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Voluntaryism is the doctrine that relations among people should be by mutual consent, or not at all.
Voluntaryism does not argue for the specific form that voluntary arrangements will take; only that force be abandoned so that individuals in society may flourish.
Voluntaryism does not require of people that they violently overthrow their government, or use the electoral process to change it; merely that they shall cease to support their government, whereupon it will fall of its own dead weight.
www.voluntaryist.com /fundamentals/introduction.php   (1248 words)

 Voluntary Sector Forum: Publications
It is important to understand that the voluntary sector does not act on behalf of itself and the organizations that comprise it, but rather on behalf of the individuals and groups of Canadians who benefit from the programs, services and research that it delivers.
Voluntary sector organizations bring their knowledge, expertise and compassion to the work that they do in communities, in public policy development and with government.
Voluntary sector organizations are experiencing significant increases in insurance premiums and a growing number and range of organizations are being refused coverage completely.
www.voluntary-sector.ca /VSF/Publications/prebudget03.htm   (4497 words)

 Voluntary Disclosure Program
Voluntary disclosure does not apply to a taxpayer that is registered for payment of a tax but fails to file a return.
Voluntary disclosure arises when a taxpayer contacts the Department without any prior initial contact by the Department concerning the filing of a return and the payment of a tax.
The look-back period for voluntary disclosure is shorter than the look-back period that applies when the Department discovers through examination that a taxpayer has failed to file returns and pay taxes due.
www.dor.state.nc.us /practitioner/voluntary.html   (1104 words)

 Description of Voluntary Initiatives - UNEP Outreach
A voluntary agreement in the Netherlands, for example, usually refers to a formal, negotiated, legally binding contract ("covenant") between government and industry in which all companies are expected to participate.
The rich diversity of voluntary initiatives is essential to meet the different needs of an industry or country, which may vary according to their socio-economic context and stage of responsible entrepreneurship.
Voluntary agreements generally consist of "an agreement between industry and public authorities concerning environmental goals to be met by industry within a specified time frame.
www.uneptie.org /outreach/vi/description.htm   (2188 words)

 Voluntary simplicity -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
People who practise voluntary simplicity act consciously to reduce their need for purchased services or goods and, by extension, their need to sell their (The continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past) time for (The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender) money.
Quite often, this means that people who practise this lifestyle must do many things for themselves, such as (The cultivation of plants) gardening and (The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat) cooking, (Needlework that involves sewing) sewing, and constructing or maintaining a home.
The modern version of Voluntary Simplicity was named in the (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s by the seminal book of the same title by (Click link for more info and facts about Duane Elgin) Duane Elgin.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vo/voluntary_simplicity.htm   (758 words)

 Voluntary Euthanasia
A second, related objection to permitting the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia is to the effect that we never have sufficient evidence to be justified in believing that a dying person's request to be helped to die is competent, enduring and genuinely voluntary.
There is a widespread belief that passive (voluntary) euthanasia, where life-sustaining or life-prolonging measures are withdrawn or withheld, is morally acceptable because steps are simply not taken which could preserve or prolong life (and so a patient is allowed to die), whereas active (voluntary) euthanasia is not, because it requires an act of killing.
The fact that assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia have not yet been widely decriminalised is probably best explained along the lines that have frequently been offered for excluding consent of the victim as a justification for an act of killing, namely the difficulties thought to exist in establishing the genuineness of the consent.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/euthanasia-voluntary   (6149 words)

However, as every specific voluntary act in this life is also free (except those rare will-impulses, when man is swept to sudden action without time to perceive in non-action the element of good requisite for determination not to act) the moralist commonly uses the terms voluntary and free interchangeably.
A thing may be voluntary in itself, as when in its own proper concept it falls under the efficacious determination of the agent, or voluntary in something else, as in its cause.
Invincible ignorance, however, removes its effect from the domain of the voluntary, in itself because unknown, in its cause, for the ignorance is involuntary.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15506a.htm   (632 words)

 List of Programs > Voluntary Partnership Programs > Partnerships > EPA Home
This is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable, green energy source.
A federal-wide voluntary program that encourages and assists executive agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services (products or services that have a lesser effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services serving the same purpose).
Voluntary, incentive-based program promoted by EPA and others to encourage marina operators and boaters to protect coastal water quality by engaging in environmentally sound operating and maintenance procedures.
www.epa.gov /partners/programs   (3567 words)

 Kansas Department of Revenue - Voluntary Disclosure
Taxpayers will benefit from the voluntary disclosure process by a limited three-year look-back period, and by not having to be concerned with discovery through the State's normal investigative or audit procedures.
Terms proposed by the taxpayer for the voluntary disclosure, including the type of tax and periods to be reported in the disclosure.
If any of the factual representations made in the voluntary disclosure process are found to have been materially misrepresented or a material fact is found to have been omitted by the taxpayer or its representative, the Department may consider the Agreement null and void and proceed as though the Agreement never existed.
www.ksrevenue.org /voluntary.htm   (843 words)

 I&E Review - Voluntary Initiatives
Rather than defining the different types of voluntary initiatives, it may be more helpful to describe the key types by determining whose initiative it is, that is, who holds the management responsibilities for ensuring that a voluntary initiative is actually implemented by companies.
The third category of voluntary initiatives consists of those that are jointly developed by government and industry, usually involving some form of negotiations and the sharing of management responsibilities such as monitoring and evaluation (Table 4).
Voluntary initiatives which are developed and run by non-governmental organizations are few in number, and as equally diverse as the other categories of voluntary initiatives.
www.uneptie.org /media/review/vol21no1-2/vol21no1-2.htm   (10750 words)

 RI 83-10 Retirement Facts 10 - Voluntary Contributions Under the Civil Service Retirement System
At retirement, each $100 in a voluntary contributions account (including interest earned) will provide an additional annuity of $7 a year, plus 20 cents for each full year you are over age 55 at the time you retire.
Voluntary contributions earn a variable interest rate determined by the Treasury Department each calendar year, based on the average yield of new investments purchased by the Retirement Fund during the previous fiscal year.
Voluntary contributions may be made only in amounts of $25 or in multiples of $25 ($50, $75, etc.).
www.opm.gov /fers_election/facts/ri83-10.htm   (1102 words)

 All About the Novel Voluntary Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The female protagonist in Voluntary Force, Ashton Sparks, and her WAC peers are transformed into Army officers in three months instead of four years at West Point.
The story is a battle of attrition with her winning by the smallest margin and leaving the battlefield with no more than a hollow victory.
Voluntary Force is a character-driven story that will give millions of military women, yesterday's and today's, their own fictional heroine.
www.voluntaryforce.com   (390 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Right of Voluntary Association
A voluntary association means any group of individuals freely united for the pursuit of a common end.
The principal instances of a necessary association are a conscript military body and civil society, or the State, the concept of voluntary association covers organizations as diverse as a manufacturing corporation and a religious sodality.
The legal right of voluntary association--the attitude of civil authority toward bodies of this nature--has varied in different ages and still varies in different countries.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02001c.htm   (2447 words)

 Legal Definition of Voluntary
If a man, therefore, kill another without a will on his part, while engaged in the performance of a lawful act, and having taken proper care to prevent it, he is not guilty of any crime.
And if he commit an injury to the person or property of another, he is not liable for damages, unless the act has been voluntary or through negligence, as when a collision takes place between two ships without any fault in either.
A negligent escape permitted by an officer having the custody of a prisoner will be presumed as voluntary; under a declaration or count charging the escape to have been voluntary, the party will, therefore, be allowed to give a negligent escape in evidence.
www.lectlaw.com /def2/u099.htm   (192 words)

 NYSDEC - Voluntary Cleanup Program Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Proposed Voluntary Cleanup Program Guide (PDF file, 877 KB, 50 pages) - This draft guidance document was released for public comment in May 2002 but will not be finalized due to the creation of the Brownfield Cleanup Program in 2003.
New York established its Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) to address the environmental, legal and financial barriers that often hinder the redevelopment and reuse of contaminated properties.
The Voluntary Cleanup Program was developed to enhance private sector cleanup of brownfields by enabling parties to remediate sites using private rather than public funds and to reduce the development pressures on "greenfield" sites.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/der/vcp   (655 words)

 Welcome to the Scottish Voluntary Euthanasia Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Scottish Voluntary Euthanasia Society is at the forefront of research into living wills and other ways of having your wishes respected at the end of life.
In a country where voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide are unregulated and illegal, the only real option for some people can be, sadly, to commit suicide.
A humane law for voluntary euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide would reduce the pressure on "self-deliverance." Until then, people are dying, often badly, and they deserve what help and support we can give them.
www.euthanasia.cc /vess.html   (4163 words)

 Office of Tax and Revenue: Voluntary Disclosure Program
Voluntary Disclosure Program offers may be submitted anonymously or under the taxpayer's identity.
A voluntary disclosure offer may be submitted to any tax auditor at OTR, but approval authority is vested in the Supervisory Tax Auditor, Review and Conference, the Audit Division Chief, or the Assistant Audit Division Chief.
OTR's position on voluntary disclosure agreements is determined by the facts and circumstances in each separate disclosure.
cfo.dc.gov /otr/cwp/view,a,1328,q,593533.asp   (254 words)

 Linux: Voluntary Kernel Preemption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In response to a recent discussion on the lkml, Ingo Molnar [interview] posted a patch that introduces "voluntary kernel preemption" into the Linux 2.6 kernel.
Ingo explains that voluntary preemption provides latencies equal to what was possible in 2.4 with the low latency patches, aiming for no latency greater than 1 millisecond, however accomplished in a much different way:
the 2.6 kernel with voluntary kernel preemption is equivalent to:
kerneltrap.org /node/view/3440   (2633 words)

 voluntary. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Acting or done willingly and without constraint or expectation of reward: a voluntary hostage; voluntary community work.
voluntary, intentional, deliberate, willful, willing These adjectives mean being or resulting from one's own free will.
Voluntary implies the operation of unforced choice: “Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal” (Samuel Johnson).
www.bartleby.com /61/45/V0144500.html   (299 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Lifestyle Choices: Voluntary Simplicity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Voluntary Simplicity from Natural Life Magazine - Articles on voluntary simplicity from the online version of Natural Life magazine, a periodical promoting natural living, home business and environmentally friendly products.
Voluntary Simplicity Overview - Essay on voluntary simplicity and why it is gaining acceptance, as well of some of the movement's roots in the 70's.
Voluntary Simplicity Study Circles by Janet Luhrs - Article from In Context on Janet Luhrs' study circles in sustainable agriculture and voluntary simplicity.
dmoz.org /Society/Lifestyle_Choices/Voluntary_Simplicity   (1557 words)

 Voluntary Disclosure Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Arizona Department of Revenue offers a voluntary disclosure program for those taxpayers who might not have fulfilled their transaction privilege tax, use tax, corporate income tax, or withholding tax obligations in Arizona.
A request for a voluntary disclosure agreement is most commonly prepared by a company's representative.
Describe the nature and extent of a company's business in Arizona, including when activities first began in Arizona, whether the company has employees or representatives in Arizona, and if any property is owned in the state.
www.revenue.state.az.us /disclosure/voldisc.htm   (325 words)

 Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases 1997 - Preface
The reporting Forms EIA-1605 and EIA-1605EZ, “Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases,” were first made available to the public in July 1995, providing a vehicle for voluntary reporting on activities that occurred before and during 1994.
The software is interactive and modular by design, allowing the user to select, view, and if desired print the reports filed by the voluntary reporters, for each year of their participation.
EIA would also like to express special thanks to the voluntary reporters, without whom this program would be impossible.
www.eia.doe.gov /oiaf/1605/vr98rpt/front.html   (562 words)

 Closed schools, evacuations in Louisiana - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A voluntary evacuation was under way in New Orleans, but a mandatory order may be issued when the track of the Category 4 hurricane is better known.
Lt. Kevin Cowan of the Louisiana National Guard said mandatory evacuations were ordered in Plaquemines and St. Charles parishes.
Voluntary evacuations were in place for four other parishes, including two in New Orleans.
washingtontimes.com /upi-breaking/20040914-121413-6468r.htm   (184 words)

 KDHE Voluntary Cleanup and State Water Plan Unit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Voluntary Cleanup is responsible for the implementation of the Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program
A streamlined process is utilized to address these sites in an expeditious manner to encourage the redevelopment or enhancement of such properties and to discourage the use of pristine land in the State at the expense of established commercial and industrial tracts.
This program is voluntary and is designed to allow industry and businesses to bring forth sites that need attention so their properties are appropriately addressed in a timely manner through a local/state partnership.
www.kdhe.state.ks.us /ber/remedial/vcswp.html   (265 words)

 Voluntary Redemption - Glossary - Encyclopedia - Library - VC Experts
Voluntary Redemption - Glossary - Encyclopedia - Library - VC Experts
Location: Home > Library > Encyclopedia > Glossary > Voluntary Redemption
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vcexperts.com /vce/library/encyclopedia/glossary_view.asp?glossary_id=277   (186 words)

 The Voluntary City: Choice, Community, and Civil Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Voluntary City assembles a rich history and analysis of private, locally based provision of social services, urban infrastructure, and community governance.
The Voluntary City reveals how the process of providing local public goods through the dynamism of freely competitive, market-based entrepreneurship is unmatched in renewing communities and strengthening the bonds of civil society.
A refreshing challenge to the orthodoxy that government alone can improve community life, The Voluntary City will be an essential reference for anyone interested in the future of cities, including scholars and students, policy-makers, civic and business leaders, and urban citizens.
www.independent.org /tii/catalog/cat_voluntary.html   (1194 words)

 Voluntary Simplicity by Roger J. Wendell
On December 22nd, 2000, I had the pleasure of conducting a radio interview with both Cecile Andrews and Mary Romano on the subject of "Voluntary Simplicty." Although I concluded the program with a strong sense of what voluntary simplicity was about, it was also clear what it wasn't.
Impossing the philosopy on others, especially the poor, was a clearly marked "wasn't." Another "wasn't" is that Voluntary Simplicity isn't the "self-deprivation movement," clearly, it's the opposite of that!
First, it should be pretty obvious that things in our world are out of balance; the planet's dying while a small group accumulates wealth and power at the expense of countless others who don't even have enough to eat.
www.rogerwendell.com /simplicity.html   (927 words)

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