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 Due to requests made to see the presentations put online, here are the two presentations from Pamela Schreiner and Mark McInnes.

The first is the Big Picture View of Systems and Structures, from Pamela. This presentation, that delves into how systems hold our cultural beliefs, and reflect our human nature in attempts to become too rigid, inevitably fail, and that only a self-organizing system, open to change and trust, can better reflect a more sustainable, humane society.

The second presentation, by Mark McInnes, gets into the systemic issues facing democracy and politics in BC and Canada. The Powerpoint presentation, Broken Politics, ties into the lecture. Campaign financing, partisanship, low-voter turnout, and incestuous revolving-door practices, all affect the quality of our society, and our ability to tackle issues facing our communities.

The text of the speech is available here.

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  • I've only just read "Big Picture View of Systems and Structures" and I really like the progressive direction. I've been observing natural and human systems for some time now, and it's great to see these ideas explained so simply. My plan is to build a dynamic (learned a new word today) self-organizing system that is adaptable and addresses human needs (not simply human desires) while being harmonious with nature.

    I will try to make more time to read more and contact you.

    Please visit for some of my ideas and ways of thinking. In a nutshell, I plan to design and build a profile and resource management system that connects people with skills, resources, ideas, and information, centered around shared purposes and interests. There's so much more to it, but my reasoning behind it is that I know there are progressive people and communities out there, and as I do more research, I realize how disorganized we all are as we try to do things separately. I want to unify all people and communities driven by the will to improve the well-being of all life on earth.

    I call it U.P.W.A.R.D. because I believe - United in Purpose, We all Realize our Dreams.

    Comment last edited on about 4 years ago by jsunocean
    from EB Ladner Trunk Rd FS 53 St, Delta, BC V4K, Canada
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    we are done already
    greed bs