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December 30, 2009

Freeconomy Needs You!!!

Filed under: Ecology, Economy — Tags: , — Joe De Luca @ 5:32 pm

Stemming from the “Pay it Forward” concept, Freeconomy is a site well worth checking out. It’s a great tool that let’s us exchange skills, tools, space (rooms, office, garage, etc.), and land (for growing food for example) with our fellow neighbors. All without the use of money.

You can sign up at justfortheloveofit.org.
Then sign up for the forum, using the same username at forum.justfortheloveofit.org.

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November 3, 2008

My Political Platform

Filed under: Economy, Politics — Tags: , , , — Joe De Luca @ 4:51 pm

I’m not running for office, but if I were, the following would be some of my platform issues:

Electoral Reform:
Reform or abolish the electoral college. End the two-party system. Open and non-partisan primaries. Open ballots. Open and fair national debates. Direct democracy. Referenda. No gerrymandering. No media-bias. Political recalls.

Monetary Reform:
End the Federal Reserve,  and fractional reserve banking. Introduce usury-free money. Allodial title.

Education:
Stop dumbing-down our children.

Plus:
Restore value to life (pro-life does not just refer to abortion, it also includes capital punishment, and wars). End daylight saving time (let’s stay on standard time). Promote natural law. Tax pollution. Let’s embrace “alternative” / free energy, like: solar, wind, geothermal. Let’s phase out “safe” nuclear, “clean” coal, and hydrocarbons. Freedom, and civil liberties. No government interference, and over-regulation. No corporate lobbyists. Stop frivolous lawsuits. Less doctors. Less lawyers.

The presidential candidate that best embraces these ideals is Ralph Nader.

October 18, 2008

Story of Stuff

Must-see twenty minute video. Story of Stuff.

March 12, 2008

Gomorrah

Filed under: Ecology, Economy, Health, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — Joe De Luca @ 2:29 pm

Gomorrah, by Roberto Saviano, is an excellent read for anyone who would like to better understand the intricacies of the camorra. You will see how the camorra controls the economy and influences politics at the local and international level. I applaud the author for his courage and integrity. The last chapter of the book “Land of Fires” covers the neopalitan waste management racket.

February 4, 2008

Super Duper Tuesday: Vote for Ron Paul, the Real Change

Tomorrow twenty-four states will hold either primaries or caucuses for at least one party. Whatever you do, vote for the presidential candidate that best represents your beliefs. Don’t be swayed by polls, the media, or whether your state is historically considered a blue or red state, or by people telling you that your candidate has no chance of winning.

Do not vote for your typical, cookie cutter, status quo politician. Vote for real change, vote for a cultural revolution. Vote for Ron Paul!

If you are for peace, for life, against big government, against forced vaccinations, there is only one choice. Ron Paul!

The two issues that are perpetually raised, by presidential candidates and the media, are the Iraq War and the Economy. First all all, let’s remember that the U.S. military is not just in Iraq but all over the world, whether fighting an undeclared war or acting as “peace keeper”. Ron Paul will stop the Empire building. As a result, fewer lives will be lost and terrorist threats will decrease, if not stop all together.

As far as the economy, the U.S. military is one of the biggest expenses that we have. It’s very simple: no wars = no debt. We could finally balance the budget and put an end to the slumping economy, this just by stop being the bully of the world.

Let’s vote for good change, not bad change. We cannot allow another George W. Bush to be put in office.

And as a final note, I would encourage everyone to use a paper ballot. That will increase the chances of your vote being counted.


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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 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 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.

December 15, 2007

Substance Abuse in Sports

It’s been a couple days since the Mitchell Report was released, and I’ve been doing some thinking. What can we, as a society, do to solve the substance abuse problem in professional sports? The pessimistic answer is that as long as there is money involved there will be corruption, period. In sports that translates into cheating. So in other words, no matter what penalties are imposed, or what tests are given, some athletes will continue to cheat, and some of them will find a way to beat the system.

The optimistic answer is that we can make a difference. One of the best measures of being heard is by boycotting. Simply stop going to games, stop watching games on tv, stop purchasing apparel and other merchandise of your drugged-up heroes, aka cheaters. This not only goes for baseball, but for all professional sports.

Sport is about fairness. Athletes who take artificial substances, besides ruining their health, are creating an uneven playing field. It is not fair for the honest, hard-working, clean athletes. Cheaters, whether they ingest, inject, or inhale any artificial agent or substance should be thrown out of their respective league. They should also be ineligible for the Hall-of-Fame. (by the way let’s put Pete Rose in the Hall…but that’s a whole different post).

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