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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
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)
Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary (Nader's 2009 TopTen Books to Read List)
How the Peace Corps Conspired & Colluded to Deceive this Good Catholic Boy into Worshiping False Gods
I don't know what young kids pray to or for in temples or mosques. I know this Catholic kid prayed to a lot of statues to stay out of hell, avoid mortal sins -- like petting, and do well in baseball, football, and basketball. Growing up in suburban Parma, Ohio, where my dad had a union truck-driving job, those prayed-for goals seemed hellishly important.
Then the Peace Corps deceitfully led me to worship false gods.
Monday, May 21, 2018(1 comments)
007's Aston Corvair Wheels Super-Rich Thru Eye of the Needle?
Imagine if the super-rich voluntarily funded a National Service Corps of do-gooders who built health and welfare--thereby reducing stealth and warfare--at home and abroad. People's Lobby has the legislation. It needs you to fire up the imagination and vision of Congress to introduce & implement robust voluntary National Service via a voluntary nontraditional-funding mechanism (NTFM). Imagination and vision. Push for both. Series: Uber-rich 2% solution for world peace (8 Articles, 12632 views)
Ft. Lauderdale's studious spring-breakers now inconveniently handcuffed to ...?
As climate change inconveniently sends rising tides to inundate Ft. Lauderdale and Miami on sunny days, a couple of industrious students from a bygone era reminisce and hope to devote some cuffed time to soothe an angered Mother Nature. Oh, for the days when her beaches were enlightened by sun-enriched, bikini-clad, bright art, rather than beleaguered by flooded beaches, streets, storms and dumbing-down Breitbart farks. Series: Angry Mother Nature (7 Articles, 7686 views)
Thank You for Your $3 Trillion "Service"
Stupid costly wars continue escalating. Our soldiers are worn, but continue serving. Homeless, refugees, and earthly climatic migraines are burgeoning. Do we have enough visionary leaders to build another army to help turn these problems around? Enough visionary lawmakers to legislate a nontraditional funding mechanism that challenges the mega-rich and costs taxpayers nothing? Series: Spreading JFK's Foreign & Domestic Affairs (6 Articles, 8867 views)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views)
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 (12 Articles, 16732 views), TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 11197 views)
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, 23424 views)
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, 8597 views)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014(3 comments)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 23424 views)
Friday, February 28, 2014(1 comments)
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, 23424 views)
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 (12 Articles, 16732 views), Angry Mother Nature (7 Articles, 7686 views)
Friday, September 20, 2013(5 comments)
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, 23424 views)
Saturday, August 31, 2013(2 comments)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 23424 views)
Wednesday, July 3, 2013(2 comments)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 23424 views)
Monday, May 13, 2013(2 comments)
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 (12 Articles, 16732 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 23424 views)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013(4 comments)
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, 23424 views)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013(3 comments)
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 (12 Articles, 16732 views)
Monday, December 24, 2012(1 comments)
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 (7 Articles, 7686 views), Goodwill hunting (29 Articles, 43679 views)
Saturday, November 17, 2012(6 comments)
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, 11197 views)
Tuesday, August 21, 2012(1 comments)
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, 11197 views)
Thursday, July 19, 2012(1 comments)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views)
Sunday, April 29, 2012(1 comments)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views)
Monday, January 30, 2012(2 comments)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views)
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. Series: Angry Mother Nature (7 Articles, 7686 views), Goodwill hunting (29 Articles, 43679 views)
Thursday, December 29, 2011(1 comments)
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, 11838 views)
Sunday, October 9, 2011(1 comments)
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, 11838 views)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011(1 comments)
"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, 8597 views)
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, 23424 views), TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 11197 views)
Thursday, December 9, 2010(1 comments)
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."
And it has a lot to do with hypnotizing uninvovled Americans into buying Voodoo Economics. Series: TaxEnomics 101 and more (7 Articles, 11197 views)
Thursday, November 18, 2010(1 comments)
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 (7 Articles, 7686 views), Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11838 views)
Thursday, October 7, 2010(1 comments)
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, 8597 views)
Monday, July 5, 2010(3 comments)
Hey, Generals McChrystal, Petraeus... "Can we win it?"
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? Series: PLAYERS (23 Articles, 23424 views)
Friday, June 25, 2010(1 comments)
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 (29 Articles, 43679 views), PLAYERS (23 Articles, 23424 views)
Thursday, June 17, 2010(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? Series: Goodwill hunting (29 Articles, 43679 views)
Monday, May 31, 2010(1 comments)
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 (7 Articles, 7686 views), Options:1) Blow-up 2) Build-up (10 Articles, 11838 views)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010(2 comments)
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 (12 Articles, 16732 views)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010(1 comments)
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, 8441 views), Goodwill hunting (29 Articles, 43679 views)