Sunday, April 4, 2010

Is not every human worth at least a web notation!

As a species we try or pretend to try to prevent the premature deaths of our members.

I suggest to help prevent death we must first track death.  As citizens we should also be aware of how are tax money is spent.  Therefore when the money is spent to kill someone this should be noted in the public record.  This should be important to those in favor as well as those against this use of tax money.

So for example we should have an index of those killed by our weapons in war.  We spend astronimical amounts of money to 'defend freedom' around the world.  It's absurd that we don't get an accounting from our military that we fund with about half our tax dollars.  How much does it cost per enemy killed?  How often did we waste ammo killing civilians?  Are we using a million dollar cruise missile to kill 2 bad guys when a marine could have done it for a days pay?  It doest not matter if your horrified by war or you are rooting for the most kills per buck you are entitled as a tax payer to the information.
I suggest from now on we don't accept the bullshit excuses from the military.  Instead we want the full name address, picture, next of kin where available and circumstances posted online.  If its a 19 year old Afgan at a wedding where stray bullets were fired, thats knocked out with a cruise missile or an entire enclave of Taliban terrorist leaders individually getting their throats slit by our finest special forces, we deserve to know.  We paid for it.  Can you image hiring people to kill for you and you ask, "how did it go?"  and they say, oh its going great we killed lots of bad guys.  "Really, who?", and how much have you spent so far and how many are left to kill before they give up?  I think you get the idea.
Where the military doesn't provide the data perhaps an NGO could.  Maybe we could even have a type of batting average score that is easy to understand.  Which generals have the best average, kills per dollar, plus combatants versus civilians.  Also since we're American tax payers now that Americans suspected of terrorism can be killed by executive order overseas those definitely need to be tracked.  Think about it, potentially American taxpayers overseas would actually be paying to have themselves killed.  Since their would be no trial the least we should expect from the government is a the military strike obituary mentioned above.

Follow up: (Could not find any sites showing most bang for buck on military strikes)

Is it a Hoax? 'World Census' (should have been posted April 1)

A small web start up in St. Petersburg, Florida has decided to put an internet theory into action.

  1. Worlds societies are projected to collapse.  It will happen before you or your children die of natural causes.  It is now in your timeline of life, not just the kids or grandkids.  Our system of corporate democracy is failing to sustain the life that what we can all agree on.  If we continue on the current planned course, the shit hits the fan.
  2. Theory, using the internet we could coordinate all people of the world and devise a solution.  We can easily build the tools to do this.
  3. To build tools we need the network effect.  [We have the Chicken and egg problem?]  Need to coordinate billions to be counted and be uniquly identitified.  They, you, may be able to do as little as read one email per month and vote, or default your voting to a chosen proxy holder.
  4. Once we have 100 million participants at $1 each.  We can build with the hundred million dollars the web  tools required to coordinate and save ourselves.

* Action:  In the meantime Floridians may join, an project to localize and test this concept in Florida.