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Initially contributed by:
George R. Shuttlesworth.
This book is for poems and anecdotes on a wide variety of subjects. From
tragedy to triumph, despair to jubilation, to rare and common
insight into our great and diverse humanity, this book is for
all the poets and authors out there, from the
past and present, with thoughtful commentary and prose to share
with our globe.
Initially contributed by:
This book is for short thoughts and quotes on freedom,
philosophy, justice, and all things good. It contains entries from historical figures and
individual citizens of the world, and there are many more sections and thoughts to
be added. Noticeably absent are quotes from philosophers, religious figures, and
other well known believers in our common good. And of course it needs many more
thoughts from the those who matter most, citizens like you. So get out your
writing pen, or keyboard, history books, or whatever, and start sharing your own
thoughts on wisdom, warning, and tyranny.
What Are Community Books?
Community Books offer Citizens of the Earth an
opportunity to collectively and cooperatively author works that reflect
the common nature and experience of our diverse global
society. Thoughts, attitudes, hopes, frustrations, problems, and most
importantly solutions are articulated and documented in these works
for the consumption of a humanity most desperate
for, and deserving of, hope and guidance.
There are literally thousands
of community books that, if written many generations ago,
would certainly have led us to a much more harmonious, peaceful,
and profitable age today. So let's start creating them now, and
let the gift of that better age be ours to the many generations that
How Can I Contribute Content and Ideas?
submissions, and discussions of community books occur in the
Community Books Forums
. The books are published in this
section, and selected excerpts appear via automated browsers
home page. The only requirement for community book content is
that it forward the goals and adhere to the principals outlined in our
Of course, authoring these works, despite the
magnanimous intentions of all, may at times be contentious
and require the forthright and uncloaked exposure and
exploration of deeply held beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge.
However, if consistently viewed through the perspective, and
given the overwhelming weight, of humanities common goals and
desires we will find that no problem is insurmountable.
While SIFLAJ facilitates the creation and publication of Community Books, the ownership of
any contributed content remains with the contributor. If
contributors wish to include copyright or other notices of
ownership with their material it will be incorporated into the legal notices of
relevant books. However, by contributing material the owner agrees
and consents to allow SIFLAJ to incorporate the material into the
requested Community Book, and display and discuss the contributed
material on the SIFLAJ website.
In addition, the contributor agrees and consents to the
terms presented in the standard SIFLAJ Community Book
copyright notice as follows:
This is a SIFLAJ Community
Book with content contributed by multiple sources. All contributed content is owned
by its respective contributor. All other content is Copyright © 1992-2006 The
SearingTruth Institute for Liberty and Justice. SIFLAJ and contributed content
may be copied and distributed for non-profit use only so long as the
appropriate contributor is credited and the content is presented in its
original unedited form. Any other use, or replication or distribution of any
content for profit, without the written consent of SIFLAJ and/or the relevant
contributor(s) is a violation of United States copyright law.
To assist in the maintenance,
and publication of both print and online media the SIFLAJ LightYear
Designs division has developed software that automatically converts
Microsoft Word documents into paginated and scalable HTML documents
suitable for presentation on this web site. Therefore it's
easiest if initial documents are submitted in Word format.
However, SIFLAJ will always endeavor to facilitate the
publishing of material no matter what the format, and may
develop other automated tools in the future if necessary.
And there is more to come. We are working on other features
that will also allow citizens to present their contributions
in audio and video formats.