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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:15 PM

Post your big idea...

Listening to OnPoint today while on the elliptical and heard a great point... We no longer live in the world of big ideas such as "The New Idea" or even if bad ones such as... Well you get the idea. We have moved into a world if 24 hours (if even) stories, reaction to tweets, etc.

Well here is my question... Seeing that we are all democrats according to the DU terms of service... Why are you here, why are you a democrat, what's your big idea.

Please feel free to share I feel like a thread like this can be a great way to keep moving forward.

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Agschmid Feb 2013 OP
hfojvt Feb 2013 #1
Agschmid Feb 2013 #4
kentauros Feb 2013 #2
Agschmid Feb 2013 #3
pscot Feb 2013 #5
Agschmid Feb 2013 #9
Iwasthere Feb 2013 #6
Agschmid Feb 2013 #10
kentauros Feb 2013 #12
Agschmid Feb 2013 #14
leftstreet Feb 2013 #7
kairos12 Feb 2013 #8
chowder66 Feb 2013 #11
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2013 #13

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:19 PM

1. big ideas

like progressive taxes http://journals.democraticunderground.com/hfojvt/169

and recycling http://journals.democraticunderground.com/hfojvt/171

and a government of the people, by the people, and for the people - the common people

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/hfojvt/166

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:22 PM

4. Good journal posts thanks for sharing. N/t

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:19 PM

2. I suppose my "big idea" is more of a vision

that I'd like to see as a consequence of free country-wide WiFi. That is, with connectivity open to all, and at high data rates, people could finally tele-commute in ways not possible now. You could see the revitalization of small towns as the net-savvy move out of the cities and begin to blue the countryside

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:20 PM

3. Very cool idea!

Access the the Internet opens many doors which are closed to rural Americans, etc.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:33 PM

5. Can't we all just get along?

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Response to pscot (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:01 PM

9. Love the idea...

But it's hard when some people are so wrong. If I want not on my iPhone I'd BR posting the video if Naomi rapace from that alien movie... "We were wrong, we were all so wrong" haha.

I do agree with the basic premise however, thanks for the reply!

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:49 PM

6. White roofing and driveways

If the world changed to light or white roofing, that might be enough to begin to slowly reverse the warming trend, could be a catalyst for additional awareness and change. Save the planet.

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Response to Iwasthere (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:01 PM

10. I need a link to a source for this have never heard it. N/t

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:22 PM

12. I don't have a link

but have read the white roof idea on treehugger.com Something like a 40% improvement in energy savings.

I read it years ago, and my landlord at our apartments appears to have learned of it recently in his industry (building apartments.) They just put a white roof on our flat-roofed apartments. I'll let you know in August if it's working

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Response to Iwasthere (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:50 PM

14. Here we go.. pretty good source I think.



Energy Secretary Steven Chu, among others, has urged Americans to paint their roofs white to reflect sunlight skyward, on the theory that this will help cool off cities and fight climate change. But Stanford University researchers have tried to quantify, for the first time, how much cities, or "heat islands," actually contribute to global warming, and they've concluded that the well-intentioned practice of whitewashing the tops of buildings might do more harm than good.


http://theweek.com/article/index/221083/can-white-roofs-really-reduce-global-warming

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:52 PM

7. Single. Payer. Nonprofit. Healthcare.

That could change many, many lives right now

Next, a fucking Jobs Program to rival the New Deal

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:52 PM

8. Continue to fight for single payer health insurance

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:18 PM

11. To stop promising to fix education every election cycle and actually fix it.

Create a higher standard of learning across the board. Then promise to continue to support and improve areas of education that need attention…. based on an already "fixed" and higher form of education from then on.

That goes for any cyclical political promises that the people are supportive of. Or those that benefit the most and have lasting benefits.

They need to be achieved then supported and not allowed to fail in any largely significant way. The lowest bar needs to be raised higher.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:25 PM

13. Lesser of two evils.

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." Thomas Paine

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