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~The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of

The World, As I, We, You May See It:
The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It
(Written In Response To The Open Government Idea Brainstorm, May 22, 2009)
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Ben Shannon

The Intro:
Each of us Human Beings live our lives day to day striving to maintain a level of balance, of general happiness. Events can seemingly come and go like changing seasons. Some of us are in a position to move,... more »

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(@gbtorsion)

Training and Development

The World, As I, We, You May See It: The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It (Written In Resp

The World, As I, We, You May See It:
The Strive For The Concept Of "Happiness" And How To Usefully Maintain It
(Written In Response To The Open Government Idea Brainstorm, May 22, 2009)
By
Ben Shannon

The Intro:
Each of us Human Beings live our lives day to day striving to maintain a level of balance, of general happiness. Events can seemingly come and go like changing seasons. Some of us are in a position to move,... more »

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Training and Development

Start capacity building early for public participation

Start as early as preschool or kindergarten with having people participate in governance through use of consultative process through Web 2.0 and in person. This can then continue throughout their schooling and lifetime. There are many web 2.0 systems out there that are already being used for learning and collaboration in the classroom yet I find that my freshman university students have no idea how to formulate and respond... more »

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(@kelly.berger)

Training and Development

Increase teacher pay and enhance recruiting to improve our education system

We all are aware of how poorly our nation is education our young people to have the skills needed to compete with emerging countries. Most kids do not attend college and many don't even finish high school. Why is that the case in a world where all the low-skilled jobs have moved over seas? I think it's because the government and media have not done a good job informing young people about the importance of education in... more »

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(@lenguahispana)

Training and Development

Teach participation and empathy for others by teaching true history

We have been engaged in 'nation destroying' with regard to other nations, and are quick to point a finger at others' so-called terrorist practices when they refuse to bend down and knuckle under. From our definition of 'all men are created equal' to include only White, properties males, with a certain religious persuasion, to our persecution of dissenters (although the Republic was founded on dissent), our invading the... more »

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30 votes
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(@robwheeler)

New Strategies and Techniques

Develop and Implement a National Strategy for Sustainability

I would suggest that the best way to strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness, while making government more transparent, participatory, and collaborative, would be for the Obama Administration to lead the American People in Developing and Implementing a National Strategy for Sustainability.

It is commonly recognized that those of us in the United States are not living sustainably today. With... more »

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(@info0010)

New Strategies and Techniques

Shifting decision making criteria from win/lose to ALL-win norms to build a world that works for all.

The win/lose approach to life which results in the well being of a few at the expense of the many is showing itself to be unworkable. Conflicts are escalating and environmental systems are breaking down.

The time is ripe to build an ALL-WIN world which works well for all, including our environment. The world has become interdependent and this means that it is in the interest of all of us to ensure that all people can... more »

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(@savannahhawkins)

New Strategies and Techniques

Alternative model to improve quality of decision making

An alternative model to improve quality of decision making is not an easy concept to put into words simply. I am constantly trying to improve my decision making in teaching situations, frequently because of inappropriate techniques / methods or misjudgment of thinking/learning styles; which cause me to seek out alternative solutions.

I have come across similar theories and creative change across borders probably similar... more »

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(@csipe0)

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New America

Use stimulus money to...
1. Create a comprehensive network of high speed rail lines in low atmosphere tubes for commuting and commercial use. This technology is faster, cheaper and more efficient than air, truck or ship travel and building it would provide jobs.
2. Rewire the US for 'the Grid' (the new internet created by CERN) to upgrade our communication and commerce network and, again, create jobs.
3. Rework the electrical... more »

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40 votes
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(@dwighthuth)

Public-Private Partnerships

Incentive to Recycle - Rebate

We all know the problem of our own trash, look at New Jersey and other communities that have to bear the burden of dealing with toxic dumps in their backyards. Here is my idea to get more people the recycle. Tax incentives would be given out to those that recycle. For the first year the taxpayer would receive a 5% rebate for recycling the whole year.For each year after the first year the incentive would increase by 1.55%... more »

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(@ucatchme)

New Strategies and Techniques

16 Year School System....

Instead of lenghtening the school year and class times,let children know they have college included in their journey threw education...Internet has children getting info. on demand,school system has to recognize that a boring class room well be emty and foster drop-outs...Teachers need the authority to get children that disrupt classes to remove them to non-teaching classes where their parents will ask why their child... more »

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(@nicholaspotter)

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Required personal finance education in high schools

Smarter consumers are smarter citizens. Given the number of problems related to people not understanding their finances that have spread exponentially over the past year, its in the government's best interest to make sure people know the best way to make their money work for them. Had this sort of program been in place, we might have avoided some of the current crises we now face.

First: Personal finance. From balancing... more »

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(@longshot9999)

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Copying our way to better school systems

Stop letting bad school systems experiment with reform. Make them imitate one of the more successful systems instead. Here's how it would work.

1. Define the demographic categories that will be applied to each school system. This would be things like the total population of students served, the relative economic status of those students, the transiency rate, ethnic mixture, etc...

2. After the demographic criteria... more »

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