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Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mhumbhai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate Universty, has been a builder, teacher, political organizer, small businessman, affordable housing developer, and a rock piler at Rubel's Castle http://rubelcastle.com/gallery/.
His recent well-regarded book about the castle at www.dwaynehunn.biz/every_town_needs_a_castle.htm
Some background Rubelian stories http://dwaynehunn.biz/rubelia.htm
He is presently Executive Director of People's Lobby Inc (PLI, 501c4)and People's Lobby's Education Foundation (PLEF, 501c3). You can read PLI's American World Service Corps Congressional Proposal (AWSC) at
http://www.worldservicecorps.us/world%20service%20key%20proposal%202yr%20volunteer.htm . Congresswoman Woolsey (D, CA) offered to introduce it in the 111th Congress, then retracted. Please contact your Congreessional Reps and ask them to become an original sponsor or cosponsor. The AWSC citizen-initiated congressional proposals could be, with you pushing your representatives, among the most significant legislaiton passed and imnplemented in decades. Imagine having 21 million Americans cost effectively doing good at home or abroad over the next 27 years.
In December 2009 Ralph Nader choose People's Lobby's book, "Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary, the story of Ed & Joyce Koupal's People's Lobby" as one of the Ten Best Books to Read for 2009. You can purchase the book from the PeoplesLobby.us or WorldServiceCorps.us website.
"This country runs on laws. If you want to change the country, write its laws," People's Lobby's founders Ed and Joyce Koupal used to say. If you want to enlighten public policy, involve millions of Americans in addressing public needs. The AWSC will do both.
Sign the NEW INTERACTIVE American World Service Corps letter, which contacts Congress for you. Or paste http://www.change.org/petitions/view/field_21_million_american_world_service_corps_volunteers_over_the_next_27_years
Please help make the AWSC happen. To learh more about People's Lobby, visit the web site at Peopleslobby.us.
Recent books: Every Town Needs a Castle (Prelude to next book, Every Country Needs a World Service Corps)
Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary (Nader's 2009 TopTen Books to Read List)
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Elysium 2154: Scratch-sheeting the Bookie's Numbers (3 comments)
2154. What are the odds that distant grandkids will be living the E-way? If you've seen the movie, take a read, do the poll, and indicate how you think life will be 141 years out. Without seeing the movie, you'll glean enough information here to poll yourself and let others know what you believe is on the elusive Elysium horizon. After seeing the movie, you can decide whether Obamacare became a coked-up version of Kochcare.
Friday, September 20, 2013 Obama and Putin Play Newman and Redford's "Sting" and Bite the Warrior Class Too? (5 comments)
At a poker table ringed by war contractors, radical Hamas, dictators, and weak thinkers, can a couple jocks think outside the lobbies' designed narrow box and play a hand that none of the gamblers expect? Can Congressman Veeshun help Obama do a "Sting" that would spread the chips from the House of Big Money among the people too poor to play?
Saturday, August 31, 2013 The warring army that would make MLK smile & build his "Dream" (2 comments)
MLK inspired the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, believing that jobs and peaceful service would bring out and build the best in national character. If we could rebuild our flagging American character and economy by cost-effectively expanding peacefully working platoons we already have deployed, why do we hesitate in expanding them to more quickly build Dr. King's Dream?
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Professor Tzu on JFK, GW, BD, PCVs, and How Ugly Americans Are Remolding AMC (2 comments)
Should more serve? Is a peaceful volunteer army needed to combat climate change & growing hatreds? Does America & the world need more development teams that do good? "Labor is the superior of capital,& deserves much the higher consideration." ~ Abe Lincoln. What would Abe say today with who runs the country? Can a million-strong American World Service Corps help win America back for the doers and away from the plutocrats?
Monday, May 13, 2013 Will Colbert Nation save the galaxy? (2 comments)
Christ marshaled apostles to venture the world to do good, sans guns. Why don't we follow in his sandles?
Who can build that peaceful clan of do-gooders? Only someone who can preach to the world.
Is Stephen ready to lead the Colbert Nation to a better world? Ask him what he's doing about this letter that crossed his pixels a couple days ago.
More info from our monks at the worldservicecorps . us web site.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 What will Hagel's experiences lead to? (4 comments)
What do you know about Chuck Hagel? He has more real big guns to play with than anyone in the history of the world. And he has played with guns. And the Republicans don't like him, although he is one of their own. And he will have a great influence of the lives of today's sons, daughters, grandkids, your economy, and the state of the world. So, read him in his own words.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Zero Dark 30 in the toilet (3 comments)
While buying a ticket to view how dark the world was becoming, the movie house manager told a half dozen anxious teenagers trying to buy a ticket to 0 Dark 30, "You need an adult with you," causing them to text someone. Were they like most of us at that invincible age, yearning to see how they too could be buffed-up, high tech heroes? Before it was too dark, would they learn there were other, smarter ways to be heroes?
Monday, December 24, 2012 Haiti Habitat Carter Build, Precursor of... (1 comments)
Will a new Congress have enough vision to address world needs with a peaceful, cost effective army that helps everyone get along and live better? We need to build the ranks of Habitats, Peace Corps, CCC's, etc., to deal with the future, which is what People's Lobby's American World Service Corps Congressional Proposal does. Learn more and help make it happen.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Last minute graphic blitz that turned Ohio around (6 comments)
Graphically speaking, are these pictures why Ohio and other Blue States, who provide revenue to the Red States, choose to leave billionaire tv ad campaigns on the fabricated editing room floor and vote to change the enclosed pictures in the real world?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 What's MPC & MPS got to do with me? (1 comments)
Understanding MPC & MPS is essential to understanding "What's the Matter With Kansas"" and America. And more Americans need to know how their MPC & MPS is being manipulated, so they can fix what's wrong.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 Threshing "tef" in Ethiopia (1 comments)
Where are you from? What color was your sperm or ovum?
Why did you get the lottery ticket that allows you to read this on the internet?
What makes a Bible preaching, chest thumping American so much better than the rest of the world?
Didn't many of our ancestors come here as part of the world's discarded riff-raff?
"Can't we all just get along?"
Does it take a village? Aren't we zygotes from the same village?
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Commuting for American priests & Ethiopian Security (1 comments)
As phony & stupid wars bleed economic and human needs worldwide, Americans increasingly hear & vent about race, religion, fear, & one-upsmanship that ballyhoos America as #1, as well as morally superior. Travel that puts dirt under fingernails might help Americans see a more meaningful world and how a nation once blessed with being #1 should react in it, which implementing People's Lobby's AWSC could do.
Monday, January 30, 2012 State of Our Job Seeking Union: Shrinking our military and employing a new, more needed army. (2 comments)
The AWSC Congressional Proposal is a robust 1)Jobs 2)Learning & serving 3)Terrorist erasing 4) Hearts & mind winning 5) Hard to corrupt 6) Cost effective 7)Clean & simple 8)Needed program that, with America's leadership, could drive other nations to build similar peaceful, productive service corps that would in time erase the stupid mentality that keeps waging wars and replace it with one that learns and builds.
Sunday, January 8, 2012 An army of volunteers for peace
With 7 billion people stumbling into a resource, climate, and economically challenged 21st century, this updated OpEd is a relevant today as it was when an earlier version appeared in the Marin IJ in January of 2003 calling for a different kind of army to augment our military.
Thursday, December 29, 2011 Happy Days? Sending a battalion of plumbers... (1 comments)
Appreciate what you have and make it and you grow.
An exceptional nation grows from expanding the special deeds making ability of its people, which then grows a more involved, smarter, and bigger middle class at home and abroad. It's just what America, and most nations need, amidst today's blabbering-media, post-bubble, trickle-down societies.
Sunday, October 9, 2011 Needed: Robust 21st Century Jobs Corps that smartens - AWSC (1 comments)
We need a jobs program that keeps us out of wars, builds worldwide community, begins making up for the lost opportunities of spending $5.5 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan, and extends the Fourth Turning. American World Service Corps Congressional Proposal (AWSC) does that. Sign this NEW FRESH White House petition (at WhiteHouse.gov) to have the White House seriously consider implementing People's Lobby's AWSC.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 "This is BS..." Trumped-up war, deaths, PTSD, foreclosures... (1 comments)
Our active military, National Guard, their parents" pay steep prices for marching us into trumped-up wars. Then too many of their loved ones suffer more with foreclosures, while the uber-rich merely party-on. What's wrong here in America? Is this the kind of country you want to step forward for?
Do we need to add another kind of army? One that learns skills, wins hearts and minds, and understands the real world.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Fighting Too Many High-Stepping, Booted Soldiers (1 comments)
If Jesus lived as a human to show us "The Way", why don't we emulate and support Christian actions and besmirch the hypocritical stuff that parades as "Christian" done by humans today?
Thursday, March 3, 2011 Could Jesus make it on $1.9m per day? (1 comments)
You can send your taxable 2 cents to Congress and learn more about People's Lobby's Fair Tax Bracket Reinstitution Act by visiting a http://www.peopleslobby. You can also learn about People's Lobby's Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary, which Nader put on his Top Ten Books to Read list for 2009, as well as Dwayne's second public policy book.
Thursday, December 9, 2010 Raping Taxpayers for 50+ years - and it's becoming easier (1 comments)
This is a taxing piece about the economic warfare between and among the Morgans, Buffets, and the rest of us.
"If the government cannot collect its taxes, a man is a fool to pay them."
J. Pierpont Morgan.
"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
And it has a lot to do with hypnotizing uninvovled Americans into buying Voodoo Economics.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 Growing Habitat, AmeriCorps, etc. for today and tomorrows' New Orleans (1 comments)
Habitat does wonderful work. AmeriCorps provides great workers learning from and doing needed service. Making such organizations bigger and better makes America smarter and stronger. This piece, based on doing some 2010 New Orleans Habitat work, is intended to help improve both Habitat and AmeriCorps, tying its lessons into the need to implement People's Lobby's American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals.
Thursday, October 7, 2010 Golden Moms, Sisters of Fallen Heroes (1 comments)
We have sports like football. Challenges like war. Are there other ways for people to be heroes? Outlets that keep heroes growing with families, friends, and us? When we lose heroes to a trumped-up war, how angry should loved ones and we be? Two special Patricks grew to be heroes to their families and friends. Both have similar traits and stories. One has a movie made about him that you should see --" The Tillman Story.
Monday, July 5, 2010 Hey, Generals McChrystal, Petraeus... "Can we win it?" (3 comments)
Here's the answer for:
"For every innocent person you kill, you create 10 new enemies."
Former UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick
"It will take more than commandos to win the war on terror."
".. create conditions so that the - those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world."
How will you help make it happen?
Friday, June 25, 2010 Generals wish America had this AWSC policy 20 years ago (1 comments)
Had America had a robust American World Service Corps for 20+ years, today's costly military engagement in Afghanistan would have been unnecessary. General McChrystal's COIN goals would have been doable, because we would have built a more solid, educated community during less violent times. Why not urge those who have served, like Congressman Sestak PA.,to push the AWSC forward?
Thursday, June 17, 2010 Empathy Kills (2 comments)
Can Christ help win the terror wars? Can citizens initiate the law that fields a big band of apostles that uses Christ's teaching to win the wars? Has a nation of doers become too pathetic to wage an empathetic war that defeats terror? Do political or religious leaders even care? What differentiates a religious talker from a spiritual doer? Are you a talker or doer?
Monday, May 31, 2010 Masters of Disasters -- Stranded on the Sidelines (1 comments)
When you create legislation that involves the hearts, minds, and the peaceful bodies of Americans in benefiting Mother Nature and learning from other peoples, does the world become safer for you and yours? If we sent Mr. Smith or his legislation to Washington today, could such healthy legislation be introduced and passed without a People's Lobby comfortably ensconced on K Street?
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Warrior Darth or Weary Luke Winning Galactic Coastal Media Wars? (2 comments)
As media concentrates and opinion dominates, the phytoplankton of the news chain sink. In coastal Bolinas, California, with its chopped down tourist sign, a long time hard news slinger and salon owner fights to keep his Coastal Post doing an I. F. Stone thing. Recently Sonoma State's Peter Phillips, The Nation's John Nichols, and KPFA's Bonnie Falkner came to help pass the hat to keep his rag on your toilet's reading rack.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Mimes and Ravi Eradicate Terrorists (1 comments)
Now we're worried about American citizens becoming terrorists. "We've got to grow the military"" is not the answer. A nation wins the hearts of Ravis at home and abroad by fielding a different army. Deploying ten brigades of soldiers for the
foreseeable future insures we quickly replicate the Roman Empire's
final years. We need a smart 21st century army that peacefully and economically wins hearts and minds.
Friday, March 12, 2010 Combatting Critical Mass so Life Rules Humanely
Reading good books is not enough to deal with the earth's looming critical mass of problems. American and world citizens must do more than read, write, and express disdain about the state of community and world. They need to serve in correcting what is wrecking the earth, which is why People's Lobby's American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals should be the action part of insuring that Life Rules humanely.
Sunday, February 21, 2010 Who Cares for the Gold Star Moms Who Care for Our Vets?
In today's dollars, WWII cost us $3 trillion, which all Americans paid for with blood and War Bonds. The Bush administration nailed that coffin by refusing to tax even the megarich to pay for the $3 trillion WMD-less Iraq War. Today a broken middle class bears Iraq's cost., including lost health care for even its Gold Star heroines. Is this how even a second rate economy should handle its heroes?
Friday, January 29, 2010 Twelve Questions and Answers for Hard Working Joes
Are you happy with America's health care, political reform, tax structure, wealth disparity, disaster response, military usage, mercenary growth, service options, public policy IQ, and our national character? Here are a dozen questions and answers that address then that require only a little initiative and action from you to make them happen.
Take the initiative and help.
Thursday, December 10, 2009 Fresh Afghanistan Warriors the President Needs
America and the world needs a fresh, new, robust army. We need new carpenters and tools in a 21st century tool box. We need to shift how we and other nations interact because our 20th century army and habits will continue throwing too many in the world into strife. People's Lobby American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals (AWSC) gives us that fresh, new, robust army.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Building New Armies Builds World Peace?
Few know what the President will do with tomorrow's policy issues.
However, his ghostly Presidential chronicler can give you a good
idea of where his policies are heading. He tells us the President
wants another much bigger army to help win the terror wars, build
America's economy, and make the world safer. Is he right? Will the
American World Service Corps lead other nations to build similar
Thursday, October 15, 2009 President uses “Nobel's mo” to change the world (1 comments)
One person doesn't make peace. One person can add momentum, or lead “people,” toward peace. America's economy is shaky, the world's in great need, and people are searching for ways to work themselves out of the inherited mess. To address all that, Obama should use his “Nobel Mo” to implement the American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals to turn the mess around. If not now, when?
Saturday, October 3, 2009 Rethinking America's Involvement (2 comments)
As the world tumbles from crisis to crisis, we need to rethink more than just Afghanistan. How about our military involvement that is breaking our economy? Our belittled diplomacy? Our public policy understanding? Kennedy's laudable National Service Act was a start, but too small to address looming crises. The answer? Involve 21 million Americans in voluntary national service, as the American World Service Corps would do.
Sunday, July 5, 2009 The Next Needed Greatest Generation
These words ring even louder today. Today, however, we need to field robust working teams that improve America and the freedom of man.
"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
JFK inaugural 1961
Saturday, May 9, 2009 Open Letter to General Contractor Barack Obama (1 comments)
America needs rebuilding. Our general contractor drives well to the hoop, but hasn't driven many nails. Luckily, how many nails he's driven is not important. What's important is the character and experience of the crews he must inspire over the years to build our New Foundation. As the foundations of our infrastructure, finance, and ethics crumble, our worker' skills and character are about to be tested as seldom before.
Sunday, March 29, 2009 Education for the long run - Raising our public policy IQ for generations to come (4 comments)
Do we walk enough in troubled neighbors' shoes? Taste the experiences of the unemployed, poorly schooled, homeless, refugeed? We elect public policy doers who impact such experiences. Until MANY, MANY more walk miles in others' shoes, our public policies will not be as good as they should. The AWSC Congressional Proposals build on the GIVE and Serve America Proposals by GOING BIG ENOUGH to make us as smart as we should be.
Friday, March 6, 2009 Need revenues? Add a few flush tax brackets
When today's wealth accumulation is more concentrated than in 1999, when the richest 1% (about 2.7 million people) has as much to spend after taxes as the bottom 100 million, isn't it time to go back and add a top tax bracket or two that worked?
Friday, January 30, 2009 Investing in a peaceful future through an escrowed AWSC account
Our military teams achieve Herculean feats. Until we field robust nation building teams, our troops will too often face bloody feats. People's Lobby's American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals provides creative financing mechanisms that funds armies of peace, whose feats all admire. Push your Congressional representatives to join Congresswoman Woolsey in cosponsoring the AWSC Congressional proposals.
Friday, January 23, 2009 Why Build the American World Service Corps? (7 comments)
About a third of the world has been left behind--living in fear and poverty. Planting seeds among them are crazed terrorists who perceive Americans as evil. Manning 737 American military bases will not reverse that trend. America needs to field a 21st century American World Service Corps that builds a peaceful America and world. Implementing Peoples Lobby's AWSC Congressional Proposals builds that Corps and world.
Saturday, January 17, 2009 AWSC National Service Corps That Proves Whether, "Yes, We Still Can."
Fielding a robust AWSC National Service Corps of twenty-one million serving Americans: 1) Proves "Yes, Americans still can." 2) Helps right America's Ship of State. Implementing People's Lobby's American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals, which Congresswoman Woolsey is introducing in the 111th Congress, addresses our and world needs better than any national service proposal now being considered in Congress.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 American World Service Corps robustly addresses Big Problems
We need a robust AWSC to tackle today's BIG PROBLEMS. This is the first of eight OpEds, which comprises the sections in People's Lobby's American World Service Corps (AWSC) Report recently submitted to the new administration. Congresswoman Woolsey has offered to introduce the AWSC Congressional Proposals in the 111th Congress, and we need your help in gaining strong bipartisan cosponsors to lead the AWSC to passage.
Monday, January 12, 2009 Carrots, Foreign Aid, Brown v. Board of Education and Israel /Palestine.
January 12th found me at the Book Passages in Corte Madera, California listening to author Melissa Rossi talk about "What Every American Should Know about the Middle East." During the book-signing portion of the evening, I asked several American-born Israelis about People's Lobby's Israel Palestine peace building proposal, which centered on my statement regarding the elction of Barack Obama...
Monday, January 5, 2009 Yes, AWSC Can... lift the world
America has BIG PROBLEMS requiring big solutions. People's Lobby's American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals will be the largest national service program considered in this Congress. It provides choices and incentives for young and old to serve at home or abroad in governmental or nongovernmental organizations. This is the first of eight sections culled from the AWSC Report sent to some elected officials.
Sunday, December 28, 2008 World Service Corps Can Save Our Vets
Our veterans will continue being mauled physically and mentally until we make a serious effort to serve and build a more peaceful, smarter world. That safer world won't appear until we have a helluva lot more yanks peacefully and productively serving to build that saner world. Mauled vets know this. People's Lobby's American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals provides the teams that benefit our vets and the world.
Friday, November 7, 2008 Fresh President and Congress need calloused hands of Americans
"This country runs on laws. If you want to change the country, write its laws," repeated People's Lobby's founders Ed and Joyce Koupal. If implemented, People's Lobby citizen-initiated American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals will field 21 million volunteers at the grassroots level over 27 years to address people, environmental, educational needs. It is the peaceful 21st century army that proves, "Yes, we can."
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Winning strategy for Scott Ritter, Sun Tzu, and our Constitutional goal of promoting the general welfare
Americans are capable of building and leading a strategy to change the character of America's public policy to one that successfully wages peace via pushing People's Lobby's citizen-initiated American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals. For a nation founded on "We the people..." having citizen-initiated legislation change the world should not be considered too far "out of the box."
Monday, March 17, 2008 Utopia with a peaceful army and a Forbes 2% Solution?
Would you help introduce and enact congressional legislation that would field 21 million American volunteers over the next 27 years to do good at home and abroad if it cost Middle America nothing? People's Lobby citizen-initiated American World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposals will, with your help, do that.
Saturday, December 29, 2007 "Yo!... Clinton, Guillani, Obama, Romney, Edwards, McCain... You need a bigger team...
"Yo!... Clinton, Guillani, Obama, Romney, Edwards, McCain...
Your campaign promises and electing a new president, even you, is not a big enough answer..."
Enclosed in this Op-Ed is a robust enough answer to rebuild America's splintering foundation that relies on Americans of characters, and strengthens their ranks.
Friday, August 24, 2007 Scared, broke, and still marching to stupid wars...
We fall into wasteful wars because too few citizens understand domestic and world needs. Our most indelible educations come from first hand experiences. Moving Americans from bumper sticker analysis into meaningful world service does more than screeching complaints about the State of the World. Pressing Congress to enact PLI's American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals provides indelible learning educations.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The 2% Forbes solution to a well-armed Live Earth (1 comments)
What better way to:
Create a Live Earth than by helping People's Lobby's citizen-driven non-partisan American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals become law.
Build a smarter, more peaceful Earth than by having a million productive American volunteers serving and learning in it.
Fund the American World Service Corps than to inspire the Forbes Richest 400 to finance it with just 2% of their accumulated wealth.