Robert Howes donated via Nicole Bienfang 2019-10-08 19:35:01 -0500 on October 08, 2019 at 07:35 PM (CDT)$1,459.00 raisedGOAL: $3,000.00
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@RobertHowes tweeted link to Site Expectations. 2019-08-22 03:09:37 -0500 on August 22, 2019 at 03:09 AM (CDT)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. https://www.thetransition.org/site_expectations?recruiter_id=480
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Robert Howes commented on I expect to be heard when I put forward ideas that others might benefit from. 2020-03-27 02:07:52 -0500 on March 27, 2020 at 02:07 AM (CDT)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.
Robert Howes commented on a place to welcome and force the writing of my vision for change 2019-08-22 02:57:48 -0500 on August 22, 2019 at 02:57 AM (CDT)I agree with that.
Robert Howes commented on Contact Us 2019-09-16 16:27:34 -0500 on September 16, 2019 at 04:27 PM (CDT)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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Robert Howes commented on A good business plan is needed. 2023-09-04 03:52:46 -0500 on September 04, 2023 at 03:52 AM (CDT)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.
Robert Howes commented on Change of Mission 2018-04-05 02:31:57 -0500 on April 05, 2018 at 02:31 AM (CDT)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.
Robert Howes published Contributors will work without pay in these businesses in Suggestion Box 2018-04-05 02:11:41 -0500 on April 05, 2018 at 02:11 AM (CDT)
I don't agree with this as it will deter most people, (especially those already in business) from joining us.Official response from Nicole Bienfang incomplete
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Robert Howes commented on Creative financing for new farmers .... 2017-06-21 02:18:48 -0500 on June 21, 2017 at 02:18 AM (CDT)Should nancial be financial?
Robert Howes commented on 2012: Time For Change 2017-04-28 02:06:19 -0500 on April 28, 2017 at 02:06 AM (CDT)Trash. Bad sound and a load of old crap.
Robert Howes endorsed 2017-04-27 05:00:21 -0500 on April 27, 2017 at 05:00 AM (CDT)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: https://www.facebook.com/robert.howes.733
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Robert Howes posted about Report Portal on Facebook 2017-04-09 07:38:28 -0500 on April 09, 2017 at 07:38 AM (CDT)If you want a better world you have to contribute to it in one way or another. So join us.
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Robert Howes donated via Nicole Bienfang 2024-02-09 04:14:49 -0600 on February 09, 2024 at 04:14 AM (CST)
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Robert Howes commented on The Most Astounding Fact 2016-09-23 02:35:41 -0500 on September 23, 2016 at 02:35 AM (CDT)Good video. Seen others like this already. Always watching such amazing stuff.
Robert Howes endorsed 2016-09-18 04:25:46 -0500 on September 18, 2016 at 04:25 AM (CDT)
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