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7.18.2018

Financial Lifeboat badly needed. Donation would be great but Could be in the form of a substantial short-term loan. The vehicle....

Financial Lifeboat badly needed. Donation would be great but Could be in the form of a substantial short-term loan. The vehicle has received tremendous small medium and large upgrades over the last nine months and longer that have made it ever so much more robust. Doing so has cost every penny and more but it has been worthwhile. I am totally willing to let this thing die but not prematurely and it would be premature now. So I'm prepared to go even deeper into debt but I'm putting the word out there that if you know anyone that has substantial Financial Reserves that won't hurt themself to contribute either a donation or a loan it would be extremely timely right now. A $700 battery is now dead. Unknown why. But it's dead. Recent climbs here in the Rockies have shown me that it is past time to have a more powerful., $600, motor mid vehicle. And there are ongoing issues, unknown cause as of yet that are causing solar panels to fail. The mission needs $1,000 to keep afloat right now. If you know anyone that would like to help without hurting themselves, which I will not allow, now would be an excellent time to let me know. I'm almost certain that the answer is no, but it would be irresponsible of me not to put the word out. James

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7.15.2018

Be goodness for the joy of it. Every personal price is worth it.

Be goodness for the joy of it. Every personal price is worth it.

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7.14.2018

Third installment. On goodness, internet searching.



It is good people who make good places.
Anna Sewell

Don't go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.
Marcus Aurelius

Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
Charles Baudelaire

Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.
Shannon L. Alder

Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.Aldous Huxley

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.Oscar Wilde

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.Henry David Thoreau

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.Aristotle

In goodness there are all kinds of wisdom.Euripides

No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.Phillips Brooks

The devil himself is good when he is pleased.Thomas Fuller

It is within my power either to serve God, or not to serve him. Serving him I add to my own good and the good of the whole world. Not serving him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was in my power to create.
Leo Tolstoy

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise
of others, but from doing something worthwhile.
Wilfred Grenfell

If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act,
you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.
A. Neilen

Do things for others and you'll find you self-consciousness
evaporating like morning dew.
Dale Carnegie

If one is to do good one must do it in the minute particulars.
General good is the plea of the hypocrite, the flatterer and the scoundrel.
William Blake

Riches and power are but gifts of blind fate,
whereas goodness is the result of one's own merits.
Heloise

And when we come to think of it, goodness is uneventful.
It does not flash, it glows. It is deep, quiet, and very simple.
It passes not with oratory, it is commonly foreign to riches,
nor does it often sit in the places of the mighty: but may be
felt in the touch of a friendly hand or the look of a kindly eye.
David Grayson

Doing good for others is not a duty. It is a joy,
for it increases your own health and happiness.
Zoroaster

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Each of us, I think our top five responsibilities are to be good in the world every breath. I wish it were otherwise, but it is not.

Each of us, I think our top five responsibilities are to be good in the world every breath. I wish it were otherwise, but it is not.

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.Ralph Waldo Emerson

We want to be perfectly entirely free of cancer within us, but we protect the evil, the selfishness within us, with all of our might. I wonder how that will turn out?

We want to be perfectly entirely free of cancer within us, but we protect the evil, the selfishness within us, with all of our might. I wonder how that will turn out?

Second installment. Quotations on goodness. Internet search today.



Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light.” Anonymous

Goodness is love in action.” James Hamilton

Live in such a way that if people should see you they could see God’s goodness in you.” Anonymous

Wisdom has its root in goodness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained.” Lao Tzu

There is no limit to the amount of good a person can do if they don’t care who gets the credit.” Anonymous

Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” Anonymous

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
- I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
- I shall fear only God.
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
Mahatma Gandhi

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
William Shakespeare

It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
Mahatma Gandhi

I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, "aw shit, he's up!
Steve Maraboli

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Marcus Aurelius

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Good people see the good and bring out the best in other people.
Roy T. Bennett

Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.
Marcus Aurelius

To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
Mahatma Gandhi

You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!
J.K. Rowling

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mahatma Gandhi

When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.
Jim Henson

Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.
Terry Pratchett

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First installment. Quotations on goodness. Internet search today


God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.
Desmond Tutu

A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.
Bhumibol Adulyadej

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.
Anne Frank

Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
Athenaeus

Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
Francis Bacon

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
Pablo Casals

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.
Denis Waitley

In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.
Vincent Nichols

One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.
Ashley Montagu

I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God.
Anne Lamott

Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.
Ray Stannard Baker

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Leo Tolstoy

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.
Desmond Tutu

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
John Updike

By their innocence and goodness, by their boundless capacity for forgiveness, and by the sheer power of their faith and hope, children redeem their parents, bringing out their best selves.
Cass Sunstein

True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
Albert Einstein

It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.
Stephen King

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Two more solar panels have failed after about 4 months. This is not financially sustainable. It is killing us. More


Two more solar panels have failed after about 4 months. This is not financially sustainable. It's killing us. In 5 or 10 years maybe there will be a service industry for this type of panel but today it is virtually unknown. The odds are quite High that one or both of two things have happened, vibration has cracked a cell breaking the circuit within the panel and or one or both of two diodes that I'm told are in the tiny control box have failed. On Tuesday an electronics place will be evaluating the diode which I pray is the problem because I think that is repairable.

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Trump is not the problem. A world that tolerates this stinking orange turd pile is the problem.

Trump is not the problem. A world that tolerates this stinking orange turd pile is the problem.

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Update. What is goodness? These are the musings that are going through my mind as I desperately try to find....

Update. What is goodness? These are the musings that are going through my mind as I desperately try to find.... my footing among these tidal waves of evil unfolding on Earth, or rather, showing themselves. They've been there for thousands of years. It is not that I feel at a loss for what is good, for knowing what is good, I feel that I do. I feel that almost every young toddler knows before we destroy that within them. And even more

than one in a million people Beyond toddlerhood there is still a dim obscure clouded light as to what his goodness. But how to set a lighthouse on a hill that goodness can be more Shirley found and stood on? This is Central to my task right now. Somehow my lifelong study of history is great change agents is relevant but not on point. By way of analogy I have studied those who were courageous and Brilliant and good at stopping out plague or weeds of evil. But what is more essential is what is good and how to cultivate it.

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I in business 27 years out of thousands of executives worked with at most two or three who cared for their employees as people not profit. And so is with all government officials. Think about it.

I in business 27 years out of thousands of executives worked with at most two or three who cared for their employees as people not profit. And so is with all government officials. Think about it.

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7.13.2018

This is a really really hard couple of days. And two more solar panels are failing. This is financially crushing. If it doesn't kill you you grow. And if it kills me that's totally fine.

This is a really really hard couple of days. And two more solar panels are failing. This is financially crushing. If it doesn't kill you you grow. And if it kills me that's totally fine.

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Imagine the person that avoids every bit of cancer prevention and treatment as they think they can get away with. This is humans with respect to large heartedness.

Imagine the person that avoids every bit of cancer prevention and treatment as they think they can get away with. This is humans with respect to large heartedness.

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Important Update. Several things. The level of relative peace that I'm feeling.....


Update. Several things. The level of relative peace that I'm feeling..... continues from the other day when I saw that the Arc of the moral Universe does Bend toward Justice and Justice is that we tiny tiny tiny hearted American citizens and World citizens really are finally coming to justice for our small heartedness with our Collective torture and suicide as a consequence. But my instincts to try and save everything are still there so it's very hard for me not to spend too much time watching world events and looking for some way to stop it all. But I must to large degree because what's needed from me as best I can articulated right now is to do the work that I wish had been done for young James, me, 60 years ago, 50 years ago, 40 years ago, that might have saved me from wasting so many decades on Pleasure instead of joy. On a more pragmatic note, as mentioned yesterday the journey is lengthened by several weeks due to passport creation delay the so one or two or three significant vehicle issues may be addressed in that time. This fabulous RV trailer, experimental, could use an improvement in the hitch arrangement to make it more solid and with the advice of a fellow that I encountered by chance yesterday I have found a metal fabricator than on Monday May do so about 50 miles from here. Horribly, another solar panel has failed. The two lead theories are Road vibration but there's also a possibility that an electrical problem is causing high voltage to go back through the panel. A warranty was purchased on some of these panels and for the first time I am exploring to see whether those will be honored. If not it might be in Oregon or Washington which are fairly Progressive from an energy standpoint that a solar supplier might be willing to help me diagnose what's going on. The ongoing expense of replacing these is crippling. Major work was done to increase the support under the solar panels, about a month ago, and it is hoped the that will protect the panels and keep most of them from failing. Or at least your medically slow the failure rate down. Probably in the next few days additional work will be done along those lines.

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7.12.2018

Update. In a bit of a holding pattern, probably a 2-week delay on the passport, which means mid-august. They wanted additional documentation (more)

Update. In a bit of a holding pattern, probably a 2-week delay on the passport, which means mid-august. They wanted additional documentation







to prove who I am. This is some of what I have submitted.

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When there are many more offering a hand up there will be few if any asking for a handout.

When there are many more offering a hand up there will be few if any asking for a handout.

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I wonder if the local rural folks wonder why this visual blight is not in Suburban Portland nearby? Asking for a friend.


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World citizens, if I could stop your mass suicide I would not. not unless or until goodness becomes your primary value in fact. Otherwise you are a plague, unsustainable.

World citizens, if I could stop your mass suicide I would not. not unless or until goodness becomes your primary value in fact. Otherwise you are a plague, unsustainable.

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American citizens, your sanctimonious pious rape and plunder days have a price. Time to pay up. Have a nice day.

American citizens, your sanctimonious pious rape and plunder days have a price. Time to pay up. Have a nice day.

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Well, at least we Americans are receiving some justice for the terror we've allowed our tax dollars and small heartedness to rain down on the rest of the world.

Well, at least we Americans are receiving some justice for the terror we've allowed our tax dollars and small heartedness to rain down on the rest of the world.

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7.11.2018

Humans do as much selfishness, as little good, as they can get away with, declaring that human nature. Now the chickens come home to roost.

Humans do as much selfishness, as little good, as they can get away with, declaring that human nature. Now the chickens come home to roost.

7.10.2018

Article. Where Is the Spirit of Rebellion

Our place for lunch

Very important update. I can no longer stand up as I used to. I must no longer stand up as I used to. Why not? Even.....

Very important update. I can no longer stand up as I used to. I must no longer stand up as I used to. Why not? Even in the most pitiful insignificant ways I must not Perpetuate the deadly delusion in others that I can do their job for them. Sure, dismiss this as self-serving whining if you will. I'm comfortable that my 17 years of radically sacrificial joyful activism speaks for itself. I will continue to live the only joyful life there is for anyone at any time in any circumstance, serving the neediest from the soul in solidarity. But as I have written often recently my heart has gone out of saving Humanity because I see virtually no Humanity to save. The one in a million exception today or in the next eon is my personal responsibility now. Trying to give guidance and Sparks of Hope to them. But I have no perfect wisdom and from the sidelines now I will share what truth and wisdom I see that if I am wrong and there is a latent Humanity that could rise up in these final seconds where it could make a difference, I will provide what coaching and help from the sidelines that I can.

The final hope, not that it should be. The military is sworn to uphold the Constitution.

The final hope, not that it should be. The military is sworn to uphold the Constitution.

There will be no Civil War this time. Just the slaughter and enslavement of civilians.

There will be no Civil War this time. Just the slaughter and enslavement of civilians.

7.09.2018

Fascists wager that the left will stand for nothing. Fascists win the bet. All the children lose.

Fascists wager that the left will stand for nothing.

Fascists win the bet.

All the children lose.

Status report. This is my $20,000, replacement cost, tiny home, car, bicycle, Recreation vehicle, vacation home, office, exercise program, health program... . (At volume it would be 70% or even 50% of that). Other pictures here.....

Status report. This is my $20,000, replacement cost, tiny home, car, bicycle, Recreation vehicle, vacation home, office, exercise program, health program... . (At volume it would be 70% or even 50% of that). Other pictures here give you some idea of where we live, physically, our property, our real estate, our neighborhood. If this experimental vehicle stabilises we will be able to live on income equal to the federal poverty level. If I had twice that, or 10 times that, or a thousand times that, I would continue to live as I do with no more money spent on myself because I don't want anything beyond what I have for myself. I also don't want to eat sand. I have only 12 hours of productive time per day ever since the major cancer treatment and operations. But those 12 hours are spent as best I know how working for goodness in creation because that is where I find Joy, the opposite of pleasure, and I find joy entirely preferable to pleasure. When I unknowingly worked for pleasure my income was 200 times the federal poverty level, and it was not enough. I spent just as much of my Waking Life working then as I do now. 100% of it. I need several billion dollars, seriously. Deadly serious. I would use every penny as I use every penny now, but much more amplitude is needed, to sell joy as the exact opposite of pleasure, a fact of which we are systematically and totally ignorant and or Worse, misinformed.

Regarding all the putrid hatred from the right, would this be going on if Democrats hadn't abandoned the working class for corporations? Asking for a friend.

Regarding all the putrid hatred from the right, would this be going on if Democrats hadn't abandoned the working class for corporations? Asking for a friend.

7.08.2018

The left, in screaming for rights, has lost all understanding of what is right.

The left, in screaming for rights, has lost all understanding of what is right.

It is to destroy morality to speak of it to others without first making of one's own life a shining example.

It is to destroy morality to speak of it to others without first making of one's own life a shining example.

To my surprise, my sadness, but I think it's correct, I've lost almost all sympathy for anyone of any station of any location who brings a child into this..

To my surprise, my sadness, but I think it's correct, I've lost almost all sympathy for anyone of any station of any location who brings a child into this 2018 World. I don't know if anyone else feels this way. It might make me a horrible person. I'm okay with that. Bringing a child into this world is an unspeakable Act of Cruelty to that child, and a criminal act of selfishness in my view. And to expect anyone later to make things right is hostage-taking, robbery, and morally Criminal.

I've concluded that it is morally Criminal to possess more than a profoundly modest tiny home and morally Criminal to allow anything less for anyone.

I've concluded that it is morally Criminal to possess more than a profoundly modest tiny home and morally Criminal to allow anything less for anyone.

How you spend your resources is the message of your life period.

How you spend your resources is the message of your life period.

We are duty-bound to communicate two others what in our best moments we would want communicated to ourselves if we two were acting evil or insane.

We are duty-bound to communicate two others what in our best moments we would want communicated to ourselves if we two were acting evil or insane.

We need to mind our own f****** business. And mind it in deed, not in Word. Humankind, creation, is our business.

We need to mind our own f****** business. And mind it in deed, not in Word. Humankind, creation, is our business.

7.06.2018

If it becomes a federal crime to speak against IsraHell it could be time for me to go and die in prison. If such evil is allowed by those outside I don't belong outside with them.

If it becomes a federal crime to speak against IsraHell it could be time for me to go and die in prison. If such evil is allowed by those outside I don't belong outside with them.

7.05.2018

If it becomes a federal crime to speak against IsraHell it could be time for me to go and die in prison. If such evil is allowed by those outside I don't belong outside with them.

If it becomes a federal crime to speak against IsraHell it could be time for me to go and die in prison. If such evil is allowed by those outside I don't belong outside with them.

Almost everything indicates that my life is of no account. I hate this fact but I do not mourn it. I have the peace and joy of knowing that every breath I attempt to do my very best. Every breath....

Almost everything indicates that my life is of no account. I hate this fact but I do not mourn it. I have the peace and joy of knowing that every breath I attempt to do my very best. Every breath. No credit to me, but that is the fact. Yet at this particular instant for no reason I can particularly identify, maybe a comment just made by someone, on my Facebook page, I find myself wondering if maybe I am doing a little bit of good more than I thought. I'll probably never know.