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The world is in a mess and will get worse if the people do not change.

  • I have cited this video to various people over the years. I don’t think any of them really got it. Anyway, I now have my number two person and looking for more. Only in the UK at present but hoping to expand to Spain and then the world.

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  • I am working on a new business/community model that others can use to achieve their goals even if they have no money. There is help available in some countries. I am in Wales and business startup grants are available here. Ask in your neighborhood.

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  • I see that no-one has commented, so I will add a comment myself. It has been a few months, over half a year in fact since I stopped working on my action plan. I am making progress and if it works out the way I am planning it could help others. It could help others who are not members but who live locally as well as members who do not live locally. Covid-19 might or might not interfere with the process, we will see. I am trying to get planning permission for one or more buildings on my industrial brown-field site at Briton Ferry Neath Port Talbot that I bought years ago but have not developed yet. I feel that this site is massively important as a testing ground for some of my community ideas. If it works out as planned I will be able to offer it as a tested idea to all other members and I hope to be able to offer more than just the ideas. I hope to be able to finance the projects of other members. There are just a couple of hurdles to jump first.

  • I agree with that.

  • Hi, Nicole,

    Meir says he can’t see my application to join his BUD for Peace. He said to contact you about it.

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  • A lot of people involved in RBE (resource-based economy) organizations see money and traditional economic systems as part of the problem, not the solution. They believe that a resource-based economy, where resources are shared and allocated based on need rather than profit is the way to go. But we are not there yet. We have to grow within the economic system as it is. We are all in favour of worker co-ops replacing the standard capitalist business model but I have seen little evidence of this being put into practice. Perhaps I don’t understand how to use this website properly. Anyway, I feel I need to study business methods including M&A (mergers and acquisitions) at least as much as TT teachings.

  • I am hoping to be involved in setting up these facilities. In the 90s I ran a free shop in a town called Maesteg in Wales and it was popular but ultimately I had to give it up because no-one got it. No-one joined me as I had hoped. I realised it was a step too far for most folks. What I think we need to do is to integrate such facilities (including free food cafes) with businesses that create livelihoods here and now. So that is the direction I will go in next. Probably in France and Spain and Portugal.

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    I don't agree with this as it will deter most people, (especially those already in business) from joining us.

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  • Should nancial be financial?

  • Trash. Bad sound and a load of old crap.

  • We need an exponential expansion of RBE minded communities. The Transition will be instrumental in this worldwide development. However, money will have to be more instrumental in the transition than most transitioners realise. I will explain. If a bunch of poor people have a dream of owning land and growing their own food, years will pass and nothing much will happen. If on the other hand, a group uses money to buy some land and they run a bunch of businesses besides, they will be able to expand exponentially. If you think I am wrong then contact me to discuss it. Friend me in Facebook:


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  • Good video. Seen others like this already. Always watching such amazing stuff.

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Robert Howes
Robert Howes 2817BB
68 years old (7 March 1948) English working class entrepreneur, out to save the world
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