Cascadia Commons

The vision of Cascadia Commons is to foster a thriving, regional community that is economically prosperous and in harmony with the natural environment. To make this vision a reality, Cascadia Commons helps to develop and support a network of Lodges, cooperatives and programs that address the unique social, economic and environmental challenges of the Cascadia Bioregion.

Members of Cascadia Commons share a Common Bond in seeking solutions to maintain a local and bio-regional balance. We promote an organizational philosophy where Members connect to the place in which they live, finding ways to interact with its surrounding web of life. We embrace bioregional and deep ecology principles that preserve, protect, and restore the local social, natural and economic environment.


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  • 10:13pm
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    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
     
    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
     
    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html
     
    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html
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    Also see: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2011R1/Measures/Overview/HB2519
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
     
    Research Link: http://oregonrural.org/our-work/economies/oregon-state-bank/
     
    Research Link: http://oregonrural.org/our-work/economies/oregon-state-bank/
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  • 7:19pm
    Changes to Body
     
    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html
     
    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
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    Research Link: http://oregonrural.org/our-work/economies/oregon-state-bank/
     
    *Why a State Bank?* There are numerous advantages to a State Bank, as shown by the experience of the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-­‐owned bank, which has been in business successfully for over 90 years.
     
    *Why a State Bank?* There are numerous advantages to a State Bank, as shown by the experience of the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-­‐owned bank, which has been in business successfully for over 90 years.
     
    *What could an Oregon State Bank accomplish?*
     
    *What could an Oregon State Bank accomplish?*
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  • 6:38pm
    Changes to Body
     
    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
     
    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
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    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
     
    *Why a State Bank?* There are numerous advantages to a State Bank, as shown by the experience of the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-­‐owned bank, which has been in business successfully for over 90 years.
     
    *Why a State Bank?* There are numerous advantages to a State Bank, as shown by the experience of the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-­‐owned bank, which has been in business successfully for over 90 years.
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  • 5:52pm
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  • 5:47pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.
  • 5:44pm
    Changes to Body
     
    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
     
    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
     
    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf
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    *Why a State Bank?* There are numerous advantages to a State Bank, as shown by the
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    *Why a State Bank?* There are numerous advantages to a State Bank, as shown by the experience of the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-­‐owned bank, which has been in business successfully for over 90 years.
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    experience of the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-­‐owned bank, which
      
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    has been in business successfully for over 90 years.
      
     
    *What could an Oregon State Bank accomplish?*
     
    *What could an Oregon State Bank accomplish?*
     
    • Stimulate the state’s economy: A prudently run State Bank will have the ability to
     
    • Stimulate the state’s economy: A prudently run State Bank will have the ability to
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  • 5:40pm

    Copied from www.OregoniansForaStateBank.org (Now Defunct Site)

    2011 Session HB 2519 Text: http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2519.a.html

    Also see: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2011R1/Measures/Overview/HB2519

    Oregon Ballot Measure and Initiative Process Manual: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/stateIR.pdf

    Research Link: http://oregonrural.org/our-work/economies/oregon-state-bank/

    Why a State Bank? There are numerous advantages to a State Bank, as shown by the experience of the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the nation’s only state-­‐owned bank, which has been in business successfully for over 90 years.

    What could an Oregon State Bank accomplish?
    • Stimulate the state’s economy: A prudently run State Bank will have the ability to
    leverage the liquid assets of government entities to stimulate investment in the
    state’s economy and can do so in a way that strengthens the state’s fiscal position
    over the medium and long terms.
    • Provide stability for local financial institutions: The financial crisis of the last
    several years has shown just how vulnerable our local economy is to speculation
    and panic in the global financial markets. A rare and welcome exception to this has
    been in North Dakota where not a single North Dakota bank has failed or is in
    danger of failing.
    • Be an important partner to state-­‐chartered banks: As the current financial crisis
    started to move through worldwide financial markets, BND helped provide stability
    and strengthen the capital position of community banks operating in the state by
    purchasing loans from their portfolios and investing in bank stock. The state bank’s
    ability to step in on the front end preserves local banking capacity and maintains the
    viability of credit-­‐worthy local businesses.
    • Provide an alternative to bank consolidation: If we want to arrest the trend of
    mergers and consolidation in the financial industry – a trend that we now know all
    too well leads only to “Too-­‐Big-­‐To-­‐Fail” – and if we instead want to preserve the
    viability and vibrancy of local banks, and with them the resiliency of our local
    economy, then we should support a State Bank.
    • Through low costs allow for mission-­‐driven economic development lending:
    Because of lower overhead, no exorbitant bonuses, and no shareholder dividends,
    the BND has remained profitable while maintaining a low Net Interest Margin –
    2.5...

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Wednesday, March 1

Sunday, October 30 2016

  • 8:51pm

    (A cobbling together of The Bill of Rights and The Declaration of Human Rights, needs rights of nature incorporated in later versions)

    Definition of Reciprocal Rights:

    1. The term “Everyone” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as:

    all beings in possession of conscience and reason and natural empathy to include the mentally impaired and to specifically exclude sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, and corporations or other legal fictions. The term “State” with respect to these enumerated Reciprocal Rights is defined as: the national or regional or local government and its jurisdictions where this Definition is enacted.

    2. Everyone is endowed with reason and conscience and are born free and equal in their

    dignity and rights without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language,

    religion, political or other opinion, origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

    no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international

    status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent,

    trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

    3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    4. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.

    5. (1) Everyone has the right of free expression and speech including but not limited to the

    freedom of the press and the right to freedom of association and the right to peaceably

    assemble and the right to petition the State for redress of grievance. (2) No one may be

    compelled to join an association.

    6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

    7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal

    protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in

    violation of this Definition of Reciprocal Rights and against any incitement to such

    discrimination.

    8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for

    acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

    9. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of

    each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to

    return to his country.

    10. Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other...

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  • 8:38pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.
  • 8:31pm
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    PREFACE ======================================================================
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    Preface
     
     
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    BEST PRACTICES ===============================================================
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    Best Practices
     
     
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    GOVERNANCE DESIGN GOALS (INCORPORATE GOOD GOVERNANCE REQUIREMENTS) ===========
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    Governance Design Goals (Incorporate Good Governance Requirements)
     
     
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    GOAL : INCORPORATE GOOD GOVERNANCE REQUIREMENTS ==============================
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    Goal : Incorporate Good Governance Requirements
     
     
     
    Note: Every article, bylaw, policy, and procedure proposed within Cascadia Commons shall meet all Governance Requirements to be considered for adoption and implementation, or in the case where the article, bylaw, policy, or procedure does not fulfill Governance Requirements shall be construed as not in effect and...
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  • 8:27pm
    Too many differences to list. See Revisions for details.

Tuesday, October 11 2016

Friday, October 7 2016

Tuesday, July 19 2016