Thursday, July 30, 2015

Are Secret Corporate Investors Now Holding Cities and Countries Hostage

Over the past year or two I have been watching some disturbing news stories from around the world that seemed to have some common traits. Have you noticed it too? Think of Detroit, Argentina, Greece and Puerto Rico as prime examples of what I have been observing.

These cities and countries were all loaned money by big banks, hedge funds, and other wealthy investors. Even though they were risky loans, these investors continued to lend money long after it was obvious the cities or countries could never repay them. Why?

The investors deliberately continued down a path that would ultimately bankrupt the cities or countries. Keeping their identities secret, the investors hid behind the cover of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or other powerful organizations like the European Union (EU), they continued to lend money while simultaneously driving these governments further into bankruptcy.

Their goal appears to be consistent. Drive the governments into bankruptcy, take control, and then loot everything that isn't nailed down. Buildings, land, works of art, pensions, the treasury and more. These investors, or their legal agents, then typically proceed to lay off workers, raise taxes, shut down schools, ignore voters, and proceed to carry out their many other evil designs - all under the cover of the law.

It has worked in numerous other instances. Eventually you start to see the pattern repeating itself with more and more frequency. What cities and countries are the next targets? Do these investors really believe they can remain secret and continue to run amuck? Apparently they do. Unfortunately, it all eventually becomes exposed and leads to all sorts of other destructive behavior.

Am I the only one seeing this pattern? Is this part of the future we want? Big investment banks, hedge funds, and wealthy billionaires openly replacing our governments. I don't think so. Share your thoughts on this topic with our readers.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Manned Inter-Planetary Space Travel Now Becoming a Reality

It appears manned inter-planetary space travel within our solar system is now becoming a reality. The world has been sending unmanned spacecraft and space probes to other planets and bodies within our solar system for several decades. This doesn't mean I may live to see it, but my kids and grandkids will.

You know its going to happen as the list of countries with space programs continues to grow, e.g. U.S., Europe, Russia, China, India, Japan... Meanwhile, numerous private companies are also pushing and shoving to get into the race to conquer space, e.g. SpaceX, Boeing, Virgin Galactic, Google, Northrop...

* See Manned Spacecraft versus Unmanned Spacecraft Missions

Reading the latest NASA news briefs, we know that they are developing the most advanced rocket and spacecraft ever designed for the manned Mission to Mars, planned for sometime before the end of the next decade. Read more about NASA's Orion spacecraft that will carry four astronauts and provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth's orbit.

Just this past week, the BBC reported that the European Space Agency is actively discussing building a village on the moon. China is also actively moving forward with their lunar exploration program. Russia, India, and others are also planning other ventures that are sure to be unveiled in the near future.

As I've written before, we are currently in the process of transitioning from a Type 0 Civilization to a Type 1 Civilization. Some of the characteristics of a Type 1 Civilization include the capability of interplanetary spaceflight, interplanetary communication, and interplanetary colonization. For more detail, on the future of civilations, read Redefining Our Purpose as Civilization Keeps Evolving

Again, the race is now on to launch manned inter-planetary space missions and begin the first phase of a long process to colonize the planets in our Solar System. There's going to be some exciting times ahead for our children and grandchildren.

The planets of our Solar System currently include:

* For more on Space Exploration, visit Wikipedia or do your own more extensive search on the Internet. You might also want to read some of the latest news articles on Human Spaceflight at

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Is It Time to Redefine the Mission and Vision for Mankind - Again

So what are the really big issues facing humanity and the world today. I'm talking the really really big issues. If we held a brainstorming session what would we come up with? How about the following:

  • Over Population
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Needs
  • Food Shortages
  • Scarcity of Water
  • Mass Migrations or Displacements
  • Human Rights Issues
  • Womens Rights
  • Distribution of Wealth
  • Terrorism
  • Regional Conflicts
  • Global Conflicts
  • Religious Conflicts
  • Educating People
  • Access to Information Resources
  • Health & Healthcare
  • Need for Jobs
  • Need to begin Colonizing our Solar System

These are some of the many big issues, but I'm sure this list is far from complete. What else should be added to the list?

Once you look at the list, you start to see patterns. Many of the issues are interrelated and a number of them can also be grouped together.

But the question I keep asking is - What are we going to do to address these issues or solve these global problems?

For those who haven't heard me say this before, I keep coming back to the fact that I believe we are in the process of transitioning from a Type 0 Civilization to a Type 1 Civilization. Read Redefining Our Purpose as Civilization Keeps Evolving

A Type 0 civilization extracts its energy, information, raw-materials from crude organic-based sources (i.e. food/wood/fossil fuel/books/oral tradition); pressures via natural disaster, natural selection, and societal collapse creates extreme risk of extinction; it's capable of orbital spaceflight; societies that fail to improve social, environmental and medical understanding concurrently with other advancements, frequently accelerated their own extinction.
A Type I civilization extracts its energy, information, and raw-materials from fusion power, hydrogen, and other "high-density" renewable-resources; is capable of interplanetary spaceflight, interplanetary communication, megascale engineering, and interplanetary colonization, medical and technological singularity, planetary engineering, world government and trade, and stellar system-scale influence; but are still vulnerable to possible extinction

As we make this transition, we need to revisit and redefine the purpose of Humanity - What is our Mission? What is the Vision we have for our future? I'm talking the need to think at least 100-200 years out!

Again, lets do some brainstorming. Here's the type of questions that immediately come to my mind when I think about the future:

  • Is our mission to procreate, colonize, and inhabit other planets in our Solar System and nearby Galaxies? Or do we simply stay focused on life on Earth?
  • Do we continue to compete for 'individual' wealth and power? Or do we learn to become a society that collaborates and shares wealth and power?
  • Do we proceed with human augmentation technology and solutions that allow people to achieve 'Singularity'? Do we focus on solutions that will allow people to live forever in some new form?
  • Do we declare an end to the 'Age of Fossil Fuels' immediately and aggressively pursue unlimited, low cost alternative energy sources?
  • Do we want to ensure everyone has access to free education and information resources that will enable them to be more productive and achieve their full potential?
  • Do we set a cap on the total population on Earth? Do we want to cap the number of children people can have?

What type of questions spring to your mind?

Can society reach some consensus on where we think Humanity should go? How it should change? What specific 'big' changes must we agree to tackle and collectively make?

We have to actively think about, discuss, and reach consensus on the future of Humanity and Earth - now!!! We've been avoiding or dancing around the issues for quite some time. It's time to 'fish or cut bait'!!

It's time!!