Friday, March 28, 2008

{∞} = The Present Day Reality of Inner World Peace

I wanted to make sure my next blog was the most amazing thought to think.
That's it in the subject field.
I apparently had to check it with one of my mentors, Joseph Crick, and he said that's pretty much it.
The idea is that heaven is the inclusion side of inclusion/exclusion. The observer of that is also the idea, they are the same idea.
Really, it's all the same idea.
The idea of Love.

Love of ones' self is as important (exactly so) as love of any Other. G(o)D, what have you. I'm going to have to point you back at Love. That's the thing that's already universally translated, but you've likely forgotten it already. There are somewhat different iterations of what people refer to as "Love", so it can be confusing at first.

Love is primarily first-person. That means it's experienced internally to verify. Ergo, you can't really share that exact same definition, ever. It's entirely subjective. What's important is that it's overwhelmingly and perfectly "good". That's right, Love is Good. Alright. All Night. Love is Good. Then, you can expand its definition to include what all things you think are good, but the first step is Love, the second step is Love is Good. The third step is Love is Good for Us. That's right, we're all Us. All us humans who can grok this in the first place. Figure it out for yourself first is our motto.

So Joe and I have been wracking our brains all our lives in search of the Ultimate Meaning. I'm not kidding, it's not cliche, it's the real deal. It makes us go crazy sometimes, makes us nauseous to see its opposite as well as itself. I had a conversation with him today that pretty much summed up the entire thing:


That's a definition of two other things, Love and Lonliness. Those are the opposites, not Love and Hate. Here's the secret: Love. It's been waiting for you to call, but you were always so busy.


We pick inclusion, we think inclusion is peace and it can only start with yourself.

World Peace

is a less than potent brand at the moment. But that's what we're talking about. We need to update it but have it be a more deep and more universal interpretation.

Since all interpretations are inherently subjective (because you are only you), we needed a phrase that did all of what we wanted and none of what we don't.

Here's the trick, some people might interject other meanings into "Love" because the translation itself from "English" to "Hmong" (if that's the name of the language as well as the cutlure) is somewhat already subjective. But in the end, that argument fell away as we agreed that it had already been agreed to by the major religions.

That's right, your religion said this to me. I'm not saying it's what each individual's religion says, but what the collective expression of those religious thoughts truly is embodied by. That's the secret again "Love".

It's not just a warm fuzzy thing, but you can bet your sweet behind that it's also plenty warm and fuzzy. Heck, it's the best thing you can think! Even from your babyhood, the first thought you had was "not other?" That's inclusion folks, you cried when people left you alone in your waste or you were hungry. The left alone was the main issue, the pain wasn't that bad.

It's an economic thing, that's what I'm saying. This is What Barack Obama Means. He isn't just a human, none of us are. But he in particular is saying only one thing: Love will save the world both spiritually and financially. If you are worried about the current interest rate from the Fed is, understand that that golden number is a DIRECT function of the presence of LOVE.

Barack is saying that if we actually, seriously, love one another like siblings, we'll all be alright and the world will actually be a measurably better place.

I think that G(o)D is saying that too, that's as much as you need to know about my belief in a higher power. Nothing more complicated than that. The details are not very important. Seriously, they are in fact, the Devil. The details mean that what you see isn't what you get. The big letters are a lie to bring you into the store, the little letters are the exceptions to the lie I told you, subsets of the lie, and part and parcel of the lie.

The Devil Ignores You. That's what I said. It doesn't respect you. It's always interrupting you. But the Devil Can Change. That's redemption, folks. Jesus-style. You can emulate Jesus by literally coming back to life. No need to actually die, he did that for you. Seriously, what if there was an actual homo-sapiens that lived around 2008 years ago and it said "I don't care if I die, actually, it's what G(o)D wants of me. I'm dying so nobody ever has to die again for Love". That's the biggest thing Jesus did. By that he also meant that the biggest idea Christ has is the same idea that Mohammed has. That's right, present tense, baby. It's all in the present tense.

Allah Hu'Akbar. Seriously, Hutchins, you don't have get rude about it. That's all the silent atheist majority has been saying. Atheist is not capitalized, btw. Back to our story: Present tense. G(o)D IS Great. Check it, that's present tense, folks. All your other defintions of G(o)D are useless if you can't tell me when G(o)D is great. Is, already Is. That's past, present and future tense, yo. Add those up and you get Present Tense.

That's right, G(o)D is Love. In the present tense, but we already talked about that. That is as they say "reality". Or to put it a different way...drumroll please...the Meaning Of Life. It's confusing at first. Could it be that easy?

Yep, it's that easy. We just make sure that Love is the opposite of lonliness and the world heals itself one at a time, individually in order to praise their version of G(o)D.

You heard me again, I said "version". This is my best idea, so you'll have to bear with me as I ramble. I'll go back to more traditional gadgetry soon, but this is my IdeaFirehose blog and I reserve the right to give this idea out globally, instantaneously, over light, to the glory of G(o)D. Yep, since you aren't inside me, you can't tell what I mean when I use that phrase so you'll have to have faith that I'm not in it to kill you and your family. That's lonliness, friend. There is only you and the other person whenever there's another person and your job is to save them not kill them. Wake up and save them, that's what Love is. That's what my religion tells me.

And as I mentioned, my religion is a hybrid. It's all of them combined. Average them out and that's me. I'm just interpreting all of them as truly as I can to myself first. My initial reaction was that each one's details support the overall thrust of Love. Call it what you will, but at some point we have to shake hands and finally admit that we are talking about the same feeling/verb/noun/meaning/expression of G(o)D. That's what Marley had been saying, Ghandi, MLK, JFK, Einstein too. That's what I said. If you go too far into the details looking for the opposite of Love you can get overly judgemental. Don't, this is all subjective.

It's the paradox thing, natch. One one hand, it's inside you and yours is fundamentally unique. On the other hand, everyone else has it and has it exactly the way you have it. That's the trick, remember that at the one deepest level beyond all the culture and victimization is a true perfect soul that says "Love" and I think that means G(o)D.

It means this on a material level as well. That's the gift of Native America, and pretty much as many Natives as you can shake a lulav at. All "pieces" of "all things" contain the Great Spirit. That Great Spirit freaking Loves You. The details are the pieces as well. It's fractal, siblings!

Anyhow, like I said, it has to be fully and 100% scientifically so. That's another red herring for us. The "scientific community" (whatever that really means)(non-sarcastically too) has to sign on before we go too much farther with this Peace thing. They need to make sure it doesn't completely ignore the laws of the physical world as we know them. If you can't bring that, peace is tough.

It has to be internal, as I mentioned, however, so there's the faith component for the science world. You actually have to have faith that there's a superstring universe, that Relativity is Real, and that we can verify reality pretty well.

It has to be gender-non-specific. For reals, this is another huge red herring. G(o)D is so big and excellent that it can be all things to all genders. That's not an optional point, by the way, and it carries it's corollary, that yours is exactly the same.
That's relativity, yo. Special Relativity. Philosophically Special Relativity. Allah is also Tao which is Nothing and is made of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That's not philosophy. That's reality, or as close as we can point to.

Will there every be a Single G(o)D? There always was, but you can only experience this single G(o)D personally. And this experience is overwhelmingly direct, Love Yourselves. Love each other. That's the verb, folks. It's only one, and it's the only one.

It's all here in black and white, just behind this posting is the Internet. Take a look, it's the Universal Communicator. Literally, you can Google the word Love and it will literally scour the planet's current networked communications over fibre optic cables for words that get triggered by the search and come to you with a web page or two. Let's give it a whirl right now, shall we?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Green job university

In Seattle we need these training facilities that get people ready to
hit the ground in green collar jobs. No brainer.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Our 100 people can sustain us

Think of your wedding, bar mitzvah, or other large reunion you attended. Now, think of your local coffee shop. Now, with the coffee shop, the people that show up every day are typically local, they can walk/bike/drive there in a few minutes. You don't need a lot of people to support a coffee shop, just a few dedicated folks who show up regularly, or a large number of people who show up less frequently. It's a numbers game.

Now, think of all the real estate agents you know. Think of all the massage therapists you know, the hair stylists, or even general contractors you know. They share the same pool of people, really. And that pool is pretty much capable of sustaining them if they are good at what they do.

I submit that if you are good at what you do and can convince your network of people that they need what you have to offer, you can support yourself.

I sold cars for 2 years and toward the end of that run I had a fairly steady stream of repeat or referral customers. In 2 more years I could likely sustain myself just on those customers rather than relying on the dealership's advertising or new customers off the street.

In time, with some targeted marketing and some realtime examples of your service or products, you should be able to get enough income from the people you know to be able to no longer rely on the people you don't to sustain you.

To that end, I would like to officially post my own services and ask that you, dear member of my 100 person team of sustainability, help me along in my right livelihood. In exchange for that help, I will help you with your right livelihood.

Me, I am an energy and sustainability consultant for homes, condos, and small businesses. I help people understand their living and working spaces as comprehensively as possible, and then I work with you to improve the energy efficiency of those spaces. I can help with lighting, appliances, internal air quality, energy usage and waste, water usage and waste, recycling, renewable energy projects and upgrades. If you need home energy consulting, let me know and I'll send you our survey and we'll put you on the calendar. If you know anyone else who needs the service, tell them about me and we'll get together and see if we're a good fit. It's a 30 minute free consultation.

My other service is Energy Efficient Car Consulting and Brokering. With my experience in the car sales world, I can help you navigate the choppy waters of car buying and selling with a focus on moving you toward the maximum fuel efficiency possible within your budget. I'm independent, I walk my talk, and I know both sides of the equation. If you are looking for a new energy-efficient car for yourself or know of a friend or family member that is, let me know. 3o minute free consultations as well.

There you go. From you, go ahead and post a similar paragraph-long explanation of what you do, or email me the same. I'll put it in my database and if I find someone looking for your service or product, I'll send them your way. I bet that if everyone did this same kind of direct offer of their product or service to their own network (and did so with vigor and intent), we'd also help the planet by keeping our money local and making our community stronger.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Indoor Baby Stroller

I want a small format baby stroller so I can walk around the house with my baby close to me but not have to hold her every minute of the walk. I don't want a sore back from my sling, either. It's about the size of a compact grocery cart (two tiered, found at Metropolitan Markets). An umbrella stroller might work, but it's not high enough and I can't look at her while we stroll. It should be around waist height. It could double as a walking device as baby grows. Baby boo yah!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Car buyer profile website

Instead of people doing all the shopping for cars, people log in
anonymously and build a profile of their needs in a new or used car.
Internet departments at dealerships can see the profile and bid for
their business.

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Human powered tiny fridge

Could be good for keeping ice packs frozen longer. Pump keeps cool air
moving through a coil, wicking away body heat. Flexible so it wraps
around leg or arm.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rentable Baby Diaper Digester

So, if you use green disposable diapers, there is very little you end up doing with them except send them to a landfill when they are, um, filled.

Enter the Rentable Baby Diaper Digester. Clearly there is a lot of stink going on, and that might mean enough methane to capture and make usable. The rentable contraption would let you put all your diapers in this big sealed bin where there would be a bacterial slurry at the bottom that would help eat the compostable diapers while off-gassing methane. The methane would be trapped and eventually compressed for off-site use. The diaper slurry would eventually become compost. Bonus points if you use the methane or compost on your own property.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

2 months of Ideas!

It's true, it's been 2 months of intense idea generation, with 250 total ideas collected. Some were mine, some were from friends and some were from my brainiac wife. I averaged over 4 ideas a day for those 2 months, and this was all done with the sleep of a new father!

My deep hope is that anyone who sees any of these ideas and is inspired to make them reality will do so, quickly. I posted these ideas so others could leverage them for themselves. I'd love a nod of credit for the inspiration, but as I consider these to be somewhat open source concepts, I cannot in good conscience dictate what will happen with the ideas once they are posted to the world. Take them and run!

My other hope is that people might eventually see idea generation as a good thing, in an of itself. People give me a lot of guff for coming up with ideas that I know I have very little chance or time to actually make real. This is my response, to simply continue to come up with more ideas and release them out into the world. Good ideas ( of which I can only claim a few) are NOT a dime a dozen. They are rare and they are worthy of recording at the very least. If they become actual objects or movements, so much the better, but it has to be okay for people to simply come up with them and share them. I'd have done it much sooner had there been more people who supported the concept of "ideas for ideas sake" earlier in my life. I won't dwell, as I am blessed with the internet and the money to afford its access.

But if you are out there with your own ideas, get them out of your head and into the world. Write a book, post a note, spraypaint a wall. I don't care how you do it, but get them out there. If you die with your ideas locked inside your mind, it's like letting the government get 60% of your inheritance instead of your kids! Give it all away before you're dead so you can enjoy the fruits of that labor. You'll be free to come up with more, and you might just enjoy the coming up with ideas as much as the capitalizing on them (or vainly trying!).

More to come, for sure, and thanks for reading thus far...



Thursday, March 6, 2008

what is federal government actually doing for me?

Things I know it does: negotiate with other federal governments, levy taxes, wage wars. What else? What can I see on my street that the feds have to do with? Do I really need a federal government? Would it be enough to just have a state or city government?

Love Banking

Just curious if we tallied up the love versus hate in terms of actions during the day if we'd come up with more love than hate. I think we would, and therefore it would be cool to see. Like how we theorize about the existence of a "relationship bank" from which you deposit and withdraw emotional support, but on a larger scale, a global scale. If you did something good or something good was done for you, make a deposit. If things went wrong for you that day, go ahead and make a withdrawal. Blog the item, rate the deposit and/or withdrawal values. I surmise we'd see much more love than hate, and we'd have a surplus of that love to spread around.

What things can a neighborhood share easily?

Not sure that my neighbors can actually share everything they own with me or I with them. A ladder, yes. A hot tub? not as easily. A pool in the summer is nice, but what about the liabilities? A snowblower, sure, but what about the upkeep and storage of the thing? The purchase in the first place? The current worth of the thing? Not so easily done than said, my socialist siblings. How can those things that we agree to share be shared? A check-out system? Is their an escrow situation that lets us buy neighborhood stuff? Does that then necessitate a neighborhood council of some sort to decide what gets bought? Would a bureaucracy like that be helpful or harmful? Argh!

What are the best question ideas?

This entry is that very thing, a question rather than an idea. It's just as valuable in terms of moving ideas forward as an idea, perhaps even moreso. A directed question leaves you wanting to know more, wanting to have input, wanting to answer. From here on out, these good questions will have the same weight as the ideas that purport to answer a question in the first place.

Business directory with teeth

Let's say I want to open up a nail salon. I don't, but let's just say. I'd want to know if there were other nail salons in the area, right? I could walk the beat, sure, but I also want to know if there *isn't* one in the area as well. What I want is a directory of what kind of stores are in a particular area, and if there is a gap in that service that I can fill or a surplus of that service that would make my job harder. Does the chamber of commerce do this? They should.


Golly this is a big idea. Not a new one by a long shot, but certainly worth repeating and expanding upon.Imagine if we had the means of local production for a great deal more of the things we use every day. What if we had direct access to recycled plastic, recycled glass, reused metal and wood and aluminum and other raw but sustainable materials.

Then, what if we also had our own means of power production in the
form of geothermal, wind, and solar electricity.What if we also had smaller and more democratic means to decide how our neighborhood was going to look and act? If we didn't have so many fingers in our local pies?

We'd have micro-federalism. That's what the older folks are really talking about when they refer to "the good old days" , not the 1950's. Take back your lives, take back your neighborhoods, your communities, your planet.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Crowd sourcing groceries

Safeway delivers, and should give me a discount if 5 more people in my
neighborhood get deliveries at the dame time.

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Virtual dj on iPhones

Up to Three different iPhones can work together to make a cool virtual
visual dj system. Preview the output on one, mix on the other two.
Zoom and pan, spin and blend using the touch screens.

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Multiple touch screen collaboration

Bring together 4 different touchscreen computers (or iPhones,
itouches, etc) and they can all connect into one larger canvas. Like
the way you can use a bunch of tv's together to make a big screen.

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My mobile office mates

A web 2.0 service that lets you know when a "colleague" is in the same
wifi cafe. Aware of itself and others like it, the app gives out your
virtual biz card and tells a bit about you and what you do while doing
out-of-office work. If you want some comraderie and perhaps some
collaboration, you can put up your flag and see who else is up for it.
Hell yeah, web 2.0!!!

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Non plastic recycled compostable coffee lids

SSIA. Its only going to work for an hour or so before it gets squishy,
but we need these. Made of highly compressed paper or cellulose.

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Nano belt battery charger

Your belt is in constant motion and flex. With concentrated nano fiber
kinetic battery charging technology, you'll be able to charge the
device nearby in your pocket. Tesla power transfer or bluetooth 2.0 to
send power wirelessly to the device.

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Danger Camp

In the face of all the crazy lawsuits and the wholesale mediocrity it
reinforces I suggest Danger Camp!

Firebuilding, tree climbing, you name it. Obviously its not supposed
to be truly dangerous, but to let kids get back to the fun stuff.

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