana in any way will be illegal.
8. Legalize industrial and commercial hemp.
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People shouldn't need a government permit to grow a plant.

Cannabis is a healing plant and should be regarded as such, the propaganda that has been built up against it over the years needs to be discredited as the bullshit it is. (Reefer Madness comes to mind.)

Cannabis oil has been proven to be very effective for a variety of medicinal uses yet the feds have declared pot to have no medicinal value.

The pharmaceutical companies need to be stopped and truth needs to be the most important factor when it comes to healing.

Enough is enough.
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Taxes
* income taxes*
1. The income tax system was started at a time when the government’s budget demands were easily meet by an income tax. Now that more is demanded of the government, to reach a balanced budget, an unbearably high income tax would have to be enacted. The current American tax system encourages people to consume rather than invest wisely. For most people, to tax income, is to tax their productivity. The American income tax system has also become the most complex in the world, and the cost to maintain it is great. With all this being fact, we should abolish the income tax system, except for the 2% income tax mentioned under healthcare to fund a universal healthcare program.
*corporate taxes*
2. The United States tries to tax its companies more than most developed nations. The current corporate tax rate is around 33% of all business profit. The US government pulls in a little over 200 billion per year from corporate taxes. This is a tax on profits. It’s again, a tax on productivity. Trillions of dollars in American investments have gone to countries with lower corporate tax rates, and it has severely depressed the economic future of America. When you take the amount of money that a company spends to comply with or maneuver around corporate taxes, and compare it with the revenue that it actually generates, you’d realize that the current corporate tax system harms the American economy. Some states which don’t have corporate taxes, such as Delaware, have a disproportionate amount of companies headquartered in them. This takes away from states which impose corporate taxes. The current corporate tax structure favors businesses to operate in debt rather than profit. The single most powerful action which could be taken to renew our economy would be to end the corporate tax.
3. After abolishing the income and corporate tax, a flood of economic activity would surge through every American street.
*value-added tax*
4. The government maintains most of its revenue through the income and corporate taxes. So that lost revenue would be replaced with a value-added tax (VAT), similar to the one found in the European Union. Over 120 countries use a VAT system, and it is successful in every country.
5. A VAT is a tax applied to the added value of a product through every stage of production it goes through. To explain how the VAT system works, I’ll use an example found online. Let’s say that the VAT rate is 20% and we’re applying it to a canvas cloth. First the farmer sells the manufacturer the raw material (cotton) for $50. 20% of $50 is $10, which the manufacturer pays to the farmer who then gives that money to the government. Now the manufacturer uses the cotton to produce the canvas cloth and sells it to a wholesaler for $100. The manufacturer has added a $50 value to the cloth. So the tax on the value added is another $10, which the manufacturer would then give to the government. That wholesaler then sells the canvas cloth to a retailer at a price of $200. So the wholesaler has added a value of $100. 20% of $100 is $20, which the wholesaler gives to the government. That retailer then sells the canvas cloth to you, the customer, for $400. The retailer has added a value of $200, 20% of which is $40 that you pay to the retailer who then gives that money to the government. When we add up the total amount of money collected from the VAT ($10+$10+$20+$40) we see the VAT has raised $80 profit for the government. That’s an example of how a value-added tax (VAT) works.
6. To meet government funding needs a multi-stage VAT rate of 18% to 25% would be put in place in the United States. Certain goods would be exempt from the VAT such as food given to employees, food produced on farms, standard-issue clothing given for military, used home purchases, domestic services, and physician services.
7. Again, the VAT would replace all federal and state income, corporate, and sales tax. Governments favor VATs because it’s difficult to evade taxes under a VAT because the paperwork follows materials used. A 2% income tax would remain in effect for funding the cost of universal healthcare.
*payroll taxes*
8. Payroll taxes would be fixed at 7% for the cost of universal healthcare. This payroll tax, coupled with a mere 2% income tax, would replace all costs of doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, mental health services, rehab, home care, vision care, and dental care.
*Social Security tax*
9. Money you pay into Social Security isn’t held for you in any special way for retirement. That money which you pay in right now goes to pay for current beneficiaries. Because the average age of the population is increasing, around the year 2020 the Social Security Fund will be paying out more money than it’s taking in. As of right now, Social Security is receiving more money than it’s paying out, but the government dips or borrows into that money for spending and writes the Social Security Fund an IOU in the form of a special-issue government bond.
10. To fix this the amount of your paycheck which goes toward Social Security would be retained (about 6%) and your employer would still match that amount and that money would be placed into a Social Security private retirement account (PRA), which you would manage. Preferably, you would have a professional manage your PRA. You would have a broad range of options to choose from – stock, commodities, any investment so long as it’s been approved by the government.
11. The estimated cost to transition Social Security to this form of investment would be about 1.5 trillion dollars. However, if Social Security isn’t fixed, and fixed soon, by the year 2050 there would be a deficit of about 10 to 20 trillion dollars in Social Security because of baby boomers reaching retirement age.
*wealth tax*
12. By 2001 numbers the 1% of the richest Americans owned 33.4% of all wealth in this country. The bottom 80% of American own only 16% of wealth. Economists everywhere, including Alan Greenspan, have called on our government to address the massive rich-poor divide in America. The United States actually has one of the largest wealth divides among any developed country. Our Founding Fathers feared an economic elite class which would be continued through inheritance, rather than through work, merit, and ambition.
13. So a Constitutional amendment for a wealth tax should be set into action. Current estate, inheritance, gift, and property taxes – while they should remain in place – do not prove effective at reducing extreme concentrations of wealth.
14. Homes, real estate, liquid assets (cash, deposits, insurance, pension plans), investments in unincorporated businesses, stocks, securities, trusts, everything would be counted and from that total debt would be subtracted to determine the amount of wealth of a family. Many opponents say that a wealth tax would cause consumption and fewer savings. However the average savings rate in countries with a wealth tax is 7.8%, while it’s 9.6% in countries without a wealth tax. So that’s a negligible percent.
15. Under a favored wealth tax plan, only families with a net worth over $100,000 would be subject to the tax. The graduated rates would go. . .
$100,000 to $200,000: 0.1%
$200,001 to $350,000: 0.2%
$350,001 to $500,000: 0.3%
$500,001 to $750,000: 0.4%
$750,000 to $1,000,000: 0.5%
over $1,000,000 the rate would be 0.6%
This would generate an estimated 85 billion dollars per year for the government.
*excise taxes*
16. Excise taxes would remain at their current levels. However a $1 per cigarette excise tax would be placed on legalized marijuana.
*tax havens*
17. We should work to reduce the amount of tax haven countries and shun businesses which seek to make a profit in America while being headquartered in a tax haven. Sovereignties such as the Bahamas, Isle of Man, Mauritius, Vanuatu, and many others would have economic pressure placed on them to stop American companies seeking tax shelters from entering.
*estate tax*
18. Estate tax should be at the level it was in 2000. The White House is attempting to curb, and maybe eventually remove, the estate tax.
*So in conclusion:*
19. Abolish all current state and federal income, corporate, and sales taxes, except for a 2% income tax for universal health coverage.
20. Replace these with a multi-level VAT of 18% to 25%.
21. 7% payroll tax for funding universal healthcare. This would replace every medical cost you pay right now.
22. Keep the 6% payroll tax for Social Security, but put it into a PRA.
23. A wealth tax of 0.1% to 0.6% if wealth is over $100,000.
24. Keep all current inheritance and gift taxes.
25. Keep the estate tax and exemptions at pre-2000 levels.
26. This proposed tax system would keep the United States from being a debtor nation to countries such as China. The US borrows money from other countries, money that’s desperately needed by third world nations. This tax system would be able to raise the amount of money needed for the government programs currently in place and for the proposed government programs I have mentioned (or will mention). It is VERY conducive to economic growth in America. Local and state revenues would not suffer. It will help to bring back American assets which relocated overseas because of high corporate taxes. It will save billions in not having to prepare taxes. It helps narrow the great American rich-poor divide. It will result in less tax evasion and fraud. It favors saving over consumption so America and Americans won’t be in debt.
27. Because of the business boom from this proposed plan, the tax structure would probably generate a government surplus of about 150 billion dollars per year.
28. This surplus money would go toward paying off the national debt over a period of 50 to 75 years.
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Terrorism
1. Terrorism should not be used to further the political agendas of fundamentalists, the United States, or any other group.
2. In 2001 the worst mass casualty occurred on American soil since the Civil War. Some people skew statistics to show how the tobacco companies "kill" enough people every two days to equal a 9/11 disaster. Those people choose to smoke, but the 9/11 victims didn’t choose to be at risk or were not made aware they were at risk. To skew these statistics and undermine the seriousness of terrorism is highly irresponsible. There’s also no evidence to suggest that 9/11 was a conspiracy by our government. Sometimes it’s difficult for people to accept that a few people can affect the lives of millions, so they made up a fantasy plot with thousands of actors.
3. Osama bin Laden’s goal of 9/11 was to create such an American backlash that we would leave the Arab governments leveled, and he would pick up the pieces. Fundamentalists in Asia and other parts of the world have used this same plan and tactics against their own governments many times. The worst thing we could and in fact have done would be to buy into Osama’s plan. The term "War on Terror" should be changed to "The Hunt for Terrorists"; because to declare war on something as abstract as terror is to set unrealistic expectations of the outcome of such a war.
4. The fundamentalists want to engage the Western world in a Holy War, and we’re also playing into that. The government should stop its officials from using the term "Islamic terrorists". It is at a point now that this is the normal way we refer to extremists. By using the term "Islamic terrorists", you imply to some that all terrorists are Islamic. Making the terms Islamic and terrorists interchangeable will only add to the problem. 9/11 happened for political reasons, not religious reasons. After the Waco tragedy, we didn’t go on the hunt for "Christian terrorists". Using that term would simply serve to alienate all Christians and cause some of them to turn to extremists views. The term Christian terrorist is as much an oxymoron as the term Islamic terrorist. Instead say "extremists" or just "terrorists".
5. The core leadership of Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan. On that most would agree. The invasion in Iraq has only increased the number of terrorists and anti-American sentiment across the world. To attack Iraq and lessen focus on Afghanistan makes as much sense as if America has attacked the Chinese because the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
6. A feasible, competent plan to leave Iraq in a responsible manner can be found under "Iraq" within this platform.
7. The troops which would leave Iraq would first recuperate while the military replaced lost equipment, then they would be sent to Afghanistan to break up the terrorist’s core there. NATO has said time and time again that there’s simply not enough ground troops in Afghanistan.
8. The pressure we would put on extremists in Afghanistan would result in the destruction of their leadership. These people live on hero worship. To take away their hero, would strike a fatal blow to extremist’s morale.
9. Simply put we should stop letting these extremists dictate terms and shift focus from Iraq to Afghanistan.
10. What is the real threat from terrorists to America? Politicians have used scare tactics on the American people so much, and finally Americans are starting to stop listening. Never forget that a government which cannot be ruled by the will of the people must be ruled by fear. I can’t stress enough how true this is and how many times history has taught us this important lesson.
11. Some make the case that by leaving Iraq the terrorists would "follow us back to America." What these politicians don’t mention is that if terrorists want to make a maximum impact, then they would kill more American civilians. One of the most terrorists-ridden countries in the world, Israel, suffers civilian casualties from terrorists on almost a daily basis. This killing of civilians is something you don’t see in America lately; because we have effectively eliminated the ability for terrorists to carry out attacks against America. The idea that by leaving Iraq the terrorists would follow us over here, well what’s stopping those terrorists from coming over here now? America is a fortress with many bubbles of protection around her. The thought that terrorists will be easily able to evade first the intelligence of the CIA, FBI, and NSA then slip past the eyes of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines to make it to America, then sneak past the Coast Guard of Border Security, then set up a terrorist cell under the eagle-eyed watch of Homeland Security, state and local law enforcement, and average citizens is highly unlikely. I’m not undermining the threat of terrorism, but the constant use of fear has placed a horrible scare on the psyche of the United States.
12. The current way America finds and brings terrorists to justice has proven effective and should continue, with the exception of leaving Iraq to focus on Afghanistan and other terrorist networks.
13. The Department of State must work closer with the military in terms of intelligence on terrorists. The US must become more open in communicating its intentions and goals to foreign citizens. The US must also focus more on the two-fold approach of using non-military measures as much as military measures in curbing extremist’s thinking and terrorist’s actions.
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*General*
1. Our civilization is more dependent on energy than ever, and it’s a trend that’s sure to continue. Let’s look at energy trends in the United States. When our country was founded almost all of our energy needs were meet by biomass fuels (aka: burning things like wood). We were then energy independent. Then Americans shifted from rural to urban living and with the spread of the railroad after the Civil War we used coal more. Coal is readily available in the United States so we remained energy independent. Now enter the modern era of 1950 to 2008 and the widespread use of the automobile and plastics, and America started to use petroleum. The big change here is that we must import petroleum into this country and now for the first time in history our country’s economic heartbeat is totally dependent on the whims of foreign nations, ones not so fond of us.

2. Right now here’s where our energy comes from. 40% from petroleum, 23% from coal, 23% from natural gas, and 14% from nuclear, hydro, and other sources. As far as solely electrical production, it’s 49.2% coal, 19.4% nuclear, 16.3% natural gas, 7% hydroelectric, 3.6% combustion turbine, 1.3% biomass, 1.1% petroleum coke boilers, 0.7% wind power, 0.3% geothermal, 0.3% diesel generators, 0.3% incinerators, 0.2% fuel oil, 0.2% oil fired boiler, and 0.1% solar energy.

3. Now that we know where our energy comes from here’s what it goes toward. By Dept. of Energy numbers America’s energy goes toward 33% industrial, 28% transportation, 21% residential, and 17% commercial. To break it down even more, for major industrial energy expenditure it’s 22% for chemical production, 16% petroleum refining, and 14% for metal smelting and refining. For energy spent on transportation it’s 61% gasoline fuel, 21% diesel fuel, and 12% on aviation. For residential it’s 32% to space heating, 13% water heating, 12% for lighting, 11% air conditioning, 8% refrigeration, 5% electronic, and 5% for washers/dryers. For commercial it’s 25% lighting, 13% heating, 11% cooling, 6% refrigeration, 6% water heating, 6% ventilation, and 6% on electronics.

4. I’ve given you all this data because it’s important to use for future reference. It’s also important so you’re aware of your own consumption. The United States is coming upon an energy crisis like the one in the 1970s. This will continue to happen as long as we’re dependent upon foreign energy.

*Reduce Consumption and Change Habits*
5. As you can read under "Environment", I’ve adopted the Green Party’s stance on eco reform, but I tweaked the numbers slightly to make them more realistic. Under this plan energy consumption would fall enough for America to maintain energy prices while investing in better technologies. A higher mandate on MGP for autos would wean America off foreign oil and shift the supply to our own oil supplies, thus creating more American jobs. Americans have a hard time reducing consumption if it takes inconvenience so energy-efficient appliances should also be mandated to be used in all new construction. Also with Americans moving from the Northern US to the Southern and Western states, space heating consumption will fall. The reduced amount of toxins in the plan would cut back on that 22% energy use in the industrial sector which goes to chemical production. That would be temporarily offset though by increased petroleum refining due to drilling for American oil and increased refinery capacity in the US. The use of our own oil is only a band-aid to keep gas from going above a ridiculous $5 or $6 per gallon and allow America to better dictate terms to other nations. Right now America has enough oil in its supplies to last only 30 days if we were cut off by all other nations. Scary, isn’t it?

6. While we would shift to using our own oil we would invest in a more diversified mix of technologies to power America. The key to having cheap energy, eco-friendly energy, and to create new jobs and scientific growth is to invest in energy which makes the most geological and economic sense locally. For example, solar power may be a great way to go in sunny Arizona, but it wouldn’t make much use in cloudy Seattle.

7. Yes, going as local as possible is the best way to fix our energy crisis. The government must step up efforts to modernize this country’s energy infrastructure and to help communities decide what forms of energy would be best for them. Now we’ll examine the different sources of energy.

*Petroleum*
8. At what point will the price of gas being to greatly affect America’s driving and consumption habits? Most economists believe at $4/gallon, which we’ll probably see in the next two years. The price of oil per barrel has gone from $10/barrel in 1999 to $100/barrel in 2008. Around 1980 the world began using more oil than it was finding, and this has continued every year since. The main reason for high oil prices is because developing nations such as China are using more oil, and that’s not going to end anytime soon.

9. When will the world run out of oil? There’s about 1.1 trillion barrels of oil in supplies. A barrel has 42 gallons. The world uses about 29 billion barrels of oil every year. So that’s enough oil for another 38 years, or around the year 2046. More oil is sure to be found so we probably won’t run out until at least 2060. That’s still within many American’s lifetime. Right now with our technology when oil is found we can only get at most 40% of that oil out. So we need to invest in better oil extraction technology. If we could get 80% out, then we wouldn’t run out until after 2100. Under "Environment" I call for a drastic increase in MPG of automobiles. If we followed that guideline, then America would only use half of the oil it does now. 97% of the fuel used is from petroleum.

10. Who controls oil supplies? Saudi Arabia has 24% of the world’s oil, Iraq has 11%, Iran has 10%, Kuwait has 9%, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has 9%, Qatar has 1%, Venezuela has 7%, Africa has 9%, Europe has 8%, Asia has 4%, and the United States only has 2%. Who uses all this oil? The United States uses 25% of all petroleum produced. So we’re very much dependent on foreign oil. Even is only Iran stopped shipping, gas prices would go up to $6 per gallon. Under "Gas Prices" I’ve shown how America needs to drill for more oil actually in our own country and improve refining capacity. It would take at the very least 10-15 years to see a different in gas prices though. It would create many jobs though. This would only be a very temporary solution to the energy issue. It would simply serve to provide America with a cushion while we searched for better forms of energy.

11. Under "Military" I’ve called for a reduction is US military use. This would help oil usage. A single aircraft carrier uses 100,000 gallons of oil every day. That’s equal to what a medium-sized city uses. The impact on the environment hasn’t even been touched on, but we all know it’s great. That’s why increased oil production and use must be as temporary as possible.

*Oil Shale*
12. Oil shale can be harvested from shale which hasn’t has enough time, heat, and pressure to produce petroleum. The good thing about oil shale is that the United States has 60% of the global supply. In fact we have enough to make 2.5 trillion barrels of oil! That would mean the United States could meet its oil demands all on its own until the year 2200. Also we could make trillions of dollars exporting it. So in a way America has the greatest supply of oil.

13. The US started its current oil shale program in 2005. So why don’t we use it more? Well, the technology to get the petroleum out of the shale isn’t completely developed, we have to mine the shale, and it requires temperatures of nearly 1,000 degrees to yield to oil. Use of oil shale could drive oil back down to $30/barrel. In other words about $1.25 per gallon of gas at the pump! Remember though it’s still bad for the environment, actually worse for the American environment as we’d have to mine more.

*Coal*
14. The great thing about coal is that the United States has 25% of the world’s supply of it. However coal will run out before 2100. Coal is also very harmful to the environment. A coal power plant emits more radiation than a nuclear power plant. Some states are completely dependent on coal. Kentucky uses coal for 97% of its electricity.

15. Coal can be so much cleaner than it is right now if we develop better coal gasification techniques. Coal gasification removes most of the pollutants out of coal. In gasification coal is converted to syngas, which is mostly hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The waste from the process can also be reused. Coal gasification is expensive right now and can’t be done economically on a large scale. So the government and businesses must increase research into this. Among the over 400 coal power plants in America they produce 42% of all toxins which the US puts off. Half of Americans live within 30 miles of a coal power plant so you can see the need to make it cleaner.

16. Clean coal should also be a temporary fix for our energy addiction. The shift off coal won’t affect the US economy too much; because developing nations like China and India have a huge demand for coal which will only increase with time. So instead of spending our own money on coal we could sell it by exporting with huge profits. Selling the clean coal technology would also bring profit while helping the environment.

*Natural Gas*
17. The great thing about natural gas is that, like coal, the US has plenty of it. It too keeps our dependence on foreign energy small. It doesn’t pollute as much as petroleum or coal. However the demand for natural has is higher than the supply of it, and that’s caused the price to triple over the past decade. Also you have to compress and liquefy it if it’s to be used far away from its source. America has about 3% of the world’s natural gas supply. Only the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, and Russia have more. Russia has almost a third of the world’s supply.

18. US companies still need to build more pipelines for natural gas use and more homes should use it as the biggest energy user for our homes is space heating. Because transport of natural gas hurts the environment and makes it more expensive to use, natural has should mostly be used by people to a natural gas source or people in cold areas such as Alaska and the North Central part of the US. Many Americans are moving from the Northern US to the South and West. This should be encouraged as it brings the demand down for natural gas.

*Nuclear Power*
19. A single nuclear power plant, for its size, can create more energy than any other source. The costs for nuclear power are low. The bad side is that building the actual plant costs billions of dollars and takes 15-20 years to do. Nuclear power doesn’t hurt the environment anywhere near what the petroleum and coal does. Coal burning kills about 40,000 Americans every year while nuclear power kills enough to count on your fingers.

20. Because of its ability to generate so much energy, nuclear power is ideal to meet energy demands of large cities, but they shouldn’t be located very close to those cities as they make excellent targets for terrorists. Current nuclear power reactors can only use 1% of the uranium in the world. U238 cannot be used by nuclear plants, and U238 makes up 99% of our uranium supplies. The uranium used now will only last for another 50 years.

21. Researchers are working on something called fast neutron nuclear power which would be able to use that other 99% of uranium. More spending and manpower should go into this as it could last America past the year 2150. The cost of fast neutron nuclear power would be the same as regular nuclear power, but the supply will last longer.

22. The waste from nuclear power is small in comparison to coal and other sources. The waste does last for over 1,000 years though. Nuclear producers must dispose of all their harmful waste while petroleum and coal producers do not. This creates an uneven playing field. If petro and coal consumers and producers have to safely dispose of their waste byproducts, then it would raise the price of petro & coal, thus causing less consumption of it, which would help the environment more than any single action we could take.

*Biofuels (ethanol and such)*
23. There’s been much talk lately about biofuels. Biofuels are much better for the environment than regular gas, and they can be produced in the US. However they have several downsides. Biofuels like ethanol would cost just as much as normal gas, they drive up the price of food, and they also lead to deforestation from the cutting of trees to make room for crops. You also get a lower MPG than gas, so we’d need more of the fuel than normal gas.

24. So the first generation of biofuels can only provide us with less than 20% of our needs, and more research is needed to improve their efficiency. More study is needed on how biofuels will affect agriculture. Biodiesel turns bad in cold temperatures so more research into that is needed as well.

25. Biofuels which use waste, such as in landfills, help to make use of the massive amount of garbage we store. One landfill power plant could power 2,000 homes.

26. We should focus more on second generation biofuels than first generation. This would include Bio-DME, Biomethanol (which can be mixed 15% with gas), HTU diesel, Fischer-Tropsch diesel, biohydrogen, and mixed alcohols. Most of these use renewable resources from the environment and can be mixed with gas for an easy transition from using pure gasoline. Most of these biofuels are too expensive to use on a large scale and research must increase into lower their cost.

*Hydro Power*
27. Hydro power can create huge amounts of energy in just a small space. It doesn’t pollute, and it keeps us off foreign power. It can’t be used everywhere though; because it changes a river valley which are usually the most populated areas. The building of it causes damage to the local ecosystem too. Washington, Oregon, California, New York, and Tennessee are states where hydro power is most used and be can be expanded.

28. Micro hydro plants should be used more. There are plenty of areas in the US which use pollution-generating power sources which should switch to hydro power.

*Biomass Energy*
29. Biomass is the burning of things such as wood for power. Biomass will be closely related to biofuels in the future. Some research is being done for alternative biomass fuels such as switchgrass which grows quickly. Biomass pollutes and using it uses up resources, but nowhere near what petroleum and coal does.

30. Burning your garbage produces more toxins than a modern incinerator. Actually just one family burning their waste produces more toxins than a modern-day incinerator! Because of that the burning of personal waste should be banned in places which has access to landfills, unless it’s for a poverty-stricken family which has no other way to heat their home or transport their waste.

*Wind Power*
31. Wind power is nonpolluting and sustainable. It can be used only on a wide scale among individual homes and not for large cities. Wind turbine manufactures recommend having at least one acre of land for private use. It’s not windy enough everywhere either and you have to have a good wind measurement over a year’s time to know if you can use one. Average winds of 10 MPH are needed for a wind turbine to work. The government should be more helpful with assisting people in wind measurements.

32. In ideal windy areas, wind power could produce 15% of all energy demands. Denmark uses wind power for 20% of its energy use! High elevations and areas near a large body of water are perfect for wind power, areas such as Florida, California, the Great Lakes area, and Texas.

33. Offshore wind turbines are excellent because of the constant wind flow and people don’t have 100-ft windmills on their land. The water must be relatively shallow though which makes Florida, Texas, and the Great Lakes even more ideal.

34. The cost of a wind turbine and installation for the average home is about $15,000. Homes with one have an electric bill of only about $15 per month. So it takes about 8 to 12 years to actually pay for itself. It also comes with an 80-ft tall tower, which not everyone wants on their property. Residential construction companies should build more wind turbines into homes and let the total price of the house absorb the wind turbine costs. Over its lifetime just one wind turbine for a single home saves 200 tons of greenhouse gases.

35. The government should give tax breaks to help with the cost of private wind power, and then more people would be willing to buy them. They only make as much noise as a washing machine, but you’ll rarely hear that from within your home. Federal, state, and local zoning laws should permit wind turbines to be installed anywhere.

*Solar Power*
36. Solar power hasn’t gotten nearly enough attention since the 1970s. In fact when Reagan became President he immediately removed the solar panels on the White House installed by Carter. Solar power is completely clean, sustainable, and can store power so it’s better than wind power in that aspect. Solar power needs large collectors though. In fact in order for the US to meet its energy demands completely with solar power, a collector 100 miles by 100 miles, or 10,000 square miles, would have to be built. That’s about the size of Massachusetts, Vermont, or Hawaii!

37. Solar relies on noncloudy days too so areas such as Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, and Texas would be perfect. A solar panel can pay for itself in only 3 years. All zoning laws should be changed to allow for solar panel use anywhere and paperwork should be easier for it.

38. Between government and businesses, only $200 million per year gets invested in solar. That will have to go up before solar power is taken seriously.

39. Technology in solar is promising. Recently a spray-on material was invented which is sprayed onto many materials, instead of building a panel, and it can be up to 5 times as efficient as normal solar collectors.

*Incinerators*
40. Incinerators burn waste to produce power. The government has put strict pollution controls on them so they’re cleaner than coal plants. They still harm the environment though and should be phased out in favor of recycling, reducing, and reusing.

*Geothermal*
41. Geothermal energy uses Earth’s heat for power. Current geothermal technology allows for use of it in very few places. The government and industry should shift resources away from current geothermal for more advanced techniques such as. . .

*Hot Dry Rock Energy (bore holes)*
42. Hot dry rock energy can be done by drilling a few miles into the Earth’s crust and water is poured into these bore holes, which creates steam to turn turbines, and produces electricity. The good thing is that this form of power could last for hundreds of years, and it doesn’t pollute. The bad news is that the technology in unproven and attempting it can cause an earthquake. In fact in Switzerland it did.

*Wave Power*
43. Wave power uses the waves from an ocean to create energy. It’s non-polluting but installation can disrupt ocean life. It’s limited to where it many be used. Hawaii could use it for most of its power demands though. About 10,000 sites in America could use it.

*Hydrogen Power*
44. When hydrogen is used in fuel cells its only byproducts are heat and water. It’ll be another few decades before hydrogen technology is developed enough for widescale use, but it’s probably one of the more promising clean energies.

*Fusion Power*
45. Current nuclear power uses fission which creates energy from splitting atoms. Fusion power creates energy by combining atoms. A fusion power plant could produce 2 to 4 times as much energy as a current nuclear power plant could. It would produce no radiation like nuclear power. It has few harmful byproducts. It’s also very safe; because an explosion would just be that – an explosion with no radiation disaster. It’s still about 30 to 60 years away from being in widespread use as a practical fusion reactor has yet to be invented. Government and business investment must increase and working with other nations is important to offset the great costs of this.

46. In 2006 several nations starting funding a program named ITER [link to www.iter.org] The cost of it is nearly $15 billion. So you can see that’s why cooperation with other nations is essential.

*Nanotechnology Power*
47. Nanotechnology is machinery built at microscopic sizes. The implications of it in energy, military, factories, medicine, and every aspect of human life are beyond imagination. The technology is still at least 50 years away as far as it being able to generate power. Our government spent about $1.5 billion in 2007 on nanotechnology, and every other developed nation is doubling or even tripling research into it. When nanotechnology comes onto the market, it will be nothing short of a miracle and will change the world in such a way that we wouldn’t recognize the technology if we were to see it.

*Other Energies*
48. Many other exotic, miracle energy sources are being researched. The greatest money and time investment on the government’s part comes with education. Doubling education spending and modernizing teaching methods will, after 10 to 30 years, cure our energy crisis. We’ll start producing more engineers and theorists.

*Conclusion*
49. So to sum it all up:
-reduce American energy use with higher auto MPG, more efficient appliances, recycling, and mass transit
-use petroleum only as a current to 20 year fix, drill for more domestic oil, and increase how much oil can be extracted, make it a goal to not be using anymore foreign oil in 20 years
-increase shale oil technology and mining, and be completely off oil in the next 70 years
-use coal only as a current to 30 year fix, use "clean" coal methods, with a goal to stop using coal completely in the next 40 years
-use natural gas for home heating for a current to 25 year fix
-use nuclear for large cities and invest more in fast neutron technology, 30% of our energy should come from nuclear power in the next 60 years
-use biofuels like ethanol more, but realize it has drawbacks and is only a temporary solution
-keep hydro power to replace polluting methods
-use more wind power for private use, make it a goal to for wind power to supply US with 5% of its energy in the next 60 years
-help create more private solar power use – make it a goal for solar power to provide US with 15% of its energy in the next 40 years
-stop individuals from burning waste
-develop & experiment with hot dry rock energy and make it a goal to use it for 10% of our energy demands in the next 70 years
-use wave power for seaside areas and make it a goal for it to provide 2% of America’s power in the next 40 years
-develop fusion and nanotechnology and make it a goal to for this to be the most used power sources by the year 2100
- implement everything under "Education" which will spark innovation in energy technology
-these are all very reasonable long-term goals, and while the percentages for production don’t equal 100%; nuclear, fusion, and nano power would make up the difference
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I know you're thinking "Oh dear God, so much text!" But the solution to something like education doesn't fit on a bumper sticker. Sorry.
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That is my true policy for Iraq, written in 2007 when the war was dragging on and on and on.

I tried my hand at the political realm in 2007-2008. Many of my ideas were used like the following. . .

Iraq
1. Adopt a phased transition of power with dates for withdrawals as a framework for guiding political-military planning. This will first show the world that the Untied States doesn’t plan on having a permanent presence in Iraq. A timetable could then be used as a premise in negotiations and more local groups would be willing to join negotiations. A timetable would speed up Iraqi politicians in their reconciliation. A timetable would show that we’re withdrawing on our own schedule and not by how and when terrorists want us to. Finally, it would set a fixed date which would allow Iraqi citizens to move away if they would feel unsafe in an area which would no longer be patrolled by the United States.
2. Begin a reduction of US forces down to 60,000 troops and 20,000 advisors within 2 years time. That approximates to removing about 4,000 troops, or a brigade, per month.
3. Change the goals for Iraq to more realistic ones: preventing terrorist safe havens, preventing regional war, preventing genocide, preventing an extremist government from forming, and protecting civilian Americans. Scrap the benchmarks Congress has put forth such as the transparent benchmark of privatizing Iraqi oil.
4. Tie financial assistance to political stability.
5. The key to stability in Iraq is training its security forces. So the United States must increase its capacity to mentor, train, equip, and support Iraqi forces.
6. As it stands there are only 6,000 security advisors in Iraq. That number must increase to at least 20,000. Only 15% of local Iraqi police stations have advisors. We must increase this to at least 60% for local police and 80% for the Iraqi Army. This would be done by removing the funding restraints on hiring private security advisors, asking for volunteers out of our own military, and as a last resort involuntary selection.
7. During the 2 years of troop reductions a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) must be formed to target areas such as Baghdad, Anwar, and Kurdistan.
8. After the 2 years of troop reduction, begin to pull out troops at a slower rate of 2,000 per month, until the level of troops is at the requirement to protect the American embassy in Iraq.
9. Move advisors as the particular forces they’re embedded with become independent, and locate them with the units in which they are needed most.
10. Negotiate for a long-term presence of United States troops in a nearby friendly country.
11. Have plans ready at all times for an emergency evacuation of the American-embassy in Iraq and for civilian Americans.
12. Provide Iraq with long-term air and naval support from the said American presence in a nearby country.
13. Create an International Support Group of Iraq’s neighbors and at all times keep diplomacy as a means to prevent war.


This is exactly what the US government did. I posted this on April 2nd, 2008 on MySpace, before Obama was even President. It's still there if you're skeptical. I actually wrote it in November 2007.
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Just because America did it, it doesn't mean that this would actually work. Do you agree? If so, what would be your TRUE policy for Iraq?
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My policy is: "NO MORE HUMAN SACRIFICE CALLED WAR!".

I don't know one person that thought a war in the middle east was a good idea.

Does anyone want this??
People are so fucking brainwashed by TV and whatever gadget is hot they don't even question why the fuck their brother or neighbor or whatever is going off to Afghanistan or Iraq to kill people.


Oh yeah, because of 9-11............wtf
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Food
1. The American food industry produces enough food to satisfy every American’s caloric intake twice over. With this abundance of food, the industry wouldn’t suffer, but Americans would greatly benefit, if business standards increased the transparency of food marketing. Take the organic food trend for example. I’m located in Tennessee, and most organic food available to me comes from California. Marketing for organic food portrays it to be good for the environment and good for your body. However if it must be shipped from California to Tennessee, then the carbon emissions from shipping alone negate the environmental benefits. Then there’s the fact that the days it took to ship here drained many of the nutrients out of the food which would have benefited me. The better alternative? Buy local food. It not only would help the entire environment, but help my local economy. This is just one example of how business practices in the food marketing sector could improve.

2. It must be written into law that on every shift in any establishment serving food, whether mobile or fixed, at least one person, preferably the manager if one exists, be ServSafe certified.

3. ServSafe testing should be broken up into several sections. A person working at a Taco Bell for example needs to know very little about seafood, yet in order to be ServSafe certified, a great deal of the test goes forth into seafood. Or a person working the concession stand at a movie theater needs to know mostly about hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, and candy, yet ServSafe training donates little time to this. Each ServSafe section should follow along the type of food found in the relevant establishment. This way the food preparer knows more about the particular food he or she is working with.

4. Foods which are generally accepted as unhealthy should
be taken out of schools. (sodas, candy, and so on) Trans fat should also be eliminated from schools. All marketing for unhealthy foods, particularly on the 12-minute news program many American students must watch at school everyday, should be eliminated.

5. Universal healthcare should include nutrition plans customized to a person’s unique needs and wants, with free recipes made available to them.

6. No special tax should incurred on unhealthy food unless the voters absolutely demand it. American businesses must be able to generate a profit, and it’s up to consumers to decide their own habits; however the information given to them should be as accurate as possible.

7. A few major urban areas are experimenting with saving the leftover food from restaurants. Food safety should always be top concern; however tons of perfectly good food are thrown away every hour in restaurants. It would only take two or three trucks to meet the hunger needs of thousands of homeless Americans everyday. This should be put into place starting with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., Houston, and several small cities in order to be tinkered with and perfected before being put into operation on a larger level.

8. Nowhere near enough long-term research has been done in genetically-altered food. This causes consumers to be leery enough not to purchase it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must push this forward.

9. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is incredibly underfunded, understaffed, and unorganized. The responsibilties which fall under the FDA’s jurisdiction have piled up year after year while funding has remained flat. The retention rate of employees in the FDA is only half that of other government agencies. The FDA requested $2.1 billion for 2008. That fund should be placed at $20 billion for the first year in order to work out the huge demands placed upon the FDA. Look at nearly anything in the pharmacy aisle and you’ll see, "This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA." Innovation in the food and drug industry can’t move forward until we’re sure of certain claims, and a MASSIVE backlog of ideas is in need of evaluation by the FDA. The entire culture of the FDA must change. Corporate influence over the FDA must come to an end. Our society must catch up with our technolongy.
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and sorry all of this doesn't sound nice and polished. I did it all within 3 weeks time in a frenzy after a ritual for wisdom.

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