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Cutting Funding Kills- Equal Money System Needed

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

So, just recently, in this article from CBS, two children died and four other children and four adults were hospitalized in either serious or critical condition from a house fire in Olney on Tuesday. And there is questioning going on as to whether these deaths are the result of Engine 61 being on a scheduled ‘brownout’, as that would have been the first engine to reach the scene. Another Engine took over, which according to Fire Department Lt. Mike Grant, “got there in good order”. However, Mike Kane from the Philadelphia Firefighters Union Local 22 said that Engine 61 could have been there in half the time. The scheduled brownouts are to help Philadelphia cut costs.

So here is one example of what happens when there is not the available money to effectively provide these services- people die. What’s it going to take, how many will have to die, before we will consider a system where we will be able to have these important services- and really it goes way beyond that, simply having funding for a fire department, there is many more dimensions even, as to why and how events like this happen, and people die as a result. It’s quite unfortunate.

And, in this article, the fire department in Wayne County in Michigan has to lay off some or possibly all of it’s fire fighters. And it’s likely they’ll have to lay off some of their police officers too.

We’d better get busy implementing a new system, because this one is failing, and people and children are dying as a result. It’s not because the labor isn’t there, we have the labor, people who’s willing and able to be the fire fighters and the police officers, but there is not enough money to facilitate these points- and money is just pieces of paper or values stored as information in a computer- so really, lets stop being fucking stupid- and give ourselves the money we need to facilitate our movement, so we can be effective here. Give money the value of life, wherein money only has value as a tool for life, wherein life is the value that gives money it’s ‘value’- so we can no longer be enslaved to pieces of paper! This is what the Equal Money System is about- a system which will actually support us to express ourselves here as who and what we really are. Investigate Equal Money.


Camden and Philadelphia Fire Forces Strapped for Cash- Don’t Catch Fire! and Support an Equal Money System

February 19, 2011 Leave a comment

In an article by The Inquirer called “Phila. firefighters to aid Camden in catastrophe”, it’s talking about how the city of Camden asked the city of Philadelphia for assistance, since Camden had to cut one third of it’s fire force.

There is already an agreement in place, since 2008, in which both cities have agreed to help each other in such an emergency as a terrorist attack or natural disaster.

So, they recently held a meeting in which they solidified the plan in place for Camden to be able to request assistance when all their other resources have been depleted, meaning South Jersey fire companies.

The union president of Philadelphia’s firefighters, Bill Gault, said he’d support Philadelphia firefighters going to Camden’s aide only in the case of an airplane flying into a building, because Philadelphia is “cut to the bone” and can’t afford to lend their firefighters. “New Jersey has to fix its problems, and Philadelphia needs to fix its problems,” Gault said. “We are underprotected.”

So, here is yet another example of the ineffectiveness of the current money system where it’s a lack of money, not a lack of labor, that we’re not able to provide sufficient fire protection. How many people will this affect? Will more people die due to lack of sufficient coverage? Obviously when you look at the situation, wherever you are living, you’d like to know that there is sufficient fire fighter coverage in case you find yourself in an emergency.

When you’re in an emergency situation, to have somebody show up to help you out- that is quite cool- and many in this world do not have that, and now even here in the states it’s slipping, finally the failures of the current system are encroaching ever closer and we are actually starting to feel the pinch of the system that has already caused so many to suffer, and still many suffer even right now, and it’ll only get worse until we finally address the situation, and correct it, so that we can have a system in which we are able to fully function, not a system where we can’t have enough firefighters, not because we lack resources, or labor, but because we lack money, which is just bits of paper or digital numbers on a screen. That is why the Equal Money System is proposed, so that money can be directed in ways that support us, rather than limit us, because that makes sense.

Another interesting point in the article, is how Philadelphia and Camden tested out a technical device that they got after 9/11, that allows them to communicate with each other despite being on different frequencies, allowing them to better communicate with each other to coordinate in emergencies. Having the ability to communicate with each other is a cool point to be effective in dealing with emergency situations.

In looking at what else is compatible between them, they found that Philadelphia’s hoses are not compatible with Camden’s hydrants! So, here is a point where it’d be cool to have a specific standard, so that you don’t have compatibility issues and can therefore make most efficient use of the equipment we have. Just one point to consider within the point of making products and tools that actually can last a long time.

More Immigration-Related Death, due to Lack of Equal Money System

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Here goes another incident, from the Inquirer, involving Immigration resulting in Death- Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were attacked by two ‘gunmen’. A Special Agent Jaime J.Zapata was wounded and died later Tuesday. The other agent was also wounded, shot in the arm and leg, and is in stable condition.

They were traveling down a highway in an armored car, when they were forced of the round and surrounded by more than 10 people.

In an Equal Money System, there will be no Immigration problems, thus we won’t have any Immigration agents- Special Agent Zapata did not have to die, if we had an Equal Money System- how many more people must die before we get the point?

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in response to this event, “Let me be clear: Any act of violence against our ICE personnel — or any DHS personnel — is an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety.”

This is really irrelevant and misleading. This only supports separation, making it an ‘Us vs. Them’, which only fuels the problem, and does nothing to practically solve it. The solution is obviously a system in which we don’t need to fight each other to try and have a decent life for ourself- the solution is an Equal Money System.

ICE Director John Morton said the “tragedy is a stark reminder of the risks confronted and the sacrifices made by our men and women every day.”

Not to mention the sacrifices of so many more that is suffering due to this current system. Which can all end by implementing a new system based on Equality.

Mexican officials released a statement on the shootings:

“Mexico’s government vigorously condemns this serious act of violence, and expresses its solidarity with the United States Government and the families of those attacked,” the statement read. “Federal authorities, in coordination with state cooperation, have an ongoing investigation to clarify what happened and bring to justice those responsible.”

In Fact, we are all Responsible, we all participate in this current system which leads to these Problems such as Immigration, therefore we are All Responsible to stand up and Change it. Support an Equal Money System– the longer you wait, the More DIE, maybe you’re next.

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