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Here’s a small summary of what’s been happening in The Zeitgeist Movement and related groups.

It was August when the last newsletter was sent.

Zday 2019 Argentina Crowdfunding campaign

The 2019 global Zday event will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first time it’ll be in Latin America. But we are looking for help. In order to cover the costs of a real time translator without making the cost of the event unbearably expensive for those in the region who have been going through major economic strife they have launched a crowd funding campaign. They’ve raised $1,300 of the required USD $2,000

Have a look at their incredible video about it. With quality that good you know the event will be worth it.

Updated Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVMNp4Y0dVo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/168064074096472/

GoFundMe: https://gogetfunding.com/zday-2019-main-event-buenos-aires/

TZM - Development and News

For those wanting to quickly view the latest TZM news check out the news site: https://news.tzm.community/

It shows a list of messages posted to the Discord server in the #development_and_news channel with at least 3 likes / thumbs up.

This awesome ability is thanks to Juuso the Finland coordinator as part of his TZM weekend hackathon work. You can email him at juuso@vilmunen.net for more information

TZM - Communication Guide

For those interested in being active, engaged members there is a suggested communications protocol. The aim is to get people to at least one of the two monthly meeting so we can be informed of what is happening and help with the myriad of projects happening.

You can read the full communications guide here and the important points are listed below.

Communication Protocol

Expectation: Approximately 3 hours work a month

1. Once a week check the announcements channel #development_and_news channel in Discord http://bit.ly/tzm-discord

2. Make sure to properly write announcements that are relevant for everyone to read and post them in the #development_and_news channel in discord

4. Once a month attend at least one of the two global meetings. It is not necessary to attend both

The meetings are on :

–  The last Saturday of every month at 9:00 UTC in the (voice) International channel. On Discord ( http://bit.ly/tzm-discord )

or

–  The last Wednesday of every month at 21:00 UTC. On Team Speak

Team Speak Server Details

Server Nickname or Address: tzm.teamspeak3.com
Password : Tzm_GHJ

If it’s not possible to attend then you can read the minutes

Common Heritage Pledge

As part of the awesome work that Erykah Sundance has been doing in getting the post-scarcity, post-monetary groups together The Zeitgeist Movement has signed the Common Heritage pledge.

https://www.commonheritage.us/

The pledge in its final form:

I declare the Earth as the Common Heritage for all life.

I support a global transition to a system based on science and the Earth’s capacity to sustain us. Replacing resource competition, money/trade and private property with sharing earth’s resources, goods, services, technology and knowledge.

In this system, I pledge to freely contribute my skills and motivations with my time and labor. To serve a community that serves me, that fulfills my basic needs, and does not subjugate me in any way.

I do this with the knowledge that others will too, and hereby affirm my commitment for co-creating a better world for me, and for all.

You can learn more at the Common Heritage website or view the final document.

Below is a work in progress image of other various Common Heritage groups:

Zeitgeist European Meet-Up 2019

The TZM European meetup will be from the 1st to 8th of July 2019 in Enköping, Sweden. It looks to be an amazing time with a big line-up of guests, including Eleanor Goldfield.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/285168392092346

You can buy tickets from https://www.tickettailor.com/events/tzmsweden/206271

TZM - Latest Videos

The latest videos released on the TZM official YouTube channel are:

Michael Kubler : The Price of Zero Transition to an RBE, Zday 2018

Michael Kubler talks about transitioning to a post-scarcity / abundance centered society by first getting the necessities of life to be free to everyone on the planet, using what he calls the Price of Zero transition.

His slides are available at http://bit.ly/price-of-zero-slides


“A Picture of Transition” looks at several looming economic crises in energy and resource overshoot, challenges that we will face in transitioning to a renewably-powered circular economy, social adaptations that need to be made, how they can improve quality of life, and with case studies, shows how you can get this ball rolling in your local community, making almost anything from almost nothing.


Want to contribute to the newsletter? Email newsletter@zeitgeist-info.com with any news or updates.

As these are only sent a couple of times a year, you should post to the #development_and_news Discord channel if there’s more timely news. Then it can get automatically added to the TZM news portal.

We hope you have a great 2019.

Happy RBE!

Song Analysis – Billionaire

Song Analysis

Song : Billionaire

Singer : Bruno Mars and Travis McCoy

Writer : Travis McCoy

Record Label :

Music Clip

Lyrics

[Bruno Mars]
I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen
[Chorus]
Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my name in shining lights
A different city every night oh
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire
[Travis “Travie” McCoy]
Yeah I would have a show like Oprah
I would be the host of, everyday Christmas
Give Travie a wish list
I’d probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain’t never had sh-t
Give away a few Mercedes like here lady have this
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
Its been a couple months since I’ve single so
You can call me Travie Claus minus the Ho Ho
Get it, hehe, I’d probably visit where Katrina hit
And damn sure do a lot more than FEMA did
Yeah can’t forget about me stupid
Everywhere I go Imma have my own theme music
[Chorus]
Oh every time I close my eyesI see my name in shining lights
A different city every night ohI swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire
Oh oooh oh oooh for when I’m a Billionaire

[Travis “Travie” McCoy]
I’ll be playing basketball with the President
Dunking on his delegates
Then I’ll compliment him on his political etiquette
Toss a couple milli in the air just for the heck of it
But keep the fives, twentys (?) completely separate
And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket
We in recession but let me take a crack at it
I’ll probably take whatevers left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple bucks
And not a single tummy around me would know what hungry was
Eating good sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket pull out your wallet
And put it in the air and sing

[Bruno Mars]
I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen

[Chorus]
I wanna be a billionaire so frickin bad!
Travie Mccoy Billionaire lyrics found on http://www.directlyrics.com.com/travie-mccoy-billionaire-lyrics.html

Analysis

The lyrics above are great if you are a monetary driven capitalist. However not all goals are the same. As Dan Pink talks about in his book “Drive : The Surprising Science of Motivation“, there are two main types of goals. Learning goals and achievement goals. Wanting to learn about Macro Economics is different from wanting to get an A in your Macro Economics class.

Our current Consumerist culture has driven us towards loving Stuff and Money.

Alternative Lyrics

Resources and References

http://www.directlyrics.com.com/travie-mccoy-billionaire-lyrics.html — Lyrics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_McCoy –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billionaire_(song) –

http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/26/billionaires-wealth-europe-biz-billies-cx_af_0826eurofembillies.html — Some actual Billionaires.