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Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mumbai, 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 University, has been a builder, teacher, political organizer, small businessman, affordable housing developer, and a rock-piler at Rubel's Castle. Some pics and stories at http://peopleslobby.us/more-projects/rubelia.

Some story tidbits about his recent well-regarded book about Rubel's Castle are available at http://peopleslobby.us/more-projects/rubelia.

In 2013 Rubelia was designated a National Historic Monument, right up there with Hearst Castle. CBS clip: Rubel's Castle is on verge of listing on National Registry http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/08/07/rubel-castle-in-glendora-on-the-verge-of-getting-national-historic-recognition/

Dwayne 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://peopleslobby.us/awsc-congressional-proposal

Rebuilding People'Lobby web site is available at http://peopleslobby.us/

Congresswoman Woolsey (D, CA) offered to introduce it in the 111th Congress, then retracted. Please contact your Congressional 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 legislation passed and implemented 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 PeoplesLobby.us or learn more at http://peopleslobby.us/more-projects/books.

"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, prepare for climate weirding, etc., help make it happen. The AWSC addresses with people action many of our most pressing and costly needs. To sign the reopened American World Service Corps petition/letter, which contacts Congress for you: 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 learn more about People's Lobby, visit the web site at www.Peopleslobby.us.

Recent books both available on line and from publishers: Every Town Needs a Castle (Prelude to next book, Every Country Needs a World Service Corps)
http://peopleslobby.us/more-projects/rubelia


Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary (Nader's 2009 TopTen Books to Read List)
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Library: http://peopleslobby.us/organizations/peoples-lobby/library


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Image created from image crediting Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mark Twaining the art of Gandhi, Kennedy, and Trump? What's more important to nation & world welfare--following the news - faked or otherwise, social mediaing, twittering, & apping your 3" phone? Or spending a year in communities different than yours working shoulder to shoulder on needs that never blistered or teared you digitally? Which life produces more true art, as well as social & economic progress? Which path should our super-rich invest in having Americans serve?
Series: Joint Peace Corps (2 Articles, 1975 views), Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views), Uber-rich 2% solution for world peace (5 Articles, 7956 views) (View All Series)

JC and his maurading band roam the lands armed with ... what? Monday, October 17, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pt 2."Where's that damn sandaled, marauding platoon Jesus kept training and droning miracles with?" Jesus Christ and John Fitzgerald Kennedy had their own recognizable gangs. They came to be known as JC's "Apostles" and JFK's "Peace Corps." In crowded India, where I served as a PCV, they were called "Shanti Senna," or Peace Army. Were JC and JFK trying to show us how to build winning, heavenly armies for all times and that after tines?
Series: Spreading JFK's Foreign & Domestic Affairs (2 Articles, 2968 views)

Mother Nature will pound us Monday, August 8, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pt 1. Luring JFK into Foreign, Domestic, and Image Affairs First of four-part series on how to cost-effectively improve our foreign, domestic, climatic, and image affairs.
Series: Spreading JFK's Foreign & Domestic Affairs (2 Articles, 2968 views), Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views)

Power, Peace,  and Pope Francis. Image from Twitter User Wednesday, July 6, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Droning more bombs or penning legislation that invades America and the world? Smart farmers plant healthy seedlings generations before they bear fruit. At home and abroad, did we plant enough healthy seedlings? Are we planting enough today? Would robust AWSC National Service help replace bullets with healthy seedlings? Think Pope Francis would support invading with this bullet laden army underwritten by the uber-rich?
Series: Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views), Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views)

Global volunteers Monday, April 25, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Boxer Tames Growling Bear and Biting Eagle? Could a diminutive mother Boxer tame a growling Bear & biting Eagle with simple words that have those troublesome hot heads play, share, and do nice things together? Would neighborhoods and jungles be safer? Who should lead on this idea -- the Boxer, Bear, or Eagle? And you? What do you do?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), Joint Peace Corps (2 Articles, 1975 views), Why not build AWSC? (3 Articles, 6164 views) (View All Series)

Cheshire Home nurses Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Nurse, Love at First Sight at My Tint Free Fourth Work SITE. An Urban Community-Development Peace Corps Volunteer reveals his "love at first sight" encounter in Mumbai, India, as he toils with the masses, limousines, paraplegics, 007 agents, rich kids, and the "nurse." This is the essayed version of the Beyond Borders Peace Corps story jam, "Love At First Sight," which is YouTube viewable from link inside.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

Pope_Francis_Palo_4.jpg: File:Pope Francis Palo 4.jpg - Wikimedia Commons Thursday, January 14, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Support the "American World Service Corps" Congressional Proposal Student and actor Mandy Patinkin and in-the-trenches Homeland defenders Generals Zinni and McChrystal along with White Knight Francis call for a different defense for the Homeland. It's generationally cheap when compared to not doing it. So, tell us, why don't we do it?
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views), Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views)

Fr. Nelson and some Our Lady's Home boys Saturday, December 12, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fr. Nelson's Boys Peel Half a Banana Over Mumbai's Opulent Taj Mahal Hotel and Olympics A Peace Corps Story Jam narrative describes why peeling a banana is a much cheaper way to not only build community but stem and reverse the spread of terrorism, move walls, make friends, and improve economies, while hardly breaking a sweat. Imagine what the world would be like if 21 million Americans peeled these bananas for a generation... And other nations selfishly copied this national service model. Pestered Congress?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views), Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views) (View All Series)

Fund Peace Corps applications Monday, October 12, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Budgetarily Marginalizing Kennedys, Generals Zinni, McChrystal, Pope Francis, and the New Deal Ethic? Have you served your country? Why not? Hate wars or military industrial estate? A Chicken Hawk? Never been advertised into benefits of service? Too few opportunities? Does Pope need much more than an apostolic band of 12 to deal with the world his God created and man polluted? Yes? How do we build such a band?
Series: Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views), Why not build AWSC? (3 Articles, 6164 views) (View All Series)

Worli chawls, b-ball court, & maidan Saturday, August 29, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ratty Roach-Driven Stories Not Written to Mom Regarding Peace Corps and War Some Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) groups are doing "Story Jams." This is from the theme "Don't Tell Mom," stories that weren't aerogramed to mom. For those too young to know "aerograms, think very slow, scribbled texting on thin paper sent via airplanes. Some of these stories waited for mom's couch. Hopefully, they raise the question can or should more serve by doing something other than raining war on roaches?
Series: Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views), Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

Nader: '...only the super-rich can save us!' Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Popeye & Olive Oyl made the Forbes 400, will they escrow? People's Lobby's (PLI) AWSC Proposal calls for publically displaying web sites for the Forbes 400, Highest Paid Executives & Athletes, Wealthiest Corporations, etc. that would list what percentage of their wealth they escrowed to the AWSC account, fielding 21 million Americans doing good for 27 years. Annually escrowing apx. 1% of their wealth would eliminate tax financing of the American World Service Corps (AWSC).
Series: Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views), Uber-rich 2% solution for world peace (5 Articles, 7956 views)

Wolf_dogs_of_the_Abruzzi.jpg: Wolf_dogs_of_the_Abruzzi.jpg Monday, January 26, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
American Sniper -- Creating More Sheep, Wolves, or Sheepdogs Worldwide? Are we a nation of sheep, sheepdogs, and 1% wolves? How does a nation grow the good and reduce the bad traits among those herded groups? Is it possible to do so? How well is America doing in building a healthier herd?
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views)

$2.1 Trillion = all homeless children housed Monday, January 12, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pretty Woman Hooks Tax Haveners and Rob Walton's Hot Cars "Without understanding tax havens, we'll never properly understand the economic history of the modern world," wrote Nicholas Shaxson, author of 'Treasure Islands.' "Tax havens are now at the heart of the global economy. Their tentacles have curled their way into pretty much everything." Do tax havens matter? You don't see them. So whether they're in Delaware, Switzerland, or the British Virgin Islands, let havens be, right?
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views), TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 10652 views)

Kennedy & Mr. & Mrs. Shrivers Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Continue Losing Charlie Wilson's War(s)...Because We Ain't PC Enuff? Didn't these armed policies fail? Vietnam War 1961-1973ish, Russo-Afghan War 1979-89, Iran Contra 1985-88 Affair (read funded war), Iraq War 2003-2011. Was it because we launched the wrong armies and now need a 21st-century, sandals-on-the-ground-driven Marshall Plan at home and abroad?
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views), 2014-15 Reasons for AWSC Congressional Proposal (4 Articles, 7901 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views) (View All Series)

From flickr.com/photos/22714323@N06/8161636928/ Tuesday, September 2, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dear Joe... and B&W Speckled Haired Friend. Military overspending, too many wars, Crazies (Barbarians, Goths, & Huns?), political corruption, lead-addled thinkers"... Is Roman History warning us? How crazy is it to cheaply employ and deploy young & old $40,000 volunteers to develop answers to world needs without contracting PTSD, when each military personnel cost $1 million and returns sodiers sadly touched with too much crazy? Here's a National Service answer.
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

PCVs serving throughout the world, 1961-2013 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Peace Corps, Bin Laden, JFK, Sarge... chasing hearts & minds? JFK pushed to send Peace Corps more than Marine Corps. Instead, a wartime mentality won the day. Again, in 2014 there is a little push to expand the Peace Corps. Isn't it time to make the Peace Corps and other do-good organizations REALLY BIG? Isn't it time we and others build National Service programs that address longstanding human needs, peacefully eradicate the causes of terrorism, and reverse global climate change?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), 2014-15 Reasons for AWSC Congressional Proposal (4 Articles, 7901 views)

Ma & me Sunday, May 11, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Golden Ma For all those many who have, have lost, or are caring for Golden Moms. Here are some memories of my Golden Ma,who in her later years paid dearly for being seduced by the lying tobacco industry.
Series: Gold Star Moms (5 Articles, 8090 views)

Obama Putin discussing stuff, as they should. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hey Consul General, give Putin the letter! Are Americans the giants many believe? Around the era of Camelot, we had character-building goals – landing man on the moon, helping the world with a robust Peace Corps, ending poverty. Our goals today? Thinner tablets, more gadgets and games to plug in, bigger monitors and cable conglomerates.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Finger of God Friday, February 28, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Universe's Encryption Code Broken by Man's Best... The state of the world. What’s religion got to do with it? Religion's Big Voice listens into everything we talk about. Knows what we are going to do before we do it. Brought us all into the world and, supposedly, can take us all out whenever It wants. So, what’s the biggest NSA in the Sky got to say about earthly life? If only we could break God’s encrypted code. Oops! We did! With the help of our doggone best…
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Vietnam river warfare Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Yes, Sir!" Shouldn't Jimi Hendrix's Sounds Sting Our Faith in "Pass the Ammo" 90% Bullshit Wars? Do we need a different national service to quell the spread of "isms"? To bulwark collapsing dominoes? To reverse terrorist recruitment? To erase nations' beliefs that they must stockpiles weapons of mass destruction to protect themselves from their citizens and bigger nations? Are ammo magazines needed more than do-good development teams? Could America's World Service Corps (AWSC) Congressional Proposal build that army?
Series: Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Elysium 2154: Scratch-sheeting the Bookie's Numbers 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.
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views), Angry Mother Nature (6 Articles, 5819 views)

PCVsServingTroubledSpots Friday, September 20, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama and Putin Play Newman and Redford's "Sting" and Bite the Warrior Class Too? 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?
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Saturday, August 31, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The warring army that would make MLK smile & build his "Dream" 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?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/12261156@N00/136973621/: The Original Ugly American book cover Wednesday, July 3, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Professor Tzu on JFK, GW, BD, PCVs, and How Ugly Americans Are Remolding AMC 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?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/5541234832/: Is Colbert's Nation ready? Monday, May 13, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Colbert Nation save the galaxy? 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.
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What will Hagel's experiences lead to? 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.
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Zero Dark 30 in the toilet 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?
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views)

Monday, December 24, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Haiti Habitat Carter Build, Precursor of... 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.
Series: Angry Mother Nature (6 Articles, 5819 views), Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

Saturday, November 17, 2012 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Last minute graphic blitz that turned Ohio around 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?
Series: TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 10652 views)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What's MPC & MPS got to do with me? 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.
Series: TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 10652 views)

Thursday, July 19, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Threshing "tef" in Ethiopia 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?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

Sunday, April 29, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Commuting for American priests & Ethiopian Security 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.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

HiTechSoldier Monday, January 30, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
State of Our Job Seeking Union: Shrinking our military and employing a new, more needed army. 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.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

Sunday, January 8, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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.
Series: Angry Mother Nature (6 Articles, 5819 views), Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

Thursday, December 29, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Happy Days? Sending a battalion of plumbers... 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.
Series: Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views)

IraqiDestruction Sunday, October 9, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Needed: Robust 21st Century Jobs Corps that smartens - AWSC 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.
Series: Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views)

PatFamily Wednesday, September 7, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"This is BS..." Trumped-up war, deaths, PTSD, foreclosures... 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.
Series: Gold Star Moms (5 Articles, 8090 views)

McCaffrey medic last day Tuesday, July 5, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fighting Too Many High-Stepping, Booted Soldiers 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?
Series: Gold Star Moms (5 Articles, 8090 views)

EllsbergTime Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Training Americans for -- or out of -- Dr. Ellsberg's Doomsday Scenario "If you keep doing things in the same dastardly way, bastardly results will keep piling up." It's time to build a 21st century army that makes Doomsday less probable and earthly time in between more bearable.
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

JChildren Thursday, March 3, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Could Jesus make it on $1.9m per day? 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.
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views), TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 10652 views)

Average Workers Earnings Thursday, December 9, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Raping Taxpayers for 50+ years - and it's becoming easier 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." Warren Buffett. And it has a lot to do with hypnotizing uninvovled Americans into buying Voodoo Economics.
Series: TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 10652 views)

FrenchStreet Thursday, November 18, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Growing Habitat, AmeriCorps, etc. for today and tomorrows' New Orleans 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.
Series: Angry Mother Nature (6 Articles, 5819 views), Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views)

TillmanKneeling Thursday, October 7, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Golden Moms, Sisters of Fallen Heroes 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.
Series: Gold Star Moms (5 Articles, 8090 views)

2058 Graduate Monday, July 5, 2010 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hey, Generals McChrystal, Petraeus... "Can we win it?" Here's the answer for: General McChrystal "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." President Bush ".. 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?
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

McChrystal Friday, June 25, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Generals wish America had this AWSC policy 20 years ago 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?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

DarfuBreastfeedchild Thursday, June 17, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Empathy Kills 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?
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

911 explosion tower Monday, May 31, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Masters of Disasters -- Stranded on the Sidelines 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?
Series: Angry Mother Nature (6 Articles, 5819 views), Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Warrior Darth or Weary Luke Winning Galactic Coastal Media Wars? 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.
Series: Movies and more (10 Articles, 12265 views)

Hut knocked down for new Sri Lanka Habitat home Wednesday, May 12, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mimes and Ravi Eradicate Terrorists 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.
Series: 2014-15 Reasons for AWSC Congressional Proposal (4 Articles, 7901 views), Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

AngryMotherNature Friday, March 12, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views)

McCaffrey medic last day Sunday, February 21, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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?
Series: Gold Star Moms (5 Articles, 8090 views)

Friday, January 29, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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.
Series: Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views)

ObamaCadets Thursday, December 10, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

ObamaOvalOffice Wednesday, November 4, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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 armies?
Series: Needed: AWSC, A Big National Service Program (12 Articles, 21285 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

ObamaNobelRoseGarden Thursday, October 15, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
President uses “Nobel's mo” to change the world 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?
Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Sudan Docs w/out Borders Saturday, October 3, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rethinking America's Involvement 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.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

fdr Sunday, July 5, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Habitat blitz build Saturday, May 9, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Open Letter to General Contractor Barack Obama 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.
Series: Goodwill hunting (24 Articles, 33899 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 21908 views)

Sunday, March 29, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Education for the long run - Raising our public policy IQ for generations to come 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.
Series: Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11041 views)

1954v2006 MrginalTaxRatesPoliticalCalculations Friday, March 6, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
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?
Series: TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 10652 views)

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