It’s good to see those that believe in action

A view from the east along the Spokane River walkway in June of 2014

A view from the east along the Spokane River walkway in June of 2014

by Daniel Arthur J., August 5, 2014

The world needs serious, enthusiastic and compassionate politicians.

It was nice to be present at a gathering of local politicians on election night. These politicians really believe in their government’s potential to positively impact the lives of their constituents. They talk about education, transportation, healthcare, working together and generally how they can help create a better society. They hope to get elected. I think they should – especially when you compare them to the alternative.

I hope other people in the community will get involved in the political process. It is an opportunity for them to use their critical thinking ability for good. They won’t always be happy with how things are going. They will disagree with others at times. They will be better off, and so will I.

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Read, interact, think and create.

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I heard some good testimony tonight about making changes. I know many people that scoff at taking care of themselves. Our free enterprise system tends to send them down that path of self-destruction. I give a shout out to those that decide to use their critical thinking ability for good – even to better their own life. Eat well in a healthy way. Exercise with at least two rigorous workouts a week. Find a qualified coach to help. You and yours will be happy that you did.

Share in the glory

How does someone become involved in the improvement of everything? She can communicate what she knows, listen, watch, read, learn, take action and continue to communicate even as she improves her ideas for advancement. She can be very thoughtful and do her best to be sure her suggestions won’t do any harm. She can be sure to share the glory when improvements are recognized as she didn’t really do it herself. Many people are likely to have helped.

Seattle Badminton Club - Some of My Coach's Credentials

Seattle Badminton Club - Some of my coach's credentials

It is common in this day in age for people to take too much credit and too little blame for what occurs. It would be better for everyone to be as much involved as possible. Not only get involved in voting and campaigning, but get involved in creating the messages that create platforms and make changes for the better. The American people have been too indifferent and missing an important opportunity to make life better for now and the future.

It will not be easy to participate, and it will not be perfect participation. It will be amazing to the new participants how many people want a better life for America and the world. How many people want to go without healthcare or become bankrupt because of inadequate healthcare like exists now? How many want the violence and poverty the results from the war on drugs? Why not turn that around to regulate drugs and substantially eliminate the black market with its ever present corruption and violence? Why not be involved in forging the future of governance and free enterprise for next generations? Why not make life more stable, but full of wonderful challenges and opportunities for everyone?

Please get involved. It will help somehow.

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How can a supplier know if its goods or services are facing elastic (more competitive) or inelastic (less competitive) demand from consumers? It is something a supplier can find out fairly easily, if it is not know already. If prices are raised, will customers flow away at a greater rate causing a loss of total revenue or will only some customers stop purchasing leaving total revenue to rise? Sometimes this is worth testing, and sometimes it is better to make an educated guess.

How can a supplier attempt to influence the demand curve that it is facing? There are many ways. A common ethical practice is to improve marketing information to help customers understand that this is a better product than is otherwise known. It is necessary to inform customers that the products supplied are superior in warranty, composition, sustainability, greenness or whatever superior features are true. Is the product or service unique? Then, let the consumer know it.

I will do some research about creating a market for art, publications and other media this coming week, and I will begin trying to help artists, writers, and other content and media creators become more successful.

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Websites of the week:

Amnesty International
BBC Tech News
Register to Vote

Daniel A. Jones, February 19, 2012

Important Catastrophes

Upheaval Dome, Colorado Plateau, July, 2011

Upheaval Dome, Colorado Plateau, July, 2011

There are many people that are concerned with the end of the world or civilization, which could happen. It could happen at any time. It happens to individuals all the time. The world as we know it can change forever from comet or asteroid strikes, illness, war, global warming, ice age or many other ways. So called prophets warn of this constantly. What can we do? What should we do?

We should help people to live well. We should try to solve problems, and create safeguards to prevent and solutions for overcoming ordinary catastrophes like regime change, tsunamis, floods, famine and others. We need to survive by collaborating. There is no reason to enslave or oppress others. Solutions come from where they come from. It doesn’t help to get crazed, hurl bombs and harm others.

No, we should and must enjoy the diverse arts and culture that we have. We should help and educate the relatively less fortunate. We should continue to learn and share our knowledge to create more effective critical thinking. We need to clean and preserve our planet knowing that at any moment it can be destroyed.

As we work hard and play hard we will develop worthwhile plans and solutions for addressing even the worst of disasters so that we can continue to survive and thrive, if not in our current vessel through our descendants both in blood and intellectual. We can persevere to love another day or time. We will get the best results from helping everyone to participate as they best can and would like to do so.

We can hide, prepare for all kinds of scenarios, create emergency supplies and networks, grow food and continue to survive our cruel and beautiful world. We have all lost much, will lose more, but will also have great experiences. There are so many wonderful things to do and so many ways to help your fellow life. Don’t be a Scrooge. Use your great human qualities for good.

Daniel A. Jones, December 18, 2011