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Positive People Power - Taking Control By Being Proactive NOT Reactive!


WE MUST PUT A STOP TO THE EVER-INCREASING PRICE OF OIL!

In the last few months the price of many necessities has markedly increased. Sure, we can call it 'inflation' and say it's just a part of life - but it's a component which is slowly but surely strangling all of us, financially. The situation is now so bad that it is spiralling out of control, leaving most of the world's population without money for anything other than the bare essentials. Some of us can't even afford those! Does it have to be this way? We say "no!"

For too long now, the corporate world stuck it to us. Their quest for ever-increasing profits, along with their crazy system, which actively encouraged speculation of all commodities, including oil and other energy sources, food and water, meant that prices were continuously going upwards. Since the price of oil is now escalating so rapidly, this will have a flow-on effect to all other aspects of our life. This can't be allowed to continue - but where can we turn to get help?

Surely our governments will put a stop to this. They could rule that speculation is illegal and could unanimously cap the cost of a barrel of oil. But will they do this? No.

They could stop taxing the people at the pumps and in this way, bring the price down. But have they done this? No.

There may be other ways to halt this greedy manipulation of prices - but have our governments done anything to address this issue? Absolutely not! Speculation and profits for large corporations are all part of their ideology. They don't care who it hurts. They don't consider the average family. They're only interested in supporting big business and large investors.

Fact: BP made Six and a Half Billion Dollars in twelve weeks in early 2005 and the other oil companies made equally as much, if not more, profit during that time.

Fuel costs are sky rocketing. We're at the mercy of oil producing nations, the oil cartels, the oil companies, our governments (in the form of extra fuel taxes and levies) and finally the gas station. (See how far down the 'food chain' we regular people really are?) As the end consumers, we're hit with the ultimate final cost. We're the suckers who are slugged the highest price after all the governments and 'middle men' have stuck their snouts in the trough. The whole system is designed to make massive profits for a few while we, the majority, are given no choice but to fork over more of our hard earned cash each week, if we want this product.

The price of oil is governed by greed and speculation. If the oil nations think we'll pay more, they reduce production and the cost goes up. If they then find that, when the price is too high we're buying less fuel, they'll increase oil production and reduce the cost per barrel. During the summer, the speculators think demand will go up and this pushes the price of a barrel of oil skywards. During the winter, they think we'll need oil for heating and again they use the stock market to push shares higher. When there's the threat of war near an oil producing country, again the price fluctuates. There doesn't have to be an actual war - just a rumour will do it. Not long ago the weather forecast indicated that a hurricane might cross the path of an oil well. This information drove investors into a frenzy. That particular hurricane came and went, and did absolutely no damage, but the prices stayed high.

The whole system is crazy. These corporate guys are pulling the strings and we're their puppets. Why do we put up with this? Are we such gluttons for punishment? The oil price is a world-wide problem. It affects anyone who drives a vehicle, takes a bus or travels by plane - and that's most of us. Why do we, the majority, put up with this form of dictatorship from a minority?

There are a few reasons.

1. We were brainwashed into believing that cars could only run on gasoline.

2. Oil companies made huge profits - so they were happy to perpetuate this myth.

3. Car manufacturers also liked the status-quo. They didn't want to put big bucks into research and development of vehicles which ran on alternate sources of energy.

Now that we have our new powers of reasoning, we can taking a step back from the problem and clearly see what issues are involved. Then we can begin to find effective, progressive resolutions.

SO, IS THERE A PLAN? ABSOLUTELY!

Now it's time for a change. This system is hurting us - the over six billion people who also have to live on Planet Earth. Now it's time for us to unite and say "Enough is enough." We need to exist here too. We have rights. We demand fairness. We won't put up with this any more.

SOLUTIONS TO THE OIL PROBLEM:

? There are millions - maybe billions - of us, the consumers, who ought to take a combined stand. We're the ones who pay the most - therefore we've got the most to gain. We need to unite and make it known that we've had enough and we're not going to take it any more.

? We can boycott those companies which collude and force prices to be high.

? We can threaten to vote out governments which allow speculation and put taxes on the necessities of life.

? We can demand the production of cars, or other rapid transit systems, which run on solar energy, hydrogen, water, sugar cane derivatives, electricity, oxygen or a hybrid engine which can use a combination of energy sources. The technology already exists but it's not readily available to the mass market.

? We've got to find ways of heating our homes which do not rely on oil.

? Those of us who are scientifically, mechanically or engineering-minded must work together to discover new methods for clean, 'green' transport and heating.

We need to find renewable sources of energy which do not pollute, are freely available and do not get manipulated solely for profit. Nikola Tesla, inventor and engineer, believed that there were supplies of energy which could be tapped into and utilized by everyone but the authorities at the time suppressed his findings.

Tesla said, "Electric power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels."

If Mr Tesla was able to find this source, the information must still exist. Like all knowledge which has been given to humanity, one day it will be found again and used for the benefit of all. Those who seek to suppress information which is meant for our world will ultimately fail in their attempts to hide the truth.

'The choices you make today, determine your tomorrow.'

"The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice." George Eliot

We must choose to unite and solve this problem. If our politicians can't find answers, we must seek the solutions ourselves and here's how:

POSITIVE PEOPLE POWER.

Positive People Power isn't about protesting. People Power is having a say in the way things are and it's about making positive change. If enough of us get together, we will be able to focus on finding new concepts and better ideas to make our lives, our community, and our world a much nicer place to live.

We can no longer leave it up to governments, or others, to solve our problems. Politicians are still looking at the world from the same perspective they've done for centuries and it's now obvious, that this isn't the answer.

If we ever want to progress, we're going to have to use new methods to find long-term answers - there isn't any other way.

Positive People Power is being pro-active not re-active.

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of waiting for someone to find the answers for life today. I want to stop living this way and start working towards a new world. I want to shape the present and the future with others who are like me, and I already know how to do this. If I wait for circumstances to change or for that 'right moment', it might never come. Maybe today is the day!

I'm sure I have a way - a really practical way - to change society and make life more positive. I can give hope to millions of people, if only they will listen to what I'm trying to say.

The AlterQuest Organization has been formed so that people, in communities, town and cities all over the globe, can come together and work on new ways to solve old problems. If we work on the adage that for every problem there is a solution, we should be able to make the most wonderful changes in our world - as soon as we put our minds to the task.

AlterQuest is here to co-ordinate the charge for Positive People Power. This is a power we have grossly underestimated until now.

PEOPLE WHO JOIN FORCES HAVE TREMENDOUS POWER.

? We have the ability to change things which are wrong and are not in our best interests.

? We have the power to use all manner of concepts, which lead to the establishment of a better world.

? We have the power to say "There are over 6 billion of us on this planet and only a handful of you, who are having any say.

? We don't want your biased media with its vested interests in swaying our opinions. People have the power to make their own media - one which encourages positive ideas, progressive concepts and future growth of our civilization.

? We don't want your radio and TV, if it's only going to show the same old programs which inhibit our minds and stifle our creativity. We can make our own programs which will stimulate us and enthuse us to take positive action to make life better.

? We don't want your corporations. These multi-national conglomerates have amalgamated to quash their smaller competitors, steal their ideas, stomp on any new concepts, cut costs, downsize, cause billions of us to be unemployed or under-employed, keep us poor, manipulate our governments, pay virtually no dues and taxes - and generally suppress billions of individuals - all in aid of ever greater profits for the corporation and their stockholders. THIS IS WRONG! SO VERY WRONG!

? We'll teach those industries which try to screw us for every last cent that they can no longer do this. They may think they run the show, but they rely on our hard earned money to keep their companies afloat. Without our money, they'd soon find out who's really got the power. In the bible it said 'The meek shall inherit the Earth.' Well, we're the meek and we're claiming our inheritance!

? Positive People Power means all of us will have a vessel for change.

? It means regular people will have a say.

? We can make our own small businesses and employ others again. We can build and run small to medium sized businesses for all our essentials such as bakeries, grocery stores, butchers' shops, computer companies and more....

? We can even form our own power/utility companies, water management, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. We surely can't do a worse job than those who run these things now. We won't continuously put prices up, just to appease our stockholders. Heck, we'll all be the stockholders - every last one of us. So we sure don't want to hurt ourselves, do we?

? We can use our natural talents and the skills for which we studied or trained.

? We can establish good social welfare (but if I'm right, we won't need much - because with this system everyone will have the opportunity to have a job.)

? We'll bring the best health care to everyone and not just to those who can pay and we'll abolish the cruel and unfair system of private health insurance which exists in so many countries today.

? We can give every single person or family on this planet a way to move forward. A way to have some hope. A way out of poverty and a way to live in dignity.

"The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart." Franklin D. Roosevelt

WHAT CHANGES WOULD WE HAVE TO MAKE?

? Democracy was meant to be about people having a say - but in reality, we've had very little influence over our world. This is about to change! Now we must learn from our mistakes.

? It's time to stop sitting on the fence. We don't have to take this nonsense any more. If you think something is wrong, say so. Don't put up with it, otherwise those wielding the power will think it's OK to continue doing the same thing to us.

? Money should not come before people. Civilization is not supposed to be about the economy - it's meant to represent the people who live in it. While we allow 'the economy' to be more important than the population, there will never be real and lasting progress.

? There are many possibilities for change - all we have to do is focus on the desire for progress and tap into the universe to find the many diverse answers.

? If we want to have a better world, we must address the fundamental issues which have, for so long, blocked our advancement. We must examine these problems, utilize all the methods possible to solve them, and put the resulting knowledge into action.

? The answers AlterQuest offers your communities are the same solutions which people in other towns, cities and countries are using in order to regain their sense of dignity.

? Happy people make for a happier world.

There are many countries where the conditions of the population are intolerable. No food, no income, no schools, no hospitals. Who can these people turn to?

Do you think this is only happening in third world countries? It's happening all over the planet! If you're a low income family anywhere in the world; if you have to work long hours for little pay; if your income does not cover your expenses; if you see wealthy people who have become this way by trampling on the rights of others - then, no matter which country you live in, the system is insufferable.

We all need to be empowered.

We need to have more say.

We should be able to have some control over our lives.

We must change destiny - before it's too late.

We have the power to alter our circumstances, if only we seize the chance.

We have the right to say "We're not going to take it any more!"

Don't get angry? get even.

Take affirmative action.

Mahatma Gandhi (ex Prime Minister of India) said, "I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she will make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?"

MONEY SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS.

Do you know what the majority of us are, as far as the corporate world is concerned? We're 'consumers'! Fancy that. They've given us a label. Oh how I hate that word??.. Consumers indeed!

The word 'consumers' is bandied about in reference to the billions of us who, in the eyes of the corporate world, have become nothing more than spending machines - Beings with available funds who are willing (and able) to purchase their products.

How often have you heard this used lately - on the news, in the financial report or used by politicians. They have made us into a sub-class of purchasers. As long as we're there with our 'consumer dollars' they think we are happy and content.

To a certain extent, we've allowed ourselves to be manipulated by these mega corporations. We've bought their products, eaten their food, worn their clothing, used their fuels, driven their cars and flown on their airlines.

What have they done for us in return? They've manipulated the cost of all our goods and services so we're constantly paying higher prices while they make ever-increasing profits. They've amalgamated until they owned practically everything. They've forced the closure of smaller businesses, which tried to compete. They sacked billions of us and forced billions more to work long hours for virtually no pay, until we were all in debt.

Well, money speaks louder than words so, if we all work together, these 'consumers' can turn around and bite these corporate types where it hurts! If nothing else, we, the six billion people of the Earth have spending power and we have the right to withhold this, en masse, until we get our demands met.

Fact: Australians spent Eight billion dollars in the first two weeks of the Christmas period in 2004.

Wow. Eight billion dollars equates to a lot of bargaining power. We have the option to spend it where and when we choose. We also have a choice to bank anywhere we wish. So, all your corporations who think you can hog all the money you make in profit; not pay an equal share of taxes; not give back to our communities; pay the lowest wages and offer only part-time or casual positions with bad working conditions and lay off thousands of honest, loyal workers?. Think again!

Now, I'm going to reiterate my previous comments because they are so important?..

Until we make ourselves heard, we will always be relegated to the level of 'voters' or 'consumers'.

The only time we're really considered is when there's an election and our governments want our vote or when corporations realize we're not spending as much on their products.

We need to exploit this situation and turn it to our advantage. We are the majority. Those who wield all the power are, in actuality, the minority and it's time we tipped the balance back in our favour.

OK. I'm done convincing you. If you're sick of the way things are, there is NEVER going to be a better time to put Positive People Power into action.

"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person," Mother Teresa, winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.

The following email came into my inbox a short while ago. It points out just how effective the combined power of people could be:

THE EMAIL.

It has been calculated that if everyone in the United States did not purchase a drop of gasoline for one day, the oil companies would choke on their stockpiles. At the same time it would hit the entire industry with a net loss of over 4.6 Billion Dollars which would affect the bottom lines of the oil companies. Therefore May 19th has been formally declared "Stick It To Them" Day and the people of this Nation should not buy a single drop of gasoline on that day. The only way this can be done is if you forward this email to as many people as you can and as quickly as you can to get the word out.

Waiting on this Administration to step in and control the prices is not going to happen. What happened to the reduction and control in prices that the Arab Nations promised?

Remember one thing, not only is the price of gasoline going up but at the same time airlines are forced to raise their prices, trucking companies are forced to raise their prices, which affects prices on everything that is shipped. Things like food, clothing, building materials, medical supplies etc. Who pays in the end? WE DO! We can make a difference. If they don't get the message after one day, we will do it again and again. So, do your part and spread the word. Forward this email to everyone you know. Mark your calendars and make May 19th a day that the Citizens of the Unites States say "Enough is Enough!" I think that says it all??

"Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings." John F. Kennedy

If you think this is a plan - then please, join with us to make it a reality.

Take a look at the AlterQuest website: www.alterquest.org Join the Network. It's free - and it will probably be the best money you (n)ever spent! We guarantee that with people-power, we can turn this world around and WE CAN SHAPE THE FUTURE!

Karen Fiala N.D. Email: network@alterquest.org

KAREN FIALA N.D. & GEORGE W. FIALA have a strong passion to help people to help themselves. They think the only way for humanity to move forward, is if people take control and stop blaming everyone else. Sure the planet is in a mess and most of mankind didn't do it, but man CAN change the way things are, and it's our life's work to show you how. A dream? Maybe. A passion? Definitely! A sense of purpose? Absolutely! We hope you agree. We are the founders of Alterquest.org which is developing in to a global think tank for regular people to unite and find useful ways to move forward. Please visit us at: http://www.alterquest.org


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Women are serving in larger numbers in American politics and government today than ever before. Here are 8 of the most influential age 35 and under.


Tories attacked for restoring whip to MPs accused of sexual misconduct  The Guardian

Jess Phillips accuses party of putting political power ahead of 'protecting victims of sexual abuse'


On World AIDS Day, why the politics of AIDS is so important  The Washington Post

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a day intended to increase awareness about a disease that has led to the deaths of more than 35 million people since 1981, when the ...


In 2018, political gravity caught up to Trump  NBC News

WASHINGTON — A few hours into election night 2018, it felt like it was happening again — Donald Trump and the GOP were about to defy political gravity.


Beto O'Rourke narrowly tops wide-open MoveOn 2020 presidential straw poll; Biden is runner-up  NBC News

An early straw poll of members of the progressive group MoveOn.org shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential ...


Has Mr Market risen above politics or is it still hoping for a vote for Modi?  Economic Times

The stock market surprised everyone during the week gone by, as there was no panic selling after the Congress' win in major states, which proved that realities ...


Angela Merkel's Party Elects A Successor As She Begins Her Exit From German Politics  NPR

In an emotional farewell for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Christian Democratic Union party delegates gathered to elect a successor in Hamburg, the city ...


Huawei arrest: Justin Trudeau denies political motivation  BBC News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government had no involvement in the arrest of a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.


KCR makes son TRS working president, to focus on national politics  Times of India

India News: In the recently held assembly polls, KTR was not only re-elected with a mammoth margin, but had also led the party's campaign, much before his ...


As her DNA test still reverberates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political operation shows fissures  The Washington Post

As time nears for the Massachusetts senator to decide on a presidential bid, a long-term Warren aide considers other options.


Here's the political news you missed this holiday weekend  CNN

Washington (CNN) For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to unplug from the news of the day and enjoy a home-cooked meal with family and ...


Trump fears political price from oil spike, market turmoil  CNN

President Donald Trump is fretting about two rising global challenges that threaten a political gut punch as he gears up for his 2020 election bid -- a possible oil ...


George H.W. Bush's Wartime Experience Shaped His Approach To Politics  NPR

The World War II generation had a sense of serving the country together and also shared a belief in professionalism, one historian says. Still, Bush was not ...


Sessions hints he's done with politics  POLITICO

The deposed attorney general says he's not missing the Senate, amid speculation that he might mount a bid for his old job.


Jon Meacham: George H.W. Bush and the Price of Politics  The New York Times

For every compromise he made to political expedience on the campaign trail, in office he ultimately did the right thing.


Brexit 'delusions' risk putting UK into crisis, warns Ivan Rogers  The Guardian

Former UK ambassador to the EU outlines his hopes for more honest leadership during a speech in Liverpool.


Trump administration not to blame for ‘tragic’ death of 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody, White House says  The Washington Post

A White House spokesman on Friday called the death of a 7-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody a “tragic situation” but said the Trump administration is not to ...


This is U.S. politics. Are you triggered?  The Washington Post

It's a moment when pundits say something just to goad the other side, not to actually persuade.


American Politics Is Full of Medical Doctors With Insane Ideas  Esquire

Some day, an academic historian will write the definitive history of how, in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, American politics became so thick with medical ...


Google CEO hearing: Congress’s focus on political bias overshadows bigger issues  Vox.com

There are plenty of reasons to be worried about Google — its plans to launch a search engine in China, its use of mobile location data, allegations of ...


Ron Malzer: Resentment-based politics, and the rise and fall of Scott Walker  Madison.com

Scott Walker tried to capitalize on the politics of resentment. The Nov. 6 election proved the wisdom of the proverb: “Resentment is like drinking poison, and then ...


Hungary complains Brexit will leave it outnumbered in EU  The Guardian

Foreign minister Péter Szijjártó says Britain brought 'common sense' to debate on migration.


He believes talking about politics on a first date is impolite. She's a communist.  The Washington Post

Date Lab| They couldn't avoid the elephant in the room when the dinner was on the day of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings.


Trump Inaugural Fund and Super PAC Said to Be Scrutinized for Illegal Foreign Donations  The New York Times

Federal prosecutors in New York and Washington are examining whether people from several Middle Eastern countries used straw donors to obscure donations ...


George H.W. Bush’s “Willie Horton” ad defined dog-whistle politics  Vox.com

How "Willie Horton" went from shorthand for black depravity to shorthand for a certain brand of political racism.


The towering political figures who died in 2018  Business Insider

2018 saw the deaths of several key figures who, for the last century, shaped the world's political stage for good or bad.


With a single tweet, the Murdoch family's political fissures are laid bare  The Washington Post

With a single tweet of a news site's crowdfunding effort, the Murdoch family's political fissures were out there for all to see. “I'm supporting something different: ...


House Democrats to unveil political reform legislation as ‘H.R. 1’  The Washington Post

House Democratic leaders on Friday unveiled the outline of a broad political overhaul bill that will include provisions for public financing of elections, voting ...


May survives confidence vote with a majority of 83 – as it happened  The Guardian

Prime minister defeats leadership challenge after Conservative MPs vote to back her by 200 to 117.


Court filings lift the veil on Cohen and Manafort investigations: Live updates  CNN

Prosecutors in New York and Washington filed documents on Friday that detail Michael Cohen's future and special counsel Robert Mueller revealed how Paul ...


Here's What Happened at Stormy Daniels's Politics and Prose Talk  Washingtonian

"You're the only person I can think of that Trump is afraid of," said Sally Quinn to Stormy Daniels at the Politics and Prose book talk.


Gavin Newsom’s kind words for Trump: He doesn’t ‘play politics’ with disasters  San Francisco Chronicle

Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom lobbed a rare compliment at President Trump, saying he's grateful the president has never “played politics” with disaster declarations ...


Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined, doesn’t like to read’ and tries to do illegal things  The Washington Post

Tillerson was trying to be diplomatic while talking about Trump's reliance on his instincts, but the subtext was clear.


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