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Jim Prues is the Founder of World 5.0 and running for congress in the First District of Ohio. He understands that 'democracy is not a spectator sport.'

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38 Articles, 33 Quick Links, 180 Comments, 12 Diaries, 1 Polls

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Monday, January 6, 2014     

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A New Way Forward | The World Five Platform
(1 comments) The World Five Platform provides a context for restoring our lives and planet through five simple areas of focus that we can all leverage.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013     

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The GOP and the ACA
(11 comments) Jim's take on why the Republicans are freaking out so badly about the Affordable Care Act. Surprise, it's about power.

Friday, June 14, 2013     

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An Occupier for Congress
(2 comments) I describe the reasons I'm running for congress and the World 5.0 Platform.

Monday, December 10, 2012     

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12.21.12 - The Birth of World 5.0
(10 comments) This article discusses the impending date of December 21,2012 and what it may mean for us. More importantly, it suggests peace and love as our guide.

Friday, April 6, 2012     

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Healing Racism: Trayvon and the Broken System
(27 comments) This article focuses on the need for all of us to realize that we allow the George Zimmermans of the world to act out due to our indifference.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012     

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A Spring that Can't Wait
(1 comments) This article discusses the bizarre weather much of the country is facing as Spring begins. It makes the analogies that this country could be facing more than abnormal weather this year.

Thursday, March 8, 2012     

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The Drums of War: Iran Edition
(2 comments) The article describes how the Drums of War beat over and over again for this U.S. led Imperial Empire. It is hope that in this landscape of 2012, such efforts will be met with far more citizen resistance.

Monday, February 27, 2012     

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The Trouble With Occupy
(3 comments) The Trouble With Occupy points out several issues with this young movement, mostly around the divisiveness and lack of a positive vision with their/our message.

Monday, February 6, 2012     

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Occupy: New Wine and Old Skins
(1 comments) There is a famous biblical parable where Jesus speaks of his new way of thinking as something that cannot be contained in the existing Jewish culture. The idea is that if you put new wine into a used skin, the skin will burst as the new wine ferments, having already been stretched once from its first use. It's an apt metaphor for where we are with Occupy these days.

Friday, December 23, 2011     

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Occupy World 5.0
(9 comments) This article focuses on the linkages between Occupy and World 5.0. Both seek a new cultural operating system, ridding ourselves of corporate domination. World 5.0 provides the yin to Occupy's yang.

Thursday, November 24, 2011     

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Five Principles - Occupy Cincinnati
(3 comments) Occupy Cincinnati has established five principles to align with in our processes and projects.

Sunday, November 6, 2011     

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Occupy - Finding Our Core
(1 comments) This article focuses on the emerging operating system of the occupy movement. It stands in complete opposition to the old system. This is a system based on the Power of Love instead of the power of money.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011     

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Occupy Life
(1 comments) Article ties in the occupation movement with the natural process of living, and highlights the propaganda effort that serves to keep us unaware.

Thursday, September 22, 2011     

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Birth of a Movement
(7 comments) Tomorrow marks the birth of World 5.0. This article notes it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011     

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A New Beginning | World 5.0
(1 comments) This article describes our emerging operating system, World 5.0. It is intended to restore community and ecology by reconstituting government.

Sunday, October 31, 2010     

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An Uneducated Electorate
(2 comments) An offering that described the corrupt state of learning in this country and the lack of awareness of our reality.

Monday, September 27, 2010     

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In Praise of Hemp
(6 comments) Hemp was the first cultivated plant, a natural medicinal, and widely used around the world until the profit motive caused its demonization a hundred years ago. What a transformation its re-introduction could portend.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010     

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Clearing The Fog
(1 comments) This article speaks to the misguided and dysfunctional culture we live in, and where we might look to find something a bit healthier - and more entertaining.

Thursday, July 22, 2010     

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A Disturbance in The Force
(3 comments) BP's oil disaster and their handling of it provide another example of the excesses of the corporate nation-state. The remedy is World 5.0.

Monday, June 14, 2010     

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The World Is A Ghetto
(4 comments) How we've been involved in the same damn struggle for centuries, but with the scope of global corporations the problem becomes exacerbated.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010     

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A Culture of Bullshit
(6 comments) How propaganda is used to inflame Tea Party members and others to undermine their own interests.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010     

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Oil and The Gulf
(6 comments) The oil mess in the Gulf of Mexico highlights the complete inability of our federal government to govern.

Saturday, May 1, 2010     

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THE DECLARATION OF WORLD 5.0
(1 comments) World 5.0 uses the idea of an operating system to describe the need for our species to migrate to new, more aware and integrated level. There is no time outside this Moment, and it's time we started living from this perspective.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006     

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The Circus and The Horserace
The media's focus on the 2008 Presidential Election even before the 2006 Congress is sworn in is telling - but not comforting.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006     

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The Power of Transformation
A variation on a theme: Tom Paine's astonishing statement, "We have the power to remake the world anew."

Tuesday, August 8, 2006     

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Top Ten Ways to Evolve:
Top Ten Ways to Evolve: from an Economic to an Ecological (read sustainable) Culture

Wednesday, July 19, 2006     

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Flailing Dinosaurs
This age is coming to an end, and we are witnessing its collapse. The pre-eminent question is when.

Sunday, July 2, 2006     

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TAKING BACK OUR AMERICAN FLAG
(1 comments) Politicians and Neocons have taken over our flag, turning the ideas it stands for upside down. Now it's our time to redress the issue.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006     

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The Principle of Universality
(2 comments) The principle of universality must be a cornerstone to any serious effort to reform our government and culture.

Monday, June 5, 2006     

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THE WINDS OF CHANGE
Some notes on the sea change occurring in these times, and where we may be headed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006     

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HOSTILE TAKEOVER: An Unauthorized Review
Hostile Takeover describes the situation we have in the U.S. government today, where blatant corporatism has usurped the true function of government.

Monday, May 22, 2006     

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Ascent from the War on Terror/Terrorism
Seeing past the fear-mongering that fosters the abuses by government at the behest of their corporate constituents.

Friday, May 12, 2006     

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The Good, The Bad and The Duped
We start by discriminating between "the bad guys" and "The Duped" and consider how to influence The Duped into a progressive vote in November.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006     

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The Crisis of Our Time

Sunday, April 16, 2006     

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THE END TIMES: And What's to Come
(2 comments) The disregard for the future and planetary health are the marks of "rapture-based fundamentalism." Unsurprisingly, this thinking is used as a tool by BushCo to ignore the real solution, sustainability thinking.

Friday, April 7, 2006     

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Jobs Americans Won't Do - Blaming the Victim
How politicians and pundits use inaccurate statements to blame the victims in our current immigration issue.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006     

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The Delicious Taste of Senseless Fear
Based on a Jon Stewart comment, this article further explores the media's constant fear mongering and how we might escape it.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006     

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Bush's "Integrity" - Never Again
This Internet thing is the elephant in the room. Its constant transmutation and young age make predicting the Web's impact almost impossible. But already we see greater transparency being forced on our political and economic leaders, though it comes with them kicking and screaming.