Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

change the age where buildings begin submitting as "historic" structures

Currently any building over 50 years old can be submitted as an "historic" structure (yes, I know some buildings less than 50 can also). My point is that we need to move that benchmark to at least 100 years. One reason is that we spec buildings for a 50 year lifespan, so, in theory, we should almost be writing them up as historical as they are built. Secondly, a lot of stick built buildings of the last 30-40 years ...more »

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United States Institute of Peace

Peace

involve more youth -the next generation is the key to peace in our country and others, start more programs to involve youth from around the world and different cultures. We have such high tech ways of interacting now days that this should be easy. This should be started from elementry with exposure to other children in countries to create more tolerance and peace. When you grow up exposed to other cultures its easier ...more »

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National Veterans Business Development Corporation

Saving the enviroment and putting Veterans to work.

I am not sure if there is a more appropriate catagory because this idea covers numerous catagories but here is my idea. Everyday I see hundreds of plastic bottles and empty I V solution bags being discarded in every area of the VAMC. My suggestion is to recycle these items and create other items which could be used either for the same original purpose or to create new products. In others words the plastic would be ...more »

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International Trade Commission

Use Common Sense

Common sense isn't all that common, but it should be to someone who's running the county. If you can't figure out how to resolve this issue as President, there's a problem. Never saw FDR give an award to anyone to fix the Great Depression, he did it himself (with the help of other legislative members, I'm sure). The point I'm trying to make; we have History class for a reason. Pick up a history book, and read all things ...more »

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Denali Commission

Eliminate Denali Commission

In May 2010, the Denali Commission included five communities which meet the 2010 "Distressed Community" criteria and had 10 or fewer residents in 2009. Chisana, Alaska, is on the list and has a population of ZERO. This Commission should be eliminated.

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