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Stig Bakke's brother Stig
 Norway
Renaming rights Printer Friendly Version
After beating the snot out of each other one day, Stig and I discussed ways of bringing lasting peace to the world. Military deterrents? Forget it. Economic sanctions? Punchless. Public ridicule? Now you're talking...
Simply add the following amendment to the UN charter:
Should any nation declare war on any other nation, the declared upon nation has the right to officially rename the declaring nation; use of this new name shall be binding for all UN members.
Would any nation ever declare war again if it risked becoming permanently known as Suckerland? Would India even dream of declaring war on its neighbor if India would then be called South Pakistan? Plenty of potential here...
Reward: World peace. Plus a condo in the South of Briechewerland... 

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Bluecube
 USA
More efficient, humane work schedule Printer Friendly Version
- 30 hour work week is standard. Jobs would offer both a 5AM to 11AM shift or a 1PM to 7PM shift. (Restaurants, bars would have different shifts.)
- Traffic on roads reduced as there are half the commuters on road at same time (except at lunch time).
- Families wouldn't need daycare. One worker in morning shift, other in evening.
- Go-getters, renaissance people can manage having two full-time jobs in completely different fields.
- Stores are open when you're not working.
- Greater worker efficiency, satisfaction (fewer hours, better work).
- Lunch can be enjoyed at home as family.
- Businesses are open for longer hours, making it easier to get things done, across multiple time zones.
- People can enjoy a good part of the daylight hours.
- Companies need less rental space for same job.
Reward: My choice of shifts. A holiday called Bluecube Day. 

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rick praskac
 USA
Everyone knows someone Printer Friendly Version
I once was the procurement manager of an international relief agency... we got all types of FREE items to answer needs here in USA and in 3rd world.
It is easy to find companies which trash items others can use. one small letter yeilded nearly half a million dollars in used medical equipment-most of which worked just fine. Some needed repairs.
I'd like a pool of timely referrals from industry and the public to form a clearing house to facilitate this exchange.
Reward: seeing it work, helping it work 

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