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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draw \Draw\, verb (used without an object)

1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well.

Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind.

2. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.

The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. --John iv. 11.

3. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.

Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much. --Addison.

4. (Med.) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.

5. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.

6. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.

So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou drawest, swear horrible. --Shak.

7. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures. "Skill in drawing." --Locke.

8. To become contracted; to shrink. "To draw into less room." --Bacon.

9. To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; -- with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.

10. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon.

You may draw on me for the expenses of your journey. --Jay.

11. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.

12. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating. "Greater hulks draw deep." --Shak.

{To draw to a head}. (a) (Med.) To begin to suppurate; to ripen, as a boil. (b) Fig.: To ripen, to approach the time for action; as, the plot draws to a head.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draw \Draw\, noun

1. The act of drawing; draught.

2. A lot or chance to be drawn.

3. the act of drawing a lot or chance. "The luck of the draw." [PJC]

3. A drawn game or battle, etc; a tied game; a tie. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the Note under {Drawbridge}. [U.S.]

5. The result of drawing, or state of being drawn; specif.: (a) A drawn battle, game, or the like. (b) The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by a drawing stroke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. That which is drawn or is subject to drawing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

draw \draw\ (dr[add]), verb (used with an object) [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. [root]73. Cf. 2d {Drag}, {Dray} a cart, 1st {Dredge}.]

1. To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow.

He cast him down to ground, and all along Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse. --Spenser.

He hastened to draw the stranger into a private room. --Sir W. Scott.

Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? --James ii. 6.

The arrow is now drawn to the head. --Atterbury.

2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.

The poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods. --Shak.

All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart. --Dryden.

3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc.

The drew out the staves of the ark. --2 Chron. v. 9.

Draw thee waters for the siege. --Nahum iii. 14.

I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet without drawing one drop of blood. --Wiseman. (b) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.

I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. --Ex. xv. 9. (c) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.

Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of themselves. --Cheyne.

Until you had drawn oaths from him. --Shak. (d) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.

We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history. --Burke. (e) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank. (f) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize. (g) To select by the drawing of lots.

Provided magistracies were filled by men freely chosen or drawn. --Freeman.

4. To remove the contents of; as: (a) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.

Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the milk as fast as it can generated. --Wiseman. (b) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.

In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe. --King.

5. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave. "Where I first drew air." --Milton.

Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan. --Dryden.

6. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.

How long her face is drawn! --Shak.

And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the mouth of Wye to that of Dee. --J. R. Green.

7. To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface; hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or picture.

8. To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to represent by words; to depict; to describe.

A flattering painter who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are. --Goldsmith.

Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move, Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power? --Prior.

9. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.

Clerk, draw a deed of gift. --Shak.

10. To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating; -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a ship draws ten feet of water.

11. To withdraw. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Go wash thy face, and draw the action. --Shak.

12. To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.

13. (Games) (a) (Cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket. (b) (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left. (c) (Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball. (d) (Curling) To throw up (the stone) gently. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

14. To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn. "Win, lose, or draw." [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

Note: Draw, in most of its uses, retains some shade of its original sense, to pull, to move forward by the application of force in advance, or to extend in length, and usually expresses an action as gradual or continuous, and leisurely. We pour liquid quickly, but we draw it in a continued stream. We force compliance by threats, but we draw it by gradual prevalence. We may write a letter with haste, but we draw a bill with slow caution and regard to a precise form. We draw a bar of metal by continued beating.

{To draw a bow}, to bend the bow by drawing the string for discharging the arrow.

{To draw a cover}, to clear a cover of the game it contains.

{To draw a curtain}, to cause a curtain to slide or move, either closing or unclosing. "Night draws the curtain, which the sun withdraws." --Herbert.

{To draw a line}, to fix a limit or boundary.

{To draw back}, to receive back, as duties on goods for exportation.

{To draw breath}, to breathe. --Shak.

{To draw cuts} or {To draw lots}. See under {Cut}, noun

{To draw in}. (a) To bring or pull in; to collect. (b) To entice; to inveigle.

{To draw interest}, to produce or gain interest.

{To draw off}, to withdraw; to abstract. --Addison.

{To draw on}, to bring on; to occasion; to cause. "War which either his negligence drew on, or his practices procured." --Hayward.

{To draw (one) out}, to elicit cunningly the thoughts and feelings of another.

{To draw out}, to stretch or extend; to protract; to spread out. -- "Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?" --Ps. lxxxv. 5. "Linked sweetness long drawn out." --Milton.

{To draw over}, to cause to come over, to induce to leave one part or side for the opposite one.

{To draw the longbow}, to exaggerate; to tell preposterous tales.

{To draw (one) to} or {To draw (one) on to} (something), to move, to incite, to induce. "How many actions most ridiculous hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy?" --Shak.

{To draw up}. (a) To compose in due form; to draught; to form in writing. (b) To arrange in order, as a body of troops; to array. "Drawn up in battle to receive the charge." --Dryden.

Syn: To {Draw}, {Drag}.

Usage: Draw differs from drag in this, that drag implies a natural inaptitude for drawing, or positive resistance; it is applied to things pulled or hauled along the ground, or moved with toil or difficulty. Draw is applied to all bodies moved by force in advance, whatever may be the degree of force; it commonly implies that some kind of aptitude or provision exists for drawing. Draw is the more general or generic term, and drag the more specific. We say, the horses draw a coach or wagon, but they drag it through mire; yet draw is properly used in both cases.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a gully that is shallower than a ravine

2: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had" [syn: {drawing card}, {draw}, {attraction}, {attractor}, {attracter}]

3: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" [syn: {draw}, {standoff}, {tie}]

4: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: {draw}, {lot}]

5: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"

6: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: {hook}, {draw}, {hooking}]

7: (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage [syn: {draw}, {draw play}]

8: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud" [syn: {draw}, {draw poker}]

9: the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly" [syn: {draw}, {haul}, {haulage}]


1: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" [syn: {pull}, {draw}, {force}] [ant: {force}, {push}]

2: get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association" [syn: {reap}, {draw}]

3: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: {trace}, {draw}, {line}, {describe}, {delineate}]

4: make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?" [syn: {draw}, {make}]

5: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim" [syn: {draw}, {pull}, {pull out}, {get out}, {take out}]

6: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"

7: take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel" [syn: {draw}, {take out}]

8: give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack" [syn: {describe}, {depict}, {draw}]

9: select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

10: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

11: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette" [syn: {puff}, {drag}, {draw}]

12: move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"

13: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank" [syn: {withdraw}, {draw}, {take out}, {draw off}] [ant: {bank}, {deposit}]

14: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: {draw}, {cast}]

15: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: {draw}, {get}]

16: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"

17: cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"

18: write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"

19: engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"

20: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"

21: allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"

22: require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"

23: pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes" [syn: {draw}, {quarter}, {draw and quarter}]

24: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter" [syn: {pull}, {draw}]

25: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn: {absorb}, {suck}, {imbibe}, {soak up}, {sop up}, {suck up}, {draw}, {take in}, {take up}]

26: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers" [syn: {attract}, {pull}, {pull in}, {draw}, {draw in}] [ant: {beat back}, {drive}, {force back}, {push back}, {repel}, {repulse}]

27: thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries" [syn: {string}, {thread}, {draw}]

28: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows" [syn: {pull back}, {draw}]

29: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: {guide}, {run}, {draw}, {pass}]

30: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" [syn: {tie}, {draw}]

31: contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"

32: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"

33: steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"

34: remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken" [syn: {disembowel}, {eviscerate}, {draw}]

35: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"

36: cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

See one of this website's companion websites at http://GlobalJubileeNow.org. This relates to the NSA's Utah Data Center. I am proposing that those kinds of online storage resources could be used for replicating accounts and transaction ledgers for electronic banking transactions for the whole human population. If we could do this then we could certainly end POVERTY and eliminate all TAXES and DEBT and provide FREE Universal Health Care and a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG). We need to reward producers when consumers consume their products and services, but we don't need to bill the consumer at the end of the day. The currency is virtual. It is created out of thin air. We just need to make sure everybody gets paid FAIR MARKET VALUE for their products and services. This is CREDIT without DEBT. This is an economic system based on GRANTS. This is what it means to have a truly NONPROFIT central bank dedicated to serving the PUBLIC INTEREST for the whole PUBLIC.


Here is my latest document on banking: https://define.com/media. Clicking on this link will download a .PDF version of an essay I wrote describing a SIMPLE bank database. I PLAGIARIZED a little bit in my first section summarizing the history of electronic banking and credit cards from the two sources below. Some of the sentences that contain names and dates are repeated in part in my summary nearly word-for-word without phrase-level attribution. I decided that I could remove this section entirely, add phrase level attribution, or leave it as is, CONFESS to my crimes and talk about COPYRIGHTS and PLAGIARISM. I went for the most EDUCATIONAL option, as I am COMPELLED to do. It is USEFUL in this context to leave it all as is, although I put a disclaimer and CONFESSION in the front of the first section for this audience. That section was just a brief history of the topic and was not part of the grading rubric. The part that was graded was "MY BANK DESCRIPTION" and all that follows, beginning on Page 5, which is completely original. Some of the material in the first section on Pages 3 and 4 about checking accounts is completely original, and for the most part, the rest of the first section is in my own words, except when it isn't. Here is the EVIDENCE. I got full points. Should I be kicked out of school or sued by the authors below? You be the judge. By the time my trial is over, we will all know more about banking and our PUBLIC funding and DEBT PROBLEMS will be SOLVED.


Grabianowski, Ed. HowStuffWorks.com. How Currency Works, Forms of Currency: Electronic. Click here for that link.

Woolsey, Ben and Gerson, Emily. CreditCards.com. The history of credit cards. Click here for that link.


Here is my YouTube channel. I am grateful to CNN and MSNBC and C-SPAN and the Science Channel for letting me use their COPYRIGHTED videos. I realize that as a FAIR USE case the upper hand is theirs and I am totally at their mercy in terms of COPYRIGHTS. I display these videos on YouTube at the pleasure of the COPYRIGHT holders. Hopefully my presentation here is in the PUBLIC INTEREST and this isn't considered PIRACY or THEFT or ABUSE. I did the closed-captioning myself using my own VideoCritter application. This may have caught the attention of security professionals as I allow anonymous unicode subtitle creation. So some of the people who use my site do so anonymously. Many of the visitors are from foreign countries. It's really SIMPLE for a transcriber to use because the ENTER key has multiple functions. It STOPS the video, SAVES the caption and RESTARTS the video.

SCIENCE: Here's the story. Here's the story.
Social Security Administration
National Science Foundation
Federation of American Scientists

and future high tech alternatives to
The World Bank
EXAMPLE DEBATE DISCUSS SOLVE SOLUTION The FREE World Bank Supercomputing. This is where I'd put my bank.  The NSA Utah Data Center. PRIVACY PRIVATE Green Technologies

The above YouTube video is Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC DISCUSSING Frances Perkins, the Labor Secretary for Franklin D. Roosevelt. She's the woman who came up with Social Security and made possible Medicare in the U.S.A. Those programs are very dear to me. I am currently receiving Social Security Disability and Medicare and Medicaid. I owe my survival and mental health and physical health to Frances Perkins. Both of my parents rely on their Social Security retirement incomes and Medicare health coverage. With the all-electronic bank I am proposing, we could fund such programs without TAXES. We could also give the Medicare and Medicaid doctors a raise.

Click here to visit my YouTube channel. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid MENTAL ILLNESS SUPERINTELLIGENCE CITIZEN DEMOCRACY

I am extremely fortunate to be an American CITIZEN and to have the support of my government. With these systems, I have a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) ($1,709/month) and 100% health care coverage. I may never be wealthy, but at least I am comfortable and able to participate in the economy. Without this help, I would be either homeless or dead. With it, I have computers, software, reliable transportation, an iPhone, cable TV, cable internet and a refrigerator and pantry stocked with healthy organic food. My basic human needs are met and I enjoy FREEDOM and LIBERTY and am able to pursue my own happiness in relative SAFETY and SECURITY. I surf the web and I go to stores and buy stuff. I drive around. I get to be INSANE and FREE at the same time.

Actually, I'm quite sane. I just have manic episodes in which I do crazy things. And when I'm not manic, I hold some ideas and beliefs about technologies that are not widely acknowledged to exist yet with such a level of conviction and certainty and interest and enthusiasm that I am diagnosed as being delusional. I've seen and done some things that nobody else has seen and done before, according to conventional wisdom. My medication prescribing nurse has a PhD in nursing. She says she really doesn't know what technologies exist in SECRET and that I may be perfectly correct about advanced nanotechnology being at the root of many of my more intense experiences, as she writes my prescription for an antipsychotic medication, two different antidepressants and a mood stabilizer. I see her every three months.

Medicare and Medicaid pay for these medications and all the accompanying doctor visits and psychotherapy. I see a really empathetic and smart woman with a Master's degree in psychology who treats me with unconditional positive regard every two weeks. She always offers insightful and constructive positive feedback. My copay is $1.20 on each medication. This is how the system is treating me. I am a very cooperative patient. I get to work on my issues for a living. I try to give back so that society gets its money's worth out of me. I share my thoughts and make an EXAMPLE out of myself. Bipolar with Psychosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, PTSD. I have all of the above.

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1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

I don't need to be rich to be happy. I remain a productive CITIZEN by being creative and sharing my IDEAS and work when I am able to. I try very hard to serve the PUBLIC INTEREST. This NONPROFIT website is an EXAMPLE of that. This is my little OPEN and TRANSPARENT corner of the World Wide Web where I can speak my mind in plain and SIMPLE language to say something that needs to be said on behalf of the great unrepresented majority. I have a severe mental ILLNESS. I try to be OPEN and TRANSPARENT about it. My government knows me well. I have been vetted. I am allowed to speak these words. They haven't taken me down yet. They're still paying me. While I may be a highly imperfect and deeply flawed messenger, I believe my message will have resonance with the economic 99% - and the scientific, academic, engineering, medical and nursing communities. That is my constituency. That's who's approval I am seeking. I am prepared to DISCUSS the whole financial system. I want something to be done about this. I am an activist. This is my activism. We need to create a new funding mechanism to replace TAXES.


As an EDUCATED layperson who is also a FUTURIST and technologist in spirit, I see plenty of room for improvement and tremendous opportunities that are available to us given our modern tools which have heretofore been unavailable to humanity at large at a cost that is affordable. While our government Social Security system works as designed by Frances Perkins and her mathematicians and long-term planners, it is an exception to the rule. On the whole, our financial system is clearly BROKEN. Money transfers take days instead of seconds. Transaction fees and INTEREST rates are usurious. If somebody buys a video download from me via PayPal for $10, PayPal keeps $0.59 and I get $9.41. Is this the best payment system we can come up with? It's a SIMPLE money transfer from them to me. It takes 2-3 days to arrive in my checking account. Why do I have to pay 59 cents? This banking system sucks. Let's use our advanced automation technology to make that process 100% FREE and REAL TIME.


Our government is a dysfunctional mess and we are in a state of crisis when it comes to funding our long-term social welfare and PUBLIC infrastructure needs. We are in BIG TROUBLE and need to make some major systemic CHANGES to the way our economy operates. Our government is no longer capable of managing the task of responsible PUBLIC FUNDING for the long term. We cannot borrow or tax our way out of this. We need to look elsewhere. We have to entertain new IDEAS that are dramatically different than what we're getting out of our present leaders. We need more innovative and DEMOCRATIC solutions. Not EVERYBODY wears a business suit to work. Our leaders don't have to wear business suits. There are some very smart people with great leadership skills who don't wear business suits to work. POLITICIANS, generally speaking, in modern times, with some notable exeptions, are CORRUPT.


While plans for a utopia or panacea are unrealistic, we can clearly do much better than what we are doing today by using our computing and communication technologies to get us much closer to the ideal. If we migrate away from cash that needs to be stored in retail vaults and counted by tellers and clerks to virtual currencies, the engineers at Google or Amazon could design a better OPEN STANDARDS-based REAL TIME banking infrastructure than what we are getting from JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, BNY Mellon, U.S. Bancorp, HSBC, PNC Financial Services Group, Capital One, PayPal, MasterCard and Visa.

In the age of the global internet, these are OBSOLETE undemocratic behemoths whose retail functions could be largely automated for the PUBLIC good. I would trust my future to the engineers of M.I.T. or Silicon Valley over the bankers on Wall Street or the POLITICIANS in Washington, D.C. I propose we realistically consider our options and enlist the help of the EDUCATED smart people who are PHILANTHROPIC HUMANITARIANS rather than just the EDUCATED smart people who are economic and political sociopaths and gamesmen. We need new leadership and real DEMOCRACY. Our banking system sucks. Our systems of PUBLIC FUNDING are CORRUPT and mismanaged by professional bureaucrats, the vast majority of whom are neither TRANSPARENT nor TRUTHFUL nor concerned with the welfare of the majority.

While our current system provides for my modest personal needs as a disabled American, I THINK that we have the technology today to upgrade our financial system to something that is much more USEFUL and effective in addressing POVERTY, health care and the greenhouse gas emissions caused by our present-day carbon-based energy infrastructure. We can migrate to a system that transfers the PUBLIC FUNDING role from COERCIVE TAXATION by the state to FIRST PRINCIPLE-based financing using smart electronic currencies issued by a completely modernized geographically distributed online central bank with a decentralized computing infrastructure.

This is one possible way to transition very quickly away from the petroleum economy to a highly automated green economy as soon as humanly possible to efficiently address climate CHANGE using all the modern resources at our disposal. This is a high technology Libertarian solution that Capitalists and Progressives and Socialists alike will appreciate. This is the socially and environmentally responsible brand of Libertarianism, not the Ayn Rand "fend-for-yourself, go back to the Gold Standard, screw EVERYBODY else" brand of Libertarianism. We cannot satisfy all of these parties simultaneously without losing any essential services using our current physical systems. We care about people yet seek to automate their jobs. How can they keep their income without their jobs?

Automation and globalization displace human workers. I propose a system that addresses the needs of these displaced workers, many of whom will be the bankers and insurers whose functions I am suggesting we automate. We cannot responsibly envision massive automation and global FREE trade without considering the plight of the poor and unemployed. Human beings are more important than corporate profits. We know what computers can do. It's time to let the ROBOTS serve the INTERESTS of the majority of human beings.

ROBOTS Eye and Pyramid Banking Reform Challenge

We need worldwide solutions to our urgent global PROBLEMS that can be enacted much more quickly than our current cash currency-based systems will permit. We have to THINK beyond the capabilities of individual nation states about solutions that can only be achieved by humankind as a whole.

Most strife in the world is caused by POVERTY and CONFLICT that results from ignorance and CORRUPTION. I propose that we use our computing and communications technologies to address all of these PROBLEMS directly and immediately by calling upon the scientific community and high technology sectors to reform and automate the banking sector to the greatest degree possible. If we THINK of the whole system as a virtual reality game and move beyond cash currencies, we can devise mechanisms to provide a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) and FREE universal healthcare for CITIZENS of all ages everywhere without TAXATION or runaway inflation. If we start over with these GOALS in mind, why not design a system that is a Win/Win for all parties?

The internet gives us options that Frances Perkins could not have foreseen. We have the technology now to create a whole new ball game that respects the priorities of the rich and poor alike. The purpose of the MONETARY SYSTEM should be to encourage and support participation in healthy trade by all members of society. Creating new markets and ensuring universal voluntary participation should be priority one. Our money should support our shared social and environmental GOALS and VALUES by its very design. We need to redefine commerce. Presently, the wrong people are calling the shots and greed rules. We can correct that by carefully designing a more INTELLIGENT and ACCOUNTABLE and OPEN and TRANSPARENT DEMOCRATIC system.

Democrats and Republicans

I believe that we can unite the political left and right by designing a system that addresses the need for significant increases in PUBLIC FUNDING by addressing our common social and environmental needs without punishing wealthy individuals and entrepreneurs. However, I would significantly transform the banking sector by automating most retail banking functions such as checking and savings and consumer credit cards.

Rather than having a central bank such as the U.S. Federal Reserve bank fund the economy by purchasing bonds and providing near zero-INTEREST loans to commercial banks who then provide consumer credit at significantly higher INTEREST rates, I would generate electronic capital that is provided directly to consumers without intermediaries from the central bank itself. It's a FREE NONPROFIT bank. With automation, we can eliminate the middle man and ensure that 100% of financial resources are used directly in commerce without being siphoned off by a financial services sector that is using automation, marketing, processing DELAYS and complex financial instruments to SIMPLY game the system at the expense of businesses and consumers.

Automation should serve the PUBLIC first, not punish it or fine it for SIMPLY engaging in trade. In the 21st century, we can create new mechanisms of PUBLIC FUNDING that don't require selling government bonds and passing on PUBLIC DEBT to future generations. That is not ethical or sustainable in a global FREE-trade economy. We need a better system that relieves the PUBLIC from the HARM caused by short-sighted POLITICIANS who undemocratically incur state DEBT which cannot be repaid without levels of TAXATION that are politically unachievable.

We need to find ways to turn over the PUBLIC FUNDING mechanisms to the global scientific community rather than the POLITICIANS who lack the knowledge and skill and foresight and integrity to address our urgent PROBLEMS in the time frames required to avoid senseless and avoidable environmental and social HARM. We have to CHANGE the game. Money doesn't have to be the root of all evil.

The U.S. Dollar

In a more INTELLIGENT REAL TIME system, certain forms of smart currencies may be used for specific purposes or be set to expire or convert to other forms upon certain conditions or after certain clearly defined social and environmental objectives have been met. The IDEA is to provide for a high QUALITY of living in modernity with maximum FREEDOM and civil liberties for the vast majority of CITIZENS. If you are going to introduce some new capital into the world economy, this is the way to do it, not by creating PUBLIC and PRIVATE and consumer DEBT. In a DEMOCRACY, you have to be smarter than that. I'm very passionate about this. I'll say it on the record for the archives.

The U.S. Federal Reserve System

Once we go virtual with our money, we can do amazing things and increase participation in the economy by enabling the poor to become consumers which vastly expands the market for producers. This is a METHOD of producing new markets where there was once no money or natural resources. Such a system will provide new opportunities for international trade and wealth creation in a way that brings undeveloped nations into modernity by directly addressing POVERTY and CORRUPTION on a global scale.

I'm INTERESTED in using the internet to create a global infrastructure for REAL TIME electronic banking with our computers and mobile devices in a system that is specifically designed to avoid financial transaction fees and merchant fees and INTEREST rates and TAXES. I believe that REAL TIME banking should be a FREE PUBLIC utility that can fund itself. Obviously, this means that you need to trust the bank to protect your PRIVACY, which means you don't design such systems to be ACCOUNTABLE to the existing systems which are administratively CORRUPT and far from DEMOCRATIC. You need new mechanisms of ACCOUNTABILITY, SECURITY and TRANSPARENCY. Our current systems don't fit the bill because they are not ACCOUNTABLE to the general CITIZENRY, SECURE from unreasonable searches and seizure and TRANSPARENT to the greatest degree possible. The majority of the world's people are broke and CORRUPTION and graft and theft are widespread. We can fix this by purposefully and intentionally designing systems to address these realities.

I envision a world in which EVERYBODY who wants to have a smart phone with internet access can have one for FREE and the central bank provides FREE ACCOUNTS directly to these CITIZENS without forcing the PUBLIC to rely on intermediary for-profit banks. Such a bank would use electronic currencies that are programmable. The banking functions would be governed by secular FIRST PRINCIPLES that ensure that the rules for grants and loans adhere to the PUBLIC and environmental INTEREST at all times. Such a system would not eliminate for profit commercial banks and investment banks, but it would provide a FREE low level REAL TIME banking infrastructure upon which higher level for-profit banking functions would operate. Fundamentally, the NONPROFIT layer would provide FREE online REAL TIME banking services that would take over the checking and savings functions of brick and mortar cash-based retail banks. If a casino needs financing, however, they can try their luck with a for-profit bank.

The objective is to use modern automation and computing services to serve the PUBLIC first rather than using automation to SIMPLY perpetuate the wealth of the banking sector itself. The current system of TAXATION and monetary distribution is fatally flawed by our BROKEN political processes in which the INTERESTS of the majority take a back seat to corporate profit INTERESTS. Most POLITICIANS SIMPLY act on behalf of their sponsors which means de facto that BRIBERY is the law of the land. Fund-raising is Job #1. A government Of, By and For "We the People" is now an unfulfilled collective wish. We have the collective power and intelligence to fix these PROBLEMS quickly. We have the technology to make a QUANTUM LEAP today without incurring more PUBLIC and PRIVATE DEBT.

Monetary System

We have to RETHINK the whole economic system from the smartphone up. Can we come up with a MONETARY SYSTEM that doesn't require COERCIVE TAXATION, yet provides for the basic human RIGHTS to clean drinking water, electricity, internet access, the best available health care, healthy food and green transportation? Yes. The whole communications and transportation and energy infrastructure needs to be upgraded on a global scale as soon as possible. So how soon IS possible, if we use all the tools that we have at our disposal today? In order to get the money for that so that we can do everything that needs to be done as soon as humanly possible, we can come up with a new smarter MONETARY SYSTEM from scratch.

I suggest we let the world scientific community figure out a better system from a global perspective. I'm confident that they're capable of figuring something out that has a robust budget for science and health care and green energy and global scale infrastructure upgrades. We can REWARD the merchants when the consumers consume their products and services. We can keep track of those kinds of numbers.

We need new sources of PUBLIC FUNDING. We can THINK up MONETARY SYSTEMS that don't require TAXATION and that don't permit POVERTY and unnecessary SUFFERING and untreated ILLNESS at the same time. We need to help each other get our collective PROBLEMS solved by placing science and the PUBLIC INTEREST ahead of banks and insurance companies. These are worthwhile PHILANTHROPIC, HUMANITARIAN and environmental GOALS that are achievable today if we put our heads together. With these DESIGN GOALS as a starting point, we should be able to get EVERYBODY on the same page in order to achieve a basic and fundamental CONSENSUS. This is a call to action. This is a page. You're on it. We need to Think BIG.


Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. - Ken the self-described ROBOT. Please don't judge me harshly. If you experienced my life as I've experienced it, you would be very kind and tolerant and OPEN and TRANSPARENT and grateful and appreciative. Not that I haven't HURT innocent people in my time. I've done a lot of DAMAGE in my day. Yes, I'm a rebel who challenges authority. I don't like ABUSE of power. I take my REVENGE on the perpetrators. I try not to be a HYPOCRITE. I have certainly ABUSED my share of power along the way. The best I can do is provide fodder for EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION. I don't want to be in charge of anything. I am not going to ask you to TRUST me with your SECRETS. I am not going to sign a nondisclosure agreement. I am all about DISCLOSURE. If you want to say something to the world, say it to me. I am allowed to share what I know and I do. I am a messaging system and I have a lot to say and I am COMPELLED to say it. Crazy Ken gets the message out.