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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-11 06:08 AM
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80. Wow, may I use that description?
That is such a brilliant description of why working cooperatively is not only preferable, it's truly necessary.

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  -What does co-op mean to you? OneGrassRoot  May-29-11 09:36 AM   #0 
  - when I was a kid, the only co-op nearby was sort of a customer-run discount health food store  eShirl   May-29-11 09:42 AM   #1 
  - Exactly...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 09:45 AM   #3 
  - I remember that. My mom was a member of the Food Coop in Westhaven , ct  BoWanZi   May-29-11 12:36 PM   #46 
     - Wow, that had to be an interesting experience.  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 01:05 PM   #50 
        - I wish I had a better experience but mine was tainted due to issues at bedtime  BoWanZi   May-29-11 05:04 PM   #73 
  - I thought it was a place you kept chickens.  mysuzuki2   May-29-11 09:43 AM   #2 
  - lol...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 09:45 AM   #4 
  - LOL - really. Very funny. nt  DURHAM D   May-29-11 09:46 AM   #6 
  - To me Coop stands for -  DURHAM D   May-29-11 09:45 AM   #5 
  - Very cool about your great-grandmother...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 09:49 AM   #7 
  - To me, "employee-owned, for-profit companies" have a much different connotation.  NYC_SKP   May-29-11 09:52 AM   #8 
  - I think the "hippies" thing is part of it, but why that turns DUers off is beyond me...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 10:00 AM   #12 
  - 2012 - International Year of the Co-op  SpiralHawk   May-29-11 09:53 AM   #9 
  - Yes, I just mentioned that upthread, I think...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 10:01 AM   #13 
  - we have a local organic veggies co-op run by moms nt  msongs   May-29-11 09:56 AM   #10 
  - That's the most common and successful type of co-op...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 10:32 AM   #16 
  - For example, a cooperative alternative to HuffPo and Patch.com...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 09:59 AM   #11 
  - I'm attempting to do something akin to a co-op  Le Taz Hot   May-29-11 10:05 AM   #14 
  - That's very much what I'm talking about!  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 10:30 AM   #15 
  - Excellent ideas . . . community-building is the answer  janet118   May-29-11 11:19 AM   #25 
  - Great Ideas, We Need to Cooperate in Everything!  Justina For Justice   May-29-11 01:34 PM   #52 
  - Wow, government subsidies for cooperatives, not Mega-Corporate Frankensteins. what a concept. nt  99th_Monkey   May-29-11 02:25 PM   #56 
  - Exactly. There are Community Development Funds....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 02:38 PM   #60 
     - I love this stuff.  99th_Monkey   May-29-11 07:02 PM   #75 
        - Well then, you're a wealth of information!  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 07:09 PM   #76 
           - I couldn't agree more ...  99th_Monkey   May-30-11 12:06 AM   #79 
              - Wow, may I use that description?  OneGrassRoot   May-30-11 06:08 AM   #80 
                 - Sure. I don't have it copyrighted, so have at it. I feel honored to have you ask. nt  99th_Monkey   May-30-11 05:09 PM   #91 
  - Ooooh, I'd love for you to join in ongoing discussion about this!  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 02:35 PM   #59 
  - "wi-fi coops" = great idea.  Hannah Bell   May-30-11 01:39 PM   #90 
  - Dear LeTazHot, you inadvertently point to an experience I"ve had with co-ops. They often involve the  KittyWampus   May-29-11 01:44 PM   #55 
     - That's a shame.  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 02:43 PM   #61 
     - That may end up being the case, but  Le Taz Hot   May-30-11 08:53 AM   #86 
  - I use co-op when I'm talking about DIRECT worker  socialist_n_TN   May-29-11 10:48 AM   #17 
  - It's most viable on a truly grassroots local level, imho...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:01 AM   #18 
     - But my dream is to implement local grassroots cooperative ventures...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:07 AM   #19 
     - RE: your last sentence, yes, it's common sense, but  socialist_n_TN   May-29-11 11:10 AM   #20 
        - I agree....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:19 AM   #24 
           - Well, I've studied and read a lot of Leon Trotsky  socialist_n_TN   May-29-11 11:40 AM   #26 
              - ...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:43 AM   #27 
  - Sharing the work/investment on/in any consensually agreed upon (identifiable) objective/mission.  patrice   May-29-11 11:11 AM   #21 
  - Yes, thank you. :) n/t  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:48 AM   #35 
  - ! OneGrassRoot . . .  patrice   May-29-11 12:31 PM   #43 
  - Implemented by means of mutually agreed upon tools for accountability and planning. nt  patrice   May-29-11 12:32 PM   #44 
     - a la Paulo Freire!  patrice   May-29-11 01:39 PM   #53 
        - via W. Edwards Deming  patrice   May-29-11 01:40 PM   #54 
  - I think about food co-ops.  InvisibleTouch   May-29-11 11:13 AM   #22 
  - Yes, I'm trying to expand the possibilities as it concerns co-ops....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:49 AM   #36 
  - Two come to mind . . .  janet118   May-29-11 11:15 AM   #23 
  - I couldn't agree more....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:49 AM   #37 
  - An honest answer -- It's not the kind of subject that ever gets much response on DU  Armstead   May-29-11 11:44 AM   #28 
  - I hear you....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:46 AM   #31 
     - No you are not-  PotatoChip   May-29-11 04:33 PM   #66 
        - Here are two good links:  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 04:48 PM   #69 
           - Also, here's an online newspaper of sorts where I'm gathering info...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 04:50 PM   #70 
           - I have yet to check out the 2nd link  PotatoChip   May-29-11 05:02 PM   #72 
  - One of the largest grocery chains in Norway  KitSileya   May-29-11 11:45 AM   #29 
  - So many ways this could be beneficial, to so many. Thanks. :) n/t  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:48 AM   #34 
     - Yeah, in Norway, grocery shops are concentrated in very few chains  KitSileya   May-29-11 12:00 PM   #42 
        - Interesting. I think neighborhood grocery co-ops, especially....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 01:04 PM   #49 
  - Worker-run businesses, they are common in my neck of the woods.  Odin2005   May-29-11 11:46 AM   #30 
  - Yep, my searches often turn up Minnesota and Wisconsin....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:47 AM   #32 
     - Thanks!  Odin2005   May-29-11 11:52 AM   #40 
  - I once lived in a Co-op building  Canuckistanian   May-29-11 11:47 AM   #33 
  - Awesome. Cooperation. So much could be done with more of it. n/t  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:50 AM   #38 
  - Sharing costs to the common good of those involved in an enterprise. I have direct  OmmmSweetOmmm   May-29-11 11:51 AM   #39 
  - IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING THIS FURTHER.....  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 11:58 AM   #41 
  - FB'd. nt  patrice   May-29-11 12:35 PM   #45 
     - Gracias! :)  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 01:01 PM   #48 
  - I am most familiar with co-ops as seen in Iowa. The old electric co-ops  jwirr   May-29-11 12:48 PM   #47 
  - You raise excellent points.  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 01:22 PM   #51 
  - I think of Mondragon Spain  99th_Monkey   May-29-11 02:28 PM   #57 
  - That's the Holy Grail of examples. They "mentored" Evergreen...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 02:33 PM   #58 
  - I managed a co-op for a number of years  canetoad   May-29-11 03:17 PM   #62 
  - Thanks for sharing your experience, canetoad...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 07:10 PM   #77 
  - I'm glad to see this and the responses.  mmonk   May-29-11 03:45 PM   #63 
  - I belonged to a co-op for a short time in the 80s. It was grocery store where members  Liberal_in_LA   May-29-11 03:47 PM   #64 
  - Sounds great to me!  stevenleser   May-29-11 04:06 PM   #65 
  - Awesome! I shall add you to the list of those interested in exploring this more. :)  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 07:12 PM   #78 
  - A Co-operative, that is strength in numbers  Taverner   May-29-11 04:41 PM   #67 
  - I would love to start an IT Co-operative  Taverner   May-29-11 04:42 PM   #68 
  - You guys have NO IDEA how happy this thread has made me...  OneGrassRoot   May-29-11 04:53 PM   #71 
  - Please do bug us. :)  InvisibleTouch   May-29-11 06:22 PM   #74 
  - Co-op means extraordinarily high prices.  divvy   May-30-11 07:02 AM   #81 
  - Where and what type of co-op, may I ask? n/t  OneGrassRoot   May-30-11 08:03 AM   #83 
     - It is a health / natural food co-op  divvy   May-30-11 08:42 AM   #84 
        - Any type of venture can be a failure if not done right...  OneGrassRoot   May-30-11 08:44 AM   #85 
  - The Google LOVES DU.  OneGrassRoot   May-30-11 08:03 AM   #82 
  - In Florida we were members of a rural electric co-op  JCMach1   May-30-11 09:51 AM   #87 
     - I don't have personal experience with utility co-ops...  OneGrassRoot   May-30-11 09:54 AM   #88 
        - Pretty much like a regular utility company with the exception that the profits  JCMach1   May-30-11 01:37 PM   #89 
 

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