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Forum Post: An easy step we can all take in an effort to create the better world we all seek

Posted 1 year ago on May 19, 2013, 10:45 a.m. EST by AlwaysWiIIBeAlwaysRight (-96)
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The biggest problem in the world is scarcity of foods and goods. Countries create wars because of this.

US is the world's top economy, but instead of investing money in researching ways to reach a non-scacity stage, which is essentially a type I civilization on the Kardashev scale, it invests most of its money in the military which is used to control scarcity. Exactly the opposite of what we should do in this stage of humanity. We are nearing a type I civilization with global communication (Internet), a possible one world currency (bitcoin), and the degradation of borders (EU - which used to be a bunch of countries that always fought wars just a few hundred years ago.) Some countries like Germany are wisely pushing solar power (they reached something like 27% solar power reliance).

In your daily lives, you should always push for solutions that bring about non-scarcity instead of promoting war machines that want to keep things the way they are. But how?

The simplest is to create your own garden. Grow foods that can regenerate themselves from their own seeds. Permaculture. If you make more cucumbers, then they are less scarce. You won't buy them at the supermarket, so the prices go down. Less demand, lower prices. It's also the best way to go against companies like Monsanto, and it saves gas from transports.

Another is to choose to study a field which helps us towards non-scarcity instead of one which doesn't. Don't enroll in the army, study how to sustain ecological systems, or how to create new forms of energy. Also push your friends and family members in this direction.

Another way is to advocate for small countries to develop their economies around this idea, instead of building up armies. Small countries don't need armies, since they couldn't defend themselves against big countries anyhow. If you're from a small country, or one which doesn't spend all its money on military, push your country to develop better energy sources and other ways to reach non-scarcity. There's a lot of money in this area.

We always bash the 1%, but there are millionaires who do great things with their money. I hate Bill Gates' computers, but he does help with his foundation. He's trying to eradicate some diseases. This is good. We need to be friends with these type of 1%ers with money and good hearts, and advocate for them to push for a non-scarcity society.

I just planted some cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers today. I'll plant more stuff soon. My goal is to stop buying food at the market, and give my extras to my neighbors who don't have much money. This might seem ridiculous, but creating more stuff leads us towards non-scarcity.

If you're in US, please try to push your government to lower its spending of your tax dollars on the war machine. This is so old school. You guys have so many good universities and resources, you should be pushing to advance the whole planet towards a type I civilization. You're paying taxes, you have a say. Go out in the streets and protest against your money being spent on more war mongering.

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20443) 1 year ago

It is not about scarcity. It is about the lack of willingness to share. "We Already Grow Enough Food For 10 Billion People -- and Still Can't End Hunger":

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-holt-gimenez/world-hunger_b_1463429.html

Hunger is caused by poverty and inequality, not scarcity.

[-] -1 points by AlwaysWiIIBeAlwaysRight (-96) 1 year ago

"We Already Grow Enough Food For 10 Billion People -- and Still Can't End Hunger":

We do grow enough food, but it's not distributed across the planet. Most is eaten by Americans. That's why they are so fat.

But, this discussion on scarcity is not just about hunger. It's about all the resources. Oil or other forms of power. Objects. Computers. All kinds of goods. You need oil or another type of power to move food around the planet. You need tools to plant crops where none grow. We want to be able to grow food all around the planet so that it is fresh when eaten, not full of preservatives because it had to cross the world.

Water is also another problem.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20443) 1 year ago

It is not really scarcity. It's hoarding and greed by those who happen to live where the resources are. People used to grow food all over the planet when subsistence economies were the norm. Capitalism changed all of that. A very good book on this matter is "The World and a Very Small Place in Africa" by Donald Wright.

And, do you have issues with old people?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

farm equipment changed that

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[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by UnFriendlyObserverC (20) 1 year ago

Excellent post.

[-] -1 points by RedShield (-1) 1 year ago

I agree. Clearly the author of this post possesses much wisdom and would surely support great ideas such as bridge to the ground.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Praising Ur self nowhere man? So Sad.

[-] -3 points by AlwaysWiIIBeAlwaysRight (-96) 1 year ago

Thanks. It's nice to see not everyone here is into mob attack.

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[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

You can always can your foods as well.

[-] 1 points by AlwaysWiIIBeAlwaysRight (-96) 1 year ago

Ya, but it's nice to eat fresh.

[-] 2 points by Renneye (3658) 1 year ago

That's great in the warmer months, but you'll need to jar fruit and veggies to take you through the winter, when you can't grow. The jarred items are great for barter for other foods or services in the winter as well.

Unless of course, you build a bio-dome so you can grow all year round. Surprisingly inexpensive to build, and can be built to any (backyard) size.

http://geodesicgreenhouse.org/geodesic-greenhouse-how-to-book-review

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

We always bash the 1%, but there are millionaires who do great things with their money. I hate Bill Gates' computers, but he does help with his foundation. He's trying to eradicate some diseases. This is good. We need to be friends with these type of 1%ers with money and good hearts, and advocate for them to push for a non-scarcity society.

Sure the Chinese wage slaves - U know - the sweatshop workers? Yeah I bet they just LUV Bill.

[-] -1 points by AlwaysWiIIBeAlwaysRight (-96) 1 year ago

I don't agree with how he ran Microsoft, but he is doing good things with his foundation. Sometimes it's good to give credit where credit is due. Being a disgruntled old man who always thinks negatively doesn't help the world. If you worry so much about the sweatshops, then don't buy computers. I bet part of your therapeutic bed were made in sweatshops, and your clothes also. Perhaps you should live naked in the forest.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

What? a right corrects a wrong? Umm no - the wrong continues - while the bastard tries to hide in false light.

[-] -1 points by Timex (-3) 1 year ago

Someone should scan his brain for traces of greed. Exhume Steve Jobs and do the same. And we should all stop using computer products made overseas.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Another sock to support U doing the twist? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAcr-S1LSw

How many socks U running today?

[-] -1 points by Timex (-3) 1 year ago

Just me baby. Just me.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

There is no such thing - U R a conglomeration of socks.

[-] -1 points by Timex (-3) 1 year ago

Nope. You're wrong. Never did understand the sock thing. What kind of loser cares about points?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

U apparently as U brought it up.

U use socks so that U can give support to Ur BS comments and Posts.

U R sad.

[-] -1 points by Timex (-3) 1 year ago

LOL! I've never received much support, going back to the feakzilla days. Guess I'm not very good at being a sock puppet.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Guess I'm not very good at being a sock puppet.

Nor at being a Shill

[-] -1 points by Timex (-3) 1 year ago

I blame the brain scans, but to be fair, it is a still maturing tech.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

idiot

[-] -1 points by Timex (-3) 1 year ago

I'll twinkle that!

So are you Mac or PC? You never said.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Stinky is the new twinkle, you didnt get the memo?

[-] -2 points by AlwaysWiIIBeAlwaysRight (-96) 1 year ago

I never said it corrected his wrongs. I said we should give him credit for his foundation. You can do that while still discrediting his work at Microsoft. He does help a lot of people and I care about that. It's good to focus on the positive sometimes. Being a disgruntled old man who always thinks negatively doesn't help the world.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27778) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Sure sure - give credit to those with a foundation - Wallmart gives to charity it also causes the need for charity , it does not give to charity what it withholds from it's employees. Corp(se)oRATions make sure to tell how they give to charity ( hey - ain't we gr8 ? ) while they are at the same time the reason for those charities to be needed.

Nope - Fail - Ur attempt at supporting GREEDY Corp(se)oRATions = FAIL