Cascadia Commons

The vision of Cascadia Commons is to foster a thriving, regional community that is economically prosperous and in harmony with the natural environment. To make this vision a reality, Cascadia Commons helps to develop and support a network of Lodges, cooperatives and programs that address the unique social, economic and environmental challenges of the Cascadia Bioregion.

Members of Cascadia Commons share a Common Bond in seeking solutions to maintain a local and bio-regional balance. We promote an organizational philosophy where Members connect to the place in which they live, finding ways to interact with its surrounding web of life. We embrace bioregional and deep ecology principles that preserve, protect, and restore the local social, natural and economic environment.


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Friday, October 27

Wednesday, October 18

  • 8:11am
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    Treat People as Citizens
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    TREAT PEOPLE AS CITIZENS =====================================================
     
     
     
    - How a generation of political thinkers has underestimated the abilities of ordinary people and undermined democracy
     
    - How a generation of political thinkers has underestimated the abilities of ordinary people and undermined democracy
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    Aeon Article Link [1]
     
    Aeon Article Link [1]
     
     
     
    [1] https://aeon.co/essays/why-rule-by-the-people-is-better-than-rule-by-the-experts?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c07b9d116d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-c07b9d116d-68687973
     
    [1] https://aeon.co/essays/why-rule-by-the-people-is-better-than-rule-by-the-experts?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c07b9d116d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-c07b9d116d-68687973
     
     
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  • 8:09am

    Treat People as Citizens



    - How a generation of political thinkers has underestimated the abilities of ordinary people and undermined democracy



    Aeon Article Link

Sunday, October 1

  • 12:56am
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    Changes to Body
     
    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.9 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights, FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
     
    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.9 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights, FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
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    Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined. As written, it has a 'peer-to-peer' rights extension requirement of every citizen and public or private corporations, not simply a reservation of Rights against State power. .Suggested Additions:
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    OK - Why? This is WHY:It has come to my attention that the Koch Brothers are making moves toward a Constitutional Convention (They are 4 state house votes away from this goal). If this happens our Bill of Rights will be dissolved. So, if this happens I want to be johnny-on-the-spot with an even more all-encompassing set of rights for the citizens. I've done my level best to compile a set of rights that is all inclusive, including the rights of nature, and leaves no one behind. So, if we lose our Bill of Rights, or the Pacific Northwest, sensing a new aristocracy, decides to leave the Union - again, I want to lobby for the most liberal of rights possible.Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined. As written, it has a 'peer-to-peer' rights extension requirement of every citizen and public or private corporations, not simply a reservation of Rights against State power. .Suggested Additions:
     
    The Right of an Person to humanely terminate their own life shall not be infringed.
     
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Friday, September 29

  • 3:10pm
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    Conqueror's Curse:
     
    Conqueror's Curse:
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    A condition where a conquering tribe or group dehumanizes themselves and commits horrific atrocities in order to acquire or wrest territory or resources from an existing group. Then, in order to make what the conquering group did seem normalized or 'virtuous', that group engages in deep mind fuckery, and historical revisionism, as well as engage in delusions of superiority. Descendants inherit this pathology and may get defensive or play games with the truth. However, this act of self-deception then in turn sows the seeds of narcissism, delusional thinking, magical thinking, and other dysfunctions of judgment such that it plants the seeds of the conquering group's downfall. The rest that follows is simply a matter of time.
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    A condition where a conquering tribe or group dehumanizes themselves and commits horrific atrocities in order to acquire or wrest territory or resources from an existing group. Then, in order to make what the conquering group did seem normalized or 'virtuous', that group engages in deep mind trickery, and historical revisionism, as well as engage in delusions of superiority. Descendants inherit this pathology and may get defensive or play games with the truth. However, this act of self-deception then in turn sows the seeds of narcissism, delusional thinking, magical thinking, and other dysfunctions of judgment such that it plants the seeds of the conquering group's downfall. The rest that follows is simply a matter of time.
     
    Cases in Point: White people in America, & The State of Israel
     
    Cases in Point: White people in America, & The State of Israel
     
     
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  • 3:06pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.

Thursday, September 28

  • 6:47pm
    Changes to Body
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    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.7 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights, FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
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    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.8 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights, FDR's 2nd Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
     
    Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined. As written, it has a 'peer-to-peer' rights extension requirement of every citizen and public or private corporations, not simply a reservation of Rights against State power. .Suggested Additions:
     
    Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined. As written, it has a 'peer-to-peer' rights extension requirement of every citizen and public or private corporations, not simply a reservation of Rights against State power. .Suggested Additions:
     
    The Right of an Person to humanely terminate their own life shall not be infringed.
     
    The Right of an Person to humanely terminate their own life shall not be infringed.
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  • 5:08pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.

Wednesday, September 27

  • 7:11pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.
  • 6:34pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.
  • 6:08pm
    Changes to Body
     
    Definition of Reciprocal Rights:
     
    Definition of Reciprocal Rights:
     
    1. The term “Everyone” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: all beings in possession of conscience and reason and natural empathy to include the mentally impaired and to specifically exclude corporations or other legal fictions.
     
    1. The term “Everyone” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: all beings in possession of conscience and reason and natural empathy to include the mentally impaired and to specifically exclude corporations or other legal fictions.
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    The term “State” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: the national or plurinational or regional or local government and its jurisdictions where this Definition is enacted.
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    The term “State” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: the national or plurinational or regional or local government and its jurisdictions.
     
    The term "Mother Earth" is defined as: a dynamic living system comprising an indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny. Mother Earth is considered sacred, from the worldviews of State and peasant indigenous peoples.
     
    The term "Mother Earth" is defined as: a dynamic living system comprising an indivisible community of all living systems and living organisms, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share a common destiny. Mother Earth is considered sacred, from the worldviews of State and peasant indigenous peoples.
     
    The term "Living Systems" is defined as: complex and dynamic communities of plants, animals, microorganisms and other beings and their environment, where human communities and the rest of nature interact as a functional unit under the influence of climatic, physiographic,...
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  • 5:53pm
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Tuesday, September 26

  • 9:00pm

    Conqueror's Curse:

    A condition where a conquering tribe or group dehumanizes themselves and commits horrific atrocities in order to acquire or wrest territory or resources from an existing group. Then, in order to make what the conquering group did seem normalized or 'virtuous', that group engages in deep mind trickery, and historical revisionism, as well as engage in delusions of superiority. Descendants inherit this pathology and may get defensive or play games with the truth. However, this act of self-deception then in turn sows the seeds of narcissism, delusional thinking, magical thinking, and other dysfunctions of judgment such that it plants the seeds of the conquering group's downfall. The rest that follows is simply a matter of time.

    Cases in Point: White people in America, & The State of Israel

Monday, September 25

  • 1:07am
    Changes to Body
     
    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.4 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
     
    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.4 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
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    Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined. As written, it has a 'peer-to-peer' rights extension requirement of every citizen and public or private corporations, not simply a reservation of Rights against State power. ..
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    Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined. As written, it has a 'peer-to-peer' rights extension requirement of every citizen and public or private corporations, not simply a reservation of Rights against State power. .Suggested Additions:
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    The Right of an Person to humanely terminate their own life shall not be infringed.
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    There shall be no death penalty.
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    Definition of Reciprocal Rights:
     
    Definition of Reciprocal...
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  • 12:36am
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.

Sunday, September 24

  • 11:58pm
    Changes to Body
     
    7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
     
    7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
     
    8. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
     
    8. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
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    9. (1) The State shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Religious organizations shall be prohibited from using public resources for their activities. Religious organizations that participate in the political process, shall be taxed at the for profit standard rate of taxation. (2) Everyone has the right of free expression and speech including but not limited to the freedom of the press and the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably assemble and the right to petition the State for redress of grievance. (3) No one may be compelled to join an association.
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    9. (1) The State shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Religious organizations shall be prohibited from using public resources for their activities. Religious organizations that participate in the political process, shall be taxed at the for profit standard rate of taxation. (2) Everyone has the right of free expression and speech including but not limited to the freedom of the press and the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably assemble and the right to petition the State for redress of grievance. (3) No one may be compelled to join an association. (4) Financial or monetary instruments or compensation in any form shall not be considered free expression or speech.
     
    10. Everyone has the Right to bear firearms for the purposes of hunting wildlife, self defense, and/or the defense of property except where an individual or group's mental state or personality defects, thus armed, poses an undue threat of harm to themselves or others. Accordingly, the mentally...
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  • 4:44pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.
  • 4:28pm
    Changes to Body
     
    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.3 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
     
    Reciprocal Rights Version 2.3 (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Human Rights, and the Bolivian Mother Earth Law)
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    Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined.
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    Summary & Premise: I use the term "Reciprocal" with respect to this document of Rights because I envisioned a set of laws where every Right you claim for yourself you are required to extend that Right to all others - including Nature. I claim them all and extend them all to Everyone as defined. As written, it has a 'peer-to-peer' rights extention requriement of every citizen and public or private corporations, not simply a reservation of Rights against State power. ..
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    Definition of Reciprocal Rights:
     
    Definition of Reciprocal Rights:
     
    1. The term “Everyone” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: all beings in possession of conscience and reason and natural empathy to include the mentally impaired and to specifically exclude corporations or other legal fictions.
     
    1. The term “Everyone” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: all beings in possession of conscience and reason and natural empathy to include the mentally impaired and to specifically exclude corporations or other legal fictions.
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  • 4:21pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.
  • 4:16pm
    Changes to Body
     
    7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
     
    7. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
     
    8. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
     
    8. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
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    9. (1) The State shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. (2) Everyone has the right of free expression and speech including but not limited to the freedom of the press and the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably assemble and the right to petition the State for redress of grievance. (3) No one may be compelled to join an association.
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    9. (1) The State shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Religions shall be prohibited from using public resources for their activities. Religions that participate in political activities shall be taxed. (2) Everyone has the right of free expression and speech including but not limited to the freedom of the press and the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably assemble and the right to petition the State for redress of grievance. (3) No one may be compelled to join an association.
     
    10. Everyone has the Right to bear firearms for the purposes of hunting wildlife, self defense, and/or the defense of property except where an individual or group's mental state or personality defects, thus armed, poses an undue threat of harm to themselves or others. Accordingly, the mentally unstable, extreme narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths, or persons disposed to abusive or bullying behavior shall be prohibited from obtaining firearms under any circumstances.
     
    10. Everyone has the Right to bear firearms for the purposes of hunting wildlife, self defense, and/or the defense of property except where an individual or group's mental state or...
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