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  1. Solar Power on Roof Tops in Urban Centers

    Congested cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles should have unused rooftop space allocated for solar panels. Cities could provide tax incentives, energy credits, or rebates to allow the city to install the panels. This would help minimize brownouts and prevent the building of additional pollution-causing power plants.

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      planned  ·  14 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Admin →
    • Green rooftops.

      Green rooftops save energy from heating and cooling costs; collect filtered roof-water; reduce urban flooding and downstream storm erosion; clean air of asthma irritants, pollution and carbon emissions; and cut down on urban heat island effect. Life expectancy of a green roof is also 3x that of a traditional roof.

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        0 comments  ·  Environment  ·  Admin →
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        • 17 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Admin →
          • residential solar

            100% government financing for residential solar to be paid back to the government by solar panel output. Resident pays their normal usage until government is repaid, perhaps 5 years. In a recession people are not likely to spend cash for a tax credit. Not a grid problem as panels could automatically shut down if usage is more than the property is using. Not a deficit problem as it is an investment unlike other stimulus plans it is repaid by the sun. Don't like the roof repair problem use decorative poles in the back yard. Even if I did not like…

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              1 comment  ·  Energy  ·  Admin →
            • Community gardens and urban farming

              People are hungry and dying from poor food choices. Look at the obesity rate in this country. How many times have you heard "I work 40 plus hours a week and some person in the checkout lane wit foodstamps was eating steak......"?
              Make them raise their own food with the "fruit" of their own labor.
              Growing organic to go green and keep your money out of the heavily taxpayer subsidized corporate agri-businesses.
              There is plenty of rooftops and vacant lots or un-developed land that could be productive for the lower segment of society.

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                1 comment  ·  Agriculture  ·  Admin →
              • importance of education

                Don't cut funds for schools. Require parents to be responsible for child's nourishment, rest, discipline.....schools are for academics. parents must live up to their responsibilities in helping child do well in school and stop blaming the teachers. Asians understand this and they excel.

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                • Community is everything. The USA is "a community". See it that way, we can fix the place.

                  Community is all about "working together", a phrase that is exploding with popularity. Community is about "unity in diversity" and "melting pot" and "the many and the one". It's the real-world expression of our national motto -- "E Pluribus Unum". If we heal and empower the bonds of community in the USA, we can release and empower the tremendous creative capacity of "the American people", and get through this tough time. Far from laughing at "community organizers", we are in great need of them, and the more the merrier. Let's identify the talents and passions in this nation, and pull…

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                  • Local Community and Government Participation

                    Tip O'Neil (?) said, "all politics are local," we need training in organizing responses to local issues; how to be heard, how to create interest in issues and governance.
                    Local government is where the rubber meets the road and it directly impacts what happens in State and Federal government. It also makes for awareness of local business and how to encourage and regulate how it serves your community. A well run community and efficient local government attracts business and industry which creates jobs
                    There is local quality of life; planning- zoning, infrustructure and environmental issues. Education and your schools need…

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                      0 comments  ·  Government  ·  Admin →
                    • make education free!!

                      College, high, and middle and elementary schools should be a human right. an educated populace is a successful populace. we need to remove the cost of intelligence in our nation. We should have pay fund for teachers and such to cover their needs as well. we'd save on the cost by eliminating the high failure rate of our youth.

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                        1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Admin →
                      • Non Profit Salon System for environmental protection

                        Create a community based salon system that provides economic and material support for environmental protection. The salons would be networking hubs for the communities they serve and help create jobs and training for community...

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                        • A Blitzkrieg for Small Business predicated on using retirees as guides and Venture Capital methods.

                          Twenty Point Program. Fast Start, is a fifty page White paper that I will submit if the forum exists on kick starting the economy beginning with new policies on trade, reversing all of Bush's policies, and bringing back manufacturing. It's all there.

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                            1 comment  ·  Business  ·  Admin →
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