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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Monday, January 1

Friday, December 29 2017

  • 9:00pm

    Lets liberate ALL of us from the boxes society puts upon us, not create 7 Billion boxes - one for each of us.

    From the article:


    "So if you want to call yourself a genderqueer femme presenting demigirl, you go for it. Express that identity however you like. Have fun with it. A problem emerges only when you start making political claims on the basis of that label – when you start demanding that others call themselves cisgender, because you require there to be a bunch of conventional binary cis people for you to define yourself against; and when you insist that these cis people have structural advantage and political privilege over you, because they are socially read as the conformist binary people, while nobody really understands just how complex and luminous and multifaceted and unique your gender identity is. To call yourself non-binary or genderfluid while demanding that others call themselves cisgender is to insist that the vast majority of humans must stay in their boxes, because you identify as boxless.

    The solution is not to reify gender by insisting on ever more gender categories that define the complexity of human personality in rigid and essentialist ways. The solution is to abolish gender altogether. We do not need gender. We would be better off without it. Gender as a hierarchy with two positions operates to naturalise and perpetuate the subordination of female people to male people, and constrains the development of individuals of both sexes. Reconceiving of gender as an identity spectrum represents no improvement.

    You do not need to have a deep, internal, essential experience of gender to be free to dress how you like, behave how you like, work how you like, love who you like. You do not need to show that your personality is feminine for it to be acceptable for you to enjoy cosmetics, cookery and crafting. You do not need to be genderqueer to queer gender. The solution to an oppressive system that puts people into pink and blue boxes is not to create more and more boxes that are any colour but blue or pink. The solution is to tear down the boxes altogether."

    See Full Article Here

Saturday, December 2 2017

Saturday, November 25 2017

  • 5:45am
    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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    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:
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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 6 state house votes away from this goal at 28 states: 34 states needed). 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...
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Friday, October 27 2017

Wednesday, October 18 2017

  • 8:11am
    Changes to Body
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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 2017

  • 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 2017

  • 3:10pm
    Changes to Body
     
    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 2017

  • 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 2017

  • 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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