David Eggleton
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Federal Reserve Bank Researchers Proposed Bailing out 99% in 2008

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark E. Smith Dec 20, 2011. 1 Reply

For Immediate Release: Federal reserve bank researchers proposed plan to save people from foreclosure, and through them the banks and the financial system. Action not taken by government.CAMBRIDGE,…Continue

Tags: Treasury, Paulson, Goldman Sachs, financial crisis, mortgage

Presidential Warnings #2

Started Dec 15, 2011 0 Replies

"We face a hostile ideology -- global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method. Unhappily the danger is (sic) poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To…Continue

Presidential Warnings #1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark E. Smith Dec 14, 2011. 1 Reply

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places…Continue

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Wishing to assess the potential convergence of my involvement in renewal of our culture and its hopes for reconfiguration of society.

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If one has a pulse, breathes and takes water and food, if one loves, if one has a thought of one's own right now and a conscience, one is a spirited, natural being, with potential for increasing intimacy with Life.

Especially in the last 400 years, much has been achieved through disregard of humanity - and through media, over the last 90 years - to prevent and dissolve that combination in most people, but it's not really far off.
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The Crash Course by Chris Martenson

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Gandhi: "Satyagraha is a process of educating public opinion such that it covers all the elements of society and in the end makes itself irresistible."



Every man his own radical,

Every man his own Thinker,

every man his own ideals,

every man his own understudy

and his own actor when

the time for action comes --

that is the only basis for radicalism.

That is the only basis on which

the present order of society

will be changed.

Scott Nearing during a debate, 1932

David Eggleton's Blog

Opportunity's in Design

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

What you see in my title has one meaning. What you hear in it has another. I will address both meanings.

If you are un- or underemployed, you would like, and may often dream of, a new, more authentic and secure foundation for living.  You would like, and may often dream of, giving your best in a setting characterized by individuals giving their distinctive bests.  You are very weary of reading and hearing that people are lazy, ignorant and indifferent, concerned primarily about how…


The Hopes of 3 Out of 4 for More Than Finger Pointing Are Fading

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 1:47pm 3 Comments

Lindsay Newland Bowker brought the fact of declining general public support for #Occupy to us yesterday in a status post that was soon off the site's front page.  She asked what it means.  My thought is in my title for this blog.

We live in a time that mixes confusion concerning wants and needs with profusion of offers to satisfy both.  Once someones complain or cry foul, people want to know…


Getting Past Getting By

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 8:30am 2 Comments

(Copied and pasted from the Transition in Action site, now edited to recognize #Occupy.)


In another blog, I decried the resignation that saturates our culture.  Deep down, people have known that real life isn't so hard and precarious as is the real world.  People knew that…


What and How We Think of People: A Consequential Choice

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

In the USA and places with related cultures, the dominant paradigm (conception or view) of the human being is a negative one.  It was imposed and is sustained.  As a result of its ongoing influence, both expectations and hopes of humans, in general, are low.  While accepted etiquette prevents much direct and malicious disrespect, forms of What did you expect? and They'll change only at the last minute, or later! and You've got to…


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At 12:25am on September 29, 2012, Cheryl Honey said…

Thank you David for your acknowledgement. I wonder sometimes with all this talking...is something "happening".  I'd love to hear the stories of how people are connecting and doing together what they can not do alone.  Just wondering :-) I look forward to many "happenings" that have yet to be revealed.

At 12:26pm on September 27, 2012, Richard Ohlrogge said…

Hi David - Would love to chat when we can!!  I'm away this weekend but next week would be good for me.  Since I'm retired any time would be OK - why don't you pick it and we'll make it happen. Thanks for reaching out!!  Rich

At 7:24pm on September 20, 2012, Clay Forsberg said…

Thanks David for turning me on to Occupy Cafe. I look forward to some interesting insight and dialogue.

Again thanks,


At 7:25pm on June 30, 2012, Mushin said…


Yes it will and we are currently preparing to launch "Friends of Lakota" via the Ning site.  What do you do other than climb?  Good pic.  Latter Mushin

At 12:34am on March 15, 2012, Fern Moncrief said…

Hi David, No clear plans for thehumanxperience right now. I am attached to whatever it might become in the future. Scott (also OccupyCafe member) set it up for me a few years ago.   Want to read your latest posts, may not have time to for a few days but looking forward to when I do.

At 12:06pm on February 28, 2012, Cecile Green said…

Hi David! Thanks for the welcome. I'd enjoy meeting you in person too sometime!

At 7:19pm on February 5, 2012, David Eggleton said…
At 11:24am on January 6, 2012, Jackson W Barnett said…

Good to see you here too, David! :-D

At 4:20pm on January 5, 2012, Vic Desotelle said…

Hi David

Candidate forrrrrr what?

Vic :)

At 8:01pm on January 3, 2012, Susan Livingston said…

Thanks for the Friend link, David!  I can tell by scrolling your wall that our paths will be crossing on a regular basis.


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