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Strike The Root
by Lessig
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Fri, Apr 8, 2011 @ 10:47 AM
 
Snowflake
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permalink   Fri, Apr 8, 2011 @ 12:52 PM
I love Henry David Thoreau. He was my favorite poet in high school. His words have influenced me and the way I’ve chosen to live my life — “I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die Discover that I had not lived.”

I visited Walden Pond many years ago after reading Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience (I believe Martin Luther King based some of his work on this book). I love nature. I love trees. I love cooperation. I long for ethics, honor and harmony.

Thanks for contributing this pell Dr. Lessig. I hope some of these words will grow into songs that open hearts.
Speck
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permalink   Fri, Apr 8, 2011 @ 8:28 PM
Ok. Now just exactly how do you get a corrupt congress to create laws that would shift influence from the ‘funders’ to the ‘people’ when it’s the ‘funders’ that control congress? Preaching to the choir isn’t going to do it. The president apparently can’t do it (if his campaign promise was sincere). Revolution?
 
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permalink   Abstract Audio Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 3:09 AM
True but saying nothing would help even less
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 9:08 AM
we’ve been calling for a creative ‘Renaissance’ — opposed to fighting revolution. i’d love to see an enlightened, peaceful, positive change in the world come through art, creativity and innovation - instead of the same old recurring war, anger, and violence.

As Yoda said, “fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”
 
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permalink   Speck Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 10:37 AM
That’s adorable.
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 3:09 AM
Pardon me for my ignorance but what does “voting for the merrits” (?) mean
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 9:10 AM
Voting for the merits means voting based on the true facts — instead of voting by who paid you.

Lessig told us 46% of United States state judges ADMIT their rulings in their case are influenced by who funded their campaign. That is not ruling on the merits, but rather, ruling by who paid you. Not very encouraging.
 
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permalink   Abstract Audio Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 10:23 AM
Ah thanks for the explanation

Just watched one of my favourite george carlin shows You Are All Diseased. And he has some interesting (and very funny) commends on that
 
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permalink   Snowflake Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 12:35 PM
i love George Carlin. he is a comedic philosopher :)
annabloom
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permalink   Sat, Apr 9, 2011 @ 7:52 AM
very instructive in that connection: The Ascent of Money, which explains how we got where we are…
http://www.channel4.com/pro...
(i only read the book though, has more tables and graphs to underpin the message)
Fireproof_Babies
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permalink   Sun, Apr 10, 2011 @ 9:18 PM
An excellent speech well delivered. I agree with your ideas. How to implement them…. I’m not sure.
I never nod if I can wink, but I’m simply a musician. “Same as it ever was…. Same as it ever was… “
Chuck Berglund
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permalink   Fri, Apr 15, 2011 @ 12:10 AM
Interesting Informative I myself dont think that adding music or sounds to logic makes sense, just makes more input for the brain? I tend to listen to the music anyways as i go to music to relax or engergize. I wonder is evil just insanity and or stupidy and greed. Yep for Our Childrens sake i hope that special interest groups move to mars lots of gold their and free golf!!.

“Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives. It’s about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people. ” -
Paul Wellstone Political Scientist and Late Senator from The Great State of Minnesota We Miss Ya Paul!!!


Have you watched National Geographic Special about Killer Stress we cant have good voters if this happends can we?

http://www.pbs.org/stress/


Thanks Mr. Lessig Good Information is Peace!!