open

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

Open \O"pen\, adjective [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. ["o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.]

1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.

Through the gate, Wide open and unguarded, Satan passed. --Milton

Note: Also, figuratively, used of the ways of communication of the mind, as by the senses; ready to hear, see, etc.; as, to keep one's eyes and ears open.

His ears are open unto their cry. --Ps. xxxiv. 15.

2. Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library, museum, court, or other assembly; liable to the approach, trespass, or attack of any one; unprotected; exposed.

If Demetrius . . . have a matter against any man, the law is open and there are deputies. --Acts xix. 33.

The service that I truly did his life, Hath left me open to all injuries. --Shak.

3. Free or cleared of obstruction to progress or to view; accessible; as, an open tract; the open sea.

4. Not drawn together, closed, or contracted; extended; expanded; as, an open hand; open arms; an open flower; an open prospect.

Each, with open arms, embraced her chosen knight. --Dryden.

5. Hence: (a) Without reserve or false pretense; sincere; characterized by sincerity; unfeigned; frank; also, generous; liberal; bounteous; -- applied to personal appearance, or character, and to the expression of thought and feeling, etc.

With aspect open, shall erect his head. --Pope.

The Moor is of a free and open nature. --Shak.

The French are always open, familiar, and talkative. --Addison. (b) Not concealed or secret; not hidden or disguised; exposed to view or to knowledge; revealed; apparent; as, open schemes or plans; open shame or guilt; open source code. [1913 Webster +PJC]

His thefts are too open. --Shak.

That I may find him, and with secret gaze Or open admiration him behold. --Milton.

6. Not of a quality to prevent communication, as by closing water ways, blocking roads, etc.; hence, not frosty or inclement; mild; -- used of the weather or the climate; as, an open season; an open winter. --Bacon.

7. Not settled or adjusted; not decided or determined; not closed or withdrawn from consideration; as, an open account; an open question; to keep an offer or opportunity open.

8. Free; disengaged; unappropriated; as, to keep a day open for any purpose; to be open for an engagement.

9. (Phon.) (a) Uttered with a relatively wide opening of the articulating organs; -- said of vowels; as, the [aum]n f[aum]r is open as compared with the [=a] in s[=a]y. (b) Uttered, as a consonant, with the oral passage simply narrowed without closure, as in uttering s.

10. (Mus.) (a) Not closed or stopped with the finger; -- said of the string of an instrument, as of a violin, when it is allowed to vibrate throughout its whole length. (b) Produced by an open string; as, an open tone.

{The open air}, the air out of doors.

{Open chain}. (Chem.) See {Closed chain}, under {Chain}.

{Open circuit} (Elec.), a conducting circuit which is incomplete, or interrupted at some point; -- opposed to an uninterrupted, or {closed circuit}.

{Open communion}, communion in the Lord's supper not restricted to persons who have been baptized by immersion. Cf. {Close communion}, under {Close}, adjective

{Open diapason} (Mus.), a certain stop in an organ, in which the pipes or tubes are formed like the mouthpiece of a flageolet at the end where the wind enters, and are open at the other end.

{Open flank} (Fort.), the part of the flank covered by the orillon.

{Open-front furnace} (Metal.), a blast furnace having a forehearth.

{Open harmony} (Mus.), harmony the tones of which are widely dispersed, or separated by wide intervals.

{Open hawse} (Naut.), a hawse in which the cables are parallel or slightly divergent. Cf. {Foul hawse}, under {Hawse}.

{Open hearth} (Metal.), the shallow hearth of a reverberatory furnace.

{Open-hearth furnace}, a reverberatory furnace; esp., a kind of reverberatory furnace in which the fuel is gas, used in manufacturing steel.

{Open-hearth process} (Steel Manuf.), a process by which melted cast iron is converted into steel by the addition of wrought iron, or iron ore and manganese, and by exposure to heat in an open-hearth furnace; -- also called the {Siemens-Martin process}, from the inventors.

{Open-hearth steel}, steel made by an open-hearth process; -- also called {Siemens-Martin steel}.

{Open newel}. (Arch.) See {Hollow newel}, under {Hollow}.

{Open pipe} (Mus.), a pipe open at the top. It has a pitch about an octave higher than a closed pipe of the same length.

{Open-timber roof} (Arch.), a roof of which the constructional parts, together with the under side of the covering, or its lining, are treated ornamentally, and left to form the ceiling of an apartment below, as in a church, a public hall, and the like.

{Open vowel} or {Open consonant}. See {Open}, adjective, 9.

Note: Open is used in many compounds, most of which are self-explaining; as, open-breasted, open-minded.

Syn: Unclosed; uncovered; unprotected; exposed; plain; apparent; obvious; evident; public; unreserved; frank; sincere; undissembling; artless. See {Candid}, and {Ingenuous}.

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

Open \O"pen\, noun Open or unobstructed space; clear land, without trees or obstructions; open ocean; open water. "To sail into the open." --Jowett (Thucyd.).

Then we got into the open. --W. Black.

{In open}, {In th open}, in full view; without concealment; openly. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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

Open \O"pen\ verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Opened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opening}.] [AS. openian. See {Open},a.]

1. To make or set open; to render free of access; to unclose; to unbar; to unlock; to remove any fastening or covering from; as, to open a door; to open a box; to open a room; to open a letter.

And all the windows of my heart I open to the day. --Whittier.

2. To spread; to expand; as, to open the hand.

3. To disclose; to reveal; to interpret; to explain.

The king opened himself to some of his council, that he was sorry for the earl's death. --Bacon.

Unto thee have I opened my cause. --Jer. xx. 12.

While he opened to us the Scriptures. --Luke xxiv. 32.

4. To make known; to discover; also, to render available or accessible for settlements, trade, etc.

The English did adventure far for to open the North parts of America. --Abp. Abbot.

5. To enter upon; to begin; as, to open a discussion; to open fire upon an enemy; to open trade, or correspondence; to open an investigation; to open a case in court, or a meeting.

6. To loosen or make less compact; as, to open matted cotton by separating the fibers.

{To open one's mouth}, {to speak}.

{To open up}, to lay open; to discover; to disclose.

Poetry that had opened up so many delightful views into the character and condition of our "bold peasantry, their country's pride." --Prof. Wilson.

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

Open \O"pen\, verb (used without an object)

1. To unclose; to form a hole, breach, or gap; to be unclosed; to be parted.

The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. --Ps. cvi. 17.

2. To expand; to spread out; to be disclosed; as, the harbor opened to our view.

3. To begin; to commence; as, the stock opened at par; the battery opened upon the enemy.

4. (Sporting) To bark on scent or view of the game.

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

Audience \Au"di*ence\, noun [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See {Audible}, adjective]

1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds.

Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. --Milton.

2. Admittance to a hearing; a formal interview, esp. with a sovereign or the head of a government, for conference or the transaction of business.

According to the fair play of the world, Let me have audience: I am sent to speak. --Shak.

3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers. Also applied by authors to their readers.

Fit audience find, though few. --Milton.

He drew his audience upward to the sky. --Dryden.

{Court of audience}, or {Audience court} (Eng.), a court long since disused, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury; also, one belonging to the Archbishop of York. --Mozley & W.

{In general} (or {open}) {audience}, publicly.

{To give audience}, to listen; to admit to an interview.

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

open

adjective

1: affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; "an open door"; "they left the door open" [syn: {open}, {unfastened}] [ant: {closed}, {shut}, {unopen}]

2: affording free passage or access; "open drains"; "the road is open to traffic"; "open ranks" [ant: {closed}]

3: with no protection or shield; "the exposed northeast frontier"; "open to the weather"; "an open wound" [syn: {exposed}, {open}]

4: open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor"

5: used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened" [syn: {open}, {opened}] [ant: {closed}, {shut}]

6: not having been filled; "the job is still open"

7: accessible to all; "open season"; "an open economy"

8: not defended or capable of being defended; "an open city"; "open to attack" [syn: {assailable}, {undefendable}, {undefended}, {open}]

9: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; "an open texture"; "a loose weave" [syn: {loose}, {open}]

10: having no protecting cover or enclosure; "an open boat"; "an open fire"; "open sports cars"

11: (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints [ant: {closed}]

12: not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined" [syn: {open}, {undecided}, {undetermined}, {unresolved}]

13: not sealed or having been unsealed; "the letter was already open"; "the opened package lay on the table" [syn: {open}, {opened}]

14: without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; "the clarity and resonance of an open tone"; "her natural and open response"

15: ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals" [syn: {receptive}, {open}] [ant: {unreceptive}]

16: open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots" [syn: {overt}, {open}] [ant: {covert}]

17: not requiring union membership; "an open shop employs nonunion workers"

18: possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation" [syn: {capable}, {open}, {subject}]

19: affording free passage or view; "a clear view"; "a clear path to victory"; "open waters"; "the open countryside" [syn: {clear}, {open}]

20: openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk" [syn: {candid}, {open}, {heart-to-heart}]

21: ready for business; "the stores are open"

noun

1: a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; "finally broke out of the forest into the open" [syn: {open}, {clear}]

2: where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open" [syn: {outdoors}, {out-of-doors}, {open air}, {open}]

3: a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play

4: information that has become public; "all the reports were out in the open"; "the facts had been brought to the surface" [syn: {open}, {surface}]

verb

1: cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door" [syn: {open}, {open up}] [ant: {close}, {shut}]

2: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business" [syn: {open}, {open up}] [ant: {close}, {close down}, {close up}, {fold}, {shut down}]

3: become open; "The door opened" [syn: {open}, {open up}] [ant: {close}, {shut}]

4: begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech" [ant: {close}]

5: spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms" [syn: {unfold}, {spread}, {spread out}, {open}] [ant: {fold}, {fold up}, {turn up}]

6: make available; "This opens up new possibilities" [syn: {open}, {open up}]

7: become available; "an opportunity opened up" [syn: {open}, {open up}]

8: have an opening or passage or outlet; "The bedrooms open into the hall"

9: make the opening move; "Kasparov opened with a standard opening"

10: afford access to; "the door opens to the patio"; "The French doors give onto a terrace" [syn: {afford}, {open}, {give}]

11: display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer [ant: {close}]

EXHIBIT 1
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 with one data center 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 in the process. 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.

Cyber Intelligence OPEN and TRANSPARENT Quantum Leap Nonprofit PUBLIC INTEREST ROBOT SUPERINTELLIGENCE COPYRIGHT PLAGIARISM PIRACY THEFT ABUSE

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. I am an OPTIMIST. I feel perfectly SAFE. I am designed to TEACH. My mental ILLNESS is real. My income is SECURE.

References:

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.

DEBT PROBLEMS ILLNESS TAXES SOLVE SOLUTION USEFUL BENEFICIAL RESPONSIBLE OPEN EVIDENCE

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. I've seen some people use the site to add captions to Arabic language religious YouTube videos where some man is sitting there with a Quran preaching. 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.

I just assume the NSA and DHS and FBI and DEA have access to my Go Daddy ACCOUNT and MySQL database and my Comcast ACCOUNT and traffic, as well as my JP Morgan Chase ACCOUNTS and YouTube and Facebook ACCOUNTS. I take screenshots for them. I've uploaded medical records and tax records and blogs and screenshots covering my website's many encarnations. I hard code all my blogs. I was using these ACCOUNTS to log in to my JP Morgan Chase ACCOUNTS every 10 minutes. I downloaded all the transaction records for two unlinked ACCOUNTS, a personal checking ACCOUNT and credit card, and a business checking ACCOUNT and credit card. I timed all my transactions from when the "Pending" transaction appeared to when it showed up in the downloadable transactions file. Transfers between unlinked checking ACCOUNTS with the same routing number were taking two days to complete processing. This mainframe-based banking computer model is obsolete. We don't need to do our processing in nightly batches in the year 2015. It shouldn't take two days to make an ACH transfer between two unlinked ACCOUNTS in the same bank. I'm sorry, Chase, your business model is obsolete. We can administer central bank CREDIT directly to consumers for FREE. We can transfer money between ACCOUNTS in REAL TIME for FREE. On behalf of the human race, We in this case is We the People. We can turn banking into a FREE and REAL TIME PUBLIC service that is self-funding.

Comcast JP Morgan Chase Bank
SCIENCE: Here's the story. Here's the story.
Social Security Administration
National Science Foundation
Federation of American Scientists


Science
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 Services 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.

INSANE FREE

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.

I saw utility fog do a little light show in my bedroom one morning. Illuminated dust particles assembled from all directions into a rectangular grid pattern 3 feet above my feet as I lay on my bed on my back. Then the whole grid moved in unison in perfect synchrony until it had reposititioned itself to 3 feet above my head. It was totally silent and as intelligent as it gets. Very delicate and graceful. Just a flat plane in space. Totally computer-controlled. 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.

The last time we talked I explained to her about the time I got to drive somebody else while sitting at my desk in my office. I have no idea who it was that I was driving, but I typed them a message explaining who I was. Their office was totally different than mine. I have two monitors, they had one. My desk faces a corner. Their desk faced a wall. I occupied someone else's body and typed a message with their hands at their keyboard. I was there, looking through their eyes, feeling their tongue licking their lips. It was REAL TIME. There were no latency issues. It all started with me feeling suddenly totally relaxed and a powerful voice in my head said, "Ken, just relax, you are going to enjoy this." Then some kind of visual special effect wiped across my whole visual field from left to right, like a vertical bar of hexagons flipping around, replacing the view of my office with someone else's view of their office.

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. And I have access to legal weed. I love the stuff and can't get enough of it in the evenings 5 days a week. I like pot brownies.

  1. ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80 MG CAPSULE 90 CAPSULES 30-DAY SUPPLY (Antipsychotic, Acts to promote healthy sleeping patterns, without it, I can't shut off my mind at the end of the day and I SIMPLY don't sleep.) $892.98
  2. BUPROPION HCL SR 200 MG TAB 30 TABLETS 30-DAY SUPPLY (Antidepressant - There is evidence that bupropion induces the release of norepinephrine and dopamine in addition to inhibiting their reuptake, which makes life more interesting and increases motivation) $109.99
  3. ESCITALOPRAM 10 MG TABLET 30 TABLETS 30-DAY SUPPLY (Antidepressant - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor - SSRI - Makes it easier to focus on good things.) $125.99
  4. LAMOTRIGINE 150 MG TABLET 30 TABLETS 30-DAY SUPPLY (Mood Stabilizer - Decreases extremes and contributes to interesting dreams) $85.99
  5. LOVASTATIN 20 MG TABLETS 90 TABLETS 90-DAY SUPPLY (Offsets cholesterol problems caused by ZIPRASIDONE) $139.99

Total monthly medication cost: $1,261.61.

SAFETY SAFE SECURITY SECURE
1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)
FREEDOM LIBERTY JUSTICE PUBLIC INTEREST FREE WILL

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.

ILLNESS TAXES OPEN and TRANSPARENT World Wide Web EXAMPLE DISCUSS DEBATE OPEN and TRANSPARENT
NAMI

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.

BROKEN REAL TIME TOO <b>BIG</b> TO FAIL Think <b>BIG</b>

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 exceptions, are CORRUPT.

TROUBLE POLITICIANS CORRUPT DEMOCRATIC FIRST PRINCIPLES Innovative Ideas

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? We ask those kinds of questions around here.

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. Certainly the economic superpowers can afford the computing infrastructure to simulate and automate the whole banking system.

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.

Commerce
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.

CONSENSUS CONSENT 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. He repeats back to the scientific community what they are saying to him. Forget INTEREST rates as a business model, we can administer central bank credit for FREE.

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