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January 28, 2008

Join the Chicagoland LETS Community Currency

Are there any alternatives to the US dollar? ie Federal Reserve Notes?

Yes! The realty is that anyone can create new currency. Now, I’m not talking about counterfeiting, what I’m talking about is creating new currency from scratch, whether that be seashells, buttons, salt, labor, time, favors, etc..

One such alternative is LETS. What is a LETS? It’s a community-based, social collaboration network in which goods and services can be traded without the need for printed currency. Similar to barter but not really. I would describe it like barter on drugs, in a good way. Let me explain. In a barter system both parties need to mutually agree to the exchange. That is time consuming. In a LETSystem you offer your products or services to another member of the system and you get credited. Then once you want to buy, you contact a member of your choice, and your account gets debited.

The initialism L.E.T.S. could stand for a variety of things, but in the end the practicality is the same: “Local Exchange Trading System”, “Local Economy Trading System”, “Labor Exchange Trading System”.

LETS not only promote a sustainable economy, but they are usury-free, inflation-free, and recession proof. Once enough people in a given community have been introduced to this idea, and become actively involved, the hard part is history.

Anyone interested in being included in the Chicagoland LETS directory please send an email to (gdeluca17 at comcast dot net) with your name or company, email address, city, and up to five goods and or services that you would offer. We will launch a website once we have a substantial number of people.

The website will be a directory of products and services, offered and wanted, searchable by location.

Individuals and businesses are welcome. Absolutely free to join.

Visit these links for more information:
Solution to Unemployment Problems
An Economics in Waiting

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January 23, 2008

The Truth Hurts!

Question: Why is Dennis Kucinich systematically excluded from national debates?

Answer: For the same reason that Dr. Ron Paul is excluded from most national polls conducted by the media. The powers that be, are afraid that if we are allowed to listen to their message, good will prevail over evil. The media does their best to condition and passively brainwash us, by feeding us the same garbage 24 hours a day. By systematically pretending that the two best candidates don’t exit, they hope that Americans will just give in and decide to not vote for their “unelectable” candidate, and vote for one of the chosen ones.

As we know, the mainstream media is simply a mouthpiece for the corrupt elite that have been running this country for quite some time. CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC…they are all the same!

And, stop reporting on the life and times of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and the likes whenever there is a lull in the world of news. There are other networks (MTV, VH1, E!…) that cover those fascinating news. If it’s a slow news day, put up a map of the world so our children learn some geography.

Ron Paul is for real change. Good change. Not the “change” that all the other candidates are babbling about. Take a close look at the issues and voting records, and give me a good reason why this man shouldn’t be our next president.

So, why is Dr. Paul shunned by the media, big government, and corruptorations? Well, because he is for less government involvement in peoples lives. He is for free markets. Against the war and Empire building. But, the biggest reason is that he wants to eliminate the Federal Reserve and Income Tax.

What does our not so distant American history tell us about revolutionists speaking against the mighty Federal Reserve? The independently owned Federal Reserve. The institution that creates money backed by NOTHING!

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated because he was going to eliminate the Federal Reserve. Ohio congressman James Traficant is serving an eight year prison term for his Bankruptcy of the United States speech. What’s happening to Ron Paul irritates me, but doesn’t surprise me. In the end Ron Paul and the revolution will prevail.

Let’s take back our liberties.

January 19, 2008

Visual Pollution of Naples, Italy

Filed under: Ecology, Health, Politics, Society — Tags: , , , , , — Joe De Luca @ 3:56 pm


Napoli has a rubbish collection problem

Originally uploaded by chrisjohnbeckett

The Naples garbage collection saga continues. This is just one of many pictures and videos that are on the internet that show the visual and environmental pollution of the city and surrounding areas. Note that this picture is from June 2007. Garbage strikes are nothing new to this city. For that matter, strikes of any kind, are nothing new to the whole Italian peninsula.

January 11, 2008

Naples Garbage Crisis is a Complete Mess

The Naples garbage crisis revives the expression “Vedi Napoli e Poi Muori”…”See Naples and Then Die”. The expression can be taken quite literally if we take a look at the cancer rates in the surrounding areas, and the stench of rot. The current situation is a complete mess. Of course this is not something that happened overnight. It was a problem that was ready to spill at any moment for quite some time, and now it did spill…all over the streets.

Who will resolve this mess? Politicians? Citizens? I’m not quite sure, but they better get their act together and stop pointing fingers, before this turns into more of a sanitation nightmare than it already is.

My humble, and common sense, suggestions would be for the citizens to start composting their organic waste. Non-organic waste does not emit nasty odors. Stop buying unnecessary things. Reusing materials. Take responsibility for your own actions. And stop the violent-anarchical maneuvers. The situation will be resolved much faster if everyone behaves in a civilized manner.

This garbage logistical dilemma is a simple result of ignorance, and over-consumptionism, sprinkled by a “little” corruption via the camorra and some no-good politicians.

January 5, 2008

Electoral College Must Go!

As we all know we don’t directly vote for the U.S. president or vice president. That duty goes to the electoral college, or the college of electors, as it is known in the Constitution. So hypothetically “candidate A” could receive 100% of the popular vote, but still lose the election.

Dear Mr. President and Congresspeople: Stop stalling… it’s time to abolish the electoral college! Amend Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution, and repeal the 12th Amendment. It is an outdated system that has worn out its welcome. In our modern times where transportation and telecommunications are so easily accessible, there is no need to have “electors” vote for us.

January 2, 2008

Happy Gregorian New Year

Filed under: Economy, Politics, Religion, Society — Tags: , , , — Joe De Luca @ 1:11 pm

The Gregorian calendar was imposed on western civilization in the year 1582 by the Papacy, based on the Julian Calendar which was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. The Julian calendar was based on the Roman Calendar, which in turn was based on the Greek Lunar Calendars.

Jose Arguelles, decoder of the Mayan Calendar, and co-founder of Earth Day, proposes a better alternative to our present Gregorian Calendar.  It’s the 13 moon / Dreamspell calendar. Sign the petition for calendar reform.

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