Perform Random Acts of Facilitation

Written by Steve Davis


Perform Random Acts of Facilitation

If you happen to be a member of any kind of group that meets regularly, Iím calling you to play your part in savingrepparttar world from millions of wasted hours in boring, poorly facilitated meetings! Premise

Any participant in any group, at anytime, can commit a Random Act of Facilitation to clarify, focus, and increaserepparttar 113506 consciousness of any group. Many individuals, working independently will collectively create a healthier, sustainable future if they are willing to engage inrepparttar 113507 regular practice of Random Acts of Facilitation.

Please. Not another boring meeting!

Lets face it,repparttar 113508 vast majority of meetings being held this moment, and those thousands more that will be held inrepparttar 113509 next hour, and every hour thereafter, ad infinitum, will be boring as hell, and a poor use of time. Why? Because they aren't being effectively facilitated. Your average participant doesn't figure they need a facilitator to help run a routine meeting. Right? After all, we've all been to hundreds of meetings. It's no big thing to hold a stupid meeting. Is it?

No you're absolutely right. It's easy to hold a "Stupid" meeting. Unfortunately, that'srepparttar 113510 way most of them turn out. And it's because few of us seerepparttar 113511 importance of "meeting process." This is America by God! This isrepparttar 113512 land of opportunity, of production. We'rerepparttar 113513 land of independence. The land withrepparttar 113514 "can do" attitude. We know how to get things done here! That's absolutely correct. We are great at getting things done. We are masters at producing. Where we now need a little help is on "how" we get things done. On our people processes.

Joinrepparttar 113515 Random Acts of Facilitation Movement.

Each and everyone one of us who have sat through boring, non-productive, out of focus, "I'm wasting my time here" meetings can stop complaining and start doing something now!

I am calling on each and every one of you, no matter how low onrepparttar 113516 totem pole you might reside, to begin a personal campaign I'm calling, "Random acts of Facilitation." As a devotee of this movement, you are directed to begin asking questions aboutrepparttar 113517 meetings you're in. Questions that will invigorate and empower you and your peers. Here is your assignment, and I urge you to accept it:

- You will begin to see to it that a clear agenda is presented atrepparttar 113518 meeting. If it isn't, request that one be developed either inrepparttar 113519 moment or thatrepparttar 113520 meeting disband and reconvene at a later time until one is prepared.

Fair Tax for Free People

Written by Ed Howes


The absolute fairest tax on allrepparttar free people inrepparttar 113505 world is zero tax. Who doesrepparttar 113506 emperor tax, his own, orrepparttar 113507 stranger? If you are paying no taxes, you are free, for what that may be worth. When you pay tax, you are not free; you are someone's part time servant. You are incorporated in a system of exploitation and dominance through threat of force and force itself. You may be willing to kill or die in an effort to become free and be called patriot. You are likely deceiving yourself to say you are fighting and dying to remain free or to keep others free or to free others, for freedom is taxed byrepparttar 113508 freedom providers. The free man is commanded to serve those in corporate bondage. But he still may be called patriot by many.

In Islamic, Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, we are assured we owe a tax. In many cases it is a nominal 10% of increase. That is, if we invest a hundred dollars of savings in a venture for profit and we earn a thousand dollars total from that investment, we owe $90. However, Scripture encourages us to be more generous in our giving. The most important aspect of this system of public finance is that it limits public finance. The second most important thing is thatrepparttar 113509 taxpayer determines exactly what his tax will be used for, or at least who it will be used for. What a novel idea! The control of giving isrepparttar 113510 control of public service. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Many tithers of all faiths declare that benefits accrue torepparttar 113511 tither; benefits which can seldom be measured in dollars. Simple things like love, health and happiness.

Many tithers tithe to local need, city, state and national expense, even though they exercise little control over most of it, which isrepparttar 113512 crux ofrepparttar 113513 problem. Those who pay, relinquish all control ofrepparttar 113514 use ofrepparttar 113515 gift. Those who claim to be professional servants do all this hard work forrepparttar 113516 givers. The givers are now obliged to watchrepparttar 113517 people they are paying to watch out for us all. Ifrepparttar 113518 giver takes this responsibility seriously, she is double taxed in money and time. Way too much to pay forrepparttar 113519 service offered! Simply a bad bargain.

Many will ask how government will be financed if free people pay no tax. The answer is corporate tax. Consider that both government and corporations are artificial creations to accumulate capital and political power, which derives fromrepparttar 113520 people who support them. Corporations financerepparttar 113521 political candidates of their choosing. Governments insure corporate growth and reward supportive corporations through regulatory process. Everyone wins except those who are not artificial creations-the people to whom corporations and governments pander for validation and economic support.

Since corporate government has allrepparttar 113522 economic and political power, it is reasonable they should bear allrepparttar 113523 associated costs. A straight ten percent tax onrepparttar 113524 gross profits of every corporation that does business withinrepparttar 113525 United States is a reasonable expense forrepparttar 113526 maintenance and growth ofrepparttar 113527 existing power structure. It handicaps neither foreign nor domestic corporations. The corporation that cannot afford ten percent in support of its competitive advantage over individuals and unincorporated partnerships deserves to fail. It is wasting a golden profit opportunity.

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