Part Five - Every Change is a Second Chance: Change does occur by chance, having a readiness for it, on the other hand, requires an eagerness to be fit for the job. Hitting a search engine with the phrase "Theory of Change," you get something like the mosaic below. My favorite is the Theory of … Continue reading Second Change
Smithsonian “Salute to the Wheel” Map of Mesopotamia (3500 B.C.) Introduction - System Changes: Revelatory, that is what it was revelatory. Not the amusing face of God kind, more exact. It started when Thunderbirds and Blue Angles in their F-16C/D Fighting Falcons and their F18C/D Hornet Fighters trimmed out to conduct aeronautic acrobatics covered the … Continue reading Systems
Part Three - The Box Gambit: The “rule” of this gambit is to connect all the dots with four straight lines by not allowing your pen/pencil to leave the surface of the page. Solving this graphic riddle will require some thinking, and trial and error to be accomplished. Try it four times. Good luck. Pen … Continue reading Box Gambits
Part One - Discoveries: System change builds on the psychology of transparency in human relationships. In this openness, we find friends to love and leaders to trust with our tithings and taxes. The chart illustrates a heuristic method for building awareness, trust, and confidence whenever, a “never doubt” group decides to change the world. It was … Continue reading Discovery
Part Four - Critical Thinking Pathways: Research into the idea of malfunctions requires the insight of the arts well ahead of the imaginable political strategies around which there is so much negative sensitivity. Expanding "our reality" through the eyes and experience of others is often too esoteric, and not goal-driven. Not to worry, there are … Continue reading Critical Thinking
Part Two - Introducing malfunctions: System changes occur in an environment of malfunction. Four were recently recommended to "The Albemarle Report" for exploration. They are developed only partially below. The response to the Great Recession of 2008 reveals errors compounded in the govern m ent sector response to the Pandemic of 2020. Both failed to … Continue reading Malfunction
Caduceus Erroneous? Geopolitical challenges such as a pandemic or the multiple impacts of climate change instruct the genius of humanity to bring about systemic change and to resist and reverse “them not us” policies and strategies. These are tests for leadership without national borders, that rage against the intolerant behaviors most likely to kill or … Continue reading Caduceus Erroneous?
City Council The New York City Council has 51 members with two-term limits of four years. The relationship between the city, the state and national government is complicated. A close examination of issues that confront the City Council Members should include those the state and federal government share. The focus here is on the eight … Continue reading Connect the Council
Connect Senate Members & CD9 NYS-63 Senators The relationship of constituents to the State Government's 63 members of the NY Senate can last a long time. They have two-year terms but there are no limits. This section seeks information that contributes to a better understanding of issues that confront our state representatives that share a portion of … Continue reading Connect Senate
Assembly Members NYS-151 Assembly MembersYou know where you live. Use the map and report your Assemblymember in the comment section below. Before selecting your Assemblymember within the Ninth Congressional District take a moment to review: Session Four "How to Sustain the Resistance Long Term" presented by New York Assemblyman and DNC Vice Chair, Michael Blake. … Continue reading Connect Assembly
Seven Community Districts share the geography, interests, needs, and concerns of the Ninth Congressional District. The map and links below seek participants. Engaging residents the relationship local to federal money in community development dates to the 1950s with the formation of Community Planning Councils. The most recent change in this practice occurred in 1989 when the … Continue reading Connect Community Districts
There are three school districts that share a portion of the Ninth Congressional District. How will changes in Federal and therefore state and city policy affect schools in these districts? The objective would be to identify parents, the primary self-interest group. There are not links (yet) to these constituents. The start of developing this idea … Continue reading Connect School Districts
Below all of the posts that have a category "urban politics," "CD 9," and 2020 Elections.
When confronted with an obvious untruth you need facts, that is of course if you haven't been talking with one of Paul Krugman's zombies, an excellent book by the way. Every voter has elevated emotional triggers because voting has changed from a handshake into an algorithm of who you are and what you think. The … Continue reading Need Facts?
I have an interest in working for Adem so I've moved the d-base driven map to a "view only" link. That means it will become more strategic than the digital toy it has been up to now. If any of you have skills in this area let me know and read more below. Doing more … Continue reading Election Districts
Two rules embedded in the culture of politics as sport say people get nothing without a "win," and second people must protect themselves and others from what they want. The inherent contradictions of these two rules in the context of this summary comes from tweets by the Social Policy People (SPP), the Tax Accountability People … Continue reading June 2019
Knows where it is. Long live Mother Jones. They know they cannot fix all of the new forms of corruption destroying American democracy, but they are going to give it a try. You already know this to be their honest work, so click here to make a tax-free donation to the Corruption Project. The goal … Continue reading Looking for Justice?
Jeff Goodell at Long Now Foundation Goodell is a journalist focused on energy systems and climate change. At the end of his talk Jeff Goodell was asked what he would do with $200 billion. His answer was surprising. He said he would spend it all on finding ways to improve the quality of political change … Continue reading Political Waters
Seth Agata, Executive Director JCOPE A modest step toward transparency began implementation in January 2019. Currently overseen by Seth Agata, Executive Director of the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), lobbyists in New York must disclose all the public officials they target. The purpose of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is … Continue reading The Wrench JCOPE
I call upon you to join this outfit and bring your expertise. I recently met some smart people from RepresentUS-NY who focus on the question of corruption in all its forms and seek to remove its occurrence with the aid of law enforcement and community activism. I want you to join them, get the emails … Continue reading Representanators
The data about the Ninth Congressional is very revealing, and worthy of spending the time to understand it by size, shape and its many places as defined by our representative to Congress. The Ninth CD is the only one that is all in Brooklyn go ahead drop me a line or comment below: email@example.com
A look at the last few years in NYS to go forward. "The examination of people that get swept-up in offering or receiving a corrupt benefit reminds me of the punchline in a joke describing a negotiating process. 'You and I have already decided what you are; now we’re just haggling about the price." The … Continue reading Corruption
"Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) improves democratic participation for three reasons. First, it feels ethical and principled; second; it reduces conflict through majority rule by supporting more choice. Third, RCV supports a politics of joy and civil argument. Finally, in a society that tends to leave the critical things unsaid, RCV is cheaper. It avoids the … Continue reading Ranking Leaders
https://youtu.be/TfQij4aQq1k The folks at Represent Us in local and state elections all over the United States present three major issues in Unbreaking America (above). Every once in a while people get their act so together that you know exactly why you have to do what you have to do. Watch it. In 2018 When Indivisible … Continue reading My Represent Us Story
"The tweets on April 1, 2019, from the think tank people (TTP), are unlikely to be taking advantage, but I'll leave that for you to judge. Many of the observation are through to the end of the month and new ones for 2020 are noted. I also recommend looking at the tweet rate as another … Continue reading April 2019/2020
"Global finance has expanded without accountability. Good news though, the attempts to take down journalism as an agent of facts is failing. A network is lining up like dots across a landscape of searches for truth. It is sustained with anger, vengeance, honor and integrity and it looks to me like two things. First, the … Continue reading Paradise and Panama Jitters
An Essay for Tweets from the Left The United States is composed of thousands of institutions and organizations drawn from the profound beliefs and principles of liberty outlined by The Founders. Since then the founding, the laws of protection for the growth of liberty and development of American principles have flourished. The continuous emergence of … Continue reading Need to Know List
"The Economist explains the role of think tanks as filling "the gap between academia and policy making." I made a list for tweet scan to get a sense of that gap. It ain't no gap - it's a chasm, no an abyss.The role of professional academic researchers move with the dedicated pace of a peer … Continue reading Think Tank People
"The Twitter feeds below are a random selection tied to a large set of “feeds” in the Tweet O-Rama - a large list of watchdog, housing, accountability, consumer, tax, vote protecting, public policy and business integrity people. I make them available to myself for a fast review of the times, sort of a personal am … Continue reading Tweet-O-Random
Dense Cities are Self-Renewing