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Blueprint – Roadmap – GPS

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picture-25Where are we now – where are we going – how can we get there?

Few would argue that this equation defines our circumstance, echoes our desires, and determines our destination (and results). We are reminded by the wise that: “If we don’t know where we are going – we could end up somewhere else” – “If we can’t say what we want – don’t be surprised by what we get” –  and numerous other truisms.

Now imagine that these concepts were not ‘true’, or known, or were not heeded. We would have folks taking off in the wrong directions, making the wrong turns along the way, and ending up facing the wrong way on one-way streets by repeating the errors of prior travelers.

We would probably be seeing

exactly what we ARE seeing, everywhere, everyday.

Are we there yet? – YES!  Is that where we thought we were headed? – NO!

How can we get back to where we started – before we got so tired, so lost, so hopeless? How did we end up here when we had such good intentions?

Why can’t our relationships work,

our citizens and communities thrive,

our nations live in peace, our planet survive?

You probably have an answer. And you probably have an answer. And you probably have an answer too (get it?). That’s the problem – and the answer – to how we all got somewhere “else”.

We ALL got here “because” (of someone’s brilliant suggestions) …and now we need to get back home to ‘reality’ by everyone’s quiet “introspection” – and a cooperative search for new directions and solutions.

Why can’t individuals agree? – “because”! Why don’t relationships work? – “because”! Why can’t communities thrive? – “because”!  Why can’t nations agree? – “because”! – simply ‘because’.

What’s the problem with ALL of these issues – “root cause”.  What did I ask to be able to know that? – exactly! (I asked “what”, and then why and how and who,,). The answer is in the question – and using the right question guarantees the right solution. Asking will not only lead us to an answer, it will uncover other hidden problems in route. We aren’t looking for the roadside parks of paralysis analysis. Rather, we seek  the Visitor Centers of information that direct us away from tourist traps and toward worthy landmarks and economic services.

And there’s one more thing, we aren’t looking for the blueprint of how the road WAS built. We are at least looking for a recent roadmap – better yet, a real-time GPS. If a recent flood just washed out the bridge to our  future – we need to go another route. If the survey party is now planning the new tollway to go completely out of the way in order for us to stop at all their gas stations, then we may not want to pay that toll in our future travels.

I want to know from each recent traveler how the weather and road conditions are right now. I also want to know not to turn left according to some information that has already caused other travelers to end up off the road and in the ditch.picture-27

I don’t know about you, but I think it might help – before we go any further, if:

  • I  heard back about your trip and  what I face ahead
  • we all knew about where we are now, and trying to go next
  • we knew about those directing us, or whether they have a ‘safe’ record
  • we considered our alternate routes, and where else we might end up
  • we avoid buying another old map – that is now out-of-date – “because”.

So next time you “set out” to plan a get together, start or run a business, lead a community event, charter a national initiative, solve a regional ‘crisis’, or champion a well-intentioned cause that “hopes” to create ‘world peace’, perhaps you will want to take a moment to ask a few questions, map a viable path, listen to the feedback from others, and avoid the dead ends and tourist traps.  And maybe you will be more wary of anyone telling you that:

you can only buy that kind of  gas HERE, and

–  We ALL Have to get going… NOW

Want real cooperation, progress, CHANGE ? – Dare to ASK4™ it…?

What’s about YOU?

– care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.

ASK4™ CAN BE…

(THE QUESTIONS THAT FIND…)

THE ANSWERS YOU NEED

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A Valentine for America

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The recent Presidential election reminded all of us (in the U.S.) of the common desire to succeed – as a nation. While the discourse continues on how that is to be done picture-5– one common tie binds us together:

We are ALL equal citizens and

are promised equal privileges

under one common

Bill of Rights.

Our forefathers framed this country to ensure that those inalienable rights, under God, were never again taken away (by non-religious or even religious zealots) – or buried with the last champion who fought against such tyranny. These truths ALONE have sustained us when other hopes were faltering. Even now as politicians (formerly known as statesmen) wrestle with the latest crisis (that they also helped to create)

WE the PEOPLE

are the answer!

There was meant to be no such thing as “government” over the people

– there were only to be chosen SERVANTS of the PEOPLE!

There is no such thing as ‘government bailout money’ –

– because THAT money WAS yours in the first place!

There is no crisis that doesn’t belong to ALL of us

– and EACH of us must respond(here)…

otherwise, whenever tyranny rules

none dare call it treason!

Until your passion for YOUR own self-preservation and the good of YOUR country exceeds whatever selfish interests are being siphoned away into loans YOU are making to your SERVANTS – THEY can and THEY may also water down your rights by placing themselves in a position of power OVER you!

Only our passion for freedom

can protect our freedom for passion

and each of ‘us’ – needs to be reborn

to that patriotism that can unite all of ‘US’.

If my passion is starting to show even a little more in these words it is certainly because of a song that now plays in my mind and rings in my ears, called –

BornAgain American

It was forwarded to me and I encourage you to make that same effort

– as your next stand for freedom.

Because if we each do nothing – someone will have to go to fight the battles that defend us. Then, as on this Valentines Day and many yet to come, the hearts that take prominence may be the medallions that represent those who put their heart and soul into service – and for some who gave even their life – for ME . Then the heartbreak will be borne again on the hearts of mothers across the heartland of this great country. purpleheartinhand

So on this Valentine’s Day I am compelled to openly express my undying gratitude for those who put it all on the line for me – perhaps somewhere in a country whose name I may not know.

I am compelled to rekindle that anxious ‘crush’ I once held for my country. I want to feel again the bravery that has led many a soldier to valor and ignited the adoration of those who loved them and yearned for their safe return. I am compelled to give my heart – not to a fantasy of just hope or blind patriotism, but to the true honor of honest, transparent, and accountable action.

So until the next legislative “bill” that comes from Washington represents the Bill of Rights being equitably applied to you and me – I pledge to sound the alarm that it may be just another ‘spin’ of words – or another ‘scam’ of OUR money. I don’t need another “half-empty box of chocolates” from Washington – and I’m not going to pass any around either – since I’m not running for anything…

but I won’t run from anything…

– if you will stand with me(?).

…and may we always share freedom on Valentines Day –

and our love – with those who have brought freedom to us!

God Bless America

My Home…Sweet Home!

What’s about YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

Want real cooperation, progress, CHANGE ? – Dare to ASK4™ it…?
NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a
participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.

ASK4™ CAN BE…

(THE QUESTIONS THAT FIND…)

THE ANSWERS YOU NEED

CHANGE (Who Cares?)

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As they say “..those that can’t remember history are doomed to repeat it.”

That’s a good warning for third-world nations and developing democracies.

New democracies tend only to survive for a limited period anyway.

But what difference does that change make…

Who cares if democracy thrives – somewhere, around the world ?

Who cares if citizens overlook history only to repeat it to their own demise?

Who cares if their statesmen succumb to merely personal gain and politics?

Who cares if politicians use political correctness to spin truth, gain status?

Who cares if leaders take their country into shambles and citizens into panic?

Who cares if in panic, citizens cast their fate into the hands of those traitors?

Who cares if that happens in developing democracies or third-world nations?

Certainly not those in developed countries, who don’t recognize it – at home.

Certainly not those who aren’t clear on what has ‘changed’, or still might!

CHANGE doesn’t have to be beneficial – but benefits can come from REFORM.

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The answer to the current financial crisis – or any other local or global crisis is ‘transparency’. That starts with the press and culminates in legislation. Even within the process of legislation, those who are elected may mis-represent the voters.

In DEMOCRACY – it’s your vote that counts,
in Feudalism – it’s your Count that VOTES.

Until and unless each facet of every vote they cast is actually “counted” (line-item voting), they can not be easily held ‘accountable’ (for ‘packaged’ rubbish). That’s why how ‘we’ vote and then how ‘they vote for us’ COUNTS.

And dare we complain or express our dissent?

Do we even get a voice in our own destiny?

Whether we can maintain freedom of the press will influence whether we maintain free democracy. If either is ‘crooked’, one cannot express any opposition since that can be seen as ‘abusive, obscene, threatening, libelous or defamatory’ and castigated or denied by those so ‘offended’. At first it is just ‘politically incorrect’ then Unpopular, then TYRANNY when everyone else (including the press) has been ‘won over’ to ‘one side‘.

So it is vitally important that when you get that

most precious opportunity to vote, remember:

o It is not whether you vote with the majority that may really count
o You might be voting for or with the ‘majority of folks who are wrong…’
or those whose intentions are purely selfish and might entice you to
…democratically vote away your rights to have a democracy.

Without democracy – even your voice will be silenced…
– first by political ‘popularity’

– then by the pressure of the ‘press’

– then by the power of THEIR ‘governance’ !

In some cases that may already be true…

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How can we establish and maintain individual freedom – ASK for it

Where can we go to find existing solutions or create new ones – ASK for it

It’s not that difficult – isn’t it about time to:

Question Prior Answers – it’s Liberating!

Answer Current Questions – it’s Empowering!

Create Future Solutions – it’s Fulfilling!

Share these Benefits – it’s SUSTAINABLE!

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What’s about YOU? – care to comment?

– dare to COOPERATE?

NOTE: While this website is my personal initiative, the ASK4™ approach is a participant-managed collaboration platform and the U-Netted Nations™ is the result of our ‘Collaboration On Purpose’. My voice becomes one in a million – immediately.
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