Archive for the ‘Fair Trade’ Category

January 26, 2010

LET’s not Forget! Shame on you America: the country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment – yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won’t have the guts to copy and repost this.

Flagler College reported to St. Augustine news desk that Professor of Sociology, Dr. Casey Welch, will host a screening of a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and discussion of the civil rights movement

January 19, 2010

Flagler College reported to the local St. Augustine news desk that Professor of Sociology, Dr. Casey Welch, will host a screening of a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a discussion of the civil rights movement with a question-and-answer session including local activists and historians.
Historic City News readers and the public are invited to attend this free event on Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center located at 50 Sevilla St.

King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” will also be presented.
Following the presentation, the discussion and Q and A will cover the history of segregation, the civil rights movement and the progress and improvement from the 1960’s through today.

Martin Luther King Day 2010 St. Augustine, Florida, post 2

January 19, 2010

The International Chamber of Justice Inc. serving the Global Human Family

On Emotion-Fueled Conflict and the Mind.

January 19, 2010

We spend a great deal of time posting on the publications of others and noting the mental tools revealed within that particular article or scholarly paper.

The reason we do so may not be clear. We believe that better use of available thinking tools will eventually resolve unresolvable global conflicts.

Despite any difference in race, gender, culture, religion or any other factor that comes to mind, each member of our Global Human Family works out of a strikingly similar mental tool box, choosing the appropriate tool for the way they personally perceive and conceive their experience.
The mental tools used by people all around the globe gives us a unifying language to circumvent the long-standing traditional tensions and violent conflicts between feuding cultures, States and peoples.
Conflict occurs entirely within the mind of the conflictor’s and there are no physical-world aspects, no matter what either side says, until physical theft, death, violence and/or rape is inflicted upon one by the other.
Expectations are mental structures we carry around and those expectations can drive an argument into violence. A black male or female American, a resident of Mumbi, a tribal villager from Afghanistan and a lilly-white Wall Street banker all use the same mental equations and tools to assess the world.
We don’t care what our enemy thinks…big mistake. We don’t care what our brother or sister thinks…big mistake. We don’t care what our children think…thats their business…a truly tragic mistake. We don’t care what our customer thinks…utterances of dying dinosaurs.
Meanwhile the vast majority of people do not know how their mind works, do not understand how their mind shapes their experience and believes the World acts on them without their having any control and and does things to them.
All conflict is a mental phenomenon until ‘my bad attitude leads to throwing a punch, or someone elses bad attitude leads them to shoot their gun.’
Both sides for instance in the Arab/Jewish conflict with Palestinians squeezed by opposing sides, use the same mental tool box for understanding their plight and engaging in conduct they hope will achieve justice.
Yet, neither side cares what the other thinks or how the other side feels.
Solving global conflicts will begin in the minds of men and women, and developing this socially adaptable trait will not come from the barrel of a gun or just killing those who disagree with us.
We must develop public policies that recognize the role of each individuals mental assessment of their world and their experience in perpetuating several thousand-year conflicts that are still boiling on the Global Stove-top, killing members of our Global human family.

The Chamber of Justice Inc. serving the Global Human family

Organizational Dynamics and Civil Rights Violations by Government

January 19, 2010

Roger Jolley and City Manager William Harriss at break during a city commission meeting

Behavior and decision making within any organization will at one moment deal with executing the mission, in the next second, an organizational dynamic can shift decision-making to things like threats to the survival of the organization, or threats to senior management, setting aside the mission.

Other times, slack management or failures in competence will allow a minority culture to form and take over the organizational operations to implement cultural aims, such as suppressing political protest, using police as part of a conspiracy to interfere with civil rights, and all the other dimensions of Jim Crow governance.

The people of St. Augustine have no oversight whatsoever over their government, elections are more or less rigged to keep the City Manager in charge so he can serve his commercial Tourism Industry masters.

City Manager William Harriss serves a secret master and the city commissioners who have legal power in truth are mere puppets, played by Mr. Harriss and his puppet master.  I wonder who you are…come out, come out wherever you are, we’d all like to play with you!!

Martin Luther King Day 2010, St. Augustine Florida

January 19, 2010

…One can only ponder the various factors that left this march a largely white populated event put on by members of St. Augustine’s Black Churches, but the reasons for human behavior, especially in this town are difficult to fathom….

…It seems the people of St. Augustine and St. Johns County are indifferent, ambivalent or antagonistic to the Reverend Doctor King and this holiday, except a very small minority of the Lincolnville, West Augustine families….

…Yes Mr. Mayor, it was a battle ground like Gettysburg or Vicksburg, but it is the site of on going battles your police department has engaged on behalf of the downtown business conspiracy since 1984.  Its a battle ground that will be your Waterloo, God willing and the creeks don’t rise.

January 15, 2010

Do you think “what can I get?” underlies much of human behavior? How about your own, or do you leverage giving against getting for balance?

December 24, 2009

Its a miracle, social entrepreneurs are finding each other and linking, listening and commenting as we each do in our location-beautiful:-)

December 17, 2009

Rational decision makers ignore sunk costs because they don’t factor into the current costs and benefits associated with a decision.

December 13, 2009

The City of St. Augustine’s official hostility to the poor is front & center at tomorrows commission meeting, come watch the poor driven out