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Week One:     LessonPlanTue4September2018   en32tens-e3-w-find-the-verb   Khan Academy Identifying Verbs activity    Subject-verb agreement worksheet      Khan Academy Subject verb agreement activity    AbsValWrksheetPlatoma9dh  Khan Academy Absolute Value activity   Day1ExitSlips

LessonPlanWed5September2018  Verb Tenses: To Be  Khan Academy verb tenses practice  Number Line and Subtraction  Khan Academy Greater Than/Less Than 2ndDayExitSlips

LessonPlanThurs6September2018 Khan Academy conjunctions practice  Interactive lie/lay quiz   Khan Academy LCM practice 33×33 Times Table Chart helps, 33MultTable especially if you write it by hand!!   3rdDayExitSlips

Week Two:

Day 4 Lesson Plan: Monday, 10 September, 2018

Khan Academy Subj Obj practice PRONOUNsPgs1to4
Khan Academy Prime Factorization practice FactorsPrimesWksheetDoPgs1and2 optional Fun ExtraSolving Multiplication Story Problems

Day 5 Lesson Plan: Tuesday, 11 September, 2018:

Khan Academy Indefinite Pronouns Interactive Indefinite Pronouns Worksheet Online IndefPronouns Prntable WrksheetWoutAns IndefPronouns Printable WksheetAnswers
Khan Academy Basic Adding negative integers BasicNegativeIntegersJustPg1
Day5 ExitSlips

Day 6 Lesson Plan: Wednesday, 12 September, 2018

Khan Academy that/which, who/whom practice Khan Academy fractions practice, Day 1 of 3
Day 6 ExitSlips


Day 7 Lesson Plan: Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Khan Academy Using modifiers: Adverbs vs. Adjectives Khan Academy fractions practice, Day 2 of 3

Week Three: Happy Constitution Week!

Day 8 Lesson Plan, Monday, 17 September, 2018
Today’s Grammar activity is with tomorrow’s lesson:
Comparatives & Superlatives
Khan Academy activity: subtracting fractions with unlike denominators Day8ExitSlips
Day 9 Lesson Plan, Tuesday, 18 September, 2018
Khan Academy Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs optional extra activity: Comparatives & Superlatives Khan Academy Multiplying Fractions Khan Academy fractions-decimals Day 9 ExitSlips
Day 10 Lesson Plan, Wednesday, 19 September, 2018
Grammar activity (fewer vs. less): Khan Academy activity: Order of Operations powers of 10 Day 10 ExitSlips
Day 11 Lesson Plan, Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Khan Academy practice activity on intensifiers and adverbs of degree Khan Academy Subject-Verb agreement if you need more practice optional Khan Academy Challenge: Perspective Khan Academy activity on Dividing by 10, 100, 1000 Day11 ExitSlips
Day 12 Lesson Plan, Monday, September 24, 2018 Grammar online worksheet Math online worksheet Day12ExitSlips
Day 13 Lesson Plan, Tues, September, 2018 Grammar online worksheet Khan Academy Basic ratios online worksheet Day13ExitSlips
Day14, Lesson Plan, Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 Grammar online worksheets to choose from easy/medium/hard, Khan Academy Estimating online worksheet, Part 1 Khan Academy online worksheet for Estimating, part 2 Day14ExitSlips
Day 15 Lesson Plan, Thur, September, 2018 Grammar: Ending a Sentence… Math: US measurement conversions Day15ExitSlips
Day 16 Lesson Plan, Monday, October 1st, 2018 Week5 What is a Proper Noun? (“A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, organization, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples are ‘Peggy,’ ‘Tucson,’ and ‘the United Nations.'”) Capitalizing, Pt. 1, online activity Using Multiplication Tables for Exponents: Perfect Squares Diagonal Khan Academy Intro to Exponents online worksheet Day 16 Exit Question slips
El 2 de Octubre no se olvida Day 17, Week5, Tuesday, 2 October, 2018 Caps, Part 2 online worksheet Multiplication Tables: Square Numbers/Radical Diagonal Review of yesterday’s intro. Khan Academy continuing Exponents online worksheet Day 17 ExitSlips
Day 18 Wk 5 Wednesday 3 October 2018 Capitalizing (Use CHROME browser for this site) Exponents, part 2 The Radical Square Root!! Day 18 ExitSlips
Day 19, Week 5 Lesson Plan, Thursday, 4 October, 2018 Grammar: Caps Review, Intro. to Essay Writing Math: Exponents ARE Radical!! Day19ExitSlips
Week six
Day20Wk6Monday8October2018 Scheduling example: how to use a spreadsheet to plan big writing project, like a long research paper, or a novel Exponents: Pwrs of Zero and 1, -1 raised to even/odd powers Day20ExitSlips
Day21Wk6Tuesday9October2018 Grammar:essay writing (on paper): today, the Reading is via Closed Captions: Math Warm-up: Area and estimation on Khan Academy Practice Multiplying Powers: the Product Rule Practice Dividing Powers: the Quotient Rule Day21ExitSlips
Wednesday, 10 October, 2018 (Day 22, Week 6 of the 18 week Fall 2018 semester…) Grammar: Essay writing 3/4: on paper Easiest: Power of a power practice using the Power Rule Day22ExitSlips
Thursday, 11 October, 2018 Grammar: Essay writing 4/4 on paper more Power practice: powers of products and quotients practice Challenging exponents practice using The Power Rule Day23ExitSlips
Week Seven
Monday, 15 October, Lesson Plan Grammar: Essay Writing practice -Finish your Thesis Sentence, general Essay Outline, and detailed Intro. Paragraph Outline Negative Exponents: Intro. practice activity Monday, 15 October, Day 24, Week 7 Exit Slips
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 lesson plan Grammar: compound sentences Converting Exponents to Radicals: Easy activity Converting Exponents to Radicals: Challenging activity day25ExitSlips
Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 Lesson Plan Grammar: commas and clauses Easiest math: area of rectangles & squares WedDay26ExitSlips
Thursday lesson plan, 18 October, 2018 Grammar: commas in intro./direct address How to find the height of a triangle Perimeter and Area of Triangles ThurExitSlps
Week Eight:
Lesson Plan Monday, 22 October, 2018 Day 28 Grammar: Essay Writing -write your Introductory Paragraph Three kinds of triangles Monday Day 28 ExitSlips
Tuesday, 23 October, Day 29, lesson plan Grammar: colons Math: similar triangles Tuesday, 23 October, Day 29, ExitTicket
Lesson Plan, Day 30, Week 8, Wednesday, 24 October, 2018 Grammar: semicolons and colons Math: solving similar triangle ratios Day 30, Week 8, Wednesday, 24 October, 2018 ExitTix
Thursday, 25 October, 2018, Day 31, Lesson Plan Grammar: Independent clauses Math: 2nd Intro. to Cartesian Coordinates Day 31 Exit Ticket
Week Nine:
Monday, 29 October, Day 32 Lesson Plan Grammar: Essay Writing -keep working on your Introductory Paragraph Math: Drawing polygons in the coordinate plane Day32ExitTix
Day33Wk9Tuesday30October2018 Grammar: coordinating conjunctions Math: Area of polygons on a grid/coordinate plane Day 33ExitTix
Lesson plan, Day 34, Wk 9, Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 Grammar: semicolons and colons How to find the height of a triangle Math: Circles and Pi See Computer Model with today’s reading Day 34 Exit Tix
Day 35 Lesson Plan, Week 9, Thursday, 1 November, 2018 Grammar: plural nouns ending in ‘f’ Math: Area of a circle Day 35 Exit Tix
Week Ten:
Day 36 Lesson Plan Monday, 5 November, 2018, Week 10 Grammar: Essay Writing -finish working on your Introductory Paragraph or start your Pros paragraph Math: area of Rectangles & Triangles together Day36ExitTik
Day 37, Week 10, Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 Grammar:Possessives -the apostrophe Math: Congruent and similar regions Day37ExitTicket
Day 38, Week 10, Lesson plan Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 Grammar: using a simile Math:Slope as ratio of Y:X Day 38 Exit Tix, Wednesday
Day 39 Lesson plan, Week 10, Thursday, 8 November, 2018 Reading Grammar:similes and metaphors Math: Area of circles and parts of circles Thursday Day 39 Exit Ticket
Week Eleven:
No Classes Monday: Veteran’s Day Homework: Grammar: Essay Writing -Start or continue working on your Pros paragraph math monday exit tix
Day 40, Week 11, Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 Grammar: Frequently confused words: affect/effect and here/hear Math: Pythagorean Theorem!!! Day 40 Exit Ticket
Day 41 Wk 11 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Grammar: writing a paragraph more Pythagorean Theorem Day41ExitTicket
Day 42, Week 11, Thursday, 15 November, 2018 Grammar: Context and confusing words Area and the Pythagorean Theorem Day 42 Exit Ticket
Week Twelve:
Day 43, Lesson Plan: Monday, 26 November, 2018, Week 12 Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Pros paragraph Common Core Math, Skill practice #s4-6: Area and Circumference of Circles Day 43, Monday, ExitTix
Day 44, Week 12, Tuesday, 27 November, 2018 Grammar: Quotes and more Math: Using Exponents Day44ExitTicket
Day 45 lesson plan, Week 12, Wednesday, 28, November, 2018 Grammar: Coordinating conjunctions Simplify Roots Day45ExitTicket
Day 46, Week 12, Thursday, 29 November, 2018 Grammar: subordinating conjunctions Math: simplifying cubic roots Day46ExitTicket
Week Thirteen:
Day 47 Lesson Plan, Monday, 3 December, Week 13 Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Pros paragraph Common Core Math: Scale and Similarity Day 47 Exit Ticket, Monday, 3 December, Week 13
Day 48 Week 13, Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 Grammar: Dangling modifiers Math: Percent Increase Day 48 Exit Ticket
Day 49 Lesson Plan, Week 13, Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 Grammar: parallel structure in sentences Math: Simple Interest Day 49 Exit Ticket
Day 50 Week 13 Thursday, 6 December, 2018 Grammar: more practice with parallelism Math: Translating words into mathematical language Day 50 Exit Ticket
Week Fourteen:
Day51LessonPlanMonday10DecemberWk14 Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Cons paragraph Math: Linear expressions Day 51 Exit Tix
Lesson Plan for Tuesday, 11 December, 2018 Day 52 Grammar: Misplaced Modifiers Math: Solving one-step equations Please see Lesson plan for Day 52 ExitTix
Day 53 Week 14 , Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 Grammar: Prepositional Phrases review Math: Combining like terms Please see Lesson plan for Day 53 ExitTix
Day 54, Week 14, Thursday, 13 December, 2018 Grammar: Compound Prepositions Math: Solving linear equations Please see today’s Lesson plan for Day 54 exit tix
Week Fifteen:
Day 55, Week 15, Wednesday, 2 January, 2019 Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Cons paragraph math: Graphing linear inequalities Please see today’s Lesson plan (for Day 55 ) ExitTix
Day 56 Week 16, Thursday, 3 January, 2019 Grammar: Compound subjects Math: translating and solving simple inequalities Please see today’s Lesson plan exit tix Day 56
Please do Adult Learner Technology Survey, due by Friday, January 11. password: sdcestudent Week Sixteen:
Day 57 Lesson Plan, Monday, 7 January 2019, Week 16 Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Cons paragraph Math: review of slope and introduction to Slope-intercept form Please see today’s Lesson plan for ExitTicket
Day 58, Week 16, Tuesday, 8 January, 2019 Lesson Plan Grammar: Subject verb agreement with indefinite pronouns as subject Math: practicing graphing with slope-intercept form Please see today’s Lesson plan for Day ExitTix
Day 59 Lesson Plan, Week 16, Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 Grammar: individual help to finish essay Math: review linear inequalities Please see today’s Lesson plan for ExitTix
Day 60 lesson plan, Week 16, Thursday, 10 January, 2019 Grammar: Review of compound subjects and coordinating conjunctions Math: Write an equation given two points Please see today’s Lesson plan for exit tix
Week Seventeen:
day61lessonplanmonday14januarywk17, Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Cons paragraph math: Identifying and evaluating functions Please see today’s Lesson plan for ExitTicket
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019, week 17, Day 62 lesson plan Grammar: Sentence Fragments Reveiw Math: Systems of equations with graphing

Day 62: Please see today’s Lesson plan for ExitTicket
Wednesday, Day 63 lesson plan, 16 January, 2019 week 17 Grammar: Adverbs Math: Linear relationships from a table of data see lesson plan for Day 63 ExitTix
Day 64 lesson plan, Thursday, 17 January, 12019 HE, week 17 Grammar: Compound sentences Math: comparing slope of two or more lines Please see today’s Lesson plan for exit tix
Week EighteenWeek Eighteen:
tues lesson plan Grammar: Essay Writing -Continue working on your Conclusion paragraph math Please see today’s Lesson plan for ExitTix
Wednesday,lesson plan Grammar: math Please see today’s Lesson plan for ExitTix
thurs lesson plan Grammar math Please see today’s Lesson plan for exit tix

MindMap: Why…

CornellNotes Cue is Things to Recall
CornellNotes Cue is Things to Recall

how to organize an essay
how to organize an essay

Eight different forms to express the same quantity
Eight different forms to express the equivalent quantity


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I use the free non-profit web portal Khan Academy for my Adult High School night classes. It helps those students who need more refresher classes, and also those students who are ready to skip ahead of where I am in the lectures, so that I can focus on creating one lesson plan and then work individually with other students who need in-person attention. I also use KA activities as on-line worksheets, and for students who cannot make it to class due to work, surgery, car-accidents, family emergencies, etc.
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Ir en Metro, o en Deuda? Take the Metro, or Take the Debt?

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“ -Fuera lo espera un chófer con un coche oficial.

Prefiero ir en metro. ”

Como el subsecretario Salvador Martí del Ministerio del Tiempo, ojala que habîan màs funcionarios que nos darîan el buen ejemplo de usar los transportes publicos. A menudo, la falta de transporte publico llega hasta faltar las citas medicas y legales, con consequencia de perder los procesos judiciales que no han de perder, si la persona endeudada hubiera podido llegar a la corte para defender sus derechos.

A corto plazo, otros estados de los EEUU podrîan seguir el ejemplo del estado de Maryland, que ha prohibido las acciónes civiles por parte de colectores de deudas ya pasado la fecha limite segûn el tipo de deuda. Mientras tanto, a largo plazo, reconstruimos nuestra estructura economica para crear la igualdad en vez de crear la pobreza. Los dos puntos de vista, corto y largo plazo, nos urge.

“ -An official car and choffeur are waiting for you outside
-Thank you.
I prefer to take the Metro.”

Would that more of our public officials, like subsecretary Salvador Marti of The Ministry of Time, set the example of using public transportation. Lack of transportation often leads to default judgement on an expired debt which could have been avoided, had the debtor been able to defend in court.

Over the short-term, states could follow the example of Maryland, and prohibit lawsuits on all expired debts, while also rebuilding our economic structures to create equity rather than poverty, over the long-term. Both short-term and long-term approaches are needed, urgently.

Let’s start to #EndPoverty by improving these four parts of our Public Domain Social Infrastructure, the #PublicDomainInfrastructure 4: (1. #libraries, 2. #ProBono legal aid and Education, 3. #UniversalHealthCare , and 4. good #publictransport )
Read, Write, Dream, Walk !


May 7th, 12018 HE

Paran yok mu? Tutsağı olabilir… No money for Medical Bills? You could be jailed…

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“ -Ne olacak şimdi peki? ”

Nazlı, Yunanistan’a uygun visa’le olmadan için tutsağı oldu, ama aynı şey bir ABD vatandaşı başına gelebilir…

“ -Well, now what’s going to happen? ”

Nazlı is behind bars for arriving in Greece without the proper paperwork, but the same thing can happen to a US citizen in many states for also not having the proper paperwork: debt caused by lack of healthcare, for instance. In both cases, putting a person who has not been convicted of a crime behind bars can result from simply not having enough money to pay medical bills, leading to a worsening spiral of debt which affects us all. The simplest solutions would be to halt the practice of Body Attachment, in the short-term, and enact a Single Payer System of Universal Healthcare in the longer term. The first requires action on a state-by-state basis, at least at the moment. Both short-term and long-term approaches are needed, immediately.

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !


20 April, 12018 HE

Connâitre ses Droits et éviter les Proces… Free Legal Education and Pre-Trial Diversion…

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“ -C’est quoi ça?
-Votre côte sur le marché de l’art: 11.000 euros”

Mais si Driss n’avait-t-il pas d’argent ? Et s’ils lui avaient arrêtaient dans la misère ? Aux États-Unis il y à une moyen d’éviter les procès mais qui coute cher, selon l’état dans on aura le procès. C’est mon espoir qu’on peut avoir des changements de cette politique, avec l’aide des citoyens Américains, et aussi ce de nos amis.

“ -What’s this?
-That’s what you’re worth on the art market: 11,000 Euros.”

But what about before Driss had that money? What if he’d been arrested utterly poor?

In many states, programs exist to help first time offenders avoid trial and charges. But, Pre-trial Diversion or Intervention programs, as they are known, are often unfair to the poor, as in MD and many other states: perpetrating the cruelty of charging money that some people simply do not have in order to avoid jail. My emphatic immediate-term policy recommendation is that all States emulate “Cook County … in Chicago, where defendants are not charged a fee ” for Pre-Trial service programs. And my long-term policy recommendation is that we strengthen our freely available legal services and Pro-Bono Legal Aide availability drastically, perhaps requiring ALL lawyers and law firms to offer 20% of their time or services free to lower income people, and that states and counties offer free continuing education in financial and consumer education, including the all too rarely taught rights in each state regarding debt, housing, health care and also criminal law. Both short-term and long-term approaches are needed, immediately.

Toward “…justice for all.”

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !


11 April, 12018 HE

Bibliotecas y la vida tras la Deuda… Libraries and Life after Debt…

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“ -¿Adónde vas?
-A la biblioteca.
-Hija, la vida es más que leer libros.
-Ya lo sé, madre.
-Lo aprendí leyendo”

¿Cuantos hemos sufrido la pena de ser facturado injustamente por una deuda?
¿Cuantos tenemos la suerte de conocer nuestros derechos y que hay que defenderlos?
No tantos.
¿Cuantos sabemos donde encontrar los detalles de estos derechos y como defenderlos?
No suficientamente.
¿Y cuantos tenemos acceso a un abogado, o biblioteca de derecho, y transporte, sin decir la buena salud para irse?
No la mayoria de nosotros.
Por eso nos urge las buenas bibliotecas publicas y transporte publico, para ayudar a todos en defender sus derechos. En un epoca de escasos recursos para las escuelas y bibliotecas publicas, los que necesitan màs tienen menos.
Hay soluciones para ello: Primero, dar màs dinero a los transportes y bibliotecas publicos, y a las escuelas. Segundo, quitar de encima de la gente las deudas a cada rato. Así podemos cambiar la desigalidad que nos limita a todos.

Salud Para Todos! #PublicDomainInfrastructure

“ -Where are you going?
-To the Library.
-Daughter, there is more to life than reading books.
-I know, mother. I learned it by reading.”

How many of us have experienced the pain of being wrongly billed by a debt collector?
How many of us are lucky enough to know that we have rights that we must defend, which cannot be transgressed by those debt collectors?
Not as many.
How many of us know where to find the details of those rights and how to go about defending ourselves legally?
Not nearly enough of us.
And how many of us have access to good legal counsel, or a law library, and the transportation, not to mention the good health, to get there, and then to court if necessary?
Not most of us.
This is where public libraries, and public transportation, become crucial as places to help all citizens research and learn about their rights and how to defend them. In an era of shrinking library and school budgets for the 99%, separate is still not equal: fewer libraries and fewer legal and research librarians are available to guide residents searching for current Statute of Limitations, debt collection laws, etc. The result is that those who need the most help get the least, and inequality continues to grow, harming all of us.

One short term solution to these problems is clearly to fully fund Public Libraries, Pro-Bono legal and consumer Education, Public Transportation, and Universal Health Care (4 major components of our Public Domain Social Infrastructure #PublicDomainInfrastructure ).
One possible long term solution could be an old solution, advocated by several major religions over the millennia: the forgiveness of debt after a certain period of time. Modern student loans, for example, in the UK are rumored to be forgiven after 15 years, while Ancient Near Eastern societies mandated forgiving all sorts of debts periodically. These policies, modern and ancient, were meant to prevent what we are seeing today, particularly in the USA: an entrenched cycle of inequality that prevents the vast majority of people from achieving liberty, let alone pursuing happiness.

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !


April 2nd, 12018 HE

Whose Justice? Kimin Adalet?

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“-Sultan Süleyman’ın Adalet ”

Kanûnî Sultan Süleyman’ın Adaleti budır…

Adaleti fikirlerimizi 500 yıl Sultan Süleyman’dan sonra değiştirdiler. Çok sevdiği şov Muhteşem Yüzyıl 600 Mısır’daki aileleri Mısır’ya dömeyi izin verdiğini ve kötü Pashahının başı kestirdi gösterdi. Bizim göremizi böyle bir adalet çok sert ama şu Sultan kütüphaneleri hamamlar ve çok altyapı halklar için yaptıldı. Dr. Maulana Karenga, şimdiki düşüncüler gibi adalet insanlık gibi derler yani hem aynı saygı her kez için hem aynı şeref için. Diğerleri, John Rawls gibi, adaleti kontrolu için derler, her kez herhangi yerleri koyarlar. Tüm üçüncü bir şey derler ki her kes ileri geçmesi lazım. O yüzdan adalet için tüm insanları hem kütüphane hem Temel Gelir şart.

(Türkcemi düzetleri için çok teşekkür edericektim… Corrections to my Turkish gratefully accepted…)

“-Sultan Suleiman’s Justice…”

This was Suleiman the Magnificent’s Justice…

Our notions of what justice is have changed over the five hundred years since Sultan Suleiman dispensed judgments and consequences. The popular series Magnificent Century depicts him freeing 600 Egyptian families to return to Egypt and executing the cruel official who had enslaved them. His justice may have seemed harsh to modern eyes, yet this Sultan also built schools with libraries, public baths, hostels and hospitals, providing a high level of public infrastructure to his subjects. Modern thinkers, such as Dr. Maulana Karenga, have defined justice in part as being fundamentally defined by treatment of each human being with equal respect and dignity. Others, like John Rawls, have proposed tests of justice in which societal roles could be interchangeable. All three agree in the essential: that each human being must be given the opportunity to grow. Each agrees that justice requires certain access and resources for all people, including: Free access to learning, and the time to use it. #PublicDomainInfrastructure (1.Free and full access Public Libraries
2.Pro-Bono Legal and Free Consumer Education
3.Universal Health Care on a Single Payer System
4. Good Public Transportation) can help accomplish that.

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !


March 6th, 12018 HE

My 45 Year Mission: 4FreedomsMovementPlan

Quand t’es amené au cour pour rien avoir fait… When you are brought to court for no crime…

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“-Architecte Numérobis !

-Oh !
C’est pas la peine de me pousser !”

… ça s’appelle (aux états unis) un “Body Attachment” -ce qui permet de t’envoyer au tribunal sans avoir commis un délit. Et le problème avec ça c’est que il y à plein des procès contre le démunies mais pas contre les riches. Souvent, les jugements par défaut sont obtenus sur les dettes qui sont bien au-delà de leurs statuts de limitations, mais les accusés ne pouvaient pas se défendre par un manque de savoir ou un manque de capacité à se défendre, et donc perdu soit par défaut, malgré la poursuite étant techniquement illégal. En suite ça mène à encore plus des soucies d’argent et même en prison, sûr tout quand on à des diversions pour ce qui peuvent payer, mais des procès et aux prison pour ce qui n’ont pas les moyens de payer pour éviter les procès. Après ça, le système de justice criminel a son propre montage des dettes, encore pire.

Des solutions possibles: Qu’on fait pas amené au tribunal pour des dettes, qu’après un temps limite, il n’y aura pas des procès pour des dettes, et sûr tout pas de paiements pour éviter les procès légaux. Et comment se fait-t-on pour éviter tous ces maux ? On incite les gouvernements de donner un Revenu de Base a tout le monde, augmenté par des Monnaies Locales. Et ça, c’est fait par la coopération humain. Même la Reine ne le peut pas nier.

“-Architecte Numérobis !

You don’t need to push me!”

… that is called (in the United States) a “Body Attachment” -which lets you be taken into custody without having committed a crime. The problem with that is that there is a greatly disproportionate rate of civil justice system debt collection litigation against the poor, rather than against wealthier debtors. Often default judgments are obtained on debts which are well past their Statutes of Limitations, but defendants were unable, due to lack of knowledge or lack of ability (illness, fear, no time off from work, lack of transportation, etc…) to defend, and thus lost by default, despite the lawsuit being technically illegal to begin with. This can lead to further financial problems, and even to jail time for those who end up in the Criminal Justice system. Particularly unjust is Pre-Trial Diversion, also known as Pre-Trial Intervention. Those who can afford to pay for Pre-Trial Diversions get all charges dropped, while those who cannot afford to pay go to trial and even to prison. To make matters worse, the criminal justice system has its own structure of debts on top of civil debts.

Some possible solutions to this arbitrary abuse of our justice system are: abolishing “Body Attachment” in the case of civil debt judgments, prohibiting lawsuit filings on time-barred debts, and above all, eliminating payment for Pre-Trial Diversion/Intervention. But how can we potentially prevent all of these problems at their source? We could encourage governments to provide a universal Basic Income, even if only in a Local Currency, potentially backed by partial acceptance for payment of local taxes, as many municipalities have done. This provides a floor on poverty, a floor on desperation, and a chance at avoiding the civil debts that often presage criminal justice system involvement, in our uneven set of systems. Even the Queen could not deny that.

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !


February 20th, 12018 HE

Las Monedas Sociales y las Cooperativas; Community Currencies and Cooperatives

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“¿Ahora somos soberanos o rendimos pleitesía?

Sí, al Banco Central Europeo.”

Este es un comienzo para mi nueva forma de escribir, lo que voy a seguir mostrando como la Politiqua Publica y los Artes van juntos para el bien de todos, sobre todo cuando apoyado por las Monedas Sociales para empezar cooperativas de trabajadores (como han hecho en Ithaca, en el estado de Nueva York).  Pero estoy pensando en la razones de mi apoyo por las monedas sociales, despues de diez años trabajando en el tema.

En lo que toca a la transparencia, la responsibilidad y la participaciôn en la toma de decisiones sobre la emisiôn del dinero, las monedas sociales ganan el concurso.  Pero, también se puede emitir el dinero de manera mas democratica, y eso pondra fin a esos problemas.  Sobre todo si emitîamos màs dinero en lugares donde se hace falta, las ciudades, por ejemplo.  Una politica de dar el dinero sin costo alguno a las pequeñas emprezas darà recursos para las communidades locales sin necesidad de emitir una moneda local.  Pero, acaso una moneda local la hace mas facil tener una Renta Basica Universal?  Por que me parece, dado lo que ya hemos dicho en respeto a las cooperativas, que el dinero nacional es igual o mejor que la moneda social. Sin embargo, viendo de nuevo mis ensayos de los discursos que he dado, me acuerdo del bien que hace Las Monedas Sociales para la gente en agregando al dinero national, asi que por favor, siguen emitiendo las Monedas Sociales!!

“Are we rulers or do we pay tribute now?

Yes, to the European Central Bank”

This is a template for my new format of posting, which will continue to show how Public Policy and the Arts work together for our common good, particularly when encouraged via complimentary local currencies used to incubate local workers cooperatives (as in Ithaca, NY).  But I am considering my reasons for having supported Local Currencies for the past ten years.

For transparency, accountability and participation in the decisions around issuing money, local currencies win, hands-down.  But, money can be issued more democratically, and that would end those particular problems.  Especially if we issued more money into areas where it was most needed, like inner cities.  A policy of grants for small businesses would provide resources for local communities without needing to issue a local currency.  But would a local currency make it easier to have a Universal Basic Income?  Apparently, with respect to cooperatives, national currencies are as good as or better than Local Currencies, given the above criteria are met. But, looking back at both of my talk hand-outs below, I remember the good for local people that local currencies can do as a complement to national money, and so please, continue issuing those Local Complementary Currencies!!

Read, Write, Dream, Walk !

February 8th, 12018 HE

Historia de la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos

Tying in with Worker’s Cooperatives, via the Pact of Economic Rights:    I didn’t know that the Pact of International Rights is composed of the Declaration and the International Pact of Civil and Political Rights & of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, based on the English Bill of Rights of 1689 and the Founding Documents of the USA and the French 1st Republic.  Local Co-ops are facilitated by Local Currencies, particularly (as Georgina Mercedes Gomez found in her studies) when partial tax payments are accepted in local/community issued currencies: UNMaltEconTalkWhomeSpun  DCBM20AugustReehClass

En el aula

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