Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

#28 Elimination of Property taxes

If a land owner is a current or retired member of the military. They need not pay any property taxes. Current members include state reserves as well as active military. They also include police. They do not include, by themselves, fire fighters or civil servants unless they are part of the reserves. In simple terms your task includes being shot at or shooting others you do not pay taxes. If you support these people directly in military service you also do not pay taxes.

In addition, if you are a producer, that is to say if you produce more on your land then consume you also do not pay taxes. Self-sufficient households do not pay taxes.

The short fall of government funds reduced by the elimination of property taxes, would be made up by sales and sin taxes. 

Some refinement of this base idea is needed.

Monday, March 23, 2015

# 27 Meet Michael Rowley

This should have been post #1

Mike Rowley is very excited to start another year as Senior Primary Support Consultant at Allscripts. He grew up in the Essex Junction attending Hiawatha Elementary School, and then attended Browns River Middle School, and Mount Mansfield Union High School . Rowley went on to attend the U.S. Infantry School and serve for 3 years as an Infantry Team Leader in the 7th Division. He then returned to Vermont where he managed a local McDonalds and became Assistant Marketing Director. He then purchased and operating a small apartment building. Following a lifelong interest in I.T. he became a Unix Operator at the Chittenden, now Peoples Bank. While working full time, he also reignited his education in computer science. After receiving an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Science from the Community College of Vermont, he joined Allscripts. He then continued his education at Champlain College. Receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Mr. Rowley is entering his 8th year as a Primary Support Consultant supporting the Touch works Electronic Health Records. System Administrators, Database Administrators, Medical Transcriptionists, Medical Records Technicians, Nurses, Doctors, and Healthcare Administrators.

Away from work, Mike loves spending time with his wife, Kim, and there many cats. He enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, gardening, playing guitar, and swimming and is a lifelong learner.

Mr. Rowley can be reached by email at

# 26 Billions, and billions of hamburgers.

 We are told that we made or we sold as much of this object that if we lined them up end to end, they would encircle the globe three times, or 11 times, or 1000 times. Yet, we do not have one single interstate highway encircling any land mass from coast to coast on any continent but North America.

Granted these claims are imagined, they are abstract ideas. No-one has lined up a billion, billion hamburgers to actually encircle the globe. They are concepts of the mind. Lining up a billion, billion hamburgers, even if they could be cooked and distributed, would take the effort of hundreds of thousands of people, countless trucks, an undefined amount of restaurants, and the production of even more farms, and food processors. I could calculate what would be needed, but I won’t at this time.

My point is, encircling the globe with hamburgers can be calculated. We could determine to a gram how much hamburger would be needed, how many buns, how many of all the requirements.

With this in mind, we can equally, or should be able to, calculate the exact requirements to build an interstate highway from the Coast of China to the Coast of France. The only question is why are we not doing so? We know the value of an interstate highways system. One only need to read about or visit the United States to know how successful they have been.

I could argue that this is a pro-growth plan. It would employee thousands if not millions of people. The businesses and cities that would grow up around the entrances and exits would be a reason in themselves.

There for, let’s do the planning of requirements. It’s much more fruitful then lining up a billion, billion hamburgers.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

# 25 Strict Licenses for Owners of Properties that contain humans

We need to enact laws that promote a national standard for rental properties. Specifically smaller owners of properties where the income margin from the properties are not sufficient to live healthy, and keep them in perpetual debt or near the margin of debt.

This applies to all businesses, and people.

The Freedom from want must be proactive in such a way that it prevents life on the margin of sustainability.  To illustrate, a owner has sells goods or services, but the margin of income keeps them at or near the poverty line, and any unforeseen event causes them to need to compromise the integrity of standards and/or pay for the event by taking out debts or cutting into sustenance level budgets.

Sustenance level budget is the base cost of human maintenance. In other words, food, water, milk, juice, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. The cost of living. Home payments, heat or cooling payments, electricity. No luxury or sin tax goods and services.

The reason for this is that a wealthy person, with little or no cash flow, and entrapped by society (retired, unable, untrained to work, etc.), is in fact a poor person. You can be wealthy, but not rich. Historically a person like this would be called the lessor nobility. Far removed from the king and queen, living on property, and reliant on rental income. These people are the bane of the tenant, as they never have the means to improve the property. They also feel that tenants are the bane of there existence, blaming the lack of income on the tenants inability to pay. The slightest damage to the property, with the slightest cost of repair becomes a huge problem for both tenant and property owner.

To prevent this, standards must propagated that prevent these situations. One idea would be to have a professional license be required and maintained in order to rent property. The license would be revoked if the standards were not met. For example, smaller units would require another source of income to the property owner, Smaller unit owners must have a limited time where they must grow the business or give up the right of rental to a professional rental agent(cy). Professional rental agencies would have to have stricter license and standards that protect the tenant, the property owner, the city, region, district, insurance agent(cies) and themselves. The rental agencies would have to meet codes and improve/upgrade properties. The government could provide grants to them to provide upgrades where the owner could not afford to do so. The better the property the more the Rental Agent would pay for it to the owner, and charge to the tenant.

This is needed because, much like insurance companies, smaller owners do not have the coverage or clients needed to cover for losses. The Rental Agency would bridge the gap between private property owners, and large development Rental/property owners.

An after thought to this is that we require special bus licenses for drivers of buses that are intended to save the passengers life's. Why are we not considering landlords to also be the 'drivers' of tenant 'passengers'?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

# 24 - 23 VSA 1075. Passing school bus

23 VSA 1075. Passing school bus

(a) The operator of a motor vehicle, including authorized emergency vehicles under section 1015 of this title, upon meeting or overtaking a vehicle marked and equipped as provided in section 1283 of this title which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging public or private school children shall stop his or her vehicle immediately and shall keep it stationary while the flashing red signal lights are in operation.

(b) The driver of a vehicle need not stop upon a highway with separate roadways upon meeting or overtaking a school bus which is on a different roadway, or upon a controlled access highway where the school bus is stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to the highway at a point where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.

Amend or add as follows

The School District or Bus Company vehicle marked and equipped as provided in section 1283 of this title which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging public or private school children must position the stops such that 1) The least potential of harm is maximized. 2) that maximum safety is provided by moving the stop off a state highway that has a daily commuter traffic level above 5000. 3) the least amount of traffic is affected by the stop in order to minimize the effect of any potential violations of 23 VSA 1075 (b)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

# 23 Police Violence

Only non-lethal weapons should be used by internal police forces.

The only argument I have heard is that they, non-lethal weapons, can be lethal also. Which is true. Never the less, they are much less lethal then lethal weapons. 100% chance of death by a lethal weapon, vs. 1% chance of death by a non-lethal weapon. If asked which one would you choose to be shot at you? 

I don’t have metrics on deaths by non-lethal or lethal weapons.  But, a chance of 50% lethality or less, from a non-lethal weapons, versa 50% or more lethality, from lethal weapons means lives saved!

For the military and intelligence operations where one side only has lethal weapons.
A two tier assault method should be used. With the primary weapons and people first in, being non-lethal. Take out everyone possible in the first 1-30 seconds. 2nd line of Offense would either have additional non-lethal or lethal weapons and personal that only task is to target and take out any hostile that aims a lethal weapon towards our personal. 3rd line would have lethal weapons, with the same mission as line 2.  The number of people and type of weapons used in the 2nd and 3rd line would be determined by the number of hostiles. The first line must be maintained, and at full personel at all times of the operations during a successful operation. Mission planners should plan for 3 times the number of hostles to be in the 1st line. 3 times is a minimum, 5, 10 or 20 times the personal is better.

Most if not all hostage or intelligence situations need to also use a similar method. 

Beat Cops will be punished if they pull a lethal weapon before a non-lethal one if they are the first to attack. They can use their own judgement for defense. 

Charm is favored over intimidation. Knowledge and closeness to the good people, is encouraged. You should know everyone in you beat of the city, and be able to shake hands with them.