I love the idea of the community changing things and that is definitely what is on my mind when I talk of Project 334k.
Not sure about the lottery feel to your idea — 250000 to one person and then choose someone else thing.
I love and completely BELIEVE in the fact that we do not need to wait for the government to do things when there are individual people who are willing and able to change things. A large enough group can just get on and do things and in fact, that is the way it must be. No government can solve all problems — They are just people.
Thanks for your input. and yes, we can do ANYTHING!