|In Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Future, Newt Gingrich and Ross Worthington write about current and future “breakouts,” which are “bigger and more powerful than breakthroughs” (6) in
In addition, they discuss breakouts from poverty and disabilities.
Unfortunately, Gingrich recommends only revamping NASA and NIH rather than eliminating them entirely, which is what should be done since space exploration and medical research are not within the federal governments limited responsibilities. (See the Constitution.)
This type of research and writing are clearly Newt’s niche and what he should be doing rather than running for president claiming to be a conservative.
I recommend the book to anyone interested in the future.
I found the following videos about Breakout:
November 24, 2013
March 1, 2013
Video: “[Michelle Malkin’s] Evolution of Liberal Dance”
July 28, 2009
At least five members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation are on Twitter:
- Jared Polis (2nd Congressional District)
- Mike Coffman (6th Congressional District)
- Ed Perlmutter (7th Congressional District)
- Mark Udall (Senate)
- Michael Bennet (Senate)
Let them know that you want them to vote against HR 3200.
May 31, 2009
Second Life (SL) is not a game. It “is a 3-D virtual world created by its Residents” (“What is Second Life?“), tens of thousands of whom log in every day. In 2008, they spent almost 400 million hours “in world” (“Second Life Residents“).
Residents can do just about anything in SL that they can do in RL (“real life”)–and a lot more. They can fly, teleport instantaneously from one island to another, and appear as any size, age, gender, or species they want–all while sitting at their computers.
Newt Gingrich has spoken in SL (“Newt Gingrich“) at Capitol Hill, which is modeled after the one in Washington D.C. (“Congressional Hearing“), and a speech by Madeline Albright was streamed into the virtual world (“Former US Secretary of State“).
In addition, to “spur economic growth in their community the city leaders in Decatur, Georgia [are] creating an online virtual version of their city on Second Life” (“Decatur Georgia’s“), and officials in Arlington County, Virginia, have created offices in SL where “executives can swing by to gather market research aimed at luring grocery chains to Arlington. County officials can conduct presentations on an interactive white board as they promote the region to corporate prospects. And later this month, anyone interested will be able to join a confab on how to launch a business in Arlington” (“O Brave New World“).
There are already quite a few Republican and conservative groups in SL (“Conservatives and Republicans“). One of the most active of these is the GOP Cafe founded by Wyatt Forster on Sagamore Island. The group currently has 263 members.
In addition to political discussions and a beach party every week, the steering committee organizes parties on special occasions. Tuesday night, members got together to honor President Bush at the Welcome Back to Texas Celebration, with music, dancing, bull riding, good conversation, and a tribute to the outgoing president.
Sagamore Island is also home to NRA-SL and Pro-Life Conservatives of Sagamore.
Gartner, Inc., has predicted, “By the end of 2011, 80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune 500 enterprises) will have a ‘second life'” in a virtual world like SL (“Gartner Says“). Republicans and conservatives need to start learning how to use it now to advance our causes and our candidates.
Second Life is the next best thing to being there–in some cases. In other cases, it’s even better.
NOTE: This article was original published on the Social Media Platoon site on January 21, but it is no longer there.
April 9, 2009
April 8, 2009
Rally, videos, discussion
6:00 p.m. SLT/PDT
GOP Cafe in Second Life
Follow the arrows or directions to the dock.
Free tea party signs will be available.
February 21, 2009
Here are some online communities that I’ve found in the last couple of months:
- GOP Cafe in Second Life
- Smart Girl Politics (Smart guys are also welcome.)
- Rebuild the Party
- GOP Tech Summit
- Top Conservatives on Twitter
- Liberty on the Rocks
- Conservative HQ
- Roots HQ
If you’d like to get involved but would rather do so online, you might consider one or more of these options.
February 20, 2009
February 15, 2009
Date: Mon., Feb. 16
Time: 6 p.m. SLT (PST)
Location: North of the Town Hall near the GOP Cafe (on Sagamore Island in Second Life)
Live entertainment featuring Artel Brando, one of Second Life’s top entertainers
February 13, 2009
- Was anyone there besides people trying to sell their or their companies’ products and services?
- Why weren’t arrangements made to allow people outside the Beltway to participate–not just watch?