Organize (Arrange)

Here in Oakland, a legal framework for the local interest and growth in Cannabusiness went on the books in 2004. Arriving 8 years after the passage of the Compassionate Care Act (1996), passage of Measure Z by electorate vote eased the conflict between local law enforcement and medical marijuana providers (startups, by the way). First-time employers in the cannabis field will really benefit from reading Debby Goldsberry‘s … Continue reading Organize (Arrange)

Idea: Use and Sell Mortgage-Backed Securities to Protect, Ensure & Secure ROI (Return On Investment)

What I’m suggesting is like selling an insulated investment. A mortgage-backed security investing in small borrower instabilities could simultaneously scale down defaults with the instrument  AND over time in the borrower pool…. Peace. Emeryville, California February 10th 2017 P.S. I hope everyone’s Black History Month is going well…. ​​ Continue reading Idea: Use and Sell Mortgage-Backed Securities to Protect, Ensure & Secure ROI (Return On Investment)

Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder (Cleaning Up 3)

From a message I wrote today to Don Ramón: ” If i was gonna be POTUS, i would have created a job title to TRAIN and MAINTAIN a “Internet Sexual Content Reviewer”. Not just use technology to recognize & alert off ANY type of upload, especially Mobile, but start going through ALL OF IT, flagging the tapes or still images for consent or health ?s. … Continue reading Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder (Cleaning Up 3)

Empowerment, Dignity and Understanding (E-D-U) Ending Crime

An alternative in presenting this idea: Empowered/Educated And Dignified, Understanding People (‘EAD UP) To End Crime  ​ You’ll see National Geographic is compiling the genetic information for human genomic research. I, personally, believe we do not know enough about ourselves as humans yet to refuse to contribute “our information” to such a project. I, also, am certain, not everyone agrees with me. There are trust deficits aplenty for … Continue reading Empowerment, Dignity and Understanding (E-D-U) Ending Crime

VISION: Exercise Facilitating “How To Write Your Own Potent Self-Help Mantras”

The following idea is prefaced by this acknowledgement: I don’t believe in spending other people’s money… and time is money. I saw a documentary 2 years ago on a school called Greenwood, empowering young people through recital and delivery of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. [ Ed.: HIGHLY recommended- Ken Burns’ The Address ] For groups new to writing or to writing-as-therapy,  ( Examples:  returning or in-treatment … Continue reading VISION: Exercise Facilitating “How To Write Your Own Potent Self-Help Mantras”

#ConfrontingTheFact: We Sell Our Own Bodies Sometimes To Survive in America

This is a major issue, and connected to everything from the quality of education to the serious consideration of our worth as people in this nation. And in other people’s lands. As men and fathers, we need to acknowledge that American society really might be better off if no one’s daughter or son were selling their body for sex here. That there’s a great deal we … Continue reading #ConfrontingTheFact: We Sell Our Own Bodies Sometimes To Survive in America

Creating The Conditions For a “Newer, Better” “Normal”

​​ Images: Organic heirloom tomatoes at Berkeley Bowl on Oregon Street. Berkeley, California. October 9th 2016 by U.S., Alberto Rivera, for Parts Of How and Allthentic Records.    ” Newer, Better “ is a Carlito’s Way reference.  It is what it is. Continue reading Creating The Conditions For a “Newer, Better” “Normal”

“Find the people. Hit the books.”

The State of New York today launched a new program to build NY’s agricultural economy and the bridges between downstate and upstate New York. Please, leaders of states and regions-  if you think this sort of effort could succeed where you are- read this report. LINK: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FHTF_report_FINAL.pdf The report does not only outline plans of action before and after this program’s creation; inside, you can find the survey … Continue reading “Find the people. Hit the books.”