73 can get it done with the things around you. So, I dare say that the people in Puer- to Rico who were depending on electricity probably wished, after watching Katrina, that they made provisions. Much of that comes down to what you can do locally. During the 3rd Quarter we’ve had some exceptional information on Go Local on The Solari Report. We had Chuck Ma- rohn from Strong Towns. What he and his group are doing is just sensational. Then we had Dr. Mark Skidmore, who has been helping on the missing mon- ey. He is a Chair Professor of state and local government finance at MSU. He really understands state and local finance because that is his expertise. It’s very exciting for me to have someone like him understanding the missing money because he can translate to what that means to 3,100 counties and simplify it and what it means to a county commissioner in a very practical way. He can take that $21 trillion and trans- late it into actionable intelligence on the ground. So that is very exciting. Then we also had a very wonderful retired City Manager, whom I mentioned last week, Gary Heckman, write an article for us called Go Local. He brought together different Solari Reports. He’s been explor- ing the archives, and consolidated many different Solari Reports into a commen- tary that talked about how what we’re do- ing on the Solari Report dovetails helping you get done what you can do locally. I believe that if we can just focus on enforcing the Constitution, you have all of these different forces that we talked about this week and last week that are draining our power, but we can start to get our power back and that includes political power. The financial system is a subset of the political system. The political system controls, and the financial system is only a part that they work with. All politics are local. Political control begins with analog control of a local place, and it works bottom-up. One county at a time, bottom-up, controls the Federal credit mechanism. If you’re going to get the country back, then 3,100 counties each have to get their own county back to get the country back. We have a great letter in the 2nd Quarter Wrap Up. One of the subscribers sent it to their state legislator, and I tell everyone, “Get a 2nd Quarter Wrap Up and send it to your state legislator. Start to talk to them. You can talk to your state legislator and you can talk to your local officials.” If the missing money breaks down to $65,000 per person and you have 10,000 people in your county, guess how much money that is? That’s $650,000,000. This is a local financial issue, especially when you look at how the obligations of Global 2.0 are going to be managed. Many of them are either federal or state pension fund issues and healthcare. I have tried for 20 years to get people in- terested in what was going on locally, and my frustration when I did Coast to Coast was that everyone was interested in space, and no one was interested in their local county. Roads and bridges cannot com- pare to aliens. It’s just not entertaining enough. But I think that we have enough intellectual mastery of all of this so that we can connect all of those things to local. Farrell: What we really need now is for people who want to do something entre- preneurial locally is to start information bureaus, particularly covering political candidates. That is number one. The next part of what needs to be done is these people need to start drawing up very detailed but short lists of questions on Constitutional issues and circulate them to local radio talk shows, the political candidates, and demand answers on the record, on the air to those questions. “Would you be willing to set up escrow accounts?” Fitts: Or invite them to answer, “How are you going to enforce the Constitution?” Farrell: Draw up a list of ten short ques- tions, and put them in the hands of local talk show hosts, and start getting answers from these people. Fitts: The sheriffs have always taken the business of what is happening in cyber- space as not their business, from what I can tell. There may be exceptions but I just don’t know about them. Another thing, there is nothing to stop a sheriff from saying that all surveillance capitalism is an invasion of privacy in my jurisdiction, and my jurisdiction is my business. “So I, the local sheriff, am going to work with local officials to set up information systems in this place that are not hackable.” Farrell: They also need to challenge the surveillance culture to start with. It’s ridic- ulous that we now have traffic cameras on every stoplight in the country. I read a story about the next thing coming down the pike, which are variable speed limits. In other words, speed limits on a certain section of road will change. They are electronic digitized signs, and they can catch you for speeding if you think that this street is 40 miles an hour here. “No, sorry. It’s 20. We changed it.” Fitts: It’s the ultimate speed trap. Farrell: Exactly. That is the next thing we’ll see happening. All of this needs to be stopped. It’s not the city of Tulsa’s business. It’s not the city of Omaha’s busi- ness. It’s not Kansas City’s business if I’m driving down a certain intersection at a certain time of day. It’s not their business, and that is what they are using it for. It’s free access, and that means free and open access. I think that is the next stage. Start these information bureaus, and the stage after that is to start networking with others around the country doing a similar thing – exchanging information and getting such a huge dispersion database built up that it can’t be shut down. And also to make sure that you have analog technologies to continue if everything goes down. Fitts: I agree. We were going to do the 3rd Quarter Wrap Up theme on ‘Go Local’, and what we realized was that there was not enough literacy about how control works and any discussion of how we are going to build local power. I’ve always said that if I wrote a book about the history of the United States