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What kills more more people around the world, drugs or war?

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The militarization of the drug war (and other issues) has been a grave mistake and has caused the murder of millions of innocent men, women and children over the past 30 years. This reality serves just a small group of men and women whose job it is to manufacture weapons of war--at the expense of the other 98 percent of the world's population.

I offer the wisdom of Albert Einstein:

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.

It takes a genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

If the pen is mightier than the sword (and corrupt politicians) then I suggest President Obama use his pen to create a Pathway to Peace.

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  1. Eliminate the prohibition of drugs

  2. Legislate a prohibition on weapons of war

What would that look like...

Ending drug prohibition and legislating and implementing a prohibition on weapons of war would have a profound impact our quality of life, economic stability and the level of violence in the world.

A third idea, a Grand Stimulus Package would see the creation of Minimum Levels of Prosperity, and would directly and immediately increase the need for local goods and services and create an immediate demand for millions of vacant homes.

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There is no shortage of of goods and services in this country. Method and cost of access are the issue.

For example, it's no accident that the world's second richest man Carlos Slim, worth 30+ billion dollars, also controls 90 percent of the land-lines (non-cell telephones) in Mexico. This is a fantastic economic system for one man (and his gang) at the expense of 108 million men, women and children. Is that a fair or even desirable arrangement?

Certainly there is no economic reason why everyone in Mexico should not have access to a phone--and to calls anywhere in the world for almost nothing--and still provide a nice income for the telephone company.

I say, nationalize (democratize?) key sectors of the economy, take control (and profits) away from a select few individuals, and give the assets (control) back to consumers, the many. This country has everything it needs to provide a high standard of living to every citizen with huge potential for having much more --just by continuing to do what we are doing now--but guided by specific goals for the advancement of the majority.

The two plans below are simply the least amount of goods and services that we (the people) should be committed to providing each and every man, woman and child. Serving humanity is the cost of doing business for service providers, and worth every penny.

If your only income is a monthly government check, (or you have no income) then you would qualify for one of the programs below. Your choice.

Wellness One - provides for:

* a Secure Room with Bed, Desk, Storage, Laundry

* Health Care, Clothing

* Phone, Computer & Internet

* Prepared Meals & Food

* Shared Washrooms, Common Area

* Debit Card (x dollars per week, month)

* Community Support & Action

Wellness Two - provides for:

* a Bed, Storage, Laundry

* Phone, Computer & Internet

* Health Care, Clothing

* Prepared Meals & Food

* Shared Washrooms, Common Area

* Debit Card (x dollars per week, month)

* Community Support & Action

We can live well satisfying the needs of the majority or we can have scarcity by serving the needs of a few.

 

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