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Check and Balance on $ will help disaster relief.

I have a free eBook supported by a change.org petition to check and balance money. One of the many national security reasons I cite for doing this is lapse of disaster relief in emergencies. It can be easily argued that leaving such efforts in the hands of organizations such as the Red Cross is ineffective when people need it most.

While people struggle with money; they are not thinking about being prepared for life... more »

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Deploy therapy and watch dogs internationally

There needs to be new ways to keep better security of our foreign interests around the world. We need new ways to comfort hurting hearts, affected by war. There ought to be a new push for the training and use of both therapy and watch dogs in the international settings. There ought to be new considerations of using more than one layer of walls and check points, as well.
There are thousands of displaced families caused... more »

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Send First Responders to Syria

Regarding Syria, if we're going to bomb and there's nothing we can do about it, the least we could do is have some emergency personnel on the ground who can ensure that any civilian casualties get proper medical treatment. Because there are going to be civilian casualties. Also, it would eliminate the possibility of the planes flying over and bombing the emergency response personnel, because they do that sometimes,... more »

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Incentivize Preparing for Disasters

Many people have a hard time getting around to preparing for disasters for several reasons: They think it probably won't happen, they figure they can just McGyver there way through it, or thinking about it makes them too uncomfortable.


We want to explore ways to get people to overcome their procrastination. For example, Anita and I sell disaster kits, and for every person you protect in your home, a child in a US... more »

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THE EARTH AND ITS GRAVITATION

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The sun is a fire ball which has no regular shape or size of its own. The inner part of the sun has water in it. When the water in it gets evaporated due to the pressure difference there is an explosion in the sun causing a supernova and many other new planets. The supernova has water droplets and many other stones. During the earth’s explosion from the sun the earth possess water and all its contents within it. When... more »

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Terrorist prevention proposal

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I am a senior at Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Virginia. I am currently in training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Chesterfield County Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Additionally, I am a certified healthcare provider, who has completed the skills for basic life support. When I enter college next fall, I wish to study in the healthcare field to work with disaster response teams in deliberate and... more »

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Create smart "intranet" systems for neighbors.

Cities ought to promote and install new "intranet" social media that will connect immediate neighbors? This "intranet" system would include basic home security, as well. City leaders would suggest 6-9 families on a block to pool their resources to purchase and schedule items that would make life a whole lot easier. There could be items like self-enclosed, driverless golf carts so neighbors take turns to buy groceries... more »

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Web IFMIS to MS Excel or Other Export Capability (.ODS)

Currently, IFMIS budget data can only be viewed in a .pdf or text format. By creating an MS Excel export feature, the data can be quickly managed by a budget analyst and passed on to supervisors with the easy additions of charts, graphs, etc. The speed at which "useable information" can then reach the hands of supervisors will be a great asset in disaster operations. As another option, the document foundation (Libre... more »

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SafeCity

Everyone has a cell phone and they can all live stream video to public officials.
Our idea is to make a share in a free live staming app, to show public officials what is going on in the city.
See www.safecity.nl
I am from the Netherlands and I won an award with this idea in 2010 and in september this year it will be rolled out nationwide. Everyone can use a live streaming video app to share their videos with other... more »

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