Here’s me in 2016 – I had LONG HAIR with color then. [now it’s cropped short and WHITE] I was congratulating THE PLANET for doing a great job. You get to hear my ironic theme song: “Working on the Farm, All Day Long. Everybody Sing the Planting Song!” implying I’m making everybody work for themselves for everything they need with no help anywhere (which I’m not) (but I kinda am because I’m not really Earth President Udut shhh)

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comply, obey, disobey, one of the things I don’t like about law is that WORDS have MAGIC MEANINGS. Governments are run by the inhabitants. They help each other. Some won’t and that’s part of it too. Hierarchical governments are nothing but trouble and I’m not a fan. But flat governments where everybody governs themselves with some basic guidelines in common have a problem of scale.

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I’m not anti-traditional nor anti-Christian. I make tired old jokes, sure. But there’s been a segment of (mostly) American Catholics, not part of the church itself but outside of it, that HAVE been working on stuff for some time now. I used to think it was evangelicals or fundies but no, they’re not organized in sneaky enough of a way. But the Catholics know how to quietly organize in focus groups, think tanks, raise money quietly, work “with the system” in what seem to be legitimate ways and most importantly, play the very long game. and they have and do, riding along with the evangelicals in politics but never fully joining hands.

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Let’s get creative and imagine some hypothetical terms that might fit your way of thinking! 1. **Humanocentric**: A term that emphasizes the importance of human relationships, community engagement, and everyday connections over grand ideologies or policy initiatives. 2. **Grassrootsphere**: A portmanteau that combines “grassroots” with “sphere” to describe your focus on local, community-level interactions and engagement. 3. **Communitarian**: A term that highlights your emphasis on community, social cohesion, and collective well-being over individualism or hierarchical structures. 4. **Participatoryist**: A hypothetical term that emphasizes the importance of active participation, community involvement, and grassroots decision-making in shaping societal structures and policies. 5. **Communityist**: A term that prioritizes the values of community, cooperation, and mutual support over individual gain or hierarchical power structures. 6. **Locavore**: A playful term that combines “local” with “voter” to emphasize your focus on local-level engagement, community involvement, and grassroots decision-making. 7. **Connectivist**: A hypothetical term that highlights your emphasis on building connections, fostering relationships, and nurturing community networks as the foundation for social change. 8. **Circles First**: A term that prioritizes the values of interconnectedness, circular economies, and community-centric approaches over hierarchical systems or top-down decision-making. 9. **Neighborhoodist**: A term that emphasizes the importance of neighborhood-level connections, community engagement, and grassroots initiatives in shaping social change. 10. **Empathocracy**: A hypothetical term that highlights the importance of empathy, compassion, and active listening in building strong, inclusive communities. Feel free to pick the one that resonates with you the most, or use them as inspiration to create your own unique term!

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Certain principles are available to help courts decide patchwork-verdict questions when they arise. Foremost among these is the rule of individualism-that each juror should give his verdict as if he were the sole judge of the case. The rule of individualism suggests that patchwork verdicts are proper. The policies supporting general verdicts and unfettered jury freedom support patchwork verdicts as well. The main theoretical objections to patchwork verdicts are analogous to the arguments made in favor of detailed special findings, which are not everywhere well accepted. In civil cases, where procedural considerations dominate, the rule of individualism leads to the conclusion that patchwork verdicts are proper in most situations. Similarly, in criminal cases patchwork verdicts should be proper where only a single offense is charged. But where the legislative intent is that the substantive criminal law create separate offenses, a patchwork verdict among them should not be allowed.

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