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Center for Wise Democracy ::

The three primary social innovations are:

Choice-creating … this is the heartfelt quality of thinking where people face difficult issues, think together creatively and collaboratively, and achieve unanimous, breakthrough solutions. It’s similar to “decision-making” in that we come up with group answers, but it’s different in that it’s not voting and it’s not consensus. (See the chart comparing decision-making, consensus, and choice-creating.)

Dynamic Facilitation … here is a way to reliably evoke the spirit of choice-creating in groups, where they achieve win/win perspectives on difficult, ill-defined issues. (See the chart comparing Dynamic Facilitation with traditional facilitation.)

The Wisdom Council … here is a way to evoke the spirit of choice-creating throughout a large system of people, like an organization, city or nation. The Wisdom Council uses small groups of randomly selected people, plus Dynamic Facilitation to create a voice of the public interest and to facilitate the new conversation. Through experience we’ve discovered different forms of Wisdom Council including:

The Creative Insight Council is a special form of the Wisdom Council that leaders in government can use to achieve breakthrough progress on impossible-seeming public issues.

The Wisdom Council Process is a structural change that creates an ongoing voice of “We the People.”

via Center for Wise Democracy ::.

Five days community service for sexually assaulting hotel maid?

The real slime-balls here are the prosecutors who “defend” their going along with 5-days community service by implying that assault not-so-bad and “victim” is tainted by wanting compensation.

Amplify’d from gothamist.com

Egyptian Banker Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Hotel Maid, Sentenced To 5 Days Community Service

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The Egyptian banking executive who was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a maid at the Pierre Hotel decided to plead guilty. Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar entered the plea yesterday and was sentenced to five days community service. His lawyer said he completed the community service already (soup kitchen work)
Service of a $5 million lawsuit speaks to her motivation from the beginning – loudly and clearly.”

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Hope, dead and maimed soldiers, Afghan corrupters richer

Deja vue 1968 Vietnam – different war, different leaders but same dynamics – American idealism, mixed with self-delusion and cowboy heritage spell disaster.

Amplify’d from www.registan.net

Tolerating Afghan Corruption Got Us Where We Are Today

Let us not mince words: For the past 8+ years, the international community has, at a minimum, looked the other way while Karzai’s government stole
If it had worked
We might see the government feared
and effective

In Afghanistan, we see nothing like that.

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