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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Social Enterprise Workshop

Social Enterprise Workshop, November 5th, 2010, Downtown San Diego.

In the past, Entrepreneurs have been called 'opportunists', because they tend to take advantage of asymmetries in the economic environment. Businesses today are expected to take advantage of their customers ignorance, and Corporations are designed to manipulate our economy for their profits. These unjust business practices have become the norm, a cancer within our society, but now the very economy itself is failing due to these unfair and unsustainable practices.

It doesn't have to be this way, we can build prosperous businesses without preying upon our customers or the environment. We can choose to create an ethical, sustainable business model from the ground up. The biggest opportunities for entrepreneurism today is in social businesses, which seek to solve problems above making profits. We are in a time of great change, and only those enterprises that are able to adapt and evolve will survive, and only those that practice fair trade will ultimately succeed. 

Come join a dialog about how to build an ethical business. Learn how to change existing corporations into the kind of socially responsible businesses that are not only sustainable, but produce value for their entire community. 

Greening San Diego Non-Profit Business, what you need to know.

Greening San Diego Non-Profit Business, what you need to know.
Friday, October 15, 2010. 10:00 AM - 12 Noon, at The Red Lotus Society

Federal, State, and Local government funding for Energy related issues
Renewable Energy pitfalls and opportunities. 
For Property Owners in San Diego this is a very interesting time.

Be ready for the advent of the new Property Assessed Clean Energy programs and know how to maximize the GREEN Benefits. 
Come learn what you need to be doing to take advantage of government stimulus, incentives, rebates and credits.
Find out how to qualify and apply for programs that save money over the long term by all but eliminating your utility bills.

San Diego's Green Potential:
See what an ideal sustainable business looks like.

Find Answers:
The future of San Diego.
American Recover and Reinvestment Act. 
Green Jobs.
Politics, how you can participate and make positive change.
Private funds for Energy or environmental programs. How to apply, where to get help, what qualifies, etc.
What is 'Net-Metering', and what the new "smart" meters from SDG&E mean?
How can you afford the new renewable energy technology?
How this all applies to local small businesses?
Ask the expert, and join San Diego's Sustainable Future, community progress through cooperative solutions. 

Michael Russell
(619) 573-9560

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Google and Verizon Create Evil Internet

Dear Google,
I just found out what you're doing with those who own our public internet infrastructure. 

Wow, pretty arrogant. But, I guess you at Google are getting pretty rich. It's cool how you want to share the wealth with people like me, who want to start our own ISP. 

Now that you are evil, all I have to do is offer a "Just Internet" service, that delivers all information at the same rate to the people, for the people, and by the people, they will flock, probably even pay me more, to be part of the just society. 

Google users demand that you not get into bed with Verizon, but I think you should do evil. They think you should not sign on to this deal and sell out freedom on the Internet.  

Google's founding motto is 'Don't Be Evil.' This deal is evil. It undermines the open Internet upon which hundreds of millions of people rely. This is good for me. 

Can I sell fast advertising to your customers? So, they will choose my "Just Internet" over your "Evil Internet". It doesn't make a difference how we get online; The People expect that connection to be free of corporate gatekeepers. That's why we use the inter-web not the broadcast media, but if you think its just me, then make me rich.

Join the "Just Internet" and be rich like me.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Open Letter to John Chiang, CA State Controller:

As ever more public sector salaries in California have been revealed (thanks to VOSD) in the $500,000-$1,000,000 range, public outcry has called for Government Transparency.

John Chiang, has wisely offered to publish all Municipal Salaries on the State Controller's web site (thanks to KPBS), so that the public might finally be informed of the huge benefits of public service. But he stops short of publishing ALL PUBLIC SALARIES, PENSIONS, and BENEFITS.

I think it is way past time to publish all Municipal salaries, I've been calling for that sine 1996, but why not publish the STATE Salaries, too? Once people know how lucrative it is to be part of the Public Sector, all those talented business types will come work for the government and fix all the problems.

As a tax paying citizen of the State of CA, I demand that you publish the salaries of the UC Regents, Presidents, Chancellors, and Professors, ALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS, and ALL LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD Superintendents, too.

In San Diego we have a small pension problem, so you should also publish ALL PUBLIC PENSIONS and BENEFITS PACKAGES TOO!


Click Here to send your own letter.