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More Social Issue Links

May 4, 2017

More SOCIAL ISSUE Links.
(See comments for updates)

During these changing times, it’s important that we keep trying what hasn’t worked in the past, continue to block out any new solutions, and wring our hands or sit on them, when nothing gets better ….

PEOPLE POWER
https://musea.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/people-power-energy-for-free/

WORKERS NATIONAL UNION
https://musea.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/workers-dollar-union-suggestion-box/

THEATER WORKERS
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/what-would-be-the-biggest-upset-at-the-oscars/

PARADIGM SHIFT – Corporations Versus People.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/the-new-paradigm/

HOUSE BUILDING – Low Cost Housing.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/house-building-smaller-is-better/

MUSEA IDEAS Issue
http://www.musea.us/august2010.html

DICTIONARY OF SMALLER IDEAS Issue
http://musea.us/june2012.html

ESSAY ON EDUCATION
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/essay-on-education-reprint-from-musea/

Political Book Advances, Musea E-mail Club

April 24, 2017

This FAIR blog post covers one of the 27 points I mentioned in my article Censored Art News. 3. The few major book publishing companies give huge unwarranted book advances to politicians for their books. This seems like a legal way to buy influence for both the publishing company and the parent company that owns them. Thanks Fair for covering this.

http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?e=88aa81eed5&u=8c573daa3ad72f4a095505b58&id=21dbc49de2

https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/censored-art-news/

Writings in Science rolling out

October 13, 2016

Dear Readers,

My sci-fi novel WRITINGS IN SCIENCE, A History of the Future (told in stories, essays, poems, and plays)
is now rolling out to the streaming book outlets. (Suggested price $5.99.) The first two sites are:

Amazon Books, The book was available here on October 10th. This kindle version is 8,974 pages long.

I-Books, The book was available today October 13th. This version is 672 pages long.

The book is divided into two parts.

Part One title I, is about the future Earth and first space colonies.

Part Two titled We, is about the Earth after first contact with Aliens.

Here’s the cover (thanks to Matthew Creed for cover help)

How Big is that Sci-fi Novel Tom?

July 15, 2016

More than once I’ve claimed that my sci-fi novel , Writings in Science, a history of the future, in stories, essays, poems and plays; is big. BIG!

So how big is that? Here is the contents of the 300-400 pages:

CONTENTS.
(Consider a bottle as a chapter.)

PART ONE: I.

PROLOGUE.
BOTTLE ONE: SCRAPS.
Robot Servant Problem.
Lemy Lime.
Margaret’s Story.
BOTTLE TWO: A NEW PAST EMERGES.
Eight History Essays.
BOTTLE THREE: SPINNING WORLD.
Corridors.
Nature Stories.
Brochure, Three Day Tours.
BOTTLE FOUR: ROUTE ONE, UP!
Way Station #1.
Invaders.
13 Other Alien Stories and Poems (Before We Knew There Were Aliens.) BOTTLE FIVE: OPEN HOUSE.
Essay on Ed.
Cogitology.
English Spelling Reforms.
CBA’s.
The Other Olympics.
People Power.
The Box.
BOTTLE SIX: LIFE SO LIVELY.
UV.
Laboratory Notes.
Three from Our World: Dolphin Literature, Worms, and A Bestiary of Nature. BOTTLE SEVEN: BUILDING.
Ten Essays on Building.
BOTTLE EIGHT: TRIALS.
Yellow Poets.
Interrogation.
Rip Van Winkle.
The Ministry of Truth.
The Cubicle and other Poems.
BOTTLE NINE: BABIES ON UP.
Babies and Developments.
Language.
Clara and Bara Coni.
What Happened to Books?
What Happened to Violence?
What Happened to Want and Crime?
BOTTLE TEN: LAB RESULTS.
Rog’s Report.
New Science Studies.
Z Puzzle.
Graffiti.
Miraculum 240.
BOTTLE ELEVEN: THE FOUR CORNERS OF SPACE.
Sky.
Moon.
Space Travel Beyond.
Planets, A Quick Survey.
BOTTLE TWELVE: BASIC BASIC.
Sex Halls.
Smells.
Basics.
Collection of Love Notes.
Food.
BOTTLE THIRTEEN: IT TAKES DARKNESS TO SEE STARS.
Blights And Blizzards.
Dark Age Cycle.
BOTTLE FOURTEEN: PIECES OF THE MOON.
Moon Observatory.
60 Pieces of the Moon.
Engine Room on the Moon.
Three Songs About the Moon.
BOTTLE FIFTEEN: GOVERNMENT.
World Government.
Dallas the Art Center of the World.
Quirky People.
BOTTLE SIXTEEN: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Scile.
Long Ago and Far Away.
Photon.
Factuals.
Three Boxes.
Seven Classic Science Film Synopses.
BOTTLE SEVENTEEN: EARTH BEFORE CONTACT AND DIASPORA.
Earth.
Plants.
Creatures.
Nature Maps.
People.
Robots.
BOTTLE EIGHTEEN: THE SKY IS A BRIDGE.
Sky Bridge.
Dialogues Among Us.
Time Table.
INTERMISSION.

PART TWO: WE.

BOTTLE NINETEEN: I CHANGES TO WE.
Waiting.
Dialogues.
Timeline.
Warning For Historians.
Diaspora.
BOTTLE TWENTY: RELIGION.
The Religious Crisis.
Guides.
37 Pebbles of Wisdom.
Ten Pebbles of Despair.
BOTTLE TWENTY ONE: SPORTS, THE ACTIVE HALF.
Virtual World Sports.
Real World Sports.
BOTTLE TWENTY TWO: FIVE SCIENCE SCHOOLS.
Dichotomy School.
Symbiosis School.
Outer Land School.
Bell Curve School.
Cloud Land School.
BOTTLE 23: ARTS, THE REFLECTIVE HALF.
The World of Arts.
The Film.
Durer’s Magic Box.
Gallery of Space Art.
Musead.
Psychology of Keys.
15 Poems and 7 Sayings on the Arts.
Paintings to be Constructed in Your Head.
BOTTLE TWENTY FOUR: SKY ATLAS.
The Sky Atlas Compendium.
Parroove.
Square Bacteria.
Library Planet.
BOTTLE TWENTY FIVE: THE INTERLUDE.
The Light Ages.
Universe in a Bottle.
Chiron.
BOTTLE TWENTY SIX: IF A THEN B.
Elder Report.
Grio Report.
High and Low Horizons.
XiXi Messages.
I Reports.
BOTTLE TWENTY SEVEN: PET JOURNAL.

!0 Ideas to help the country – some discussion.

August 17, 2015

Musea Reader,

I’ve posted this in many places during the last few years. I feel that new solutions have to be non divisive to work. That was my goal, to find solutions that would not benefit only one side, but would help all.

Here is a recent reply by Jerry Engelbach that commented on each one of my 10 points. Then I offer my response

First the original post:
Here are 10 solutions that might resolve a lot of the countries problems in a fair, non divisive , non political, way, that supports all and hurts none.
https://musea.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/jan-1-2014-getting-the-country-back-in-shape/

COMMENT: Jerry Engelbach · Cooper Union

Okay, let’s take them one at a time.

1. Call for a National Hiring Day – to get the economy started.
Companies hire when demand goes up, and for no other reason. A feel-good day won’t do it. A government jobs program is what’s needed.

2. Call for a government savings account. Put 10 billion a year in it.
For what purpose?

3. Cut spending and raise revenue 1/10th of one percent across the board.
Unless you’re talking about cutting defense spending, this is a right-wing talking point, and it’s wrong. And how are you going to raise revenue? The correct message is to raise taxes on the rich and the corporations.

4. Let government employees get 1/10 of 1% of money they can save
Sorry, the meaning of this ecapes me.

5. Cut corporate and rich welfare at least as much as poor people welfare.
All corporate welfare should be cut, not “as least as much” as anything.

6. Set up CBA’s, community bank accounts, and end all poverty.
Poverty will be ended when there are jobs for all who can do them and social programs to aid all those in trouble.

7. Stop all wars for 10 years.
Why only ten years?

8. Make sure the government stays a democracy.
The only way to do this is to take all money out of politics.

9. Support free college through a wiki-College
The government should pay for college just as it pays for ElHi.

10. Promote National Art Centers, to support all arts.
Okay. This already exists to a certain extent, although there have been cuts.

The most important thing missing from this list is to increase the power of organized labor. The evisceration of the unions is the single most costly thing to have have hurt the American working class.

I find your list rather unfocussed. It needs to be far more specific. Some of those specifics are being addressed by Sanders and Warren.

Jerry Engelbach

1. These are for open positions that companies want filled – it would spotlight and fill many of these. Why would a corporation be upset about filing a job position it wants filled?

2. To get away from a debt mentality, to have some reserve, to show some restraint in spending even if it is just for show.

3 That one is easy – just raise and lower the numbers 1/10 of one percent. Most spending cuts, and revenue increases are too dramatic, and immediatly split the nation into two. These would harm no one and help all.

4. When a department reduces it’s budget, the employees of that department get 1/10 of the money saved in bonuses. Getting a small percentage of a billion here or a billion there can help a paycheck. That would be an incentive to cut every excess penny.

5. Let’s be practical. We may both want immediate fairness across the board, but you have to start somewhere. This would be a reasonable start, that would be much more likely to happen. Trying to end all corporate welfare at once, is a way to get nothing done and keep the country divided.

6. Times change, and jobs as the only solutions is not true. For example how would jobs help kids and seniors? Trickle up economics works as well or better than trickle down. CBA’s is a way to end poverty without spending a penny. Why would anyone want poverty if we could end it without spending money?

7. Start somewhere. See above. Calling for an end to all wars, just stops the discussion immediatly and prevents any real solution.

8. That is one part of the solution for sure.

9. OK, I may agree with that, but again this is a divisive stance, that will prevent any sort of cooperation – so you prevent solving the problem.

10 The present system supports art groups not art centers. I think that should stop, and instead all the money put in art centers open to all. The government should not be in the business of deciding good art. Being a musician, painter, and writer, I know they are not very good at being art critics.

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