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Site News / LoopyIdeas invites new members to post their ideas
« on: January 15, 2010, 11:19:03 AM »
Friday, 15 January 2010 - by Jay Sadie (Owner/Founder)

After many weeks of fine tuning, I am happy to announce that all features are working like clockwork.

As with any new idea, there are always problems to be sorted out in the early stages. Well, I had my fair share of those glitches. Many hours were spent to get it to a point where I was happy to release the first version.

Please post any problems that you come across on our Report Bugs board, found under the Miscellaneous category.

We really need content now, and also some new members. I am happy to announce that we are now being indexed by Google, finally! It is a small miracle, due to the fact that as of this writing we're not even one month old yet. Usually it takes many months for Google's spiders to index a new site.

We are already on Twitter and Facebook, as can be seen at the bottom of our site. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Please follow us on Twitter, and become a fan on Facebook.

Thank you all, and enjoy!

Jay

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Political & Religious Systems / Multivotism
« on: January 14, 2010, 01:34:09 AM »
I am busy working on a book regarding a new political system that I've been thinking about for the past twenty odd years. It is a very controversial idea, and may even make your blood boil while you read it. All I'm asking is that you keep an open mind, and to forget about what you've been taught about democracy for a moment.

The word "Multivotism" is not in the dictionary. I had to coin a phrase for my idea, so that's what I came up with.

Below you will find my notes that I wrote in order to assist me in writing the novel. I would very much like for you to leave me your honest opinion regarding my idea.



Multivotism

Definition:

A political system that is in essence based on democracy, but with one major difference, i.e. one man many votes. The principal of the traditional democratic system is that all people are created equal and thus every man/woman deserves one vote, and one vote only. The principal of multivotism is that all people are created with the same human rights, but are not equal in their beliefs, kindness, respect for others, helpfulness, humanitarian contributions, educational levels and worthiness to society. Therefore multivotism is a system based on rewards for good citizenship and contributions to society rather than just the fact that one was born a human.

Another main difference between democracy and multivotism is that there are stricter voter qualification criteria for multivotism. Democracy basically only requires that one is a legal citizen and of certain age, typically 18 years old. Multivotism also has these same requirements, but in addition a person must demonstrate that he/she has a basic understanding of the candidates or issues they are voting for.

In a multivotism society voters earn their votes based on many different criteria. All qualified voters start with one vote and can then accumulate additional votes by reaching certain goals, achievements or through exceptional good/brave deeds. Not only can votes be added, but may be deducted in extreme cases where harm is done to society. A voter may even end up with negative votes and must then work his/her way back to a positive number before allowed to vote.

Purpose of the book:

To introduce a groundbreaking idea regarding a more fair and balanced voting system, and to create thought provoking debates and discussions in order to eventually become the de facto standard in the voting process of a democratic political system.

Foreword:

It is important to note that most of the examples and references in this book are based on the U.S.A. political system due to the fact that the author is a US citizen and therefore understands that system better than any other. Most people reading this book will be able to relate and understand this system well because of the high publicity the US receives all across the world. Most democratic systems are based/influenced on the US system too, and although there are some differences there are more similarities. Any democratic system in the world can easily be modified to incorporate the multivotism system as discussed in this book.

Historical Analysis:

When the pioneers initially migrated to the United States they were literary and figuratively in the same boat. All things were equal. They had the same mind sets and faced the same challenges. When democracy was adopted in America the one-man-one vote system made perfect sense. Besides, they did not have the ability and tools to administer a complex multi-vote system. There was no way to know that one day in the future the makeup of cultures and civilization would dramatically change to what we have today. The American Founders at that time had only the circumstances and information available to them. If presented with the complexity of today they most probably would have designed a much different system.

The biggest challenge any nation faces is the resistance to change. People like to hold on to traditional systems and methods that have been proven through time, and rightfully so. Too much change can also have a negative effect and result in chaos and instability. Therefore any new ideas should be carefully examined and considered.

The demographic environment in the United States and most parts of the world has changed significantly in the last 300 years. The time has come to carefully examine the drawbacks and consequences of a one-man-one-vote democratic system and to readjust it to a more fair and workable system that will meet the challenges we face as a modern society. Democracy is a proven system that give people the freedom and control they deserve. The people should decide their destiny, and not one person or a few who think for everyone. Democracy is not at question here, but rather the traditional voting system itself. Adjusting the voting system by no means take away anything from democracy, but rather fine-tunes it to a sleeker and better functioning system.

Summary:

Controversial system that will initially invoke much negative publicity and will be met with a barrage of reasons why it will not work.

The world is a fast changing place and there was a time that one-man-one-vote did the world a lot of good by replacing kings and dictatorships. It basically changed the world as we know it and created freedom for all. However, it needs to be revamped and upgraded due to the new times we live in, and the new challenges mankind face.

The world population is growing rapidly and will soon reach epic and dangerous proportions. One-man-one-vote will work if all people have the same educational level and information available to them. However, there will be more famine and uneducated people in the future due to the fact that the uneducated have many more children per family than the educated. As the world economy implodes and food/energy sources are depleted, more and more people are going to live on the poverty line. Eventually the number of uneducated people is going to far outnumber those with insight and understanding. This situation will create a dangerous premise for the uneducated masses to rule those who can create hope, jobs, solutions and opportunities for mankind. The current system will eventually fail due to its own inherent weakness.

Some of the skeptic’s main criticism:
  • Too hard to administer such a system.
  • Leaves too much room for fraud.
  • People will sell their votes.
  • Cannot blame people for being uneducated.
  • Unfair to the underprivileged.
  • Who decides the criteria for earning votes?
  • Wealthy people will have too much of an advantage.
  • Minority groups will have less influence/participation.

Let’s deal with each criticism:

1. Too hard to administer such a system.

With all the major improvements in computer and database technology in the past three decades there has never been a better time for administering such a system. The rapid growth of interconnectivity between computers, i.e. the World Wide Web, has created the ideal technological environment for managing and implementing such a system.

Also bear in mind that we currently have a computerized system keeping track of all registered voters. In order to become a voter one must register. When a voter relocates to a different voting precinct he/she must reregister. In other words we already have a system in place that can be adopted as is, with additional features and structures to implement multivotism.

2. Leaves too much room for fraud.

Any system leaves room for fraud. By creating a tightly controlled computerized system there will actually be less potential for fraud. Again, there have been many improvements in computer security and new improved controls are being developed and implemented on a regular basis. Much of the modern world’s transactions and monetary movements are done this way now.

A computer system will keep better control of people voting more than once, of ballots being lost or damaged, not to mention the infamous “hanging chads” in the Florida 2000 presidential election.

3. People will sell their votes.

This will be considered voter’s fraud. Any person convicted of this will lose all his/her votes and will receive a mandatory 5-year jail sentence, during which time he/she will not be allowed to vote or accumulate any votes.

Additionally, with such severe punishment as a deterrent, it will make no sense for someone to buy votes when nobody will have an unusually high number of votes to buy. It is not going to be easy to accumulate votes. One has to work hard at building up votes. No one person will be able to accumulate such a large number of votes as to be able to have a major impact on an election. To get perspective; a voter with 10 votes will be above the norm, 20 votes will be exceptional, 50 votes will be incredible, and a 100 votes will be unbelievable!

4. Cannot blame people for being uneducated.

This may be so, but one also cannot blame those who do have an education to be held back and blamed for those with little or no education. The more educated people are, the better decisions they make. This is exactly why such a system is much more fair than a one-man-one-vote system. An educated person has more insight and information available to enable him/her to decide a political matter or to choose a president, governor, senator or leader to represent the people.

Uneducated people are not an excuse or reason for not implementing a fair system. It is the responsibility of society to encourage and support an educational system that will give all people the means to truly be equal. In fact, humans tend to perform better when they are given a reason to do something, rather than being told what to do. In other words: If you want more votes then go to school and become educated. Therefore it is society’s responsibility to provide a level playing field schooling system that will make it possible for all people who want to learn to be able to do so. If you do not want to learn then do not complain if you do not receive as many votes as one who is educated.

Besides, it is also worth mentioning that there are many ways to accumulate votes. So, even if you are not educated you can still get more votes via other means, which we will discuss later.

5. Unfair to the underprivileged.

Being underprivileged is part of life. Some people have nicer houses or cars than others. Some people live better than others. A socialistic system tries to equalize that. But we all know that it diminishes a human’s will and motivation to perform better or to attain higher goals than others. It puts a damper on humans to not want to accelerate beyond others. Why work harder when you will not be rewarded any more than someone resting on his laurels? There will always be the exception, but generally most humans will have the previously mentioned attitude. A reward’s based system will always outperform a socialistic system by a long shot.

So, if a rewards-based society (capitalism) works better than a socialistic-based system, why will a rewards-based voting system not work better than a socialistic-based voting system (one-man-one-vote)?

6. Who decides the criteria for earning votes?

The Constitution of the United States was written by a group of appointed leaders, and so was the Declaration of Independence. Today we look at these leaders fondly as pioneers and world-changing wise men. They all had one thing in mind, namely to do what’s best for their country and fellow man. The same principals can be followed in rewriting the voting system. Common sense and love for country goes a long way.

Another approach is to let the people decide. Hold a referendum where voters can accept or reject each potential way of earning votes. The list of ways to earn votes can be compiled by an appointed commission, and should exist of a manageable group of people from all parties and political denominations.

Alternatively a list of candidates who volunteer to be on such a commission may be presented to voters. Let’s say for argument’s sake that the commission will consist of 10 people, then voters will make up to 10 crosses on the ballot paper, preferably computer controlled to insure that a voter does not vote for more than 10 candidates. Once the candidates have been elected they will compile the list of criteria for earning votes and their decision will be final.

As time goes on the list may be amended in the same way as the Constitution can be amended.

7. Wealthy people will have too much of an advantage.

As mentioned before, there are many ways to accumulate votes. Being wealthy may get you some votes, but does not necessarily mean that you will accumulate more votes than someone less wealthy or even poor. Also, the number of wealthy people make up a small percentage of the total number of eligible voters, thus reducing the overall effect/influence in an election. Wealthy people generally pay more taxes and provide more jobs directly and indirectly compared to most other income groups. In doing so their contribution to society as far as financial matters are concerned should give them the right to earn additional votes.

8. Minority groups will have less influence/participation.

The contrary is true. With multivotism a minority group can have more influence than in a one-man-one-vote system, providing the members of the minority group are prepared to work for it. Should such a group on average have more votes per person than that of a major group the minority group’s influence will have a much larger weighted average.


The pyramid factor:

Often the pyramid is used as a pictorial representation of organizational, social or demographic structures. I would like to use the pyramid to explain the dilemma we face in our modern and futuristic world should we decide to continue down the same path as our current one-man-one-vote system.

At the top of the pyramid are our leaders, decision makers and extremely successful people. The middle consists of the well-educated and self-sufficient hard-working citizens. The bottom consists of third-world countries, people who are uneducated and live on the poverty line.

During the history of mankind the pyramid has been the right side up, i.e. base solidly planted on the ground and the tip at the top. Society has been quite stable this way, except for some wars and political struggles, but has always returned back to equilibrium.

Societies have been kept in balance by those on top, be it kings, dictators or elected governments. In most cases elected governments have been voted in by educated people or influenced by the educated and wise.

We are now at risk of the pyramid being turned upside down. Imagine the base of the pyramid becoming extremely large and the tip very sharp and elongated. Now imagine it standing on its head. The weight of the base will drive the tip deep into the ground and smother it! With the total strangulation and suffocation of the people on top who will then be left to run governments? Total chaos and destruction will ensue. Eventually mankind will be forced to return to dictatorship.

As the world’s population continues to grow to epic proportions famine and poverty will rapidly increase. The world will not be able to sustain the resources needed for the increased demand of the human race. Educated and informed people will realize that they should limit the number of children they have. The opposite is true of those who are uneducated and oblivious to the challenges the world faces. They will have many children, as this provides many benefits such as financial support via most welfare systems, putting their children to work in order to bring in more money for the family, and more importantly thinking that the more children they have the more votes they’ll have, which is true in today’s democratic systems. Simply put, if you want to be in charge of the government have more children. In doing so you will eventually achieve your goal.

Imagine a world where the uneducated, ignorant, inexperienced and the self-centered rule. Imagine a world based on apathy! (Lack of concern and interest)

Now imagine a world where humans strive to better themselves. A world where people care more about collective humanity than themselves. A world based on rewards and achievements, rather than the mere fact that you are a part of the human race and therefore deserve to have the same say as someone who is selfless and truly a contributing participant of the human race.


Criteria for becoming a qualified voter:

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Must be a citizen.
  • Must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the candidates and/or political issues. When you require a driver’s license you have to pass a basic test to gauge your understanding of the rules of the road and driving in general. The same should apply to a voter. Should a voter have no idea of what or who he/she is voting for then that voter should not be allowed to vote. The test will be very simple and easy in its multiple choice format. Ten random computer-picked questions will be asked to each person writing the qualification test. Only 6 out of 10 questions must be answered correctly. If you fail you will have to wait at least 90 days before attempting to qualify again. The first time you write the test there will be no charge to do so. However, if you retake the test there will be a small charge.

    Tests must be written every 10 years, coinciding with the additional vote you get every 10 years. So, you pass your test and are immediately reward with one vote!

    Tests will be designed to test knowledge of current political events and facts.

    To demonstrate how simple the tests will be:

    i) Who are the 2 major candidates in the 2008 US Presidential Election?
        a. Barrack Obama and George Bush
        b. John McCain and Arnold Swartzenegger
        c. Barrack Obama and John McCain
        d. John McCain and Hilary Clinton

    ii) Who are the 2 major political groups in the United States?
        a. Socialists and Republicans
        b. Democrats and Republicans
        c. Democrats and Socialists
        d. Socialists and Communists

  • Must have at least one vote in order to vote.

How to earn votes:

  • When you become a qualified voter you start with one vote.
  • On every 10th anniversary of your first registered voter date you get one additional vote.
  • When you complete 7th grade you get one vote. This is in consideration to those cultures whose children are only required to reach this level.
  • When you complete 12th grade you get one vote.
  • One vote for each accredited university/college degree or diploma.
  • One vote for the first 5 people that you personally employ, and then 1 vote for each additional 10 people, not to exceed 5 votes.
  • One vote for each medal of valor.
  • Serving your country – 1 vote for every 2 years completed, capped at 5 votes.
  • One vote for each rank attained in the branches of the military, police force, fire departments and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Job loyalty – for every 10 years of employment with the same company receive 1 vote, capped at 5 votes. (If company is acquired loyalty is transferred to new company)
  • Community service, including participation in philanthropic organizations. Receive one vote per year served, capped at 10. Must be proven by accompanying letter of recommendation by accredited leadership position, e.g. mayor, president of a philanthropic organization, etc.
  • Major donations. One vote for each hospital, school or community building sponsored, capped at 10 votes.
  • Child Adoption. One vote per child adopted, capped at 5 votes.
  • Foster parenting. One vote per year, capped at 10 votes.
  • Ten votes for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Elected Officials:
      Mayor – 2 votes
      Judge – 5 votes
      Supreme Court Judge – 10 votes
      State Senator – 10 votes
      Congressman/woman – 15 votes
      Governor – 15 votes
      Federal Senator – 15 votes
      Vice President – 20 votes
      President – 25 votes

How to lose votes:

  • Voter fraud – lose all your votes.
  • When convicted of a felony crime – lose all your votes.
  • When convicted of a hate crime – lose one vote.
  • Not paying child support – lose one vote.
  • Tax evasion – lose one vote.
  • If demoted in rank, lose number of votes added when rank was awarded.

Something to consider:

Limit the maximum number of votes that any voter can attain to let’s say 500 votes, even though this number is very unlikely to be reached by any one voter. There is really no reason to do this other than to put those people’s mind at rest who will unnecessarily be concerned about an unlimited number of votes. This will take care of the skeptics saying something like: “What if someone has a million votes?”


Electoral College:

Not viable or necessary in a multivotism system. Most Americans are not happy with the Electoral College system anyway. For some reason this antiquated system has remained in effect despite popular belief that it should be abandoned. The fact is that most people do not understand its purpose and reasons for its existence. When changing over to a multivotism system this nonsensical structure must be abolished.



That's it folks. What do you think?   :-\


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Abandoned Ideas / Tesla's Tower of Power
« on: January 12, 2010, 11:58:50 AM »
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was an eccentric-yet-ingenious inventor (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943).

Tesla's inventions had already changed the world on several occasions, most notably when he developed modern alternating current technology. He had also won fame for his victory over Thomas Edison in the well-publicized “battle of currents,” where he proved that his alternating current was far more practical and safe than Edison-brand direct current. Soon his technology dominated the world’s developing electrical infrastructure, and by 1900 he was widely regarded as America’s greatest electrical engineer. This reputation was reinforced by his other major innovations, including the Tesla coil, the radio transmitter, and fluorescent lamps.

In 1891 Tesla gave a lecture for the members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in New York City, where he made a striking demonstration. In each hand he held a gas discharge tube, an early version of the modern fluorescent bulb. The tubes were not connected to any wires, but nonetheless they glowed brightly during his demonstration. Tesla explained to the awestruck attendees that the electricity was being transmitted through the air by the pair of metal sheets which sandwiched the stage. He went on to speculate how one might increase the scale of this effect to transmit wireless power and information over a broad area, perhaps even the entire Earth. As was often the case, Tesla’s audience was engrossed but bewildered.

Back at his makeshift laboratory at Pike’s Peak in Colorado Springs, the eccentric scientist continued to wring the secrets out of electromagnetism to further explore this possibility. He rigged his equipment with the intent to produce the first lightning-scale electrical discharges ever accomplished by mankind, a feat which would allow him to test many of his theories about the conductivity of the Earth and the sky. For this purpose he erected a 142-foot mast on his laboratory roof, with a copper sphere on the tip. The tower’s substantial wiring was then routed through an exceptionally large high-voltage Tesla coil in the laboratory below. On the night of his experiment, following a one-second test charge which momentarily set the night alight with an eerie blue hum, Tesla ordered his assistant to fully electrify the tower.

Though his notes do not specifically say so, one can only surmise that Tesla stood at Pike’s Peak and cackled diabolically as the night sky over Colorado was cracked by the man-made lightning machine. Colossal bolts of electricity arced hundreds of feet from the tower’s top to lick the landscape. A curious blue corona soon enveloped the crackling equipment. Millions of volts charged the atmosphere for several moments, but the awesome display ended abruptly when the power suddenly failed. All of the windows throughout Colorado Springs went dark as the local power station’s industrial-sized generator collapsed under the strain. But amidst such dramatic discharges, Tesla confirmed that the Earth itself could be used as an electrical conductor, and verified some of his suspicions regarding the conductivity of the ionosphere. In later tests, he recorded success in an attempt to illuminate light bulbs from afar, though the exact conditions of these experiments have been lost to obscurity. In any case, Tesla became convinced that his dream of world-wide wireless electricity was feasible.

Wardenclyffe Tower
Wardenclyffe Tower
When Tesla returned from Colorado Springs to New York in 1900, he wrote a sensational article for Century Magazine. In this detailed, futuristic vision he described a means of tapping the sun's energy with an antenna. He suggested that it would be possible to control the weather with electrical energy. He predicted machines that would make war an impossibility. And he proposed a global system of wireless communications. To most people the ideas were almost incomprehensible, but Tesla was a man who could not be underestimated.

The article caught the attention of one of the world's most powerful men, J. P. Morgan. A frequent guest in Morgan's home, Tesla proposed a scheme that must have sounded like science fiction: a "world system" of wireless communications to relay telephone messages across the ocean; to broadcast news, music, stock market reports, private messages, secure military communications, and even pictures to any part of the world. "When wireless is fully applied the earth will be converted into a huge brain, capable of response in every one of its parts," Tesla told Morgan.

Morgan offered Tesla $150,000 to build a transmission tower and power plant. A more realistic sum would have been $1,000,000, but Tesla took what was available and went to work immediately. In spite of what he told his investor, Tesla's actual plan was to make a large-scale demonstration of electrical power transmission without wires. This turned out to be a fatal mistake.

For his new construction project, Tesla acquired land on the cliffs of Long Island Sound. The site was called Wardenclyffe. By 1901 the Wardenclyffe project was under construction, the most challenging task being the erection of an enormous tower, rising 187 feet in the air and supporting on its top a fifty-five-ton sphere made of steel. Beneath the tower, a well-like shaft plunged 120 feet into the ground. Sixteen iron pipes were driven three hundred feet deeper so that currents could pass through them and seize hold of the earth. "In this system that I have invented," Tesla explained, "it is necessary for the machine to get a grip of the earth, otherwise it cannot shake the earth. It has to have a grip... so that the whole of this globe can quiver."

As the tower construction slowly increased, it became evident that more funds were sorely needed. But Morgan was not quick to respond. Then on December 12, 1901, the world awoke to the news that Marconi had signaled the letter "S" across the Atlantic from Cornwall, England to Newfoundland. Tesla, unruffled by the accomplishment, explained that the Italian used 17 Tesla patents to accomplish the transmission. But Morgan began to doubt Tesla. Marconi's system not only worked, it was also inexpensive.

Tesla pleaded with Morgan for more financial support, but the investor soundly refused. To make matters worse, the stock market crashed and prices for the tower's materials doubled. High prices combined with Tesla's inability to find enough willing investors eventually led to the demise of the project.

In 1905, after some amazing electrical displays, Tesla and his team had to abandon the project forever. The newspapers called it, "Tesla's million dollar folly."

Humiliated and defeated, Tesla experienced a complete nervous breakdown. "It is not a dream," he protested. "It is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering, only expensive... blind, faint-hearted, doubting world."

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General Miscellaneous Discussion / Re: Welcome to LoopyIdeas.com!
« on: January 10, 2010, 03:47:48 AM »
Great site!

I would like to participate. There are many ideas that I have... some good, and some not so good. It will be nice for others to post their thoughts on my ideas.

Question: What if I have an idea, post it here and then someone steals my idea?

Looking forward to participate!

innovator,

One of the biggest challenges that any inventor faces, is the fear of his/her idea being stolen. This is why most have their ideas patented. To do so is not an easy process, not to mention the cost involved. Sometimes they change a couple of things around and file a new patent. You can try to sue them, but believe me, that can be a very expensive exercise, and can suck the life and time out of you. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about!

My personal opinion is that there is no absolute guarantee that others won't rip you off, even if you have registered a patent. The best way to protect yourself is to get your product on the market and to stay ahead of the competition.

Where we as inventors have the edge, is the fact that any idea needs a champion. This person is the one that 'believes', and the one that will jump through hoops to make it happen. To most people it sounds easy to come up with an idea, to bring it to market, and to wait for the money to start rolling in. But, those who have gone down this road before know better. Coming up with an idea is really the easy part...

But enough said. We can probably start a whole new topic discussing the challenges that inventors face. In fact, I may just create it myself in the next couple of days.

This site provides a way for inventors to post their ideas, and for others to comment, make suggestions, or who knows, maybe offer to fund or help you with your project.

If you're still being worried about getting ripped off, here are a few suggestions:
  • Take out a patent first, and then post the idea on our site.
  • Don't reveal how it works, just what it does. This way you can test the market to see what others think.

Looking forward to seeing some of your ideas on our site!

Best Regards,

Jay

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General Miscellaneous Discussion / Famous quotes regarding Ideas
« on: January 06, 2010, 03:50:31 PM »
Here are some interesting quotes found on Book of Famous Quotes:

A crank is someone with a new idea -- until it catches on.
Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer)

A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank.
John Berry

A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911, American Writer)

A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas, any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers.
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794, French Writer, Journalist, Playwright)

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American Author, Wit, Poet)

A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command the latter.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American Author, Wit, Poet)

A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.  8)
William James (1842-1910, American Psychologist, Professor, Author)

A new idea is like a child. It's easier to conceive than to deliver.  :D
Ted Koysis

A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944, French Aviator, Writer)

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922, French Novelist)

A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.
Jacques Maritain (1882-1973, French Philosopher)

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970, American Speaker, Motivational Writer, 'Think and Grow Rich')

An idea discovered is much better possessed.
Young

An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
Robert Frost (1875-1963, American Poet)

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish Artist)

An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish Essayist, Philosopher)

An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.  :)
Richard Bach (1936-, American Author)

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
Don Marquis (1878-1937, American Humorist, Journalist)

An idea is the only level which moves the world.
Arthur F. Corey

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.  ;D
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
Linus Pauling (1901-1994, American Chemist, 2 Time Nobel Winner)

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931, American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE)

An idea is worth nothing if it has no champion.
Anonymous


Anyone else have some interesting quotes on IDEAS?

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Events / This is Chloe's birthday
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:08:12 AM »
Usually a birthday is one day only.

But in Chloe's case, it lasts for 2 days!

  :) :-*  ;D  ::)

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General Miscellaneous Discussion / Welcome to LoopyIdeas.com!
« on: January 01, 2010, 10:23:15 AM »
Welcome to our Forum.

Creative and forward-looking thinking is one of my greatest passions. As a lateral thinker I have always tried to keep an open mind regarding other people's ideas. I am of the opinion that any idea should be thought about carefully. Even if it sounds, silly, stupid, crazy, or call it whatever you like, there may just be something in the idea that could be used, modified or rethought, to turn it into a winning idea.

My reason for creating this sight is to provide a place for inventors or thinkers to post their ideas, or to get inspired by others' ideas. Even if you are not an inventor or creator, you may still find the posts here very interesting, or you can even participate in providing valuable feedback, comments or suggestions. Who knows, you might just provide someone with a solution to a problem.

I'd like to coin a phrase, inspired by what I'm trying to achieve with this site:
"Collaborative Idea Creation"

No one man is an island. By combining minds and ideas we can, and will achieve so much more than alone.

Please enjoy using this unusual, funny and informative ideas forum.

Thanks!

Jay Sadie - Founder

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