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Managing panic and how people react in a crisis

What surprised me most about how people react in a crisis is who they become.



First, they preserve themselves.



Then, they seek group preservation.



Then, they try to place blame.



Then, they seek Justice.



Finally, they renormalize.



I see this lately with people trying to get justice from Goldman Sachs and those who asked for a bailout and participated in the huge financial crisis that we are…
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Added by Mazarine on April 30, 2010 at 12:13am — No Comments

What I will have to pass on.



What I will have to pass on.

I've thought a lot about this recently, because I have had the time to pause and reflect about my life thus far. What kind of legacy do I want to leave? What do I want to pass on, knowledge to the younger generation?



As far as I…

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Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 11:49pm — 7 Comments

Sustainable cities, easy as one-two-three!



Here's how we can have urban resiliency.

1. Everyone, get on your bike.

2. Everyone have a backyard garden.

3. Everyone get a cistern for your runoff, so you can have access to clean water.

4. Everyone, if you know someone who would…

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Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 11:38pm — 4 Comments

The future of currency-Helping people all over the world

I imagine a day when our system of exchange will be based on the good that nonprofits actually do. I imagine a day when a woman in the Congo who is helping the women in her town recover from rape can get a $100,000 grant from a billionaire in New York.



I imagine the day when our barriers will be broken down enough so that anyone who applies for a grant…

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Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 10:52pm — 5 Comments

Money Action

Here's how I started participating in the new economy.



I became a part of freecycle. I surf the Craigslist free section.



I am on couchsurfing and I help people travel for free instead of putting money into big hotel chains. I also get to use the couchsurfing network wherever I go as well.



I have moved my money from the big banks to a

small

credit union.



I have decided to buy a plot of… Continue

Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 6:02pm — No Comments

A new system of exchange

Here's how I learned about where I want my money to go.



I met a woman who is only using barter as her means of exchange for her speaking engagement business last year.



Huffpost started the Move Your Money campaign, and I emailed them and asked them, based on your circ**stantial evidence, how much money do you think has been moved out of the big banks? And they said, "At least $5 Million dollars, and that is a conservative estimate." This made me happy. I do…
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Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Empowering women: I am doing it with WildWomanFundraising.com

Empowering women is what I want to do. It's the reason I wrote a comic called "Psycho Bird." It's the reason I majored in Gender Studies. It's the reason that I write, every day.



I am very proud of the fact that I have written a book to help women and people of color learn how to fundraise and lead nonprofit organizations. Empowering women is one of my life goals. I am building an audience for this book by blogging at…
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Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 6:15am — 1 Comment

Water crisis: Austin has an ancient sewer system and water shortages!

Where I live, in Austin Texas, we have a water crisis. We shouldn't have this crisis, because we get as much rain as Portland Oregon, and if people all had downspout water cistern collection, every house could have its own water supply.



When I own my own house, I will collect water this way.



I have already taken action to help clean water, by working with yayasan emmanuel in jakarta, Indonesia, and helping people in Jakarta's…
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Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 6:05am — No Comments

Local Food Crisis in Austin Texas

In Austin the big stores, Walmart, Randalls/Safeway and HEB have cornered the grocery market

We also have high end stores like wh*** Foods, Natural Grocery and Sun harvest. Food prices increased by a whopping 20% in april 2010, the biggest leap since 1984.



I see people sifting through the bulk food aisle because they're barely getting by on their social security and welfare payments and unemployment.



I see long lines at the drivethroughs for fast food, and smell the rank… Continue

Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 5:45am — No Comments

Power Shift: Ride a bike. Solar Shower.

I got rid of my car in October 2009. Ever since then I have been living carfree and biking. My roommate has a car, but I use it only rarely. Whenever I can, I bike to meetings, to conferences, to the store, to the farmer's market. Today we went on a bikeride for fun.



It makes me happy that I don't have to pay for gas or car insurance anymore, though of course I give…
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Added by Mazarine on April 29, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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