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Popeye & Olive Oyl made the Forbes 400, will they escrow?

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Shouldn't even the squeamish Forbes 400 non-signers of the Givers Pledge be able and willing to dedicate 1.15% of their wealth annually for the ensuing 27 years to an escrowed account, which would only be used to fund the service of 21,000,000 working Americans whose developmental work reduces the likelihood of war?

Only a little over 7% of the 1800 worldwide billionaires have signed the "Givers Pledge." If the Forbes 400 committed to an average donation of 1.15% of their wealth, they might very well start a commitment of giving to peaceful development oriented national service by the other 1400 billionaires. Could such super-rich philanthropy redirect the warfare mentality into which so much of the world is falling?

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Is it too much to ask of 22% of the world's billionaires that they annually set aside an additional 1.15% of their wealth into an escrowed AWSC National Service Account to address world needs?

In the process, could those billionaires inspire the other 78% of the world's billionaires to escrow a minuscule amount of their wealth to build national service corps around the world? Isn't it time the world's luckiest people implement another JFK inaugural proposal?

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.

Can the Super Rich save us? Will they spread around some of their bodacious gains before their remains blow away?

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And no matter what kind of God or religion you believe, do not JFK's Inaugural closing words ring true?

Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.

If you are connected to some of the 1800 people mentioned here, or the corporations, celebrities, athletes, etc., outlined in our NTFM for the AWSC, give them this short power point overview and lobby them to contact members of the National Service Congressional Caucus as well as their representatives to introduce the AWSC National Service Proposal and implement a 21st Century Marshall Plan. If not connected, lobby them yourself. Everything about the AWSC does good -- cost effectively.

Remind the moneyed movers and shakers that helping implement an AWSC gives one a high grade on a heavenly required report card. In short, it helps a rich camel pass through the eye of a stingy needle, and only costs an earthly pittance for blessed billionaires.

In 2014 Popeye came into $1.5 billion, allowing him to grab the 400th spot on the Forbes 400, where just average wealth grew to $5.7 billion. Concerned about his eternal future he asked Olive, "Should we donate 1.15% of our recently acquired $1.5 billion to that AWSC escrowed account?"

Any advice for Popeye, Olive and their lobbyists free gang?

From Popeye, Brutus, Olive Oyl,and Wimpy ran a fishy but $$$ successful business, so Forbes had to make room.
Popeye, Brutus, Olive Oyl,and Wimpy ran a fishy but $$$ successful business, so Forbes had to make room.
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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, (more...)

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