>Date: Sun Dec 27 14:30:29 1998 >From: email@example.com (Rachel and Johnny Brown) >Subject: No Usury >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Dear Mr. Turmel, >After seeing your post on SNP's Digest, I was compelled to thank you >for making such a true stand against violation of God's moral law. >Usury is the destroyer of nations, and your voice against it shall >echo until it is finished. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the >sun in the kingdom of their Father. Many blessings, >In the service of the Rightful Heir to David's throne, JCT: Yes, usury has all nations in its death-grip mort-gage. But the growth of LETS around the world portends a new usury-free era.
>Date: Sun Dec 27 14:48:38 1998 >From: email@example.com (Rachel and Johnny Brown) >Subject: [snp] Re: Digest Number 21 >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >What this man (John C. Turmel) speaks of is the ultimate healing of >the nations by the celto-saxon countries (purveyors of civilization) >returning to the implementation of God's Commandments, Statutes, and >Judgments as found in the Penteteuch. JCT: Actually, all nations of the world will soon be returning to the implementation of God's commands whether they be discovered by the Buddhists, Christians, Muslims or Jews.
>It is that law that judges between men and men, not the mere men >themselves. I find it a miracle and quite providencial that there is >such a voice among our kinsmen in the SNP's associates. And, I hope >and pray that such a Jubilee is so which will cause the inheritance >of our fathers to actually pass to us eventually. >Brethren, be ready, brace yourselves and your families for the final >battle. And pray that we'll know what to do when it's over. >Jonathan David von Blucher-Brown (Lamont/Logan) JCT: Upon reading some of my past correspondence on LETS, I find that there is already much movement in Scotland as well as the whole United Kingdom:
>Date: Mon May 25 23:32:27 1998 >From: email@example.com (Thomas Greco) >Subject: Re: Scotland? >It's not exactly a LETS. It's more like the WIR and is called SOCS >for Scottish Organizational Currency System. >It was announced in a Report prepared by Rural Forum and released >last Novemeber during a conference which I attended there. I wrote >a brief description which follows. >You can also contact them directly for details: >ruth anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> >SOCS -Scottish Organizational Currency System >Overview >1. SOCS is modelled primarily after the WIR system in Switzerland, >which has been in operation for more than 60 years. >2. Membership is restricted to organizations, including businesses, >governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. JCT: While most Local Employment-Trading Systems do not yet include goverment, it is a move I have been suggesting for years. It is only a matter of time until the people in LETS and the organisations in SOCS see that they can intertrade and there will be an explosion of activity.
>3. SOCS operates as a mutual credit clearing system. >4. Each member has access to an interest-free (unsecured) line of >credit. >5. Credit limits on each account are determined by a formula based >on trading volume, number of trading partners and average balance. >6. Provision is made for additional credit to be granted to a member >organization on the basis of guarantees made by supporters of that >organization. >7. Transfers of credit are made using credit checks, but other >instruments may be used in the future. >8. The system maintains a reserve account for bad debts, the funds >for which come from quarterly charges to mmbers' accounts for >administrative services. >9. A SOCS directory of members' offers and requests is maintained on >the world wide web, and is printed periodically. >Concerns about the design features >1. Exclusion of some organizations could be a divisive factor. The >rules of participation should be, as much as possible, inclusive, >while at the same time defined as to prevent domination of the system >by large organizations or those inimical to the purpose of the SOCS >program. (Sec 17.3, p.62) >3. The use of "brokers" to promote trade between SOCS and LETSystems >may be adequate to start but the eventual implementation of more >facilitative methods should be planned on. Regards, Tom Greco JCT: I'm sure that it is inevitable. I know that almost all UK political parties have already stated support for LETS. Last June, the UK government did so officially. See my post at: http://turmelpress.com/l980613.htm I don't know whether the Scottish National Party has endorsed LET yet but it may do so soon. The best thing they could do is start a LETS for all the members on their database to experience all the benefits without waiting to achieve power. Of course, I'm sure such a large LETS database would immediately draw many new members. JCT: John, perhaps you could lead the charge?
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