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SHRED

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Hometown: Poway, CA
Current location: Leucadia, CA
Member since: Sat Nov 22, 2003, 12:17 AM
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Rooftop PV

Our privatized energy grid gatekeepers are fighting rooftop solar via building codes and influencing politicians at local, state, and federal levels.

They prefer coal, nuke, gas fired, or massive "green" projects. Projects like towering solar collection plants, geothermal, or big windmill farms. All of these serve their interest...the interest of centralization of their profits. These also use huge amounts of water.

A change in thinking is needed for a true green revolution in energy to take place.
Away from the centralized electricity production model.
One where the public owns the electricity grid and rooftop solar installation and maintenance is done by many people creating hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs. One where "traditional" electricity production plants are relegated to emergency standby status as we make the transition.

my two cents

ADDED:

Costly Boondoggles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_Solar_Power_Project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise_Powerlink

The rightwing protests the government...

...while the Leftwing protests what has happened to our government ...for example the corporate takeover of it.

Is that too simplified?

I think the tea party types completely ignore the takeover by the private sector.

Cooperative, Worker Cooperative, Co-Op

The top-down tyranny that exists today in the business world fails the workers and therefore the dwindling middle-class.

This is the business model the USA needs IMHO.
http://www.alvaradostreetbakery.com/cooperative.php

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A cooperative is a business. Co-ops range in size from small store-fronts to large Fortune 500 companies. In many ways, they're like any other business, but differ in several important ways.

Cooperatives

*Are owned and democratically controlled by their members-the people who use the co-op’s services or buy its goods-not by outside investors; Co-op members elect their board of directors from within the membership.

*Return surplus revenues (income over expenses and investment) to members proportionate to their use of the cooperative, not proportionate to their “investment” or ownership share.

*Are motivated not by profit, but by service-to meet their members’ needs or affordable and high quality goods or services; Exist solely to serve their members.

*Pay taxes on income kept within the co-op for investment and reserves. Surplus revenues from the co-op are returned to individual members who pay taxes on that income.

http://www.ncba.coop/ncba/about-co-ops


Here's an APP to support CO-OPS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reasondigital.uscooperate

The list is complete...the count has been tabulated



http://www.bartcop.com/
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