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xongsmith
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Message 51 of 102 (726280)
05-07-2014 4:31 PM
Reply to: Message 47 by Dogmafood
05-05-2014 8:07 PM


Re: What do You Want?
Prototypical answer to Anglagard:
What level of detail would such voting comprise?
As much as is necessary. You start by allowing the people to vote directly on any issue that comes to a vote before the congress, legislature or town council. Once you are up and running you can create the infrastructure and process that allows people to begin to directly influence the issues that are to be voted on. Eventually, the members of congress et al can disappear completely. We would be left with employees doing as they are told.
Who would be empowered to write the actual wording of each referendum bought before the people at large?
Anybody I suppose. Vote on the propositions that you are going to vote on. Create the mechanism and let the ideas matriculate. The cream will rise.
OK.
We'd only need about 7,344 hours per day to get all the reading and voting done.
Maybe on Planet Mercury, if not Planet Reebok?
...We would be left with employees doing as they are told.....
Yeah - like that would ever happen. Your future is, essentially, a bunch of slaves?

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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xongsmith
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Message 62 of 102 (726366)
05-08-2014 3:27 PM
Reply to: Message 61 by RAZD
05-08-2014 2:43 PM


Re: simple bills -- simplify simplify simplify
Sorry - can't resist making this flippant rejoinder...
RAZD writes:
Sometimes life is simple, and I like to go with Thoreau: simplify simplify simplify.
Then why didn't he just say "simplify"???

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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xongsmith
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Message 70 of 102 (726519)
05-09-2014 1:32 PM
Reply to: Message 65 by Tanypteryx
05-09-2014 11:22 AM


Re: What do You Want?
Tanypteryx writes
It provides quite a few jobs.
Just wondering what a lengthly exposure to gas fumes means for the job worker over a lifetime - do they have the equivalent of Black Lung Insurance?
It is very good that they got the lead out, however.
Yay.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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xongsmith
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Message 83 of 102 (726875)
05-13-2014 3:48 PM
Reply to: Message 79 by Tanypteryx
05-13-2014 1:06 PM


Re: Mix and Match
Tanypteryx writes:
I have often wondered whether it would work if our representatives were chosen by lottery, like jurors. A single term and you are free. The problem is that there might be a high rate of suicide. Just think of spending even 2 years doing nothing but sitting in meetings. I know it would drive me crazy, but my odds of being chosen from 200 million other people would be an low enough to risk it.
I have already posted something like that here, i think, Tanypteryx.
Somewhere, anyway.
Actually the bottom level is the juror lottery. After you do jury duty, your name gets thrown into the hopper for the next level up (select(wo)man, or something like city councilor, or whatever.). Any one can take their name out of the hopper at any time. Then those from level 2 finish their term and their names get thrown into the next hopper level, and so on all the way to State Rep, State Senator, Governor, US Rep, US Senate and on up to President of the US. That way the person at the top has EXPERIENCE at every level. No campaign money is ever spent. BUT....
Bribery would still be unchained willy-nilly. Maybe sequester them? Any official caught taking money is gone from the system with no pension, no healthcare, no retirement.
Ah, not sure this would work. Have to have a very different emphasis in Civic classes in school.
"Insane? Whaddya mean? None of you idiots here are any more nuts than the average asshole walking out on the street!" - paraphrasing Jack Nicholson in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 92 of 102 (727779)
05-20-2014 2:50 PM
Reply to: Message 91 by ringo
05-20-2014 1:13 PM


Re: Referendum DD at End of Term/s
...and you'll be right behind me in line for a referendum to make Pi = 3.00000.

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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