I wasn't sure on what to name this thread or where to put it, so I choose Philosophy as I think it fits! As it's my ideas on what could happen to
improve the world. Please tell me I'm crazy, it will or won't work, or that you think it would work better another way. Also please tell us all if
you have your own ideas on what could or should happen.
Here are a few of my thoughts.
Everyone is complaining about how the world is heading for a default in currency, due to the USA Dollar failing. We know this due to the millions out
of work, and jobs being lost to other countries. We also know this as the USA in so far in debt that the hope of it ever being repaid is becoming
more of a dream. No one seems to be looking at the real problems, or offering any kind of sane solutions. I have a few.
1. we need to strengthen the dollar and get America back working. I say, lets TAX imports to the country
. Lets raise them to a point where it
becomes unfeasible to import anything into the country. Lets try a 500% tax and raise it till no other country will import any longer.
This will force companies to manufacture at home. Force them to build and produce to the people who buy the products. Force them to create jobs, and
offer the products at an affordable price. Then you get the made in America stamp of approval as well.
Then lets lower the export tax down to almost nothing
. Lets say around 2%. Then you have these companies returning and building and
manufacturing. They will automatically start to export their goods to other countries. as long as the export tax is lower than another countries
import tax, then we got sales.
I know how reliant the USA is on big oil and other resources and I will get to that. The USA loves its imports of oil.
2. Everyone needs a place to live and the costs keep going up. Electric bills keep climbing, gas keeps going up, water, sewer, cable. What if I told
you we could end that reliance on almost all these things in a few short years. "what, no one can offer that" you say. Well here we go down the
We pass a law which states that "All new buildings have to operate on 110% free energy!
" That's right, all of them. Factories/high
rises/apartments/condos/businesses/houses/and even trailers. Imagine every new building being built like this. Your power and heat are free. why
use gas any more?
Every new building would also feed back 10% of it's energy creation back into the grid for others to use free. this would lower other peoples bills
as well, and also take away from the reliance of oil and gas. How you say........I'll get to that.
This is going to create MASSIVE amounts of jobs. people are going to need to be trained in solar and wind power and alternative types of energy. We
will also need specialized installers and architects. Lots of R&D into designs and implementations. Sure it will cost more initially for these
buildings. After a while it will just become the norm and like all good cost cutting people, the costs will go down over time.
After this has been implemented for a number of years and just when people are getting used to the way of things. That's when we implement that ALL
buildings need to be retrofitted or rebuilt in this way! We give a time table as well, like 5-10 years. After that, heavy fines for
The USA would be 110% energy efficient and selling it's excess power to others. This would also break open the automobile industry as free power
would be the norm. Everyone could fill up their cars on free energy, anywhere! Think about it. Why is this not being done already? This is what I
imagined when Obama offered Change to his people.......NOT what the USA actually got!
Still with me so far? Now I'm really gonna snap your mind into oblivion and beyond!
#3 We make "BLANK" LEGAL! We make it so legal in fact that we offer tax incentives to farmers that grow it. Essentially, if you grow it for factory
use, you do not pay taxes on it. This would revolutionize the world as we know it today. Also creating jobs, and sustainability of the farm land.
I'll explain, but am not going to get into the moral bullshyt debate on it.
It grows like a "blank" even in the harshest of conditions. Making it a perfect plant to grow for a full year, and then plow it under. This brings
back every nutrient and mineral your land needs to grow perfect crops in following years. you will want it to sit for a year vacant after the grow
and continue to work it.
It's also a plant where the fibers are better quality, and last longer. Perfect for foods as its a whole plant which offers many benefits to diet.
Perfect for cloths as the durability is better than anything we currently use. Perfect for paper/plastics/oil, and everything else. Perfect for
natural pain medication.
Think of what we could know about this plants usefulness if it didn't have the stigma that has been attached to it.
This plant alone is going to create millions of jobs and R&D and manufacturing. It's a shame it's not used to its full potential.
We all know it's misunderstood almost everywhere. I still stand by the fact that those who are gonna abuse it, are gonna abuse it, weather it's legal
So then, this is my little thread to the world! I would very much like to hear your thoughts on it. I know that it's not perfect, and will probably
not happen, due to the amount of brainwashing so many have been afflicted with. I just wanted to share and see what everyone else thinks.
What are some BIG things that you would like to see happen in this world?
edit on 17-4-2012 by theclutch because: BLANK extra DIV