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A-S-K and it shall be…

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picture-105 Ask, and it shall be given you;

Seek, and you shall find;

Knock, and it shall be opened …

Most of us have heard this idiom and considered its meaning – at least at the obvious level of understanding. To some it has also disclosed wisdom beyond what is stated for power that can be unleashed in one’s own behalf and for all others as well. It frames a simple and profound ‘secret formula’ that holds true in both the practical and spiritual dimensions.

To those who can hear, it may be ‘simply profound’.

ASK – is an important position from which to start. Know it or not, we typically do not know it all. Instead, we are prone to mentally assemble our ‘current’ opinions and launch into some initiative – without asking first. What follows is often an offense to others in the situation or a misplaced effort that exacerbates the problem further or is ineffective in resolving the issue at hand. Asking enforces the

transparency that is critical to any progress.

SEEK – is an ongoing process that can only follow after we accumulate what can be known by asking. Once we have ASKED, we can then seek insight WITHIN what is now known – as it applies to our quest and questions. Seeking without asking first is out of sequence and likely to lead us away from any solution – beguiling us to address symptoms rather than

getting to the root cause.

KNOCK – is an action that requires a position – at a door of opportunity. Without first asking and then clarifying where to knock, we might bang on the wrong door, or lean our ladder of success against the wrong wall. We are not entitled to opportunity if we are unwilling to continue to actively knock – not stopping at door #1 only to miss the prize behind door #3, or #4, or #6, etc.

‘Affirmative action’ is completely different than ‘entitled waiting’…

Any call to action or any effort to create CHANGE will fail if these simple principles are out of sequence or abandoned at any point.

  • Failing to ASK perpetuates assumptions and exclusion.
  • Failing to SEEK perpetuates blindness and ignorance.
  • Failing to KNOCK creates stagnation and frustration.

This simply profound system is self-monitoring. If any of the symptoms of assumption, blindness, or stagnation are present, the system is not engaged. If any of the feelings of exclusion, mis-information, or frustration are present, someone is being isolated or not represented in the process or the benefits.

This simply profound system is self-correcting. Any issue that is individually noticed can then be individually or collectively addressed by the process.

This simply profound system is self-improving. Every step through the sequence arrives at a new position that is more aware, informed, and opportune than the last.

This simply profound system is self-policing. Any individual can easily learn and quickly amend to this sequence. Any symptom that occurs becomes immediately apparent and can be addressed cooperatively, and toward resolution rather than blame. Seeking ‘blame’ indicates a telling symptom of an assumption, blindness, or a focus on stagnation rather than progress.

Individually and collectively this is a useful model for progress. I have to individually ascribe to the formula for my own purpose – and collectively we have to all amend to its process in order to cooperate toward our mutual benefit. It is a granular formula that can scale to support small group, community, regional, and even international initiatives.

So I ask, “What would happen if each of us used this as a way to think, a way to act, a way to collaborate, a way to interact, a simply profound way to co-manage our local circumstances and our global responsibilities?”

SELF-ishness will never work!

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!

VOTER FRAUD (or Defrauded?)

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Which is it – fraudulent or defrauded – democratic or democracy, and what’s the difference?

Just because “everybody” says it or seems to believe it – doesn’t mean that ‘group think’ will best enforce democracy, let alone represent those whose motive may be democratically aligned with ‘the party’ line.

In fact the ‘party line’ is often a manufactured belief to which others are asked to conform or to align for the perceived ‘good of the group’. Certainly one cannot express any opposition since that can be ‘career limiting’ and castigation may soon follow. At first it is just ‘politically incorrect’ then unpopular, then tyranny when everyone else has been ‘won over’.

Turns out that opposition may be exactly how democracy can survive – by those who raise counterpoints, are not ‘swayed’ by crowd noise, and that at least stop the lemming run for a moment of sanity. Instead, many often rush to do the WRONG thing, in small and even large groups. This is made clear in their book “SWAY” – by authors Ori and Rom Brafman who note these interesting observations on human nature, explaining why teams, companies, Congress, or even nations may not be democratic by nature.

Perhaps that explains why many seemingly intelligent folks democratically agreed to act in a way that created the crisis which some others saw coming. Perhaps since some are actually at fault, that explains why they want others to act quickly on some ‘bailout’ so that EVERYONE can then be seen as co-conspirators when THAT new solution becomes the next problem. Perhaps it explains why rather than ‘focusing ON’ the solution many are just ‘cussing AT’ each other. And perhaps it might help to have an explanation that even ‘Forrest Gump’ understands, as reported here:

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Mortgage Backed Securities are
…like boxes of chocolates.

“Key political figures” thought everyone was entitled to have some – even if they couldn’t afford them. So they funded some ‘nutty’ agency to organize community action groups and promote this giveaway idea. Lenders that refused to share their chocolates were noted as ‘politically incorrect’ and even more pressure was put on them – including some strong words from the Attorney General’s office.

To make the deal worse, some criminals on Wall Street stole a few chocolates from the boxes and “CHANGED” them for turds. Their criminal buddies at Standard & Poor rated these boxes AAA Investment Grade chocolates. These boxes were then sold all over the world to investors. The stolen chocolates were given to “key political figures” as ‘protection money’ so these criminals could continue unnoticed. Eventually somebody bites into a turd and discovers the crime.

Suddenly nobody trusts the American chocolates anymore. Chocolate values are starting to ‘stink’ everywhere – globally. Hank Paulson steps in and wants the American taxpayers to buy up and hold all these boxes of turd-infested chocolates for $700 billion dollars until the American market for chocolate returns to normal or all the turds can be found. Some other politicians are not sure about this but approved it because something sure needs to be done, and quick. The world’s key financial leaders all wonder what to do and why this was happening.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street criminals who stole all the good chocolates quit the business taking even more stolen chocolates with them. They aren’t being investigated, arrested, or indicted because the same “key political figures” are still in charge – and promising even greater ‘CHANGE’ – soon. And, they claim that the real problem is that they weren’t being regulated well enough to prevent this crime – and that we ALL need to share any blame.

Some in the press are accusing those who smell something of having a rotten attitude because they have their heads up their buts – even accusing them of being against sharing candy of any kind. They say that we’re too dumb to understand these complicated issues…

But Mama always said: ‘Turds can look just like chocolate, Forrest’.

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So if you find yourself frustrated by recent events and your inability to explain it to your colleagues or Congressmen, remember:

For those who understand,
no explanation is needed.

For those who do not understand,
no explanation is possible.

And when you get that most precious opportunity to vote, remember:

  • It is not whether you vote with the majority that may really count
  • You might be voting 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.

In DEMOCRACY – it’s your vote that counts,

in Feudalism – it’s your Count that VOTES.

…and that’s all there is to say about that…!

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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.

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!

Bookmark and Share

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.

Re:ACT Now!! (pronto or Tonto?)

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We need it real bad and real quick!..

…and we nearly got both of those – together in the 2008 bailout ‘package’.

Among other causes, the record confirms that well-intentioned individuals acted in concert to create or permit (and in many cases also personally benefit) from results that now suggest the need for other (and greater) ‘panic’. In some cases, those perpetrators may now (what, again?) be acting in concert or perhaps in a covert manner.

The KEY questions remain – as to what type response is actually needed NOW – and then what type punishment (if any) may be needed TOMORROW – for the original AND current perpetrators.

PANIC is the culmination of well-intentioned individuals gaining the emotional momentum to act together to create results that re-create the perceived need for other ‘urgent’ or panicked reactions, etc.

LEADERSHIP is the clarity of purpose and management of thought to create viable solutions and take well-reasoned action on behalf of EVERYONE.

Leadership looks like introspection and research – while panic looks more like a ‘war dance’ – loud, active, energizing, and entirely inconclusive.

None of the noise, warpaint, or feathers are impressive if there is still an imminent risk or shortage of some kind.

Here’s a little ‘tribal knowledge’ from back inside the ‘Tee Pee’:

– our scalps are at risk and we have no weapons

– our tribal loyalty will only last if we are well defended

So, here’s some Sharman ‘insight’ that just might work:

– listen to the scouts who know where the enemy ‘lies’

– look under the war-paint and see if each warrior is ‘trustworthy’

– make sure everyone lines up so they don’t wound each other

or worse yet – hurt US (again?).

War-paint on a two-faced traitor might be even worse…than lipstick on a pig…

Right – Kemo Sabe?

The answer to this financial crisis might not have to cost us our favorite beads – or require that we sell off our Manhattan island holdings (so to speak)…- at least according to Dave Ramsey.

And finally (speaking of ‘pork’) – CONSIDER THIS:

What would happen if Congress had to actually vote on each LINE ITEM ..instead of being allowed to insert bundled “pork” into every piece of legislation and then avoid any true ACCOUNTABILITY to us?

What if your grocer REQUIRED that you purchase a few “bad eggs” in each dozen…like Congress keeps doing with our legislation ‘packages‘…?

Aren’t we ENTITLED to know…who truly defends ALL OUR INTERESTS..

instead of secretly serving only their ‘political party’..?

NOTE: for “PC” and more honorable purposes – my apologies to any real patriots, tribes, Sharmans, warriors, or swine).

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How can we identify and then utilize common sense – 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!

Bookmark and Share

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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September 30, 2008 at 7:11 pm

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